Christmas Dance

This is another LOTV image which I might just manage to get into their challenge.

I've used this cute image Christmas Dance coloured with promarkers
MME Christmas DP
Flowers from WOC spritzed with gold glimmer mist
MS border & branch punches
Spellbinders ovals

Ann x


A card for Ellie

This is my entry to LOTV challenge, Anything Goes, This is my first effort with Copics, I only have a few, mostly skin & hair colours & one or two each of primary colours.

This is for Ellie who is four & is a fanatic Celtic fan ( not popular here we're DUFC fans) but we'd keep her happy, so James is coloured accordingly & all embellishments except Flower soft & ribbon are paper & card to keep it child friendly.

Card details
LOTV James coloured with Copics
Spellbinders snowflake , circles & ovals.
Sizzix alphabet
Flower soft polar white
Green Bazzil card
Inside is decorated to compliment the outside.
Many thanks for any compliments
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Ann x

LOTV Challenge


PBSC Green & Trees

Hi all, another christmas card today, been at home all day not feeling too good, my cold's turned into an infection, so been sitting around a lot, if there had been more light I would have done lot's of colouring, but not a glimpse of sun today dark & gloomy, looks like winters actually here after all the nice mild weather.

This is certainly green & we have trees so should fit the challenge OK, it's definately a bit different for me.
I was looking for some suitable DP when I found this at the bottom of the box, must have been around for at least 3 years, it's amazing what we unearth when digging deep.

Card details
This PB image is Christmas Tree Ted coloured with promarkers
Spellbinder labels dies
Blonde Moments DP
SU ribbon punch
DC sentiment
Ticket stamp
Tree charm
Challenge entered PBSC
Thanks for visiting
Take care Ann x


Special card & Pink & White

This is for two challenges LOTV for a card for someone special, this is for baby's first christmas for great niece & The Ribbon Girl challenge which is Pink & White.
I have used
LOTV James (in pink hat) coloured with promarkers
Spellbinders circles & poinsettas
MS fir & 3dot punches
Cuttlebug snow folder
Bazzil  & pealescent cardstock
Flower soft
Pink gems
Me to You DP
Seam binding from The Ribbon Girl

Many thanks for any comments & I will try again to leave some if blogger will allow,
Janice I have sent you mail.

Ann x


Problems posting comments AGAIN

I've been trying to leave comments on some blogs & it's so frustrating I'm getting some BX code saying I'm not allowed & yet my logo is coming up as visiting, I get so fed up with these problems, especially when I have the time to browse & keep being blocked.
Hope tomorrow is better
Ann x

In Memory of

My lovely husband & his brother on  what would be their 65th birthday, I just can't believe that so much time has passed, sadly missed.
Love always


Me to You

This my first effort with this stamp which I bought at a demo weeks ago, not used these before but pleased with the image, I thought it would make a nice baby christmas card, but this has been made for a friends daughter who is 43 & mad about Tatty Teddy, hope she likes it.

Me to You Bear coloured with Promarkers
Hood decoupaged & Flower soft polar white to make fur
Spellbinders dies
Wonky Rectangles
Vellum  Poinsettas (edged with silver)
SU Oval punches
Seam binding
Sizzix Alphabet
Me to You DP & gems
Many thanks for your visit.
Take care
Ann x

PBSC Gold & Presents

http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/Just made the challenge with one minute to go & spray glue still wet, apologies for the dark patch, I didn't want to risk adding details, so here the are.

This is my third attempt at this challenge, the others ended up in the bin, not making a good job of this image, way out of my comfort zone & she doesn't fit neatly into any dies, her feet & her heels have been chopped in earlier attemps, any ideas on how best to cut her out would be very welcome.

PB Simply Ornamental coloured with promarkers & H2O irridiscent go
Gold Bazzil card
Doily sprayed with Glimmer mist irridiscent gold
Present coloured with Sakura pens, Red & Gold glitter
Gold ribbon & brad
Punched out gold star.
many thanks for any comments & apologies for not being here, I've had a rotten cold, but hopefully now on the mend
Happy Weekend
Ann x

PBSC Entry


Simply Ornamental

Hi All,you'll need your sunglasses on for this one, it's a bit Sparkly, photo turned out better than I thought, but you need to get the right angle to see it properly.
This for two challenges, Sketch Saturday (sketch) & Penny Black Saturday Challenge which is Snowflakes Silver/White, it's amazing what you can get done in the wee small hours, for some reason I hardly slept & yet was shattered when I went to bed, it always seems the more I do the less I sleep. I'm off to Zumba as soon as I've added this card.
PB image Simply Ornamental I wasn't too sure about this stamp when I got it at the show, you know how you get carried away when watching demos.
I've heat embossed with silver, something I've not done for years.

Onto the card details
PB image coloured with Twinkling H 2O icicles, skin with promarkers
Silver gems
Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder
Spellbinders Snowflakes & labels die
MB die (new from show)
Silver ribbon
DP are all bits left over from previous Christmases
Scalloped border punch.
Many thnks for any comments & for coming over to visit.
Ann x

Sketch Saturday


Holly Christmas

This is a new stamp I got at the craft show, my very first of these Gorguss girls, I've admires a lot of cards with these images & eventually resisted temptation & got a couple of them.
I didn't really have a challenge in mind, just wanted to colour her & found the link on Nat's blog  (well done on the puplished card) for Papertake Weekly this is my first time entry. On with the card details:

Gorguss girl Holly coloured with promarkers & Sakura pens
SU ribbon border punch, (new & I can't stop using it)
Oval Nesties
Holly Cuttlebug embossing folder (cut out the leaves)
Red gems
Many thanks for any comments, which are always appreciated
Ann x

Update on my Tinkerbell

If anyone remembers, three weeks ago I broke my crystal Tinkerbell, a birthday gift from my nephews 4 years ago, well I was shocked to discover it's now valued at £600 OMG I it was in two piecs,
Fortunately it was a clean split at the wings, well I took advice from my blog buddy Sam & took it back to the shop, well they checked it over & there was no other damage & said it would be sent back to the manufacturer & would cost £20 & take around 6weeks.

Well I had a call Saturday, she was back as new & NO CHARGE, isn't that fantastic, so as I'd saved £95 on insurance excess I just had to treat myself so bought a cute little Kris bear with a halloween lantern.
You can't beat service like that, British firms should take note.
Ann x


PBSC Sketch

This is my first card for a while, just had a break as I had absolutely no inspiration, even all the stuff I bought at the SECC is still lying in the bag, except for the poinsetta dies  & MME papers which I've used on this card, after guilt setting in for the amount spent & nothing to show I had a try at this week's sketch for PB, which I nearly always enter, so here's the details.

PB image Grandeur (bargain buy) coloured with promarkers burgunday crimson & pear green
New Poinsetta dies
New Stampin up ribbon punch
New MME Paper pack
Bazzil cardstock
Many thanks for any comments ( that's if you haven't all given up on me LOL)

Happy Weekend
Ann x
PBSC Entry