CD Calendars & some Happy News

After the bad news hopefully there is something happy, well my nephew got engaged on Christmas day on a beach in Australia, aparently he's been planning it since August & only told my son & nephew, so a pat on the back to them for keeping it secret.
On asking how everything went I was told...... "He burnt his knee on the sand", typical alas no news of the ring which was what I really wanted to know, & was she happy about it.    MEN!

On to the calendars

I've made these for a few friends & will take them round tomorrow as a little new year present.
I did make two in red but they went with christmas presents & I forgot to take a pic.
I've just had a look at the photo & a good job too, I've missed the small border on one of them.

Products used an assortment of American crafts card
SU Flower Shop stamp set
Hero Art flourishes
Vellum embossed with silver powder
Sizzix numbers & spellbinders label die
Many thanks for visiting & wishing you all a Happy 2014
Ann x



Hi All, hope you all had a terrific Christmas & looking forward to 2014.
I'm busy trying to finish off calendars before the 1st, will try to post them tomorrow.
We,ve had a bit of a drama this last week, with first my nephew's FIL taken into hospital with pneumonia, then last Saturday nephew, his wife & daughter were in a horrific car crash, fortunately they have sustained relatively minor injuries, the police were shocked that even one walked out of the car, never mind three of them, so all in all it's been a rather subdued christmas.
On a slightly lighter note, when they got home even the cat was limping, I think it came out in sympathy.

Please if you are travelling over the holidays please take extra care, nephew went into hidden flooding.
Enjoy the rest of the holiday.
Ann x




This is for a friends daughter, she asked for lots of pink........ so that's what she got.

I've used Saturated Canary Blanche, coloured with promarkers, some roses & a pearl stem.
DP have been around forever, not sure whose it is, but it's very pink!!! SU ribbon & a dazzler.
Really quite a simple card.

Time for tea & Cakes

This is another LOTV image for my friend's birthday
This is also coloured with promarkers & the DP are from First edition pad Romance
I've glazed the cherrys & cake tops with TH glossy accents, added a doily & flower to accent the hat.

The inside is decorated to compliment the front.
Ann x


This is for my cousin Fiona's son Connor, he is going to be twenty , he also looks just like the image, except a bit more grown up, he's already a 3rd year medic & now has his own car.
I just can't believe how grown up he is, I used to look after him when he was a baby.

I've used LOTV image Toot Toot
Spellbinders fabulous frames
DP are Kanban
Coloured with promarkers
American Crafts card

Ann x

Fiona & Oscar

Here is a birthday card for my cousin, she is just like the Sarah Kaye image & she has a dog the same, so a no brainer to use the image "Vivienne & Mahon".
Fiona is also all about hair, shoes & bags & she nearly always wears black. I picked up some colour with the lead & added ribbon to match.
This is another of my December birthdays.
I'm not sure about the DP, either Bo Bunny or First edition, skin & hair colouring promarkers.


home again

Hi I've had my op &  bysome cards ttomorrow  home now will add somecRds tomorrow. I hope you are all set for Christmas I got most of mine done before hospital & even posted off most of my swaps .see you tomorrow Ann


Niece's birthday card

Hi, LONG time since I've posted on here, will I kind of lost interest & had other stuff going on, now the longer nights are coming thought I'd get back into doing more crafty things once I get back from holiday.... again!, also I'm due for an op when I get back so will have a bit of extra time to spend on probably christmassy things.

On to the card as it's long past my bedtime
I've used LOTV Ami
Basic Gray DP
Tattered lace lanterns
I hope she likes it, by my logic she has a lot of chinese takeaways, so just staying with the theme.

it's a bit weird being back & just hope I remember how to post.
See you soon & hope you all survived the storm, which we didn't have, but it didn't look very nice.
Take care & sleep tight
Ann x


Off on my hols

This is a quick post before I leave, I have a card & a cardigan to add, a card for one of my long time crafty friends & a gardening cardi for my son.
I hope the sun shines for you all, wee bit nervous as it's my first holiday abroad on my own, but you got to be a bit adventurous, although I'm very much a home person, so hopefully  be back in two weeks.
Ann x
PS If anyone is good at sorting out blogs & would like to fix mine, give me a shout.



A Little Giesha

I've used this image from LOTV for another friends birthday, she looks a bit like her.
I do like to try & match up images to the person they are going to, either in looks or hobbies.
I've coloured her with promarkers & used my new Tattered Lace lanterns & some small blossoms to match up with the hair, along with the MB heart pins.
I must go now, just about dropping off,
Happy Wednesday,
Ann x

Card for a friend

This is for a lady who loves her flower garden, so I've used another Sarah Kay image, I do love this one as it feels so summery.
I've coloured her with promarkers & used lots of flowers, seam binding & butterfly is from SU set,
the bird house is a new die I think from La La Land.
Can you guess, she likes lilacs!
Thank you for visiting,
Ann x

Patchwork bag

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This has taken months to make, basically due to my lazyness, not too happy with the flower button though.
I will probably change it to an accsessory & just add a toggle button, it'll come in handy for a knitting bag.

A Nice Cup of Tea

That is something I never refuse. I thought this Sarah Kay image was perfect as we were taking the birthday girl out for "Afternoon Tea", aspecial in an award winning tea shop, with china cups proper leaf tea, cake stands & sandwiches with the crusts off, something I don't like, as I love the crusts, we had a lovely aftrnoon though.

On to the card, the image is a Sarah Kay I've had for a very long time & hadn't used.
I've coloured with Copics & promarkers, DP is Basic Grey an assortment of flowers & pins & seam binding. I also did a matching candle, but forgot to take a picture, this is becoming a bad habit, mostly due to the fact they are done at the last minute!!.
Many thanks for popping by
Ann x


Candle for the Bride

I haven't done this for a very long time, but thought the image fitted the bride perfectly, there is a verse on the other side, but I forgot to take a picture!!
Ah well it is a PB stamp & the text was perfect with the Wistful image, also PB.
I will upload a photo of the bride later.
Ann x


Wedding Day Card

This is for one of the instructors at the gym, I go to her Pilates, Body Pump, Fitball & Aerobics classes, she gets married in two weeks, I realy hope the weather improves & gets a bit warmer by then.
The colours are all from her wedding theme & I've used a simple layout of flowers from WOC & a new heart die, which is a dream to cut out it's from the Impression Obsession range, highly recommend it.
The background is the Tied Together embossing folder.

Two Birthdays Today

Hello, hope you had a great weekend, we had a beautiful Saturday, lovely sunshine & got lots done in the garden, Sunday came with more snow on & off all day, I decided I'd have one of these Duvet days I'd heard about & never experienced.... Well I did not enjoy it, felt really weird being in jammies all day, definately not for me,but I did catch up on lots of recorded TV & did a lot of knitting, so it was productive in a way.

I had a couple of cards to make, plus a wedding one to finish off so something else to tick off the list of  friends birthdays.
This one is for Eleanor, whose birthday is today, followed by one for Margaret, also with a birthday today


No Internet

Hi All, sorry I'm disappearing again, just when I was getting back into blogging, my internet is not working so limited to using the library, waiting for an engineer to check the system, but I'm hoping it's just down to the awful weather,
Have a great easter & hopefully I'll get back soon.
TTFN Ann x


Another two cards

These are from one of the LOTV stamps I got at the SECC, I am determined to use them, as so many have been put away & forgotten about, I've just found around 8 of these stamps which have never been used, & I'm sure there are still some more hidden away. The nice man on the stall gave me a brochure so that I can cross off the stamps I have, so I'm now on a mission to use every one.
They are coloured with promarkers & the DP are from First Edition J'Adore pack.
& Spellbinders dies
Thanks for visiting & hope you are all surviving the snow, we've had lots of it, hope it's all gone for easter weekend.
Take care
Ann x

Birthday cards

Here are some cards one has a mistake, can you spot it?, I did after I'd posted it, but hopefully no one else did.. Sorry about the photos, the flash has obscured Sophie's name , I'm just a point & click person, not too good on the photography.
Card info,
PB Owl, Sweet Owl DP
Hero Arts Alphabet
MS border punch, promarkers

Some more dogs

Hi, At Last! I've gotten around to posting these cards, they went off with the knitted dogs.
I've made another two PLUS a Rabbit, which started out as a dog & it just would not look like one, so I gave in & made a rabbit, maybe the other dogs needed something to chase LOL, or it'sreally the Easter bunny!.
Two Dogs

and a rabbit.


More Snowman Dogs

I'm now on number four, these are for Ava-Jayne, Sophie & Ruby who all have a birthday next week,
They are to be 4,1 & 2 I hope they like them,  just 2 more to go.
I'm now working on cards for them, so maybe I'll have something to post over the weekend.
Ann x

lots of snow yesterday

Hi, we had a mad snowy day yesterday, left home at 9 for hospital appointment & got back at 4, nightmare for travelling, buses all late but at least I got back in one piece although a bit cold & wet, as our weather is so wonderful today it's mostly gone & sun shining nice & bright most of today & really quite warm & of course I was all wrapped up in boots & scarf, typical .
I suppose it's a plus that it's now raining, just to finish off the day.
Picture has an addid reflection of some daffies, didn't realise they were there till I uploaded.
Hope you had a nice Valentines
Ann x


Snowman's Dog

Hi, not been making cards just now, I have 5 wee ones with birthdays this month & I'm making them all one of these dogs, so really busy knitting & stuffing, I've finished 2 so far, so nearly half way,
hope you are all surviving the cold weather, excellant for staying home & doing what we love best.
Take care
Ann x


1st christmas card for 2013

This is for a challenge on DC hopefully starting as I mean to go on.
This is another simple card
Poinsetta dies & embossing folder
EK success border punch
PB sentiment

TFL Ann x

Text Birthday

Hi All wishing you all a happy new year & hope you've survived all the celebrations & not done too much damage at the sales!
This is my forst card of the year, my g.neice will be 10 on Saturday, I'm hoping she'll like it, I was making some NOEL hangers when inspiration stuck, hope she gets it, another big birthday & I'm trying to think young!
This is very simple lots of die cuts & a glue gun: