Thursday, 23 September 2021

Getting back in the swing of it.

 Hello, I hope this post finds you all well. It's been a busy week as I have worked every day as we have a bit of a project on after a spell on part-time furlough but I am finally getting around to posting a card for this weeks challenge over at Allsorts where the theme is Any Real Animal or Creature.

I thought I would share the swing card I made for my lovely great-nephew last month.
Stamps and dies are all Made to Surprise apart from the birthday sentiment which is from a Penny Black set from 2008 and the number is Julie Hickey Designs.

I have really enjoyed making these swing cards.

Here are a couple more
This one was for a leaving card

I thought having Santa swinging from the chimney might be a nice idea

I did make another one for my great niece but it looks like I forgot to take a picture of that.

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Stay well
Anne x

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

A Challenge for Kath - Allsorts

There is a Challenge for Kath this week at Allsorts and here is my entry.
The theme is Favourite Stamps with the option of  Paper Pieced Flowers. I don't think that I personally have one favourite stamp but I know that this was one of Kaths so thought that I would use it.

I have used Penny Black 3377K Whispers stamped with Versafine Onyx Black
Papers are Nitwits Bonnets and Bowties
Ribbon and pearls are from my stash

I also thought that I would share a few of the birthday cards which I recieved form Kath over the years, I hope that you enjoy seeing them as much as I always enjoyed receiving them. 

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Thursday, 9 September 2021

Lilac Flower box

Thank you for all your lovely comments and visits recently. I am trying to get better at commenting more promptly, it's the best way I know of showing that I appreciate you.


This card has been sitting in my drafts since May, it was a commission from one of my neighbours for her mum, just sitting here thinking about how much simpler the cards were which I made for my own mum when she was alive, before the age of digital.
The papers are from Stampin' Up - Hydrangea Hill
Dies and stamps are from Papercraft Society Box 15
Alphabet dies are from my stash but I can't remember which ones I used.

I am entering this card in Challenges at 

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Tuesday, 7 September 2021

From the archives - LOTV artpad 2014

Hello everyone

So I was looking through my 87 draft posts this morning, otherwise known as all the images I have uploaded to my blog and never got around to writing anything about.

The cards below were uploaded on the 3rd of February 2014 so I thought I would combine all the cards in one post and give them an airing. The photos aren't the best, I may have taken them in the evening but I quite like some of the layouts.

I think that these were all made from images in one artpad and on the whole from the same Always and Forever Nitwits Pad and I dipped into my sketch archive too.

Anyway hope those of you who visit drop in enjoy and there will be another batch of archives [old drafts] soon

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Sunday, 5 September 2021

SSW2 Sketch 215

Welcome to my blog. I have had a lovely morning catching up with visiting and commenting on blogs in my reading list after a few days feeling a bit iffy.

Here is the second sketch for this month at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

Here is my card

I used Peeking Reindeer from Bugaboo (currently closed) coloured with Polychromos pencils
Papers are First Edition
Embossing folder and ribbon were free with Making Cards magazine a few years ago
Brads from my stash
Hexagon dies are Spellbinders - I was going to put my image straight but it fell onto the mat at a jaunty angle which I liked, I think it suited this image.

I am taking my card to
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge - Anything Goes with an optional theme of something beginning with an S
Allsorts challenge blog - Anything goes with an option of For the Love of your life

Another mention of the Challenge for Kath over at Allsorts starting on the 11th of September. Do join in if you can.

Saturday, 4 September 2021

SSW2 Sketch 214

Our latest challenge started over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 this week. Lovely sketches from Kathie as always.

This is sketch 214

and here is my card 

I used the Bugaboo image Rock Star Boy coloured with pencils
Papers - Jukebox from Craftwork Cards
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards Stamp
Embossing folder from Tonic Studios
Bakers twine is American Crafts
Brads from my stash

All products that have been in my stash for a while

I am entering my card at 
Crafty Calendar challenge - Anything Goes

Allsorts Challenge for Kath

On the 11th of September the Allsorts Challenge will be in memory of Kath and will celebrate her style of crafting with some special prizes.
I was lucky to know Kath personally, we met at Craftwork Cards workshops about 16 years ago and she was one of the founding members of the craft group which we started in our town. We travelled to the Stamp Magic show in Doncaster and to some of the shows in Harrogate together too and she would tease me about the neglect of my blog.

Happy memories of a lovely lady.
So please do join in if you can.

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Tuesday, 10 August 2021

A fold back pop up card

Welcome to my blog

I made this card shape following a tutorial from Sam Calcott from Mixed Up Craft. I have been enjoying her Facebook lives on my furlough days too

You can just about see the triangle pop out peeping out on this picture

and here's a view of the back

I used Bazzill card for the base
Papers are Nitwits Butterfly Kisses
Image is Hellebores from Lili of the Valley, it's available as a Simply Print
Verse on the reverse is a Honeydoo Crafts sentiment embossed in Wow Platinum
Pearls came from the Hobby House

I am entering my card at Allsorts Challenge blog, the theme is Anything Goes with an optional Roses and as Hellebores are also known as Christmas or Lenten Roses my card fits the twist too.

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