Cardmaking Classes in Devon

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  I have been asked by a few ladies if I can advertise my card making classes. Please let me know if you would like me to come to you and some of your friends for a couple of hours of … Continue reading


Good Afternoon Each!  Oooh what a funny day, sunshine one minute and sleet the next!  Just as well I am indoor crafting, hope you are keeping warm and dry!  I have another Crafty Devils (Barnstaple) DT card to share with you today, let me know what you think.

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This little number measures 20cm x 20cm.  The blue layer is 19cm x 19cm, white layer 18.5cm x 18.5cm and the pretty paper layer is 18cm x 18cm.  The central square measures – blue layer 13cm x 13cm, white layer 12.5cm x 12.5cm and the pretty paper layer is 12cm x 12cm.  I was asked to use Creative Expressions, dies by Sue Wilson so I have used New York Collection Madison Square as the first layer for the topper.  I have then laid one of the Decorative Frames (Set B) from the Californian Collection on next, cut in white.  I then cut 2 x blue ovals from Austrian Collection and a further white one for the sentiment.  The flowers are Delicate Daisies, Complete Petals from the Finishing Touches collection as are the leaves, which are Laurel Leaves.  The paper I used is Graphic 45, Gilded Lily.  The ribbon and silverware are from my own crafty collection.  Items are available in Crafty Devils of Barnstaple.  The website is if you would like to pop along to have a look at the items and all the other lovely products held in stock.  Hope you like the card!  Hugs for now, Annie xx

Big Day!

Oooh, a very wet afternoon here in Devon, I hope you are doing a bit better wherever you may be!  The card I have for you today is a DT Card for Crafty Devils, Barnstaple, I have been asked to make a cards using Creative Expressions dies, designed by Sue Wilson, this is the first of many.  Please let me know what you think!

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The base card is 20cm x 20cm, I have used card from my own supply which is a “pistachio green” colour.  The white layer is 18.5 x 18.5cm and is cut using the Noble Dies, Double Pierced Squares.  The next “pistachio green” layer is 18cm x 18cm, the following white layer is again cut from Noble Dies, Double Pieced Squares and measures 17cm x 17cm.  The pretty paper is taken from a First Edition 12 x 12 pad called The Promise and measures 16.5cm x 16.5cm.  I have cut 2 of the largest (plain) dies from the Californian Collection, Beverly Hills, in white card.  The next layer is then cut from the same die set in “pistachio green”.  The pretty circle is from the Italian Collection, Decorative Frames, I have then used the “pistachio green” card again and cut one of Spellbinders Circle Dies.  On top of this is the sentiment and for this one, I have used another die from the Italian Collection, Decorative Frames set.  The flowers are Finishing Touches, Perfect Peony Complete Petals and matching Stamp Set and the leaves are cut from the Finishing Touches range, Maidenhair Fern.  The dies and paper are available through The ribbon and pearls are from my own stash.  Be back soon all – hugs Annie xx


That Blue Feeling!

Good Morning to you all!  Hope your day is going well so far.  I have a card to share with you, it is not a DT card though.  I hope that it appeals to you!

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For this card, I used Spellbinders Grand Labels 23, the approximate measurement is 21cm x 17cm.  The papers are from Magnolia.  The corners are Tattered Lace Haddon Corner.  For the next layer, I cut blue card for the base layer, this measures 17cm x 13cm, the white layer is 16.5cm x 12.5cm and the pretty paper is 16cm x 12cm.  The flowers are Heartfelt Tattered Blossoms, the leafy swirls are Die-namics Leafy Swirls and the butterflies are punched from a Martha Stewart punch.  For the “wallet”, the blue base layer is 6.5cm x 13cm, the white layer 6cm x 12.5cm and the pretty paper is 5.5cm x 12cm, on this you will see that I have used Tattered Lace Haddon Border.  For the “tag” I cut a piece of blue card 8cm x 10cm, white 7.5cm x 9.5cm and the pretty paper is 7cm x 9cm.  The sentiment die is cut from Spellbinders Gold Labels Four.  The sprigs on this are cut from Spellbinders.  The ribbon and pearls are from my own crafty cupboard.  See you again soon! Hugs, Annie xx

Dotty Valentine

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Good Morning Folks! I hope you are having a good week so far.  I wanted to share with you, a DT card I made for Crafty Devils, Barnstaple, this week.  I hope you like it! The card measures 21cm x … Continue reading

Eleven Roses

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Good Morning Everyone!  Well, yes, it is sometime since I have posted a card here on my blog.  There have been a few major changes in my life, the most significant one, being that I have moved to Devon.  Hence, … Continue reading

Blinging Good Christmas!

Good Morning Everyone, today is a little grey and drizzly, I hope you are finding something nice to do to keep you in the warm.  Today’s card is for this weeks ladies, hope it appeals!

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Grey, white and black is the theme for this card.  The base card is an A4 sheet, folded back on itself at 10cms.  The card was then trimmed to measure 19.5cmx19.5cm. On the left side, the black card is cut to 19cm x 9.5cm, the grey 18.5cm x 9cm and the striped pretty paper is 18cm x 8.5cm.  On the righthand side of the card, the black layer is 19cm x 19cm, the grey 18.5cm x 18.5cm and the pretty paper is 17.5 x 17.5cm.   The poinsettias are Creative Expressions, Festive Collection, Classic Poinsettia matching dies and stamps by Sue Wilson.  The Corner die is from Tattered Lace, called Sparkle Corner.  The silver sprigs are again Tattered Lace, Foxgloves and the grey sprigs are Tattered Lace Fiddlehead Fern.  I have mounted the large Poinsettia on a die cut from Heartfelt Creations Arianna Lace, the medium and small poinsettias are mounted on Tattered Lace Lacy Daisy die cuts.  I have decorated the card using string bling and dried Baby’s Breath flowers from a local store.  I hope you like the card, let me know!  Take care and have a good day, hugs Annie xx

A Bird in the Cage is worth Two in the Bush!!

Good Evening Everyone, I am going through another hectic period in my life, so I will be very pleased when things are a little quieter again and hopefully, I don’t have to wait too long!!  Tonight, I share a couple of bird cages which I have made, so you don’t have cards, you have a craft project to look at!  I hope that’s alright with you all.

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I have taken a photograph of the bird houses both outside and inside so that you can see the pretty lights.  I bought the cages from a local store, together with the silk flowers and LED roses.  Hope you like them!  Hugs for now, Annie xx

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Hi Everyone, oooh what a wet day we are having, I hope it is much better wherever you are!  The card presented to you today is for this week’s ladies, I am hoping that they will have a good time making it.  As it is so wet, I had to take the photograph indoors, I prefer natural light really but maybe next time it will be back to the garden!

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The card measures 20cmx20cm. The papers are from Magnolia. The matting and layering is made up as follows – the red layer is 19.5cmx19.5cm, white layer 1cmx19cm and the red pretty layer is 18.5cmx18.5cm.  I then cut three squares, a white one measuring 19cmx19cm, a red one measuring 18cmx18cm and finally a checked square measuring 17cmx17cm and cut them all in half diagonally and matted and layered them to form the front panels.  I added Joy Crafts Snowflake Ice Crystal Border along the edges of the triangles and also along the top of the tag insert.  The flowers are Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower matching die and stamp set which I stamped using Memento’s Rhubarb Stalk ink.  The leaves I have used on this card are from Tonic’s Royal Fern die set.  The white layer of the tag measures 9cmx11cm and the red later is 8.5cmx10.5cm and the pretty paper is 8cmx10cm.  I cut a Joy Crafts Ice Crystal Circle which I merely stuck onto the tag.  On top of this, I cut a “frilly” circle from Spellbinders Whirl About, Cut Fold and Tuck die set which I placed on top of the Crystal Circle.  I then stamped Merry Christmas from Justrite’s Grand Christmas Sentiments and cut it out using one of Spellbinder’s Circle dies.  I added a little ribbon loop at the top of the tag so that I could be gently eased out from the crossover flaps.  I have added a red ribbon bows, pearl bows and some red Christmas beads to the card and tag, all from my own crafty stash. Well each, all and everyone, let me know what you think.  In the meantime, sending hugs, Annie xx

Deer Deer – It’s Christmas!

Morning Folks!  How is your world today? I hope all is good for you.  Well the Christmas theme continues and today I have a card and box which were made by yesterday’s ladies.  I hope you will like this one my friends.

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First of all, the card (right) measures 23cm x 19cm.  The brown layer is 21×16.5, white layer 20.5×16, brown layer 19.5×15 and finally the white embossed layer is 19×14.5. The embossing folder is Holiday Holly by Crafters Companion. I tore two strips of white card and one strip of brown card which I have put across the bottom of the card and trickled Brown Stickles along the top edges.  I brushed over the embossed layer with Distress Ink, Walnut Stain and then dabbed in some berries with Gold Sparkles Glitter Glue.  The Christmas trees are Marianne (reference LRO136) and the deer are also from Marianne, Rudolph (reference LRO179).  The holly drizzled along the “snow” at the bottom of the card is cut from Memory Box, Holly Vine die.  The brown leaves are Cheery Lynn Pine Branches.  I have tied some Jute string around the top of the card and then tied a couple of pieces of Cinnamon stick to this, then glued a small bell on top of the Pine Branches.  I then decorated the edges of the Christmas trees and the “berries” on the background with the Gold Sparkles.

The box (left) measures 24cm x 20cm.  The brown layer is 20×16, white layer 19.5×15.5, brown layer 15.5×12.5 and the embossed layer is 15×12.  I have used the same Crafters Companion embossing folder, Marianne Christmas Tree die and Cheery Lynn Pine Branches and Distress Ink.  The Merry Christmas is Cheery Lynn.  I have also used the Jute string and I glued on a couple of gold beads. All for now folks, hugs Annie xx

Pining for Christmas

Good Morning Folks!  Hope you are having a good day wherever you are and that the sun is shining down on you! One of the cards for today is a Christmas Card, I hope you like it!

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This cards measures 20cm x 20cm.  The blue and brown cardstock are from Papermill Direct.  The pretty paper is from Heartfelt Creations.  The first blue layer is 18cm x 18cm, the brown layer is 17.5cm x 17.5cm, the pretty layer is 16.5cm c 16.5cm.  I have stamped some faux stitching around the edge of the pretty paper, using Technique Tuesday’s clear acrylic stamp set.  The poinsettia die is from Spellbinders, I have stamped the poinsettia flowers with a Christmas words stamp by Docrafts.  For the sentiment, I stamped Merry Christmas using JustRite’s Grand Christmas Sentiments onto a circle which I punched out using a Woodware punch which is 7.5cms in diameter.  The twiggy wreath which I have overlayed onto the sentiment Circle is from Memory Box and is called Grapevine Wreath.  The spikey leaves are cut from Cheery Lynn, Pine Branches.  The pearls are from my stash as are the pine cones.  The twine is from Nutscene, Brown Twist, I got this from Ebay!  See you very shortly with another card!  Hugs, Annie xx

“Berry” Merry Christmas

Good Afternoon Everybody!  How is your day? I have another Christmas Card to share with you today, this will be for the crafty ladies this week.  Are you getting into Christmas yet?

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In order to show you this card properly, you will see that I have posted 4 views.  This card measures 15cm x 15cm.  I have used 2 base cards and stuck them together for form one “long” card but which can be folded into a “book” but opened and sat on your mantelpiece in a “triangle” which then gives 2  faces/fronts to the card.  The brown layers are 14cm x 14cm, the pretty paper, which is Magnolia, “Something Old Something New” is layered at 13.5cmx13.5cm.  I have used the same dies to mat and layer up the fronts and the centre of the card, in order, the brown circle is the smallest circle from Spellbinders Decorative Circles One, the next layer is from Tattered Lace Elegance Collection, Chelsea.  I have then cut a round brown layer using a CraftsToo punch, which is approximately 9cm in diameter.   The Christmas tree on one of the fronts is by Tonic and it’s their Rococo Christmas Tree.  The Merry Christmas wording on the other card front is from Cheery Lynn but I have cut off the little snowflake which was part of the die and attached to the M and C.  The holly leaves are by Creative Expressions, Sue Wilson’s Festive Collection, Holly Sprays, (the smaller ones).  The Poinsettia is also from Creative Expressions, Sue Wilson’s Festive Collection, Mosaic Poinsettia, I have just used the small flower.  The gems I have used on the tree, poinsettia and holly are from my own collection.  I typed my own sentiment and then cut it out using a smaller CraftsToo punch, which is 7.5cms in diameter.  The Winter Wishes which is placed on both of the inside panels of the card is from Tonic’s Christmas Wishes Header Fold Die Set.  Hope you like it! See you soon, hugs for now, Annie xx

Let it Snow

Good Morning!  Hope today is a good day for you all!  The card I have for you today is my first Christmas Card of 2014.  I have been asked by one of my groups of ladies, if we can make some and, if they could be 15cm x 15cm please!! (I find this a little tricky as I am so very used to filling my  20cm x 20cm large cards with embellishments, so it’s a challenge for me to make smaller cards and use fewer adornments).  Anyway everyone, here goes!!

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So as I mentioned, this card is 15cm x 15cm.  I folded the front of the base card back on itself to make an easel card, except this card is constructed on its side instead.  The matting and layering is decreased in 5mm increments.  The first layer of the “band” across the centre of the front and back of the card (blue) is 6.5cm x 14cm, the white layer is 6cm x 13.5cm and the pretty layer is 5.5cmx13.5cm.  For the border I used an EK Success Deep Edger Punch, Snowflake and popped a gem in the centre of each one.  The sentiment is by Creative Expressions, designed by Sue Wilson and reads “Let It Snow”.  The snowflakes are Joycraft Winter Wishes Snowflake.  I typed the sentiment and when printed out,  I used Spellbinders Snowflakes View Die to cut it out.  I then cut a further two of these in silver Mirri card and matted them underneath the white sentiment to give interest.  The plain card is from Papermill, the pretty paper is by First Edition from the Silent Night Premium Paper Pad.  The gems are from my own stash.  Hope you like it ladies and gents!!!  Let me know.  I will be back again soon, I have another small Christmas Card which is almost finished!  Hugs for now, Annie xx

Small Pleasures

Morning Folks! Well, I am trying to make a few Christmas cards this weekend as some of my ladies have asked to do them.  It is a little difficult getting into Christmas mode but I am sure it won’t take long!  In the meantime, I have this card which is for another group of ladies who will be coming this week and don’t want to make Christmas cards!!!

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This card measures 20cmx20cm.  The paper is from an 8″x8″ pad manufactured by g.c.d., called Ella Blue.   It is one of my favourites I have to admit, I love the blue and brown tones.  The layers become smaller by 5mm each time, the largest on the base layer being 18cmx18cm.  The central layer starts at 11cmx11cm and the 3 layers reduce at the same rate, 5mm each time.  I have flanked the central layer with Creative Expressions Lattice Heart Striplet, which I have cut to size.  The sentiment is stamped onto a Spellbinders Scalloped Oval and I have “hugged” this using Memory Box Tiffany Frame.  Underneath this I have cut three Spellbinders Labels 20, one in blue the other two in brown.  I have cut and layered the brown ones behind the blue in a drop shadow effect to add interest and dimension.  The leaves are Cheery Lynn Pine Branches and also the leaves which accompany Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms.  The flowers are Heartfelt Creations Arianna, the matching die and stamp set.  I have used the stamens from this die set too and set them in the middle of each of the flowers.  The lace is from a local store and the ribbons and pearls are from my own collection.  Have a great weekend everyone, see you shortly! Hugs Annie xx

Some People

Good Afternoon Everyone!  Here we are again, Friday! I am hoping that you have something lovely to do over the weekend!  Today’s card is one that my crafty ladies made a couple of weeks ago now but I hadn’t got round to putting it on my blog, I am slacking!! Hope you like this little number!

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The card measures 23.5cms x 18.5cms.  The mat and layers are in 5mm intervals and I have used cardstock from Papermill and paper from Maya Design.  The cream central layer is 17.5 x 12.5 and again, I have matted and layered this then topped it off with Spellbinders Card Creator 5, Mystical Embrace.  In fact, I cut out two of these frames out, cut off the corners of the second one and tucked them under the cream layer, in each corner, you can just see them peeping through.  The flowers are Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters, die and stamp set.  The leaves are Cheery Lynn Flourish Leaf Strip and the little birdie is Marianne Creatables, Bird on Branch die.  The pearls and ribbon are all from my own collection.  Be back again soon! Hugs Annie xx

If You Want to Get Ahead, Get A Hat!!!

Good Morning Everyone, let’s hope that the weekend is bringing you some relaxation with those you hold dear!  I have something a little different to bring you today……… let me know if you like it!

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The hat stands about 12cms tall, including the flower on the top.  The width of the brim is 14cms and the width of the central part of the hat is 8cms across, so it is not an overly large hat.  To make the brim, I used two Spellbinders Circles dies, almost as if I was making a frame (putting the smaller one inside the larger one before cutting – it looked like a massive Polo!!).  I cut one in card and one in Maya Design Paper and glued them together.  For the central part, I used a full length of A4 but I cut the width to 10cms, I then drew a pencil line 2cms in from the edge and also scored a fold at the same point.  I then cut zig-zags into the 2cms to the pencil line  on the bottom so that I could glue it to the brim.  Before glueing, I added my pretty paper (which was the full A4 length but 8cms wide).  For the top, I cut 2 larger circles than I actually needed (one in card, the other in the Maya pretty paper), using a Spellbinder die. I stuck them together then drew round a smaller Spellbinder die which was the correct size to fit into the top of the central part of the hat.  I then cut zig-zags from the edge of the circle to the pencil line so that I could fold them over and glue it in position to make the top.  I then glued the brim of the hat onto one of the large circle dies from Spellbinders Grand Circles.  The pretty band round the base of the central part of the hat is Tattered Lace Sparkle Border.  I typed a sentiment, printed it out and then cut it using Doohickey Fairytale Tag, Prince & Princesses.  The flowers are Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret Die and Stamp set, I have painted these with Ranger Distress Inks.  The leaves are Creative Expressions, Finishing Touches Die, Fern (small).   The white loopy die  cuts which can be seen around the large rose on the top of the hat is Memory Box, Elegant Scrollwork.  The ribbons and pearls are from my own collection. That’s it chaps and chapesses!  See you again soon! Hugs Annie xx

Green Essence

Good Evening Everyone!  Well, the end of another week and a weekend is just about to begin, I do hope you are doing something nice!  The card which I am going to show you was done by my ladies today.

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The card measures 20cm x 20cm.  The paper I have used is Maja Design and the cardstock is from Papermill.  The floral corners are from Tattered Lace, Venetian Border & Accent and the swirls are from Memory Box, Whimsy Circle.  I have layered up the centre topper by using the outer die from Tattered Lace Chelsea Collection.  You can’t actually see this as it provides the base for my flowers, a little like a wreath.  The next die which I have cut in green is  from Spellbinders Stately Circles, as is the white die which displays the sentiment but I have placed a plain white circle behind this, cut from Spellbinders Circles.  The flowers are Heartfelt Creations Die and Stamp Set Daisy Patch.  The leaves which I have placed behind the flowers are cut from Cheery Lynn Olive Branches.  The organza and silk ribbon is from my own collection as are the pearls.  See you again before very long! Hugs Annie xx


Hi Peeps, hoping all is well in your worlds.  I have had a lovely day creating this card for this week’s groups.  See what you think…..

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This card measures 19cm x 19cm.  The papers are Docrafts Parisienne Blue.  The lacy outer frame which I have used on the outside of the card and for the central topper is Spellbinders Card Creator, Reflective Moment.  The central topper is layered up using firstly one of the oblong dies from Radiant Rectangles, followed by Marianne Creatables Frame and Swirls.  I then stamped the sentiment onto a long oval, also from Radiant Rectangles.  The flowers are created using Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret dies and stamps.  The swirly leaves have been cut from Marianne Creatables Forest Branch.  I die cut 2 D-Lite Flourishes, one in white and the other in dark blue card and used part of it to make a drop shadow using the blue one behind the white, this can be seen above the bow. As I didn’t use all of the die cut, I snipped off a couple of the swirls which I then placed just above the larger central rose.  The cardstock, pearls and ribbon are from my own collection. Best wishes all! Hugs Annie xx

Oooh Young Man!

I bid you good morning once again!  This time I would like to share a card which I made for my nephew, Luke.  As you know, I find men’s cards a trifle difficult but I know this is something many of us crafters encounter!  This is totally different to my usual style, so be prepared guys!

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Luke’s card measures 8″x8″ and is presented on a scalloped base.  The paper is from g.c.d. Melody Ross, The Lydia Collection.  There isn’t very much on this card but I have matted and layered two rectangles and behind these, one to the left and the other to the right,  I have placed Spellbinders Eyelet Circles die.  I merely tied some knots from orange ribbon and looped them through the lefthand die cut.  The picture is taken from Roald Dahl’s Digikit Collection 2, I made a frame for this little chap by cutting one Spellbinders circle die inside the other I then mounted him on one of the dies from the Spellbinders Whirl About die set.  I typed up my own little sentiment and matted and layered it onto a thin strip.  The subtle amber gems (I thought I might just get away with a total of 6!!) are from my own collection.  Love and hugs Annie xx

Wedding Day Wishes

Hi All! Hope you are all looking forward to your weekend!  Today I am going to share a wedding card which I have made, it is a commissioned card but who knows, it may land up being made by some of the crafty ladies in one of the groups if they like it!

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This card measures 8×8 and is basically an easel card except that I have turned it on its side instead!  By way of a change (not!!) the papers are Maja Design. The cardstock is from my stash as is the heart shaped pearl.  I have used several Tattered Lace dies,  in the corner I have used the Studley Corner and I cut the heart out of the Chantilly Heart corner die and placed it beneath the oval die from the Kew collection.  On top of this, I cut out a Spellbinders Lacey Oval die  in pink.  I typed the special wedding wording which I had been asked for and cut this out using an oval frame from Joy Crafts.  The flowers are cut from Marianne Creatables, English Rose.  The white leafy swirl is Cheery Lynn’s Mini Flourish One and finally, the leaves are punched from EM Punches, Leone Ash Branch.  Below is another photograph of this card, showing the matching box. See you again before very long, take care, hugs Annie xx

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Lovingly Lilac

And Good Morning to you all.  Another wet morning with no sign of any sunshine!  Today I have a card which my Wednesday ladies are going to be offered as their make tomorrow.  I do hope they will enjoy making it.

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The card measures a total length of 42cms (it’s a full length of A3 card) x 20cm.  The central section is 16.5cms and the sides are 12.5cms wide but have been scored in half and mountain folded to form “side flaps”.  The border is punched using EK Success’ Flower Burst Edger Punch.  The flowers are Heartfelt Creations Daisy Patch die and stamp set.  The swirls have been cut from Marianne’s Tiny’s Flower 3, I merely snipped the flower off and used the swirls.  The central topper is made up by die cutting the large oval from Spellbinders Ovals, I then layered the large oval die from Tattered Lace’s Sparkle collection on this, followed by another Spellbinders Oval in mauve and finally I printed the sentiment on white card and cut it out using Marianne’s Anja’s Vintage Frame die. The paper is Maja Design and the pearls and ribbon are from my own collection.  See you all again soon! Hugs Annie xx

Two Best Friends

Good Afternoon Everyone!  I hope that you have all had a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend.  Such a wet day today mind you, I hope that  you haven’t had as much as we have here in Essex.  Today’s card and box were made for Jade, a young friend mine to give to her special friend Nathalie.  This card is different from my usual style as it includes a photograph therefore, this has become the focal point.  I hope you like it, my friend Jade was delighted.


The card base is scalloped and measures 8″x8″.  I have mat and layered green and pale blue cardstock.  The pale blue cardstock has been embossed with Sue Wilson’s (Creative Expressions) Heart Lattice folder.  The large circle, which has been cut from dark green card is again Sue Wilson’s (Creative Expressions) Italian Collection, Decorative Frames.  The heart border is made using a Martha Stewart punch.  The swirl is from Doohickey Dies, Leaf & Swirl.  The leaves are a selection from Tattered Lace, namely, Hosta, Fiddlehead Fern and Foxgloves. The flowers are fashioned used Marianne’s Chinese Rose die.  The heart I have used on the box is Heartfelt Timeless Amour. The ribbons and pearls are from my own crafty collection.  All the best everyone, hugs for now, Annie xx

Oh Joe!

Good Morning, hoping all is well in your world on this Friday morning.  Here in Essex it’s a little cooler but we can cope with that!! It’s not raining and the sun is in the sky.  I have a Man Card to share with you this morning, I made this for a friend of mine last weekend.  I struggled, as ever, trying to make it a celebration card as Joe was 60 but not overdoing it on the embellishments, not sure if I managed it or not!!!!!!

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This card measures 8″x8″.  The card is from Papermill and the papers are Maja Design.  I have used Cheery Lynn’s Chicken Wire die for some texture on the bottom half of the card and on the topper layer.  I punched a border using EK Success Calligraphy Scroll and ran this along the top edge of the Chicken Wire die.  The sentiment has been typed and printed out and then die cut using one of the frames from Creative Expressions, Californian Collection, Decorative Frames (Set B).  Beneath this I have used Marianne Creatables Flower Doiley.  I then cut a circle from the teal coloured card, using Spellbinders Circles and placed it behind the doily to enhance the “laciness”.  The teal leaves are cut from Marianne Creatables Leaves, the brown leaves are Marianne Decorative Elegance the white “pointy” fronds are cut from the small die that accompanies Anja’s Large Oval and the swirls are Cheery Lynn’s Mini Flourish.  I have added a metal flower and placed a teal pearl in the centre, these items together with the ribbon are from my own crafty stash.  See you all again very soon my friends, hugs Annie xx

Not a Grey Day

Good Afternoon All, after several weeks of busy-ness and not being able to card make, I am delighted to be back and now offer you this card which will be for my Wednesday ladies this week.

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This card measures a whopping 24.5cm x 19.5cm.  The card is from Papermill and the papers are Magnolia and Maja Design.  The border strip is Creative Expressions, Sue Wilson’s Californian Collection.  The leaves are also from the same range, Creative Expressions, Finishing Touches.  The flowers are Heartfelt Vintage Floret, together with the matching stamps.  The white lacy bottom layer on the topper, which I have also used twice on the righthand side of the topper as an accent, is Spellbinders A2 Tranquil Moments.  The grey layer beneath the sentiment is once again from Creative Expressions, Sue Wilson’s Californian Collection, Decorative Frames (Set B) and finally, the sentiment is stamped on Spellbinders, Labels 32.  I have added some curled strips and the pearls and ribbon are from my own collection.  I hope you enjoy this card, see you very soon one and all, take care! Hugs, Annie xx

A Sprinkling of Flowers

Hello All!  Hope you have something lovely happening today, the sun is out at the moment but I think our day is shortly going to be rather wet 🙁   The card I have for you today was one which the ladies did here a few weeks ago now.  I just didn’t get round to posting it at the time unfortunately – so here it is now!  I have given you 3 views as it is a tri-fold card and I wanted you to see whats on the inside and the righthand flap too.

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The entire piece of card measures 42cm x 18cm and I have folded it into 3.  The card is from Papermill and the papers are Maja Road, all the corners were trimmed with a corner punch.  The topper on the front of the card is made up using one of the dies from Spellbinders Enchanted Labels 28 followed by the largest die in the set from Marianne, Petra, Small Ovals die.  The sentiment die is stamped onto an oval from Spellbinders Nestabilities, I then die cut two corner dies from Spellbinders Decorative Butterfly/Border die set and “hugged” them around the oval sentiment.  The flowers are cut from Marianne Branch & Flower 1 die set and I have used the branch from the same set, behind the flowers.   The swirls drizzled across the flowers are cut from a bow die from Memory Box, the little butterflies which are dotted around are a Martha Stewart punch.  The border and bow are from Creative Expressions, Filigree 3D Bow.  There is a reduced selection of dies on the centre and back panels but they are all as listed above, the only additional die is the bar die which I have used beneath the Filigree Border, this is from Spellbinders Ironworks Motifs.   The pearls are from my own collection. Hope you like it guys! All for now, hugs Annie xx

Richard in Red

Morning!! The card I have to share with you today was made for my dear brother, whose birthday was yesterday, 2nd June.  No prizes for guessing Richard is into his cycling, he has cycled many miles on his racing bike, including London to Paris for charity.  I love my brother dearly and was only too delighted to make him a be-fitting birthday card.  As all you card makers will know, it’s not very easy as he needs a dreaded “man card” ……eeeeek!

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This card measures a cool  20mm x 20mm.  The black and red card is from my Papermill collection and the papers are Dreamies.  There aren’t too many dies used in this card (as it’s a man’s card!!), I have used one of the dies from Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles for the picture frame and as an accent to the edges of the layers.  The round die is from Spellbinders Majestic Elements, Majestic Circles.  The wording has been die cut from Cheery Lynn dies.  The ribbon is from my collection.  Have a great day all  🙂   Hugs Annie xx