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