Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Octogenarian !!!!

Hi everyone....sorry its been a while as August has been so busy with 30th birthdays, looking after our grand-puppy....yes our grand-puppy !!!! He is a Boxer called  Chuck  and  we absolutely adore him xx 
As our cats are aged 17 & 18 years my DH and I were going between houses, staying overnight, for just over a week as it would not have been fair to have Chuck at ours. He is not used to cats and our two would have been quite anxious as he is a big bundle of fun who likes to play with everyone xx.

In fact Chuck was like my FitBit for a week, with lots of walks and play. 

Anyway, below I have an 8" by 8" card for an 80 year old gentleman to share, which depicts Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous rubber stamps and lots of stencilling etc. I also used a Gabrielle Pollaco stencil with PA Grunge Paste. 
Heading off to the Edinburgh Fringe for a couple of days, people watching and also a concert in which the Treacherous orchestra are playing...............really looking forward to it !!

Sending you all my best wishes and thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment. I shall certainly return the compliment. 

Take care and Huge Hugs xxxxx
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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Fun with Infusions

Hi everyone........apologies for my lack of visits/comments last 10 days xx I have been visiting family and friends in the Wirral, Durley, Southampton and Cumbria, returning home yesterday evening.
Hopefully I shall manage to catch up with your latest posts this week.

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I had invested in some PaperArtsy Infusions. Below you can view a couple of cards that I have made. I thoroughly enjoyed using Infusions with the gel mediums and hope to play with water and other techniques in the next few days as I have a few more cards to create. 

 I loved the gold embossing on this background...it really added to the richness of the colours

 On the card below I used Archival Ink on top of the Infusions Background, ensuring it was dry by using my Ranger heat gun.

Kids have just arrived for dinner and hopefully we can sit outside as its been an amazing day. 

Huge hugs and catch up soon xx

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Sunday, 17 July 2016

Anniversary Wishes

Hi everyone...............hope you are well and if life is not so good then I hope that it improves soon xxxx
Today is a quick post to share a little card that I made for a recent anniversary. It was put together  using a Spellbinders die and Tim Holtz Framelits and stamp set plus a TH embossing folder.


Will be back through the week to share a card I made using  Paperartsy Infusions on the background

Huge Hugs and Thank You for taking the time to visit xx

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Monday, 4 July 2016

Say it With Flowers

Welcome everyone...............hope that the weather is improving as its very much been a mixed bag in our neck of the woods !! One minute is lovely sunshine then dark clouds and heavy rain........!!!

Today I am sharing an 8 by 8 easel card made for a friend who has recently retired.
Once again the beautiful Ophelia stamp from Stampsmith was used and a variety of leaves and tattered florals from Tim Holtz. With a little cup and saucer also making an appearance as she loves nothing more than a cup of tea !!





Having fun with Paperartsy Infusions at the moment..................so will be back to share some of the projects next week...............meanwhile look after yourselves and have fun crafting xxxxx

I am also entering this project over at 613 Avenue Create where the challenge is Anything Goes with a twist - American Beauty and Use a Rose
It has also been some time since I played over at Fashionable Stamping where the challenge theme is Beautiful Blooms. Ophelia has leaves/blooms in her hair.

Over at The Artistic Stamper the challenge theme is All Things Bright and Beautiful and as my card is lovely and bright with florals/butterflies etc I am sharing it over there
Live & Love Crafts new challenge theme is Sprinkles of Summer, where my lovely florals, butterflies with pearls and  stamped image fit in.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Anything Goes

As always thank you for taking the time to visit and leave a comment. They are truly appreciated xx
Huge hugs xx
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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Birthday Card for a Dear Friend

Hi everyone....hope you are well and enjoying the summer weather/time spent outdoors.

It has been a wee while since I posted as I was away in Venice.........a trip thats been on my bucket list for years.............then of course there's work and other commitments. I have been crafting and still visiting blogland but had no time to post. 

Anyway I can now share a card made for a crafty friends birthday. Lynne absolutely loves Stampsmith Stamps so I used the lovely Ophelia, which is also one of my favourites.


Lots of layers,  using Madame Peraud papers by Papermania, with some of them torn and pieces of muslin adhered within the tears. The frame  around Ophelia was a gift from my lovely friend Astrid  and is a Sue Wilson Die, which I have since purchased as it's so beautiful.  Old lace, a metal butterfly and some pearls were also added to complete the vintage/shabby style, which is one of my favourites. 

Thank you for dropping in today...............visits are really appreciated  and its always nice to return the compliment x A busy week ahead but I am hoping to join in with Tim Holtz Summer of Creative Chemistry over the weekend x

Take Care and Huge Hugs
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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Shabby Chic Doily and Lace card

Hi Everyone.............cant believe its May..........now where did April go!!! Today I am sharing a card that I made using the Madame Peraud papers, a vintage doily and a lace butterfly.
The edges of the card were distressed with scissors and I inserted some cheese cloths where I have torn the paper. 
A pearl was applied to the lace butterfly and some Calico Craft Parts adorn the corners, with a lovely little part placed on the butterfly. The CCP's had some white paint applied using my fingers and I also took one of Tim's stencils and applied some Gathered twigs on to the paper.

There is some sunshine here in my neck of the woods at present, though it has been quite mixed with cloud and showers, but apparently warmer weather is on its way...............Yay!!!


Take care whatever you are up to and I look forward to catching up with you soon

Huge Hugs

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Sunday, 27 March 2016

Happy Easter to all my wonderful crafty friends and followers xx

Hello everyone...............hope you are having a lovely weekend and to those who celebrate Easter I wish you a very happy one xx I just can't believe how quickly the months are disappearing !!! It seems no time since Christmas.
The clocks have now sprung forward, which means lighter evenings and hopefully warmer weather is coming our way.
Today I am sharing a birthday card made recently for a dear friend.


Lots of stencilling in the background and you can see the lovely die by Sue Wilson taking centre stage. The butterfly is a die cut and embossing folder from the Tim Holtz range for Sizzix.

Have a wonderful weekend and a great week

Huge hugs

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Saturday, 19 March 2016

Art Dolls at PaperArtsy

Hi everyone..hope you are well and enjoying the weekend. Sadly I am working, but I wanted to share my first ever Art Doll. When I saw the current challenge at PaperArtsy I knew that I just had to have a go. So I grabbed various PA stamps from my stash and set to it. 
I will provide a list of stamp sets at the bottom of the post. I also used the fabulous Fresco opaque and translucent paints too. The translucent paints are perfect for colouring stamped images as they don't detract from the stamping.

So here we go..........my lovely Art Doll, who is taking her beloved pets for a walk on a beautiful Spring day !!

 The blue background is a mixture of Inky Pool and Snowflake Fresco paints and the yellow is the fabulous  Fresco Haystack. The stamped flowers/grass are from a set by Jo Firth Young ( JOFY)
 The doll face was coloured using copics markers. The crown was painted with Fresco London Bus and Hey Pesto. The  bodice heart is a Hot Picks set and was painted with Caribbean Sea.
The skirt is also Hot Picks and painted with Limelight. The legs are also from a PA stamp set, which I cut and then painted with Hey Pesto.
 I just love the Clockwork Birds and you can see them on my blog header, which was an art piece I created some time ago. 
 This little gem is another quirky image from PA, which I think is an Ink and the Dog  stamp set
All in all I had real fun with this one....its so sunny and bright..hopefully just like the weather we will have coming our way. 

As I mentioned I would like to enter this make in the PaperArtsy Art Doll challenge.
There are some amazing entries and also a post with the most amazing Art Dolls by the DT and other artists.

Here is a note of the stamp sets 

Dolls head and shoulders - HP1604
Birdcage Skirt - HP1004EZ
Flowers/grass - JOFY11
Bottle Arms - HP1109EZ
Heart Bodice - HP1217
Clockwork Pet left - HP1107EZ
Butterflies - HP1109EZ
Quirky Pet right - IDOFEZ

Have a great weekend...................huge hugs

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Saturday, 12 March 2016

Mothers Day Make

Hi everyone.........I hope you are well and enjoying some crafty time. Today I am sharing an easel card made for my mammy. Mothers Day in the UK is in March and for mammy's card I used Character Construction stamps by Catherine Moore. These stamps are so versatile and I love the way you can take parts of the stamps and create a variety of characters.



I absolutely adore these whimsical stamps and you will certainly be seeing more of this style.

Take care and have a great weekend

Huge hugs

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Monday, 22 February 2016

Termination Destination Inspiration at A Vintage Journey

Hi everyone....Annie here with my last post for A Vintage Journey. I am very sad to be leaving this totally wonderful team, many of whom I have met in person. I will miss their regular chats and sharing of  projects/information, however, it's time for another of life's journeys to begin and I am taking a different route so will only be posting occasionally here on the blog.

I do hope you can pop over to AVJ by clicking HERE to check out the step by step, meanwhile I am tempting you with a sneaky peak!!!!
Thank you for dropping in and for taking time to leave me a comment. Your words are truly appreciated.

Huge Hugs xxxxx


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