Wednesday, 13 August 2014

music feeds the soul

Hello everyone
Jings it's been a windy few days here but nothing compared to what some of you down south have suffered.  I do hope you and your homes are safe and sound.
Today's card is for the new challenge today over at The Paper Shelter.  The theme for this week is


image and papers - Rhythm Everywhere -  The Paper Shelter 
sentiment - my own
pearls from me stash

I've gone with the pre printed version for this one.  Veronica really does make it simple for the DT.  Digital stamp, a pre coloured one, pre coloured on a back ground and just that background.  Wow, now if that's not good value I don't know what is!!  Then there's the bonus of not having to colour :)

Have a great day everyone and thanks for stopping by
Anne x
Bunny Zoe Crafts - summer colours
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
Stamp & Create - anything goes
My Time to Craft - unusually coloured hair

Monday, 11 August 2014

Creative Blog Hop

 Morning Everyone
I hope you've  had a smashing  weekend and managed to get some crafty time in too.
I am here today with something a little different, well different for me anyway. I'm sure many of you know Cathy of KraftyKoolKat   Well she has invited  me to join in with the Creative Bloggers Hop and of course I said yes.  Well it would be very rude to say no lol
So how does it work?
It's a continuous hop which takes place every Monday with a host of different inspirational bloggers taking part each week .  To be fair I didn't know too much about it.  Since being ill has kept me away from the pc and blogland for so long I really wasn't up to scratch with everything.  Once I'd read a wee bit more about it though I was hooked.  It's a fabby idea and one which I am delighted to take part in.  
Thank you so much Cathy for inviting me sweetie and for being such a loyal follower of my blog :)   I really do appreciate every single comment you leave for me and it's lovely to think that my work inspired you enough to think it good enough for this:)
Now for those pesky questions...
1. What am I working on?
Mainly DT work at the moment.  With having more than a month off I'm desperately playing catch up. So nothing new or exciting I'm afraid unless you count practising my colour work.  I recently invested in some Spectrum Noir markers.  Copics they ain't but I will master them eventually but I will confess to ordering more copics last week too!!
2. How does my work differ from others in my genre?
To be honest I don't think it does.  Most of us love our markers, ribbons, lace and die cutting machines so there is a lot of 'same style' cards out there.  I will admit to only working with images and papers which I find inspiring though.  Mr Mojo has been known to go awol if I am required to do something which just doesn't do it for me :(
3. Why do I write/create what I do?
There is a very simple answer to that.
4. How does your writing/creative process work?
Usually it starts with the image, from there I choose my papers and then and only then do I begin to colour.  Once I have those three things in order my project usually falls into place quite easily.  Well most of the time :)  The only time I have real difficulty is when I try new techniques or the dreaded CAS cards.  Why oh why do I have so much trouble with the placement on these cards? yet see so many beautiful pieces of work both here in blog land and on Pinterest.  
So, enough of my waffle.  I now need to nominate fellow crafter to carry on the Hop
Myself and Joey go back a long way so she is it!!.   Over the years we have been on a few design teams together and her work is always inspiring me.
Well, that’s it from me, hopefully you have enjoyed my Creative Blog Hop and that you finding out a bit more about me and my creative style! 
Thanks for popping by
Anne x

Thursday, 7 August 2014

back to school

Hiya girls
It's my turn to showcase over at Art by MiRan  today and as always us showcase girls follow the theme over on the Art by MiRan challenge which this week is Back To School and of course we'd be cuffed to bits is you played along too.

image -   Bookaholic
papers - Dovecraft
embellies from me stash
sentiment - pc

So that's my little bit of inspiration for you.  I don't know about you but I think she's cute as a button.  Love, love, love those huge pigtails :)
Thanks for popping in and have a good old crafty day if time allows
Anne x
4 Krafty Girlz - anything goes
Milk n Coffee- use 2 or more die cuts
Crafters Cafe - lots of layers
Fresh Brewed - buttons
Papertake Weekly - anything goes

Monday, 4 August 2014

freebie alert

Morning Everyone
Have you seen the gorgeous freebie available over on the Art by Miran  Facebook group.
Our little group now has 600 members so Miran has drawn this little sweetheart especially for the occasion.

This is Jacque with Lily. You can grab her from now until Wednesday at 5am EST completely free so you'd best be quick.  Isn't she adorable.
Of course I had to put her onto a card.

image Art by Miran - facebook group then from ~Thursday Art by MiRan - store
papers -  freebies from Cardmaking & Papercraft
sentiment - Sparkle n Sprinkle

So, that's my little bit of inspiration for you.  Don't forget if your not fast your last ladies so join us on Facebook NOW!!

Can I also take this opportunity to thank all of you who have taken the time to message and email me to check up on how I am doing.  It means such a lot and I'm pleased to report that I am ever so slowly begining to feel more like my old self.  Apart from being extremely tired if I exert myself at all I am well :)
Happy Crafting
Anne x
Cupcake Inspirations - inspirational pic
Crafting at the Weekend - anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - bunting or banners
Bearly Mine - anything goes
Natalie & Amy - die cuts and flowers

Sunday, 3 August 2014

a star is born

It's been a while but I am slowly beginning to feel more like my old self.  Everything takes twice as long to do as I'd like and my mojo is still AWOL but other than that all is well.

So, it's launch time at All Dressed Up and as always Wendy has four gorgeous images for you

oh and some lovely baby themed papers for you too

you can purchase them  here 

... and here is my card

plain and simple, CAS, call it what you will  but I like it.  Sometimes it's nice not to colour isn't it :)

So if I have persuaded you to spend some pennies then head over to the Shop  where you'll find these and lots more cuteness.  Or if you'd like to play along with our ANYTHING BUT SQUARE challenge then visit the challenge blog and join the fun.
Happy Crafting
Anne x