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Hello & Welcome...My name is Anne-Marie, I am a full-time administration assistant for a local housing association, I have a husband, two adult sons, and a mad dog named Fritz. I spend any spare minute crafting (although there are never enough spare minutes)...anything from making cards, papercrafts, knitting, crochet, baking and making jams, curds etc. I also enjoy growing my own fruit/veg in my greenhouse/garden.

I hope I will post something that may be of interest to you.
..thanks for visiting xx

Saturday, 9 November 2013

NEC Goodies

I had a fantastic time yesterday at the Hobbycrafts and Crafts for Christmas show at the NEC.  Came home with lots of lovely goodies...

4 lots of wool (2 scarves knitted already)

I bought all the usual bits n bobs, gems, glue, paper flowers, ribbons etc.  But decided to try out something new so this morning I've given my new items a go.  I've used an Imagination Crafts stencil template and Sparkle Medium, seemed pretty easy to use and now it's dry I'm hoping to turn them into Christmas cards.

I absolutely love House-Mouse by Joanna Sheen so was really excited to find some Wishes for Christmas decoupage sheets.  A lovely and very talented lady by the name of Sharon King got me excited about House Mouse, and her beautiful cards give me lots of inspiration.  Here's the first of my House Mouse Christmas cards (they take a while as have to cut out the images but worth it).

Now must get back to making the sparkle cards.

Bye for now xx


  1. Hi Anne-Marie. WOw thank you for lovely comment. I adore this card.One of my favourite HM Christmas images xx

  2. Hi Anne- Marie lovely stuff hun - especially keen on House Mouse myself too. I was at NEC yesterday u couldn t move and I only spent £3 on a brochure lol - my blog reading list is now sorted so will be following u regularly and hope u will do the same too - take care x