Hello and Welcome...

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

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Christmas cards all made...phew!

Well that's the last three Christmas cards made...now I can breathe!  Lost count of how many I've made, but I've really enjoyed making them.

Just an engagement card for my son &  his fiancee, and birthday card for a work colleague to make tomorrow.

Christmas presents all bought and most of them wrapped so I'm very nearly ready for Christmas...yay! :)  Just the house to clean now :(

Day off work tomorrow to finish off bits and bobs, back at work on Monday, then off until 6th January 2014!  Soooooooo looking forward to the break.

Hope you are all ready for Christmas.  

Thanks for popping in
Anne-Marie xx

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Exciting News!!!

I am so chuffed to announce that I have been asked to be a design team member for...

As I have not been part of a design team before this is a very exciting first for me.  I am so looking forward to producing themed projects that inspire others using Gruffies, House Mouse & Happy Hoppers designs.

There will be a monthly challenge, the first challenge will start on 4th January 2014 with the theme 'Anything Goes', please click HERE to go to Gruffies & Guests Challenge Blog.  

The sponsor for January's challenge is 

Now let's all have fun with these gorgeous designs :)

Thanks for popping by xx

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Presents for under the Tree

For the last two weeks I've been shaking a 2 litre jar full of vodka, lemon zest, water & caster sugar, every day...today at last I've been able to decant into little bottles and dress them up ready to put under the Christmas tree in the office for the girlies...hope they like the result.  I managed to save a shot glass full to try myself :)

I made all the 'Limoncello' tags and name tags using my bigshot and a small tag die that was free on a magazine (3 different sizes).  I have used that die to make all the tags for my Christmas presents too...great free item!  And the little santa hats were from Poundland :)

Thanks for stopping by xx

Monday, 9 December 2013

Gruffies & Guests New Challenge Blog & DT Call

I'm entering the new Gruffies & Guests New Challenge Blog & DT call (details of which can be found HERE )...here are a few of my House Mouse cards that I've made over the past 10 months.  

These images are printed from the Project Book & cd rom Volume One

 Birthday card for a friend who likes to be pampered

 Birthday card for a friend who enjoys a gin or two!

 Mother's Day card for my mum who loves knitting

General cards for friends and family

And lastly two Christmas cards made using Wishes for Christmas decoupage images

Hope you like them.

Thanks for visiting x