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
Friday, 14 November 2014
I'm so sorry for not being around in blog land for a while, I have been very busy with my wedding preparations! I got married in Mauritius on 27th October :) but I am back now and hopefully will be able to give more time to my blog, and facebook crafty page and get on with some crafting.
I made my first (yes I said first) Christmas card today! I'm soooooooooo behind with Christmas preparations :(
My DT card is for the halfway reminder for Gruffies & Guests challenge #11 Anything Goes with the Option of Christmas...and here it is...
I've used a lovely embossed glitter card as the background and the gorgeous house mouse image is from Joanna Sheen's House Mouse Triple cd, there are some fantastic images on these cds.
The prize this month is £10 to spend online at Scribble and Scrap Crafts
I hope my card inspires you to have a go, please join in the fun of the challenges, we love to see all of your fab creations each month.
Thanks for popping in.
I would like to enter my card into the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge - Brrr it's COLD outside
Saturday, 16 August 2014
It's that time again...
Here is my halfway reminder for Challenge #8 over at Gruffies & Guests Challenge Blog - Anything Goes with the option of 'for the boys'
I have chosen a lovely image from Gruffies & Happy Hoppers cd, which I have used many times.
Also decided to do an easel card for a change
Friday, 18 July 2014
Saturday, 21 June 2014
I can't believe it's been a month since I last blogged...where has the time gone?
I have a bit of exciting news! I passed my driving test first time earlier this week :) after a horrendous lesson before the test (you'd think I'd never driven before, I got everything wrong) thankfully on the actual test I had a lovely examiner who got me to calm down and I passed with only 3 faults so I'm a very happy bunny. I've been out in my own car this morning with my partner and it wasn't too bad so there's no stopping me now!
Anyway the reason for this blog post is I'm here with the mid-way reminder for the latest Gruffies & Guests challenge. The theme this month is Anything Goes with the Option of Patchwork.
Here's my card, hope you like it and it gives you some inspiration to have a go with these lovely images and come and join the fun.
Thanks for stopping by Anne-Marie xx
Saturday, 17 May 2014
I must apologise as my post is a bit late today.
The weather has been so nice today I've spent most of the day outside in the garden painting my very worn out looking garden furniture so not had chance to sit down and update my blog.
this is my half-way reminder for the current challenge over at Gruffies & Guests - the theme for this month is Anything Goes with the option of Spring.
The lucky winner will receive a $10 voucher to spend at
Here is my creation for this month's challenge inspiration. I used the Joanna Sheen ~ House Mouse Triple cd for the cute image & backing paper.
Thanks for stopping by Anne-Marie xx
Saturday, 19 April 2014
Here's my half-way reminder for Challenge #4 over at Gruffies & Guests Challenge Blog, the theme this month is 'Anything Goes - with the Option of Lace'.
The winner will receive a £10 voucher from our Sponsor
The challenge runs until the end of April so you have plenty of time to get your entries in.
Look forward to seeing your entries, thanks for stopping by Anne-Marie xx
Thursday, 3 April 2014
I've had Docrafts Digital Designer installed on my laptop for months and never got around to using it...until now! Had great fun and found it really easy to use.
So here's my first digitally designed birthday card for a friend's daughter.
I used Papermania Enchanted Christmas & Fairies cd, there are some really lovely images on this disc, can't wait to play more!
Here's a close up of the glittered fairy wings ~ I used stickles glitter glue
Tuesday, 1 April 2014
Not blogged for a while as seem to be busy with allsorts! And work!
Last night I made another button canvas, an order for a friend. It's on an A4 size canvas, I'm quite pleased with the outcome, hope the little girl's mum is too :)
I used Sizzlits die for the larger butterfly and All Occasion die for the smaller butterfly
and lots of lovely little pink buttons and gems
I would like to enter the following:
Sweet Stamps - Challenge #163 Dies
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Crafting Musketeers - Challenge #12 Monochrome
Friday, 14 March 2014
He will be 5! Five years have gone by sooooo quickly.
I've made him a personalised birthday card...hope he likes it.
Thursday, 20 February 2014
Saturday, 15 February 2014
Sunday, 2 February 2014
Friday, 31 January 2014
Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge - Challenge #20 Make It Cute or Sweet
Jellypark Friends Challenge- Challenge Buttons and/or bows
Feeling Crafty Challenge - Challenge Butterflies