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, 20 February 2014

Happy Hopper

I am just loving my Gruffies & Happy Hoppers cd, so thought I'd make one of my Facebook birthday buddies a birthday card using a lovely happy hopper image.  It took me a while to cut out the decoupage pieces (trying to do it nice and neatly) but it was worth it in the end, well at least I think so.  Here it is...

Isn't that bunny just so cute?

Here's a close up so you can see the decoupage layers

And a side view :)

I'm really pleased with the finished card, just hope my birthday buddy likes it too.

I've been looking at the House Mouse triple cd and have added it to my birthday wish list for next month ;)

Also made my buddy a little friendship heart using Docrafts 'Sew Lovely' range, just as a little something extra...

Well I'm off to have a look if there are any challenges I can enter my card in to.

Thanks for popping by A-M xx

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge - Amethyst Challenge #163

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Gruffies & Guests Challenge #2 Love Is In The Air

Morning All

Here's my mid-way reminder for our Challenge #2 Love Is In The Air over at Gruffies & Guests 

Here is my DT card for this month's challenge, as usual I had great fun making it as the House Mouse, Gruffies & Happy Hoppers images are soooo cute!

I've used the cute bunnies image from Gruffies & Happy Hoppers cd which you can get from Joanna Sheen

And the lovely Parisienne Blue papers/hearts/crochet ribbon from Docrafts

Hopefully this has given you some inspiration to come on over to Gruffies & Guests and join in the fun of our second challenge.  The lucky winner will receive a £10 voucher from our sponsor Dawn till Dusk

We've had some fab entries so far, so come on get into your craft rooms and get creating, and then share your creations with us, I look forward to seeing them.  

Good luck in the Challenge :)

Thanks for popping in, Love Anne-Marie xx

I will be entering my card into the following challenges:

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Challenge #53 Ribbon/Lace Hearts & Pearls 
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - Challenge #81 Use a Die Cut or Punch
Fussy & Fancy Challenge - Challenge 107 Be My Valentine
Polkadoodles Challenge - Wk 7 Love/Romance
The Stamping Boutique - Challenge #4 Valentine/Love Card
Totally Papercrafts - Challenge #206 Valentine/Love
Papertake Weekly Challenge - With A Heart

Sunday, 2 February 2014

1st Birthday afternoon tea

I've spent this morning making cupcakes for my niece Eva's 1st birthday tea this afternoon.

First time I've used a dual icing bag, seems to have gone ok, but I suppose I will get better with practice.  It was hilarious trying to work out where to put the nozzle until I realised I needed a further icing bag to put the nozzle into, and then place the dual bag into that!!  Anyway, here they are...

I've used a gold shimmer spray on the butterflies to make them shiny! 

I've entered these into the following challenge:

Crafting Musketeers Challenge - Challenge #10 Butterflies