Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Roses, roses everywhere, and winner!

Good morning blogland!  Before anything else I would just like to say the most enormous THANK YOU to EVERYONE who joined in with our bloghop over at Midweek Magnolias last week!  It was hugely successful and all the team are so delighted to see so many lovely crafters.  We had a blast!  Thank you to all who visited our blogs and for the many hundreds of wonderful comments we all got for our creations.  It was so successful that we may just have to do it again ;o)  Watch this space......!!!
In the meantime, I would like to announce the winner of my blog candy and that is
Well done Caz, and thank you for your lovely comments.  If you would like to email me your addy and I will send your pack out to you.
Our new theme at Midweek Magnolias this week is Everything's Coming Up Roses! and we want to see lots of roses on your projects.  Here is the card I made for my DT piece:
The paper is another of my own creations which I made using some freebie vintage images from the web and a spotty background which took me HOURS to create and I wish never to do another!!  The colour doesn't show very well here but it is a very pale grey/blue which I think is much nicer IRL, but having 'mastered' stripes, I figured spots would be a doddle - No!!!  I'm lucky to still be a part of this family given the amount of foul language I've been hurling at my pooter this week!  They've disowned me now and I need to win back their favour! LOL!  I wouldn't mind, but you can't even see the damn spots!!  The gorgeous frame is one which I am ashamed to own because it's the creation of one Stephanie Weightman, who I just cannot bear to watch on C&C because she winds me up so much.  Why bother asking guests a question if you're only going to answer it yourself?  So rude!  However, her range of dies have now hit Hobbycraft and I just happened to be there when they were stocking the shelf and I came away with this, costing me £25!!  Am I totally mad?!  There is a lot more to it than just this, but I instantly regretted buying it when after goodness knows how many attempts I finally managed to extract one in one piece from the die itself, without tearing it.  Give me Spellbinders and Marianne dies any day!
Well that's my all for today.  Please pop over to Midweek Magnolias and check out the amazing samples that my fabulously talented teamies have created.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week. :o) xx


  1. Stunning Anne, love the text background x

  2. This is just stunning Anne I adore what you have created and the paper was well worth the effort! hugs Rebekah xx

  3. Hi Anne,
    What a wonderful card you made! I love the paper you created, it looks so colorful! And the coloring on your Tilda looks amazing as well!
    What do you use to color your stamps? Markers or distress inkt?
    I really enjoyed your new creation.
    PS I left a comment on an old blog of yours and didn't realize it was from a long time ago.... OOPS... sorry for that!

  4. This is gorgeous Anne, your colouring is amazing especially those pleats and yes I even noticed your sweet spots. lol
    Suzi x

  5. hello Anne, thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Your cards are absolutely amazing, and I'm in awe of your colouring ! The snow still keeps coming, really hoping it stops soon and lets us have spring as it should be.

  6. Another stunning card Anne. Thank you so much for sharing your tutorial on your colouring technique. And WOW! Can't believe I won your candy, will email you shortly with my snail mail address.
    Caz x


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