Monday, 31 May 2010

My challenge for papertake...

Here's my card for papertake weekly
I have used Mo Manning image... mummu which I really enjoyed colouring her in, isn't she just mesmerising.
I used prismas to colour the paper and card is what i had in my stash and was the wording, the leaves are die cut and the flowers are from wild orchid crafts ..the punch is a Martha Stewart which Tracy owns and kindly Punched a few strips .
It's been nice crafting and chilling listening to some oldies,the kids are playing nicely rob is building a play house for the boys ah bliss after the busy weekend going down south which should have took three hours to get there took six (arggggggggg) Heidi been sick during the way windscreen wipers stop working and it was chucking it down kids moaning they was hungry what a trip lol...on the plus side i whipped up a crochet cardie for Heidi and I'm just sewing up and will put on here at a later to show...its all been fun really... so here i am enjoying the peace.
I'm now going to make a cuppa and have a little chinwag with the hubby. see ya later x Ann-Marie x

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Lili of the Valley - Blog Candy

I can't believe I forgot to post about this fabulous giveaway......!!

Lili of the Valley are giving away a fantastic candy on their challenge blog.

Closing time is 9pm on Monday 31st May so you better be quick. Click on the picture above to take you to the giveaway.

Winner will be announced on the blog at 9.05pm so be sure to check back to see if you are the lucky winner....

Tracy x

Papertake Weekly Challenge #41

Good morning fellow bloggers,

Well what a dull and wet day we've woken up to and according to the forecast it's here for the day...!! On the plus side, at least my new veggies and plants will get a good watering....

Another challenge Ann-marie and I decided to enter was this weeks
Papertake Weekly Challenge - it's the first time either of us have entered this challenge. This is the sketch we have to follow:-

We decided that we were going to use Mummu from Mo's Digital Pencil as our image for this challenge. I love all Mo's images and they are a real pleasure to colour.

So on to my card:


  • DP - Papermania Signature - Regency
  • Ribbon - Stash
  • Sentiment - Create with TLC
  • Corners - Kindly donated by Ann-marie (I've used the bits that pop out to frame the sentiment)
  • Coloured with prismas and sansodor and I've inked the edges with burgundy Ink It Up.

I'll be back soon to show another couple of cards I made last night.

Tracy xx

Friday, 28 May 2010

Truly Scrumptious meets Colour Create - My Entry!

As Ann-marie mentioned below, we decided that we were going to enter a few challenges together and we've said that we have to use certain images on each entry to see what the other comes up with.

I really struggled with the Colour Create challenge this week - which is to use Soft Green & Light Aqua. I struggled mainly because I don't own any papers in these colours!! So after much mooching through my digi papers, I finally found some but I'm not sure if they all go together or not........
I absolutely love these colours together and they aren't the first 2 colours you would put together but I think they look lovely and I might have to be investing in some papers that go together....

To enter the Truly Scrumptious challenge this week, you have to follow the sketch provided. I've followed it almost identically but I've rotated the flowers to be underneath and not at the side as I didn't really like how they looked.


I've used Stardust and Waterfall stickles on various bits, which I don't think you can see very well in the picture.

I'm off to go and do a bit more crafting, seeing how I've not done anything for over a week as I've been out in the garden sorting that out so we can enjoy it this summer (if it ever comes back..!).

Tracy x

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Truly scrumptious meets colour create....

After lots of talking on the phone me and Tracy decided we are going to enter lots of challenges by doing the same sketch and image here's the first of many its a truly scrumptious sketch and colour create challenge which the colour is soft green and light aqua ....I do hope i got the colours right.
Here's what i used for my card
  • magnolia stamped image
  • aqua and light green bazzil card
  • checked green paper freebie from mag , paisley paper from rose garden by papermania,
  • ribbon , charm from my stash
  • flowers from wild orchid crafts
  • lots of stickles...crystal which i love and aqua liquid pearls
  • die cut corner
  • Martha Stewart punch
  • prisma pencils

That's it for making cards tonight my lovely husband has fetched a hug box home for Heidi and i have been kindly roped me into making a little house for her.

bye for now
xx Ann-Marie xx

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Back to crafty going ons.....

Good afternoon fellow bloggers, not been blogging as much lately because of the gorgeous weather we have been having and now its chuffing freezing boo hoo, but it doesn't mean to say I haven't been crafting I made this cardie for a friend which i was dead pleased with to say its my second attempt at it , I also did Heidi one as well which she loved so much she seems to have it on all the time and i must admit I'm getting faster at the crochet malarkey it took me two evenings to whip this up . Now I'm onto a blanket for Harvey and he wants a big one then Samual wants one where will i get the time plus fit all my card craft as well...oh well its a good job i like a few projects on the go so i don't get bored..that's it for the crochet now onto my cards.....

Well I thought i would do a magnolia one because I have not done one for ages and seen as it was the summer weather we had at the weekend i came up with this...

  • magnolia summer stamped image
  • bazzil card
  • free papers from a crafty mag and the summer wording and lolly pop
  • Martha Stewart lace punch and lace corner, leaf punch
  • flowers are from wild orchid crafts
  • prismas
  • cystal stickles
  • ribbon , sentiment from stash

and for my next card which I'm loving so much mo manning just does a fab job of drawing all the images and I just love colouring them here's what i used..

  • mo manning... I love it
  • free papers from a crafty mag and the button and paper ribbon
  • prisma pencils
  • sentiment form stash

Well I'm going to go sort my kids out make sure there all ok get them in to bed then more crafty time for me .

see you in a bit

xxx Ann-marie xxx

Thursday, 13 May 2010

My other hobby.....

Heres some finally finished crochet blankets of what I have made... I have that many projects on the go i really dont know how i manage to finish them off .
SoI thought I would show you my other craft which I love... I have been doing on and off since my nanna taught me when I was six and I cant wait to teach my little girl heidi how to do oldest son asked me to teach him and he give it up as a bad job he said its boring and its for women... lol cheeky bleeder.
I wish i was abit faster at doing it but never mind im sure the more i do the faster i will get .
Back to my duties now cleaning ,take daughter to nursery,come back mabey craft its the life and i wouldnt change a thing of it

ta ta for now
xx ann-marie xx

First Magnolia card in ages......

Back again for my second post of the day.....

I've had a bit of a creativity block for the last few days and had bad headaches, so I had a bit of time off from crafting and low and behold my inspiration came back last night with a bit of a vengence..... lol

I haven't made a Tilda card for so long now and I really enjoyed colouring her up last night - I need to dust off my stamps and make more of an effort to use her.....

I got these new MME "Quite Contrary" papers the other day and thought Tilda with her umbrella was the perfect image to put with them. I cut the card around the top so it's actually not a full square card but shaped as per the layout.

Paper - MME Quite Contrary Jack & Jill
Image - Tilda
Cardstock - Bazzil
Flower - Papermania Henbury Lane
Coloured with prisma pencils

Enjoy your day whatever you are doing, I'm off to do a bit of cleaning and then maybe back to crafting.

Tracy xx

Wishing for Summer....?!

Morning all from a lovely sunny Wakefield. Woke up this morning to gorgeous blue skies and it isn't that cold out there either. Wonder how long that will last...!!

So for today's first card I decided to try and do something bright and summery to try and inspire the nice weather to come and stay..... LOL


Paper - Pink Petticoat - Life's Lemons
Image - Lili of the Valley
Cardstock - Bazzil Card
Sentiment - Forever Friends set
Flowers - Xcut Flower Punch
Gems and ribbon from stash
Coloured with prismas

I'll be back in a mo with my second post.......

Tracy xx

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Quick post...

Just a quick post this morning ....while my kind husband took our boys to school me and heidi had time to do the things we wanted do, so while heidi was colouring I made this card and here's what i used ...
  • penny black hedgehog stamped image
  • freeebie papers that a got from a mag a while ago
  • tim holtz distress inks frayed burlap, tattered rose ,dark brown inkpad
  • die cut circles
  • border punch, butterfly punch
  • fabric flowers from my stash and the brad is too...and the lace
  • prisma pencils
  • cyrstal, diamond, cotton candy stickles
  • sentiment is a freebie from a mag

Well thats all for me im going into town befor it chucks it down and I have just straightend my typical always rains when I do my hair and I hate brollys ...oh well .

Bye for now xxx Ann-marie xxx

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Good morning....

Good morning blog land i have been up early this morning cleaning and getting washing started so i have got lots of crafty time later so please dont rain as i want to hang it all out it...but as normal it does'nt look promising .
The cards im putting on today are what i made yesterday i thought i would use images which had already been prepared lilly of the valley stamped image which my kind friend tracy stamped for me ...and the other is a freebie image i know its called wfk alice with mushrooms and that all i have got i have tried searching on papercraft planet were i got it from with no look...

Lilly of the valley card i used....paper is from papermania spring life first time i have used this and i have had it in my stash for ages....prisma colours...bazzill card....border punches and flower gems...stamped sentiment.

Alice card papermania sweet nothings paperpad...bazzill card...prisma colours....ribbon and ribbon brad from my stash so are the blue pearls...diecut jelly frame...and a little bit of crystal stickles ...sentiment was part of a ticket stamp which i cut down...

well better crack on if im going to have any crafting time later.

adios my blogging friends x ann-marie x

Friday, 7 May 2010

And more Mo Manning......

Can you tell that Mo's images are a bit of a fave of ours at the moment.... LOL

I decided to have a bit of a splurge on her images and bought 5 of them so we've got plenty to be going on with......

Anyway I made 2 quick cards yesterday. The first is "Mariko is mad", I love the expression on her face and have admit that I know one or two little girls who have this look down to perfection...... The second is "Tolerance" - how cute is this little boy..?! The poor cat's face looks like he's resigned himself to his fate already.

DP - Summer Driggs - Beatimous
Image - Mo Manning - "Mariko is Mad"
Cardstock - Bazzil
Flowers - Ann-marie's stash (centre are some jewellery bits from Ann-marie's friend)
Coloured with prismas
You can just about make out that her socks have been attacked with Stardust stickles

DP - Summer Driggs - Courageous
Image - Mo Manning - Tolerance
Candy Candy
Coloured with prismas

No sentiments or anything on either of them so they can be personalised if necessary.

We're having a cinema night tonight and snuggling down to watch Avatar and eat lots of popcorn. .!!

Enjoy your evening whatever you have planned.

Tracy xx

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Another mo manning.....

What a fun im having colouring these mo manning didgi images and putting my fave colour combo together . I cant wait to do another but not tonight need to get cracking on heidi's cardigan and thats going to be in pink and green Heres what i used to create this easel card

  • dp...papermania honey & hugs
  • mo manning digi image bella and bronte hearts
  • create with tlc sentiment
  • prismacolour pencils
  • gems and ribbon from my stash
  • frond punch ,dasiy punch and card candy
  • and cerise pink and crystal stickles
well im sure you will see quiet a few mo manning from me and tracy some cards made with the same image but doing different things because we both like the same things and we both share our crafty stash ...cheers for sharing yet again tracy love ya ..mwah

well im going to get comfy on the sofa and do my crocheting so ta ta for now.

x xx ann-marie xxx


OMG, if you haven't already seen, you need to check out the fantastic candy Katharina is giving away on her blog!!! To celebrate the success of the new Get Well stamps, she is giving away a full set YES a full set of these stamps......

If you haven't seen them you need to check them out as the are super cute.
Head on over to her blog to see what you need to do before 12th May.

Tracy xx

first mo manning ...

Im totally loving the mo manning digi images and i think im going to save my pocket money up to buy all the images because i want them all now (stamps feet ) lol....whys is it when you really like something you gotta have all at once i think im going to treat myself to an image a week at £1.50 a week i think that will be a bargin, cheaper than a stamp . And have you noticed the tlc creations word art get your self over there they have got lots of freebies .
heres how i made my card..
  • papers are from a my very first lot of papers and i dont know were there from ...but im chuffed i got around to using them
  • digi image is mo manning between
  • sentiment is from tlc creations
  • prisma pencils
  • die cut corners
  • daisy punch in medium and small
  • lilac bazzil card
  • card candy
Well im off to go and start on my crochet progect ... i want do my little heidi some lettle summer cardigans which i have never done before so wish me luck.

ta ta
ann-marie xx

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

I thought i would get a quick one in before i pick kids up from school , have been very busy this weekend and bank hol monday sorting out old letters and shredding and had a bit of a spring clean but still got loads to do so my crafting at the mo is limited .

Tracy came on saturday with her boys so after we sorted all the kids out we manage to do a bit of crafting , we did 9 cards between us WOW I KNOW... im only putting one card at the mo as have not taken any pictures of the others but will get around to that soon .... heres the card what i made and it didnt take long which is always good i hate fishing through my stash and not finding anything but im a bit more organised since my lovely hubby built me a crafty station

loved colouring this lilly of the valley image which my pal tracy kindly stamped for me mwah x papers are rose garden from papermania and wild asperagus ribbon from stash and the button sentiment is magnolia .

right im going to pick my darlings up and i might make a card while im cooking tea i can multi task i am a woman afterall lol

catch ya later ann-marie xxx

More cards

Hope everyone has had a good bank holiday and for those that have had to go back to work today, it hasn't been too traumatic..!!
Had a bit of time last night (after we went to see Iron Man 2 at the cinema) and thought I'd make a couple of cards. I'm trying to use images and things that I've had in my stash which have been neglected before I indulge in buying any new things. I'm actually liking finding things that I've had for ages but forgotten about.

I've been doing more and more simple cards for the last week or so and I really enjoy doing them, not everyone likes big flowery over the top cards and it's nice to just put things together really quickly. Doesn't mean that I won't be going back to doing those type of cards cos I most definitely will but I'll be doing more of a mix of both me thinks....

Anyway enough waffle - here's my first card

DP - Papermania Rose Garden (I still totally lurve these papers)
Image - Holly & Madison by Charmed Cards & Crafts
Ribbon - Stash (bought from Samual Taylor in Leeds)
Pearls - Hobbycraft
Medium - Prisma pencils blended with Sansodor

And my second card

Image - Not sure what she's called but she's from Sassy Cheryl's
DP - Not sure what it's called or who it's by
Flowers - Xcut flower punch
Sentiment - Personal Impressions Set
Medium - Prisma pencils and sansodor

Have a good day whatever you are doing.

Tracy xx

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Mo Manning Cards

Morning peeps,

Another quickish one from me as I've got to get off my backside and go and pick up the boys as they spent last night at Grandma and Grandads...... lucky me!! Spent my free time crafting and made a couple of cards with Mo Manning images. I love her images, they are just too cute and lovely to colour.

I knew as soon as I saw the Mary Tapping one that I had to colour her with red hair - she just reminds me off my youngest niece, she's not quite as dark as the colour I've used but her hair is the same style....... wild and unruly just like she is.... LOL

I've got a few other Mo Manning images to colour and make cards, if you've never used them, you should check them out, she has images for all kinds of ages and occasions. Anyway on to my cards.

Image - Mo Manning "Mary Tapping"
Paper - Rose Garden, Papermania
Sentiment - Freebie from TLC Creations
Card Candy - From stash
Coloured with prismas and sansodor

Image - Mo Manning "Prince Charming"
Papers - K&Co
Coloured with prismas

I'm off to spend the afternoon crafting with Ann-marie. First time we've been able to do it on a weekend for ages.....

Enjoy whatever you are doing this weekend.

Tracy xx