Sunday, 11 September 2011

Been a while...

Been a while, is an understatement, I was shocked to see that my last entry was in August and we are now in mid-September, I certainly didn't keep the "I'll keep the blog up to date promise" now, did I? Ho, hum! I wonder if I am like fellow crafters, in that I find myself with a very short deadline to make a specific card, you know the "I wonder if you could make a card for my friend, her birthday is tomorrow" line, which seems to be heard very frequently. I then find myself creating a very quick masterpiece (I do try you know...), and then in the rush I forget to take a photo of it, and it's gone, no proof of this for my blog, so I think what I am trying to say is, remember to take a pic the same way you remember to take the sticky off the double sided tape, we will see....
Anyway, back to a challenge I would like to enter and a very nice weekend for my cardmaking hobby, otherwise known as, bank balance drainer... I am very fortunate to have my local craft shop, Craft World, within a reasonable driving distance, and they were having a demonstration weekend this Saturday and Sunday, we were spoiled, 14 demonstrations in all! We had demos on glitter, Tim Holtz, docrafts, marianne creatables, colouring mediums, lovely stamps, we had loads to look at and loads to resist buying (I did try, honestly). Learned a lot of new tips and of course, our friendly crafting community all seemed to get together as well, so was able to have a good catch-up with my friends as well, and...we even had coffee and muffins for sale as well, pretty good going I think for a lazy Saturday.
Now, one of the demonstraters was the lovely Kerry who offers us crafters a wonderful selection of stamps, and can I say, they stamp absolutely beautifully every time, they are a high quality polymer stamp and just a dream to work with. Her stamps can be purchased from her website ( weekly blog challenge ( is held each Tuesday, this week's topic being "anything goes" as well as a bloghop too. It was Kerry who introduced me to Glamour Dust and I love it, the above card being one of those examples, can't wait to really get cracking on the Christmas cards, I will certainly be a Glamour Dust babe, it will be everywhere, and hopefully some will stick to the cards. I would like to enter this card in the LBCI challenge, I was thinking I need one of these lightboxes to make my pics look better, and in sure MacGyver style, I found a guy on the net who has made his own out of a photocopy box, that should be some interesting fun for me at the weekend, I can see the box being crushed and put in the recycle bin as I am not the most patient person in the world, trust me!
I have entered my card in the following challenges...
Ladybugcraftsink blogspot - Anything Goes
Creations by Gill M - Cute as a Cupcake
Crafting when we can - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge - Food and Drink

Thanks for looking...


  1. Oh Anne, this is uber SWEET! Love this easel card!

  2. Oh, LOVE that image; adorable easel card!

    Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink.

    Hugs, Michele

  3. ooh this is gorgeous .. and the sparkle is the icing on the cake!
    Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
    Lisa x

  4. Gorgeous card, love those cupcakes. Thanks for joining us at LCI this week.

  5. Wonderful colors, love the shape of the easel and all the sparkle and bling = a great card !! Thanks for joining our 1st Crafting When We Can Challenge :)

  6. Beautiful card Anne!

    Love using scallop cards, I've actually ran out of them, so seeing your lovely card is a great reminder.

    The Glamour Dust you've used it so effective as icing on the cupcakes!

    Well done! However, please remember that to enter the challenge on the Creations By Gill M Blog, you must be a follower of Gill's blog.

    So please follow the blog, and good luck!

    Many thanks for your entry.

    Lisa - CBGM Design Team

  7. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining our first challenge at CWWC. Carol DT x

  8. This looks good enough to eat. Love the image and colour scheme. Thanks for joining in this weeks One Stop Craft Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx

  9. Yummy, lovely card and I love the scallops.