Friday, 26 August 2016

Dear Santa

Hello Everyone
It's been an age since I've updated my blog but we had no internet for almost two weeks.  Yes, two whole weeks!!!  I thought I was going to die of boredom.  I have a very small amount of data on my phone so had to go carefully with that which meant no blogging :(

Anyway I'm showing off  the lovely and newly released Joyful Joanne today



Isn't she a wee cutie?  I just love her cosy hat and scarf :)

image - Joyful Joanne from Art by Miran
papers - Jak Heath  (old ones)
sentiment - Heatherann Designs
die cuts - Precious Snowflake
coloured with copics
gems from stash 

Thanks so much for stopping by and and I promise not to leave it so long next time:)
Anne x

challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - words/numbers     
 Southern Girls - anything goes
Crafting by Designs - get ready for Christmas
Fab n Funky - anything goes      

Friday, 29 July 2016

Birthday Betty

Hello Everyone
It's that time of the month where I get to post a little bit of inspiration over on the 
Art by MiRan showcase blog but before I show my card I want to mention the special offer which is running just now over at the Etsy Store.  Use the coupon code below for a 25% discount



Today's card is showcasing the lovely  Birthday Betty



I am once again trying to achieve a more CAS style.  I love when I see cards like this, then try it out for myself and it just doesn't seem to cut it.  I will however keep at it.  Practise makes perfect and all that.
The papers, ribbon and button were all from my stash.  The gorgeous Betty was coloured with copics,
Thanks for popping by
Anne x

Friday, 15 July 2016

Cool Stuff Inside

Hello Everyone

Oh my goodness!!! 
 Have you seen the new rubber release over on Whimsy Stamps?
I absolutely couldn't wait to colour this cutie up



This gorgeous pair are  Ice Cream Love available now from Whimsy Stamps
coloured with copics and prisma pencils
papers are from Lidl 
ice cream cornet - cricut
sentiment - Sparkle n Sprinkle
 Doily Corners

As you can see I have kept this a bit on the CAS side as both the stamp and sentiment are huge so I really would have lost them under too many embellishments.  Plus it's nice now and again to keep it simple isn't it?
Thanks for popping in.
Have a great, crafty weekend
Anne x

Friday, 1 July 2016

sitting pretty

Hello Everyone
I'm here showing off mt DT card for the Art by MiRan showcase blog




This gorgeous girl is Resting Rabea available now in the Etsy Store
The papers are from Poundland.  Yip, I seen someone mention them on FB so went and grabbed some.  They are only writing pad size but very pretty.  Plus you can't go wrong for a quid :)
Coloured with copics
Sentiment is from Sparkle n Sprinkle
border die which I have managed to hide - Orion by Sue Wilson
Spellbinders Medalion 4
pearls from stash

Thanks for popping in.  Have a great crafty weekend
Anne x


Friday, 24 June 2016

swimming on by

Hello everyone
Hopefully this post finds you well and not at all affected by the horrendous storms these past couple of days.  For once, here in Scotland, we have had lovely warm weather. 
 Not wall to wall sunshine but nice all the same.

Anyway, today I have something  that I have been working on  for over a week now for the Artbymiran blog.  A canvas, not something I am used to doing but I have seen so many lovely ones I thought I would give it a try.




I merged two images, Mermaid Meara and  Leomaris then printed them out almost a4 size to fit 
this 30cm x 40cm canvas.    It took me hours to colour, then a couple more to carefully peel away the backing so I was left with a flimsy enough image to set on the canvas without it looking 'stuck on'  I had a few hairy moments I can tell you :)
Lot's of paint, texture, gems and some other bits thrown in for good measure produced the end result
A huge, huge image to colour but I am thrilled with the results and intend to hang it in our little holiday home in Turkey on our next visit.
Thanks for popping in
Anne x

challenges:
Crafting with Attitude - anything goes        DRS Designs - Life's a Beach
Crafty Creations - anything goes        Sisterhood of Crafters - create your own background  
Unicorn Challenge - inspired by child story or rhyme - Little Mermaid 
oh la la Creations - sun, and and sea
 
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