Tuesday, 30 September 2014

My 2nd card for the TLC Progressive challenge

A very good morning to everyone,
I was a busy lady yesterday as I did some crafting, I thought I would show you a card I have made for a very special lady who has been helping my sister who is terminally ill. I used this tutorial which I have used before.

This is the image from TLC and I also used the word art from there.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts The round butterfly disc is from a swap I did recently and was sent as a gift but I just loved it as it is a shaker too, how cute is that? It was on a card of 12 pieces from K&Company...
Thank you for stopping by and I would love to read what you think about this special card :)
Love ~ Lady Anne xxx

I shall be entering this card into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart ~ Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends ~ Fun Folds Challenge
My Craft Creations ~ Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge ~ Always Anything Goes

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Creative Blog Hop ~ My turn!!!

I have been honoured to be invited to join in a Creative Blog Hop by my good friend Susan Lake who I have know for a little while and I admire greatly.

The Creative Blog Hop asks us to answer 4 questions about ourselves and is a way of introducing you to somebody else and learning a bit more about each of us.


I have so many things I am curently working on, I have two thank you cards which I want to get done for two very special ladies who are helping my sister who is terminally ill but lives so far away from me and they go round to her and help her still to be able to make cards which she loves to do. As they are card makers I'm finding it hard as I want to do something incredible for them!

I also have an order to make a mini album for a couple in Spain who will be celebrating their 1st anniversary which will be special as the 1st anniversary always is.

I also have a very special birthday card for my niece who I love very much and will be turning 60 in October, so yes I have a few things that need to be done.


I think we all have our own unique style that is why making our own cards becomes so special. I watch a lot of videos on card making and especially mini album making but mine never turns out like theirs as I have a uniqueness of my own. I am apt to just put it together but I notice others set their stall out, I have tried doing that but I don't use the things I set out so I just go with "Aunty Flo"


I have always wanted to be artistic but I can't draw and if I paint it is a mess most of the times mind you I haven't given up on it! This way I can show my artistic flare and it satisfies that feeling within me. I love also the appreciation from others when they receive something I have made it is a wonderful feeling.


I don't really know but when I do make something I do it with that person in mind, I think about them and what they love or like and I try to make something I know they will enjoy. I love colour, any colour there isn't a colour I dislike as they all mean something to me. So the colour of the project means a lot to me so that is what I would choose first then I will go from there.

Now I have the pleasure of introducing a very lovely artistic lady who was the only one to take up the challenge Angela Haynes and her blog is called Crafting with Jack Angela has so many arrows to her bow and I'm sure you will enjoy visiting her next Monday for her hop...

My name is Angela Hoynes and my designer name is CraftingWith Jack.  As there already was an AK Designs crafting site I sat at my computer trying to think of a name.  As usual, my dog Jack decided I had spent far too long with out giving him some attention.  So I made a fuss of him, put him down and was going to return to the computer,but Jack had other ideas and jumped back up for another cuddle!  Suddenly the name "Crafting With Jack" was born!  Of course a couple of years later my designing name could have been "Crafting With Annie", but that's another story!

I love to design and have done my own designs for cross stitch, knitting, cards, digital stamps, scrap book elements and pages.  Currently I am focusing on my art and I am doing an art journal and improving my drawing skills.  On my blog I regularly give away a variety of freebies which include vintage images and digital stamps.

Now I will show you a Friendship Page I made for the Vintage and Beyond, we do these different pages one each month to make up an album of friends pages, it is a lovely idea.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit with me today, please leave a comment I would love to know what you think...
Love ~ Lady Anne xxx

TLC's Progressive Challenge

I have made a card for the TLC Progressive challenge which is only on from 25th September till the 6th October, here is my first card using the house image:

I haven't put a sentiment on but will keep it in my card stock for use later so I shall leave the sentiment till I know what I shall use it for. I coloured this image using my Promarkers. 

Let me know what you think by leaving a comment, I love reading what you have all put :)
Love ~ Lady Anne xxx

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:

Pink Gem Challenge ~ Keep it simple
Crafting at the weekend ~ Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Stempelsonnen Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Folio Album

I made this for my sisters friend who is helping her at this time, I wanted to say thank you to her for all she is doing to help my sister during her illness.

You can see a video on how to make this great little album here I hope you do :)

Love ~ Lady Anne xxx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting at the weekend ~ Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Sister act ~ Anything goes
Crafting with Dragon ~ Anything but a card

Monday, 22 September 2014

DS4J Christmas challenge

DS4J Christmas challenge, I was a little later sorting this one out, but I love the image, not sure I have done it justice but it is kind of cute...

I coloured it using my Promarkers, I add the few snowflakes and Poinsettia flower from my stock which I had given me by my sister Barb in Canada, she is such a darling but now she is poorly she can't craft so much any more.

Love ~ Lady Anne xxx

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:

A Girl who Crafts ~ Anything Goes

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Birthday card for a teen

I had to make this card so thought I would share it with you, it was for a teenage girl, we know how hard it is to please them don't we!!?
The image is one of Mo's perfect for this card I coloured the image with my Promarker pens

The Hydrangea flower is a digi image from Delicious Doodles 

The Happy Birthday is a die I have but can't remember which one it is.

Thank you for popping by my blog today hope I will see you again soon...
Love ~ Lady Anne xxx

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:

DoubleClick ~ Anything Goes

Ruby's Rainbow ~ Anything Goes

Wonderful Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

Tuesday, 16 September 2014


Tuesday, Sep. 16
People often say that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.

Salma Hayek

Another Anniversary Album

Hello my dear friendly bloggers, I thought I would share another album I made for someone in Spain, I used the file type of pages.

This was a lovely album and I made a few like it so I needed a change :)
Hope you have enjoyed seeing my work and I would love to read any comments you would wish to leave for me :) Keep smiling

Love ~ Lady Anne xxx

I shall enter this into the following challenges:

Picture and Scrap ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern paper ~ Must use patterned paper
Creatalicious Challenge ~ Must have flowers
Imagination Crafts ~ Anything Goes

Monday, 15 September 2014

Album for an anniversary

Hello dear friends,
I thought you might like to see an album I have made for a couple in Spain who are celebrating their 11th Wedding anniversary. I was asked to make this album which I did in about 3 days which was tough going but I did it - Yeah.
I haven't got pictures of all the album but you will get the idea of it from the ones I have taken.

I hope they like what I have made for them...

Love ~ Lady Anne 

I will enter this into the following challenges:

Divas by Design ~ Anything Goes
Crafting from the heart ~ Anything Goes
Craft-Dee Bowz ~ Anything goes with hand made bow
Crafty Boots ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers ~ Anything Goes

New challenge at Dragon Dreams Challenge...

New challenge at Dragon Dreams Challenge, I'm late posting this in fact very late but I have had so much going on I could hardly keep up with my own life!! Have you had weeks like that? I bet you have.
Anyway this challenge is one of celebration which I hope you will see with the two cards I have made:
The first image is the bride and groom
I love this bouquet Image

Our sponsor for this challenge is

The images I have used are from DS4J they have some wonderful images so why not pop over there and check them out.
I coloured my images using my "Spectrum noir" pencils and pens. I used mirror board with both cards to give it a more celebration look. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts 
It has been so much fun making up these cards...

I will enter these cards into the following challenges:
613 Avenue ~ Anything Goes
Hobby Cutz ~ Must have gold or silver
Pile it on Challenge ~ Flowers or feathers

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Friendship page

Good morning dear friends,
I thought I would share with a my Friendship Page I made for a swap at Creating The Crafty Life - Vintage and Beyond group. We do a Friendship page every month and the pages are all different 6"x 6" style pages over a twelve month period, each time we swap we add a little about ourselves so that we learn more about our friends on line. This is August page click here to go to the video.

I used the papers from Tim Holtz Ideology ~ Wall Flower 12 x 12 Paper Pad.
I hope you like what I did...
Love ~ Lady Anne xxx

I shall enter this into the following Challenges:
Fussy and Fancy ~ More than one fold
Dragon Lair Design Challenge ~ Anything but a card
Crafty Girls Challenge ~ Anything Goes