Wednesday, 28 December 2016

first christmas

hi everyone i can't believe it's almost two weeks since my last post.
where has all the time gone in the run up to christmas it's just flown past.
i didn't manage any craft time after i'd finished making cards and gifts for family and friends and hopefully this week i can make amends.
i'm back today to share a card using one of my fave stamp brands lili of the valley . just a heads up they currently have a sale on, save 30% until noon today (excludes latest launch).
back to my make i've used christmas bunting (still available in the ebay outlet store) and she has been coloured with my copic markers

and here she is:

and with my image i have tried a little 3d paper piecing.
here are a few more images showing some of my layers:

i think i could have done a few more layers but i do love how it's turned out.
tutorial available on Mariska van der veers blog page.
onto what i have used:
6x6" white base card
stamps: christmas bunting and sentiment stamps
paper, vellum & card: from my stash
snow flake embossing folder
ink: memento espresso truffle
sakura gelly roll pens 
glamour dust 
pinflair glue gel
  skin: E000: 00: 04: 11: 21: R20
skirt and hat: R85: 83: 81
cardigan: B60: BV31
and all it leaves me to say now is:
Merry Christmas and i hope you all have a lovely crafty day, enjoy and craft happy Ann.
thanks for stopping by.


  1. Beautiful card Ann, delightful image. Wishing you a Happy New Year. Emma

    1. wishing you and your family a happy new year Emma. thanks for the lovely comments

  2. Ann - this is really pretty, I love how you have created a 3D effect and you colouring is gorgeous. Lovely to see you joining in the fun at In The Pink with us - I hope you don't mind me saying but here's just a little tip for entering challenges, you need to put a link on your blog post (perhaps under the photo of your card) to the challenges you are entering - we are n't that strict at In The Pink but some challenges will remove your card from the linky thing if you don't do that - which would be a shame because you are a very talented lady)!
    Happy new Year

    1. hi Sue, happy new year.
      I had planned to add a link but I have been off line for a few days old computer gave up the ghost, just got my new computer . will add link next time.


thanks for taking time to visit my little crafty patch. Ann