Thursday, 31 August 2017

reveal day

welcome to today's share
my room reveal
I am pleased to say we have moved back into our bedroom but there are still a few things that need to be added like wardrobes (still can't make my mind up) but for now I love my chic (to me) bedroom.
so again I'd like to thank: Ian, Adrian (my son), Dave (plumbing work) Kenny, Jimmy (plastering), Matt (electrical) and Andrew (flooring and ballestrade )

the bedding and curtains are by Dorma
the next stage of the room renovation will be adding
wardrobes, unit/cupboards, table lamps and t.v. 
but that will be when funds allow lol

but for now I'm happy with my dream room.
thanks for stopping by 
have a fab day, now to get back to crafting. Ann

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

renovation stage 2

welcome back to my room renovation
todays share takes me up to the decorating and new floor
today's thanks goes to Ian for all the painting and my cousin Andrew (with Ian's help) my flooring.

colours used in the bedroom are state of mind, fluffy robe and white.
a beautiful floating floor

now to the next stage.

join me tomorrow for the furnished and dressed stage.


Tuesday, 29 August 2017


good morning crafters.
today I'm sharing our recent renovation of our bedroom and I have to say it's taken my hubby ages to complete but I'm happy to say he has finished it.
and it looks fantastic.
we had lots of help with the refurb and I would like to thank them from he bottom of my heart.
so today's share is the demolition of the room and starting the re-build.
for this section I have to thank Ian, Adrian my Son they demolished the room and did some of the stud work, Dave (my nephew plumbing), Kenny (new window, door and window stud work), Jimmy (plastering) and Matt electrical work



this section Ian added all the insulation.




before Jimmy came to do the plaster boarding and plastering




join me again tomorrow for the next step

have a super day. ann

Thursday, 24 August 2017

merry Christmas take two

good morning everyone
welcome to merry Christmas take two using some of the techniques from my newly acquired inkyliclious winter cabin bauble kit but for this one I have chosen to use a different winter cabin stamp and I've not used the stencil.
for this card I have stamped and embossed my image and sentiments rather than the process I went through with my previous share.
but I have to say the jury is still out on this one.

here is what I have used:
6x6" white base card
black card
spellbinder square and label
lili of the valley: sentiment and snowflake
sakura gel pen: white and glitter pen
color box: frost white
embossing powder:
wow: opaque bright white

thanks for stopping by
have a super day, enjoy and craft happy. Ann

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

merry Christmas

good morning crafty friends.
popping in with another Christmas make and yesterday I thought I would try something a little different (for me).
I attended sincerely yours craft fair (Leigh) at the weekend and treated myself to some new goodies. mostly sentiment stamps but I did pick up a
winter cabin bauble kit and above is my first creation.
lots still to master with this type of crafting but it was most satisfying. the instructions that are supplied are really easy to follow (just need to keep my hand steady and not be so messy. lol).
I have to admit I have made a few mistakes along the way but nothing to put me off doing this again.

here's what I've messed about with:
inkylicious bauble kit that includes:
stamp, stencil, white ink, Kraft card, sakura gel pen (white) and some fluffy puffy stuff.
6x6" white base card
memento: espresso truffle
other stamps:
lili of the valley: sentiment and snowflake
spellbinder label
white satin ribbon
white pearl string

before I sign off I'd like to welcome any new followers:

all it leaves me to say now is:
thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day and craft happy. Ann

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Happy Christmas

good morning everyone
I hope you are all well and really busy with all your Christmas makes.
popping in today to share a quick and simple cas card using Stampingbella's
"Santa's speedy delivery"
my handsome chappie has been coloured with prismacolor pencils and I am pleased as punch at the finished result.

here's a list of some of the things I have used:

Stampingbella (image) & Lili of the valley (sentiments)
MFT: scalloped squares
strathmore (image)
red card & backing paper from my stash
6x6" white base card
bling snowflake
sakura glitter pen
prismacolor pencils


thanks for stopping by.

have a super day, enjoy and craft happy. Ann

Saturday, 12 August 2017

merry Christmas

good morning crafters and welcome to my share for today.
this is my second DC card for Lili of the valley's Facebook challenge
and this months theme is
thanks to all the crafters who have joined in this month some super creations entered.
here's the link: Lili of the valleys Events page
on a personnel note:
this will be my last share as part of Lili of the Valley's design collective team as I am stepping down  and I would like to thank Lisa, Laila and Lucy for the opportunity to promote these fabulous, adorable, cute and beautiful stamps.

my Lili adventure continues though as I have lots (and I mean lots) of lotv stamps for my upcoming creations to share so watch this space.
back to my card
here's some of the things I have used to create my card:
MFT: Snowflakes
spellbinder squares
joy craft: merry Christmas
christmas tree
Lili of the Valley: Edwardian Christmas
white centura pearl
green card
strathmore paper (image)
prismacolor pencils
sakura gel glitter pens
pearl ribbon.

and before I sign off
 I would like to welcome all new-comers to my crafty little patch
thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day and craft happy, Ann

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Happy Christmas

to someone special:

good morning crafters.
I hope you are all well and busy Christmas crafting.
just popping in with a simple cas style Christmas creation to share
my DC card for lili of the valley's Facebook challenge
this months challenge is titled 
I do hope you will give it a go and join in.

the card idea was supposed to be monochrome I hope you all like it.

some of the things I have used to create my card:
Lili of the Valley
prismacolor pencils
MFT snow flakes
Christmas tree (don't know the brand)
spellbinder squares
centura pearl
Windsor & Newton smooth surface cartridge pad heavy weight
embossing powder:

to join in LOTV's challenge please visit their Facebook events page for more details:
august challenge

I have to say it feels like I've neglected my blog for a few weeks but we have been busy doing up our bedroom and living room and it's left me absolutely shattered. 
hopefully I can catch up with my crafting again.
all it leaves me to say now is:
thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day and craft happy. Ann