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Sweet Anya


Hi everyone a very quick post today because I was out all day yesterday at the hospital…… thought the pins were being removed from my finger but they will be in for another three months…. yuk.

This was the class card for Monday night. I used the same papers as Bath Time (well they were both from Pink Petticoat – Lolas Boudoir) and because they were already on my desk. Stitched as usual onto the card.

We stamped the image onto water colour card, cut out with a nestie then coloured in with Copics – very lightly because I think darker colours would have spoilt the effect – distressed the edges with Rangers Dusty Concord.

Cut out a pink and purple nestie and then cut both of these in half… one length ways and one vertical. Looped the ribbon and stuck to the back. Made two flowers with the same ribbon and added pink roses to the centres.

Punched out the scalloped tag and stamped in the middle. Little pearls dotted around finished the card beautifully. Enjoy.

I know my sister-in-law Irene will love both these cards because purple is her favourite colour.

Rain Anya


Rain Anya is appropriate, my Tuesday class were going to make this card but because of the bad weather I had to cancel.

I stamped and paper pieced her and then coloured in with copic markers. Slight boob I scanned in the image and printed onto my card before I did the colouring in but we won’t mention that. Also printed a verse onto the card.

It doesn’t show very well on the card but I also heat embossed her little jacket because I wanted it to look like a plastic jacket.

With a versamark pen I coated over the jacket and added embossing powder then heated. Did this three times and it does look like a wet look jacket but the photo doesn’t do it justice. Mat and layered her onto a nestie and add two lines of faux stitching.

Added some beautiful wool to the edge of the card which Patricia bought and she kindly shared some with me (have to try and buy some more because it is gorge).

Punched two large flowers and then fixed a green flower (from my stash) to the middle of the two with a butterfly brad. Coloured the brad with a copic because the colour was wrong. Added liquid pearls to the centre of the flower.

Used a MS punch and a piece of mesh to the edge of the card. I stuck the mesh to the back of the nestie and just left an overhang showing this way it added more dimension to the card.

First Miss Anya Dressy


Wow I just love these stamps from the Greeting Farm I know they have been out for a while but I have only just found them and I am hooked already. Made my first card with Snow Anya and now this one is from the dressy set.

Pictured her in my head as a Spring type girl especially with the hat and so all the colours reflect this. It’s also probably because the weather is so dreadful that I am wishing for Spring already and we haven’t even had Christmas.

Stamped her onto white card stock with Memento tuxedo black, coloured in with Copics and cut out with a nestie. Also stamped lots of little flowers around her and the bee on her hat is a set of little stamps I bought from Tesco’s. From the same set there is a stamp with lots of little swirly dots on it, so used this to match up the image with the butterfly and drew a yellow line through all the dots. Edged her hat with some Sakura glaze and also her shoes. Two tiny little gems were added to her shoes and also the middle of her blouse.

Now the interesting part I stitched lots of little buttons around the edge of the card stock, wasn’t sure how so many would work but they look great.

The flower is made from ribbon and wait for it…. lots of pearly doodles added, as you have already guessed, I just think these are the bees knees. Paper flower was added to the top of the ribbon and an embellishment that looks like a jelly tot added to the centre.

A friend of mine bought this neat little butterfly – it’s a double die cut – and we have all cut out some butterflies. Needlesstosay I didn’t have the right colour so, just got out the copics again and matched up with what I think is a passable match for the card and then added more pearly doodles. The green background paper is a K & Co and the white is ordinary copy paper punched out with the MS around the corner shell punch. Chalked around the edges and also along the line of dots. Put ric rac along the bottom to finish.

Snow Anya


I teach card making classes twice a week, a Monday and Tuesday. This is the card we made on Monday (minus all the bling we never seem to have time to put these items on too much gossiping) but they finish when they get home – I hope.

The Monday night girls have all been making cards a lot longer than the Tuesday class so I teach more advanced classes on a Monday and the Tuesday girls are all very very new to card making and are only just starting to learn all the different techniques.

Rain, snow and shine are the latest stamps I have bought along with the Miss Anya Dressy set (bet you can’t guess what cards are going to be posted next).

This card is quite deceiving because it looks quite plain but there is a lot going on and that’s the reason why I took more photos so that you can see all the different elements. Stitching, matting and layering, bling, decoupage, stamping, nesties, snowflake punches, colouring in with copics, liquid pearls, gems, fluffy stuff and ribbon all make up this card.

Used a snowflake stitch all around the edge of the paper think it is from Papermania but not sure and obviously the girls didn’t stitch theirs but it shows them what they can do if they have a sewing machine at home. Made a nestie apperture through two layers of paper and one layer of card (bit of patience needed because you have to run through the big shot about four or five times to make sure it cuts). The off cuts of paper were then matted and layered onto the front and the inside of the aperture (waste not want not). Decoupaged the large stocking on the front of the card and added lots of stickles bling. Made a bow and dotted the punched snowflakes around the aperture, then added lots and lots of liquid pearls, just love these. Inside is covered with co-ordinating paper and Snow Anya was stamped onto plain white card and then cut out with another nestie. I coloured her in this time with Pro Markers, not my trusty water colour pencils, and added faux stitching around the edges. Fluffy stuff was added to her muffler and the edge of her coat which was then covered with a layer of stickles. She was positioned on the inside so you can see her when the aperture is opened. Punched snowflakes were also added. Season’s greetings was stamped onto the front of the aperture and added little gems in the corner which completed the card. I have to say all the cards at the end of the evening looked lovely.