Friday, 6 June 2008

It's been a while...

... since I last blogged! What with getting ready for the craft fair (which wasn't a huge success sales-wise...), supervising children playing outside and a complete lack of mojo and "umph", I've actually felt more like vegging on the sofa and watching telly than creating and then blogging about it. I've not even looked at blogs much, let alone left comments, and I do apologise for that! I shall try and do better! Having said that, this is only going to be a fairly short post, since I'm going out tonight with a few friends - I've got to get ready, and I've got to leave the house in a reasonable state for my in-laws who are coming to babysit (hubby is away on a lads' weekend to Arran).

So, I've made a card and an ATC. The card is for the latest challenge at Cute Card Thursday, which was to make a Christmas card. I think this must be the earliest Christmas card I've ever made! And I am not planning on making more until the end of August or beginning of September, which is plenty early in my book :) Anyhow, I was very glad that I had just bought a couple of Christmassy stamps from Little Claire at the Artstamps Scotland show last Saturday. I love this mousehole image, it's just very cute (sorry for the squint picture, though).

The image was watercoloured, with Stickles added in a couple of places for extra sparkle. Background paper is English Paper Co (I think), and the sentiment stamp is Studio G.

Next up, an ATC for Tilda and Friends, with the much more seasonal theme of "Give me Sunshine".

I used Doodlebug paper with summery phrases, a piece of ribbon for Tilda to sit on, and a couple of big flower brads. Tilda was watercoloured again.

Thanks for stopping by, and I'm hoping to pop round everybody's blogs tomorrow and leave some long overdue comments. Enjoy your Friday!


  1. Very beautiful ATC ! Very great work !

  2. Fabulous christmas card and ATC, love the image, so sweet and first time I have seen that one. Love the sentiment stamp, one of my favourites, thank you for joining in the CCT challenge

  3. Wonderful card and ATC, the little mice are so sweet.
    Thanks for joining in the CCT challenge

  4. Wow, beautiful and cute card & ATC! I love the colors and your layout very much! Great work!

  5. love your christmas card with that cute mouse image! and your lovely sunny atc. thanks for joining in the fun with us this week. annie x

  6. Wow, your card is gorgeous - love it!!

  7. Both card and atc is awesome. I love that new stamp you have bought, very cute :)
    Heather x

  8. gorgeous atc and card - I am sure your mojo will return soon, tis horrible when it goes away (hugs)

    jo xx

  9. Cute christmas card, we all need a break to recharge mojo, yours looking pretty good! Thanks for visiting my blog, Kim!

  10. Lovely cards Anne
    but Christmas cards - aaaaaaaarrrrrrrgggggggghhh!

  11. Hi Anne! I've been away for ages too!
    I love your cute card and ATC!
    I hope you get some time to blog again soon!
    Nicola xx