Friday, 3 February 2012

Bestest Friends

Hi!  I didn't have time to blog yesterday!  My friend and I had a day out to House of Bruar.  It was the most beautiful drive up the A9 and although it was very cold the sun was shining and there was snow sprinkled on the top of the hills.  We had a delicious lunch and then browsed through the shop.  When I got home it was time to cook the evening meal then I got my knitting out and watched tv.  Mr C and I are off to Spain on 8 March for a month and I'm busy knitting little cardigans for one of the charities in the town where we used to live.  It keeps my hands busy while watching tv in the evenings and I'm doing something worthwhile at the same time.

Mr C was working from midnight to midday so I'm up in the craft room this afternoon trying to get all my DT work up to date for going away.  I know there's still a few weeks till we're off but also I know how quickly things catch up with me!

This card was made from my latest purchase.  It's the Mabel Lucie Attwell CD by Katie Sue Designs.  I've loved MLA since I was little as I had several books with these adorable drawings.



Challenges :
Allsorts - One or More Hearts
Crazy 4 Challenges - Layers and Embellishments
Delightful - Punches / Dies
Divas by Design - Anything
Kaboodle Doodles - Make it Girlie
Karens Doodles - Cute & Cuddly
Paper Pretties - Ribbon / Twine
Party Time Tuesday - Anything
Secret Crafter - Ribbon
Stars & Stamps - Die / Punch
Tuesday Throwdown - Use Hearts

Elements :
Paper & Image - from Mabel Lucie Attwell CD by Katie Sue Designs
Ribbon & Heart - stash
Dies - Flower & Leaf Trio by Die-namics
Punch - Doily Lace by Martha Stewart
Pearl - The Hobby House
Insert - computer generated (Font : Boring Showers)


McCrafty's Cards said...

This is really lovely Anne, the image is adorable!
Kevin xx

Stephanie said...

Adorable Anne :) I'm so jealous of your upcoming trip to Spain, what I wouldn't give to spend a month there (especially right now - it's freezing!) Have a great weekend :) x

Carol said...

Gorgeous card Anne, love those images too. Love mooching around the House of Bruar - rest of the family not too keen though! Carol x

Sandra said...

Hi Anne, these images are fabulous:) Sandra H

pinky said...

You are always busy Anne, I want your lifestyle!! Mine is so boring:( Love this gorgeous card, the image reminds me of the reading books we would have had at school (yes I am that old lol). Have a good weekend. Hugs

Kari said...

Wonderful card!
Thank you for joining Karen`s Doodles this week and good luck!

Hugs,Kari :)

Sandy said...

Fab card, love the vintage image and layout too.

Jules said...

Hi Anne

A brilliant card.

I too had one Mabel Lucie Attwell book full of little poems when I was a whole six years old .. .. .. and I still have it. All very tired and dog-eared but still very loved.

Love Jules xx

Kristine said...

Love the cutie vintagey image here and your quilted bg is nice for as young as they are. Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenges this week *Ü*

Lee Mae said...

Adorable card! Love the vintage image. Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown Challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps!
~Lee Mae
Operation Write Home
MWT Assistant

Traci M said...

This is such a cute cute, card!! Love your background with that sweet image!! Thanks for showing your style at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week!!

Lisa Jane said...

This is so pretty and so cute
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for our Have a Heart challenge
Lisa x

Beryl K said...

This is just gorgeous Anne,
Beryl x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is adorable Anne and reminds me of the good ole days. Will I fit in your suitcase in March? It will give me a nudge to lose some weight. Lol!!!


Irene said...

A brilliant card Anne, with such adorabloe images. Enjoy your little break. Hopefully we will be in Spain later in the year.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is so pretty, what an adorable card. Oh I love Bruar, the falls are stunning. Bet it was freezing yesterday though!!! Thanks for playing along on our Have a Heart Challenge this week on MAWTT, Love Hazelxoxo

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Such a pretty card thank you so much for playing along with The Pixie over at the Pixie Dust Studio Challenge
The Scrapbooking Queen

Natali said...

Your card so gentle and beautiful. Absolutely adorable image.
(Sorry My English)

Tracey Manderson said...

Lovely card. hanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges, good luck and hope to see you next time.
Tracey M

Lauren said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Krista said...

What a cute card! So sweet !!!
Thanks for joining us at Karen's Doodles!