Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Angelica (and LOTS to tell you!)

Firstly, I have some really exciting news that I can finally share:   I'm a guest designer for Wee Stamps for April.  Woohooo!!

I've been playing with a couple of the new images which will be released later in the month, but today I'm sharing my first GDT card which is using one of the older images, Angelica.

Erm, yes, I know this is a Christmas card and it's only April, but you can never be too prepared for Christmas. Plus, in my defence, with all this snow around, and the coldest Easter on record, it's hardly spring-like outside is it!!!

This image is so pretty, I love the expressions on the little critters. I've used my (current) favourite colour combo of aqua and pink, and stitched all the panels.

Secondly, this card also supports the new ABC Christmas challenge which this fortnight is G for Girls or Boys.  Our sponsors are Bugaboo stamps (and I'll be showcasing one of their images next Wednesday at the half way point of the challenge).  In the meantime, I hope you pop along and join in with us.

(OMG even my GDT badge is cute!!!)

And last but not least, we're visiting my in-laws in Sheffield this week, and for part of the week we are having a couple of days by ourselves in York.  The exciting bit is that hubby agreed to take a small(ish) detour on the way to York yesterday and took me to the Lili Of The Valley shop in Farsley!!!

So yesterday I spent a happy time browsing the gorgeous loveliness on their shelves.  It was amazing to see the beautiful cards made by some of my designer idols in the flesh.

While I was there I also got to meet the lovely Anne, who is just as sweet in person as she is in blogland.  I don't know how she manages to restrain her spending while working there. I think that I'd end up with half my wages paid in stamps.

I did buy a couple of stamps (well, it would be rude not to) and I thought I'd share a wee picture of what I bought.  I was actually quite restrained, partly because I seemed to have many of the images already (don't tell hubby that I admitted that), but also because I am saving my pennies for the new release that's out this weekend.  I'm soooo gutted that I couldn't visit the shop on Saturday instead of yesterday, but we'll be back home by then so I'll now have to order the new images online next week instead.

Sorry about the pic, but it's taken with my phone, with my stash laid out on the duvet back at the hotel!

See my cards available to buy on eBay

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    Mojca said...

    Waw Annette congrats for Wee Stamps!!!! Waw!!! They are so lucky to have your really! And oh you lucky ladie for visiting LOTV store!!! I am living so far away ... And your new stash looks really yummy :)))) The card is also so gorgeous. Hugs! Mojca

    Zw@@n said...

    Congrats, Annette, for being a guest designer for Wee Stamps. Enjoy your time with them.
    Love your card, that image is so cute! Luv, Wilma

    Anne-Marie said...

    Oh, you lucky thing.....on both counts! I just saw your lovely creation on the Wee Stamps must be made up! And you actually got to go the the LOTV store....I'm so flippin' jealous...hahaa....I live much nearer than you do, and haven't yet made it over there, but you made the most of it, I Another gorgeous certainly set a high standard, sweetie. :)

    lalkygirl said...

    What a fab card .love the shape and the image is adorable
    Thanks for joining us at I love promarkers and good luck
    Tracey x

    Wishcraft said...

    Ooh congrats Annette, that's fab! And lucky you getting to visit the LOTV shop... I've got no chance dragging hubby there, even though we're a lot closer than you are!

    Gorgeous card hun, super sweet image and love the colours and layout :o) Hugs, Lisa x

    Michelle said...

    Congratulations on your guest designer spot, I'm sure you're delighted. Your card is stunning, I love the colours you have used.

    Michelle x

    Chrissy said...

    Congratulations Annette on your GDT...and lucky you going to LOTV, and showing such strength not to buy it all, you are card today as well, love the little cutie image, gorgeous colouring..beautiful.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Edwina said...

    I love your card. It is so adorable! I too am making Christmas cards. I joined in Lady Anne's Challenges so I make at least 2 a month. I am trying for 4 so i am not going crazy at Christmas making them.I love this image you used. I wish you were sponsoring some of the challenges. i love all the cute digis you use on your cards. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

    Christine L said...

    Congrats Annette on your GD spot - well deserved! Love the card... your blue and aqua together are fabulous!

    Big hugs
    Christine x

    Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

    Annette that's awesome about the GDT post! Gorgeous first card for that!! Love the colour scheme!! A little bit jealous you actually got to the Farsley store. Only in my dreams now! Sent you a little love on my last blog post. Big hugs, Wends xxx

    Wendy said...

    Adorable and so gorgeous.Congrats on your GDT spot...Thanks for joining us at Joanna Sheen Challenge this fortnight.
    Wendy xx

    Lorraine said...

    Absolutely gorgeous Netty. Great shape and an adorable image. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

    Jill said...

    gorgeous creation hun thanks so much for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

    Larissa said...

    Congrats on your guest design position. Wee stamps are so lovely!

    It sounds like you had a great time at lotv. I was happy enough to visit a dutch craft fair and lotv were there though! Loved seeing the cards in real life and loved the new release! :)


    Emma H said...

    Eeek, you are so lucky - Wee stamps and Lili of the Valley goodies! Gorgeous card, your guest DT spot is well deserved!

    Karen said...

    Gorgeous Netty as always, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.


    Unknown said...

    Beautiful... :)

    Lorraine said...

    This is gorgeous Annette. I love teh image and pretty colours.
    Congratulations on your GDT spot.
    Lorraine x

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