Thursday, 16 September 2010


This Sunday's challenge at The Studio was 'Food and drink - dedicate a layout to your favourite consumables! Whether it's chocolate, coffee or wine, tell us all about it :)'
This is the layout I made for it.
 To me there is nothing better than a nice cup of tea and 2 pieces of caramel as afternoon pick me up!! I had fun being really pretty on this layout to match my mug! I used a doily that I quickly put in my bag from a pub I went to on holiday, I was really pleased with it. My Dad even went back to the pub a few days later and asked them for some for me but they said they had run out!!
I also used a bargain bit of ribbon, the wide green ribbon at the bottom of the layout was from my local craft shop. They were selling this ribbon off for 15p a metre so I snapped some up, it's wired so its even to make nice pleats in it that stay put!

I made this card for my lovely friend who has just started teacher's training. I used the 'Back to School' kit from my shop as I thought it would be perfect for it!

I used the ric rac, ribbon, journaling card, handmade felt pencils and red thread from the kit. I hand stitched with the red thread to make the border at the top.

I managed to finish the Christening invitations. They even have proper inserts in them that I cut and printed on vellum. I did make a horrible mistake though and printed the wrong inserts for them!! As I had done the Christening invites for their other daughter a few years ago we just changed the name and date so I got mixed up and printed the old ones, I was so annoyed with myself! Luckily I noticed they were wrong while printing them and not later on! But they turned out ok in the end!
I received some new stash this week, I haven't bought any for ages so as I've been busy making kits for my shop I thought I deserved a little treat! I order the new October Afternoon Seaside range and my Cosmo Togetherness. The OA paper will be great for some of my holiday photos! Can't wait to get stuck in!

I must mention that my fellow DT member and boss(!!) Amanda has got a new review site and she is running a giveaway for a Scrapagogo kit so go and check it out, those kits are lovely!

I've been working on the next kit for my shop and making orders so haven't done any scrapping this week so you know what I'll be doing later!

Thank you so much for your lovely comments, they really do brighten up my day! I'll be back soon with what I create later! xxx 


  1. Ooh it's weird to be called boss!! :)

    Those christening invites are lovely, Anna! Can't wait to see your new kit too!

  2. I love the tea layout!! Really like how you've coordinated the embellies to the photo, it does really look inviting! Fabulous invites too, simple & effective is always a winner in my book x x

  3. CONGRATS on the DT with Tessa!! That is AWESOME!!! I love love love all of your creations!! They are AMAZING!! I just read the post over on The Studio and saw your LO about the elephants!! VERY COOL!! And I didn't know if you knew this or not...but there is an AMAZING Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee! :):):):):):) I have been a long time supporter of theirs and then even have a monthly website if you are interested in checking them out!! :):):):):):):):):):):) Just thought I would share after I saw your LO over there! :):):):):):):):):):):):)
    Here is their site:

    Have a great day! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


Please leave a comment, I would love to hear what you think!