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Saturday, 4 August 2012

And the winner is.....

Hello Blog Friends

Firstly, thank you to all my new Followers, I do so appreciate your company, thank you for taking the time to have a look at my blog!

On Wednesday I said that I had two copies of Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine and that I would do the draw tonight - well the winner is........April.........please let me have your address and I will get it in the post to you as soon as possible.

Whilst I am here I thought I would exercise my bragging rights, because I am still so excited, to tell you that I won Tim's Tags again this month (July tag).  I did not think it was possible to win twice!  I have entered so many competitions recently but this one is just the best of news and it will take me a while to come down off this high - it is just like winning the gold medal.  I know some of you already know and thank you for your emails and kind comments.  You are all such an inspiration to me.

In between gold medals at the Olympics I have managed to dabble a little this week.  I got a wonderful die/stamp set from Sizzix/Hero Arts which contains flowers and butterflies.  It is a while since I did plain and simple cards so I did these:



I have sent a pic of this one to a lovely blog friend Christine Emberson (http://hope-chances.blogspot.com) who is the only UK member of the Spellbinder design team and she has been on Create and Craft today.  She does a monthly gallery of cards and this will go into that.  Please do have a look at her wonderful blog if get the chance.



The stamps are beautiful, there are three butterflies, one set of flowers and a single flower in the set, each with it's own die.  I used Spellbinder Label 8 to cut the first card out and Labels 23 to mat and layer on the second card.

Hope you are all enjoying the Olympics as much as me, although I feel exhausted just watching the events from the edge of my seat - lol.  I hope you will a comment if you visit - thank you so much if you do and I will always try to return the compliment.  Crafty hugs, Anne xx

29 comments:

  1. beautiful work Anne - and you should be so proud of winning Tim's tags - not once but twice - what a star you are! Big hugs xx

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  2. ...these are beauties Anne...I especially like the bottom part of the top card, the pale aqua paint on the newsprint is heavenly I loVe that look...& it looks like you've had fun with your new goodies Anne these cards are beautiful...Melx :)

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  3. Absolutely lovely 'plain and simple' cards - the corrugated stripe and the the newsprint on the first are just fabulous. And - wow! - so many congratulations on another Tim win... hero!
    Alison x

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  4. You make such beautiful cards Anne I especially like the top one. Well done on your win. You are one lucky lady to be around. Hope some of it rubs off whe we meet up.
    Lynn x x

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  5. Congratulations on yet another win, Annie!! You enjoy your high! It was well-deserved! And I enjoyed your great cards!!

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  6. Anne well done on your challenge win - your art is always so interesting.The combination of newspaper and corrugated card on your tag works well. So glad you are enjoying the Olympics.

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  7. These are gorgeous cards Anne, great use of the Spellbinders dies.
    Congratualtions again on your Timmie Tag win - it was so well deserved. I know exactly what you mean about being so excited, I was the same!
    My father in law has just brought me some wooden blocks, you have inspired me so much I'm going to give these a go. Not sure when that will be though - so busy right now, not even sure what day it is. I'll let youb know how I get on.
    Thank you so much for all your lovely comments, and for following me on the Indigo Blu blog, it's so nice to know that you're there, I really appreciate it. Enjoy the rest of the weekend Linda x

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  8. Hey Anne! Well done on the Tim's Tags win..fantastic! Love your cards today, beautiful colouring of these lovely stamps, Carole Z X

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  9. Hi Anne your card are beautiful but hardly simple !! I am like you I felt so exhausted watching Mo Farah win Gold last night. How these athletes do what they do I will never know. Loved Rutherford's win at the long jump too. He seems a really sweet guy. Crafty Hugs Annie xx

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  10. huge congratulations on your win over at TH's blog...so well deserved...your tag was gorgeous and loving your Hero Arts/Sizzix card...the dies are wonderful...happy Olympic viewing for the coming week...hugs kath xxx

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  11. Congratulations on your win - truly deserved. Thank you so much for the mention too, I love your cards especially those butterflies :) xx

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  12. Congrats Anne on your win...Truly deserved your work is Fabulous...Beautiful cards today... simply Gorgeous.. I have almost lost my voice (although I dont hear the family complaining) tee-hee.. With cheering Team GB... whoop, whoop, Gold all the way.. I am sooooo proud of them all... Hugs May x x x

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  13. Yay! Thanks Anne, I will pop my address over to you :o) Congrats on your 2nd tag win thats great! loving these cards, the stamps are just stunning! x

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  14. Oh I just LOVE this Hero Arts set with the Dies to match... Your coloring is perfect too... Love BOTH cards... Lovely, just Lovely!!

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  15. Hi Anne,
    I am back! :)
    Wow you have been a very busy gal eventhough you have been watching the Olympics. I have been doing the same. :) Love it. :)
    As always your cards and creations are lovely! Congratulations for having another of your tags win!
    Hugs

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  16. sorry i am so late stopping by, these are great makes, those butterflies are absolutely fantastic! i love butterflies..congratulations again,,on the win...oh yes the Olympics is certainly great viewing! hugs trace x

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  17. Hi Anne. Just got some time to visit my fav. blogs and had to see what you've been up to. Loving these cards, especially the top one. These are going to be so useful for you. Good on ya for giving yourself a pat on the back over your TH win. It's not easy to do this once, never mind twice! and I'm glad you feel proud of yourself. You so thoroughly deserve it. Hugs, Buttons x

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  18. I think it's wonderful that won twice, I can't wait to see what you get this time! whoop whoop!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ;0

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  19. Congratulations! I, however, am not surprised you won twice - your work is awesome! Your cards today are so lovely - those die/stamp combo's are fab. I have made a card for Christine's inspiration day too - will Blog it later in the week. xx

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  20. I thought I had commented on these but obviously haven't! These cards are beautiful - I love plain & simple but always end up overfussy. The stamps are lovely. I have finished (for the time being) tweeking my blog & although it isn't the same it's better than some of the variations I had! My advice to you ... just keep yours as it is unless you have a spare day to spend at the computer! Take care. Sx

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  21. Congrats and well done YOU!!! WOO HOO!
    Yes! Lynn is lovely and she told me that you will soon be having a crafty get together!
    Love Jo x

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  22. These are so pretty! Love the contrast of that corrugated strip on the top one. I'm still grinning for you over the Tim tag win... that's fantastic!!

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  23. Gorgeous! I love the way you have done the corrugated paper across the middle - can I steal your wonderful idea!!!!!
    Sandy

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  24. No not plain and simple. They are gorgeous. I like the flower and butterfly die combo.

    Carolx

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  25. You know what I forgot? to congratulate you once again for winning at Tim's Tags. You should know for sure now -- you are one talented lady!!
    Sandy

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  26. Well done for winning Tims Tags TWICE , how fabulous Anne . Your card and Tag here are super , my fav is the tag its gorgeous Hugs Elaine

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  27. I really liked this card. And congratulations on your Tim win. That's awesome! I was wondering where you got the stamp/die set. You said the flower set came with it's own dies. Thanks!

    auntkit@Comcast.net

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  28. Thanks for sending along the link to this lovely post. I was a new blogger when you posted this, so perhaps had not found you. Loved the way you used this pretty dogwood stamp, and each card is just so beautiful. Never thought to use the yellows to color it, but now I will, because I love this one with the green mats. I was smiling as I read about you being selected 2 times as a TH tag winner. Didn't surprise me at all. What does surprise me, is that you don't design _for_ him! You are one of his best advertisers for his products!!! Definitely you have some super skills with this design/creativity business. Hugs.

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