Tuesday, 31 December 2013


After a rather difficult few weeks I'm back to join in with WOYWW - if you are reading this and wonder what I'm talking about then click on the link and join in!!!!

Not going to dwell on what has kept me away - read previous posts for main reason of late.
I've not really done any paper/card crafting for a while. I did manage to make a card that I was asked to make for a 1st Wedding Anniversary for Son and Daughter in Law - it was very well received but I forgot to take a photo :-(

I also managed to finish my Christmas cake - see previous post. Also completed a scarf for each of my grandsons.
I had to buy all of my Christmas cards. have vowed that won't happen next Christmas!!!!!

So there is nothing on my desk/aka dining table at the moment ( had to clear table for Christmas)

So as promised way back here is what I made for Stampin' Up! Convention which seems a lifetime ago.

 General swaps - money/voucher wallets

For team swaps these little bags

 And inside them these 'angel' bag charms that I made

And finally the Christmas Wreath - recreated by the ladies at my workshop. I had seen this on Michelle Last's Blog and loved it and did ask her if she would mind me using her idea. Thank you Michelle.

             Well all that remains is to wish you all A Very Happy 2014 

I will visit as many desks as I can this time round - but definitely all that visit me, the ones I follow regularly and those ending in same number as me. 

PS Dear Julia I am sorry this is a little long this time. x 


  1. Anne, I'm so glad to hear you feeling more like your normal self.. that's a lot of angel charms!! Bravo!

      *H*A*P*P*Y* *N*E*W* *Y*E*A*R*!*

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. You are so talented, Anne! Those little bags and charms are just gorgeous!! I'm sure all the recipients loved them :-)
    Wishing you a happy 2014... May it be full of love, laughter and crafting!
    Hugs, LLJ 29 xx

  3. Hope you get your walk on the beach soon but liked my view of one till you get to do it.. your little bags are darling and the little charms are just lovely.. Well done on the wreath smiles all around there so well done..
    Thanks for visiting me already.
    Happy WOYWW New Year
    Sandy :)

  4. Happy New Year Anne! Love those wreaths, they are gorgeous. Love the colour scheme too. Have a great Wednesday, Hugs, Shaz #32 xx

  5. Crikey! You HAVE been busy. Glad to hear your are feeling better but am in awe of how much you managed when you weren't.
    May 2014 be a good one for you

    Happy New Year WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (1)

  6. Anne,

    What a wonderful post filled with all those treasures that you have created, such tallent. Why don't you get a start on this years Christmas cards, hey there is quite a few of us that just can't give up the Christmas mojo yet, so why not give it a go. I do hope you have a wonderful 2014 filled with all the good things that you deserve. Happy New Year.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 10
    Happy WOYWW and Happy Crafting

  7. Happy New Year Anne and thanks for your visit earlier. I am glad you are feeling better now and can get back to crafting. I love your little angel charms. Those swops are a good idea too.
    Have a happy week
    Lynda B 27

  8. Wow, no wonder you have not been posting your crafting goodies. What a lot of lovely stuff!
    Happy New Year, Hugs, Neet xx

  9. Happy New Year! Thank you for visiting! I love the little money/card pouches, what a fabulous idea! Thanks for the inspiration. Have a great week, Lucy #28 x

  10. happy new year - love the gift wallets you have made, and the wreath too - and the bag charms! all of it really! :) Lx

  11. Happy New yYear to you- Health and Creativity!
    Hey, life happens.
    Lovely little bag/boxes.
    Thanks for visiting and the snoop around your place.
    Robyn 51

  12. Love you team swap bags, they're so cute.
    Happy New Year
    Karin #29

  13. Nice nakes. Love the angels. Thanks for the visit. Happy Holidays! Peg R.

  14. Happy New Year and happy WOYWW! Your swap items are really lovely -- I'm sure the recipients will really enjoy them. I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear friend. Sending hugs. ~ Laura #54 (Thanks for your visit.)

  15. Happy New Year and happy WOYWW!
    I love all the goodies you made. I once made a whole lot of those angels and vowed never again! Too much work.
    Tertia #21

  16. Happy New Year Ann!
    What wonderful things you have been making, love the little purses.
    Thanks for the earlier visit.
    Krisha #57

  17. It's good to see you joining in with WOYWW, Anne! Thank you for sharing the awesome creations! I went back and caught up with you. It sounds like you had a really wonderful Christmas with the family and you had some great photos to share. I'm delighted you were able to muster up some Christmas spirit and enjoy the precious children! BTW, I also love how the Christmas cake turned out!!

    I wish you a very happy and healthy new year, my friend. I know it takes time to come to terms with the death of such a dear one. It will be easier if you think of all the ways you can celebrate what she meant in your life and not dwell on the fact that she is no longer here. Hard to do, I know, but it's really all we would want our friends to do if we died.

    I also pray that DH feels better soon and you don't catch the cough. Take care and all the best!! Happy New Year and Happy WOYWW! Hugs, Darnell #8

  18. You have such wonderful goodies! Love all your projects!!!!! Happy New Year and WOYWW and thanks for visiting!
    Carol N #50

  19. Happy new year
    Those wreaths look great!
    Thanks for visiting earlier
    Jackie 13

  20. Hi Anne my but you've been busy, your swaps look fab . . . . so many too.
    janet #20

  21. Hi Anne, thanks for visiting me and Happy New Year and WOYWW. Sorry to read about your friend, I'm glad you managed to spend time with your family. You will get the header sorted one day, if it needs to be bigger I can probably do that. Thanks for your good wishes about my back, it is a permanent condition and if things don't improve I may have to have it fused. Anyway I didn't make all the cards I should have done, and some of DH's relatives got none, I don't have their addresses, I must ring and see if I can get them.

    Cazzy x

  22. Happy New Year, Anne. Glad you have had a good Christmas with your family.
    What lovely gifts you made - they look so good all set out together.
    Thanks for visiting earlier.
    Trusting 2014 will be a special year for you.
    Margaret #12

  23. I love those little gift boxes. Happy New Year!

  24. Hi Anne, my my you've been very busy! Love those wallets for vouchers, what a lovely idea. Happy and healthy New Year to you. Annie #62

  25. What great little gifts! Here's wishing you a much happier New Year! Chris 73

  26. Fantastic Gifts you made those little boxes are so cute :) hugs Nikki 8

  27. ah Anne so good to see some craftiness!!

    .. and wow what creative goodness there is from your little hands...

    I love the ladies wreaths too ...
    ..happy WOYWW and have not been around WOYWW much either :D hugs, Shaz in oz.x #2

  28. Wonderful work, dear Anne! So many styles and lovely colorful things.
    Viele Grüße

  29. a very happy new year and hoping 2014 brings good health and happiness.those are cute little bags you a made and the charms are so sweet ,sorry to here you haven't had the opportunity to do much crafting of late. love those wreaths too ... thanks for visiting crafty hugs Andrea #33

  30. I absolutely adore those little handbags, and those wreaths! So, so beautiful! Hope this year brings you much joy!

    Hwee #76

  31. Must admit I wondered where I had got to yesterday too! LOL. Adore the little bags and bag charms, super. Hope 2014 is better for you. Hugs BJ #77

  32. Hi Anne, Loving your Angels.

    Hope your New year has started off well. Sue 63

  33. Such lovely projects. So glad you enjoyed your Christmas despite sad times. Thanks for visiting & all the best for the coming year. Ali #64

  34. Your little bags are adorable and also your wreaths! You are wonderfully creative! :) Happy New Year! Thanks for stopping by earlier! Sharon #56

  35. Oh Anne, I know just who you felt about buying Christmas Cards. I felt exactly the same way but sometimes you just have to think of yourself first and if that means shop cards then so be it.
    Mind you, it certainly looks like you did your fair share of crafting before Christmas.
    Thanks for stopping by this week and a Happy and Crafty New Year to you.

  36. Love all the little things your made, 'specially those little bags! I must admit, a lot of people got shop bought cards this year (only a very special few had made ones....(don't think they noticed!) Happy Late WOYWW ((Lyn))

  37. Hi Anne...everything you made is absolutely wonderful. The little bags are so adorable and I love the charms. Keep those difficult weeks behind you. Happy New Year!!!

  38. Hi Anne...everything you made is absolutely wonderful. The little bags are so adorable and I love the charms. Keep those difficult weeks behind you. Happy New Year!!!


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