Here at Anything But Cute we love to see all the seasoned and expert mixed media artists, but we also want to encourage those who are just getting their feet wet. Our design team will always be on the lookout for these exceptional artists, and you just never know when we might be giving out something special to a talented mixed media newcomer.
Make sure to put 'newbie' after your name in the linky so we know who you are.
(new refers to 'new to mixed media' NOT 'new to our challenge')
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Friday, October 30, 2015

Introducing Anne

Hello Everyone!

It is with great pleasure I am here today, as I am introducing the newest member to the Anything But Cute design team. I have been following Anne's work for some time now and not only have I been lucky enough to get to know her amazing work, but I have been even luckier to get to know what a wonderful woman she is! Please hang around and learn a little bit more about this spectacular artist and see some of her outstanding mixed media creations! I am so honoured and thrilled to welcome...



Hello Everyone! My name is Anne Redfern (or Redanne as I am known in Blogland). Since emigrating from Canada 40 years ago I have lived in the beautiful County of Cheshire in England.

I have always loved crafting, in any form, be it sewing, knitting or papercrafting.  I also share my DH's passion for model railways (we are planning to build one from scratch). About 6 years ago I took early retirement after a long and rewarding career in Human Resources. Since the family had long flown the nest, I was tempted, after seeing a demo in a Craft shop, to buy a Big Shot and a couple of dies and the rest, as they say, is history! My latest love is mixed media and although I have only fairly recently dipped my toes into this amazing form of art, I really am completely hooked!

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Anne has picked out a few of her favourite mixed media projects to share with us today. Her creativity just blows me away and her ability to creature texture is absolutely incredible! Every project is unique and truly a work of art!

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This is my most favourite project ever, ever! I just love building 3D projects and this one is constructed from two Artist Trading Blocks. I love how a few paints and mediums can create a true rusty and aged appearance on plain white card - it just fascinates me....

This little binder album was created using a faux wood technique, taught to me by my exceptionally talented friend Jenny (Buttons). Rust features quite heavily too both inside and out, something I think I have a slight obsession with! 

This 5" x 5" canvas was an absolute joy to make, I just love using pastes to create lots of texture.  I adore creating underwater scenes, they feature heavily in my work and this is one of my favourites.

I am truly inspired by the work of Andy Skinner and this Valentine block was made using his faux letterpress technique and lots of DecoArt products. It is perhaps a more 'pretty' result than Andy's style but I am happy with that. The flower is handmade, another passion of mine but one that has not been used much lately.

I absolutely adore Halloween and this was a project I did in an on-line class with Richele Christensen over a number of weeks.  It is chock full of wonderful techniques that I still use today.  This project really gave me the confidence to delve more into the wonderful world of mixed media.

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Well, I think you will agree that Anne is a mixed media genius and I am just so excited to see what she comes up with for our challenges! She is going to be a wonderful source of knowledge and inspiration!!

Please come and visit us again on Thursday, November 5th when we start our next challenge, and don't forget to hit that Follow button while you're here!

Thanks for visiting and Happy Crafting!
Pamellia :)

71 comments:

  1. Thrilled to see the mega talented Anne joining Anything But Cute - fantastic both for Anne and the team. Brilliant to see a lineup of Anne's makes - it would be difficult to make a shortlist as they are all stunning. Wishing you all happy days ahead and lots of wonderful creations. Nicola x

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    1. Thank you SO much Nicola, you are a wonderful friend! It is such a pleasure to be here on this wonderful team, it won't be easy keeping up with their talent but I will give it a good try! Hugs, Anne xx

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  2. Thank you for asking me Pamellia, it is my pleasure entirely to be part of your hugely talented team. I am so looking forward to creating alongside you and team - and thank you all for making me feel so welcome!

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    1. Aw thank you Nikki, what a lovely thing to say! xx

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  4. So happy to see you here Anne, and I know you will bring an incredible talent and dedication to this team. Your work is 'fabulous darhhhling' :) and the faves you chose are some of mine too! Can't wait to see what you bring to Anything But Cute xx

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  5. I'm very proud to count Anne as one of my nicest friends and I can't wait to give her a big hug and congratulate her properly when I next see her.
    Enjoy yourself Anne and I know everyone will love your work
    Lynn xxx

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Lynn, I have a lot to live up to here! xx

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  6. Huge huge congratulations to Anne. She is the queen of 3 dimensional pieces and I can't wait to follow your mixed media journey Anne. You will be such a wonderful asset to the team. Fantastic news. Tracy x

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    1. Thank you Tracy, you are such a lovely and super talented friend - coming from you that is such a huge compliment! xx

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  7. thrilled to see my lovely hugely talented friend Anne join the team...can't wait to see more fabulous creations...hugs xxx

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    1. Thanks so much my dear friend, can't wait to see you next week! xx

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  8. Woo Hoo, Anne is in the house. Love your fantastic creations and can't wait to see more and to learn from you. Welcome and I know you will love being on this team as much as we will love having you here.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. Thank you so much Cec, I look forward to learning from you!! I am loving it already, you have all been so welcoming! xx

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  9. Welcome to our little family Anne! It is fantastic that you have joined us!
    Hugs
    Samra

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    1. Thanks so much Samra, I am tickled pink to be joining you too and look forward to creating alongside you! xx

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  10. Just fantastic, I love your work and admire it's gorgeousness. Well done X

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    1. Thank you so much Joanne for your very kind comment! xxx

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  11. Anne rocks!!!! She is a wonderful artist and person and I can't wait to see what wonderful things she makes for the challenges! =) Congratulations Anne!

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    1. Lisa, thanks so much for your lovely comment, you rock too! xx

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  12. Well I love your work Anne! What great addition to this already talented team!

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    1. Thank you Nicole, that means a lot to me! xx

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  13. Congratulations Anne! Your work is amazing.
    ~~julia~~

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    1. You are very kind Julia, thank you very much! xx

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  14. Congratulations to you, Pamellia, having Anne join your DT and congratulations to you, Annie, for being selected! I can see it will be a match made in heaven!! I find Annie's work to be magical!! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Thank you my dear sweet friend, you always say the nicest things! xxx

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  15. Huge congratulations Anne - you will be a great addition to such a talented team. Looking forward to seeing your makes. Jennie x

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    1. Thank you so much Jennie, I really appreciate your visit and comment! xx

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  16. Huge big welcome and Hugz to you Anne! Your work sure is amazeballs and such s range! So excited to be on a team with you and I can't wait to see what your dream up for our challenges. Not only are you talented but sweet as well. Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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    1. Thank you for such a lovely welcome Niki, I am already having a wonderful time already and so looking forward to working with this hugely talented team! xxx

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  17. Congratulations, Anne! Not surprised you join a mixed media team: your creations are just amazing and I love the different kinds of style they wear. Best wishes for the adventure!

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  18. Thank you Lys, it is a lovely team to belong to - I love your work too! xx

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  19. Your reputation goes before you Anne. Your talent is shown in abundance by all the projects you create. You know how much I adore your work and our friendship is so precious to me. Hugs Rita xxxx

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    1. Aw thank you so much Rita, you gave me a lump in my throat! I treasure your friendship too - you are the true artist! Hugs, Anne xxx

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  20. Not only is Anne a fabulous artist - she is a valuable friend and someone I admire so much. You are lucky to have her on your design team!!
    Sandy xx

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    1. Sandy, you are so lovely and kind - thank you so much!! xx

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  21. Huge welcome, Anne, to our team! I am so excited to be on a team with such a talented artist and also a very kind person like you! Can't wait to see your new creations and to learn more from you! Big hugs! Branka xxx

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  22. Thank you Branka, I am so looking forward to working alongside you - and learning from you too! You are very kind and generous! Hugs Anne xx

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  23. Mahoosive congratulations! Anne I am so thrilled for you and I wish you many happy days creating for ABC . You so deserve this position as your talent is limitless and your creations exemplary . I am such a huge admirer of your work and of the wonderful person and lovley friend you are . Enjoy every single minute Anne Big celebratory hugs xx

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  24. Thank you so much Amanda for your very kind comments. I am a huge admirer of your work too - but you know that already! Hugs, Anne xx

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  25. Best wishes and huge congrats to you Anne on this new journey. You will be a fabulous addition to this amazing team. Looking forward to seeing your crafty projects.
    Hugs, Julie x

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    1. Thank you so much Julie, I am really looking forward to getting started! Hugs, Anne xx

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  26. Brilliant news Anne, they could not have picked a better person! You will rock this challenge! Big congrats!!!! Your creations are always original, brilliant and with touch of real genius!!! Great choice Pamellia!

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    1. Astrid, thank you so much for your comments, it means such a lot to me coming from someone who is so exceptionally talented! Hugs, Anne xx

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  27. Fabulous news Anne and very much deserved.
    Toni xx

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    1. Thank you Toni, you are very kind! Hugs, Anne xx

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  28. You are indeed telented and such an inspiration in the crafting world Anne. I trust you will enjoy your time at Anything But Cute which is such a good place to play at!

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    1. Thank you Julie, I really appreciate you taking the time and it will be wonderful to see your amazing creations here at Anything But Cute! Hugs, Anne xx

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  29. Anne, it is just beyond amazing to me that we will get to work together on the same team! I am so honoured and thrilled that you agreed to join us here. You are going to be such an inspiration, I can't wait to see what that creative mind of yours comes up with for our challenges! Thanks so much for making me a happy camper. I welcome you with the warmest of smiles and lots of hugs!! :)

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    1. Ah, thank you so much Pamellia, it is my pleasure entirely! I am so happy to be here with you and your incredibly talented team and am thrilled that you asked me! I am really looking forward to creating alongside you too. Thank you for the smiles and hugs too, they are very welcome! Hugs, Anne xx

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  30. Huge congratulations, Anne is so incredibly talented and such a wonderful person! I'm so happy she has joined the ABC team, she is such an inspiration! I look forward to seeing more of her endless creativity! xx

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    1. Bobbi! Thank you so much, I really am thrilled to be here. You know already how much I love and admire your work! Hugs, Anne xx

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  31. How fun to see you join this great team!! Always love your work, and the examples here show why! xx Lynn

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    1. Thank you so much for saying so Lynn, it really is a fantastic team and I am so looking forward to creating with them. Hugs, Anne xx

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  32. Congratulations Anne I am so pleased for you as you set foot on another journey. Look forward to seeing your latest soon. X

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    1. Thank you so much Carol, I really appreciate it! Hugs, Anne xx

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  33. Anne, I'm just so happy you said yes to Pamellia! We couldn't be happier to have you join the team! Already a great asset, you are so helpful, positive, TALENTED, and a HUGE inspiration! Welcome! Your samples are some of my favorites, although there are many, many more! Big warm hugs!

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    1. Thank you SO much Sara, I am delighted to be part of this wonderful team, you are all so talented and a huge inspiration to me too. I am so pleased that you liked my choices and thank you for the lovely welcome too! Hugs, Anne xx

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  34. Oh Anne!
    Welcome to the team and how wonderful to get to learn more about you!
    These projects you share are just incredible! I can definitely see your love of craft and art by the way you create! Stunning showcase you have shared with us! Looking forward to more!
    best wishes!
    Jackie ")

    http://www.creatingwithoutcrayons-jackiepneal.com/

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  35. Thank you so much Jackie, I appreciate your comment very much and I hope you will come back on the 5th to see what the whole team have created! xx

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  37. So very happy for you Anne! Such a fantastic position for a lovely crafty lady, as yourself! Best wishes!!! :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment, I really appreciate it! Hugs, Anne xx

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  38. Wonderful choice for your team Pamellia - and big congrats Anne! I have seen all of these creative projects on your blog - and love them all! Your imagination is boundless when you see a plain box it becomes something magical!!!

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    1. Thank you Julia, you are very kind, I am certainly looking forward to working on this wonderful team! Hugs, Anne xx

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  39. So brilliant to see Anne here - she's an amazing crafter and artist and I can't wait to see what she'll create for the team.
    Alison x

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    1. Thank you Alison, it is very exciting being part of this wonderful team! Hugs, Anne xx

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  40. Yes Pamellia - for sure - Anne is a creative genius and the PERFECT additions to your already FABULOUS group of designers. You harvested the cream of the crop. Congratulations Anne. Looking forward to more of your incredible inspirations. j.

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    1. Thanks so much Joi, it is indeed a hugely talented team and I am so thrilled to be a small part of it! Hugs, Anne xx

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  41. Congratulations Anne, you will be an amazing addition to the team here at ABC, can't wait to see your wonderful creations! Deb xo

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    1. Thank you Deb, I really appreciate your lovely comment! Hugs, Anne xx

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