Friday, 10 December 2010

Shepherd Boy Christmas Card

Hi again!

This is a FIRST for me........I've never posted one of my cards before, and I'm very nervous about it, but here goes.......hope you like!

I'm not very happy about the picture quality (something else I need to get the hang of lol), but hope you can get the general idea.

The shepherd boy image was a freebie from lovely Paulette, over at TLC, (not sure how to put links in here, but you can find her on my blog roll), and I used Shapeabilities Create-a-Flake #1 for the snowflakes, which I inked with my lovely new Promarker (Satin). 
The gorgeous papers were freebies with this month's Simply Cards & Papercrafts.  Did a little hand -sewing around the main image, and.......voila!
In case like me, you love Promarkers, but find the sets a bit pricey, take a look at Pink Gems store, because you can buy them singly, and, last time I looked, the postage is free in the UK.  She has really lovely and cute digi images, loads of inspiration, and tons of goodies that you'll love!  Fast service, too, which always helps.

Our youngest daughter, Leigh-Anne (Millie's Mummy), and her husband and 3 other children have been staying here for the past 4 months, because they've had tons of building work done on their own house.
It's been very crowded here, but we've had a lot of fun....a lot of tears (mostly Hubbie's!).....and little Millie born almost 5 weeks, they moved back home........which means................I CAN PUT UP MY CHRISTMAS DECS!!!!


And, before you ask why I didn't do it sooner, let me tell you............................we downsized when the kids started to marry, and we now have bigger gardens, and even a little stable block........but a much smaller house, and soooooooo........with 8 people in here, there just wasn't room for the tree, the snowglobes, the sleigh, the Christmas figures etc.etc..........not when we have a moses basket, a nursing chair, a baby toiletries box (HUGE), nappy bag, etc.etc.
It was fun while it lasted, and I'm really going to miss them, but it's going to be wonderful to be able to leave half a choccie biscuit on a plate, and still find it there when I get back!!

Bye for now, and thanks for keeping me company.
ps Let me know what you think of the card!

Anne-Marie x


  1. wow, what a treat this is being the first person to comment on your first card ever posted.....i am thrilled...let me tell you it is gorgeous, your coloring is fantastic...keep them coming...have a super weekend!

    enjoy *~*

  2. Oh! Thank you so much Teresa....I really wasn't sure, but I took a "brave" pill, and actually entered it in Paulette's challenge on Create with TLC, and she featured it on her blog! I am SO amazed!
    Thank you, thank you xxx

  3. Lovely card! Great Layout und so pretty colors. Thank you so much for joining us at Digital Tuesday this week. Good Luck!

    Hugs, Natascha

  4. AM, this card is stunning. You colour very well! and the overall colour choice for card is so serene. I love it, keep em coming cause you sure are talented :)

  5. Great card AM, love your colouring, I'm a fan of promarkers too, quietly adding to my stash while "no-one" is looking, nudge, nudge, wink, wink!

  6. Great card and super colours.
    Helen x

  7. Wow! Sooo fab!
    Thank You for joining us at Mami Doodles and I hope you enjoy that choccie biscuit when the time comes ;o)

  8. Wonderful card. The little shepherd is so sweet!