Tuesday, 25 January 2011

I'm back!

Hi, and welcome!
I have not been able to  blog, follow my favourite blogs, catch up with emails.....y'know, all the IMPORTANT stuff, lol......because my lovely little netbook decided it did not want to connect to the internet for a while, (I suppose I HAVE been working it hard), so it had a little holiday until my LUVERLY son-in-law, Ian, came to my rescue....and it's not for the first time, I might add ;D

Well, I actually managed to make the time to make a birthday card for my Mam....she's going to be 81 on 3rd February, but I still have to shop for a little gift for her.  She still likes girlie stuff....handbags, shoes, jewellry (especially earrings!), makeup.....and she recently discovered Yankee Candles....so it shouldn't be difficult to find something for her.....I hope those aren't famous last words, lol.

I used the sketch from crazy4challenges.blogspot.com and would like to enter their challenge for this week.

I used cotton lace because my Mam is a very feminine young lady, so I would also like to enter this card here adayfordaisies.blogspot.com for their Challenge#10 "Organic Soul".

I used 100% cotton to sew around the blue circle, and the sentiment label....and there are little touches of blue fairy dust on the flower pot.......fairy dust IS organic, isn't it ....I'm sure I learnt that in a long-ago class :)

What do you think about the quality of the photos?  My lovely friend from my Secret Pals group, Petra, has given me some good advice about getting my photos clearer and sharper.....Thank you, Petra......and I think they look better.
It would be lovely to get your thoughts, so please keep them coming!

I'd also like to enter toptiptuesday.blogspot.com  asking for a card with flowers on.

And here claudiaandcompany.blogspot.com for the Recipe challenge.

paperprettiesblog.blogspot.com Stitching (my hand-stitching on labels)

Hopefully, will see you tomorrow, and thanks for looking in.

Anne-Marie x


  1. Oh that mean old notebook! :) How wonderful that you had a tech savvy helper in the family Anne-Marie! I love this pretty card, it seems to suit your Mam quite perfectly with this sweet feminine design. Have fun shopping for her, I love Yankee candles too. ;) Thank you so much for playing along with our recipe challenge at Claudia and Company this week!
    ~*Joni C&Co. DT

  2. AM, I love this card! Your Mam is going to love it too! So pretty and feminine, and that lace is just the perfect touch. Did you hand-stitch the circle and sentiment? they look so perfect :)
    P.S. think you did a wonderful job on the photo Op :)

  3. Beautiful card, I'm sure you're Mam will love it :o)


  4. Adorable...Love the beautiful design!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Claudia & Co.
    Sheri-C&C DT

  5. adorable card, thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties and good luck!

  6. What an adorable card. I love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week.

  7. Gorgeous card and I hope your Mum has a lovely birthday :)

    Thanks for joining in with this weeks 'Fabulous Flowers' challenge at Top Tip Tuesday :)

    Carol x

  8. Such a beautiful card. Thanks for joining our Fabulous Flowers challenge at Top Tip Tuesday this week. Good Luck.
    xx Vee