Thursday, 17 February 2011

Me.....and Alfie Boe

Hello, there!

I've spent the afternoon with Alfie Boe........he's sung to me, over and over, and I've melted like warm chocolate.....aahhhh.

Ok, ok,........I've been playing his latest album while I've been making a card....did'cha have to burst my bubble, eh, eh?
Ken bought me the 25th Anniversary edition DVD of Les Miserables, for Christmas, and Alfie's voice in the part of Jean Valjean just makes me weak at the knees, so when I saw his latest album, would have been rude to leave it on the shelf, wouldn't it? :D

So, did I make a romantic card while I oozed all over my chair, as Alfie serenaded me?
Nah.......made a cheeky birthday card for my old mate, Pat......and I DO mean old (good job she doesn't read blogs!)...because it will be her 60th on 26th I REALLY hang out with people who are 60..........YEP.......and will be joinin' their ranks, come the end of June.....waaaaaahhhh!!!!

I've known Pat for 32 years, so I know she'll laugh when she sees this old girlie........

Pat would never dress like this, and the over-the-top bling is definitely not her thing.........but........I couldn't resist sprinklin' all these micro beads on the old girl's bag, stick and luvverly shoes! 

I've always made a "thing" about the fact that I AM YOUNGER than her......ok, only by 4 months.....and 1 day.......but that DOES make me I HAD to make a feature of her birth-date......well, ya would, wouldn't cha?

So, this is the finished product........

Definitely had to do some hand-sewing, on the green Bazzil, and around the image, because Pat is a keen needle-woman.......she made my Joanne's wedding dress........but I'm hoping she doesn't look too closely at my stitchin'.......heehee.

Hope you're doing okay, today.....thanks for dropping in.....

Some challenges:
Show Us What You Got

Add Shine

Use a punch (I used Martha Stewart Around the Page)

Anything Goes

Challenge #7 Dots

Anne-Marie x


  1. It turned out really cute! I love the bling!

  2. Oh how CUTE!! Love the details! Great job!

    Thanks so much for joining us this week at Shelly's Images! We hope to see you back again soon! :)

  3. I LOVE this card Anne-Marie. I would get a huge laugh out of it if I received it. The bling is terrific and pointing out the date is such a great idea.

  4. Great card - really fun image and the hand stitching is fab!! Thanks for joining us at DYSU xx

  5. What a fun card. I love her colorful pants!

    Thanks so much for joining our "Show Us What You Got" Challenge at Shelly's Images. Please join us again soon!

  6. Very nice, thanks for playing along with SSD!

  7. Great card, love the image you used! Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Crafting Journey, hope to see more of your work.
    ~Lisa a.k.a. ScripperScrapper

  8. AM! WHAAAAAAAHHHAAAAAA! love it :) And I just know Pat will too :)those micro beads are like the cherry on top! Loving the little date indicator too...must try that some time!

  9. Such a fun and fantastic card! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!

  10. awesome card Anne Marie, and that image is just too cool
    thanks for joining us at DYSU challenge this week


  11. Supercool card, love the image. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  12. so now we all know what you get up to in your crfat space! - love the textures there

    kitten DYSU team

  13. Hi Anne-Marie! Your card is super lovely, thanks so much for joining us at DYSU this week. Please remeber: to be eligible for Top 3 and winner you need to provide a direct link to your challenge post, not to your entire blog. Hugs Janna

  14. Hiya, this is great! Thanks for joining us this week at Sassy Studio Designs.

    Maria x

  15. Hahahahaha OMGOSH that is totally cool!! I'm sure your friend will love it for her birthday!! That Handbag is divine!! I love it, thanks so much for playing along this week at PaperPlay:-)

  16. So cute, love the striped skirt and all the bling. Thanks for playing along with us at SSD this week.

  17. Fabulous card! Love the pearls in her hair! Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Shelly's Image.

  18. Oh isn't she sweet! The calendar is such a smart way to mark the day! Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Crafting Journey! hugs~ Cindy

  19. Love this, such fun, I am sure it will be well received x

  20. Fabulous card Anne-Marie & such fun! I think the stitching looks fab :o)