Saturday, 19 March 2011

E.G.G. not!

Hello, and welcome!

We had three beautiful grandchildren born last year, two girls and a boy, and the eldest of them turns one year old, on 5th April........that'll be my little Yvie-Grace!

So, you ask......what does that have to do with the title of this post?
Weeeeell.......her name was going to be Evie-Grace.....pretty name, right?.........but her surname is Greathead...........gettin' it now?

You just couldn't do it to a little, her Mummy (Gillian) came up with the French spelling.....voila!

We've got 6 birthdays coming up in April.......4 in the first few I thought I'd better get a shuffle on, and started with a card for Yvie........hope you like :D.......

The colours in Yvie's room were based on the colours I used in a name plaque that I made for her wall, so I also made a cot quilt in those same colours, and now.....her birthday card just kind of happened in those colours, too......what can I say?.......I like 'em!

This ickle sweetie is from Wee Stamps, and I tried to give her hair the same colour as Yvie's....the colours look a bit washed out, now that I look at the photos........there's a bit of sparkle on the flowers, and on the big bow.........the base and back layer behind the image are kraft card, just for a change........

The cream layer is cut with a Nestie, as are the green this set!.......and the flowers are years old....can ya tell? lol........

Can you see the tiny butterfly?.........had to include some hand-stitchin' on the DP panels, lol........the little flourish was from the same set of Nesties...........

I think the pretty sentiment was a freebie..............

There's another ickle ladybird.......two in one week!.......must be Spring, lol........and how d'ya like those fabby beads?  They are on top of some pink mesh ribbon, stuck on with plain old white craft glue, and those are green Card Candy buttons on the edge.....

.......and, as usual, there's my "signature", coloured to match, on the back...........everything coloured with Promarkers, also as usual. lol......let me know what y' think, won't ya?


Birthday Girl

Use a butterfly

Use Nestabilities

Anne-Marie x


  1. Cute card Anne-Marie and totally blown away by all the the details

  2. A gorgeous card Anne Marie I love the cute image

  3. Lovely card and such a pretty image. Love the details on your card as well. Thanks for playing along at Ellephantastic this month. Jill

  4. Your card is beautifully cute & your post made me chuckle. I've just read it out to my hubby!!!
    My 2nd nephew was due yesterday & as yet I don't know what he'll be called. Maybe he'll be born today??? Here's hoping 'cos I want snuggles!!
    Thank you for joining us this month. Hugs x x

  5. Love your card! So much detail.
    Love your story about your granddaughter's name! My mom's initials are H.A.G., so we definitely agree you made the right decision!

  6. WOW this is stunning, Thanks for playing along on Ellephatastic this month, Love Hazelxoxo

  7. Hi Anne-Marie, thanks for visiting my blog, I thought I'd come over and have a wee look at your blog too. I love to see what other people do as it gives me inspiration. Love your creations, and I like the little story about Yvie. I had a friend who's initials were TLC and I thought that was quite sweet, but EGG is perhaps not so cute! Good call Gillian! Thanks for sharing your card. Annette xx

  8. Very cute card! Thank you for joining the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge this week. We hope to see you again!

  9. totally gorgeous and so lovely for a little girl's birthday card.
    Thanks for joining us at Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge this week.

  10. What a lucky girl to have such a wonderful grandmother ;)

  11. what a great card. thanks for joining the challenge over at Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge blog

  12. Yvie-Grace loves her beautiful card Mum and it will take pride of place on her bedroom shelf once all the celebrations are over. Love you x