Saturday, 12 March 2011

Pedal pushing

Hello, there, and welcome!

Those crossed fingers 'n' toes must have worked, 'cos I'm feelin' fine.....hope I've not jinxed meself, now, lol!

I finally got to finish Olivia's birthday card.....yaaaaay!
It's her 6th birthday, can hardly believe it.......and she's had a humungous mob of her girlie friends at her house today, having a hair and nails party.....tons of sparkle and hair clips!
Let's hope it all washes out before they arrive at Church, tomorrow, lol!

Here is Livvie's pretty card..........

The base is white textured card, and I layered a piece of soft peach copy paper and two pieces of DP that came free with a card mag......used a Martha Stewart border  punch on some of the same peach copy paper, then put some pretty, sparkly pink ribbon on top....

Here is that really cute stamp from Pink Gem Designs, and I've marked the day with a pink gem (pretty, eh?).......

This image reminds me so much of Olivia, on her bike!  I coloured it up with my fabby Promarkers, used my deckled edge Nesties to layer it up, added some flat-backed pearls.......

and the cute butterfly was stamped with my Martha Stewart cut & stamp this.....

These are my favourite bit......I MADE THEM MYSELF!....I've never tried to make my own flowers before, but I'm really chuffed at how they turned out.  The leaves were punched, then veins were added with an embossing tool....haven't done that before, either, but it was dead simple and what d'ya think?

The whole family will be going to Olivia's house, after Church tomorrow, for birthday cake and gift-giving.....can't wait!

Tomorrow, I'll show you the baptism card I made for a little friend of mine, using the digi stamps I showed you the other, see you then!



Handmade flowers
Anne-Marie x


  1. So pretty! I love all the soft colors and the flowers you made turned out so pretty!

  2. What a super cute card. I like the embellishment of the calender with her birthday. I hope she has a great birthday!!!!

  3. This is so pretty - she will love it. Beautiful flowers
    Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley this week
    Good luck
    ps we have a spring colours challenge at Ladybug crafts ink

  4. This is gorgeous, thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this week :D

  5. ohhhhhh, your card is soooo cute! Thank you for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge

    hugz, Deb

  6. First of all you flowers are wonderful! The card is adorable and so glad you could join us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
    Hugs, Heide

  7. so pretty. I just love that butterfly and your flowers are great. Thanks for joining in on the challenge at Sarah Hurley this week!

  8. Stunner of a card AM! And over the moon to see you're jumping on the handmade flower wagon :) They're so much fun aren't they?
    Beautiful colours (as always) and what a lovely image :)

  9. Hi Anne-Marie -
    I'm so glad you've joined the Sugar Creek Hollow handmade flowers challenge this week. Your card is adorable and I'm sure Olivia will love it as much as I do. Your handmade flowers are simply gorgeous - I haven't quite mastered the roses yet so I admire your ability there. Thanks for playing in the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge this week. I do hope you'll return to more of our challenges.
    Sharon, DT

  10. Adorable card Anne Marie. Thanks so much for joining us at Southern Girls this fortnight. I really hope to see you again at our next challenge.

  11. Lovely card!

    Thank you for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges this week :o)

    Sarah x