Thursday, 21 April 2011

Is that a snowflake I spy?

Hello, and welcome!

I am definitely can it possibly be 24 degrees Celsius in the middle of flippin' April?  April in England is supposed to be wet......where d'ya think the term "April showers" came from, eh?.........but, no........wall to wall flippin' sunshine, and more bare flesh on show than is decent.....uugghh! (Not mine, by the way, that would be indecent!)

How am I supposed to cope - tell me that!.......I've got pale skin, and millions of freckles, and I've never had anything even loosely resembling a tan (and that's the way I like it, thank you), but I only have to open the curtains, in the mornings, to be bombarded by sunbeams.....and all that heat! I said.....I'm meltin'! (Isn't that what happened to the wicked witch in the W of O?) take my mind off all this bright, heated stuff, I thought I would have a go at Janet's challenge - Pearls & Swirls - over at

I've been wanting to use this beautiful clear stamp from Janet's collection.....and the thought of makin' a snowy card was very appealing, for all the above reasons, lol!

I used a sketch that I found at sketches!

I used bits of Nitwits papers that I had left over from last year, and the doily was from a lady called Helena, who I found at has some really pretty doilies of all shapes and sizes, and the prices are very reasonable....
This little girlie was a pleasure to colour (PMs of course), and I added some Glamour, sorry......Glamour Dust, lol.....and some pretty pearls.....pearls are my birthstone, and a personal fave.....not hintin' or anything, but I do have a big birthday comin' up, lol......
I took Janet's advice, and stamped using Rich Cocoa ink, instead of my usual black, and I love the result....thanks, Janet!

The cute ticket is another of Janet's, over at Pink Gems, and you can bet I'll be inkin' this one up, a lot, in the coming months.....roll on Christmas!  I added a little scrap of folded brown gingham ribbon on this, and the heart in the other corner........oh, and sprinkled more Glamour.......

I adore these snowflakes (Shapeabilities)....just realized that I also got these from Janet's.....she's not payin' me commission, honestly, lol.......more Glamour over the touch of colouring, and more pearlies........

The paper heart was cut from those Nitwits papers, and a touch of sparkle.....well, it is Christmas, heehee.......

And a close-up of one of the snowflakes.....wish it was real, sigh..........

Really enjoyed making this one.....should have had "White Christmas" playin' in the background.....maybe tomorrow, heehee!


Anything Goes

Glitter and shine

Show us what you got!

Anne-Marie x


  1. We are having almost the same temperature here too - that's too early!! Just wondering what the summer is going to be like?
    Love the winter card - that stamp is the cutest ever ohh and snowflakes....gotta love them

  2. What a striking card, love the way you have used the lacy doily. Bring on the sunshine can't get enough!!

  3. This is so beautiful! I keep thinking I really ought to start trying to put together some Christmas cards since I want to send homemade ones this year, but the weather has just been to nice to think about snow and Christmas!

    I know what you mean about not tanning. I come in two shades....white and lobster red!

  4. This is absolutely gorgeous Anne-Marie,love that scrumptious doily and those snowflakes are certainly keeping me

  5. and to think i'm complaining about the cold weather. we have skylights in 3 of our rooms and believe me, even with the air conditioner on - when it's 80F outside it's 90F INSIDE. complain, complain, complain. never happy. i am hoping we have a really cool summer. don't like the cold, but definitely don't like the hot! sheesh, just shoot me. lol.

    anyway, your card is absolutely gorgeous! GORGEOUS!!!! love the colors, love your attention to the details and love your coloring!

    hugs & smiles,

  6. Oh wow, stunning card, love all your beautiful detail. Thanks for joining in the Little Miss Muffet Challenge, hope to see you again. hugs Donna x

  7. What a beautiful project. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and celebrating our 1st Birthday with us.

  8. AM - wish real snow was as pretty as this. Just saying. Pearls another thing in common. Chair ready any time you are. Still have snow there ;)

  9. This is a totally gorgeous wintery card! I love all the glittery detail... just beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us for the Glitter and Shine challenge at Little Miss Muffet stamps!


  10. Gee am, sems we're having the weather you're after :) Saw my first sub 10 degree celcius temp today! was 5.5 on my way to work this morning. brrrr. definitely getting there in terms of our winter weather and I think this year is going to be a cold one...

    Beautiful card, I love, love, love the doily and the almost vintage look of the entire project! You've outdone yourself :)

  11. Hi Anne-Marie,
    This card is so lovely and delicate, it really captures the feeling of snowflakes and frost.
    You asked about my bodice on my tag, I used a thick metal to cut out and emboss before swiping with alcohol inks, let me see anything you do with this technique it gives some great looks.
    Helen xxx

  12. Gorgeous detail.
    Thanks for joining us at DT this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  13. This is DARLING! I so wish winter brought us snowfalls...we're not quite high enough for snow although nearby mounts are. We just get the southern arctic cold!
    hugs and blessings,