Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Busy Little Girlie!

Hello, and a warm welcome!

Can you believe it.........a WHOLE day to myself......well, if you ignore Jonathan coming by three or four times (he keeps some of his work equipment in our garage), and raiding the fridge each time!  Otherwise, I've not even had a ringing 'phone to bother with.......pinch me, it must be a lovely dream, because that never happens......not a full day to myself!!

Well......maybe it did happen, because I got THREE cards made.....I that is a first, lol!
I even managed to do a little family history research.......something very close to my heart.  I'm back to 1745 on my Mam's line, and 1800 on my Dad's......both lines take me back to Ireland, with stops on the way in Scotland, Germany and France.......bit of a mongrel, eh?

I made this card with one of the little girls in my church nursery class in mind.  We've got three girlies with a birthday this is turning two, and the other two will be three, a few days later, on the same day!
We also have a sweet little boy who will turn 2 in June, and I'll show his card, maybe tomorrow.....another male card finished......whoopee!

On with the show......

Again, I started with a textured white card base and layered some embossed green DP, more of the white textured, and a piece of this lovely muted pink gingham, which I then hand-stitched (as per, lol).  A smaller piece of the embossed green was sewn onto a scrap of kraft, and then came the cute image...............

I've been holdin' on to this little digi cutie for ages.......look at those chubby legs!......and she was yet another freebie from Paulette at Create with TLC (link in the sidebar).......

I happen to know that the little miss that this card is intended for loves sunflowers, so I couldn't resist addin' this lovely one to one of the tiny yo-yos that I sewed, a while ago....still got a whole box of these dinky what-nots......

The birthday sentiment was.....yep....another freebie from Paulette....and I added a twinkle of pink Sakura sparkles on the teeny cupcake, and added some gorgeous spotted lilac grosgrain ribbon....just the job!

There's that famous sewing.....that's actually the only stitch I can do, lol.....and shiny pink gems finish the job!

Now, I'm off to read a little more of  "The Union Quilters" by Jennifer Chiaverini........marvelous stuff, heehee.



Anything goes

Cute and girlie

Anne-Marie x


  1. Very nice!! Can't believe no ones been round and that you've had that book for more than a week and you haven't finished it!! Xx

  2. What a cute little girly. Love her green undershorts! You've gone way back in time, what a journey 1745 goodness me that's dedication!
    Thanks for your nice comments on my blog.

  3. no ringing phones? now THAT'S a blessing. super cute card.

    the acetate swirls are stickers and premade. i'm NOT that good - lol.

    hugs :)

  4. My suspicion is you turned off the ringer on your phone, LOL! How else could that happen? Love all the little details, the flower, the bling (every little girl needs bling) and the lovely little image of course. Thanks for playing along with the very first Divas by Design challenge!

  5. Love that you're digging into your family heritage AM, I really must start on my own some time. All I know is I have portuguese blood on my moms side and norwegian (3rd generation) on my dads! Think i'm going to have quite a time figuring it all out :)
    Loving the digi! too cute she is :) Your card is so well balanced and I love the grossgrain under the sentiment!

  6. This is lovely, so cute - love the layout!

    Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenges and hope to see you again!

    Kitty xx

  7. Enjoy your me time and crafting time! Lovely card thanks for sharing at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

  8. Wow this is such a gorgeous card,love the

  9. Keep on using those scraps, 1745 is really good, and I could guess you're from Ireland! Great addition to the Diva's Disign challenge. Good luck Tammy Louise xx

  10. What a lovely card, love the colours you have used, thanks for joining us at MMCS.
    Sally. x

  11. Oooh.... so cute... love her knickers!
    hugs and blessings,