Thursday, 23 June 2011

Ask me where I've been!!

Hello, and welcome!

A special welcome to Jacki, who is a new follower....wavin' atcha, Jacki!

Well, I'll tell ya where I've been....for the past flippin' week I've been right here, twiddlin' my thumbs, waitin' to get back on-line!  My poor ickle, hardworking netbook seemed to have a humuongous virus that got into every nook and cranny, and other nefarious places......screens flashin' and closin'.....pop-ups that no lady should be lookin' at.....and my in-house 'puter nerd (sorry Ian) couldn't look at it 'til last night, and then, within a few minutes, he'd diagnosed the problem....turn off the router and switch back on!!!
Who knew?!

So, got just a tad of catchin' up to do........skimmed the emails...deleted.....now workin' through over 300 blog posts......and NO.....I can't skim......all those bloggers are talkin' to ME, so 'twould be rude to ignore 'em, lol!

Got a card for you.........


Wanted a pretty, feminine card for a good friend in the U.S......so I'm hopin' she liked it......
white textured card blank, layered with scraps (that heap is NOT gettin' smaller) and more of the same white cardstock, which I punched with a Martha Stewart lace edge border punch..... inked the edges after using a corner punch.....

The sentiment is a freebie digi (I think TLC), which I cut with a Nestie, edged with ink, and then glittered up with ModPodge (that ickle pot goes on and on!), then layered onto another Nestie label, which was a different shape....I like the effect.......

I'm quite chuffed with how these flowers turned out.....wanted different sizes of the same flower and didn't have anything suitable, so I doodled 'em onto cream copy paper...YEP! Me!....never doodled before, so was quite pleased with 'em.  Cut them out, inked the petals with peach Promarkers, filled in the centres with black Promarker, gliitered with MP, and put a dollop of Anita's 3D glaze in the centres.......

That's the lacy border punch on the bottom of the white cardstock layer...just a touch of the peach PM, and tied the black gingham ribbon around, then added the peachy/pinky glittery strip (it's just pushed through the knot in the gingham bow)....

Oops....almost forgot to mention the leaves......didn't doodle 'em.....tried, but they looked like old teabags!  These are stamped onto the same cream paper, and treated the same way as the flowers........tadaah!

Would love to know what you think....so get in touch.... I really missed you all!

Challenges:
Anything goes
Ribbons and bows
Anything goes
Monochromatic
Challenge #42
Sparkle
Flowers

 


Hugs,
Anne-Marie x


18 comments:

  1. Wanin back acha love this card Anne-Marie very delicate and your flowers are beautiful
    Jacki xx

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  2. This is fabulous ,nice to have you back with us.xxx

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  3. Welcome back! was wondering where you'd gone off to :)
    Love your doodles! As in, you should have scanned them into your ickle puter and mailed them to me to use too!
    Beautiful card, so elegant.

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  4. Wow, those flowers are amazing! As pretty as any stamp :) Welcome back online. I've been on, and still can't keep up!

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  5. Fabulous card, so pretty, love the flowers...gorgeous
    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

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  6. hey red. been wondering where you be! glad it nothing serious - well, it IS serious, but not to you!

    absotively, posilutely GORGEOUS card!!!! love it!

    hugs :)

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  7. Very pretty and I love the sparkle on your flowers, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
    xx

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  8. Hi Anne Marie, I got to your beautiful card from Make it Monday. Your hand drawn flowers are amazing! LOVE them and the layout is gorgeous. Hugs, Dawn

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  9. Gorgeous, beautiful card.
    luv
    Debby

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  10. Gorgeous creation, I'm sure your friend will love it!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  11. Copperknob, as the proud recipient of this beyond wonderful card, I want you to know that not only is it liked - it is loved!!! Had to snatch back from daughter's hand as those flowers are amazing and she wanted... Nope, this one is mine!
    Left you a post on SP and wondered if they had that magical Mod Podge - I need to find the glittered version as what a fine and delicate effect. Can't believe all the fine details you put into a card - simply stunning!
    This one is frame worthy in my book and that's saying something!
    Thank you so, so, so much, friend.

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  12. beautiful!!! love your use of glitter!!! :)

    saw your card on make it mondays :)

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  13. Soooo gorgeous!!!! Your flowers are a masterpiece! I'm very impressed. They look wonderful.

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  14. Your card is so pretty! :) Love it!

    Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ promarkers this week,

    hugs,

    xxalisonxx

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  15. Great card, loving the clean design and the sentiment as the focal point. Thanks for joining us on I ♥ Promarkers this week.
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  16. Awesome job - this reminds me of my bestie's work! Love it and thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations!

    Crafty Hugs
    Juelmarie DT

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  17. This is gorgeous.... what an eye for detail you have!
    hugs and blessings,
    Pauline

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