Saturday, 16 July 2011

Bugaboo Cutie!

Hello, and welcome!

Do you ever get yourself into trouble?  I do it a lot ....and a couple of days ago, I did it again....I never mean to.....I think I'm just wired that way.....or, at least, my funny-bone is!!
I have this quirk of nature that makes me want to laugh out loud at the most inappropriate of times....not just a snigger...a grin...a smirk....a full-out belly laugh!

Some instances:......  I was the 11 year old who laughed like a drain, in the whole-school assembly, when it was announced that our needlework teacher, Sister Magdalen, had broken her arm when she swerved her bike to avoid a cat.......detention for a week......

I was the 15 year old, who, when her best friend came to the house wearin' a headscarf, looking for sympathy because she'd attempted to go blonde, and was actually a murky mustard, chortled 'til her teeth ached........took a fortnight of crawlin' to make it up to said friend.......

I was the young mum who always tried not to snort too obviously when my little one fell over/off/under......still tryin' to make up for all those times..........

I was the daughter who laughed hysterically when the priest swung his incense thingy, at her Dad's funeral, and smacked it into the coffin.......still tryin' to live that one down, too.......suffice to say I was not my Mam's favourite child, at that moment....but I just know that my Dad would have been laughin' with me :D.......

And, a couple of days ago, I was the Mum and Grandma who almost wet herself (yeah...I'm at that age)....when her daughter, who was carrying her baby girl, slipped on a toy train track that had been left on the hardwood floor, tossin' the baby into the air and crashin' down in a heap....the baby was shocked but unhurt...the daughter had a twisted knee and torn ligaments......and Grandma was tryin' to pick 'em both up, while splutterin' an' chokin'........I think my daughter wants to be put up for adoption, so she can have a new Mum.....sigh......

As I funny-bone gets tickled by the oddest things, at the oddest! 

Thought I'd have a play with this cutie.......

How cute is that?  Bugaboo have some very cute images, and this one was a freebie...yay!

I might use this for Millie's 1st birthday....we'll see......but I really like pinks and browns together....not a traditional baby card, but I like   The frame is a huge stamp that I've had for a long time , and have never used before......bad crafter, bad crafter.......heehee.....the DPs are from a freebie pack that came with a magazine, and I used brown card from my stash......

Coloured up the flowers with Promarkers, and added a blob of pink Stickles to the centres........did a bit of handstitchin' on the background.....

The pretty, shiny hearts are like ickle soft cushions, and were a gift from a bloggie friend.........thanks Chris! :)

Stuck the sentiment onto the brown cardstock, and stitched.......sentiment is a Melissa Francis sticker......

And the gorgeous flutterby is another gift from Chris......all I did was ink around the it.......

And here's the layers.......don't look at the messy desk........I said don't look! Ha!

Thanks for droppin' in....I love it when you do!

Stitching faux/real
Borders and Frames
Things with wings
Anything goes

Anne-Marie x


  1. This reminds me of the quote by Mel Brooks: "Tragedy is when I stub my toe. Comedy is when you fall into an open manhole and die."
    Love this card! Love your stories!

  2. oh i hear ya. i literally walk into funerals laughing and people think i'm nuts!!! oh well, different strokes for different folks! hey! isn't there a song in there????

    absolutely fabulous card. very 3-D!!!!!

    hubby probably got tired of my nagging him to get better and thought he'd get less of it in the hospital. boy was he wrong!!! haahhhaahhhaaaa

    hugs :)

  3. Gorgeous card. All the layering and detail are great!! And if it was inappropriate to laugh in any of those situations you described, I guess I am right there with you -- inappropriate as can be!

  4. such a sweet and adorable card Anne-Marie, lovely
    thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

  5. This is just adorable. Love the pretty details and the image is so cute. Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  6. What else are Mum's for but to laugh at our daughters misfortunes!! Gorgeous card, love the stitching. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments :)

  7. Perfect like always! I would have had a snigger or two along with you while giving a stern look for belly laughing! Congrats on win with scout card btw. Still waiting for new photos of some cutie pies. Can I hint any louder?

  8. Great card. Love your creation. Thank you so much for joning us over at Bearly Mine Challenge. Good luck!

    Hugs, Natascha

  9. Fabulous card Anne-Marie such a cute image. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine for our challenge this time. luv gina xx

  10. AM, you make me laugh with all your stories :) They make for a rich history and wonderful memories I am sure. Love the card, pink and brown are fantastic together.

  11. I love your card!! So delicate, love all the stitching. Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up. Joan

  12. Your card is so adorable. I especially love the stitching. Thank you for joining us at Bizzy Becs
    Hugs Jackie

  13. I love bugaboo - and I LOVE al those shadows

    kitten DYSU team

  14. A very sweet card so cute thanks for playing along at Little Claire this month x

  15. Love this gorgeous card, very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

    Donna x

  16. This is such a sweet card.

    Thanks for joining us at Little Claire for our monthly challenge. x