Friday, 5 August 2011

August?....Must be Christmas!

Hi, and welcome!

Finally started to feel a bit better, thank goodness........cough is still lingering, but more an annoyance than anything else....ha!
It didn't help that I've had the last of my firsts.............what?...........Wednesday was the first anniversary of the day we buried my that means it was the last time my Mam has to say that it's the first birthday, Christmas, anniversary, etc. since we lost, it's a kind of relief, if you see what I mean............oh, maybe not........Mam is planning to go on her first holiday since Dad died....ha!  I'm so proud of the way she's coping.........but I know he was the love of her life.....61 years together is no mean feat....and she says that missing him is like a constant ache in her chest.
But, watch out, Cuba!.........81 year old Hurricane Hannah will be arrivin' in September!!

Our weather has been very hot, and very I made a Christmas card....ha!  Roll on, those snowy know how I love snow on this card, but lots of Christmas warmth!.......

I just adore this image from Lili of the Valley......not strictly a Christmas stamp, but dressed in Christmassy colours, compliments of Promarkers, I thought she scrubbed up well!

Used some Sakura gel pens on her wings, and a white glaze one for the dots on her dress and shoes and headband....cute, eh?......and more glaze pens on the pressie and wand.......the DPs are from the Daisie and Dandelion Christmas range (from last year).......

Dabbed some glittery Mod Podge on the white Card Candi.......have you guessed I looooove that stuff?........ha!

The "ribbon" is web-weave, picked up at the local market, and I cut the snowflake from my Shapeabilities....stuck a ickle sticker in the middle....dabbed with the glittery MP and away we go...........almost forgot......the mount behind the image is debossed (just for a change) with a Cuttlebug folder.......done!

I'm going to try making a Christmas card for every "other" card that I make.......that way, I might actually get to enjoy the run-up to Christmas, instead of throwin' big wobblers 'cos I've not made enough cards.....heehee!
And..........I LOVE MAKING CHRISTMAS CARDS.......there, I've said it.........ha!

And, while  I'm on the subject of Christmas.........I'm hoping....really hoping.....that more people will actually use the word CHRISTMAS this year, and not mangle it into XMAS, which I think is disrespectful to my Saviour, and just lazy.......and no, I'm not apologising that I've said that....ha!

Challenges: Christmas in July/August

Anne-Marie x


  1. Good then I am not alone in my already started pursuit of making all my Chistmas cards in time :o)

  2. Your card is gorgeous,so glad you have left the cough

  3. Gorgeous Christmas card Anne-Marie with some beautiful effects and colouring on the so sweet image, love the design and colour combo too!
    Thanks for entering our Christmas in July challenge at Fussy and Fancy this week and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

  4. Anne-Marie i really like this card and how you made it!

  5. She is adorable, your colouring is gorgeous and the over all card is fabulous!

  6. What a lovely card so cute
    thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
    Love Jan

  7. Oh I LOVE this image made into a Christmas card. How cute and fun!

  8. Fab card, super cute image & fab papers!

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

  9. Such a gorgeous creation, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at Stampin with the Dragon this week.
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have some new candy if you are interested.

  10. Gorgeous card!! I love that sweet and adorable image! Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  11. WOW your christmas Card is beautiful, I love your colouring:-) Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Play this week:-)

  12. A wonderful card! And this image is so cute.

    Thank you for joining us at Hanna and Friends this week!


  13. Another one I missed! I love this. Nuff said and agree with you on the Christmas.

  14. Oh just gorgeous. Thank you so much for playing with us at Stampin with the Dragon. Good Luck.
    Hugs Nataliya.

  15. Absolutely fantastic card, gorgeous stamp, coloured beautifully too:)
    Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts
    Anne x