Thursday, 18 August 2011

I'd Rather Laugh

Hi, and welcome!

Hope you've had a good day, up to now........mine has been a really nice one.....busy, but nice.
Nothing out of the ordinary, but I have a sense of having achieved something, and I like that feelin'!
Drove my ickle Corsa to Asda, after picking up daughter-in-law #2, Tanys, with her ickle babba, Bevan....he turned 10 months did that happen?......and we had a good rummage in the sales bins......didn't find anything I wanted, but I did find a pack of dodies for Bevan (soothers, Birdie) .....a ladybird and a frog! 
Those of you who know Bevan's story will know how important frogs are to him (and us!) I was chuffed to ickle mintballs!

We came home, and went up into my lovely sunny and bright loft, so I could show Tanys how to use my antique Singer Featherweight sewing machine........she isn't a sewer, but has chopped up pairs of old jeans to turn into floor cushions for Bevan to play on, and I've been showing her how to get started.

I was a bit worried about how my ickle Featherweight would react to denim......she's only been used for my patchwork quilts, but she performed like the old work-horse that she is, and Tanys was thrilled to see her and Jonathan's cast-offs becoming hard-wearing play cushions for her babba.
Bevan sat on the carpet, surrounded by his fave toys, and was good as gold.....the loft used to be his Daddy's bedroom, and really is the nicest room in the house.....big, bright, warm, and cosy....and I love having time to sit up there and a flannel snowman (HA!) quilt half made, for Bevan, and another for Millie........have ya ever seen a pink snowman?

On to today's card......actually made yesterday, but you had Squared Reindeer to look at yesterday, and I didn't want to spoil ya....ha!........

I had an urge to make a pretty card.......should always follow those kind of urges, in my opinion...ha!
Used some freebie paper that came with a magazine........

I love this quote!  Marjorie Pay Hinckley was the wife of a past president of my church, Gordon B. Hinckley....she was a teeny-tiny lady, but had a HUGE personality, and was totally devoted to her husband....she died a few years before he did, when she was in her early nineties, and was still head-over-heels in love.  This quote was typical of her, and how she lived her life...she was an amazing woman, and had a smashing sense of humour!
I think this was a freebie, and is coloured with Promarkers, inked, and popped onto a background.........

Isn't the lace an unusual colour?  I get my lace from an old-fashioned knitting and haberdashery that word......haberdashery .......or a local market stall, and they are way cheaper than craft stores, and have a much bigger selection....result!!
The flowers were cut from the same freebie papers, inked, with a little bit of decoupage for depth and texture...........

Sweet butterfly........this was from a pack that was gifted to me....just inked around the edges, and popped onto foam......done!

Would love to know what you maybe not from Claire, who might get her own back on me....Ha!
It was rubbish,C........just sayin' :D



Anne-Marie x


  1. This s stunning,love the bytterfly.Sounds like you had a perfect

  2. Now Anne Marie, rubbish is what you put in the bin. Sane people do not put perfectly pretty roses in the bin. Just sayin'.
    I notice Birdie didn't get heckled about her fly and they love rubbish!
    Very pretty card though. Truce?

  3. I love that quote! Sister Hinckley had SUCH a personality (as did her husband!). It's a beautiful card, and that lace is gorgeous!

  4. Love this quote and it's damned right too the card is brilliant love it so pretty and yes you should follow your urges (well most 'em) lol I have a great admiration for old people when I say old I mean in their 90's or older can you imagine the changes they have seen and the history they now about Phil's great grandad was nearly 100 when he died and could sit and listen to him all day with his stories (no he was no uncle Albert lol) anyway have a great weekend see you soon
    Jacki xx

  5. Love the paper and the quote, I always get a headache when I cry too! great lace and I like the butterfly and flowers too. When I think "haberdashery" I can imagine a shop full of little treasures to poke about in. not too many of them about still.

  6. Very Pretty AM, I think you hit the proverbial nail on the head :) My favourite is the lace, we have a haberdashery store down the road, always feel too intimidated to go in there. The ladies look at me like, what are you doing here? probably the way a person feels when they first walk into a scrapbook store...sigh* I'll have to get myself acquainted soon.

  7. very pretty! Thanks for playing along with Stampinsanity!

  8. Laughing is the greatest medicine of all - but have you ever laughed so hard, that you almost cried? Or been awfully close to wetting your panties due to all the laughter? Despite those "sideeffects" I choose laughter anytime too :o)

  9. How the heck have ten months already gone by?? Geez... Lovely card!

  10. Very pretty! Love the quote! Thank you for joining us at StampInsanity this week!

  11. Ooh, how wonderful! Love the quote, and love the story. Wish I could visit that lace shop!

  12. Such a pretty card. Love the accents and that sentiment is just perfect
    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

  13. Great card, love the saying. Thank you for playing at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Ali x

  14. Beautiful card!! wonderful sentiment too!! Thanks for joining us at PCJ!! HUgsxx

  15. Love it! Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge in search of DT members :) Great sentiment!!!