Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Oh Happy Day!

Hello, and welcome!

Before we get down to my offering for today, just want to clear up that my digi stamp on the Naughty Reindeer card was from Lyn, over at Spyder's Corner!
Claire spotted that it might be, and Lyn herself spotted it here, and confirmed.....and reminded me that I should have known by the ickle spider, dangling from the poor snowman's hat! 
Thanks Claire.....and thanks to Lyn for such a fab digi stamp!
By the way, he's not a freebie anymore....sorry!

It's that time of week again, when I get to play with a fabby image from Stretch 'n' Bubbles, and this week I played with this cutie.........

Click on the link above, and it should take you straight to it............

I wanted to keep the card very simple, and let the cute image take all the glory......I used some scraps of K&CO, and hand-stitched around the edges.....inked and coloured with trusty Promarkers..........

The frame is a free digi from Daisy Trail, and I did more of that stitchin' around the inner edge.........

Look at that ickle worm!  He certainly looks like he's enjoyin' that juicy leaf.....ha!  Gettin' his greens, lol............

I just love this flower, and I can see me using it on it's own in another creation.....easy to do with digi images.
I used a white gel glaze pen on the centre, for a bit of texture............

Ooooo.....aren't you impressed with how neatly I cut around that frame.....I've stunned meself....ha!

I'm thinkin' this card would be great for somebody who needs a smile.....or for any number of happy occasions........what d'ya think?

Challenges: Ground your subject (on the grass) You've Been Framed

Anne-Marie x


  1. Me! me! I'm first to comment! me!
    Love it :) and the way your papers match the colouring so wonderfully!

  2. awwwwwwwwww! this is super cute. love the colors!

    yeah. i'm fine and ready to get back into my world. hubby's party is saturday and once that's over, i should be good to go tho' i will be busy writing thank you's. hope his devil spawn don't show up tho' they've no clue about the party - at least i don't think they do. oh well, they show up, the cops get called. i am soooooo done with them. i did what i had to do and then some out of respect for hubby. so, screw them!

    yep. i'm just about back!

    hugs & smoochies!

  3. this card is very wonderful !!! I love the color and the framing of a perfect colored looks so if the circle would be covered under glass.....this card should be framed lol Awesome job Anne-Marie

  4. Very cute card! The colors are very "happy"! (and I can't cut a straight line to save my life, so GREAT cutting job!)

  5. Love this happy card! What a fun image. Always good to look on the bright side, right?! That frame is just amazing...looked real! You know, I've been wanting to start a card could have a cute pink tag coming your way LOL!
    And it took me three months to finally post that second project!

  6. Love the frame detail - CG is right it looks real. At the same time it gives you the same feeling as if you were seing through a camera lens :o)

  7. A gorgeous card and so

  8. An day is a happy day coming by your blog! Really, it is. Bonus is looking at your creations. Can't tell you what I like best cause I like every ickle thing! Pat yourself on the back my friend ;)

  9. Love that sentiment as it is a pretty universal greeting for any of life's little " situations "And it really does suit the fun theme of the card .
    Love it !

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  11. Your little embroidery hoop is the perfect frame to go around that sweet little image. Very nice!

  12. Adorable card! Fun, bright colours too! The little critter looks so content, chomping on his greens - just like his relatives in my poor unkept garden:) Hugs, Dawn

  13. Hi, hope the mammogram went well! That little worm looks very happy chomping away on that leaf, love the frame - looks quite real! and yes a wonderful job of cutting.

  14. Gorgeous card and great use of a frame
    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Hugs, Jill

  15. Love that ickle worm - he is just so cute. How can you stitch so well!!!! Bin thinkin about ya yesterday and today and hopin that everything went okay on Thursday. Hazel x

  16. what a cheery card yep I had to have some balance tests today thanks for asking she doesn't think the dizziness is being caused by my ears so I may need some more in depth ones these weren't as bad as I had thought apart from having these massive visors on and having to follow a light at different speeds made me feel quite queezy lol
    Don't you just love Lyns digi's they are brilliant have a great weekend dispite the weather
    Jacki xx

  17. Wow fab card Anne-Marie i thought the frame was real it loks that good. To answer your question about the butterflies on my cupcakes i bought a PME veined Butterfly plunge cutter that also embosses the detail at the same time. I bought that and the blossom one from Hobby Craft last week they have just got a whole range of cake decorating things in. I've not looked but i bet you could also get them off ebay. Oh yes i bought the medium size one they did a small and a large as well. Hope this helps
    Hugs Angie x

  18. Very, very cute!! Thanks so much for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Designed2Delight. It’s a pleasure to see your work!

  19. This is so cute! I love the colors you picked, and putting it in a circle, and having the strips of paper behind it is wonderful touch... so fun! HUGS