Monday, 22 August 2011

Thank You Beary Much!

Hello, and welcome!

Oh boy....that's a very cheesey title, but couldn't think of a better one...ha!

I know it's only Monday, but I'm wishing for this week to be over and done with.........not wishing my life away, just have a hospital appointment, Thursday, that I'm dreading.
I really should not be dreading it, because it's a mammogram, and it was actually through having a routine mammogram that my two tiny cancers were found, 4 years ago..........very early detection that meant they could be treated and done with, and the hospital is taking really good care of me by giving me these yearly examinations.....but I still dread 'em!

Okay....enough of me and my well-upholstered aahhems........
Today's card was lovely to make.......very quick...very simple.......just the way I like 'em.........

Still on my mission to use up as many of my scraps as I can manage, so all the paper and card were pulled out of my mountain....every time I think it looks as if it's gettin' smaller, I blink, and it's grown another 6 inches higher....what's that about?......I used a Fiskar's heart border punch on the browny/orangey card, and cut a label background with a scalloped circle Nestie......easy-peasy.......

First time I've used this cute Meljen's freebie....isn't he cute?  I love autumnal colours, so decided to colour up those pretty flowers using earth tones (Promarkers) glitter, for a change.......(that won't last...ha!)

I cut these paper flowers from a free sheet that came with a magazine, and inked around the edges....a little decoupage.....and done!
Quick, simple....and mostly free....ha!

So, that's an Autumny card it time for another Christmas card yet?......pretty please?



Anne-Marie x


  1. Hey Anne-Marie - This card is just fantastic - I love it. I used to keep all my scraps but ended up with tons so got my Mum to throw them out one day so I wouldn't feel guilty! :oS I hope that everything goes well on Thursday and try not to worry too much! Hazel x

  2. Oh my gosh he's DARLING!!!! Love it!
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  3. Your card Anne-Marie is just gorgeous.

    I will be thinking of you on Thursday,I am sure everything will be

  4. Anne Marie what a cute card love it and the colouring is perfect as always best of luck for thursday I will be thinking of you I have to go on friday for my balance tests not looking forward to that either take care and I hope you aahemms are given the all clear again
    Jacki xx

  5. All the best for your appointment, think positive...
    Gorgeous colouring on your card, really lovely work.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  6. you big sissy. look on the bright side.... after the doc you go for a nice gooey ice cream sundae. yep. makes it all better!!!

    love the card. one of my fav images too. and what the heck... xmas images? i'm still working on halloween!

    hugs :)

  7. So gorgeous! Your coloring is beyond fab and I love your use of scraps. Yes, the mountain! How I wish I had a tiny Sherpa to help me through mine!
    And just remember on Thursday that you have all of us sending you comfort!
    Thanks for your comment on my blog; you KNOW there had to be purple! I worked really hard to collect my purple markers! Did you see my pink project on Friday?! Think you got in my head LOL!

  8. Oh my Anne-Marie, he's just too cute. Saw him at MIM.


  9. Copperknob, you know I will be carrying my frog on Thursday and will expect a report. Just saying!
    This little fella is so cute - love the colors and the cute out flowers are just icing on the cake. Feel free to make Christmas cards for me anytime you want.

  10. AM, as mentioned, you are most welcome to keep generating those Christmas cards and send some along to me for my stash. Just sayin...
    Love meljen's images, so cute and easy to work with. That said, you did an awesome job! (as always) can't wait to see what you post tomorrow :)

  11. Hi Anne-Marie,
    Very cuddly bear on your card, the paper flowers work really well. Saw your card on MIM.
    Sue N

  12. Anna-Marie... Your card is beautiful! I love the colors that you used and your coloring is amazing! Your flowers are awesome! Thank You for joining us at Paper Creations Ink! Have a wonderful week! Happy Creating! Sara

  13. This is sooo pretty! Love your design. The flowers looks absolutely gorgeous!

    Thank you for joining us in our Anything Goes Challenge over at The PaperCrafting Journey!


  14. This is adorable! Fantastic coloring! I saw your card at MIM!
    Hugs, Tammy

  15. fab card Anne Marie, lovely colours and very pretty flowers
    thanks for joining the PCI challenge this week

  16. Hi Anne-Marie

    this is gorgeous, such a beautiful image! thanks for joining us at pollycraft this week

    Joey xx

  17. Hi, love the little bear and the autumn tones,and all the freebie flowers look wonderful, such restraint not using the glitter! LOL. I also saw you entered this beauty into Make It Monday, good luck Sandy.

  18. How brilliant Anne-Marie! Love your flowers!

    Thx for joining us at Make it Monday and Pollycrafts Monday! Hope to see you for our next challenges on...Monday of course, lol!

    Mary J x

  19. YEA, for getting your boobies squished! It is very important! I am glad to hear whatever was found in the past is gone! Congrats for being a survivor!

    and yea what IS that scrap pile growing against the odds of using it all about??? I have the same problem :) (most likely we all do)
    You made a lovely card with an adorable image, I knew immediately it was one of Mel's.
    Those flowers were the perfect addition!
    visiting from MIM

  20. Beautiful Creation I Love your work and hope to see more of it

    Thanks for Joining us atPaper Creations Ink