Saturday, 17 September 2011

Last Chance to Comment for Blog Candy!

Hello, and welcome!

Well, I never....what a flippin' day.....bright sunshine, high wind, torrential rain, thunder and lightening....and hailstones!
But it was warm and cosy in my ickle craftroom....ha!
Didn't really get much crafting done though.....more like a lot of shuffling and shifting, and sorting through seem to have a few than a few things..........oh, okay then......a great big bulgin' craft-store full.........and my room is about to burst at the seams....oh heck!!

In my own defence, let me remind you that all this stuff used to be housed in our stable, which had been converted into a lovely workshop for me........then, let me also remind you that said workshop had the roof cave in on me, and said crafty supplies.......which is why it is all now crammed into our smallest spare really didn't seem that much when it was in a bigger space.....haaaa!

The stable roof was fixed ages ago, but it's sooooo much more convenient to have all my stash in the house, and I don't have to take that walk down the back garden, then across our gravelled parking lot to the gate to our bottom garden, and down a path to reach the stable, and then have to unlock a heavy padlock, and various locks and bolts...........see what I mean?

Sooooo....after all that shufflin' and shiftin', and not really getting anywhere, I couldn't leave my haven until I'd at least made something quick.....and it couldn't have been much quicker than this creation...........all the supplies are from a new Kanban kit that I just couldn't resist..........I KNOW........I know, I said I  would not buy any new Christmas stash this year, would you believe me if I said I bought it second-hand?.........that I won it at the school fair?........that I found it on my doorstep?..........ok....ok.......I saw it on QVC and went for, whatcha gonna do about it....HAAAAAAAAA!!!

I thought the fold on this card was quite unusual.....I literally did nothing to create this card, except to pop out the die-cut topper, sentiment, and snowflake embellie.......

Hard to pick up in the piccie, but the elements on the topper are pretty.......

And just look at that frosty grass....oh my....gorgeous.......

I just love the simple elegance of this sentiment and snowflake...........

I found it hard to get a good picture to show you the lovely fold....sorry....but hope you can get an idea from this.............

This is a HUGE kit, and I'm probably going to be using it a lot, this Christmas, because I have friends and relatives who actually think that I'm being mean if I give them one of my "home-made"'s not a true card if it hasn't come from a store, and is finished with loads of gold foil..........bah-humbug!

Okie-dokie, that's me done, and I'm lookin' forward to getting in the final comments so that I can get one of my grand-kiddles to pick a winner of the BLOG CANDY, don't forget to come back....will try to post early so you are not exhausted with excitement.....haaaaaa!



Anne-Marie x


  1. QVC got you! :D At least you were called by something nice; the card is beautiful!

  2. couldn't believe our weather today !! each time I thought about putting washing out - I ended up putting on radiators with the heating on !!

    RJR daydreamer

  3. QVC? Punch and mount? This card looks like you spent hours on the embossing and glittering alone. Very pretty but truth be told - I'd rather have a true home made card from you any day. Really and truly.

  4. So beautiful! Wow, it's probably a good thing I don't watch QVC...I get into enough trouble online! I understand about your crafting space; I have a nice, private space up in the attic, but it's so much easy to craft downstairs where the action is! We're having a Fall day hailstones yet tho, touch wood!

  5. what a lovely card and great design too love it.I understand about the trek to the stable wouldn't fancy that either better in the house .Scruff is settling in well but desperately wants to go out to do his duties lol
    Jacki xx

  6. Really pretty card! I can't believe you're actually making Christmas cards already. All I can manage to do is talk about it. Not sure what's wrong with your friends, but home made cards are awesome!

  7. Beautiful card, I love the style! Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place!

  8. Great card, looks so detailed. the kanban stuff is great, just bought some stamps from them. Thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde

  9. A really beautiful card. Enjoyed reading your post. Thanks for joining us at TG this week, hugs Sharon

  10. Beautiful card, this is a new fold for me, me thinks. Cannot believe it is just a punch and mount card, it looks really difficult.

  11. This is lovely Anne-Marie, I love the shape. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

  12. what is the name of that fold? Your family doesn't want your handmade creation?? what is wrong with them. I can't buy a store made card anymore or they think I don't love them. Isn't it funny how people are so different. Well, I would love to have one of your handmade creations. Just Beautiful

    Thanks for going "glitter" with us at Clearly Inspired Challenge. Hope to see you on Sept 30th for the new challenge.

  13. Oh wow - this card is so beautiful! Way to go on this quick and simple challenge! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Alphabet Challenge Blog!