Thursday, 15 September 2011

Someone Special!

Hello, and welcome!

Well, you all seem to like the Blog Candy.....I'm excited to see which of you gets to play with it, ha....

Before I started on the Design Team for Stretch 'n' Bubbles I snagged meself a veeeeery cute digi from the store, and have been itching to play with it ever since.....well, today I printed it off, and made a ickle card....yaaaay!
As soon as I saw the stamp, it reminded me so strongly of my friend, Elaine, that I just knew that I would be making this card for her......she'll do one of two things, when she sees it............

Laugh her cotton socks off......or murder me on the spot!

Heeeeeere she is.......ta-daaaa..........

HAAAAAAAAA!!!!!   Elaine doesn't look quite like this....but there is a resemblence .........I know for a fact that she often looks like this when she's gabbin' on the phone..........but isn't this stamp a hoot?'s called Let's Chat you know somebody that this would fit.....just sayin'........

All of the papers are freebies....sorry, my USA friends........and I layered up with a pretty heart doily, a paper strip cut with a Martha Stewart border punch, a panel of more free paper, inked and layered onto white card, plonked on some flowers and leaves, and added a sentiment........pheeew!....out of breath, now............

Elaine and I have known each other for 33 years.........we've had ups and downs, laughs and tears, and have got on each others nerves more than a few times....haaa!
But she's been with me through 4 of my 6 pregnancies......Ken and I already had 2 children by the time Elaine and I met, and we lost one little darlin', .......but she's given me hugs, as well as tellings off, throughout the other 3.
There's an awful lot more I could say.....33 years of stuff,.......but the sentiment on the card will have to do, haaa!'s from Craftwork Cards, and just seemed to fit..........

The flowers and brads are from my stash....they all live in a glorious jumble in glass jars, so no packaging, and I can't remember where I stole   bought 'em from, but I like 'em..........and popped on some of those leaves from My Craft Studio........pretty, eh?

And an Arteeeeeestic shot for our resident photographers, Anne and Petra....there ya go.........

Okay.......over to you to leave me some luuuuuurve!!

Challenges:  Add a heart (the doily) Bingo (I chose Embellishment/Digi/Flowers)  Inspired by a Song (I Just Called To Say I Love You/Stevie Wonder)  Punch or die (Martha Stewart border punch)


Anne-Marie x


  1. Just love this,what a great image.Your friend will love it

  2. Artistic indeed Anne-Marie :o) Great card, even before reading the description of your friendship with Elaine, the card just oozed of appreciation of a good friend :o)

  3. Gorgeous card, great image and sentiment.
    Thanks for joining us a Crafts and Me this week and good luck. luv gina xx

  4. Great card, I love the image and the flowers, thanks for sharing with us at craft your passion, hope to see you again, Gaynor :)

  5. Lots of LUUUve beaming your way. Love the card also, and yes I do know a few somebodies this reminds me of. lol

  6. Brought a big smile to my face, and then a chuckle. This is a cute little card, and I'm sure your friend will react the same (smile then chuckle). How wonderful to have a girlfriend in your live for so long who has shared so much. You are most blessed!

  7. Hmmm....that could be me some days! Really cute card, and nice sentiment too!

  8. I love how you embellish all your work AM, this one is no exception. Lovely arteestic shots there too! Giving us a run for our money are you? ha!

  9. what a fun-card! the image and the saying...very cool and sweet and funny at the same time!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  10. such a fancy card.... you think elaine would have "dressed up" for it - LOL.

    it's really stunning. love the colors. isn't it nice having a friend like that? i have one too. are we blessed or what????

    hugs :)

  11. Thank you for visiting my blog. I just had to check out yours and, lady, you are amazingly talented! So many details... Well, you've done it, you have a new follower! Look forward to seeing lots more from you!

  12. This card is wonderful, love all the details! Thanks for playing at Catch The Bug.

  13. Your card is funny great image, thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me this week.
    Teresa x

  14. My kind of card and she sounds like my kind of friend. Love it all AM!

  15. Super adorable card!! I love that image!! LOL Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  16. What a GORGEOUS card. I love all the detail. Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug for our Get Punchy Challenge!

  17. Thank you for getting punchy with us at Bugaboo for this week's Catch The Bug Challenge.

  18. Great fun card with a fabolous sentiment!
    Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week!
    Hugs Heidy

  19. Fab card. Thanks for joining us at FnF :)

  20. Wow!! that is fab, love the colour of those flowers.

    Thanks for joining us at RRC. L x

  21. I love this! Thanks very much for playing along with our For The Girls challenge at Ruby's Rainbow :D