Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Girlie or What?

Hello, and welcome!

I'm really struggling to get my mojo back, and that is really bad news because I've got a mound of birthday cards to make, and even more Christmas cards......sigh........
I've usually got my DT card all uploaded, and waiting to be published, but still haven't done it....oops.
This isn't like me, at all......I'm usually frothin' at the mouth to get into my crafty space, at every opporunity, but I've been finding all sorts of excuses not to step in there.........
And yet I want to.........can't figure myself out..........

Oh well.....gave this card a go........it's for my grandaughter, Taylor's, eighth birthday, in November....she'll also be baptised, so there's another card to make....sheesh!
Taylor loves cupcakes.....in fact, Taylor loves ALL sorts of cake...and her birthday party will have a cupcake theme......hence the theme of the card.........haaaaaa!

I used the lovely stamp from Lili of the Valley, and coloured up with Promarkers.......the background paper is from Papermania (I think), stuck onto some pink pearlised paper, and layers of a doily and brown cardstock.........the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards........

Of course, I couldn't do something girlie without a little sparkle, so out came the ol'  sparkly Mod Podge, and decorated up the frills on the pretty dress, and on the hat....those yummy cupcakes were daubed with Glossy Accents.....don't think it would help the flavour though....haaaaa......

Did a little sewing on the background layer, and on the cupcake circle.....the cupcake was cut from some leftover background paper, and blinged up with MP again...........

Found the pretty "leaves" in my stash.....love the bronze colour...........they are soft metal.......

And I recently treated myself to this Doohickey (sp?) swirl die, and cut it from lilac textured card............

Finished off with a piece of brown grosgrain ribbon, topped with some Anita's glittery pink ribbon..............and forgot to mention that the layers were distressed with old scissors.........they cried all night, they were so distressed....haaaaa........and YES....I KNOW I've used that one before.....the oldies are the best....haaaa!
Hope you like, and thanks for stopping by...........

Anne-Marie x


  1. Your card is gorgeous Anne-Marie.You have been through a lot lately,give yourself some time you will soon be back on track.xxx

  2. For having lost your mojo you are still turning out lovely detailed cards.

  3. So sorry about your loss, Anne-Marie.. :( I agree with Vicky. For someone who's lost her mojo, you're still awesome at making cards!

  4. AM, I don't think you've lost your mojo :) it's just taking a well deserved break. It will come back when it is ready. That being said, I know how you feel, I havn't crafted in 2 weeks, even though I want to, I can't bring myself to sit at my table... oh well :) taking my own advice and letting it be for now*

    Love the swirl die and the glittery modge podge :) and the colouring and the all the pink and...well... everything really :)

  5. Copperknob - indeed this is a girly card and very well done. I think you might be denying Mojo. It's there, just the heart hurts and might not feel right. Persevere my friend and haven't stopped with the hugs, thoughts or prayers.

  6. Gorgeous card, so pretty, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  7. Super cute card, love the added detail of the cupcake. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge

  8. Hi there .
    So pretty an image is this wee girl and your colouring is perfect .
    Love the small cupcake and the swirl and those leaves are a great embellishment
    hugs Shirley-Anne

  9. Gorgeous cute creation great take on the "So Charming" chall ..

    thanks for sharing with us at DCD chall this time.

    smiles Christine x

  10. Lovely card, great colours. Thanks for sharing with us in our So Charming challenge at Die Cut Dreams this time. Hope to see you again next time.
    Dawn xx

  11. Hi Anne-Marie, what a gorgeous card. I love the cute image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  12. This is adorable Anne-Marie! Fab image and a beautiful colour combo! Thanks for playing along with us at PFP this week, good luck! Juliex

  13. This is lovely Anne-Marie, such a pretty card! Thanks for joining in at PFP :o) Lisa x