Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Gwen's Umbrella - DT Card

Hi there, and welcome!

You know, I really do have the very best blogging somehow manage to lift my spirits, just with a few kind words and virtual hugs.....I truly wish I could personally meet each and every one of you.
I have to admit, I am getting heartily sick of myself.....felt an idiot today.....sat down in front of the huge mirrors at the hairdressers, and bawled my eyes out!
All poor Kellie asked was, "How's things with you?"
After 2 minutes of me with my head on my knees, and her lookin' at the back of my head, her next words were, "Quick trim, then?".........Haaaaaaa!

She was a bit gobsmacked when I lifted my head and burst out in hysterical laughter.....must have only been me who noticed Michael Bublethingy singin' "Cry Me a River" on the radio...........

Ah's my creation for the Design Team at Stretch 'n' Bubbles.............the digi image is called Gwen's Umbrella and you can get it in the store by clicking on the name...........

Thought that doing something a little different than just a card might help to bring Mr. Mojo back.......I know he's around somewhere, but maybe he's sick of me, too....haaa......this is probably going in the boot of somebody's car, as part of the annual Car Boot Halloween party that is held, at church.
Everybody dresses themselves, and their car boots, for Halloween....lanterns and torches, skeletons, witches, get the picture......and the kids are taken from car to car, in the church car park, and there's usually a quiz or a riddle they have to answer, at each one, and LOTS OF HYPER SUGARY STUFF is given out.
Everybody eventually goes back inside, and games and hot food are in abundance....usually a really fun night............

You know to get out the sparkly Mod Podge, and I love the way it glitters up the black Promarker.......added the tiny plastic discs for more sparkle...........the papers are from Echo Park Apothecary Emporium, with some pearlised purple card cut with a Nestie........purple ribbon and thick black lace complete it........

The ickle spider is a girlie ('cos I said so), so she's coloured up pink..............

Looooove that Mod Podge....adds so much texture as well as sparkle.............

An d the sentiment is stuck onto a handy piece of chipboard with more Echo Park paper on it, and I chopped the corners, and inked with black.....done!

Hope you like......and thanks again for puttin' up with are all nearly as daft as I am........haaaaa!

Challenges: Black/Orange/Purple/Green

Anne-Marie x


  1. Hi Anne-marie, what a brilliant image, it is really great. We love the colouring and the sparkle, fabulous.
    Love from
    Rachel and Angela

  2. This is just gorgeous Anne-Marie,I love the image and that cute pink

  3. maybe my mojo is with yours overseas! wth? you cry? you with the funny sense of humor? i wish i could hug you because then we'd both start laughing hysterically!

    glad you stopped by as i was missing you. yeah, i know i could come here but who the heck has time for anything these days?????

    hugs sunshine!

  4. This is super cute Anne-Marie!! Thanks for joining our "Halloween" Challenge this week at Penny's. Good Luck!!


  5. Real cute card, even the pink spider. lol. Sounds like you have a great night at chuch.
    Quick question - what color is that green you used on the umbrella?

  6. Love the tag AM, you sure know how to glitter things up :) Good cry's are essential to good mental health, you know, for people like us crazy's ")

  7. Love your pink spider!! This is fab! Thank you for joining us this week at The Paper Variety!

  8. Wow that is FAB! Love the grid paper, the glittery bits and the little spider!

  9. Too cute! a lovely little halloween deco. Sorry to hear you are feeling down but glad you can still laugh at things too!I hope you kept your head still or you could have a very interesting haircut, LOL.
    hope the mojo comes back soon.

  10. What a gorgeous creation, very inspiring, thanks for sharing with us at CYDA, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT :)

  11. Having your kids move away on top of all that happened with Kevin made you long over do for that cry and the hysterical laughter, sis. Unfortunately, our emotions don't always choose the places we'd prefer when they decide to let loose at last. :)

    Making something besides a card is a great idea for jump starting your muse. I'll have to remember that idea. Your Halloween hanging is darling. I love all of that glitter. And it got you to use purple again too. lol

    We have lots of Halloween parties like you described going on at our churches too. They're called "Trunk or Treat" here.

  12. Love and hugs, sis. (I wasn't finished)

  13. Hi Anne-Marie.
    Visits any where have been spasmodic lately with blogger on a go slow mode ..made browsing so hard .BUT here today and seen lots of your fab creations .
    Love the umbrella medalion/tag.Love all the glitter and sparkle
    hugs Shirley-Anne

  14. Very cute AM.....nothing like agood cry to lift the spirits...funny thing that huh!!!! I think there has been a "mojo snatcher" about as mine went and so did Ali's but by crikey it came back vert revilalised so have been "carfting" up a be prepared

  15. Just to add......Petra's Mojo got "snatched" too

  16. so cute love that little pink spider thanks so much for joining us at dream valley this week
    hugs sara x

  17. Lovely Halloween tag!

    Thanks for playing along at Craft Your Days Away.


  18. Hi Anne-Marie

    What a lovely tag for halloween!

    Thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


  19. Really cute all the sparkle! Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Variety

  20. This is something really different Anne-marie !! Fab !! Hope you have lots of fun at your church do !!

    thanks for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad !!

    hugs Diane xx

  21. Eeek, a pink spider! How cute! Fabulous tag, and I love all your glitter too! Thanks for playing along with Dream Valley ... hope to see you again for our new challenge.

  22. I love the bright colors and the glitter! I'm such a sucker for glitter! :) Thanks for playing along with us this week at TPV! Have a safe and happy Halloween!

  23. Thanks for answering my question, will contact you again regarding your request. Keeping it cryptic!

  24. I really like your card. Thanks so much for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges. I hope you will join us again, cuz you're a very creative designer.
    I'm also inviting you to my blog:
    I have a give-away on my City Crafer Guest Designer post. I'd love to have you as a new follower, and would love to follow you. Hope you can stop by.
    Thanks again for playing with us at Penny's - you really rocked this entry!
    Karen - Design Team Member