Tuesday, 22 November 2011

A Bit of Sparkle!

Hi, and welcome!

I just noticed that we've passed 70 lovely Followers......WOW!.....didn't realize there were so many people who would be willin' to come by and read my guff, and even look at my attempts at being a Crafting Diva.......as if.....haaaaaaa!

I am really gettin' excited........Ken and I have booked our flight to go and visit our son and his little family, in Northern Ireland.....woohoooooooo!
For those of you who have recently joined us, our 23 year old boy, Jonathan, and his wife, Tanys, and their 12 months old little boy, Bevan, recently went to live near Belfast.....Jonathan was offered a new job and is loving it, I'm glad to say.
We live in the Northwest of England, so Belfast is only an hour away by plane, .....and we'll be there by 8am, Friday morning, and will be back by Monday evening.....can't wait!

I was supposed to be going shopping for quilting fabric today, with youngest daughter, Leigh-Anne.
She arrived with 12 month old Millie, but looked as if she hadn't slept for a week.....turned out she has been feeling unwell for a few days....probably just a rotten cold......so we decided she should go home, and have a quiet day.....good job Millie is a happy baby, and would go down for a long nap!

This meant that I could nip upstairs, to my craft room, and make a quick Christmas card.....and this was very quick......haa!

I pulled out the trusty Kanban goodies again......I got these because the cards I make with them are destined for those people I've mentioned before......they don't like the handcrafted look, so it has to look as if it's come from a store.....

Three die-cut snowflakes, popped onto foam dots, and a sparkly gem added........

Embossed snowflakes placed in the corners.....pretty..........and we're done!....told ya it was quick...haaaahaaa!
Hope you are all well on the way to finishing that stash of Christmas greetings you promised yourselves you'd make.......don't look at me!........I'm reduced to pullin' out the Kanban...heehee!

Anne-Marie x


  1. You do a fabulous impression of a store bought card. Your pretty "crafty" sneaking in a hand made card anyway, LOL. Enjoy your trip to see your son,DIL and grandson in Ireland,

  2. A gorgeous card Anne Marie,Have a great weekend.xxx

  3. So pretty!! Thank you for playing along with Shopping Our Stash!

  4. Oh my, I like this very much. Not familiar with the supplies you mentioned, but I'm envious. Sure wouldn't mind having some lovelies such as those to do nice cards with. Very pretty!

  5. Wow gorgeous - thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks!

  6. I'm sooo happy that you get to go visit the kids. What a wonderful time that's going to be! :)

    Such a beautiful card and it does look like some of the fancy store bought cards. Hugs sis!!!

  7. Oh my word what an adorable creation the I love the design and layout and fabulous colour theme too...

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Snowflakes Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

    Have a lovely day,
    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

  8. Love these embossed snowflakes! This is just gorgeous!
    Have fun visiting your son and family! Be safe.
    Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week.

  9. Beautiful card, so elegant, enjoy your time with your family :) thanks for joining us at tiddlyinks. Joey x

  10. Very Pretty Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly.
    Angie x

  11. Hi hun
    thanks so much for joining us in our free for all challenge at creative craft challenges your card is fab, good luck with the draw,
    hugs sandra DT
    My blog
    p.s im now number 71 lol

  12. Fab job. How did you get the silver inside the embossed corners - can't work that one out in my head.

    Had a chuckle over your relations not wanting the hand made looking cards. But you did great, these do look off the shelf fabulous - high end shelves that is ;D

    Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks this week.

  13. Wonderful card and so pretty! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

  14. oh this is just gorgeous love the image,and all the sparkle bless you for playing at creatalicious this month hugs cheryl xxxxx

  15. beautiful! enjoy your time with your family!
    Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's ANYTHING GOES challenge

  16. Love those embossed snowflakes, so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Tiddly Inks!

  17. A really pretty card. thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
    nikki x

  18. Beautiful card Anne Marie! Love your choice of purple for the snow flake. Thanks for joining us in the Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week.
    ~jeni :)

  19. wonderful! Love the colors and the snowflakes too!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)

  20. Simply beautiful! So glad you could join us at Tiddly Inks!

  21. Okay...I'm not familiar with what you used here either but I'm going to have to investigate because this sparkle is awesome!!! Thanks so much for joining Creative Craft Challenges...fab fab!!

  22. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge.
    Bev x

  23. Very pretty!Thanks for playing along with Little Red Wagon.