Wednesday, 2 November 2011

House on the Hill/DT Card

Hello, and welcome!

Can't believe how hectic life seems to be, at the has been the first day I've been into my craft room, all week.......and I feel as if I'm gettin' just a tad SNOWED FLIPPIN' UNDER with everything I've got to do!!

Did I shout?.....sorry.......

I've still got another 8 birthday cards to make, and 2 baptism cards.....and a mountain of Christmas cards.....and I'm nowhere near finished on Hannah's quilt......and \I promised to handstitch a Christmas wallhanging for Gillain........and I'd  promised myself that I would also finish the Autumn Flannels quilt that I started (for myself) about 6 years ago.....sheeeeeesh.........

Trouble is, I enjoy doin' all this stuff so's hard to try to prioritise........but it has to be the birthday cards, and the two baptism cards.........another sheeeeeesh!

Anyway, today I made a card to send to Jonathan and Tanys, and Bevan..........they are settling in nicely, in Ireland....made to feel very welcome........

I used a Stretch 'n' Bubbles image called House on the Hill

I was tempted to use this image for a Christmas card, and still might....haaaaa!.....but thought it works really well for a New Home greeting.......the papers are Nitwits.....nice and bright and cheery.....and I coloured with Promarkers........

I wanted a bit of depth, so printed the image twice, and did a little decoupage on the roof....the heart stamp is from Nitwits (freebie!).....

Cute as a button......okay, okay.......I'm tired, so what d'ya expect....haaaaaa!.....

I got this fabby sunflower on a headband that I bought from Primark for £2.00.....there are 12 sunflowers altogether....bargain!!  I wanted to wear it home, but Daughter #2 wouldn't let me....can't think why!

The sentiment label is from the same free Nitwits stamp set (in a magazine), and the sentiment is from my stash....just added the ickle buttons........

Ribbon is from my stash, too.......tied a bow, and popped on another heart which has been stamped onto kraft card.......sorted!

Now, I'd like to share some fantastic news......
My baby grandson, BEVAN, has been given the all-clear.....his heart is strong and healthy, and he can live a completely normal life.....WHOOPIEEEEEE!!
Some of you will remember that he had a faulty heart rate that caused him to actually die, for a few minutes, when he was 10 days old......he spent 5 weeks in intensive care, bloated and strapped to all sorts of seemed to be touch-and-go for the longest time, until they found the right combinations of medicines that would regulate his heart, and give him a chance to outgrow his ailment.....and he has!.....just had his first birthday, and growing like a weed.....a very handsome weed....haaaaaa!!

So, a HUGE THANK YOU to all those of you who shared this rough ride with our family......I appreciate your support and comfort so very much.....

Anne-Marie x

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  1. What a fabulous new home card,and I so glad about your good news about

  2. You do know that frogs often turns into princes - don't you?? :o) Great news about Bevan, maybe somebody should give you a GPS with directions to your craftroom *LOL* The red you used in the card = Christmas red........

  3. Wonderful news about Bevan! he is such a cutie, glad to hear they are settling into their new home. Love your card for them - lots of special little embellishments, fabulous!! Not sure why your daughter wouldn't let you wear that gorgeous headband home, LOL!!!!

  4. ahhhh the power of prayer! great news on bevan!

    beautiful card.... and wow! ireland! seems a gazillion miles away.

    i used to do the same thing...start things and put them down and before i got back to them YEARS had passed. that was when i knit, crochet, cross-stitched, etc. now i just do cards - no excuse there - lol. but somehow time STILL gets away from me. what's with that?????

    hugs :)

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  6. M, did you feel the ground shake lately? That was me happy dancing over BB's beyond wonderful news. Agree with Anne about frogs and Princes.

    You know as well as I that they will love your cute card. Perfect as always.

    Now, onto the headband... Who's the mother here? At least leave one flower on and wear that proudly. Just saying!

    (How exciting - just used the power of delete here so I could correct a typo. Didn't want to give Claire any ammunition.)

  7. B, sorry to burst your ickle bubble, but I do believe you still made a typo, first word in first sentence...I am sure you meant to say AM and not just M? just sayin!

    AM, beautiful card, love the richness and boldness of the colours and the mix of hearts all over :)

    Great news about Bevan, my heart is so happy for you all!

  8. Just love all that stitching on your card. Such a cute one. Thanks for joining our Stitching challenge at Anything Goes, hugs Sharon

  9. P - burst it you did. Sorry! I am sticking with Copperknob from now on... Still love the card though ;)

  10. So pretty! I especially love how you've done the roof. :-) Thanks for playing at the Ribbon Carousel.

  11. This is precious!
    Thanks for playing at the Ribbon Carousel!

  12. Stunning card love the stitching.

    Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge blog this time. If you are interested I have some blog candy up for grabs Click Here to enter
    Anything goes DT

  13. What a fabulous creation! Thanks for playing at RCC.

  14. such lovely bright colours and a wonderful image! Love your extra details and little buttons - a great make! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon says Stamp & Show! Sarah.

  15. They will love the New Home Card, glad things are going well for them. I love the colours you used.
    It is great news about Bevan. {hugs}

  16. Really cute card lovely, loads of great stitching too! Thanks for joining the Anything Goes Challenge this week, hugs Samantha (Guest Designer)

  17. Another great card - I look forward to seeing what else you will create. I am now your newest follower. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following me, and I hope you will visit often. Looking forward to getting to know you.

  18. hope you have been unpinned from the chair after firework night, the image on my card is a good liking to yourself and loved the wude!!! comment did make me laugh love the flower and image on this great creation and beautiful colouring too
    Hugs Kate xx

  19. Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with us at Pollycraft!
    Hugs, Marit.

  20. hoping the ankles have gone down a bit, although Star was barking again tonight, cannot understand why they all cannot let off their fireworks on one night
    Kate xx

  21. Hi Anne Marie Yeah tell me about those blasted trollies and people had suit cases too nightmare not just them but those scooters too they must leave their manners as a deposit for the things lol anyway off to recover now great card BTW love it
    Jacki xx

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  23. So sweet! I'm loving the little heart. Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

  24. Wowsers!
    What a fab creation!
    Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges
    Hugs Melly xxx