Friday, 30 December 2011

Card Crafter's Circle/Challenge #3 ANYTHING GOES

Hello, and welcome!

Well, ask me if I have had a good day.....go on....ask!
Okay, since you insist, I'll tell you.....did not really feel like traipsin' round the sales with one daughter, one 20 month grandaughter, and three grandsons aged 10, 8, and 5.......in the lashing down lane.....but I went......ok....ok.....I might have done it with gritted teeth, but I went.
Gillian needed to buy new trainers and school shoes for each of the boys.......she found bargains for each and every one, and even got the cutest pink ankle-strapped shoes, and a pair of pink baseball shoes for Yvie-Grace......and all for £84......so that's 8 pairs of shoes for the price of what she would normally pay for just two pairs of school shoes for her two eldest......bargain!

I was actually traumatised by this time, because I'd realised, after the boys' feet were measured, that my 10 year old and 8 year old grandsons actually have bigger feet than I do....how could that happen?!
It just might have something to do with the fact that their daddy is 6 feet 8 inches tall......even 5 year old Finlay has the same size feet that I had when I was 14 years old!!

I came home quite chuffed with my ickle self, though........I found the most lovely white shelf unit for my craft room....very pretty!....at T.K.Maxx........and a beautiful large glass mason jar, with a white metal top, crowned with a pretty white metal heart.....it's destined to be filled with pretty things, and will sit on my new shelf.
Ken has promised me new white storage units for my craft room.......my storage, at the moment, is a mish-mash of odd bits and pieces, and I'm fed-up of everything looking so untidy....time for a new start!

Okay.......it's Friday, so we have another challenge, over at the cardcrafterscircle.blogspot.com and this week  we are easing you gently back into your crafty mode by having an 
ANYTHING GOES
Challenge.....we are soooo good to you....ha!

We have a lovely sponsor this week.......
The prize for our random winner this challenge is their choice of three (3) Daisy Doodles images!

The Design Team have created some great inspiration for you, so go take a look at their creations,

Here's my offering, using the BLOOMING POTTY image..........

All the papers are scraps....that scrap mountain just never seems to get any smaller!.......and I distressed all the edges, and rolled them a little........
 
I printed the lovely image a few times, so that I could layer up the foremost flower, and the bow on the pot.......added some sparkle to the layered flower.......also had to smooch some on the edge of the panel....(smooch? heehee)........

The extra prints allowed me to have this little bunch of flowers on the side....again, sparkled up with Mod Podge, and coloured with Promarkers.......took a while, but I like it........

Had to add some cute buttons.......

The lovely sentiment is from Cardcraft Cards, and was the perfect little touch.....it was originally cream, but I thought it would look better in pink...haaa!
I loved this image because it's one of those that could be used for so very many different occasions....and we all need somadem in our stash!
Hope you like!

Hugs,
Anne-Marie x

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8 comments:

  1. This is just gorgeous,love the flowers and your distressing.xxx

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  2. I love the beautiful things that come out of your scrap pile! This is so lovely with all those flowers you personalized!

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  3. This is a very lovely card. You've done such a nice job with all the detail work and the fussy cutting of the flowers to be layered. I really like the extra sparkle you've added. Such a joy to view and would be an even greater joy to receive. Totally brilliant!

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  4. Gorgeous card I love how youve coloured your image, and fabulous papers. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  5. What a lovely card, many thanks for sharing with us at My Mum's craft shop Anything goes challenge, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)Happy New Year

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  6. Wonderful card Anne-Marie, I love the dimension & sparkle :)
    Wishing you a Very Happy New Year!
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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  7. Love your adorable card.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
    luv
    Debby

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  8. I absolutely love this flower card you made,it's so pretty to look at!
    Trish xx

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