Thursday, 9 February 2012

Happy Bird-day!

Hello, and welcome!

Rain, rain, go away, come again another day.....NOT!
It's been rainin' cats and dogs, all flippin' day, and all that is left of all my beautiful, white, crispy snow is a tiny patch, in front of the stable........ppffhh!

We've had a warning of more snow tonight, but they say that....just to get me hopes up........but, because we live  on the leeward side of the Pennine Mountains, we can see it falling on the hills, and we just get sleet....ggrrrrr!

Rant over.....for now.......

I started to make this card, yesterday, but got'd think somebody would have invented a switch that could be flicked to clean the house, do the ironing, go to the's the 21st century, after all.......and I remember, as a child in the 60's, being told that all this would be possible in the 21st century, and we'd also be holidaying on other planets!
Somebody should be fired............sorry.........ranting again........sorry.........

The card.........

The colours look pretty washed out in the pic....couldn't get the lighting right with all the flippin' rain .......I used kraft card for the base, and the pink gingham was a scrap......I handstitched in blue AND pink around the edge of the card.......thought it looked quite pretty.  All the elements are stamped with a free set from Nitwits.......
except the sentiment, which is a Stamps Away clear stamp........thought I'd be brave and stamp straight onto the paper, and I curved the stamp a little........just 'cos I could...ha!
Used the ol' Promarkers, and really enjoyed colouring in with these cute stamps......not used 'em before, but can see them being a favourite.....

I coloured and cut out the flowers, and popped 'em onto foam dots, then placed them on the stamped label.......added two cute buttons.......
And done!
I think this will be given to a certain daughter, later this month.......

Card Crafter's Circle Challenge is up, tomorrow....yaaaay!
Anne-Marie x
Challenges:  Anything goes (Birthday)  Birthday with sentiment


  1. Rant Away! That's what we're here! I love this card you've made down to the special hand-stitching and "curved" sentiment! I just love this set that you have, it's beautiful!

  2. Me again! I just wanted to let you know that I've chosen to give you a blog award to let you know that you are very much appreciated and valued! Visit my blog to find out more!

    This is such a fab card and I got these stamps and *shhh* haven't used them. You've inspired me to dig them out and make something!

  3. We still have the remnants of last weeks snow and it is snowing again here tonight!!!! look out of the window you might see it.
    This is gorgeous,love the images you have used.Pretty

  4. Oh yes, and thanks for playing with us at Just Inspirational! (Not used to DT duty!)

  5. Love it, so bright and cheery. Cute images and coloured beautifully too. Snow, LOL, what's that?

  6. I love the cheerful colors! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

  7. Adorable card! This is my first visit to you blog. I'm going to go check it out.


  8. Really cute, bright and cheery!
    Thanks for joining us at CTO!

  9. Ah this is super what a bright cheery card. Mmm I live in Scotland and we didnt get any snow at all this time so Im a bit ranty about it too, we had nothing but rain all last weekend, Thanks for playing on MAWTT This week. Love Hazelxox

  10. I love this card. It is so colorful and fun. Thanks for sharing it with us at Just Inspirational Challenges. xx Denise

  11. Aww what a cute bird with the hearts! Gorgeous paper and I love the bright and cheery colours! it's a really sweet card!
    Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
    Hugs Sue xx

  12. I like how you seem to add a wee bit of stitching to your cards. I'm not a sewer, so seldom think in terms of stitches. This is a darling card. Like all the colours you've used and the little image. Reminds me of a sweet applique on a quilt. Great job!

  13. Just adorable, love the hand-stitching! Thanks for playing Just Inspirational Challenge and good luck!

  14. Wonderful card!! I love the bright colors, the images, and the stitching!!
    P.S. I want one of those switches, too!!!!! ;)

  15. LOVE the bright colors!! Super Cute!! Thanks for joining the fun over at CTO!!

  16. Love the hand stitching on the card! It goes so well with the stitching on the sweet images! A wonderfully, bright and happy card!
    We've been severely lacking in the snow area... Only 3 dustings that never stayed a day. Our winter has been strangely spring like (minus the pretty blooming flowers) and I am wishing that we would either get a real snow or move on to spring. I'm tired of dirt and mud!!

  17. I agree, where are the robots that will do the housework and why are we not flying about in cars instead of still haveing to use the roads. I'm with you SOMEONE has to pay!!!!!
    Oh! great card, cute little birdie. :)

  18. absolutely gorgeous thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  19. what a cheerful little card
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our cute critter challenge
    Lisa x

  20. What a lovely card, your colors are beautiful! Thanks for joining us @ CTO this week for our "Anything Goes Birthday" Challenge :)

  21. Anne Marie, this is adorable! I love these images! Thanks for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{ hen hugs}}}