Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Another Spring Card!

Hello, and welcome!

I think I'm getting a bit fed-up with my blog background.......anybody got any ideas?
There are some absolutely gorgeous blogs around, and I'm in need of a change, so what do you think?
I love the shabby chic, vintage look, but have no idea what to do about it....so any ideas would be most welcome.

I had a very dear friend who died, three years ago, of a brain tumour.  It wasn't diagnosed until it was at stage four, and aggressive chemo and radiotherapy just made her final months miserable.
Her mum lives close by, and is 87 years old.  My friend, Jean,  was her only child......she will never recover from losing her cherished daughter.  
I visit her several times a month, and see her at church most Sundays.....she says I make her laugh out loud, and I can share stories of the things that Jean and I used to get up to........Jean was quiet, and refined, and I....well, you all know what I'm like....haaaa!....so there are quite a few tales to tell, after 30 years of friendship!
Today, I made a card for this sweet lady, just to see her smile.......and she did!

I found the papers lurking in my scrap mountain, so don't know where they are from......I cut a scalloped shape with a Nestie, then  layered the second patterned paper behind it...all the edges were inked.......

I won this cute stamp from Paper Pretties, last year....came with the sentiment, too.  Coloured up with my usual Promarkers, then used some Glossy Accents Crackle on the shell.....I'd used my blender pen to make the spots on the shell....sorry the pic is blurry :( ......and put the image onto the orange label, which was another from the bundle that Shirley-Anne sent me :)

I have a big bag of these paper flowers....bought 'em years ago......added the brads, and stuck them in front of  a lovely white fence that was cut with my brand new die....woohoo!  That's the nearest I'm likely to get to a pristine fence....we have a family of magpies who just love to sit on our back garden fence, and leave something for us to remember 'em by......uugggghhhh!!

I have seen Doreen do this kind of corner piece, although hers always look very much more lovely....I want to be Doreen when I grow up..haa!

This is the sentiment that comes with the above stamp....stamped onto a freebie journal card, and the matching brads added....and we're done!

My friend said this cracked her up....haaaa!  

Anne-Marie x

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  1. Lovely card. Really bright colors to brighten up somebody.
    Thank you for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    LG Michelle

  2. Nah, I never have one of those days. I live in a bubble. HA! Fab card - love that cute little chick. Really like those corners too - will have to try that.

  3. This is gorgeous Anne Marie,you are such a nice person it is an honour to know you.xxx

  4. Anne-Marie, your thoughtfulness and humor always leaves smiles wherever you go! Hugs! Love the pristine fence and the lovely layers on your corner piece!

  5. Gorgeous card. Love that cute image.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  6. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  7. Cute Spring Scene that you have created, thanks so much for playing with us at Paper Creations Ink.

    I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

    Xoxo Marjo

  8. I loved reading your post today! Not about the death of your friend, of course, but I really admire how you use your sense of humor to work through things and I'm sure her mother appreciates it as well!
    Your card is fantastic and I love the cracked shell (brilliant idea, by the way!). Love the flowers and brads too! I really wish I could use up as many of my stashed supplies...

  9. Not suprised it made her laugh, made me giggle also, it's a great light hearted card put together perfectly. The colours are so bright and cheerful.

  10. Great card! It's always nice when you make a card that can make someone else smile.

  11. Hi, Anne-Marie!! :) Wow, it's great to be back at your blog! :) I've missed your witty posts very much!

    What a beautiful, funny card! I'm glad you found another way to make her smile.. And so sorry to hear about Jean..

    Great to see you're doing great! :) And your cards, as always, are so pretty!

  12. Delightful little card, Anne-Marie. Really like all the colours, and I really like that fence die (one I don't have, but sure could use). The 29th of this month marks the 1st anniversary of the death of a special friend to me. The other night, I was reading thru some of her emails (which I can't bring myself to delete), and they made me smile. I miss her sense of humor. Hugs to all of us who have lost good friends.

  13. fun egg :-) great card - thank so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

  14. Fantastic card!!! Thanks for joining in with our Humour challenge at the Creative Card Crew. Hope you will join us again next time.

    Caroline x

  15. What a beautiful spring creation! Thanks for joining us at Paper Creations Ink. Hugs, Julia

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