Monday, 12 March 2012

Christmas in March

Hello, and welcome!

Did you have a nice weekend?  Pretty quiet around here, which was just as well because I felt totally exhausted!
Not sure why.....but I missed the first half of church, yesterday, because I didn't wake up until 9.45 am.......and on Saturday, it was almost 11.00 am when I prised my eyes open!!
I must be due for an oil-change, or something....haaaa!

I had planned to share a card that I've made for Olivia's birthday, tomorrow........she's  turning 7, and is already in love with Justin Beiber......but my camera keeps telling me that there is a "File Error", and won't let me retrieve the photos, or take any new ones!.....ggggrrrrrr!!!!

Soooooo, my lovelies, you get to see a little Christmas one, instead.......piccie already on the 'puter, so here we go......

I coloured this little fella ages ago, and he's been in my "to make" box ever since, but was so quiet, and well behaved that I almost forgot him...shame.......!
He's "Puppy Post" from Lili of the Valley, and is coloured with the usual Promarkers........
Scraps of paper used, and edged with chalk ink, and strip of toning paper ribbon across the width, under the image....

I glittered up the top of the post box, the snowflakes, and the bottom of the image.......

I used a Martha Stewart vine border punch on kraft card, then inked, and layered up with scrap paper......threaded 2 teeny jingle bells onto string, and tied it around the border strip.......

The green heart was coloured with a Holly Promarker....the heart is the inside bit of a larger Cheery Lyn heart die.....popped a gold snowflake button on with a silicone dot.........the end!

I'm really hoping that my camera is not going to be naughty for too long....couldn't ask the Hubster 'cos he's working away until tomorrow........only his third day of work since will have to wait until he's chance of buying a new camera, that's for sure!

Before I leave you in peace, just thought I'd give you a heads up....especially if you like Steampunk......because has some truly beautiful new digi images....and I know because I won some....thank you again, Sara!!
And another heads up about the 2nd BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION that's going on over at The Shabby Tea Rooms.......great give-aways to be won, so go take a look!

Anne-Marie x

Challenges:  Anything goes with a button (the snowflake)


  1. Love the image, it reminds me of our Tiny, just a little. Not that Tiny brings the letters to the post it is that he is so darn cute. lol

  2. Sorry to hear the clicker is giving you trouble! Hope it gives up it's stubborn streak quickly! This is a sweet card though that you shared! I love the image and your snow. I just shovelled again today...about 4 inches and there's more coming down!

  3. This is just gorgeous,I love the image. I hope your camera starts behaving

  4. Such a cute little image and I love your papers and embellishments.

    Thank you for sharing your card with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  5. In my dashboard, as I was skim reading, I just read the words Justin Bieber & file error and was nodding my head in agreement!! When I was teaching last year, I nearly went mad with the girls going on and on about him!
    Great use of scraps. Puppies and scraps always go well (groan! sorry!). I'm glad this little fellow was well-behaved. Socks is being naughty at the moment. I think it's his mental half-hour moment but I want to go to bed now... Hmm will try to calm him with tuna!

  6. This is so cute (LOTV images are adorable!). I love the little jingle bells, and the colors work so well.

    Thanks for the shout out!

  7. I recognize that stamp, he's such a cutie! Super job. Sorry to hear about your camera, hope it gets over itself soon!

  8. Delightful card - love that image and the addition of those jingle bells - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 63 - hope to see you again soon. x

  9. Your little Puppuy Lost image is so cute! I am so glad that you put him someplace where you could find him when you were ready to use him as an embellishment. He is perfect on this bautifully done Christmas card.

  10. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Your Christmas card creation is lovely!

  11. So sweet! Love the glittery snow with the beautifully colored image! The vintage papers go great with the bells, ribbon, and string!

  12. What an adorable image and you colored it beautifully! Thanks so much for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop this week. Good luck in the draw.


  13. Glad your little doggie finally got out of that box! LOL.
    Very cute, love the border punch and the little jingle bells. Fab card,

  14. How could you a Christmas card in March terrible lol all the same a gorgeous creation as for not being able to get out of bed I have had that problem for years lol never happier than when I am asleep lol please pop over to my blog I have a little something there for you
    Jacki xx

  15. oh paleez! the warm weather just arrived and you're giving us winter????? sheesh! but the card is definitely fabulous! just the right amount of snow! LOL.

    hugs :)

  16. So beautiful and creative.