Monday, 5 March 2012

For a Friend

Hello, and welcome!

How are you?  I've had a lovely day, mostly to myself for a change, and managed  to make a couple of is a Design Team one, so no peekin' at that, yet.......
The one I want to show you was made for a young mother, at my church.  All women, once they reach the age of 18, become members of our Relief Society....basically, it's an organization for the women, where we seek out those in need, share one another's burdens, and learn how to strengthen families....especially our own.
Once a month, we visit, with a partner, another woman from our ward, and usually share an inspirational message from our church leaders.  We call it Visiting Teaching.
We  make sure that the woman we are visiting is in good health, that her children (if she has any) are safe and well, and we always look for ways that we might assist her, or her family.  If there is a need, we try to use the proper channels to make sure that need is filled.......but often, all we need to do is sit a while, and listen........
Over the 34 years that I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, some of my most precious moments have been when I've been doing my monthly Visiting Teaching.

Today's card is for the very lovely young mother that I am privileged to visit.
She is in her mid thirties, has a handsome husband, six children, and has recently taken a teaching degree, and is now teaching in a primary school......she amazes me!

The backing paper is from Kaisercraft.........

The die cut label was sent in a bundle from a blogger friend...thanks again, Shirely-Anne!.......and I stamped the sentiment in Colorbox chalk ink.......three tiny pearls in the corner.......

I cut the green grid paper into a journal card, and layered on a strip of pretty lace, and a little paper clip to embellish.....

I cut the heart from white cardstock and coloured it pink with a Promarker.  See the pretty flower?  Cut from a headband from Primark....yep....8 of 'em, plus a string of white pearls, all wrapped around a wreath that was supposed to be worn on the head......£1.50!  I can't resist having a mooch to see what new ones they have, since my last Primark!

I thought I'd share the message that I placed inside the card.....I gave it to my young friend, yesterday.
Thanks for looking!

Anne-Marie x
Challenges:  Reuse or Recycle (my flower)


  1. This is Just gorgeous Anne-Marie,love the headband flowers and a touching

  2. I think you have put pretty colours, paper and bling together -> beautiful card!

  3. Beautiful card Anne-Marie. If only everyone was so thought full.


  4. you are just too sweet. love the inside sentiment. would work perfectly for our WOMEN'S MINISTRY with a little bit tweeking of course.

    after this... you really want to adopt RALPHY! omG! they would excommunicate you from the church - LOL.

    hugs :)

  5. A gorgeous card, with some lovely touches - love that dinky paperclip! What a beautiful message inside too, and no doubt it was a real blessing to the young mother you gave it to.

  6. Awww so lovely.. , thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

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

    Xoxo Marjo

  7. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. This is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT, and hope to see you back.
    Christine DTat OSAAT

  8. Adorable card, Anne Marie. Awesome message and may God Bless you as well. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenge this week.
    Cathy Lee

  9. Your card is beautiful, love all the details. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  10. Lovely lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at That craft place challenge this time.
    Good luck!
    Lisa xx

  11. So thoughtful! Beautiful card, I love the lace and clip you've added!

  12. Such a beautiful card! I love all of the soft and pretty embellishments (a headband...REALLY need to check that section of the stores out more often!) and the purpose of the card as well! As busy as she sounds, I'm sure she loves having this special time with you!

  13. oh wow this is simply stunning,really beautiful detail bless you for playing at Creatalicious,hugs Cherylxxxxx

  14. This is such a beautiful creation. I love all the little details and the sentiment inside is lovely :D Sorry I am late in commenting on your creation good luck with the prize draw and I hope you can join us at Crafts and Me again this week.


    Amy xx

    P.S.Do you fancy a crafty get away? I am arranging one for October this year and there are still spaces. Click HERE for details.

  15. Really pretty Anne Marie and the flower is beautiful, thanks for joinig us at CES this week, Karenx

  16. Lovely card with fabulous recycling. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

  17. Very pretty, love the lace and the heart die cut

    Many thanks for joining in with our Re-use & Recycle challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  18. super card ! Thanks for joining us at 'That Craft Place' this time, hope to see you next time too, so nice of you to give us your support

  19. Very beautiful card! Love your design. Thanks for joining us at Little Darlings Rubber Stamps. hugs, Angela

  20. Beautiful card ... thanks for joining in with this months Creatalicious Lace Challenge..Vicki xxx