Saturday, 17 March 2012

Pink Gem Cutie

Hello, and welcome!

Do you remember that I posted about my granddaughter, Olivia, turning 7 this week?  I'd mentioned that my camera had "swallowed" the photos I'd taken of the card I'd made her......and it was such a work of art......really.....haa!
Anyways, her birthday was Tuesday, and as we usually do, the family gathered together for birthday cake and giving of gifts and cards to the Birthday Girl....all good an' well.
This afternoon, Olivia had a sewing party, and had invited 12 of her girlfriends to come to her house and make a pretty monogrammed cushion, and a lovely headband,  complete with felt flowers and buttons......lovely.
Mummy had used Grandma's Big Shot to cut half a ton of felt flowers, and had stolen asked for a pile of Grandma's pretty pastel buttons, to sew onto the layered flowers.......still with me?
Grandma, in the meantime, thought she had an afternoon to herself, and had planned to use it to prepare the lesson she has to teach, at Church, tomorrow........cue phone call from Olivia's Mummy, Leigh-Anne (aka Daughter #3).....sayin' that Olivia really wants her Grandma to come to the party.......Grandma dutifully drives through a hailstorm so as not to disappoint her much-loved Granddaughter # met at the door by said blonde, blue-eyed teeny beauty......and is led to a sewing machine, and a l-o-n-g line of giggling, excited teeny girlies, each clutching the makings of a flowery, monogrammed cushion!
Another, poor, unsuspecting "guest", (aka mother of a teeny guest) was already ensconced at a table, starting on putting together headbands........
Really! about slave labour.......I had each teeny sit on my lap while I showed her how to sew a straight line, on a piece of scrap fabric, then they moved on to Daughter #3, who helped them to sew the seams,  and place the monogramme, before they stuffed their cushions....then back to me to slip-stitch the closings.
At some point, I was thrown a piece of KFC boneless chicken, but have you ever tried to eat chicken whilst hand-sewing?
All this, accompanied by the warbling singing of Justin Beiber, beltin' out at 3 million decibells.........where's the aspirin?
Wish I had photos to show you, but I was a little busy.......

Here's a photo of Olivia, taken a few months ago.......

This a very quick card that I made, last night, using a freebie from Pink Gem........

I used a green spotty card base, and layered on a journal card (love those bright eggs!), rounded all corners, and inked with fluid chalk.......a piece of bright Easter paper behind........

Isn't she a sweet girlie?  Love the ickle butterfly........

Used letter stickers for the "happy", and a small tag for "Easter", and cute flower brads......can't remember how many years I've had those, and still got tons...what on earth did I think I needed so many for?...haaa!

Half a paper doily, behind the journal card, and a pretty diecut butterfly to remind us it's Spring!

Very quick and simple....that's all I seem to have time for, these days....sigh......

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Anne-Marie x
Challenges:  Easter or Something Sweet (I chose Easter)  Anything goes (2nd entry)


  1. That's what Grannies/Mums are for,and you loved it I know.

    I love your gorgeous card,fabulous image and

  2. Very darling blog and Olivia is beautiful. Have a wonderful day.

  3. LOL, you should have known it was a trap!!! You are such a dedicated grandma, ha, ha!!! Sounds like all those teeny girls went home with beautiful creations.
    Fab card and the little girl is very sweet, a delightful spring feel to it. Olivia is gorgeous too!

  4. Beautiful creation and gorgeous use of the doily, thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. Your card is fabulous Anne-Marie - thank you for sharing your story with us too. You know you'd do it all over again just to make your GD happy, lol! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  6. Beautiful card, love the details, thanks for playing with us at the Poodles Parlour, blessings Hilde

  7. Such a beautiful card my friend! and I am sure that you are a treasured for your "slave labour"! I'm sure there were tons of smiles as those teenies headed home!

  8. You poor thing! (said while I'm laughing!) Since I have zero machine abilities, I would have needed a bottle of aspirin! It sounds like your granddaughter had a wonderful time and her photo is absolutely beautiful!
    Your Easter card is wonderful too! Love the bright colors, the sweet image, and those eggs are too fun!

  9. Bet you enjoyed each moment of the afternoon even with KFC chicken leg. lol.
    Your grand-daughter is very beautiful.

  10. Totally adorable card and image, and I got lots of giggles reading your post about the sewing party. The things we Grams endure for our little loves (smile), but so worth the memories we create, eh?

  11. Hi Anne-Marie,
    Your Grand-daughter is beautiful. Gorgeous photo of her.
    Oh this is Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the adorable image, the dps, the colour scheme is just gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  12. A sewing party sounds like lots of fun!! It did make me laugh reading about it all - and how you were roped in as an unsuspecting Grandma! This might have been a quick card to make but it is so bright and cheerful. I really like it!

  13. Lovely card and the party sounds like a lot of fun. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
    Jen x

  14. Oh Olivia is so beautiful and precious. Thank you for comming over to leave such nice comment's.
    Have a great day!!!

  15. Oh to have been there! Olivia is a beautiful young lady with any equally wonderful Grandma.

    Card is darn nice too - so springy.

  16. Thank you so much for joining us at The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge with absolutely adorable creation its just perfect, I hope you will try to join us again next week,
    Have a lovely week,
    Hugs Bridget SCSC DT

  17. wow what a smashing make

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