Thursday, 22 March 2012

Rainbow Kraft card

Hello, and welcome!

I've had some brilliant news today.....TWO lots, in fact!
First of all, we were expecting our youngest, Jonathan, and his wife and baby, to come over from Northern  Ireland, next week for a visit.
Some of you will remember that they relocated, last October, so Jonathan could take up a new job.  They were supposed to be staying for at least a year, and then Jonathan was to come back to England, and set up a branch here.
Apparently....and I'm really excited to say......Jonathan has exceeded his targets to the extent that he can come back in April, and set up the new branch....wooohoooo!!

We have been Skypeing, backwards and forwards, all day....there is so much to do....they need to find a house, and business premises, for a start, although he will be using our stable block as an office and storage, for the time being.
Can't wait to actually have them home!!

Okay....and breathe.......

Next piece of great news.....our eldest  grandchild, Hannah, has applied to 5 universities to study Music Technology, and has spent the past few months attending interviews.  Over the past few days, she's been getting phone calls and letters, confirming her places in ALL FIVE universities.....AND.....the final one, today, told her that she was their #1 choice out of the 202 that applied for the courses.......AND.....they are considering offering her a scholarship......AND....they want to put her in the running for a 2 week internship IN NEW YORK with, the singer with the Black Eyed good is that??!!!
Of course, Hannah is gobsmacked, and sooooooo excited!  She has exactly two weeks to make up her mind about which offer she's going to accept.  Oh, my........

Back to's a little card.........

I used a dotty mask to emboss the kraft card base in my Bigshot........

The tag is a freebie download, and I used my Cropadile to punch a hole and set a large eyelet in the end.......I coloured up (with PMs) the freebie sentiment, and punched a Nestie label to set it on.......very fast, very simple......and I think I like it!

I've got more exciting news to share with you, but you'll have to wait for that....just sayin'...haaaa!

Anne-Marie x

Challenges:  Clean and simple


  1. Oooo so much exciting news and more in the pipeline!!! Fantastic news about your son and family moving back home, and what an achievement for Hannah to get an offer from all 5 unis when there are so many applicants these days! And at the end of all the excitement, there is a such a sweet notecard. It definitely brightened my day (and that's even including all the sunshine we've had!)

  2. Love to hear all about your good news so good about your son and your granddaughters news is excellent I bet you are so proud.

    Your card is just gorgeous a pretty little tag

  3. Wow congratulations to your granddaughter and I bet you are thrilled about your son & his family coming home.

    Gorgeous card by the way.


  4. I'm not quite sure how you managed to sit still to write your post with all of your exciting news. Yay for your son (& his family) coming back - it's so hard to have them far away! And BIG YAY for Hannah! That is incredible and from the sounds of it, she deserves it!

    Your card is great too! ;-)

  5. WOW! So happy for you but must you keep me waiting for the other good news? Have to agree with Sara, how DID you manage to sit still long enough to do a blog post? Big kisses for Bevan and hugs for Mom and Dad, as always ;)Double hug for Hannah! How exciting for her! Betting entire clan is proud, know Grandma and Grandpa are.

    Almost forgot you posted a card (just kidding!)Love the clean and simple look.

  6. Wow! When you have news, you make it big! How exciting and wonderful! Your card is wonderful and I love the dotted embossing!
    Hmm...wonder what other exciting details you have for us!

  7. Very the clean look and colors.great dry embossing.Thanks for joining us at Milk coffee stamps first challenge.Hope to see you again soon.

  8. Woohoo, wee Bevan is coming home, well along with his parents ofcourse. lol Aren't you the excited granny.
    You must have a very talented grand-daughter. What a decision she has to make.

    Card is so simple, and simply wonderful.

  9. Beautiful card and I am so excited for you about your family moving back to be close to you!

  10. Sweet card, that eyelet is cool. Congrats on all your new and thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  11. This is SO SO SWEET! I love it! Thank you so much for playing at the Pink Elephant last week - I hope you can play with us this week, too!

  12. fantastic news and a lovely card. Very CAS and adorable. Thank you for joining us at MMCS. Hugs, Trudie xx

  13. Anne-Marie this is sooo cute! I love that it matches your blog design too. ;) The design is just adorable, it shows off the kraft and focal point perfectly. Thank you so much for joining in on our kraft challenge this week at TPE! :)
    ~*Joni TPE DT