Monday, 2 April 2012

Bugaboo Christmas

Hello, and welcome!

It's too quiet around here.........Jonathan has gone over to Ireland (with Dad in tow) to meet the furniture removal people, and get everything ferried back here.  Tanys and Bevan have gone to Leeds to stay with Tanys's parents....they were so excited to have them there!.......and I'm on my own until Wednesday lunch-time....except for our old black Labrador, and Jonathan's old terrier, Bruno.....they are like an old married couple, sharing their big floor cushions, and cuddling up......haaaa!

So, what did I do, today?  A ton of ironing, and 3 more washes.......didn't recognize half of it, so think the neighbours are smugglin' stuff in, when my back is turned....heehee........but, I did get a little time to play...yippeee!
We've got some of the gorgeous white stuff forecast for tonight, and tomorrow, so I just had to make a Christmas card........hahaaaaa!

There's a lovely little sketch that I used, over at .  I layered red, plain green, and patterened green papers onto a white card base, rounded the corners, and inked the edges......

I really, really like this sweet Bugaboo digi, and coloured up with my trusty Promarkers......I chose all my very favourite, traditional Christmas colours, which also coincide with the challenge over at which is COLOUR ME HAPPY........I also added some Glossy Accents on the lettering for a bit of umphhhh.......

I have a huge box of Christmas buttons!.....and thought this cute tree was just the thing.......

And how about these to "lighten" the mood?....haaaaa!  Found 'em in me Christmas buttons box, and couldn't resist!  A few die cut pine branches, and we're done.....Merry Christmas!! 

Anne-Marie x

Challenges:  Happy Hybrid Holidays


  1. Are going to be putting your feet up now for the next few days!!!! or better still hide in the craft room.

    Who has being sending you some "white stuff" don't they know that summer is coming?

    Oh! yeah, the card if lovely, though I cannot get my head round making C. cards at this time of the year.
    The buttons look really well.

  2. Oh you and your white stuff.. if we get any I shall ship it over to you.
    Love your gorgeous

  3. Gorgeous card - love those lights and all the other lovely little touches - glad you got time to play - you certainly deserved it after all that ironing - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 66 - hope to see you again soon. x

  4. A smashing card - those fairy light buttons are just fantastic!! Glad you're enjoying yourself in your laundrette! Would you mind if I smuggled some mine in?!

  5. Love those fun little holiday lights ... great coloring too ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  6. They left you home alone?! What have they done???? hehehe!
    So glad you are making time to play and be crafty! Your card is wonderful! Love the tree & lights, and your image is wonderful, especially the glossy accents!
    I have the same problem with my laundry, only we have clothes that become dirty without even being worn... Oh the joys of living with two girls...

  7. Think Margaret has the right question. You home alone, what have they done?! Don't you know it's Easter season, not Christmas? Wait, the spirit of Christmas is a good thing. So is your card! Very cute image and love all the frills you've added, especially that button and the glossy accents. Well done! Now sit and rest your weary bones....

  8. i hate when the neighbors smuggle in their laundry! sheesh! LOL.

    fun and fabulous card!!! yeah, guess i needed to SPIN to prove myself DIZZY! ya think???? LOL. feeling much better.

    hugs :)

  9. Oh WOW this is brilliant what a great card, I love the wee embellishments they are brilliant. Oh did you get snow, We had some but its melted already, Still freezing cold though!!
    Thanks for playing on Sparkles Christmas this month, Hazelxo

  10. Fabulous Christmas card Anne-Marie, I love those lights :)

  11. Gorgeous card!

    thank you for joining in the fun with us at Sparkles Christmas for our " Colour me Happy " challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon
    good luck in the draw

    Hugs Shaz x

  12. WOW, your card is fantastic and you did a beautiful job with the sketch!!! Thanks for joining us this week at CCC and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

  13. What a darling card and image. I love the bulbs. Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

  14. those little lightbulbs just TOTALLY rock my world... what a perfect finishing touch to this very sweet and very festive hybrid holiday card! ♥

  15. love, love, love this image and your coloring is awesome! thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

  16. This is adorable! Love the strand of lights!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Christmas Card Challenges!