Monday, 30 April 2012

Cupcake happy!

Hi, and welcome!

I really do feel that I need to apologise for not being around much, lately.
I'm getting quite frustrated that my crafting time seems to be getting shorter, and even when I make a definite plan to get into my craft room, and try to get back into the swing of creating, something always seems to stop me from finishing anything....or, on some days, even makin' a flippin' start!
A while back, I told my family and friends that I wanted to have Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays to spend at least half of the day crafting..........expecting that I'd be lucky to get a couple of hours on each of those days.
Having a  large family is really is........but sometimes I wish I could job-share!
I seem to live with degrees of guilt always present.........I don't give enough time to my Mam........I don't spend enough time with my girls argue about whose turn it is to spend a day with grandchildren don't spend enough one-on-one time with me.....I don't see my friends Church duties are always behind........I seem to be always playing "catch-up" with my housework......and on, and on.......and crafting gets squeezed in at odd moments, and I feel constantly frustrated!!!

Rant over.

I've got one card to show.........made it  a few weeks back, to give to a friend's grandchild, but forgot all about it.....typical.......

Again......sheeeeesh......a quick and simple card.  A basic step card, loaded up with yummy cupcakes from a Dawn Bibby kit.......

Sorry about the pics....I was rushing, as usual!  I folded a A4 piece of blue glittered card into the steps, then layered a cupcake banner across the back top, with a scalloped border underneath.......did the same for the bottom front, and placed die cut cupcakes in back and front.......

Added a glittery sentiment card.....and rushed off to do something else...haaaa!

Keep your fingers crossed that I'll get a bit more completed, this week.....I've got sooooo many ideas, and it's drivin' me nuts that I can't get the time to do any of 'em...haaa!

Anne-Marie x


  1. Take a deep breath Anne-Marie and start singing! I watched a movie once- Anger Management and the man was told to sing "I Feel Pretty" when he was really angry and from that time on I think of that song and it makes me laugh! May you find some joy in all the business!
    By the way, your card is beautiful and I love the step design you've used!

  2. That is the life of a woman always playing catch up as for the house work well that wil still be there when you eventually get round to it lol (that's what I say anyway haha any way a great card and I am sure she will love it
    If you bump into your self with all this rushing around say hello to yourself from me
    Take care
    Jacki xx

  3. Lovely colourful card, the cakes look good enough to eat. Hope you get a little more craft time soon. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  4. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation at Aud Sentiments this time. Carol DT x

  5. Life does get in the way doesn't it,I only have one Daughter that lives close and to be honest she has her own life to lead so we are lucky if we get to see her and our granddaughter once a fortnight.we have to travel 80miles to see our boys so can't do that to often.That's why I have more time to craft,but I wish we had them round more....
    Your card is gorgeous,love those

  6. What a bright and cheerful card! It is a darling design and you've done a wonderful job of coloring the little cupcakes. Thank so much for sharing this adorable card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  7. Cute card and when you figure out how to get that time, PLEASE send me an e-mail so I can apply here. Seriously!

  8. Such an adorable card. Cupcakes and sparkles are a perfect combo.

    I'm wishing you more craft time and peace of mind sweet big sis. Let the housework go. Put several get well cards on the mantle and if someone drops in, pretend the house looks awful, because you're recovering from an illness. :) Hugs!!!

  9. "Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays" even for half a day, that's asking a bit much!! only joking, pullin' you leg, and all that.

    Leave the housework, it will get done as needs be...

    Lovely card, I love step cards, they look special even if they are easy to do!

  10. Awesome cards, I love cupcakes! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  11. Hi Anne-Marie, what a lovely card! Great colour and wonderful cupcakes.


    PS - I fully understand that conflicts of time! I've only the one daughter (she's nearly 5) and I find it very difficult sometimes to find some 'me' / craft time.

  12. Yummy cup cakes :0) Thank you for sharing your art with the team at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  13. these cupcakes are so cute!! i love the details of this card!! awesome job!! i too feel like i don't have enough hours in the day to craft and blog, while trying to do other projects and lead a regular life too. i give all these crafters a lot of credit!


  14. Hi Anne-Marie, thanks for the lovely comment on my blog - and for becoming my newest 'stalker'!!

    Am off to 'stalk' you too!!


    PS - I should've said last time I was here a big thank you for joining in with us at Sweet Stampin this week. I forgot - I do things like that a lot!!!!!

  15. Scrumptious card Anne-Marie :o)

  16. Gorgeoue card Anne Marie :-) the cupcakes are yummy and the folded design is fab !! Lovely sparkle too :-)

    hope you manage to find some time for you hun xx sounds like you are trying to please everyone else leaving yourself witth no 'me' time ,,, schedule yourself in hun xx

    thanks for joining us on the Totally Papercafts Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  17. Your card is gorgeous, love the fun colours and style. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week .... Reading your post is like I'm reading about me!!! not enough time and always feeling guilty!!!

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  19. Anne Marie, your card really is fab , I love it! Here Here, I totally get where you are coming from with your little rant, its exactly how I feel most of the time too!

    Anyway hope you do find some more time soon, hugs, Karen

    Oh and thanks for joining us at CES this week and good luck.

  20. Know exactly how you feel! I have actually decided that I'm not going to try to squeeze craft time in for a few more days until my work load lets up. But then, I am going to be a crafting fool for a few hours!! Hoping you find some you time in the middle of caring for everyone else! It's not selfish to make your own mental health a little better!
    On to your lovely card! YUMMY!!! All those wonderful colors and rows of cupcakes are perfect for a birthday card!!