Thursday, 3 May 2012

Shopping Diva!

Hello, and welcome!

How are you all doing, then?  Some of you seem to be pretty quiet on your blogs....are you hidin' from me?  Hopefully, not.......and I hope you are all okay......I worry about you!

Don't know if I've ever mentioned that I have two sisters........most of you will know about my youngest sister, Roseanne.....but there's another one....and two brothers.....and me...haaaa!
My half-brother, James, is the eldest....he's 2 years older than me;  then me; John comes next, 17 months younger; Catherine is 5 years younger than me; Roseanne is the baby and is almost 14 years younger than me.....I think she was a "surprise"...haaaaa!

Anyway, the point is my sister, Catherine, has a birthday tomorrow.........nope, won't tell you how old.....okay then, you twisted my arm....heehee......she's 56....and I'm safe because she doesn't read my blog....and I can run faster than she can...ha!
 Catherine (she's never Cath, Cathie or Cate) has MS, and has recently had heart surgery, but nothing stops her!  She loves her holidays, parties.......and shopping!  For clothes....and shoes.....and bags...haaa!

And here's the card I made for her........

I started with a black card base, and added a piece of spotty paper from my stash.  I'd bought a pack of the Papermania Capsule die cuts on Saturday...loved the black and white ones, but they come in many colours, and I'm going back for more, lol.......Some of the pieces are already glittered, but I added the lilac Martha Stewart glitter glue to this scalloped piece.  I cut two background from white card, and the other from black, and topped with the cute Bugaboo freebie image....all coloured up with Promarkers.....

I stuck to tones of pink and lilac, and added a bit of sparkle with a lilac sparkle pen......

The large spotty flower is from the Papermania Capsule range, and the smaller white ones are from my stash....coloured the large pearl to match the theme, with a Sharpie.......

First outing for my new Memory Box Spring Border it!

And we're done!
After taking the photo, I added a pocket on the inside, because I'm adding a voucher for Catherine to buy a new book to download to her Kindle.....and I can nick it off her when she's done...haahaa!

Anne-Marie x

Challenges:  Black & white and 1 colour (hope this qualifies)  Monochromatic (not sure about this...apologies if it doesn't qualify)


  1. This is gorgeous Anne Marie,your sister will love

  2. happy birthday CATHERINE! and you, my dear, are a good sister!

    love the card and i'm sure she will too. yeah... pink, black & white... who'd-a thought!!!

    sounds like all is well with you..... YAY!!!

    hugs :)

  3. Lush card,love the spotty papers!

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week,best of luck!

  4. Very pretty card. I love the flower and the spots and dots. Thanks for joining us at the Whimsy Stamps Challenge this week. Sassy Raggedy

  5. Love that die right along with you. Colors are so smooth together and must say Catherine is such a perfect age...seems a lot of wonderful people are going to be that age soon. Birthday wishes to her and smart shopping getting her something that can be "re-gifted! Now you just need to find the time to read it.

  6. Gorgeous card, those papers are wonderful and I have got to have that punch. Don't you just love those Bugaboo stamps? Thanks for joiningus for 2 Sisters color challenge.

  7. Ha! AM, is that me you are pointing a finger at about NOT blog posting, well I did and have another on the way. So there (sticking out tongue)

    Love the black and white card, those capsule dies are fab, have seen some. Perfect image for your sis.

    Just adding things up, if sis is 56 and she is younger than you then that makes you.........:)

  8. A brilliant creation hun! Thanks for joining in at Joanna Sheen & Charisma Cardz! xxx

  9. ooooo... lovely card, that border is just fab! Thanks for joining in at Charisma Cardz.
    Joanne x

  10. *Blushing here* Never got to finish my blog post as I said I was going to, should get it done tomorrow.

  11. What a perfect card for your shoppaholic sister! Hope she has/had a lovely day!

  12. Hi Anne-Marie, such an elegant card. Great border and image and those flowers are just fab!


  13. Great creation hun! Thanks for playing at Charisma Cardz! xxx

  14. What a stunning creation!
    Love your sweet wee image! Perfect for our wee Pink and Black Challenge!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Charisma Cardz this time
    Hugs Melly xxx

  15. Love just the hint of color on this beautiful black and white creation! The image is perfect for your sister's loves and the border is awesome!!
    Had to smile at your family timeline! I am the 'baby' and there are 14 years between my oldest sister and I. Being the youngest of six, with 4 years between my brother and I, I've always said I was an oops! But I'm such a lovely accident!! Hee!Hee!
    I have not been visiting blogland nearly as often as I would like...but in a few short weeks, I will be on summer break and have lots of time to browse everyone's lovely creations!!

  16. TOTALLY cute, and i'm absolutely loving that MB die! all ties in quite nicely together! thanks so much for playing along with our Pink and Black challenge at Charisma! xo