Monday, 7 May 2012

Summer Fairy

Hi, and welcome!

I'd  like to say a big HELLO to my new's lovely to have you here, and I'll be paying you a visit, if I haven't already done poor things...haaa!

It's another Bank Holiday, here in the UK, and we've had the weather to go with it........wind, rain and cold.....haa!
I've always thought we had a bit of a daft system for these extra holidays.........loads of 'em in the Spring, one in the Summer.......and then nothing until Christmas!

Hubby was working, so I had a chance to have a bit of a tidy in my craft room, and even got to make a card......yaaaaay!
I'm really falling behind with making family and friends birthday cards, so I'm hoping that I can carry on ignoring the huge pile of ironing that's taking over the dining room table....easy-peasy...heehee!
I used to quite enjoy tackling the ironing....just as well with 5 kids.....but, since getting lymphoedema in my arm, following radiotherapy, it's become a real chore.......much easier to craft, lol.

Here's a little something I came up with, today......

All of the papers are from a freebie stack that came with a recent magazine, and I started with a cream card base......the papers are all inked up with a soft brown fluid chalk, around the edges.......

I love this LOTV image....another freebie with a magazine....and coloured up with Promarkers.  Just for a bit of a change, I tore around the edges instead of using my usual Nesties,  and inked the edges with more fluid chalk......

I layered up some flowers from my stash.....not sure where I bought these......and added a button and some die cut leaves........I luuuuurve that pretty strawberry paper!

Another flower in the top corner, but this time with gingham ribbon, tied into a bow........thought the gingham would add to the "summery" feel of the card............

The sentiment circle is from Pink Gem....just added some red colouring around the edge.....and placed on top of a die cut red fence.....cute!

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Anne-Marie x

Challenges:  Torn or Distressed (my image is torn/edges inked)


  1. Gorgeous card Anne Marie. Ignore the ironing I have just pushed mine to the end of the table so I can get some colouring done!!!

  2. Now it's good to see you've got your priorities right! hehehe I to love to lay aside those kinds of things for crafting! Beautiful card, wonderful flowers and I love that fence!

  3. A gorgeous card Anne-Marie,love the beautifully coloured image and fab

  4. SO pretty! I love all of the red. I think I need to subscribe to some of your magazines - you always get such lovely things from them!

    PS. I HATE ironing - so I just don't. My hubby knows this and lives with wrinkled shirts.

  5. What a beautiful card... Love the colours and papers and of course the adorable image which is coloured just perfect... I came across your lovely blog this eve, so I have joined you as a follower as to pop back and see more of your beautiful makes.. Hugs May x x x

  6. Gorgeous colour combo. love the image and colouring, so eye catching..beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  7. Super, super card. The little image is lovely, and you've coloured it up in such a pretty way. I have that little pack of papers, and I've enjoyed it so much.

  8. Delightful card Anne-Marie. Love the bright colours the flowers and the gingham! Saw it on MIM and had to take a closer look - glad I did.
    Stamping Shanni

  9. Buy polyester, no ironing needed and last for centuries.
    Such a pretty card, loving the reds. Sign me up for your class on "how to embellish"...

  10. Gorgeous reds in the card (I LOVE red!). I'm in a similar situation - have fallen behind with my own cards but also have a large pile of ironing to do....

  11. Such a gorgeus card! I love the colours.
    Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week.
    Berit x

  12. I adore this image and the gorgeous colours you have used. I saw you on MIM. I am number 60.


  13. Lovely, lovely, lovely. real summery card. The layout is great.

  14. Gorgeous! Love your bold colors! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week! For a chance at a second prize, don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  15. Beautifully done! I love the color combination you used.

    I’m stopping by from MIM. (I’m number 70)


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  16. AnneMarie ...just what is an iron?? LOL or perhaps it is that white thing in one of the drawers with a cord - the thing I don't know how to use ;o)
    Love the colouring of that LOW image

  17. Great card, lovely design, like the bold colours, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  18. Marvelous card, sis! I love the colors and embellishments and that image is so sweet. You get such fabulous freebies in your magazines. Please tell me that our magazines at least cost us less seeing we don't get any freebies in them. :(

    Someone taught me to spray my clothes with a water bottle and tumble them in the dryer to get the wrinkles out instead of ironing. Works well on most things, but not 100% cotton. I can't remember who taught me that, but sure am thankful they did. Hugs!!!

  19. Great colours! This is one of my fave LOTV stamps! Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us over at Lili's Little Fairies, hugs, Jayne x

  20. Oh, I just love her in red! She's such a darling image, and your papers and all the extras are a great design for her. So cute!

  21. Super cute card, Anne-Marie. Adorable image and colored wonderfully. Thanks for sharing it with us at Craft Your Passion Challenges.
    Cathy Lee

  22. Anna-Marie, this is craft-a-licious! I love your colors and papers. The flowers and other embellishments make it extra yummy and you colored the sweet image beautifully.
    I saw this first on Make It Monday and had to pop over for a closer look.

  23. Very cute, a gorgeous card, lovely sweet fairy and love the bright colours. I really must try and fit in a bit more time to visit, I miss seeing your cards and reading your posts. I've just spent the last 90 mins visiting blogs and now I have to hurry and get dressed and get to craft within the next 30 mins, LOL. Gotta go....

  24. Beautiful card! I think the torn and inked edges really add to the earthy, magical fairy image!
    I HATE ironing! I don't have any medical reasons for not doing it, I just don't wanna!!!! tee!hee!

  25. Love your project! So fun and pretty. Thanks for playing with us this week at Craft Your Passion Challenges!
    ~Cely (
    CYP May Guest Designer

  26. Gorgeous card, the red and green work perfectly together, thanks for joining us at CYP, hugs, Sarah x

  27. Fab card - love the sweet image and all those beautiful layers x
    Thanks for playing along with us at SFTW & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo