Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Forever Friends Birthday

Hello, and welcome!

Have you noticed that I'm not posting as many cards as I usually do?
So have I!
It isn't that I don't want to.......I really miss being on my little blog.......but I think I've been procrastinating, just a smidge, because it's dawned on me that it's THAT time of year again!
What is she on about, now?, I hear you mutter.......well, I'll tell you........
It's the Dreaded Male Card Season!!! 6 male birthday cards to make, in the next few days.....gulp! 

Oh well, maybe I'll just nip to Tesco, and buy some.....haaaaa!

In the meantime, it was recently my DIL's birthday, and as she loves all-things Forever Friends, I came up with this little cutie for her.......very girlie!

The card base is pink....of course.......layered with a piece of Nitwits the browns, pinks and greens in this!  The image is decoupaged and layered onto a strip of more Nitwits paper........

I added a brown swirly-twirly and a Nitwits heart.......pretty!  I made the pink flower by cutting a circle of card, laying thin strips of double-sided tape across it, then rolling a length of scallop-edged lace around and around......dizzzzzzy........and sticking the centre onto a big glue-dot.........

A strip of the same lace across the bottom.....yummy.......

This is my kind of fella!  He's big and cuddly, and brings cake......perfect!!

I cut a little pink tab, and added the Craftwork Cards flutterby sentiment, which I'd inked, and called it finished!

Watch out for those Tesco hand-made male cards, coming soon..........I hope!!

Anne-Marie x

Challenges:   Anything goes and travel stories


  1. This is just the image and fab

  2. I was getting a bit worried..... not long you to stay quiet for so long!!
    This is the perfect card for a Forever Friends lover!
    I've actually got over my fear of masculine cards.... and rather enjoy making them. Go for texture, bold colours, patterns. Think about the layout at the start as you can't really add 'pretty' bits to fill gaps. This has all helped me anyway.
    Good luck with them! x

  3. This is wonderfully girly! Such a yummy cake and I love your ribbon flower on the heart!
    Don't worry about the male cards, they're just as scared of you as you are of them! If you act brave they'll warm right up to you! HUGS!

  4. Male cards ARE hard, but I have see you whip up the best male cards 'round so I know you can do it. Stop with the "P" and get on with it!

  5. Anne-Marie your card is gorgeous. As for the male cards they make me beak out in a cold sweat, but when its a male card you need bright colours and kraft are your friend!!!


  6. Something about those Forever teddies. Gorgeous card, love the lace flower and those papers too. Looking forward to seeing your male cards, LOL. I have to start making more Chrissie cards or I'm going to be panicking later on.

  7. this is so cute!! is having an anything goes challenge this week too!! also a blog hop on tips and tutorials! bunch of prizes this week!! check it out if you're interested!!


  8. Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at TPS…..and good luck….

    Hugs Judith

  9. Gorgeous card, I love your little heart and all your embellishments, adorable. Thank you for joining in the Forever Friends Monthly Challenge, good luck. Donna x

  10. Very beautiful and creative.

  11. This is beautiful!!! I love all the girlie touches and that cake looks delicious!!! (even if it is paper!)

  12. Had to laugh at your post about buying guy cards! We had a graduation party two days after we returned from our vacation. I completely forgot to make a card and ended up running into the dollar store to buy one on the way to the party. Since it had money inside, I think my nephew overlooked the fact that I didn't make it!

    Your card today is so adorable! Love the image of the cute teddy bear and the lacy flower is so pretty-need to try that! Another lovely creation!!

  13. gorgeous card, he is so sweet. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter, good luck and hope you'll join us again.

  14. A gorgeous and cute card. Thanks for joining us at FOREVER FRIENDS 'Happy Bearday' Monthly Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again for our next challenge.
    Diane x

  15. What a lovely Forever Friends Birthday card - thanks for joining us at the Forever Friends monthly challenge - hope to see you again! Lisa (DT) x

  16. This FOREVER FRIENDS pink birthday card is lovely...

    Beary hugs from new FF DT Blankina

  17. such a cute card, I love the main image.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge by 01/09 :)