Friday, 6 July 2012

Bugaboo Summer Holiday

Hello, and welcome!

Oh, my goodness.....flash floods all over the Northwest of England (that's right here!), and the news broadcasts are full of the terrible damage that is happening......and there is still an awful lot more to come.......and we are in the middle of our so-called summer!!
It's heartbreaking to see so many people affected........poor things.
Hubby and I are blessed to live on high ground, so the worst we have is waterlogged gardens and very large (and deep!) puddles.

Let's get to today's creation...........It's time for another challenge at 
and this week we want to see what you can create with our lovely (if somewhat ironic, here in the UK) theme of

We have a very popular sponsor

and they are offering our randomly chosen winner 7 fabulous images!

I love Bugaboo.....they have something for everyone, and every occasion....woohoo!

My card is a little tongue-in-cheek, keeping in mind that many Brits choose to "holiday" at home, and this card has already been given to my lovely hubby, for our anniversary......heehee.....

Unfortunately, my camera has decided it has been given far too much work to do, lately, so is givin' me a hard time.....I've sent it to its room to think about its behaviour...haaa.......but it means I could take only one photo......might be a blessing in disguise, given my lack of photography
I used some K&Co. background paper, edged with black ink, then a lovely, cute frame sticker (Sue Dreamer), layered onto white card and outlined in black again.
I have a ikkle giggle, every time I see this image...blaaahhhhh.......all coloured up with Promarkers, and a small piece of cute, cute "love" ribbon (part of a win at Crafty Ribbons), used as a tiny banner, on the side.
I used another of the stickers from Sue Dreamer to place a rub-on sentiment, mounted onto more white card, and outlined....then I put on me Superhero cloak (the one that gives me courage) and hand scribbled "but" and "anyway" before and after the sentiment.....don't hold my awful handwriting scribble against me...ha!

I'd love to see what you all come up with for this one.....especially if you live in Merry Oldye England.....haaaa!

Anne-Marie x

Challenges:  Show us some Love  Gardeners World  For someone special (my hubby!)  Summer  Use text/sentiment  Summer Holidays  Summer Holiday


  1. This is gorgeous Anne-Marie,love the fab image and

  2. This is just too funny! I think you've definitely done this image justice!

  3. Hmm yes could be a card featuring rain, rain and more rain this week, couldn't it? My heart goes out to everyone affected by flooding.

    I'm curious to know what your husband made of this card! And what he gave you? Seriously... a great caption for this image, paired up beautifully with that lovely polkadot paper and fab ribbon.

  4. I, too, get the giggles when I look at your tongue-in-cheek creation. Not how I would want to spend my holiday (or any day, for that matter). LUVin the cute image, though, and you've done a FAB job colouring it up. the dotty paper and love ribbon are a charming bit of contrast to the humour. I'm really liking this one, girlfriend!

  5. Love it!
    Nothing else to add about the image, but would love to know what hubby though of it! but after 21yrs? being married to you I am sure he knows what to expect. lol

  6. This is too funny!! I'm sure he'll love it!!

  7. Your husband will love this and it will bring a smile on his face I am sure. Color is so bright, nice work.Thank you so much for joining My Heart Pieces hope to see you again next week.

  8. Oh Anne-Marie.. I so enjoy your posts! You are a hoot!

  9. AWESOME ... fun image and fabulous design! Thanks so much for joining our "WHAT THE TEXT" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  10. Hi anne-marie

    I'll forgive you - just this once mind! Your card is beautiful - love these Bugaboo images they are just perfect.

    Thanks for dropping by to see me and leaving me a lovely comment.

    Toodle Pip

    Hazel xx

  11. lovely summer card
    thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodlesx

  12. Love it!!! I can never get the lawnmower started, but hubby is a pretty good worker - Fab card, thanks for popping in to "see" me.

  13. Adorable, fun card! Thanks for joining our CropStop Love Challenge.

  14. Hi Anne-Marie, just been catching up on your fab cards - this one is just fab and your others aren't far behind either ;-)

    My hubby does all the gardening, not my thing at all I'm much happier in the house making cards.

    So sorry to hear about little Immy - really brings it home when you hear about something like that happening to a child who is around your own child's age. What an amazing family you have!!

    Thanks for the comment as well on my paper bouquet - I'm taking on-board all the comments and will share when I've got the finished article.


    PS - Just wandered over to your daughter's Facebook page, I can't go too far into that site as I don't belong but the pictures I can see show what a talented lady she is! Wonderful fabrics and sewing and just gorgeous finished projects.

  15. Great card!!! The sentiment made me laugh!!!! Thanks for participating in MY HEART PIECES challenge this week!!


  16. Stella always cracks me up and I love the but and anyway you added. Cheeky! Fab Summer card with a great layout! =) Thanks for joining us for the Summer challenge at PCJ!

    If you're interested, I have some Christmas-in-July Cash Candy on my blog: I Never Went to Kindergarten Come join the fun! =)

  17. This is so stunning, the colors are perfect

    We would like to thank you for Entering My Heart Challenge.
    Hugs from Tammy Ortiz - DT Digi Team for My Heart Pieces.

  18. Dontcha just love bugaboo images lol,
    thanks for playing along at cardmadfairy digi days in our summertime theme, the best of luck, dont forget to pop by and check the top 3 and winners post,
    hugs sandra dt xxx

  19. Thank you for entering our summer challenge over at The Paper Crafting Journey

    I have some BLOG CANDY
    on my blog if you are interested!


  20. LOL, that's so awesome! Thanks for joining in our CropStop Challenge. Hugs, Rosie

  21. LOL! I love your humor!! The image is great and your coloring is fabulous! I think your handwriting is just fine!
    Hope you aren't floating away in the rainwater and that your family is doing well.

  22. Love it! Very funny! Thanks for sharing with us at Shelly's Images.

  23. What scribble? You're too funny. I love your creation Anne-Marie! ...and thank you for sharing at My Heart Pieces!
    hugs and blessings,