Friday, 20 July 2012

Card for a Child

Hello, and welcome!

Oh dear........I'm afraid I couldn't come up with a snazzy post title.....not that I ever do...haaaa!....but today, I'm struggling to keep my eyes open, so this post might be a case of "spot the typo"
I've had a sore throat for a couple of days, and now my left ear is hurting, and my glands are swollen......and somebody is clickin' away on a keyboard, and it hurts my head......okay, that'll be me then, haaa......

Today's challenge at 
so we want to see a card (or any other creation) for a child.....easy-peasy!

Our sponsor today is the fabulous
and the wonderful owner, Mary Ellen,  is generously offering 3 of the images that have been used by our Design Team to the randomly chosen winner, so you need to hop over to the challenge blog to see what you fancy......all the team members have come up with some great inspirational creations, this week!

Our twin grandchildren, Adam and Freya, will be turning 4 in September, and I made this card with Freya in mind........just have to remember to make something for Adam, too....haaa.....

I really like making these step cut, one fold....done!
How d'you like my new Spellbinder's Office Supplies dies?  I love 'em.....especially since they were FREE!  I won them over at the CROPSTOP, recently and can't put them down....too cute!

Well, you know what I'm like....freebies make up a lot of my crafty stash, and these papers are no exception.....they came with a magazine, and you might remember that I've used 'em before......yummy!

Isn't she a darlin'?  I enjoyed colouring her with the ol' Promarkers....some are running out (eeek).....and I love it when I can "dress" my images in outrageous kiddles would have divorced me as their Mum if I'd dressed 'em like this....haaaaa!
D'you see the drops on the ice cream.....and dribbles? Sakura Glaze pen has run out, too.....(double eek), so I used dots of white Gesso.....worked a treat and gave a bit of texture and dimension........oh, I'm sooo arty-farty.........

This lovely two-tone ribbon was part of another win......Crafty Ribbons, this time.......and I gave it a little twist, and anchored with two cute ladybirds that have been in my button stash for, likkle ladybirds, fly.......!
Sorry.......I've been sluggin' back the Benylin.........haaaaa...

This likkle label is part of that new Spellbinder's set........looks great in kraft with a bit of inking.......sorry....that's on another card,  lol.........
I used a number sticker and some teeny brads on this.........

A die from another label set, with a rub-on sentiment completes the card......yaaaaaaaaay!

Right, I'm off to try to catch Babbit before she chews more of me petunias.....wouldn't mind if she actually likes 'em.....she just chews 'em up and spits 'em out..........wascally wabbit!

Anne-Marie x


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

  2. ohhh how cute is this crd - really girly :o)

  3. Aw get well soon! This is really cute - Freya will love it! Love that it's been made with lots of freebies too - who doesn't love freebies?!

  4. So sorry you are not feeling well, my dear. I do hope and pray that you will recover quickly. Your little card is ADORABLE! The step format is just perfect for show casing your little image and that great big number 4 -- a grand age to be. I do believe I have that same package of papers (we must support the same magazines), and I do so like it. I, too, have used it several times. The red checks work perfectly with your image colours. Dear me, didn't mean to write a novel here, but I just couldn't quit gushing over this totally FAB and adorable card!

  5. You need to go to bed!! Well, you probably already are with the time difference, so stay in bed in the morning!! (though if you are reading this, you're already up!) Anyway, get some rest so you can get better!!

    What a cute card!! I have only done a couple of step cards but yours looks so cool, I'll have to try again!

  6. Your step card is adorable, sis. I love the gesso ice cream drips. I have to remember that trick. Sounds like you feel miserable. Poor dear. Sending get well hugs and prayers. xxx

  7. Hi Anne Marie,
    This is such a bright, happy & cheerful card and this ice cream is making me hungry!!! Love your ribbon, and your new's great to win something!!!I'm also in love with this paperclip...I've got to get out more, I've never seen anything like it!! Great papers and sending some love your way, get well soon!
    Hugs Trish xxx

  8. Hi Anne Marie, what a cute card! Great image and colour choices - love that die as well. Lucky you to win one!!

    The wreath in the previous post is just beautiful as well.

    Hope you are feeling better soon.


  9. lovely summery card, love the colours, thanks for joining our Anything goes challenge at Digi Doodle Shop, hope to see you again, Gaynor xx

  10. Hi Anne-Marie! Your card is sooo sweeeet!!!! Love the bright colours, papers, the ice cream dripping, sweet little lady bugs! Love the step-card idea! How cool is this!!! Gorgeous card Anne-Marie! Feel better soon! xx Kathy

  11. Sweet card, witha cute design
    Thanks for joining us at Divas
    Kat xx

  12. Beautiful card anne-Marie - hope you're feeling better soon.

    Thanks for dropping by to see me and leaving me some lovely comments.

    Ta ta for now.

    Hazel x

  13. What can I say...I'm just gobsmacked at how sweet this is!

  14. Hope you are feeling much better now!
    This is just adorable! The drippy ice cream is just so fun and I love her little outfit! Quite a wonderful creation made with all of those free goodies!

  15. Adorable. Fabulous design and I love the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop!

    xx Star (DDS DT)

  16. I have been a really bad blog-buddy, I missed the wonderful card. Such a cute image and wonderfully coloured.
    Get better soon.