Friday, 17 August 2012

Burlap, Rich and Earthy!

Hello, and welcome!

I'm so glad you dropped by.....I've mentioned before that I get lonely, left on my own...haaa!

I was amazed by all the beautiful baby cards that were entered at Card Crafter's Circle last much talent out there.......woohoo!
Now, it's time to let you know about this week's challenge, and, as always, there are some lubbly-jubbly prizes up for grabs........(insert drum-roll, here)..........

This week we want you to use
Oooooooo, right up my street!  I love the gorgeous colours of Autumn.....the smells of the rich earth.....the colder days......the mists (at least, in my part of the world), and the nights drawing in, so I really enjoyed making my card for this challenge!

Did I mention lubbly-jubbly prizes?
Yep, that's because we have a very generous sponsor........

We are so happy to have The Digi Garden joining us again with sponsorship for you!  The winner's prize purse is their choice of 6 Digi Garden images! Yummy! The shop has had a 'makeover' and looks fabulous... and there are so many new designs....

Here's my little card...........

I started with a cream card base and added 3 strips of DP, layered onto brown card......I hand-stitched around each of the strips......adds texture, don'tcha know.......

I printed off a freebie journal spot, added "irthday oy"...haaaaaahaa!....with tiny letter stickers...the "B" was already printed on the card, if you see what I mean.  Do you like the embossed ruler strip?  Cute, eh?
Three epoxy buttons were stuck on the tops of the strips.....just for a bit of the ol' glamour.......

Have I mentioned that I am having a love affair with all-things burlap?  Oh, the stuff!
I made a small batch of me own mod podge.....a drip of PVA glue and a splash of water......easy-peasy......and used it to stiffen the burlap so that I could cut it with a Spellbinders die.....added buttons, a twist of stringy-thingy held on with a brad, and let that cute ikkle image take the limelight!  I love the look on his sweet face......and he's all decked out in his Promarker-coloured-up duds!
Rich and Earthy?  Oh, yeah!

The Design Team came up with some smashing creations on this'll really enjoy taking a peek at what they came up with!


Anne-Marie x

Challenges:  Lots of layers (second entry)


  1. He is so fun, Anne-Marie! Love the layout and colour combo!

  2. So cute (and I'm always loving the burlap)!

  3. Isn't he just too cute?!? I love your coloring and your papers are great too!

    ♥ Laura C.

    PS I'm nickin the burlap idea for my current project. :)

  4. This is just gorgeous,love the panels and fab

  5. He's just as cute as could be on his burlap! Wonderful layout, I love the embossed ruler!

  6. LUVen this little card with the fallish colours and that adorable little boy! Thought of you this morning as an ad from a fabric store came through my emails, and lo and behold, there was burlap on sale. HA! was thinking how little savings it would be if it had to ship across the pond.

  7. This card is awesome!! I love the die cut of burlap!! The shades of fall are the best!!

  8. Very cool! Love the stitching! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  9. Well copperknob, i think your card is just peachy! thought of you last week when the big ols white stuff made an appearance here :)
    I'm quite in love with the brads on your card, and I am interested in stealing whatever embossing folder you used for the brown cardstock.... just sayin*

  10. This is gorgeous Anne-Marie, love all the texture and the colours. Thank you for joining us at Whimsy Stamps for our Lots of Layers challenge, good luck x

  11. Adorable! Love the burlap circle and the sweet image beautifully coloured.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU!

  12. Aww, isn't that image of the little boy adorable and the little bit of hessian is a nice touch.

    Not to sure what I will be working on next, maybe tomorrow!

  13. Rich and earthy indeed! I feel like I'm commenting on Gardener's World! Don't worry, it'll soon be autumn with cooler temperatures! (thought I'm quite enjoying the warmth!)

  14. Yummy colors and textures! Awesome card! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

  15. Genius idea for the sentiment.
    What a cute little fellow, looks perfect there on his burlap bed. Love the colours you used. {hugs}

  16. Love your use of burlap! Thanks for joining us at DYSU!

  17. Very cool!!Loved the burlap circle and the colours.Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.

  18. Great card for a boy. Love it!!
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  19. Fabulous card Anne-Marie, I love the colours & the texture:)
    I hope you are well sweetie & having a great weekend.

  20. So many things to love on this wonderful fall colored card! The ruler strip is awesome and I love the burlap with the sweet little guy! Super envious of your stitching! I'm thinking I will just send the things I want stitched, to you and then you can ship them back when you're finished! LOL!

  21. Cute Bday card ... I have so many alpha stickers and never get around to using them ...this is perfect! Loving the burlap too although I haven't done a thing with it yet, except finding ideas. LOL ; ) Guess the stitching around the patterned pieces is a sewer/quilters touch huh? I do it too! Adds a nice homesun and personal touch. Well done! : )

  22. Super cute card, love all the details you put into it. Wonderful. Thank you for sahring with us at Whimsy.