Friday, 10 August 2012

Oh, Baby!

Hello, and welcome!
Oh, pleeeease let it be Autumn soon!
Have I ever mentioned I can't stand the heat?  Maybe just a few times, but I wouldn't want ya to forget....haaaahaaa!
Today has been extraordinarily hot and it really is too much for me.....I only ventured into the back garden to peg out even more washin'.....which means even more ironin' the heat!

Cold winds and frosty mornings would be very welcome, right now!
Maybe I'm in this mood because I've been feasting my peepers on some gorgeous new autumnal clothes...haahaa!
Remember my weight-loss challenge from the Hubster?  
Yesterday was the end of my first week.........I lost 4 and a half pounds....woohoo!
Why don't laptop computers have the "half" key?  I'm sure typewriters used to have 'em...........oh, I'm so old!
I also still measure (mostly) in imperial, rather than the other thingy..........and it still hasn't fully dawned on the Hubster that our coinage was decimalised back in the 70's....he still talks about something costing "a few bob" (shillings), even though we were barely out of our teens when we went decimal....heehee....bless his polyester socks!

Anyways, it's Friday, so I have another challenge from
and this week the theme is
so we want to see a creation that is for a baby, or shows a baby image etc.

We are always excited to have our current sponsor Pink Gem Designs The winner will have their choice of 4 Black/White images!  

I chose this pretty image to play with.........

The photos are certainly not the best I've ever taken....sorry........but hope they convey just how cute this digi stamp is.  It comes in coloured and black/white, in the same file......bargain!

I used some oh-so-pretty butterfly lace to frame the image, which sits as the main focus on this easel-type card......layered up with pink card and polka dot DP, with a dash of white card that I embossed with my swiss dots folder......then added a length of silky pink and white scalloped ribbon trim.....(not very clear in the photo, but trust's lovely!)

An adorable butterfly die with pink's a girl butterfly....haa!

Simple, but sweet, says I........
Now,  let's see what you can come up with for your BABIES creation.........and if you need a bit of inspiration, let me just point you in the direction of my very talented Design Team Members who will have you rushing for your paper, glue and ribbons!

Anne-Marie x

Challenges:  Fifty Shades of Pink {New Challenge Blog!}  Sentiment to welcome a baby  Emboss (white strip of card)


  1. Such a sweet, sweet card. The pink coloured coupled with that butterfly lace is so sweet. Perfect for a new little female addition. Top notch!

    I am so laughing at your moans over the heat. It has been blasted hot here, too, but I'd much rather contend with the heat than bone chilling cold -- my blood is too thin for that! Give me spring and fall only, and I'd be a happy lady!

  2. What a gorgeous Baby card Anne-Marie - love the flowery frame and the fun sentiment! A perfect card for the first challenge at ITP!
    Thank you for joining us - look forward to seeing you next time at In The Pink!
    Hugs, Sylvia xx

  3. Very pretty card gorgeous frame and flowers


  4. Oh Anne-Marie, I love this card!! Easel cards are wonderful and I love so many of the "keep calm" sayings but this one is the BEST!!! Absolutely adorable!!!

  5. Wow good for you girl 4 and a half pounds hubby is the same as yours still talks in half crowns and your gorgeous card that frame is

  6. Great card!! love this card! so cute!!


  7. Very sweet card indeed! Thanks for playing along with us at Incy Wincy Designs!


  8. Anne-Marie, your baby girl sentiment looks fabulous on this pretty pink easel card. It's a pleasure to see your sweetly embellished work. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps' digi team's Use a Digi challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

  9. Oh how very sweet. I wish I could swap you some of your heat for the cold we have in Sydney at the moment, I am counting down the days until the end of Winter right now. Thank you for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenges, I hope to see you there again soon.

  10. Hi Anne-Marie! Adorable easle card! Love the sentiment, the butterflies and ALL those dots! So cute! Thanks for joining our challenge thsi week at SSiC! And CONGRATS on the weight loss! You GO, Girl!

  11. Hi Anne-Marie

    Oooh this is a fabulous idea for a baby card... I love the perfect sentiment.... and that flowery frame is gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining in the very first challenge at In The Pink.... We're really excited at how many people wanted to join us pinkies... Hope to see you in the next challenge too!

    Christine x

  12. Hello there fellow Pink lover. Isn't it fabulous about the launch of In the Pink? I stopped in for a closer look at your card. I'm linked at #1 this week, I'd love it if you stopped by to say hello.

    Fabulous card Anne-Marie, I love the flower lace trim.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  13. Oh beautiful card so delicate thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week.
    Jenny x

  14. So sweet! It's such a "good" sentiment too, because it captures the anticipation so well!

  15. This is such a lovely creation! Gorgeous! Love the embellishments and colours!

    Thanks for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments!

    - Mel xx

  16. You can push the yellow ball over to our part of Scotland we havn't seen very much of it this summer :0(
    As usual a gorgeous card, great sentiment. Well done on your weight lose, that's great to loose so much in one week.

  17. Love the baby card, I have two more baby cards to make just finished one, maybe I will enter it into the challenge! all three cards are for boys, there seems to be a boy baby boom here at the moment, pity all the girls in about 20 years time!!
    Well done on the weight loss, so easy to put one but darn hard to loose. {hugs}

  18. Hello there,
    Fabulous pink creation, love it.
    Isn't it great to be able to use pink freely and not keep it as a guilty pleasure. lol
    Chris x

  19. So beautiful, love your floral frame...Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Wendy xx

  20. This is a really gorgeous card for a new baby girl. The pink is such a lovely shade and I love how you've framed the digi. Huge congratulations on a successful first week!

  21. You have made a lovely card here. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

  22. Such an adorable baby card! I love the butterfly frame around the image! And those pink pearls on the butterfly!!!
    LOL at the 1/2 key! I have the same problem with the cents symbol! I know there is a short cut to do it, but never can remember it...
    Keep cool!