Thursday, 2 August 2012

Pretty Wryn card

Hi, and welcome!

You are a bunch of soft-hearted lovelies, aren't you?
Thank you all so much for cheerin' me up when I was moanin' about being a bit "browned off", and I am feeling sooooo mjuch better!
Don't know what comes over me, all is fine and dandy, once again.
In fact, today I've had a rare day out with the Hubster....we only went for a nosey around Marks 'n' Spencer at Handforth Dean, but I came away with 3 new tops....yep......three......and they cheered me up, no end!  Okay, I know I shouldn't fall for the ol' Retail Therapy thingy......but I did.....and it, no complaints from me...haahaa!
 I also got a sweet and pretty little notebook from TKMaxx, to keep in my bag.......I'm always scribblin' down random thoughts and ideas, so always like to have a notebook to hand....and a pretty favourite is a fountain pen that my Dad gave me, a few Christmases ago.....his last gift to me........

And.........the Hubster challenged me to do something...........
Well, you know me....can't resist a challenge..........
I've gained quite a lot of weight since I've been on the anti-cancer meds, and really have struggled to get some off.......not happening as well as I'd here's the challenge........
Hubster says he will fund a whole new wardrobe of clothes and shoes if I can lose 14 pounds (1 stone) by 6th September.....that's the day that I officially become a Senior Citizen......aaggghhhh!!
That's five weeks today.
I can and I this space!

Here's a happy little girlie card for your delectation.......

This little girlie is Wryn from Tiddly Inks........she's sittin' pretty with her little posy.......aawww.......I used a brown card base and layered with freebie papers....distressed 'em up a bit and layered with more brown card.......

She's all coloured up with the usual suspects (PMs), and layered onto scalloped Nesties........

I wrapped some brown and pink ribbon around one of the card strips, then made a bow and sewed on a toning button........

A pretty embossed flutterby, cut with a die, and a pink flutterby sentiment from Craftwork Cards, inked in brown around the edge........simple!

No particular recipient for this little cutie....just felt like makin'
Hope your delectation buds were tickled!

Anne-Marie x



  1. Anna-Marie sure hoping your make the challenge you hubby gave you. I am challenged too by my weight brought on by some meds for fibermyalgia. I don't want to go off them because it keep my pain level down but also makes me gain weight. My ailment is not as serious as cancer, will pray for you. One last thought, I think you have a wise husband who understands women...go for the challenge. Blessings

  2. So Sorry to hear you have been feeling a little gloomy but glad you're feeling better now and so what if a touch of retail therapy helped if it did the trick then all for it when you do loose this weight can you let me how you did as I desperate to loose some too but unfortunately I am allergic to exercise it brings me out in a horrid rash and I feel really queezy
    Anyway loving this little number from you so pretty love the bow and button too
    Take care
    Jacki xx

  3. This is gorgeous,love the image and colours. Good luck with the weight

  4. I hope you clarified the size of the "new wardrobe"... I'd be planning to get a new and bigger wardrobe before the 1st if it were me!!! Good luck with the challenge -keep us posted as we'll be able to support you along the way and help keep you motivated - as if clothes and shoes weren't enough motivation! Glad you're feeling a bit better.
    I'm glad you've made a card for you just because you felt like it. Sometimes we just go through the motions with our creations, doncha find?
    Take care xx

  5. Love the color combo of the soft pink and brown - makes a delightful card. Thanks for joining us this week at the Pile it On "cute" challenge and good luck!

  6. This is gorgeous Anne-Marie! what a sweet image and your colouring is beautiful. I love the pretty papers and ribbon!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for my 'Summer' theme and Good Luck in the Challenge!
    Hugs Sue xx

  7. Glad to hear you are feeling better and a little retail therapy is not a bad thing!!
    I love the panels on your pretty card and the little girl is just adorable! Another wonderful card!
    Best of luck with your challenge! Just be sure to do it safely!! Can't wait to see pics of all of your NEW clothes!

  8. Wonderful card, as always, AM. but then again I am a sucker for butterflies! :)
    Best of luck with the challenge!

  9. Your card is adorable!! I love pink and brown together!
    Yay for retail therapy!! I wish you the best on your weight loss journey!

  10. Pretty card there AM. As to the challenge, no doubt you can do it. Willing to do my share so will eat all sweets I see, just for you. Know you would have done the same for me ;)

  11. what a darlin' card, love the bow and button and the image is so sweet, thanks for sharing with us at craft room challenge, debi x

  12. So pretty and sweet card, beautiful ribbon and bow with a button.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge,
    good luck and welcome again;-))m

  13. just darling! thanks for playing at Twisted Tuesdays :)

  14. This is so pretty, and one of my favourite colour combinations. I love the gorgeous image. Thanks for joining in with our Buttons & Bows theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge.

    Maria x

  15. A super cute card. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  16. This is so cute - love all the details and embellies thanks for playing along at MAWTT hugs Judith x

  17. Really cute! great colours
    Thanks for playing at MAWTT this week for our Summer challenge, hope you will join us again soon
    Hugs Laurie xx