Friday, 14 September 2012

Goin' Gingham!

Hi, and welcome!

Are you happy we're at the weekend?  Me, too!
Not for any special reason, but it's always nice to have the weekend to look forward to, eh?
Don't know about you, but I'm also very happy that the days are gettin' shorter, and the nights are chilly enough to have one of my comfy 'n' cosy hand-made quilts on the bed....hahaaa!

Okay, so it's Friday, which means it's time for a a lubbly-jubbly challenge to play with, over at 
and the challenge theme for this week is

GINGHAM (checks)

For some, that might conjure up images of cowboys, farmyards, picnics.....for me?.........CHRISTMAS!!

Okay, okay, you knew I was goin' to say

This week, we are enjoying another sponsorship visit by Kathryne of Stamp Art Designs by Kathryne!
Our randomly drawn winner will get their choice of 4 of Kathryne's fabulous images.....and you'll be spoilt for choice because they are all so cute!

Here's my creation.....and it's not a card...hahaaa......

I cut a piece of chipboard with an X-cut die, covered it with some creamy yellow paper (all papers are from Papermania), then cut two smaller label shapes from textured brown and then red gingham........and how d'you like that pom-pom trim?

The brown burlap is another gift from my teamie, Bonnie....thank you, Bonnie!  I cut a swirly-whirly shape (Memory Box), edged it with brown ink, then put the very cute sentiment label in the centre....the sentiment is coloured with a Promarker.  I love that it has a space to write a name  and age......I'm fillin' in my details for Father Christmas..hahaaa!

Now, just take a look at this sweeeeet ikkle guy....isn't he the business?  Used my Promarkers to dress him up and blinged his hooter with sparkly Mod Podge..........

Corrugated card was used to make the holly vine, and finished off with Card Candi berries.....and did you spot the white and gold snowflakes?  Can't be Christmas without snow, eh?  Not in my world, anyway.....

Please take a look at what our Design Team did with the images they chose from Kathryne....some very delish and delightful creations, there!

Come on over, and link up your GINGHAM creations!

Anne-Marie x



  1. This is gorgeous Anne-Marie,love your details....I would love the winter if we had a summer.But I must admit I do like to cosy up in front of the

  2. I see I'm not the only one a wee bit late posting this week (smile). This little decoration is so darn cute. You just keep coming up with the cutest ideas. Definitely another winner, sweetie, and who wouldn't smile with that little plaque up for the holidays?

  3. This is gorgeous Anne-Marie. I love the design and your little details make it so special. Your posts always make me smile!
    Hugs Sue

  4. This is such a fantastic creation! Love the way you've combined everything!

  5. Great wallhanger, thank you for playing along with our Anything but a Card challenge @ Delightful Challenges :)

  6. I love how you add a bit of burlap here and there on your cards and I never would have known it's name if it wasn't for you and the girls chatting about it!!! and loving the dear Santa theme!!! Very sweet!
    Hugs Trish xx

  7. Gorgeous design and I have to say that I am a fan of red gingham too.


  8. It's amazing how much you can get on one card! I love red gingham as well but I don't like shorter days and autumn :0( Although the upside is log fires and tea and crumpets!

  9. This is so clever & so cute!! Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  10. Gingham is definitely one of my favourites! I love how you've used it here. Your pompoms are cute! This is a sweet creation Anne-Marie. Your glitters on the nose are adorable! Thanks for choosing Jingle Deer. It's a pleasure to be a part of your challenge. xx Kathy

  11. hello Anne-Marie, what a fab card, so gorgeous, thanks to play with us a CSAYL this week, biz

  12. This is so sweet! Love the reindeer and the burlap with the gingham! Think I would be on the naughty list if I fibbed about my age?

  13. This is so sweet and this.Thank you for joining with us at My Heart Pieces.