Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Giving Thanks

Hello, and welcome!

I live in a wonderful part of the world.  I am free to come and go as I please.  I have health and strength.  I have a family that loves me, unconditionally.  I have a Father in Heaven, and a Saviour, who love me, unconditionally.  I have friends and neighbours who are kind and thoughtful.  I have every home comfort and more than enough to eat and drink.

For these things, I am truly grateful!

I am also grateful to have a lovely hobby that helps me to "meet" wonderful, kind, generous and inspirational fellow-crafters.  Having this hobby has made it possible for me to be on a couple of Design Teams and today, one of them
has another challenge that I'm hoping you all will be inspired to enter.....


I am very fond of the images at 

And this week, Kathryne is our generous sponsor!
She's offering 4 images from her collection of stamps and sentiments........Fantastic prize.......when Mr. Random Thingy chooses our winner!

I had a certain person in mind when I made this sweet card........her friendship means a great deal to me.....and the "Thankful" sentiment reflects the gratitude I feel towards her........

I love the way Kathryne draws her images.....the characters always have such sweet expressions, and this little fella is no exception...hahaaa!  He's all coloured up with a mix of Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs.......the papers are all from my scrap mountain.......mountain?.....it's a whole mountain range, now!
The lovely border is a freebie from Tracy at diestodiefor.com ....she always, very generously, includes a handful of die cuts in the packages she sends out! Yes, I know it's to get you pantin' for another new die....or is that just me?....but it's still nice to open the package and have something extra in there...ha!

I wonder what he's goin' to do with all that scrummy pumpkin?  

The pretty heart is the latest die that I got from Tracy, and i added a tiny button with a twist of paper string......

I found this big sentiment tag in my stash.......had it for an age.....got loads more like it...hahaaa...

....and the corn button, too, from.a big box of autumn-style buttons that I bought years ago.... Couldn't decide if I'd put it upside down, or not.......it doesn't grow like that around here...hahaaa!

Okay....it's over to you.....make a card that expresses Gratitude in some way.....Harvest, Thanksgiving, anything that fits our theme....and don't forget The Twist......you must include a scripture or an uplifting quote or sentiment on, or inside, your creation.
Can't wait to see what you come up with......oh, and don't forget to pop over and see what our uber-talented Design Team have created!

Anne-Marie x

http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.co.uk/  Anything goes (use a diecut - the heart and label)


  1. Awwww such a gorgeous card Anne-Marie. I love the sweet image, your beautiful colouring and the fabulous detailing too.

    hugs Sue

  2. What a great card, Anne-Marie! Love the colours and the detail!

  3. This is gorgeous Anne-Marie,love the image and fab details.xxx

  4. He is so adorable! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

  5. Cute and adorable card, Anne-Marie! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Fall” themed Items Challenge!

    Kath - Admin
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

  6. Beautiful card!! That is a sweet image!

  7. So glad that you were able to get your technical difficulties with blogspot taken care of so that you could share this delightful card. You always add such wonderful embellishments to your cards -- I think I have as much fun "discovering" all of your elements as I do seeing your delightful images and overall card. Another fantastic card, my lady!

  8. Such an adorable image. I love how you have colored it.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create. Hope to see you back again next week as well..joann sassy raggedy

  9. What a fun card. I love all the little embellishments and the teddy bear image.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Can You Digi It?

    Mary Ellen C.Y.D.I. DT

  10. What a precious image. Great boarder too. Thanks for joining us at CTO.

  11. Gorgeous card... Such an adorable image coloured beautifully! love the detail & design...Hugs May x x x

  12. Gorgeous! Love the image and layout. Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

  13. Just adorable card. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles Challenge!

  14. Adorable card. Just love that image.

    Thanks for joining in at Love to Create.

    Susan x

  15. This is adorable, Anne-Marie. Thanks for joining the CYDI? challenge this week!

  16. Adorable card, love the cute image and the heart.
    Thank you for joining us at Use it Tuesday!

  17. Hi Anne-Marie, just snatching 5 mins while the cleaning stuff does it's work in the bathroom; the daughter is playing quietly in her room (for once!)and the hubby is at the shops, to pop on the old lappy and do a very minor blog hop!

    Gorgeous cards you've been making, love the unicorn and this chap is very sweet!!

    Sorry to hear you aren't feeling so good - hope the dreaded lurgy goes very quickly and you are on top form again soon.


  18. So sweet card Anne-Marie. Love all those layers. It looks so nice. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Digi Makeover Challenge - hope to see you back again :)
    Hugs, Eret

  19. Super adorable! Love how you had placed the Thankful vertically :D
    Thanks for joining us at KAboodle Doodles!

  20. I adore your card Anne-Marie! Thank you for the kind comments about the image. I'm so happy you have enjoyed Little Bear. I love drawing the Little Bear and "playing" with the teddy bear! I especially love it when you enjoy the designs and create such wonderful creations with them. Your card is superb. Everything about it is gorgeous. Love that huge THANKFUL sentiment. Your colours and extra treats are awesome! xx Kathy

  21. Lovely card, so full of tiny details, great job!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at UIT!

  22. That pumpkin is bigger than he is!! Such an adorable image and the whole card is wonderful! Still chuckling about your corn! It doesn't grow that way here either, but I still think it looks great!

  23. Yeah, we still forget we've got so many things to be thankful for... Great & optimistic card, and those corn buttons are just sweet. Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again. Hugs
    Anna xxx

  24. A beautiful card with your design and embellishments! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge.
    Jacki - LTC

  25. Pretty card!!! Adorable little bear and love your indian corn embellishment :)
    Thanks for joining CTO this week!!

  26. Such a beautiful card.Thanks for joining us at love to create this week!!:)

  27. So sweet, such a great Fall card and I love the corn button! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Fall" challenge :)