Monday, 5 November 2012

Christmas Copy-Cat.......

Hello. and welcome!

Happy Bonfire Night to everybody in the UK.........what's the Guy Fawkes equivalent of "Bah Humbug"?  If I knew that, it would be written in foot high letters at the front of my house!  
I've never really been a fan of the yearly event.....had a "banger" thrown at my foot, when I was about 5 years old, and it stuck to, and burnt into, my sock.....I've still got a tiny scar, just under my fireworks are very pretty to watch.......from a distance......but I'd rather do without, thank you!

So, what did I do to take my mind off all the bangs, whizzes and kerflumps that were goin' on....and still are! my neighbourhood?

Yep.....made a Christmas know me so well....ha!

I received a wonderful surprise from the very generous and talented Sara over at 
She sent me the most gorgeous Christmas card along with a whole bundle of Christmas- related goodies.......THANK YOU, SARA!

Well,  let me tell you, that Christmas card was just so pretty that I decided I had to steal copy the design.....even the stamp she used, 'cos it's one of my favourites!
Here's Sara's beeooteefool creation......

Another one of the times that I really wish I was a very-much-better photographer!  
Isn't this gorgeous?  She put so much detail in there....every little bit is just so lovely.....sigh......and I've just realised that I didn't take a pic of the inside.....rats!......just take it from me that it's as pretty as the outside...ha!

And here's my take on Sara's design........

The drool-worthy papers are from  the lovely stack that Sara included in my package, and I layered them onto kraft card.......a bit of pretty white lace and some kraft punched bits might have found their way onto here, too.....hahaaa.....

You know that I usually love my traditional reds and greens, but I really love the deep pink and blues in this stack....(will have to come back later to say which stack it brain-fog!).  I coloured in the sweet and lovely Winter Fairy from Wee Stamps with my trusty Promarkers, and added a smidgin of sparkle to her wings, and the snowflakes (punched with a really old Woodware punch)........

I bought a bag of these sparkly wooden stars from .....pretty!

I printed the freebie sentiment onto more kraft and cut it out with a flower die.......just a little ink around the edges to finish.....

More kraft and ink for the Memory Box snowflake, and a cute button.....might hurt a bit, if all snowflakes fell to earth with a button attached....ha!

The large kraft mat is a Spellbinder's ......I love this one!

Thank you, Sara, for the much-appreciated inspiration.........I love your design!

Anne-Marie x

Challenges:  Layer it up AND Let it snow  Make it Sparkle  Anything goes  Christmas  All that glitters  V for Vibrant colours  Felling Festive  Use 3 different patterned papers (I did, Hazel!)


  1. Hi Anne-Marie, such a pretty image and a gorgeous card. Love all the detail.

    Looks like you've got a good friend there as well!

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Divas by Design.


  2. Hi Anne Marie what a very generous person she is to you lucky devil I don't care for bon fire night either it's to loud for me hurts my ears and I also hate the cold so will not stand outside freezing my bum off to watch pretty little things go pffffftttttt and disappear so I am with you on that one
    I love both these cards your case card has done her so proud I am sure she will be thrilled to have inspired you so much anyway barr humbug to you to on this noisy cold night better to stay in the warm and craft I say lol
    Take care
    Jacki xx

  3. What a cutie this image is...FABulous colours and I LOve all
    your embellishments too. Thank you sooo much for joining us this week at CSAYL.

  4. Awww such a gorgeous card to receive Anne-Marie and yours is equally beautiful. I love that sweet image, you have just reminded me that I bought her last year. So, now I must find her! I'm a big fan of using Kraft on Christmas cards, I love the effect you have achieved by inking the edges. Thanks for the inspiration.

    hugs Sue

  5. Just so very pretty Anne-Marie!!

  6. Very pretty, love that image.
    Thanks for sharing at Sweet stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  7. Love your take on Sarah's design - beautiful, sweet card - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 97 - hope to see you again soon. x

  8. This is gorgeous,love the image and how you have coloured

  9. I love your card! I'm so glad you enjoyed your goodies and found inspiration in the card. Your's is gorgeous - I love the kraft details and the sparkly snowflakes! Well done!

  10. Your card is just beautiful!! That is a sweet image and lovely DP!!
    I saw a couple John Lewis stores while I was in England and even took a pic since that was my grandfather's name and is my cousin's name!! My maiden name is Lewis... maybe we're related!!! :) If I'd known they had craft supplies, I'd have gone in!! We probably would have missed our train but it might have been worth it! LOL

  11. Hi Anne-Marie - I love your card!! I love the colors, the image is adorable, the bling, even the sentiment is wonderful. Beautiful card my dear friend!!

    Hugs and smiles


  12. Love-r-ly. What a fab job you did on this card. Love the 'ickle tree and snowman on the right side of the card.

  13. Ohhhhh this is so pretty! I like how you used the craft paper.

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent with the Diva's this week...
    Rina DT member

  14. Stunning I just love that image Thanks for playing at Divas by design this wk hugs Rebekah xx

  15. Beautiful card. Love the image and all the little details you've added.

    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Susan x

  16. such a beautiful card - lovely image and great papers as well
    Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week

  17. This is so beautiful that image is so sweet and very pretty loving the papers, embellishments and design, thank you for joining our challenge at OLLCB
    lorraine x

  18. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Pile It On “Make it Sparkle Challenge” with us! Just loved your card, and hope to see you back here next week!

    PIO DT
    Jenn Zeeb

  19. such a delightful card, thanks for joining us at ooh la la

  20. Beautiful cards, I adore this image, lovely papers n embellies too!
    Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas :)

  21. Awww...sweet card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  22. Both of these are so beautiful! Love all of the pretty details!! Hope you survived this year's celebration without injury!

  23. What a cute Christmas card and I love all those layers. The image and sentiment are lovely. Thanks so much for joining in with the fun at the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog