Friday, 11 January 2013

Some like it Hot!

Hello, and welcome!

Well, the title of this post is also the theme for our challenge at 
and I had to be dragged to my craft desk, kickin' 'n' screamin' 'cos  I don't do HOT.....hahaaaa.....but I settled down, like the good Team Member I am, and got on with it....sheeesh!

So, last week we had a Winter theme....and what a gorgeous set of entries we received!......but this week we want to see just the opposite.....well, our esteemed Boss Lady,  Pauline, does.....she lives Down Under and is sweltering enjoying the heat.....not!.....I think it just might be a tad too warm for some peeps in Australia, at the moment.....but, we'd like to see your summer themed creations.....bring them on!

Our Sponsor this week is new to our sponsor family at Card Crafter's Circle.  We offer a warm and hearty welcome to:
Floppy Lattes Digital Designs ::All Digital All The Time
who is offering a wonderful $10 certificate to shop at the Floppy Latte store .... and if you use a Floppy Latte image in your creation there is a bonus for you! (Please make it very clear that you've used a Floppy Latte image in your creation.)

I was lucky enough to be able to play with the very lovely Butterflies in the Grass for my summer-themed card......

I started with a red card base and added layers of Raspberry Road papers which had been backed with more red card......I like the freshness of these papers...a lot!

I use Serif Page Plus for my digi work and the background to the image is a free digi canvas-type paper that I opened in the graphic programme, then added the lovely stamp image on top.  After printing it off, I use Promarkers to colour up......I love the textured look that layering up the paper and image gave....the yellow butterfly was printed and coloured twice, and decoupaged.....

I rolled a length of this pretty lace into a flower shape, adding a small circle of card to the back for stability.....and this ickle ladybird flew onto it.....ha!

The sentiment was typed onto a strip of that stuff!.....printed, then rubbed onto a piece of scrap card....two teeny pearls "anchor" it......

The sweet flowers are from  my stash and I popped some moss......yep, real moss, (from Anna Marie's Designs) stays where it's put, too, with a few dabs of wet glue......very summery!

A bit of titivating on the inside and it's done!

The Design Team has done a spiffing job with their creations, so do pop over and take a gander......

Anne-Marie x



  1. Super cute - I love that sweet little ladybird (bug!). And not at all over the top on the heat. I like it!

  2. Beautiful card Ann-Marie,love the image and fab

  3. Very lovely card. Of course you know I like those papers (having that pad myself - grin), but you've done such a beautiful job of colouring this very pretty image. Yummy, yummy card!!

  4. This is gorgeous Anne-Marie. I love the image, beautiful warm colours and fabulous detailing.
    Hugs Sue

  5. Very pretty! I am a softy for butterflies. Thanks for joining us at PCJ challenges.

  6. A beautiful birthday card. I love the warm colours and the lovely image.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma Cardz in our 4th birthday celebration.


  7. Lovely realization. The inside is also beautiful as the outside. Good work !

    Thank you for having answered our invitation for the fourth birthday of Charisma Cardz this week !

    Hugs from France.

  8. omg! i LOVE how you did this image! total gorgeousness!

    hugs :)

  9. Such a gorgeous card, Anne-Marie! Love the texture and those gorgeous flwoers!

  10. Gorgeous card Anne-Marie! Love the ladybug- adorable! The inside is beautiful too. Fab colours! I always love gingham! xx Kathy

  11. Stunning! I love the image and the beautiful,design inside and out. Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week. good luck. Hugs, Jill x DT

  12. Hey Anne-Marie

    Beautiful card - I love the image and your colour palette is just gorgeous.

    Thank you for dropping by to see me and leaving me some very much appreciated comments.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    Ta ta for now.

    Hazel xx

  13. Oh, I really like this card and the nice bright colours you have used. Definitely makes you wish for summer! Thanks for joining us for our Birthday Celebration at Charisma. Good luck in the challenge!
    Joyce xx

  14. This is beautiful, Anne-Marie!! I love that image and the extra butterfly!

  15. Hi Anne-Marie, what a beautiful image and a fabulous card! Lovely cheery colours and the little ladybird is a fab touch.

    Just been having a wander back through your blog and catching up on all your wonderful cards. Sorry to hear you were ill around Christmas, hope it didn't spoil it too much for you and hope you are 100% recovered now.


  16. Absolutely beautiful - this is one of my favourites that you've made :)

  17. Stunning card... I love that canvas looking paper.. Gorgeous image coloured just perfect... Hugs May x x x

  18. Love your card with all of those hot colors!!! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.

  19. What a lovely image and love how you have created your 'linen' paper. Great colouring, layout and design.
    Thanks for joining in with The Papers Shelter challenge this week and good luck
    Eileen x

  20. Very pretty ,love your coloring...I'm a new follower

  21. This is so very beautiful Anne-Marie! I love how you printed out your image on the canvas paper and your colouring is gorgeous! Such a wonderful burst of colour!

  22. Just BEAUTIFUL Anne-Marie and you gotta love that lady bug! Such an adorable creation inside & out! 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
    P.S. I have blog candy on my blog if you’re interested!

  23. A beautiful image brought to life perfectly by your colouring.
    Great to have you with us at CHARISMA this week I hope we see you again soon. Hugs Sheryl xx

  24. Such a pretty card! I love the butterflies and the paper looks just like fabric! Can't believe you let that ladybug hop on your pretty flower like that!!hee!hee!

    I can't say that I like hot, but I really don't like cold either! Where's the warm when I need it?? :)