Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Floral Fantasia at The Perfect Sentiment

Hello, and welcome!

We're definitely back to winter.....bbrrrrrr!  Freezing wind coming from Europe.....doesn't  go around blasts straight through your bones!

Can't be too long until the Forsythia bushes start to bloom....that's always the first indication of Spring in these parts......and we already have daffodils and a few tulips, so our garden is looking cheerier than it has done for a while, lol.

Speaking of flowers......we have a really lovely challenge starting today, over at 

and the theme is 


Create a card for the occasion of your choice. Make sure your sentiment is on the front of the card. Use flowers somewhere on your card. It can be in your main image or your embellishment but, it must be clear that you used flowers. Floral patterned paper does NOT count. 

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When I saw the adorable Holly Fairy I.....of course....had to make a Christmas

I layered up some Papermania papers and card stock from the Basics Christmas range and did some hand-sewing around the edges......

Just look at that ikkle face....adorable!  Her dress is paper-pieced with some of the Christmas paper and I used a Sakura glitter pen on her hat and collar......she also has some glitter on her cute holly-style wings, and the rest of the image is coloured with Promarkers.........she was cut out and mounted onto the K & Co. frame......

I love these poinsettia leaves.....not strictly a flower, but my Christmas wouldn't be complete without the brightness they bring to my kitchen windowsill.  This one was printed from an old CD that I bought, years ago, and I added a little inking around the edges........

This one is a small button from  my mahoooooosive button stash.........I also cut a tiny snowflake to add to the white one which was already printed on the a bit of glitter!

This sentiment strip is actually a sticker.....the poor ikkle thing was all alone, its friends used up long ago....hahaa.......

All done!

You'll find a veritable garden of flowery inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.......I'd love to see your creation entered into the challenge, this week!

Anne-Marie x

Challenges:  All that glitters (image has glitter on)
I used this lovely sketch


  1. That little fairy looks right at home on your card. Beautiful work. (And I laughed when I saw your Christmas card today, since I posted one as well!)

    I was shocked to see a tiny green shoot in my flower bed today - it's still so early, but apparently my hyacinths want to come up!

  2. Oh my, such a wonderful card. The image is beautiful, but as always, it is the extra details and though that goes into your work that really makes them spectacular! Quite lovely and delightful.

  3. That is such an adorable Xmas card, Anne-Marie! Love the flowers!

  4. A beautiful card,gorgeous image and

  5. This is gorgeous Anne-Marie. I love the cute image and wonderful poinsettias.

    Thank you, also, for taking part in the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge this week
    Sue xx

  6. What a lovely card! Love the pointsettias!

  7. What a beautiful Christmas card. We woke up to snow this morning and you would have thought it was Christmas time. I love th darling poinsettias. Your iamge is adorable too. Thanks for joining us this week.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  8. Beautiful Christmas card thank you for sharing it with us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  9. A pretty Christmas card and great paper piecing Ann-Marie.

    It's great to see you at Allsorts challenge this week, thanks so much joining in.

    B x

  10. Great card hun, lovely to see a Christmas card in amongst al the others!
    Hugs Shell xx

  11. A lovely Christmas card, love the image, thanks for playing at Allsorts. xxx

  12. what a cute image and i love the 3D poinsettia
    Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week
    Lisa x

  13. Fabulous take on sketch. Love the image and flowers .
    hugs Shirley-Anne

  14. This is a lovely card, fabulous Poinsettia.
    Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.

  15. Beautiful card Anne-Marie! Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week, good luck in the draw

    hugs Vicky xxx

  16. Utterly adorable and what lovely poinsettias. Gorgeous papers too.

    Thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week. Hope you can join us again soon.

    Rachel x

  17. Simply lovely job with these poinsettias! Thank you for joining us this week at the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge! I hope you join us again soon!

    Jackie, Fab 'n' Funky DT

  18. Lovely card and such an adorable image. Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations

  19. Beautiful card - love the vintage feel!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  20. Cute image and lovely card, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  21. Wonderful card. Thank you for your beautiful entry into our Designer Papers challenge at ABC Christmas.

  22. Oh, I have missed your Christmas cards! This is so sweet and the poinsettia is gorgeous!