Wednesday, 1 May 2013

All things Girlie

Hello, and welcome!

I've been trying to get to post this for most of the about best-laid plans!  I'd actually turned down an invitation to go to see a film with one of my lovely daughters......had to promise to do it another day.......because I had a ton a few things I just couldn't put off any longer.
It's been a glorious, warm and sunny day, so out went the wash onto the line in the back garden, and I took the time to clean out Babbit's hutch whilst I was out there.....had just walked back into the house, my head full of plans for what I was going to do for the rest of the day, and in walked my two handsome sons.....they's arrived together, but each didn't know that the other was coming for a visit....and they live 100 yards away from each other!  They'd driven the 40 miles from their homes, down the same motorway, both with the intention of surprising me with a visit.....and they were both wearing calf-length checked shorts and sweatshirts......apart from the fact that Mark is 33 and dark-haired, and Jonathan is 25 and blonde, they could have been twins.......oh......and Jonathan makes a lot of the fact that he's a whole inch taller than his big brother......6 feet 1.....hahaaaa!
Of course, all my plans were laid aside and I had a wonderful time with my baby boys......need to do another shop, now.......empty fridge!

It's time for me to tell you about the new challenge at Perfect Sentiments

PSC77: Make it Feminine

Our lovely sponsor for this challenge is
and our lucky random winner will receive 5 digis as their prize....woohoo!

I loved making this cute card......

I used a white scalloped-edge card base and embossed one side of a piece of pink  Bazzil Basics (De'sire embossing folder) and placed it as the background......

How do you like this little sweetie.....she's called Katy Computer Gal......there's a boy version in the store, too......she's coloured with Promarkers and cut out with a Spellbinder's label.......I added some sweet teeny pink pearls to the edges......

The flowery frame is cut with a Marianne's Creatable die and I popped a lovely green fern behind (freebie from Dies to Die For and I really want this die, but it's out of stock ...tut!)......

The pretty butterfly is cut from brown card....used my Joy Crafts die for this......

I think this little sentiment is from Craftwork Cards, but the packaging is gone, so not sure.....the pretty lace is from Simplicity.......

There's a teeny dragonfly cut from brown card, and I had a bit of the lace left over, so cut off a heart and placed it inside.......I never remember to take a separate pic of the inside of my cards!

I hope you like this offering......take a peek at all the gorgeous girliness that the Design Team have come up with and come back and play!

Anne-Marie x

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  1. yep. this is girly... and sweet.

    funny, all my neighbors go back and forth between here and florida or arizona. me? i NEVER wanted a 2d home. it's too hard taking care of 1!!! you go into their homes and talk about cold. NOTHING on the counters, no knick knacks, etc. plus every 6 months you have to reroute your mail and it takes a good 6 wks to get it all right anyway. sooooo, thanks but no thanks. anyway, if i EVER decide to travel to england, i can always drop in on you!

    hugs :)

  2. A gorgeous girly card Anne-Marie. The image is just so sweet and your detailing is beautiful, I especially like the floral frame.
    hugs Sue xx

  3. This is gorgeous,love the

  4. HA! Definitely a lovely card with all kinds of scrumptious things that any girl would luv! That little image reminds me of my sweet Claire who manages to commandeer my computer every time she comes over - humph! So like that embossing folder and the Marianne die -- very pretty, indeed!

  5. Oops, sorry, meant Joy Craft die.

  6. Anne Marie I just love the way you work with digital stamps. It's not one of my strong suits. I struggle with coloring which is why I have to have talented ladies like you on my DT to really showcase the sponsor's images. Everything on this card really flows together so nicely. Great job!

  7. Very pretty!!! Love the dies your used!!!
    Thanks for joining CTO this week!!

  8. This is a beautiful card Anne-Marie! I love that pretty lace, and that sweet image.

    Yay for surprise visits - lucky! I can't even get two kids to show up at the same time when I'm trying to coordinate it!

  9. Wonderful card as usual :) glad you got to spend some time with your boys :)

  10. Gorgeous card hun, love the papers & colours you have used!
    Hugs Shell xx

  11. That's such a lovely story about your sons. What a lovely surprise, and how funny. As for the quilt story you mentioned in your comment on my blog (thanks so much for your comments), I'm hoping my son treasures his for a long long time. x

  12. This is so pretty!! Beautifully embellished!! I love that sweet image!!

  13. Aww, Anne-Marie, this is really sweet..i love the details and die and how you put it altogether!

  14. A lovely card!! Thank you for joining us at Passion for Promarkers this week :)

    hugs Vicky xx

  15. Beautiful Card. Thanks for joining in the Fab N Funky Challenges.
    Hugs, Dawn DT

  16. This is such a cute card and your use of punches/dies are fab! Great design and lovely details.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Hugs Mian
    Love to Create Design Team Member

  17. This girl is adorable, and I love the dies you used. Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again.
    Anna xxx

  18. Hiyah hunny!! I am so late on my bloggy wombles this week!! this is so cute, I love how you used patterned paper for the creatable die, it looks fab!!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us over on the PFP challenge blog
    hugs Lou xx

  19. so gorgeous anne-marie.stunning sweet image and i love all your pretty details.
    Thanks for joining in my theme this week at the Passion for Promarkers challenge :D

    xx coops xx

  20. Love the lace and dimension. Thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments, hope you have remembered to do the hop.

    Hugs Ali x

  21. Anne Marie, you did a fabulous job with this image. Your coloring is beautiful. Love the little added lace touch at the bottom and your pattern paper die is just the right compliment.

  22. What a sweet card!!! Thanks for participating in our Love To Create challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!

    A Little Bit O' Paper

  23. This is such a sweet card! The image is pretty cute. Love the colours and embossing too!

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments!

    Mel xx

  24. I love all of the dainty and sweet pretties on this! Fantastic card!

    What a wonderful surprise for all of you! My sister and I live in different towns and work in different towns from where we live. About a week ago, I realized I was right behind her in the drive through of a local Dairy Queen at lunch time. We ended up parking our cars in the lot and eating lunch together. Love those spontaneous parties!

  25. Such beautiful embellishments with your fun image, so cute! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Anything Goes" Challenge :)

  26. such a pretty card I love all the embellies and gorgeous frame - thank you for playing along at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week hugs Judith x

  27. Lovely card - love all the fab details and textures x
    Thanks for playing along with us at stampin' for the weekend & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  28. Beautiful card - love the image and the die cut layers.

    Thanks for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge.

    Helen x