29 August 2012

From the heart

Hi all from a rather blustery Bournemouth.  This is a rather early post in the day for me its normally the latter part of the evening when I manage to get on here in peace, but we bought the kiddies a new trampolene and spent all yesterday evening putting the blighter together and I'm kidding you not they were up, dressed and out the back on it by 8.30 this morning.  I am therefore taking the opportunity of having a yummy latte and surfing all of your beautiful bloggs.
I managed to finish a card yesterday and I'm actually quite happy with this one.  Its the first time I've used Kraft card and I really like the look.  I've only used it to mat with and the sentiments so the next step is to try to stamp and colour on it but I'm easing myself gently into that one I think!  Anyway, here is my card. 
I absolutely adore this image I know I say they are all my faves but this one is at the top of the list.  I didn't get her when she was first released and boy did I regret it so when I found her at The Stamp Basket for a great price in their sale she just hopped into my basket!  She has been coloured with a mixture of promarkers and copics. 

A bit of a close up of the sweet image and you can see the fab Whimsy sentiment better too. 

Papers used were Prima Nature Garden and I've decided I need definately need another pad of these as I'm going to be gutted when they run out.  I had  a go at distressing them all as well.

Last picture I promise!  You can see the tag in this one.  Corners are from a set of Whimsy dies, tag and dragonfly are Magnolia doohickeys.  Flowers are all from WOC and the fab ivy is a Marianne Design creatable which I cut and embossed and then lightly inked over whilst it was still in the die. 
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Okay thats all from me at the moment.  The rain has finally arrived I was hoping the wind was going to blow it over but no chance so the trampoline has been abandoned and now I have bickering kiddies indoors, help!!!! They are more than ready to go back to school now so roll on next Thursday.  I think we may just take a trip to ten pin bowling this afternoon, I'm hopeless at it so it will give everyone a laugh anyway!!!!
I hope you are all having a good week, take care and happy crafting.


  1. Always love when you play along with us!
    First off, how SO fun does the trampoline sound! Can I bring
    all my kiddo's over? They have been asking for one...but I don't
    even want to go there! haha! Also wanted to say that I really enjoyed
    reading your text (plus it's fun to read the difference in language between myself and my European friends!)
    Ok, gosh...back to the card...adore it! Love the kraft but just love all
    the layering and matting! Perfection!
    Glad you shared w/ us at ABC! ~Leah

  2. Beautiful card Ann-Marie. Love the beautifully coloured image and all the gorgeous embellishments.
    Caz x

  3. Love your adorable, gorgeous card Ann-Marie.

  4. Hai Hai
    what A great card you made Lovely colors and a sweet image! Thanks for joining us at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia challenge blog hope to see you next time
    hugs Ria

  5. beautiful card thank you so much for joining us this week at Just Magnolia,
    Vicky DT Member

  6. Wow such a beautiful design, gorgeous colouring and beautiful attention to detail. Sorry I am so late commenting but I have been poorly but I had to come and leave some love for such a gorgeous project.
    Thanks so much for playing along at ABC hope to see you again.
    Big Hugs

  7. Gorgeous card, Anne- Marie! Love your amazing coloring and the beautiful design. The "from the heart stamp" is so pretty (think I have to get that one...lol...) Love the flower arrangement- so lovely! Hugs, Elizabeth

  8. Hi Ann-Marie, what a pretty card! Your colouring is beautiful and I love those little die cut corners, pretty flowers too.
    Laura xx