Saturday, 12 August 2017

Happy Saturday ♥

Lovely "summery" Saturday  in this neck of the woods today.
Another outdoor day for me in the sun.

An 'old' crafting friend, I have not seen for a while,
wanted to have lunch yesterday and catch up.
We ended up making some cards as well.
 She needed some for her grandchildren
 and I wanted one for a friend's grandchild.
We both created something similar and this is my card.

Using my distressed oxides, a smooshing technique she never used,
dies, and some of her stamps.
My flower was made with foamiran and it was nice
to share and teach someone else how to use foamiran.
This is one of the flowers my friend added to her card,
using my Heartfelt Creations hibiscus die.

Simon Says Wednesday....for a child
Simon Says Monday.. Happy Birthday and or number

Photo of my baby after her surgery of a lump removal on her neck.
Results shows nothing abnormal.♥


Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Beautiful card Annie, the ink work is beautiful. Love the stamping too, such a beautiful scene you created. A really beautiful card hun. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Lisa Lynn said...

Annie, Your card is GORGEOUS! Glad that you were able to have lunch, gossip and make cards that was a well spent day. Glad that your baby had a negative biopsy. Poor baby looks like she is traumatized from the event though and hope she recovers well. Our furbabys are so important.

Valerija said...

Stunning card, super background and gorgeous image.
Valerija xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous card and so glad to hear Baby is doing well after her OP. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

Elborgi said...

so beautiful card


Debra K. said...

Gorgeous card Annie! Lovely smooshed background with wonderful stamped foliage. I love the giraffe reaching up to smell the pretty flower, so sweet. I like how you've used Glossy Accents on the giraffe and the sentiment too.
So glad to hear that your fur baby is okay and that the tests came back negative, you must be sooo relieved. Give her a gentle cuddle from me. Debra x

Shirley Young said...

Super card Annie, the flowers are lovely. Pleased that Thye is OK xx

brenda said...

A| real fun card for a little one Annie and great idea adding the glossy accents.

Pleased 'your baby' is OK, George also had a lump removed from his neck a few weeks back and also nothing abnormal thankfully.

B x

Je@net said...

A very sweet card, Annie.
And so glad to her that baby is doing well after surgery. Enjoy your day in the sun. We have a rainy (=cardmaking) day!

Laine said...

Such a cute card Annie. Love the background detail. Speedy recovery to your dog. Glad nothing abnormal found!

chrissie said...

A fantastic card with the raised bits that shine and the wonderful flower.

Great to hear that you are also teaching someone how to make them it is always good to pass on skills

Good to know that your 'baby' is doing ok and that it wasn't anything serious

Have a great weekend with more sun hopefully

Love Chrissie xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a gorgeous card Annie, I love the giraffe stamp you've used. Hope your dog is recovering well.

Sue xx

Glennis said...

I hope your little friend is recovering well. It is great fun having a 'crafty' day with friends, I am looking forward to our next one

Margreet said...

Great to hear your little friend is okay, Annie!
Your card is wonderful with that darling giraffe and the Lavini stamps (I think).
xxx Margreet

Laurel Kerr said...

Very beautiful card and scene Annie. Glad your FurBaby is OK after her surgery. Hugs from Teddy B...Loz

Nunzia Carusio said...

So beautiful card! And I wish your sweet baby get well soon.

cuilliesocks said...

What an adorable image and a truly gorgeous card, lovely your smooched colours and that bloom is stunning.
Poor Thye looks sorry for himself, good to know his surgery wen well and he's having TLC, Kate x

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card Annie love the shine on the spots also the flower a FAB card
lorraine x

Sue said...

This is stunning, Annie! Your inking and colouring are gorgeous and I love how you combined the stamping and die cuts. The little giraffe is adorable and super cute! Thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment x

Veerle said...

Oh Annie this is such a lovely card and I love how you highlighted the spots. Looks terrific. Give your fur baby a big cuddle from me hope she feels better soon. Hugs Veerle xxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Annie, Your 'young' card is gorgeous, the background is so beautiful and so is all the wonderful detail. The flower your friend made with the HFC flower die is gorgeous as well. (I love their dies, have many). I can't wait to make 3D flowers again, but probably won't have my craft room 'up & running' until sometime in October. I hope you are doing well. I also saw your lovely candy, two lucky people will receive nice stamps! Take good care Shirleyxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

ps.. your baby looks sweet, good that their is nothing in the lump..whew!

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautifull Annie and what a sweet photo
Gr Karin

Wendy L said...

So sweet Annie, gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts too, xxx

Gertrude said...

Eine wunderschöne Karte
glg Gertrude

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such a gorgeous pretty and endearing creation Annie. Glad you had a good lunch and crafting time and caught up with your friend. Great news that the lump on your baby didn't show anything up nasty on your baby.

Karen D. said...

super sweet mf...glad your pup is ok.
xx Karen

Linda Simpson said...

This is beautiful Annie, love the sweet giraffe and gorgeous background. The glossy accents on the "Happy and giraffe are gorgeous!
Linda xxx

Dortesjs said...

Beautiful card Annie, and very sweet dog you have ;O)

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Annie!! I love the giraffe!! The colors and stamping are fabulous!! What a gorgeous card!! And your baby is so sweet!! I'm so glad there was nothing abnormal in her lump. I hope she's feeling better soon!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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*Vicki* said...

AWE!! Your poor lil pup!! Hope she is feeling better and recovering quickly!! HUGS to her from Mocca! :)

Your giraffe is so darn cute!! I love the added glossy on his spots and the wonderful scene you've made for him looks like it made him very happy! :) Glad you're having fun with your friend! HUGS

Ans Gilbert said...

Gorgeous card Annie,
Love the giraffe and the pretty flowers, happy that Baby is doing wellicht,
Ans x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a LOVELY card - unique - so sweet!
Your lovely baby - great to hear that nothing is abnormal!
Happy weekend!
oxo Susi

Mrs A. said...

Your giraffe is sooooo sweet. I love his glossy markings. Your friends hibiscus is beautiful. Very realistic. Hugs Mrs A.

cotnob said...

A super card Annie, a fabulous background an cute giraffe.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Pia S said...

It's such a lovely scene you made for this sweet giraffe. Nice selection of colors and stamps.

Kuni said...

Stunning card Annie.

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card and love the little giraffe. Pretty scene you have created too. Have a happy Sunday. Big hugs, Carol S.xxxx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card Annie and love the giraffe with the addition of the glossy accents. Super background and lovely flower too.

Kath x

Fiki said...

its so pretty card!
Im so glad to hear your baby is ok.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is so cute love the colours

scrAPpamondo said...

Awww...aNNie, how adorable scene! Supercute and sweet giraffe with the glossy details, amazing colouring and such wonderful flower!
Sadly I'm on the other side of the world, I too would learn to make these stunning flowers with foam! They seem true!

Meggymay said...

It is a lovely and adorable card, the giraffe looks so cute.
So pleased for you that your baby is recovering and all is well.
Yvonne xx

scrAPpamondo said...

... Poor Thye, he have had bad days... but I'm happy with you for the negative response. I wish him a speedy recovery!! Give some cuddles by me too!

my craft cupboard said...

Annie it does sound like you had an amazing time with your friend :) your card is so very cute so bright and cheerful!!!!
Glad to here that Thye is doing well and that he the lump came back negative, hopefully he is well on the mend now. Such a sweetie xxx.
Have a wonderful weekend.
sharon :)

Carol L said...

What fun this one is! I love the shiny spots on the giraffe :)

Tina Z. said...

super cute, I love the background ...

Liz said...

Super card, the little giraffe is so cute, especially with the added Glossy Accents. I've never used foamiran, I'll have to check it out. xx

Creations by Shirl said...

Hello Annie~
Oooh love your new bloggy look, it's so pretty! Aw your giraffe card is the cutest yet, love that glossy accents on his spots. Your pooch looks so sad, hope she feels better soon. I love animals too/ Will try to be back again soon! Take care~

Maxine D said...

What a gorgeous card Annie - love the image and the way you have coloured it, and the fabulous shiney spots :-). So glad to see your pooch recovering and that the lump was not malignant!!

Skye said...

A very sweet card. I love the scene you have created. Glad to hear your little dog is okay. Yes I am doing fine thank you for asking. Work is pretty frantic at present but that will only last a few more week, then sanity again. How are you going?

Bunny said...

Cute giraffe, lovely background and flower. I hope your baby continues to get well. [Bunny]

Chris said...

Beautiful card Annie, lovely background and sweet image. How nice to able to enjoy crafting with your friend!
Hope your baby makes a swift recovery so glad there was nothing 'nasty'!

Sara Barker said...

Sweet card! What a gorgeous background and lovely flower! Bless your little pup's heart! I hope your baby makes a speedy recovery! Hugs!

Sandra said...

What a sweet card, the giraffe is so cute with the glossy spots. Pretty background too. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Gayatri said...

Cutest card. I love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp For a Child Challenge. Gayatri xx

susiestacey said...

Adorable card Annie, love the image and beautifully coloured as always.

Thank you for sharing at Allsorts this week and good luck x Susan x