Round Christmas Card

the marianne design divas’  theme is round cards or use circles; this circle card was so much fun to create – there’s a fold at the top, hidden by the seam binding.


i watercoloured the poinsettias, seam binding and the inlaid sentiment with twinkling H2Os and used these marianne design products, available at buddly crafts:

Marianne Design Embossing Folder – Anja’s Decorative Border DF3405
Marianne Design Craftables Die – Circles CR1201
Marianne Design Creatables Die – Poinsettias Miniature LR0142
Marianne Design Creatables Dies – Merry Christmas/Season’s Greetings LR0225
Marianne Design 6″x6″ Paper Bloc – Classic Christmas PK9113
Marianne Design Jingle Bells

i’d also like to submit this to these challenges:
Marianne’s Design Kreadiva’s Challenge #12 Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration #85 Christmas In July
Simon Says Tie It Up

thanks for popping by.

Christmas Shopping

i made this card for my daughter and even though she’ll get a sneak peek of it here, she’ll have to wait to see what kind of gift card goes with it. this was such a fun image to colour – i watercoloured with twinkling H2Os and winsor & newton watercolour paints.

christmas shopping

christmas shopping inside

all the marianne design items used on this card were purchased from cuddly buddly crafts – check out the new website: christmas shopping image, poinsettia, leaves, merry christmas, just for you, classic christmas papers.

i’d like to submit this card to these challenges:
marianne design divas – use a stamp or decoupage sheet from Marianne Design
Marianne’s Design Kreadiva’s Challenge – everything goes with marianne design
rudolph days challenge at scrappymo’s – create a christmas card on the 25th of every month
challenge up your life – watercolour
papertake weekly – cute as a button

thanks for popping by.

From Our House

the house of cards challenge is having an end of term blog hop and DT call; here’s the beautiful inspiration photo:

better homes chocolate and turquoise placesetting

i went with the colours and trees to create this scene. the house and trees are marianne design dies; i lightly sanded the card stock of the house, used marianne design snow paper for all the snow and popped everything on foam tape. i painted a wash of yellow twinkling H2Os to attach behind the windows and door.

marianne design house scene

i’d also like to submit this to the winter theme at marianne’s design divas challenge.

thanks for popping by.

Season’s Greetings

my daughter requested cards for animal lovers and her bunnies’ vets so i created this card that is flat for mailing. i used three marianne design products: the snow paper for my snow, cut from my own template, the trees and the greeting; i stamped the poppy stamp rudolph, used the matching die to cut out and watercolour with twinkling H2Os.

marianne design scene

marianne design scene group

i’d like to submit this card to these challenges:

rudolph day: create two or more cards (sarn’s final challenge, but scrappymo will continue it)
marianne design divas
: winter and use 3 MD products (tree die, sentiment die and snow paper)
the cutie pie challenge: festive furry friends
bunny zoe’s crafts: snow

thanks for popping by.

Penny Black And More July – Dies And Punches

it’s the first sunday of july already and time for a new penny black and more challenge theme; this month, we’re challenging you to use those dies and punches. as always, you can use any company’s stamped image as your focal point, just no digis. there are some fabulous prizes on offer from some generous sponsors so i hope to see you join in. visit the blog to view some beautiful creations by my team mates and to find complete details.

penny black and more strawberry mice

i watercoloured this sweet image from the Penny Black homemade clear set with distress ink pads and twinkling H2Os. i used a couple of die cuts on this card: the Marianne Design button flower, cut with chipboard and white card stock; My Favorite Things Die-namics banners; nestabilities squares for the image and mat and i used an EK Success eyelet punch for the borders. i created the tablecloth with a stencil and a paintbrush.

i’d like to submit this card to these challenges:
addicted to stamps – #102 make your mark

thanks for popping by.

Penny Black Botanical Notes

i created a z-fold card with my scor-pal for my mid month DT creation; this month’s penny black and more challenge theme is anything goes.

i love this penny black ‘botanical notes’ cling stamp because of the collage image that i always seem to have trouble creating. i watercoloured with distress ink pads, then stamped the flower twice more to cut and layer it. the thank you was die cut from my new penny black creative die set and a marianne design leaf flourish die. be sure to check out the beautiful creations from my team mates and the fabulous prizes on offer at the penny black and more challenge blog and remember, you can use any company’s stamped image as your focal point, just no digis.

i’d like to submit this card to these challenges:

Scor-pal – more than one fold with a stamped image
Crafty Little Fairies – In the Garden
A Little Bit Crafty – Flower Power
Country View Craft’s Challenge – Nature’s glories
One Crazy Stamper – Anything Goes & an Embellishment

thanks for popping by.

Penny Black And More – Sew Special

card with girl sitting on ground holding an umbrella with a bird standing on her shoe holding a pink tulip for her with hearts gently falling next to it
it’s the first sunday of the month so it’s time for a new theme at the penny black and more challenge; it’s sew special – create a card or gift for someone special to you with the option of adding sewing, real or faux. sewing was one of my hobbies i gave up because of RA, so i used an image that already had stitching on it, plus i pierced some holes around the edge. i coloured with a paintbrush, distress ink pads and twinkling H2Os and i used marianne design dies to make the rolled flower, leaves and my favourite tag. you’ll want to visit our challenge blog for inspiration and rules, which are pretty simple – use any company’s stamped image for your focal point, just no digis.

i’d like to submit this to the going girly theme this month at marianne’s design divas.

ETA: i’m also adding this to the moxie fab world wonder of watercolor challenge. thanks for popping by.