Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Three more cards

This week's challenge at Kraftin Kimmee is yummy neapolitan, pink, chocolate and vanilla. I love these colours and they suit Clara so much. The sentiment was created on the PC, flowers are Prima with card candy. Pearls from the Hobby House. The lovely sketch is from Allsorts.

Now this card was a real challenge. Crafts 4 eternity had a great sketch but also want a quote and use something wooden. The colour challenge at Colour Create is khaki, aqua, brown and cream. Once I decided on making a wicket out of cocktail sticks and found the right colour papers the card started to come together. The aqua paper is Doodlebug. I don't know where I would be for men's cards without these Dovecraft papers which gave me the cricket balls and the quote. The image is Clare Curd. Other challenges are:
One Stitch at a time Going Dotty
Cards for men Outdoors


This last card really took me out of my comfort zone, which is the challenge at Tuesday Taggers. I wanted to make a jingle bell card for Susie and Vikki's Christmas club and ABC Christmaswho also want you to add something punched. The only bells I could find in my stash were on a set of stamps I won last year. I added them to some card embossed with Cuttlebug d'vine swirls. I added lots of glitter to the holly and a row of punched stars. I ended up with a very traditional looking card, not my type of card at all, but the sort I have been asked to make occasionally in the past. I'm not sure I really like it but now it is made thought I would post it. The fab sketch is from Friday Sketchers.

37 comments:

Linda said...

That are gorgeous cards.
hugs linda

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card, and a cute image. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men, and good luck with the Challenge. With hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Marianne
love the 1st one beautiful colours,fantastic image on the 2nd and great sketch im doing a LO for it, lovely xmas card, keep trying to do it every week its a bit hit and miss.
Christine x

downrightcrafty said...

Marianne - you are going to have to spill the beans on how you get that effect around the image on the 1st card, it is awesome. PS love the wooden bales, cool idea
Hugs Kate xx

Jill said...

Oh Marianne, I just love all your cards they are all so different and so beautiful! Jill x

Faye said...

Fab job on the C4E recipe, thanks for playing along! x

Sarah said...

Beautiful Marianne, fab set of cards, Thanks for joining us over at OSAAT, hope you call back again soon, Good Luck
Sarah xx

Adrina said...

Three great cards on a row.
Thanks for joining C4E this week.
Adrina XX

Ildiko said...

Hiya. Fab collection of cards. Sometimes the old traditional is good. Thx stepping out of yr confort zone with TT
hugs
Ildiko

Zoechaos said...

Great range of cards, looks like you had a lot of fun. Its good to try something different sometimes thank you for stretching with us at TT this week.

Lilacanglia said...

fabulous cards,
Hugs
Angie

Cheryl said...

gorjus set of cards hun love the papers,and image you have used
thanks for joining us at OSAAT love hugs cheryl xxx

Kim said...

OH Marianne, these are all beautiful! You've done a great job with Clara and I especially love the dotty pattern in the corners! Thanks for joining us for this week's Kraftin' Kimmie challenge!

Mandy said...

Wow I can't keep up with you..Three more gorgeous cards what can Isay but I love them all again..
Mandy xx

sam said...

ooo I need to dig my Clare Curd stamps out now. Thanks for sharing these with us here at OSAAT this week.
Sam x

Lynsey said...

Wow Marianne these cards are fantastic! I love the sentiments, and the cricket wicket made out of cocktail sticks is such a great idea! Love the xmas card too!
Hugs Lynsey x

Donnas Den said...

Great card Marianne. good luck with the challenge over on Cards for Men.

Donna xx

dolcreations said...

Wow Marianne you have been so busy! I just love all your assortments of cards! Everyone of them is so different and PERFECT!

Silvia said...

Wonderful cards.

Samantha said...

Great selection of cards hunny thanks for joining in with us at the ABC Christmas challenge! good luck with the GD call Samantha :0)

pinky said...

Love the KK card Marianne, she is just beautiful and the cricketer is excellent. The Christmas one just makes me cringe, when I think of all the gorgeous Christmas cards you have made already! Thanks so much for joining us at C4E this week.
Pinky

Tammy said...

These are such lovely bunch of cards. Thanks for playing over at OSAAT this week.
smiles...Tammy

Tammy T said...

They are all great cards. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again.

thread-bare said...

Fab cards hun. Especially like the Father's Day card. Thanks for joining in with us at OSAAT this week xx Clare x

Susie Sugar said...

A Spectacular card, fantastic Jingle bells.
Thank you for joining in Susie & Vikki's Christmas club challenge and good luck.
Love n hugs
Vikki & Susie xx

michele said...

gorgeous cards Marianne thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs xx

scotspanda said...

lovely cards

thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week :o)

lotsalove

Amanda xx

stitchy said...

Marianne, all three of these cards are fabulous, love your style..thank you for joining us at OSAAT - hope to see you again - good luck hun

stitchy xoxox

Sally H said...

Wonderful! Thanks for venturing out of your comfort zone at TT this week!

Helen said...

Fab cards - love the touch of glitter on your Christmas card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Susan's crafty chaos said...

All cards are fab, but I do particularly love the middle one, the quote, the image, the papers, the wooden wicket stump, they just all work wonderfully together :D
Thanks very much for joining in with our Dotty challenge at OSAAT this week, don't forget to check back later today to see the new challenge, and good luck! :D

Michelle said...

Hi Marianne
wow you've been busy making a fantastic entry for Tuesday Taggers, thanks for playing along.
x Michelle

Patricia St Martin said...

thanks for playing with us at Cards for Men. Good Luck on the challenge.

hayward69 said...

Lovely cards you have created. Thanks for joining in with us on ABC Christmas Challenge Blog.

Jayne xx

Annie said...

you have been busy creating fabby cards! thanks for joining in with us on the ABC Christmas blog challenge.
hugs, annie x

Lacey Stephens said...

All fantastic cards!! Thank you so much for playing along with our last challenge!! We have another fun one this week...K is for Kiss with extra "Shaped card". We hope you can play along again!!
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com
ABC Christmas Challenge DT

issy said...

Fabulous set of cards, and what a super idea for Cricket stumps.

Thanks for playing along with Cards for Men.
Good luck.

x
issy