Monday, 7 March 2011

Two Christmas cards

Well it certainly has been a gorgeous sunny day here today so of course I made 2 Christmas cards!!!! The first is using a sweet Sugar Nellie Manga image coloured with Promarkers with lots of glitter flocking. I used snowflake and swiss dots embossing folders with punched snowflake Forever Friends Cosy Christmas and Papermania Classic Christmas papers. The adhesive border at the bottom is from K&Co. The snowflake was made with a Marianne die and MS punch.

Challenges:
Sugar Bowl sketch
ABC Christmas E is for embossing and 3 different types of embellishment (Border, snowflake, pearls)
Fussy and fancy Embossing
Let's ink it up Embossing
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Embossing
Bah Humbug Embossing

I have some 5" square cards which I never use anymore so thought I would use them for some Christmas cards. I used this cute image from Lili of the Valley with Forever Friends Cosy Christmas papers. Flowers are Wild Orchid with Prima leaves. A strip of Papermania ribbon, some glitter and silver embellies to finish.
Challenges:

Lili of the Valley Bev's great sketch
Sarah Hurley Four legged friends
Dutch Dare Who's who in the zoo (I know he's a teddy but you find bears in the zoo)
Sparkles Forum Christmas Red and green
Kaboodle Doodles Go Green

36 comments:

Jill said...

Been a lovely sunny day here as well, but cold, doesn't make you think of Christmas though!! Wonderful cards, just love those images and thanks for joining us at Kaboodle this week! Jill x

Lisa Jane said...

Two wonderful cards .. you are so organised. The little Ted is so cute
Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley this week
Lisa ;)

Fiona said...

oh you have been busy...love both cards!!

fi
X

Angel said...

Hi There.

wow, such a gorgeous card, great take on our challenge.

Thanks for joining us at SFCC, good luck

Huggies Angel

Miria said...

Two more great Christmas cards, I love them both! Miria xx

hayward69 said...

One of my favourite images used and beautifully coloured. Love the embossing too.

Thanks for joining in with us on ABC Christmas Challenge

Jayne xx

Vicky said...

They are both stunning Marianne ~ love them both hun :o)

hugs Vicky xx

Hazel said...

They are both gorgeous cards - love the embossed panels and the colour scheme of the first one. Thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 10 - hope to see you again soon. x

xGemmax said...

They are both fantastic hunni...just love them :o)
hugs and xxx

cebelica said...

These are both too cute!

pinky said...

Brilliant cards Marianne, I need to get another Christmas card done this week or I will be sliding out of control again lol.

Penni said...

Two great cards Marianne!!!

Hugs
Penni
X

Lynda said...

My word you have been busy today - two more fab cards.

Love Lynda xxx

Samantha said...

Love both of your cards... love the embossing really cute! thanks for playing along with us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :0)

CraftyC said...

These are both gorgeous cards Marianne, well done on getting ahead of yourself & thanks for taking part in this weeks LOTV Challenge!
Clairexx

**Farrah** said...

Ah Christmas cards!! I just want it to feel like Spring!!
They're both wonderful!
Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!
Farrah

Lilian said...

Marianne, your Christmas cards are so sweet! It's never too early to make them.. I better get moving to make some for me as I only made 2 or 3 last year lol! Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl Challenge!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous cards Marianne, adorable images.
luv
Debby

dolcreations said...

You really have me thinking that making Christmas cards now is such a great idea so you aren't so stressed when the season hits and then you can actually really enjoy making them! Thank-you for sharing these two wonderful cards. Perfect as always!

SuzanneK said...

Beautiful cards, love the images and great embossing. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Suzanne x

Ann said...

Both gorgeous cards - so cute and such stunning colour combinations.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Lisa said...

Fab cards Marianne :-) You must have a nice collection of Christmas cards already. Wish I could say the same - just can't seem to get inspired to make any :-(

Lisa x

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card thanks for joining us at SFCC this month good luck in the draw.

Nicola said...

Love your take on our sketch this week Marianne. Your card is gorgeous, love your colouring to this adorable image.
Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

sharingthepassion said...

Fabulous cards, thanks for playing in The Sugar Bowl

Ali x

Max said...

2 wonderful cards. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx
Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

Patsi said...

both stunning cards, i love the colours. Thanks for joining us at LIIU. Patsi xx

Carissa said...

Such a great layout for your embossed card. Both cars are beautiful. Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas challenge.
Carissa :)

uksharon said...

Both cards are lovely - thanks for sharing with us at LIIU this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Kathyk said...

This is sooooooooooooooo cute

Kathyk

Helen said...

Beautiful cards!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Cor* said...

Great cards Marianne! Way to get ahead with the Christmas cards girl! Perfect Sugar Nellie stamp and punchwork! Was a pleasure to see your embossed creation at LIIU! Thanks for playing! Good luck!

Lorie said...

It's never too early to get started on those Christmas cards. Yours are so pretty! Thanks for joining us for the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge this week!

Hugs,
Lorie

Shirl said...

Your Cards are adorable, wish I could start my Christmas cards early but still don't think I can face them yet. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
Hugs Shirley x x

Crafting Gill said...

this is Great card well done and thanks for entering SFCC ans good luck
GIll xx

Crafting Joanne said...

Two adorable cards Marianne.

Thank you for joining us for this months Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

Hugs

Joanne x