Monday, 2 November 2009

Another purple Christmas card

This is one of my favourite sort of cards. I love making A5 cards as it gives you so much more space to fill and although I love simple cards, see last post, my favourite cards are the ones with a lot to look at. This lovely image was a Whiff of Joy one from my blog candy win, and although she isn't a Christmas stamp I thought she was perfect to use for a Christmas card. She is coloured with PMs with some lovely purple glitter on her apron and bow.

I used both my MS star border punch and my old X cut star corner punch which I haven't used for ages. The swirl and snowflakes are Sizzix. I added some glitter ribbon to the the strip of paper, a bow and some bling from stash. I bought a pack of purple glitter card from a Dunelm Mill shop a while ago and tried it in one of my punches but it is too thick, which was annoying. However it worked perfectly in my Big Shot, thank goodness.

Crafty Catz sketch
A Spoon Full of Sugar Kitchen/cooking
La La Land Ribbon
Lily Boo Too Purple
Craft Garden Sparkle
Die Cut Dreams Food or drink


Loopylou. said...

ooh marianne, this is a beautiful card and i can almost smell those yummy cookies!! thank you for coming to play along at lily-boo too!! xx

Nicola said...

Fabulous card Marianne, this is one of my favourite WOJ images and you have coloured her beautifully. Gorgeous detail with your swirls and snowflake.
Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Dreams this week.
Nicola -x-

Suzie said...

This is a beautiful card. Your colours and image are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz. Suzie x

Lynsey said...

This card has the wow factor Marianne! Love all the sparkle and embellishments.This image works great for Christmas!
Hugs Lynsey :)

dolcreations said...

Marianne you have been so busy, creating beautiful cards and a new blog look! First off your cards are beautiful..I am loving the rich colour of purple that you used! I love the image and the colouring is superb!
The so cute..I love it! I also love that new banner. I wish I could do something like that..but I am not so handy on the computer! But I will admire yours!!!!LOL


Hi Marianne
Another gorgeous card from you ,thankyou for joining us again this week at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx

Kirsty said...

stunning card, you colouring is great! thanks for joining in at crafty catz this week kirsty x

carol said...

hello, i love this image, she does suit the christmas theme, love your colouring too, thanks for playing along with us at crafty catz, x carol

Karen said...

Very nice, and the image make a lovely Christmas card, I'd never have thought of using that one. Thanks for joining us at DCD.

Mummylade said...

Gorgeous colouring! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week.

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Hi Marianne, thankyou for joining us this week at DCD with this stunning card.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Scrappymax said...

Gorgeous card and fantastic colouring.
Thanks for joining us this month at LBT
Max x

katesacraftybugger said...

i love this image and you have coloured her beautifully ,thanks for joining us at LBT .X

Rosy said...

I love this card, all the little details you have added, the star cut outs on the vellum with the star brads in the backing paper with faint stars the star cutout border & the glitter detail, great colouring a smashing card
thanks for joining us @ lily-boo's this week
x Rosy

Kerry said...

It's gorgeous - thanks for entering The Craft Garden's challenge.

Susie Sugar said...

Gorgeous Creation Darling
Thanks for joining us at DCD this week.
Hugs Susie xx

Victoria said...

Hi Marianne

such a pretty card, I love that image and your shading is lovely too.

Thanks for taking part at DCD and Lily-Boo this week


jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

rich colours and a gorgeous image.Thanks for joining lily Boo. janex