Friday, 28 May 2010

A Christmas bear and some mice

It's Friday and that means another challenge at Winter Wonderland and what a sweet challenge we have for you this week. Yes, we are looking for Christmas sweets. This can be either the colour scheme and/or sweets in your design. I chose marshmallows for my colour scheme, inspired by the marshmallows in the cocoa mug. I also drew some in the top of the Forever Friend's bear's mug.

I was so inspired by Debbie's tri shutter card that I asked her for the tutorial, which you can now find on her blog. This card was much easier to make than I expected and is a great way of using up all those little bits of DP that we crafters just can't bear to throw away. I also made a tissue paper poinsettia for the centre.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Passion for Promarkers Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad Over the Edge
A spoon full of sugar Celebration
Moving along with the times Folds
Christmas Stampin' all year long Chocolate and rose

Quite a different card again for this one. I bought a sheet of Penny Black stamps at Ally Pally and just got round to stamping them up. I stamped the background card and around the image with Field of Sky stamp from Stamp in the Hand. The card is embossed with Cuttlebug bubbles and swiss dots embossing folders. I added some Sizzix die cut corners, buttons and letters, which were free from a mag ages ago.
Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch
Penny Black Lots of dots
Secret Crafter No patterned paper
Incy Wincy Button up (prize from the Aspire to Thrive Children's charity )
Quixotic Emboss it
Simon Says Pink or blue plus green and brown
CRAFT Blue and green
Cute Card Thursday No DPs
Charisma Going round in circles


The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Marianne, two super duper cards! Love the little mice and the FF image is my fav of theirs. Thanks for joining us over at MAWTT, hugs Heidi xx

kimmie_35 said...

Gorgeous cards!

dolcreations said...

Marianne you have got some serious card making going on...LOVE THEM! I love the marshmellow card! Love it in the pinks too! Both of your cards are awesome! You have been on such a roll!!!! AWESOME!

mulberry station said...

Oh my...I love both of your cards, They are gorgeous! The images are so cute and I love all your added emblishments.
Nancy SSW=DT

weewiccababe said...

fab cards Marianne - told ya the tri-shutter card was easy peasy to do, and you've done a fabulous job with it
many thanks for joining in with our anniversary celebrations at Passion for Promarkers this week, remember you can enter as many times as you like, and fingers crossed for you winning one of our fabulous prizes
Debbi (DT)

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Marianne, what a brilliant tri-shutter card. Love the cute images and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with our anniversary challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah love them both, WOW off to see how to make that tri fold one it looks brill. Thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week, HAzelxox

Lynsey said...

Fantastic cards Marianne! I love the tri fold card that is stunning and all made in my fav colours! I love the other sweet little card, I am very impressed with your background!
Hugs Lynsey x

Kathy Czygan said...

Hi Marianne! These two cards are gorgeous! I love the colors on your trifold and the detail is awesome! And these little mouseys in the cup are adorable. I like the blue and green color combo along with the embossed panels! Lovely work! New follower!

downrightcrafty said...

Hi Marianne
Love the colouring on the DT card for WW and I can feel a cup of cocoa coming on so I can add some of those marshmallows.

Love that Penny Black image beautifully presented with the stamp in the hand Field of Sky stamp too, it is quite an extraordinary stamp and so effective
Kate xx

Denise said...

That is the cutest tri-fold card I have ever seen! I love your digs and the flower. The paper really makes it though!

pinky said...

Two gorgeous creations again.Love the christmas one, really warming and cute. Love the little mice and the jelly letters. Finally entered your candy, really thought I had done so already, boy am I getting old or what!

Sue C said...

Wow Marianne you have been busy ! Thanks again for joining us at PFP. Sue C x

Emma and Susan said...

Hi Marianne! Wow! Your cards are just gorgeous, We love the forever friends Christmas card it is FAB!!
Love and hugs
Emma and Susan

Danielle said...

Great cards Marianne! Love your pink marshmallow inspired tri-fold shutter card - just gorgeous!
Hugs, Danielle

Lynda said...

Two absolutely wonderful cards Marianne.

Love Lynda xxx

Aussie Loz said...

OMGosh! Look at that 'tri shutter' card, it's gorgoeus!! It looks quite difficult to make one of those, I love the colours! ♥

Arlana said...

What fun sweet cards. They are both adorable. Love that penny Black image. Thanks for playing along @SSW!!!

lil-paper-pixie said...

Both adorable, thanks for aging along at pfp.



Jackie said...

Two fab cards, both lovely colour combinations :o)
Jackie xx

Suzi said...

Two adorable cards, Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.
Suzi x

Lisa said...

Hi Marianne, Gorgeous cards! I love the colour combos and sweet images.

Lisa x

sweetbloominscraps said...

Both cards are fabulous! I have always wanted to make a card with the first layout! Both images are so sweet! I always love the embossing effect! Thanks for playing at SSW!

Terry Oulboub said...

Oh, I really love these cards; they are so cute; pretty papers and great embellishments. I especially love the bear and the hot cute! Thanks for joining us at SSW! :)

Jeannie said...

Adorable images - great job!
Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week!

Peace & Luv,

Stacy said...

cute little mice! love the embossing! Thanks for joining us at SSW!!!1

Eiglas said...

Cute mousey card Marianne!
Thank you so much for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

Martine said...

oh wow these are beautiful hunni, such sweet images, love the papers and embellies too :), thanks so much for joining in with this weeks challenge over at Simon Says Challenge :)



Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Just adorable!!! Love both of them so much! Thanks so much for playing at SSW.

Deanne :)

Emma said...

Aw another couple of gorgeous cards adorable.
Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Michele said...

Such fabulous cards Marianne. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Toneloni * Tonje said...

Oh the little bear is too cute :) And I looooove the colors

Thanks for playing with us over at A Spoon Full of Sugar

Have a sunny evening


Heather said...

This image is adorable and I love the embossing!!! Thanks for playing along at Sweet Sketch Wednesday

JR Creations said...

Gorgeous cards as always Marianne! Thanks for playing at SSW!

Jenny T.

Leann said...

These are both beautiful!
Thanks for joining us over on CCT this week :D
Hugs x

Maria said...

Your card is beautiful Marriane!! Your tri-shutter card is fantastic and you colored the image so beautifully. YOu did a wonderful job with the chocolate and rose challenge! Thank you for playing along with us at Christmas STampin All Year Long!