Monday, 7 June 2010

Henbury Lane and candy winners

This is a long post so hope you will stay with it to the end. I am finally starting to feel better, though not 100%, so will be going back to work tomorrow. We had a lovely day in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk on Saturday for our anniversary and I even managed to pop in a couple of craft shops.

Each time Papermania bring out a new pack I think they can't get any better and then they do. I love this new Henbury Lane so much that I had to buy the A4 pack as well as the A5 and it is the main paper on all of these cards. I used glitter on all of them too. When Graham came home he said I look like a member of Abba as I seem to have glitter on my face,lol!

Isn't this a fabulous image. I so love the LOTV stamps. I used 2 different size leaf punches with the wild orchid and Prima flowers with spacers, brads and a flower charm. I also used my MS doily punch which is then almost covered up with the image and flowers, oh well.
Lili of the Valley sketch
The Craft Garden 6 flowers
Magical Crafts Metal madness
Teddy Stampers Movie inspired (Mine is Pretty Woman)
Cupcake Dazzle us
Sir Stampalot Punch It

I can now share my hubby's anniversary card with you. He was so pleased with it which is great as it took a long time to make with 2 images to colour. They are 2 of the new bears from Pollycraft. The sentiment was done on the PC and the roses are Wild Orchid. I used my MS heart border and large heart punches and the leaves are from a Woodware punch.
Pollycraft ribbon and bling
Charisma Flowers
Polka Doodles Modern/retro anniversary
Stamp Something Digi
Bee Crafty Bloomin' marvellous
Stamptacular I do, I do, I do (wedding or anniversary

This is another of my fave stamps from WOJ. I think I love it as she is indulging in my fave pastime when I am not crafting. I couldn't find the right colour pink flowers in my stash so I used white ones and coloured them with PMs and added some pearls.
Whiff of Joy Sketch
Passion for Promarkers Books
Colour Create Baby pink and pastel blue
Die Cut Dreams Angels

My final card today, whew, are these cute PB mice, which remind me of making daisy chains when I was a little girl. I added some faux stitching and used my Cuttlebug D'vine swirls embossing folder and large Sizzix swirl with Wild Orchid cherry blossoms and a large flower from Bo Bunny.
Moving along with the times sketch
Stampin' for the weekend Summer
Penny Black Swirls
The Crafty Pad Swirl and pearls
Paper Sundaes Summer fun

I am amazed at the number of new followers. I do hope you will come back and visit as I will have some more candy on offer soon. And now the moment you have all been waiting for - the winner of my candy.

I couldn't believe it when this number came up as that's my very good friend, Lynsey. Congratulations.

I promised a second prize and that is

Congratulations Hazel (Didos). E-mail me your address and I will get your little mystery prize in the post to you.

Finally I was really pleased to make the top 3 at Susie and Vikki's Christmas Club last week with my Winter Wonderladn DT card. Thanks girls.


Lori said...

Wow you've been busy and each is a masterpiece a fine work of art! Absolutely gorgeous creations!

Nettie said...

Really beautiful cards. Thanks for joining in our Polkadoodles challenge.x

Margreet said...

they are all fab cards....I've enjoyed looking!
xxx Margreet

fi's cards and crafts said... have been a busy girl...your cards are beautiful and I love the colours you have chosen for each of them.


downrightcrafty said...

wow love all of them, and pleased you are feeling better, hope work goes OK and does not make you too tired

Kate xx

Nicki (LittleTed) said...

Goodness gracious Marianne, what a fab bunch of cards! They're all lovely but I have to say the LoTV one is my favourite - I love that stamp, isn't she just gorgeous to colour?

Hugs, Nicki, xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh my I had just popped by to look at your lovely cards so this is an amazing surprise to have won your mystery prize. THanks so much will email you my addy in a mo!!!! Thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week, Love Hazelxoxxo

Crafty Chris said...

wow you have been busy, all fantastic, and Im with you on the papermania, the only one I wouldnt get was the V&A it was more for male cards I thought.
Christine x

Danielle said...

Wow - what a selection of cards Marianne - they're all so gorgeous! Glad you're starting to feel better! And congrats to Lynsey on winning your candy - how fun that it was her!
Hugs, Danielle

Bev said...

Fabulous cards Marianne, great take on my sketch too, thanks so much for joining us at LOTV this week x

Linda said...

What a beautiful cards. They are fantastic. hugs linda

Karen said...

Wow Marianne, you have been busy, all are gorgeous, thanks for joining us at DCD.

kimmie_35 said...

Love all your cards... they are gorgeous! I know what you mean about the papermania collections, they definately do get better.
Glad to hear you are feeling so much better... just don't overdo it, ok!

JAN said...

so glad your better love all your cards as always..well done to your winners hugs and happiness jan

Pops x said...

I love the image that you have chosen, a great job with Bev's sketch, thanks for joining us at Lilli of the Valley this time, big hugs Pops x

Andie's Space said...

Gosh Marianne, how do you do it? What a fabulous amount of creativity, I wonder you ever get chance to read!! Love all your cards, your anniversary card is lovely. Love the WOJ image you chose too. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week.
Andie xx

pinky said...

Marianne they are all so gorgeous, especially the very romantic one you made for your hubby's anniversary, sweet. Well done on making the top 3, your cards are also so stunning and varied, love them. Glad you are feeling a bit better but take it easy in work.

Julie said...

Wow Marianne you have been a busy girl - all gorgeous too!!! Love your card for the challenge at PFP this week - perfectly coloured and a great idea to colour your flowers to match with your PMS! Thanks for joining in our challenge! Juliexx

TG said...

All fabulous cards Marianne.
Thanks for joining us this week at PfP, good luck.
Hugs Tracy x

Jo said...

Fabulous cards Marianne, you have been so busy!! I am so glad you are starting to feel better, that nasty virus has really got a hold on you hasn't it. Take it easy. Hugs Jo x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Marianne, I love all your cards, so pretty and sparkly! I really like that paper pack too, so many different colours and patterns. Glad to hear you are starting to feel better. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Lynsey said...

Wow Marianne these cards are all so beautiful! You have been so busy! Your colouring looks amazing! And thanks for making my day, I am so lucky to have won your candy!
Hugs Lynsey x

Knerten said...

I'm so impressed; so many cartds at one time, and they're all soo beautiful !! I absolutely agree with you, the EB stamps are absolutely beautiful :-))

brenda said...

Wow Marianne, so many lovely cards.

Thank you for sharing it with us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

B x

Aunty Sue said...

oh these are all stunning cards coloured beautifully and i couldnt pick a fave.

Nicola said...

Gorgeous selection of cards Marianne, your colouration is fabulous and ooh these papers are a dream - the floral detail on all cards is simply beautiful.
Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley and Die Cut Dreams.
Nicola -x-

Terry said...

Wow amazing all of youre fab and georgous cards thanks for sharing ....And ladies congratulations on youre winning the fab candy. Have fun
Hugs Terry xxxx

chris said...

Wow Marianne
you have really been going for it and they are all so scrummy, beautiful work.
hugs chris xx
thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot challenge.

chris said...

Wow Marianne
you have really been going for it and they are all so scrummy, beautiful work.
hugs chris xx
thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot challenge.

debs said... have been busy!!..they are all fabulous chick :-)
thanks for joining us at PFP this week...Debs x

kath said...

lots of yummy cards marianne......thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxx

maxine said...

A lovely card thanks for playing along at the crafty pad

Mina said...

wow what a gorgeous set of cards...each one so different but equally stunning...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx

Tracy said...

Really cute creations, Thanks for joining Polkadoodles and Sir Stampalot challenges with these great entries, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Aussie Loz said...

Oh my Gosh... I can see your crafting mojo certainly hasn't gone astray! These are all incredible! I love the colours on the PB micey card, beautiful! Congrats to your winners, and congrats to you for your top 3 selection! ♥

Cor* said...

HOLY CARDS, Batman!! I love all of them. The 'Repunzel' rendition with the bears is the cutest for an anniversary card & yes I too love that image from WOJ!!!! Fantastic. Congrats to you for making TOP 3 & congrats to Lynsey!!! YAY!!! PS- hope you feel better soon!

alicaz said...

wonderful! love all the cards! the colors and flowers on the PB one are perfect!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

Debbi said...

Congrats to the winners, and congrats to you, too, on making Top 3!
Love how your cards turned out. You're right--that is gorgeous paper.

KarenB said...

Gosh you've been busy! I love all of these, especially the top one with the little bit of sparkle added to the image. Just beautiful.

jude said...

All your cards are absolutely stunning!Glad you had lovely time a Bury St Edmunds ,dont live far from there .Always in the 4 craft shops there they have some fab crafting stuff.Hope you managed to get some lovely stuff.
hugs judex

Michele said...

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

Gemma said...

Wow, you have been busy! Love all your cards but the one ypu entered in our I do challenge is great, love the way you used the two stamps. Thank you for joining us at SSC, Gemma

Mrs Wonka said...


Pleased to hear that you are feeling better.

You have made some really beautiful cards.

Mrs Wonka X

Emma said...

Wow you have been busy...all such beautiful cards, gorgeous images and love the papers.
Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW stunning cards Marianne, I need that paper pack is gorgeous. Glad you had a fab anniversary.

kaos said...

Wow I cannot decide which card I like best! They are all beautiful!

Congrats to the winners as well!

Jackie said...

What a fab set of cards. Congratulations to the winners, enjoy your prizes :o)
Jackie xx

Mandy said...

Wow Marianne...these are all each and everyone of them...Please please give me the secret to how you find the time to make all of
Mandy xx

Rosa-kreattiva said...

congratulazioni ai vincitori un saluto dall'italia a te... ciao

TaraG said...

WOW! 3 beautiful cards, Marianne! I really love your WOJ card! You did a beautiful job with Donalda's fab sketch! I love the colours and sweet Melinda, you've coloured her beautifully. The flowers are such a lovely touch too.
Thanks so much for joining the WOJ Challenge!

mae said...

Congrats to the winners!!!Wonderful cards!!!!

Kate's Makes said...

What a gorgeous card Marianne! Love it!

Thanks for joining in the SFTW challenge and good luck!


Clare *Littlebear* said...

Fabulous cards Marianne. Thank you for your entering the first one into the Sir Stampalot challenge.
Clare x

彥君彥君 said...

you have a good taste!............................................................

angelique (anlou) said...

congrats girl
hugs angelique

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Marianne, what a beautiful card. Love the image and gorgeous embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at stamptacular this week. Hugs, Denise (GDT)

joey said...

Hi Marianne

wow you have been busy with lots of gorgeous cards, thanks for joiningus at penny black saturday


Vee said...

Fabulous cards, love the flowers and the colours. Thanks for playing with Charisma.
xx Vee

Suzi said...

Hi Marianne, these are all fabulous, love that paper, must get myself some. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.
Suzi x

Sprytebyrd said...

Wow! What stunning cards, Marianne! Love your anniversary card! Those little bears are so cute!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday! ♥ Good luck on our "I Do, I Do!" challenge!
Dee (Spryte)

Lisa said...

Hi Marianne, Wow you have been busy and your cards are all fantastic. So glad you had a lovely day in Bury celebrating your anniversary.

1) I adore this image and the papers and flowers are so pretty.

2) Such a cute anniversary card! Again the images are adorable and such a sweet sentiment.

3) Beautiful image and such a pretty colour combo.

4) Beautiful card. I love the gorgeous Bo Bunny flower and pretty papers.

Lisa x

PS: Congratulations to Lynsey and Hazel on winning your candy.

.:♥MMDesigns♥:. said...

Gorgeous cards you've made! Love all the perfect details on them! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week!
Hugs, Marit.

Joanne Stott said...

Your card is absolutly georgeous, i love the colours you have chosen and the stamp is very cute too. Thank you for joining in the fun at SFTW and good luck.

Hugs x


Sharon Keanly said...

Wow, you're a busy crafter Marianne. Just love the Pretty Woman theme you've chosen. Such a beautiful card, love the lilac colours. Thanks for joining us at Teddy Stampers, hugs Sharon

Jerusha said...

Wow! Just look at all of your amazing cards. Such a talented lady! Each is beautiful and unique! I love the card that you have created for the Teddy Stampers. I love it when crafters use the colour purple...there seems to be a lack of it in the crafting world. Or maybe I am just not looking clearly, hehe. Anyway, your card is fab! I love the movie, too! Thanks for joining us again this week!

Nightowl said...

Oh my gosh what a busy lady you have been. All your cards are beautiful and so unique from one another. The ruby one is stunning and so glad that you have all the measurements saved, I'm sure they will treasure it.
Congrats to your winners.
Wishing you a great week.

Biscuitlid said...

these are all beautiful Marianne, you've put so much effort into each and every one of them too.

The glittery flowers and glitter on the powder is so cute and I love the bear with the wheelbarrow full of flowers.

Your WOJ angel is coloured beautifully, fab silver sentiment.

So thanks for joining in with Cupcake, Bee Crafty, Colour Create and Die Cut Dreams!


the crafty duck said...

Hi Marianne, what stunning makes, all of them are fab, your first is perfect for our challenge though, thanks for playing at MCFC, love Steph

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Fabulous Card! Thanks for taking part this week over at MAWTT, good luck, hugs Heidi (DT) xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Fabulous Card! Thanks for taking part this week over at MAWTT, good luck, hugs Heidi (DT) xx

Francesca said...

A great card and the colours are wonderful, thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck!.

Kim said...

Marianne these are all beautiful cards! WOW you sure have been busy! Hope you are feeling much better! :) I absolutely love the colors of your WOJ card and this is one of my favorite stamps too! Love how you altered your pink flowers to match...they look perfect!! Thanks for joining us at the WOJ Challenge!
Hugs~ Kim

Cheryl said...

I love your cards. Each one is so special. So pretty. Hugs.

Dragonlady said...

Wow all your cards are fabulous, love your colouring. The iamges are all so cute.

Hugs Ali x

Crafting Joanne said...

WOW...all gorgeous card Marianne.

Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Magical Crafts.


Joanne x

Lins said...

Hi Marianne,

what a lovely card! This image is really great and your card fits our teddy stampers challenge perfectly ;-) Love the movie!
Thanx for playing along!

Lins x

Mummylade said...

Lovely cards all of them. I'm so glad you joined the DCD and SFTW challenges this week and good luck.

Annie said...

such a pretty card and a fabulous card for our movie theme at Teddy Stampers!
hugs, annie x

Kerry said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.

Cherie said...

Thanks for joining this fun challenge with Teddy Stampers.
Such a pretty card gordeous colouring and fits the film perfectly.
I agree with on the papers must have!!!
All your other cards are fabulous too.
Love Cherie

Tip Top said...

So sweet! Thanks for joining in the Polkadoodles challenge - hope to see you again next week!

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along in our Anniversary challenge at Polkadoodles! Lovely card! Cheers Claire x

Jenny said...

Beautiful colouring on the anniversary card. Thanks for joining us at the Polka Doodles challenge this week.