Thursday, 3 June 2010

Two pretty girls

What a beautiful day today, I think Summer finally arrived yesterday. My antibiotics seem to be kicking in and I am feeling a little better, thank goodness, though not quite as good today as I did yesterday. I hope you like my new look blog. I do like to keep changing the background and wanted to celebrate my anniversary on Saturday with some hearts. I can't believe the number of entries for my candy. If you haven't joined in the fun yet you only have another 3 days to enter.

This is the second of my new Kraftin' Kimmie stamps, called Gabrielle. Just for a change I paper pieced her dress and then paper pieced the card suits on the bottom too. Papers are Henbury Lane and Rose Garden, Anita's ribbon, Sizzix swirl, pearls from the Hobby House and Wild Orchid flowers. I added glitter to the swirls too for added sparkle.
Sketch Saturday Sketch
Totally Papercrafts Monochromatic
One Stop Craft Swirls and pearls
Fab n Funky Piece that Paper
Paperplay Flowers and sparkle
Pear Tree Designs Floral delights

There are a lot of fun in the sun and beach challenges this week so I chose these colours to represent sea and sand. Anya looks like she has spent too much time in the sun here. At least she protected her face with those great sunglasses. You might need yours on for this card. I covered her glasses in glossy accents, left them to dry and then when I looked for the image found I had laid another one on top. I don't recommend it! Luckily I managed to unpick the card from her glasses and add more glossy accents. They now look perfect again. Main papers are K&Co Hopscotch and Papermania Hampstead. Flowers are Prima.
Anyone for Anya Sketch
Stamptacular Life's a beach
Cupcake Summer delights
The Pink Elephant Use bright colours
Papertake Fun, fun, fun
Creative Inspirations Beach
Cute Card Thursday Blue, orange and black


Judith Veldhuizen said...


Linda said...

That are gorgeous cards
hugs Linda

Rosa Forino said...

semplicemente meravigliosa

downrightcrafty said...

Love the new look so pretty and your creations today are very summery and so fetching. I adore those pink papers and the beautifully coloured little girl image.
Hugs Kate xx

Nina said...

Gorgeus card ♥♥♥

Thank you for joining my PBC and SS this week :)
Hugs from Nina.

JAN said...

super brilliant cards

JAN said...

super brilliant cards

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft with such a lovely card ! Love the colours ! Good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wonderful cards. Thanks for entering our 'monochrome'challenge at Totally PaperCrafts. Love the paper piecing on Gabrielle - a very pretty card.
Caroline xxx

Andie's Space said...

Hi Marianne
These cards are both gorgeous. I just love Anya & Kraftin Kimmie! Thanks for your lovely comments on my tutorial. I hope you'll join the PFP challenge this week.
Andie xx

pinky said...

Oh loving the new romantic blog Marianne, very appropriate for your anniversary. Love the kk stamp, makes a gorgeous card and snap for the anya, used her today too. She is so perfect for a summer card.

Jill said...

Great fun cards Marianne! Hope you are feeling better tomorrow and that the improvement continues. Jill x

Julie M said...

Two lovely cards, Marianne. I particularly like the Kimmie one (love those stamps), and the zingy colours on the second.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay again this week.

Julie :o)

Donna said...

Lovely card...

Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs and good luck

Donna xx

Karen said...

Great card thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs.

Julie said...

a lovely card, thanks for joining in at Anyone for Anya? this week.

TeenaBugg38 said...

those are soooooooo cute Marianne!!

Anonymous said...

Love the prettiness of your pink card and the zingy bold shades on your Anya card.Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs.
Lisa x

Carolyn said...

Absolutely love the image with the cool shades and flip flops. Great image for our beach challenge. Thanks for joining in with us at SSC.
Hugs xx

Terry said...

HIya Marianne, thanks for joining in on SS and my PBC for this weeks challenge. Totally love youre card wow its fab...Good luck Hugs Terry xxx

debby4000 said...

Adorable girls Marianne, they make gorgeous cards.

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards.

Thanks for joining us over at Pear Tree Challenge Blog.

Good luck.

Lou x

Unknown said...

ohhh both cards are so fab!!
I love the crafting Kimmie stamps they are fabby aren't they!!

Thanks for joining us over at one stop xx

Jo said...

Lovely work hunni, so pretty!
Thanks for joining in our birthday challenge and my PBC.
Jo xx

SemSee said...

Such a lovely cards! Thank you for joining our birthday celebrations at Sketch Saturday this week! Hugs, Sem x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Two beautiful cards, Marianne!

Thanks for joining us over at Pear Tree Designs, hugs Heidi xx

Janiel/ janny said...

Beautiful cards Marianne...

Thank you for joining us at Creative Insporations Wednesday Challenge.
hugs, Janiel

Debs said...

Oh Marianne these are beautiful cards - love the Kratin Kimmie image and your colouring is perfect.
Thanks for playing along at OSCC this week.
take care
Debs xx

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Marianne. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

Lynsey said...

Wow Marianne these are two very pretty girls especially the pink one!
Hugs Lynsey x

Francesca said...

Wonderful cards, I love the papers.
Thanks for joining us at One stop craft challenge and good luck!

Chrissie said...

Two great cards!I think I prefer the pink one!
Thanks so much for joining us at OSCC this week!

Sprytebyrd said...

Oh, Miss Anya is just beautiful! Love the patterned paper!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday! ♥ Good luck on our "Life's A Beach" challenge!
Dee (Spryte)

Clare Lloyd said...

2 Floral delights indeed! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs.


Ginny said...

gorgeous cards, thanks for joining us at FnF :0)

The Crafty Den said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards Marianne and love your blog too x

Aunty Sue said...

oh miss anya must get my stamp out she has been neglected thanks fro joining us this week at creative inspirations

Deirdre said...

Just adore your card. Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week.