Friday, 27 August 2010

A bee, a bear and a surfer

Second post for today. Please scroll down for my Winter Wonderland card.

I had a lovely surprise yesterday as Emma at CES Challenges has asked me to be guest designer for her new challenge for September. The challenges start tomorrow so be sure to check it out. I also made the top 3 at Crafts 4 Eternity.

The socket on my laptop is playing up so I have to fiddle about with the lead to get it charging so am going to have to get it fixed. I'm thinking about getting a netbook as it is sometimes a nuisance only having one computer for 2 people to use and if it goes wrong how will I cope while it is being mended?

I coloured some images last night and as I have the day off work today I had time to craft after some housework was done. Three contrasting cards here. Teri at Delicious Doodles was celebrating her first birthday (of the online shop, not her personal Birthday!) last week and gave away a digi a day. She has a competition running to make a card using one of the free digis, so here's mine. I glittered the veins on the wings, papers are MME Wild Asparagus and Dovecraft, sparkly ribbon (which is just visble)is Laura Ashley. The sentiment was done on the PC and cut with a Spellbinder label die.
Other Challenges
The Pink Elephant sketch
One Stitch at a time Say it with shapes
A spoon full of sugar 3 flowers, 2 buttons and 1 ribbon
Papertake 3,2,1 (see above)

The second card is a bright one, no wonder he has his sunglasses on! The cool dude is from Freshly Brewed and the beach huts were a freebie. Papers are K&Co Hopscotch. I used my much neglected decorative scissors on the border, added some card candy, a couple of bird stickers and some glossy accents to his sunglasses. The sentiment is another K&Co chipboard one.
Challenges
The Craft Garden Beach huts
Stamptacular Two's better than one
Charisma Hot, hot, hot
Cute card Thursday Dieing for a punch! (No dies or punches)
Crafty Catz Blue, orange and brown

Sorting through my stamped images I found this little bear sitting there. Some kind person stamped him for me ages ago. I used some old Papermania paper Simply Elegant and some strips of Craftwork cards lovely shiny paper along with a sentiment and some of their candy again. I added glitter to the icing on the cake and the pink candy. Flowers are Prima and Wild Orchid with leaves punched form glitter card.
Challenges
Penny Black sketch
Penny Black at Allsorts Glitter and glitz
Just cute bears Pink and brown

34 comments:

jenny said...

Three beautiful cards Marianne, love the surfer card and your pink/brown bear card is just gorgeous x

Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Cute Bears again this week :)

Jenny xx

Lynsey said...

Wow Marianne what wonderful cards!You have been busy today! I love them all.
Hugs Lynsey x

Teri said...

You have been a busy bee! LOL Great job with my little bee image hun. Loving the glittery wings! Thank you for entering my Delicious Doodles competition, and good luck with the draw.
Hugs,
Teri xx

ona_i_ja said...

Your Card is beautiful!!! I love the Bees:)

Thank you for entering at One Stitch At A Time this week, and good luck!

Hugs,
Agnieszka

Lynda said...

These are lovely Marianne - I'm a sucker for seaside images and I love those little beach huts!

Love Lynda xxx

Dawn said...

All 3 cards are great, love the bee one. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week

downrightcrafty said...

three great cards, but love the Bee, just look at those amazing wings
Kate xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Three great cards hun, I just love the bumbly bee so cute..
Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT
Hugs Shell
Look forward to seeing your creations on CES challenge blog I'm on the DT xx

Jill said...

Just love all three but I particularly love those beach huts and the smiley bee! Jill x

Pauline C said...

3 brilliant cards marianne. Love your adorable PB teddy - beautiful colorus and interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
Pauline x

HappyExpressions said...

All three cards are super cute! TFS!

pinky said...

Another three gorgeous cards, how to pic a fav as I love the teddy bear but its has to be the cool surfer one, brilliant card.
Well done on your Guest DT spot.
Pinky

Diamond Doll said...

Hi Marieanne All Three cards are fab.I love the surfer and great use of my colour combo.
Thanx for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

kath said...

sweet card marianne...thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC....hugs kath xxx

Josephine said...

Three lovely cards, and the bee one is just great!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

Sandra said...

Hi.....beautiful cards,love the bear image you have used and a great take on our theme of pink and brown....thanks for joining us this week at Just Cute Bears...

Take care
San x

Helen said...

Lovley cards - you did have fun on your day off!
Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears!
Helen x

Love crafts forever said...

OMG! Your work are amazing. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT. Hugs, Nataliya.

carol said...

super bright card for our colour challenge this week, hugs carol...craftycatz

brenda said...

Hi Marianne

A super selection of cards, all so different so thankfully I don't have to choose a favourite.

Thank you for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts and good luck.

B x

Lindsey said...

Love all these cards, they are all so bright and fun. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

Fleur said...

Lovely cards,
Thanks for joining Penny Black @ ALLSORTS this month, good luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Stephanie said...

Wow! Lots of fab cards. thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Darling card...love the bumble bee!! Great take on this weeks sketch!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!
Sheri-TPE DT

Paula said...

Such beautiful cards! Love the bright colors you've used! I'm so glad you could join our Two's Better Than One challenge at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.
Pleasantly,
Paula

Mummylade said...

some absolutely lovely work! Thank you so much for joining the Penny Black at Allsorts challenge in August!

Aunty Sue said...

Great set of card and great use of colours. Thanks for joining crafty catz

Julie said...

All of your cards are darling. Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!

Julie

Martha said...

all wonderful, thanks for playing with Charisma

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great card love the sweet p image and the gold glitter on the Card Candy looks great very effective....

Thanks for playing at PB@A

Emma xxx

Kirsten said...

Fabulous selection of cards...x
Thanks for joining us this month at Penny Black at allsorts hugs kirsten...x

scotspanda said...

all gorgeous cards, lovely papers

thankyou for joining us in the August challenge at Penny Black @ Allsorts

Amanda xx

Suzanne said...

Three fantastic cards. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

Annie said...

cute cards! thanks for joining in with us at CCT.
hugs, annie x