Monday, 23 August 2010

A day spent crafting

The weather today has been such a mixture, torrential rain which flooded the lawn for a time and sunshine but what a lovely day I have had today. My good friend Lynsey came over for the day and we spent our day stamping, die cutting, punching and glittering. We both made out DT cards for the next Winter Wonderland challenge and did a layout using the same sketch. It was so interesting to see the different ways in which we create and our layouts are completely different.

Here's another card I made today using one of the fab fairies from Pollycraft. Papers are Summer Blooms from Papermania with glitter strips. The roses and cherry blossom are from Wild Orchids, charm from the Hobby House. I added lots of glitter to her wings and the toadstool and used a Sakura clearstar pen on the trim on her dress for more shine.
This card is for several challenges
Creative Inspirations Sketch, which I rotated
Moving along with the times Glitter
Paperplay Pink
Craft your days away With wings
Create 4 fun Birthday card
Oh Alice Sparkly fabulousness
Pollycraft 3 papers, 2 buttons and a charm
Stamp with fun Card for a girl
A Pocket full of posies Winged things
Wild Orchid Make it sparkle
CRAFT Photo inspiration
Magical Mondays flowers

Here is my scrapbook layout I made today using the inspirational sketch at Creative Scrappers. The layout is entitled Liberty Belle which is the name of the riverboat at the Magic Kingdom in Florida. The little sticker is the famous cracked Liberty Bell and came from a pack of stickers I bought in America. I used an MS PATP set and stamped some stars onto the plain paper and added some faux stitching to the punched stars. I really enjoyed making the bunting, a first for me, and a technique I'll definitely try again. I am also entering this into the challenge of transport at Creative Craft and water or boats at Tuesday Taggers.


Miria said...

What a busy you had, Marianne and the final results are gorgeous! I like both your creations! Hugs. Miria

fi's cards and crafts said...

Marianne..the rain here has been unbelievable...I hung out washing out before I went to work as it was dry but looked a bit dodgy but I thought I would risk its that wet it's too heavy to bring in to wash again so it will need to stay for another day in the hope it dries a bit. looks like and Lynsey have had fun today and fab cards...that Pollycarft image is one of my favourites.


CraftyC said...

These are gorgeous Marianne, love the card!

pinky said...

Love them both Marianne, you are so great at the Pollycraft images and that Liberty bell layout is stunning.
Sounds like you have had a fun day out of the rain!

Lynsey said...

Fantastic card and a wonderful layout Marianne! Thanks so much for a lovely day!
Hugs Lynsey x

Zoechaos said...

The very best thing to do in wether like this have a craft day with a friend. Fabulous makes very summery. Love your memory page must bring back wonderful reminders of a great time. Thank you for sharing with us at TT hope to see you again soon. xx Zoe

jackiescrafts said...

Love your car, it sounds like you had a great day crafting with your friend
Thanks for joining in at CYDA this time

Jackie x

Cheryl said...

Two beautiful creations,love the gorgeous detail on your card!!! A fabulous LO and a beautiful photo!!

Jill said...

Isn't a day crafting with a friend such fun! Just love that LO, great picture and your card is so pretty, love the little flowers. Jill x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love them both. Argh we have your rain today. Yuck!!! thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week Hazelxoxo

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

fantastic card !! so a wonderful images !! thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46

debby4000 said...

Adorable card Marianne, sweet image and love the scrapbook page.

Aunty Sue said...

what a wonderful entry thanks for joining creative inspirations

Suzi said...

What a gorgeous card Marianne and a lovely scrapbook page too. You have been a busy girl. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Good luck in the draw.
Suzi x

Liz said...

Stunning card thanks for playing at cyda

liz xx

Alicia said...

This is a gorgeous all of the pink! Thanks for joining us at PaperPlay this week.
Alicia xx

Pops x said...

This is really gorgeous hun i love the cute image and your colours are just perfect, thanks for joining us at Magical Monday big hugs pops x

Mandy said...

Marianne these are gorgeous hun.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our Pink challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Dazie said...

What a delightful card, I love those papers!
Thanks for joining us at CYDA challenge 'with wings'

Suzanne said...

Love both your card and layout - thanks for joining in with us at Creative Scrappers.

hayward69 said...

Love the image used which works really well with the dp.

Thanks for joining in with us on Magical Monday Challenge

Jayne xx

Annie said...

love the cute image on your magical card! thanks for joining in with us on Magical Mondays!
hugs, annie x

Emma said...

A beautiful card Marianne, love the colours. Fabulous layout too.
Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & CYDA...good luck.
Hugs Emma x

joey said...


Gorgeous creations and beautiful colourwork, thanks for joining us at pollycraft


Tracy said...

This is just gorgeous, i love the colours and the image you have used. Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft, Tracy x

Dena said...

Love your cute card! This is one cute fairy!
Thank you so much for joining the Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge this week!
Hugs, Dena

Carol Ann said...

Gorgeous card with a beautifully coloured fairy. Thanks for playing along at CYDA.
Carol Ann xx

Victoria said...

stunning flowers. This is a gorgeous card - thank you so much for joining us this challenge on magical mondays.

Lacey Stephens said...

Fantastic card! I love it! Thanks for playing along with the Magical Monday Challenge! We have another fun one this week...Lace! We hope you can play along again.
Magical Monday Challenge DT