Monday, 20 September 2010

Summer and Winter

Second post for today. Thanks for your good wishes to get better soon. I'm still feeling poorly but did manage to make a couple of cards this afternoon. I had a lovely surprise too as I was chosen as a Pollycraft favourite for the third time in the last few weeks.

The first card is another of those cute new LOTV images. Papers are Papermania Winter's Tale. I used my MS snowflake border punch and mounted the strips onto white card so the snowflakes show up better. The fab sketch was from the Lili of the valley challenge. I rotated the sketch to fit the image. Apart from the sentiment I used snowflakes made from gold and glitter card using Sizzix die and MS punch instead of the circles on the sketch. I really like the way one side is busy and the other side has no embellies. I used a Sakura goldstar pen on the coat trimmings and added glitter to her hat and scarf and drew faux stitching around the image.
Other challenges:
Colour create Red, gold and white
Fussy and fancy Christmas colours
Christmas stampin' all year longBorder punch
Totally papercrafts In stitches
Sweet Stampin' Stitching

The second card has a more Summery feel, just like the weather here as it has changed again. No wonder I have a cold, you don't know where you are at the moment with the weather in the UK. The image is Princess Ava from the Greeting Farm, papers are Clare Curd. Rather than use a third paper I added some embossed card. Flowers are Prima with punched fern leaves and pearls.
Challenges:
Quixotic How does your garden grow? (Mine has flowers and a frog)
Passion for Promarkers Photo inspiration
I love Promarkers Sketch
Oh Alice Crowns or mythical creatures
The Crafty Pad Embossing

36 comments:

Marianne said...

They both look lovely! The image with the frog is very cute! Get well soon!

Crafty Chris said...

Sorry to hear your not feeling the best, and you have made 2 beautiful cards I wonder will she get her prince? Take care.
Chris x

Vixx handmade cards said...

Ahhhh these cards are just soooo gorgeous hun!, such cute images and great layouts. Hope you feel better soon Marianne, and wrap up :o)
Take care Vicky xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Marianne, what a gorgeous card. I love the cute image and your colouring is fab. The papers and layout are perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Karen said...

Really lovely cards Marianne, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
xx

downrightcrafty said...

Well done Marianne and love the red theme you have going on today, especially the top one with the white and that fabulous holographic gold, ace image too
Kate xx

Miria said...

Hi again. I love these cards, both of them, the colouring is perfect! Miria :=)

maxine said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at the crafty pad

Nicola said...

Sorry to hear you are poorly Marianne, your cards ae both beautiful, adorable images and papers and such pretty colour combos.
Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

TG said...

Gorgeous work Marianne. Thanks for joining us this week at PfP, good luck.
Hugs Tracy x

Debs said...

a really lovely card :0)
thanks for joining us this week at PFP

Debs x

Aussie Loz said...

These are both gorgeous Marianne! I love the colours on both cards, hope you're feeling better soon ♥

Julie said...

Two super cards, Marianne - great images and both coloured beautifully! Thanks for joining us at PFP and Colour Create this week. Juliexx

Andie's Space said...

Hi Marianne,
These are gorgeous. Love the colours & both images are super cute. Thanks for joining us at PFP,
Hugs,
Andie xx

dolcreations said...

Oh Marianne...your first card is a winner! I so love that image and what you have done with it! The gold is beautiful on there! Wowzers!
Your second is lovely as well! I hope you are feeling much better tomorrow....if not...just keep making these gorgeous cards, I think that is the best remedy!!!!

katesacraftybugger said...

they are both beautiful cards Thanks for joining us at I ♥ promarkers -Kate

Rebekah said...

Love both these cards Marianne, I adore that Princess Ava image must ink it up again! Lovely colours on both of these! Hugs Rebekah xx

Lorraine said...

Absolutely lovely. I love what you've done with the oval frame. The dots look super. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Lynne Phelps said...

I guess it doesn't get more mythical than a frog prince, goodness knows I never wound up with Prince Charming, LOL! Thanks for playing along with Oh, Alice!

Cor* said...

Two beautiful Cards! I am here for the Christmas one...........great snowflakes and layout. Lovely colors and coloring of the image. Thank you for playing with Christmas colors this fortnight at Fussy & Fancy. Good luck.

Emma said...

Morning Marianne
Sorry to read that you are pporly, hope you feel better very sokn.
Both of your cards are gorgeous, I love the images and fabulous papers.
Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is wonderful cards Marianne.
luv
Debby

angelique (anlou) said...

what an wonderful caards hun
just gorgeous and sweet
hugs angelique

kimmie_35 said...

Beautiful cards! Hope you feel better soon!
Hugs
Kim
x

Debbie said...

Beautiful card, great coluring and DP. Love the embossing effect. :)

Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week. :)

xxDebbie

My name is Wynneth said...

Two beautiful cards :o) Thanks for playing along with us on I ♥ Promarkers with the princess and frog card.
hugs
wynneth
x

Tine said...

Beautiful card. Just love her sparkling hat and scarf and for the second card, the oval is especially nicely done.Thanks for playing along at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Wishcraft said...

Oh both beautiful cards, love the images and lovely papers :o) Lisa x

Jo said...

such a sweet christmas card, love the image
Thank you for joining in the fun at sweet stampin
Jo xx

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow thanks for joining us at colour create with this gorgeous card, great take on the challenge colours, hope your feeling better, hugs Liz xx

Lorraine A said...

hope you're feeling better me darlin xx

gorgeous cards ,, both of them are lovely :-)

thanks for joining us on the TPC Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

cats whiskers said...

Thanks for joining us at LOTV this week, especially with such a cute card.
Hugs
Jacqui x

Stampin Mindy said...

Wow, these cards are so sweet, I love both the images. Beautiful cards.

Thanks for joining us a F&F Friday!

Hugs, Mindy

scrappyjan said...

Loving both of your cards!
Great job with the colours given for Colour Create. Thanks for joining.
hugs, Janiel

Mel X said...

Aww a couple of really cute cards. Great colourwork.

Thanks for joining us this week on Totally Papercrafts and good luck.

Mel X

Lynsey said...

You have been busy this week Marianne! Love these cards!
Hugs Lynsey x