Saturday, 4 September 2010

Two bears and a wedding

Summer has definitely come back this week so I hope you are enjoying the sunshine wherever you are. My laptop socket is really causing difficulties as it says it is charging when it isn't so it is going to have to be repaired so here I am using the new netbook. It has a lovely clear screen but is so much smaller than my widescreen laptop and we don't have everything loaded on it yet so blogging may be a bit challenging for a while. I don't have much time for crafting and blogging at weekends this time of the year but I do have 3 cards to share with you today.

The first card is for my guest design spot at CES where the challenge this week is floral frenzy. This card is for an order and I was asked to make it in the colours of the wedding invitation, which is a bolder scheme than I have used before. I am really pleased with the way this one turned out. I used my fave LOTV couple, Laura Ashley flocked paper and Papermania Confetti. I added a doily which I chalked to fit the colour scheme. Rose and cherry blossom are from Wild Orchid, lilies from Twiddleys.
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Charisma Inspired by a song (Get me to the church on time (He looks in a bit of a hurry, doesn't he!))
2 Sisters Monochromatic
Allsorts New beginnings

I bought some new Penny Black stamps at the show last week and couldn't wait to use this one. Papers are K&Co Roam and I used my new MS border punch and some new Papermania ribbon. The butterfly was made with an X cut punch and lots of glitter. The flowers were white and I coloured them with PMs to match the card and added punched leaves and pearls.
Teddy Stampers sketch
By the cute and girly Indian Summer
Penny Black at Allsorts Punching
The Crafty Pad Pearls
Passion for Promarkers Teddy Bear's Picnic (any teddy bear image)
Penny's Challenge Birthday

Last, but certainly not least is another stamp from last week's show but this time from Little Claire. I just couldn't resist buying her. The gorgeous papers are Prima, which were a little pressy from Emma for being her guest designer this month, wasn't that kind. I used MS flower garden punch, added some lace and Wild Orchid roses. The dragonfly I found in my stash.
A spoon full of sugar sketch
Cute card Thursday Material girl
Simon Says Pearls and lace
Fab 'n funky Living in a material world
Crafty Sentiments Summer Inspiration

I must get back to the hoovering now. Off out to the theatre tonight and then a local show tomorrow with lots of classic cars for Graham to admire.


The Crafty Den said...

Hi Marianne, what a cute card. Love the sweet teddy bear image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Emma and Susan said...

Gorgeous cards sweetie! Love the images and your layouts are lovely!
Have a great weekend!
love and hugs
Emma and Susan

JLJ Designs said...

Sweet cards!


Suzi said...

Hi Marianne, three beautiful card, love the wedding one, so elegant. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.
Suzi x

Claudine Poch said...

What a sweet card. Certainly summery! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

Jill said...

I really love all three of your cards Marianne. The first one is really beautiful,am sure the couple will love that card but I love the image on your second card and your colour combo as well and the third one is just darned cute! Jill x

brenda said...

Hi Marianne

What a super selection of cards.

I love the colours of the wedding card, the pinks on the last one and the cuteness of the middle one, so pleased I don't have to choose a favourute.

Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black and Allsorts this month adn Allsorts this week.

B x

Sue said...

All gorgeous cards,the wedding card is my fav.

Sue said...

Hi Marrianne
gorgeous selection of cards,lovely papers & design, luv the wedding couple, sue,x

Debs said...

Hi Marianne
Gorgeous cards. My fav has to be the wedding card - I love that LOTV image.
Thanks for joining in my New Beginnings challenge at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Jules said...

Crikey Marianne you have been busy.

So many gorgeous creations .. .. they are all lovely.

Great punching on your Penny Black at Allsorts creation and your papers, image and flowers are gorgeous.

Super sweet.

Thank you for playing along with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

Love Jules xx

Clarky J said...

These cards are gorgeous Marianne I especially love the wedding one - where do you buy those scrumptious flowers? Janet x

pinky said...

Three gorgeous cards, love little images and the wedding one definitely stands out. Very beautiful papers and love how you have arranged the flowers. Have a nice evening.

Wishcraft said...

All lovely cards, such sweet images on all of them :o) Lisa x

Deb said...

all such beautiful cards, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

Julie said...

Fab selection of cards Marianne and great to have you with us at CES! Love your wedding image and love your gorgeous bear cards - divine papers!! Thanks for joining us at PFP too! Hugs, Juliex

Courtney said...

Beautiful cards Marianne! Thanks for playing along with our Birthday Challenge at Penny's. Good Luck!


Jennifer said...

Lovely creation! Thanks for joining us at F'n'F xx Jenny xx

Axa said...

this card is gorgeous! love the flowers and image!

Yvonne said...

Love this stamp... a gorgeous card.

Emma said...

All such beautiful cards Marianne, gorgeous images and colours.
Thanks you for joining us at GD over at CES challenges and for joining us at PFP.
Hugs Emma x

dolcreations said...

Oh Marianne your cards are so adorable! I have not seen those images before, but, boy oh boy I just love them! I love the really pretty papers that you used! Hope you have a great weekend..sounds busy,but definetly fun!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous cards Marianne. Great to see you as a fellow GD on CES.


TG said...

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

Debs said...

all fabby cards Marrianne :0)..the bears are so cute...thanks for joining us at PFP....Debs x

Carrie said...

Fabby cards..but I really love the wedding card!! stunning!!!

Lynsey said...

Wow Marianne your cards are wonderful! Love the wedding one that is so beautiful and the other ones are mega cute!
Hugs Lynsey x

Sue said...

Three gorgeous cards.

Lora said...

Wow you have been busy! All 3 cards are wonderful and all so different from one another too.
Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month.
Lora x

Marjo said...

Lovely CES DT card. Love the flowers!

Hugs, Marjo

Fleur said...

Wow what a fab selection of cards
Thanks for joining ALLSORTS this week and Penny Black @ ALLSORTS this month, good luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Michele said...

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

Lisa said...

Hi Marianne, Beautiful cards! I love them all but think my fav is the PB card because the image is super cute and I love the gorgeous colours and flowers.

Lisa x

PS: There is something for you on my blog.

Victoria said...

lovely cards x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Marianne,
Another gorgeous selection of fabulous cards. Thanks for joining us at PFP.
Andie xx

Cherie said...

Oh Marianne, this little bear just makes me smile arw!!it's so cute. Great take on our sketch and your colour choice is gorgeous.
Thanks for playing along with us at Teddy Stampers again your support is very much appreciated.
hugs cherie

Heather said...

What a selection of gorgeous cards, so many beautiful designs. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

Kirsten said...

Hi Marianne

A fabulous selection of cards...x

Thanks for joining us at Penny Black @ allsorts this month and allsorts hugs kirsten...x

Rebekah said...

Wow what great creations! These are lovely! Thanks so much for joining us in our summer challenge over at crafty sentiments challenge this wk hugs Rebekah xx

Jac said...

3 beautiful cards, really cute images and the Little Claire bear is adorable. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

Martine said...

3 really stunnning cards hun, love everything about em :)

thanks so much for playing along with this weeks Simon Says Challenge :)


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

All three creations are amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.

Jo Davies said...

Another stunning card Marianne, so cute! Wonderful work as always. Thanks for sharing with us this week over at Crafty Sentiments for our Summer Inspiration challenge this week.

Hugs Jo x

Annie said...

an adorable teddy bear card! thanks for joining us at Teddy Stampers.
hugs, annie x

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful card Marianne, thanks for sharing with us over at 2 Sisters challenge Blog.

Hugs Jo xxx

gerslittlesnippets said...

Lovely cards. Your little bear card really captures the idea and colours of an Indian Summer.
Thank you for joining in the BTC&G challenge this month.

Mummylade said...

supercute card, I love the warm colours! Thank you so much for entering the Penny Black@Allsorts challenge this month.

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

HI Marianne,

Great card loving that sweet image of the bear in the bird bath what a fun image...

Thankyou so much for playing
at Penny Black @ Allsorts
this month...

Emma xxx

scotspanda said...

two fabulous cards, I really love both images :o)

thanks for joining in with the Penny Black @ Allsorts fun this month :o)

Amanda xxx