Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Two more Christmas cards

It's my friend Lynsey's challenge at Pollycraft this week and she wants us to add a little nature so that was a great opportunity to use one of the stamps I bought recently in Pollycraft's rubber stamp sale so my nature is snow. Last week I was chosen as one of the Pollycraft favourites for the second time, yippee.

I added glitter to her little wings and glitter flocking to her hat and snowballs. The papers are some new Dovecraft ones called Christmas Fancy and if you like the look of these Lynsey has some on offer in her candy (link in my sidebar). I also used my new MS snowflake border punch. The snowflakes were made with the overworked MS Arctic punch and cream glitter card with pale pink pearls added. I used the lovely sketch at 2 Sisters and am also entering Christmas in August at Paper Sundaes and pastel pink, green and cream at Creative Inspirations.

There's a new challenge on Sundays called Keep it simple! who want you to make a card in under 30 minutes!!!! Their challenge this week is to make a Christmas card in traditional colours. I think it's good to step outside of your comfort zone from time to time so decided to give it a try. I bought 3 penguin card toppers in America before I really got into stamping and still had 2 of them. I was so conscious of the time so frantically searched my scraps for some red and green papers, used the MS zigzag punch, added my last 2 Hero Arts poinsettias with some punched fern leaves, pearls and a sentiment. Card made in 23 minutes!

17 comments:

HappyExpressions said...

Congrats on being a top pick twice! What a great honor that is! Adorable cards! I love all the pink on the top cards and the stamp is just so super cute! TFS!

Berenice R. said...

Super cute card! Thanks for sharing :)

Lynsey said...

Hi Marianne, your cards are beautiful! Love to see you using your new stash. You did well making that card so quickly!
Thanks for mentioning my candy.
Hugs Lynsey x

Lynsey said...

Oops meant to thank you for joining in the Winter Wonderland Challenge this week!
Hugs Lynsey x

fi's cards and crafts said...

these are fab cards...I really like the image on the top one...very pretty.

Fi
x

alicaz said...

great cards - both of them. Love the little tags/shapes you used for the sentiments!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

.:♥MMDesigns♥:. said...

Great cards you've made! Love those snowflakes! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week!
Hugs, Marit.

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful christmas cards Marianne, great images too!

Thanks for sharing with us this week over at 2 Sisters Challenge blog!

Jo x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous cards Marianne, wonderful sweet images and colours.
luv
Debby

Clare H said...

What a great card I love it!! That penguin is too cute. Thanks for joining us on our first challenge over at Keep it Simple


Clare @ KiS

Pascale said...

Hi Marianne I love your cards so cute. The Penguin topper is fantastic for the one you have entered into our challenge at Keep It Simple. I love penguins just something about them. Well done for stepping out of your comfort zone. Thanks for joining us Hugs Pascale

pinky said...

Gorgeous colouring in the Pollycraft image Marianne, love that card. And what about that sweet penguin topper, great card.
Pinky

dolcreations said...

Both of these cards are awesome Marianne! I just love how you did the snowflakes on the top card! Looks like you are getting ahead for Christmas cards....I need to get going too!

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Very sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Stacy Walker said...

Very cute card. Thank you for joining us at the 2 Sisters Challenge.

Anne said...

Fabulous Marianne! I love both your cards, very festive!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at KIS - it's great to see you there!! :o) xx

Milliesmarvels said...

Fab cards! Thanks for joining us for the Pollycraft Challenge!
Jane
x