Friday, 24 June 2011

One for the boys and one for the girls

This is my second post for today. Housework done and Hubby has finished painting the walls of my Craftroom so I sat down to finish off the card I started last night and made another. This is the first time I have used the new boys stamp called Abracadabra from LOTV. He was such fun to colour. I wanted to keep the main colours to black and grey so that the purple really stands out. I used some old Dovecraft papers (I think) and black raffia lace. I added some punched stars and some star buttons to match the Sakura clearstar pen I used with my Promarkers on the image.

Lili of the Valley Great sketch
Here come the boys Myth and Magic
My Mum's Craft Shop One of the boys

My second card features an image which I have used several times as it is my fave LOTV stamp.  I don't know why I seem to be in pink mode at the moment. I think she looks fabulous in any colour. The papers are Dovecraft Piece of Cake and I used a MS border punch and Papermania embossing folder with some brown spotty ribbon. The butterfly charm is from Wild Orchid and I found some thin brown leather in my stash which was just right for attaching it. Flowers are Prima with leaves from Joanna Sheen.

Cupcake Fab sketch
SSDS Photo Inspiration
A Gem of a Challenge Bloomin' Charmin'
Totally Papercafts Spots and stripes
Crafty Catz Add a charm
Magical Monday Punches and embossing
Bunny Zoe Fairies
Crafty Calendar Things with wings

Hello to all my lovely new followers. I can't believe I am almost at 900 followers. I hope you will stay and visit me when you can. Don't forget my candy ends next Thursday. If you haven't entered yet see the post above.


ike said...

Oh isn't she just darling. Fabulous colouring and a lovely card. Thank you for playing at SSDS.
Ike xx
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Dragonlady said...

Wow what gorgeous cards. I have both these stamps and have yet to post a card. I love how you have coloured the little boy - great inspiration.

Hugs Ali x

Wendy (Woo to friends!) said...

Marianne your wizarding LOTV card is fab! Both are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Here Come The Boys Woo & Lynne x

Claire x said...

Two fabulous cards Marianne. I love the boy wizard, great stamp and beautifully coloured. Hugs, Claire x

downrightcrafty said...

what a lovely pair, love the top image fabulous
Hugs Kate xx

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is gorgeous i love the colours here perfect, thanks for joining us at LOTV this week hugs pops x

Squirrel x said...

Wow hun, both these are gorgeous! Love your wizard card - his hat and cloak look wonderful in purple, and of course that fairy is an all time classic, she's beautiful. I'm not surprised you're at nearly 900 hun, you are one very talented crafter and your blog is amazing. Hugs Sxx

Wishcraft said...

Lovely cards Marianne :o) Love the pretty fairy and your wizard card is fabulous - the colours look gorgeous! Lisa x

Jo said...

Two lovely cards Marianne. The colours on the wizard card are so striking. Love them. Jo x

lindyloo said...

what a simply stunning card thank you for sharing with us at the craft catz hugs linda x

Lisa Jane said...

Two fab cards .. i love that top one the purple and black colour combo is fantastic
Lisa x

Vicky said...

They are both so fabulous Marianne...! love the images and gorgeous colouring too sweetie...!

hugs Vicky xx

Elly P said...

Two beautiful cards the colouring and the layouts.


Elly P
x x

Lynda said...

Two beautiful cards Marianne

Love Lynda xxx

Lu CY - Babalu said...

Uau! muito lindos!
Amei principalmente o segundo, para meninas!

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Marianne, two fab cards, love your amazing colouring and yummy details. Thanks for the advice about edit HTML will remember it for next time.

Donna x

Rachael said...

Both of these are fab! Love the purple/black/grey colour scheme and the little dots behind the image!
The LOTV fairy is my fav image too - brilliant colouring!
Rach :) xx

coops said...

fantastic cards marianne.i really love your purple wizard and the fairy is beautiful.
stunning colours and designs are both :D

xx coops xx

Paddington fan said...

Love the wizard image! The colouring is great and I love the striking purple and black colour scheme!! Thanks for joining our Myth & Magic challenge at Here come the boys!! Love Jacky x

xGemmax said...

2 fantastic cards everything about them :D
hugs and xxx

Loz said...

oooh I love that top boy card!! the purple looks awesome with the black and silver and I love the tiny dots around the main image.. gorgeous Marianne! congrats on all those followers ♥

Sandra said...

Both cards are asbsolutley stunning....:) Sandra H


I love both cards. They are wonderful! Hugs! Leah Ann

debby4000 said...

Oh they are both so cute and gorgeous too.

Heidi said...

Love these card marianne, think the boys is my fave, but I love that image so much too. Think i will have to visit lotv soon. hugs heidi x

Wendy said...

Hi Marianne. Fabulous cards, my favourite is the little boy one. Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog and I have added myself to your followers list. Look forward to working with you on the CC DT. Hugs, Wendy x

carol said...

Hi...Both cards look gorgeous,love your added charm thanks for joining us this week at Craftycatz, play again soon...x carol

Liza said...

A gorgeous card, you've done a great job with the sketch. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

Hazel said...

I love both your cards, they are brilliant. I've been looking for some of the that lace but did'n't know its proper name or its maker so thank you for that, you're a star.
Im so glad you've joined us over at Magical Mondays and I hope we see you next week as our new challenge starts on monday,
H xx

Donna said...

Stunning cards! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

sandiblu said...

Two gorgeous cards Marianne but the girls has to be my fave, although ..... No, can't choose sorry !! lol

Thanks for joining in at Magical Monday and hope you will join us again !

Hugs, Sandra xx

Diamond Doll said...

Two Gorgeous cards Marianne.Thanx for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.
Trish (-:

Poppit said...

Gorgeous card! Great take on our challenge - thanks for joining us over at Cupcake this week. x

Curlybear said...

Wow gorgeous cards, fabulous colour themes and adorable images,

thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz Add a Charm Challenge,

Good luck,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Mina said...

two stunning cards Marianne, beautifully coloured...thanks for joining in with our Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

Julie said...

Two fab cards! Love the little wizard - he is cute cute cute! x

Craftyanny said...

two fabulous cards Marianne:)
Thanks for playing along with us on TPC this week
Anne x

Aunty Sue said...

" stunning cards and thanks for joining CC this week