Friday, 22 July 2011

The Holly and The Ivy

Here I am with my DT card for this week's Winter Wonderland challenge. I'm hosting the challenge of Holly and/or Ivy. You can use either or both on your card, as much or as little as you like. I hope you'll join us for the chance to win a Simon Says $15 voucher. I seem to be having a Pollycraft week this week as I have used another of Paula's fab digis. This is Aurelia. I've used an ivy leaf punch and Sizzix holly leaves around the gorgeous flower from Michaels. The 3D sentiment was from an old set I found. The swirl is also from a Sizzix die and I used an MS PATP set. Papers are last year's Papermania Penelope and Percy. There's lots of glitter on the papers and on the fur on her clothes.

I love Promarkers Christmas in July
2 Sisters Christmas in July
CES Christmas
Delightful Christmas in July
Paper SundaesChristmas in July
Allsorts Free and easy
ABC Christmas O is for older image
Crafts and Me Add a flower
Stamp Something Embellish something

I had a very exciting parcel delivered yesterday, 72 Spectrum Noir pens. These are released today at Crafter’s Companion. There are 168 different colours available and there are some special offers on the website. Now if you are a regular reader you will know how much I love my Promarkers. I received the Spectrum Noir pens as part of my DT work for Crafter's Companion and hoped I would like them. Well I can tell you I love them. They are double ended alcohol markers. The fine end is a hard nib like PMs but a bit finer and they blend beautifully. One of the great things about them is the price and the fact that they are refillable. I haven't tried them with my PMs yet but think they would work well with either these or Copics. If you are on Facebook head over to the I'm a Crafter's Companion page and check out the chatter from the rest of the DT who are also loving them. I need to get my samples finished which I'll be showing you from next Tuesday. You are going to love these new stamps.


Crafterkhush said...

This is a gorgeous card Marianne.. Love all the layers...!!

Sandra said...

This is beautiful love the image and the layout simply is beautiful:) Sandra H

Claire x said...

Sweet card Marianne - the image is adorable. Hugs, Claire x

pinky said...

Gorgeous card Marianne, loving all the layers. So looking forward to seeing your samples with those new pens:)

downrightcrafty said...

love the soft colours of the card and so inspirational to show you don't have to go with the traditional colours with this weeks theme, great choice
Hugs Kate xx

Rose Petal said...

A lovely card Marianne. Gorgeous design and fabulous colour combination. It really highlights your image perfectly. Happy crafting.
Sandra x

Vicky said...

Fabulous Marianne...and I must get my mitts on those!

have a lovely weekend...hugs Vicky xx

NancyD said...

Love your layers and color choices. Christmas doesn't have to be green and red! Thanks for joining us at delightful Challenges.

Jill said...

Great card again Marianne and yes I love my 72 Spectrum Noir, but I had to buy mine from Tracy!! Like you I love my Promarkers but there are some different and gorgeous colours in the SNs aren't there! Jill x

scotspanda said...

what a lovely card, I love pastels on Christmas cards. the image is gorgeous love it

thanks for being free n easy with us this week at Allsorts


Amanda xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card, love the LO & the colours are fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at SFCC & CES Challenge, good luck!
hugs shell xx

Jill said...

Great christmas card in lovely colours!
Thanks for playing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Hugs, Jill

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Marianne, love all the colours and a gorgeous image.
Very pretty card.Fabulous.

coops said...

gorgeous card marianne.i love your non traditional colours and the image is stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so pretty. I love that image
Lisa x

Helen said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Linda said...

Hi Marianne I love the colour combination you have used and that flower from Michael's is gorgeous love Linda

sallysbitz said...

Your card is lovely. Great layout too x

Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

hugs sally x

Julie said...

Cute card - love your layering! x

lalkygirl said...

fab card ,lovely colours abd super layering
tracey x[i love promarkers gdt

Sally said...

Love your card Marianne. I love the sound of the new pens....might have to investigate.
Hugs Sally xxx

Arline said...

Love the colours on this card....I think I must get myself some of these pens!x

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Christine aka blankiefinder said...

This is so cute, love the pink and blue colour combo! Thanks so much for joining us for our Christmas challenge at Paper Sundaes!

Purple Crazy said...

Gorgeous card as always, thanks for joining us at DC this week x

Caroljenks said...

This is beautiful - I just love the colours you've used.

Thanks for joining us over at ABC Christmas Challenge this week for our 'O is for Old' Challenge :)

Carol x

Anonymous said...

So pretty! Thanks for playing along with us on the
ABC Christmas Challenge
hugs Samantha