Monday, 8 August 2011

Third Sugar Bowl entry

I'm back as promised with a second card today. Thankfully no fillings, just a check and clean at the dentists, phew (see previous post). My card features one of the gorgeous Simply Sassy girls from Sugar Nellie coloured with Spectrum Noirs.The papers were some I was lucky enough to win recently, Crafty Individuals Travels in Italy. They have a lovely vintage look and I keep admiring them and putting them away so decided I really must use some of them. I kept to the vintage look by distressing and inking and adding this gorgeous lace from Wild Orchid. I didn't want to cover up the paper with too many embellies so just a sentiment from Craftwork Cards and 3 pearls. Quite minimum for me.

The Sugar Bowl Fab sketch (my 3rd entry)
Just Tracy's Happy Birthday
Elephantastic Add some layers
Card Makin Mamas Birthday Card

I'd like to share my pen storage with you.

I had my Promarkers in the drawer storage but once I got my Speccies knew I needed more. Thanks to Debbi Glennie whose post you can  read here I bought this storage box, which needs painting, but fits on my desk perfectly. I had the Speccies in it but changed them for the Promarkers. The problem I had was that I couldn't see the colours of the pens so bought some small stickers today and coloured these and added them to the ends of the pens. I have a few of the Speccies stored at the bottom as there are still some Promarkers I need and am interested to see what the new Flexmarkers are like as I think I may need some of those.

It's taken me a while to get this sorted tonight so have run out of blogging time. Will catch up tomorrow.


Pamela said...

Great card Marianne, beautiful backing papers. Pleased the dentist wasn't too painful. Love the storage unit, great idea might see if my hubby can make me one.

Pam x

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card Marianne, lovely backing papers nicely coloured image too! and l love your stack of pens there are so many!!Sandra H

Mau xx said...

What a fab card, love those papers xx
brilliant storage too and what a lot of markers you have.. wow!!

Lisa Jane said...

Fab card - those papers are gorgeous .. love the pen storage .. am tempted to get some of the new pens
Lisa x

Doreen said...

A fabulous card great image too.Thanks for sharing this with us at

Rebekah said...

Utterly stunning Marianne she is such a wonderful image hugs Rebekah xx

Jill said...

Gorgeous card Marianne, just love those colours! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Tracys!

Great pen storage, love those cubby holes. My Speccies are slotted into cat food boxes! Must take a photo for my blog! Jill x

Jill said...

And this is with my Elle hat on! Thanks for joining us over at Elle with that great layered card! Jill x

coops said...

gorgeous card marianne,the vintage papers and colours are stunning and i love this fab sassy and wow look at all those pens :D

xx coops xx

* Shaz * said...

Gorgeous card, thank you for joining us at CYDA on our 1st birthday, hope you will join us again, good luck xx.

Karen said...

I love this card and the colours you have used hun. It's so lovely.xx

Posh Cat Crafts said...

simply wonderful!! Thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic this month..

Ellephantastic said...

Great layers!
Thank you for joining in our challenge this month.
Helen x
PS love the storage

Joanne Gilch said...

Great creation and thanks for the pics on your 'color' storage. Thank you for joining the 'layers' challenge at Ellephantastic.

Kathy D. said...

Oh girl you got some pens going on there!! love the storage!!

Also wanted to let you know The ABC challenge will be back!!! Check out the blog for the update

Thistleblue said...

Hi Marianne, thanks for joining us for the Ellephantastic challenge this month, gorgeous card and fab storage! I'm jealous of all your pens..
Have a great month
Elle DT