Friday, 5 August 2011


Well I'm of to a good start this morning. Not even 9.30 and I've made a DT card for 15th August with an image I had coloured, sun is shining,washing is on, dusting is done and a few other odd jobs. More cleaning and ironing to be done before I can play some more though I'm afraid.

This week at Winter Wonderland the lovely Suzi has given us a WOW challenge, white on white apart from the image. Not being able to reach for my lovely papers is always a challenge but I am always pleased with the results as it makes you use embossing folders, die cuts etc and be imaginative with your layout. I used an old Sizzix stars and scrolls embossing folder on the background, most of which is covered up. I layered up a swiss dots embossed border punched with a Michaels border punch. Some Sizzix cut scrolled corners, white ribbon. MS punched sparkly snowflakes and pearls to finish. The pearl looks slightly pink in the photo but they are white, trust me. The gorgeous image is an Elisabeth Bell image from Whiff of Joy which I have coloured with Spectrum Noirs and yes, I have used the turquoise pens again.

Aud Sentiments Merry Christmas
Elisabeth Bell Christmas in July
Cute Card Thursday No Designer Papers
Paperplay Christmas in August

Yesterday with my fairy card


Kitika said...

I am in awe! A truly pretty and adorable card!- the eyecandy!!! you are so clever girl!

Linda said...

Hi Marianne I love your WOW card that image is so cute and those snowflakes look so cold and icy love Linda

Joey said...

Hi Marianne

beautiful card and beautiful colourwork, you are doing better than me with your chores I have heaps to do lol.

Joey x

lindah11 said...

stunning card
hugs linda xxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

It's absolutely gorgeous!!! :) X X

Karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous honey! Love this so much! And wow on the colouring girl!! :0) xx

Claire x said...

Such a sweet card marianne, love all the embossing and glitter. Thanks for playing along with An Oldie But A Goodie this week. Hugs, Claire x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Marianne a really gorgeous Xmas card I love how youve made that white look so different in your design. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Jac said...

I love WOW cards and yours is no exception! your image is coloured perfectly a really wonderful christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

Rose Petal said...

Hello Marianne. How beautiful and so very serene and peaceful. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Marianne. Fab design and lovely colouring :o) Lisa x

Arline said...

This is lovely...stunning! The White on White effect looks great and fab image...really pretty!x

misteejay said...

What a beautiful card - the white really shows off the image.

Toni xx

downrightcrafty said...

congratulations on the top 3 at CRAFT it was a fabulous card and very well deserved, love your WOW card don't you always love the extra depth you get when we do this style, the texture from the embossing is lovely
Hugs Kate xx

Squirrel x said...

Just gorgeous hun, that WOJ image works so well, and all your WOW work is amazing. Loving those fabulous scroll corners, me thinks I'll be trying to source that die very soon. Hugs Sxx

Sandra said...

This is just gorgeous:) Sandra H

coops said...

fantastic card marianne.i love the white on really makes the gorgeous image pop :D

xx coops xx

Dora said...

This is really beautiful, love they WOW style... definitely a real wow :) Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx

Julie said...

Oh how pretty! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is stunning - i love wow cards .. and i love your interpretation of our sketch at Oldie but a goodie
Lisa x

Kiki said...

Aaaawwww, this looks so fantastic! Very elegant!

Thanks so much for joining in our EBW challenge.

Hugs, Kiki

Tracy said...

Fab entry, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

darcy48 said...

Fab card Marianne love how you have done the white on white and the image is gorgeous. Arlinex

Audrey said...

What an adorable Christmas card. I love the snowflakes. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Dragonlady said...

Wow indeed, fabulous colouring. Thank you for sharing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

Mary Lou said...

Utterly Amazing card Marianne!!! I adore white on white creations but....I really struggle making one myself :) Perfect mix of die cuts and embossing and that image is beautiful!!
Thanks for joining in EBWorld chistmas in July challenge
Good luck

nicoleqmullen said...

Stunning card, so elegant! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

Pysselbus said...

Gorgeous WOW-card! Such a sweet image and stunning coloring!! Thank's for joing us at EBW and good luck!


Janiel/ janny said...

Beautiful Christmas time card!!!
Thank you for joining us this month at the EBW Challenge blog.

I hope you will join us again this month.
hugs, Janiel

Janneke said...

What a great card ;o)
Thank you for joining us at EBW Challenge this month.

Janneke XO

Wendy said...

What a pretty card! Love the overall white!

Thank you for joining us in our Christmas in July challenge over at Elisabeth Bell's world!


Penni said...

What a lovely card. You've coloured the image beautifully and the glittery snowflakes are sooo pretty.

Thanks for joining us at EBWCB.