Friday, 30 September 2011

Shhhh... Secret Santa

Firstly I must apologise for my lack of commenting this week. I need to get ahead with my DT cards and also have lots of cards to make for the next Crafter's Companion launch so haven't been able to spend much time on my laptop.  This afternoon I thought I would do some commenting and I am posting comments and they are not appearing! Very frustrating.

This week at Winter Wonderland it's Squirrel's first challenge and the theme this week is How Charming so we want to see a charm on your Christmas card. I have used another of my new Sugar Nellie stamps from the Simply Sassy range, called Secret Santa. I have coloured her with Promarkers and added glitter flock to the fur. The card is an 8" x 8" one and I have used some beautiful 12" papers from Deja Vu called Fairisle. I love the folksy look of these papers and red and blue is one of my fave Christmas colour combos. I've used the MS zigzag punch all over the place and a Sizzix corner die. The flowers were made using Marianne poinsettia dies and Core'dinatiosn which I sanded for a distressed look. The pins I bought at a show last year and I think the charm is from the Hobby House. I love using charms and really must use them more especially on larger cards.

I am out at a Macmillan coffee morning selling my cards so have scheduled this post and will link to the challenges Friday afternoon.
Challenges:
The Sugar Bowl Erika's lovely sketch which I rotated
Simon Says Anything Goes
I love Promarkers Distressing
Paper Sundaes Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl Christmas
Crafty Purple Frog Lots of layers
Dutch Dare Bingo ( I went for the +, charm, ribbon, flowers, diecuts and distressing)

18 comments:

Fiona said...

gorgeous Marianne!!

Fi
x

Lisa Jane said...

what beuatiful colours Marianne .. just gorgeous
Lisa x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous card Marianne!!! I love the colours you've used. :) X X

Shanna Shands said...

Super cute card. I love the colors you chose. Thanks for joining the Paper Sundaes Challenge.

xxxtglxxx said...

Oooh, this is a sweetie! :)

Love your colours Marianne, they look brilliant! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Sandra said...

Truly an amazing card:) Sandra H

Rebekah said...

This is just gorgeous Marianne I love the colours you have used another fab Sassy hugs Rebekah xx

coops said...

gorgeous card marianne.your colours are stunning and i love the sweet sassy :D

xx coops xx

Craftyanny said...

Fab card as always Marianne.
Hope the coffee morning went well:)
Anne x

downrightcrafty said...

Hi Marianne, gorgeous layers and fabulous colours
Hugs Kate xx

Shelby said...

Gorgeous card and I love love the colors you chose! I adore those poinsettas and think I might have to get me those dies! Wonderful job and thanks for joining us at MMCS dress up challenge.

Shelby

Lynsey said...

Hi Marianne
This Xmas card is fantastic! I love the layout and the colours.
Hugs Lynsey x

Becca Fabozzi said...

Fantastic Christmas Card. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp

Linda said...

Hi Marianne love the colour combination you have used and the tree charm love Linda

Karen said...

Gorgeous Marianne, love the BP too, thanks for jining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
xx

cebelica said...

Wow, this is such a beautiful card. I love how you combined blue and red. Thanks for playing with us at MMCS this week! Hugs!

Pattie G said...

Marianne,
WOW, what a great creation! I love the image and how you used our theme at Dutch Dare Card Challenge.
Hugs
Pattie ♥

angelwhispers said...

What a beautiful creation so perfect!

Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxxxx