Monday, 19 December 2011


Brrr, what an awful day here. dark, cold and raining. We had about 5 minutes of snow yesterday which soon disappeared. Just back from food shopping at Sainsburys. M&S tomorrow and then there will just be the fresh food to buy on Friday and that's us all sorted.

I'm now able to share this card with you which I made last week, as I know my friend gave it to his wife yesterday. Janet is my best customer but this is the first year I have been asked to make a card for her. They are our oldest friends and unfortunately she is undergoing chemo at the moment so I pulled out all the stops on this card. Janet loves snowmen so I knew this gorgeous Elisabeth Bell image from Whiff of Joy called Snowlove would be perfect. It has been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers with some Sakura gold star pen and glitter added. Papers are Craft Creations, the borders are K&Co. I added a gold doily, pins, Prima flowers and leaves, gold brads, seam binding and pearls. The sentiment has been aged with DI Vintage Photo and places on top of a Tim Holtz journalling ticket. This is definitely one of my fave Christmas cards I have made this year. It was such fun to make.
Elisabeth Bell's World Gorgeous sketch
Kaboodle Doodles Oh Christmas tree (feature a tree anywhere, mine are in the border)
Delicious Doodles X-travagant Xmas
One Stop Christmas Sparkle
Sweet Stampin' Sparkle and Bling


Claire said...

This is a lovely card Marianne, great image. Hugs, Claire x

Lisa Jane said...

oh its wonderful and she will really appreciate the thought and time you have out it into it
Lisa x

Linda said...

What a lovely card and the image is so sweet
hugs Linda

Ani said...

Your card is so beautiful! Thanks for playing along at OSCC this week and good luck!
Ani, OSCC DT Member

Sandra said...

Hi Marianne, Wow such a beautiful card with a lot of thought .........stunning:) Sandra H

Nanette said...

Beautiful card! And so fast too...thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Arline said...

This is a beautiful card hun and I am sure she will love it!xx

Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Marianne,love it.
Hugs Sue x

Vicky said...

Beautiful Marianne....I bet your friend loved it sweetie :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Marianne, what a beautiful Christmas card with so much detail! I bet Janet loved it.
Hugs Lynsey x

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Marianne so many elements and lots of layering


SVIT said...

Fab card Marianne! Thank you for playing along at OSCC this week! Good Luck!
Svit xxx

Pam Leng said...

Marianne this is a fantastic card I am sure that it will have brought a smile to Janets face.

Pam xx

coops said...

gorgeous card marianne.your details are stunning and i loev the fab image :D

xx coops xx

Lisa said...

Hi Marianne, Such a beautiful card! I love all the pretty details and sweet image. I am sure your friend loved it :-)

Lisa x

Natali said...

Wow!! It is so sweet )) Love this image!! All Christmas details and gold doily are lovely!!
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Sparkle and Bling” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.
Merry Christmas ana Happy New Year!!!

Cheryl said...

What a lovely card. Thanks for taking the challenge at Kaboodle Doodles this week!

Anonymous said...

This is delightful! I love the colours and all the detail. Thanks so much for joining in at Elizabeth Bell's World this time
Hugs Julie P

Teri said...

Beautiful hun! I love all your gorgeous embellies!!
Many thanks for playing along with the Delicious Doodles Challenge, and good luck with the draw.
Happy Christmas!
Teri xx

Julie said...

Lovely card for your friend! I think there may now be a world shortage of embellishments as they are all on your card - but they look amazing! x

Renkata said...

What a cute and adorable card.
Thanks for join us at EBWorld challenge.

Fiona said...

gorgeous card Marianne, great layout!!

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin, have a merry Christmas.


Janneke said...

What a great card you made ;o)
Thank you for joning us at Elisabeth Bell World Challenge Blog.

Janneke XO

Cathy said...

Such a sweet card. Thank you for joining in the Sweet Stampin'challenge this time.
Cathy xx

Ildiko said...

Such a cute card, thanks playing along with DD this fortnight and have yourself a merry little Xmas hugs

Jane said...

A lovely card thanks for playing along with us at Delicious Doodles this week
Luv Jane xxx

Wendy said...

Oh wow! Super pretty!

Thank You for joining us over at Elisabeth Bell World challenge blog!


ladyjanet_56 said...

What a lovely card I love it, great colours & images too thank you for playing along at OSCC. Janet

Wishing your friend good luck with her Chemo.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful whimsy snowman & snow woman card.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

alethea said...

This is gorgeous!! Love your papers!! Thanks for joining us at EBW! Hugsxx

Lilian said...

This is simply gorgeous Marianne! I know your friend loves it! Sending get well wishes her way. Thanks for joining the EBW challenge and Happy Holidays!

Pysselbus said...

Gorgeous!! Such lovely detail!!

Thank's for joining us at EBW this month!


Mary Lou said...

Oh my Marianne~~I am melting with happiness looking at this beautiful card!! Excellent take on the sketch and I just LOVE this card--no need to say more ;)
Thanks for joining us at EBWorld!!

Janiel/ janny said...

awwwwwwwww love all of the details.....

Thanks for joining us at EBW challenge this month!!