Friday, 2 December 2011

Winter Birthday

It's a lovely bright but cold day here today. Hope the weather is good where you are. I know from one of my blogging buddies, Christine in Canada that they have snow already. Brrrr. Welcome to my lovely new followers. If you haven't entered my candy yet then check out my candy page.

We had a lovely day shopping yesterday. The one hour free course on getting started with your I Pad was excellent and we decided not to wait but bought one. It is amazingly fast and so light and portable. So much better than our little netbook which we take away with us. It's fine for using Office but unbearably slow on the Internet. While I finished my coffee this morning I got out the I Pad and did some commenting. It was even faster than using the laptop. Still lots to learn on it though.

My card today is my DT card for Winter Wonderland where the challenge is to make a Winter Birthday cards preferably using Christmas scraps of paper. I used some DCWV Rose Tinted Christmas left over from last year and coloured this cute Nellie Snellen image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. My image was a little large for the labels Nestie so I cut out the squirrel's tail. I really like this method of using Nesties. I distressed and inked the edges and added lots of glitter, lace, pins, flowers, pearls and rose leaves. The corner was cut with a Sizzix die, sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Scrapbook Sisters Anything Goes
Quixotic Paperie Great sketch
Simon Says Anything Goes
Divas by Design Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Anything Goes
Hotshot Crafts Promarkers (New challenge, good luck with it Sarah)


~ Ali Robertson ~ said...

This is fab Marianne, loving the colours on this one and coloured beautifully. Delish papers too I have a serious DCWV papers problem I can never cut into them lol.

Have a fab day sweetie

Ali x

Lisa Jane said...

This is so pretty - i love the colours and the sparkle on her hat
Thanks for joining us at Diva's this fortnight
ps .. i have candy

Seafield Jo said...

I love the image you've used and your colouring is brilliant. The backing paper is so pretty. A gorgeous card. Jo x

Vicky said...

This is gorgeous & I really love the fabulous image, she is just so cute.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Marianne. Beautiful card, gorgeous image. Love the pink and all the detail. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Kerryn said...

such a pretty card Marianne. Your colouring is so pretty!

Sue said...

Hi Marianne,your card is beautiful,love the image it is very sweet.Have lots of fun with your i pad.
Sue x

Linda said...

What a gorgeous card, i love the image
hugs Linda

mae said...

Great card!!!I love these colors!!!hugs!!

Nannieflash said...

Wow Marianne that is stunning, love your beautiful colour choie and the papers to. hugs Shirleyxx

mags said...

Georgeous card Marianne and perfect for a winter birthday.

Claire said...

This is a gorgeous card. Hugs, Claire x

craftymum said...

hi Marianne
thank you so much for entering our first challenge at Hotshot Craft. You really are the best!!!!!!!I was really scared looking at it today in case no one had entered it. Your card is just beautiful and i love how you have coloured her.

hugs Sarah x

Sandra H said...

Hi Marianne,your card is beautiful,love the image it is very sweet:) Sandra H

Pat said...

Beautiful card, super image and colours. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at FnF this week.

Pat xx

Berry said...

This is super cute Marianne thanks so much for joining us at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

pinky said...

You are getting very hi tech Marianne, good for you. I love your gorgeous card, the colours are so vibrant and LOVE the image.

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous papers and love the image and those pins are ace (the ones on the card hun- never seen yours)
Hugs Kate xx

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Marianne, love the sweet image and your colouring is amazing. Very pretty papers. Have fun with your new toy hun. :o)

Donna x

Hazel said...

Beautiful card Marianne love the colours you have used. I might have to invest in an iPad!

Take care.

Hazel x

coops said...

gorgeous card marianne,i love the sweet image and fab pretty colours ;D

xx coops xx

dolcreations said...

Marianne. this card just melts my heart! I love your traditional colours! Love the image Marianne and the flowers...beautiful Christmas card!

Catherine said...

Gorgeous Marianne.

Catherine x

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card Marianne.
I love this NS sweet!
And the colours are so pretty.

Hugs Elaine xx

Lisa said...

Hi Marianne, Gorgeous card! such an adorable image and pretty colour combo.

Lisa x

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous card, so pink & Thanks for joining us at Divas

Lynsey said...

Hi Marianne, this is such a sweet card! Love the flowers.
Hugs Lynsey x

Mariza Sales said...

Hi, Gorgeous card! such an adorable image and pretty colour combo.

Linda said...

Hi Marianne this card is so cute and girly I love it especially the colours you have used on it love Linda

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Your coloring & detail is bee-utiful. My coloring is not so good. I need more practice.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Alina said...

very beautiful card, Marianne, thank you for joining us at Quixotic Paperie! but please, check the link to this card, because we couldn´t find you!
Hugs, Alina

Anita said...

Aw, this is so adorable. Love the coclors. thanks for joining the Divas challenge.