Monday, 4 June 2012

Holiday Fun

What awful weather we had here yesterday, rained nearly all day. Well done those poor people on the Jubilee boats who were getting soaked and  to the spectators who braved the rain. Not too sure what the weather is going to do today, not a great start.

Perfect weather for making Christmas cards. I have used one of the gorgeous Sugar Nellie fairies and papers from The Snowman paper pad. Lots of distressing with the TH tool and DI Milled Lavender. She has been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and had lots of glitter added to the fur. I added some lace, a Pollycraft sentiment and made the poinsettia with Marianne dies and Core'dinations and added some pearls to finish.
Divas by Design Anything Goes
Christmas Crafting Purple Christmas
Sparkles Christmas Monochromatic
Fab n Funky Celebrations
Simon Says Anything Goes
Secret Crafter Anything Goes

I just want to give a shout out to My Crafty Heart, an independent online store run by the lovely Teresa. There is free p&p until midday tomorrow so well worth hopping over and placing an order. Lots of lovely stamps, embellishments and dies including Memory Box at great prices. I got my order in on Saturday.

Lastly don't forget to enter my candy, see post above. Just one week left to enter.


Lisa said...

Hi Marianne, Gorgeous card! Love this sweet image and pretty colour combo.

The weather isn't looking too great again today but at least it's not raining!

Lisa x

Pamela said...

Beautiful Marianne, love the image and the colour combo.

Pam x

Stamps and Paper said...

This is s real the colours...and I agree with you well done all those people on the Thames yesterday they were soaked and cold...but us Brits just carry on..


Celia Harrington said...

Beautiful card and image and love the colours xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Joey said...

A beautiful card Marianne, lovely colours and super cute image! I bet there is quite a few of those people who are today sporting rotten colds. Joey x

sue - aka bearhouse said...

this is gorgeous Marieanne. Such a pretty image and beautiful colours. I love the way you have distressed the edges, looks so effective.
Let's hope for better weather today!!
All the best

kbrandy4 said...

Gorgeous card Marianne, love the purple colours!!
Hazel xx

Hazel said...

Hey marianne

Beautiful card - love the Sugar Nellie image - just fabulous.

Thank you so much for your lovely comments - I really do appreciate it - alot.

Have a great week.

Toodle Pip

Hazel xx

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Marianne, love the image, so cute, and fabulous colouring..


Pop's Cards said...

morning sweetie, I love the colour you have used on this fabulous creation, big hugs love Pops x x x

Lisa Jane said...

Oh this is so cute .. she looks gorgeous in lilac
Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week
Lisa x

julie_woolston said...

This is lovely Marianne gorgeous image and papers, lovely layout too.

Hugs Julie x

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Marianne, it certainly is perfect weather for making Christmas cards - our Southend weather has been very much the same by the sounds of it - so much rain! Your card is beautiful, I love those Sugar Nellie fairies - the lilac colour scheme is lovely and I love all your distressing :) That's another one done for Xmas! Thankyou for the mention too:) Big Hugs, Teresa x

Vicky said...

Hi Marianne, a very pretty Christmas card, lovely colours! Thanks for joining our Celebrations challenge at Fab'n'Funky, good luck!

hugs Vicky x x x

Elaine said...

Sun is shining today yippee Im in the North West. Fab card Marianne great mix of patterned papers and the image is so cute . Great work Hugs Elaine

sparklingblackrose said...

Ooh I love the colours :-) Elaine-xxx-

meg said...

Beautiful colours the purple is stunning lovely card. Thank you for joining in the Christmas Crafting Challenge this month.

Pink Dandelion said...

Gorgeous card Marianne, love the colours. Debs xx

Linda said...

What a gorgeous card
hugs Linda

Rach83 said...

Super Christmas card, Marianne. Your layout is great and I really love your image - so cute. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Hope you'll be back for our next one.

Rachel x

P.S. I've just treated myself to two new dies and a paper pad from My Crafty Heart! I'm not sure how that happened! ;)

pinky said...

I just can't get going with Christmas at all Marianne, wish I could. This is just gorgeous.

coops said...

so gorgeous marianne.stunning colours and i love the sweet image :D

xx coops xx

rachel said...

This is beautiful Marianne - and thanks for the heads up about Teresa's shop - will give it a look! Hugs Rachel xx

Vicky said...

This is one of my fave images Marianne from this range...and so beautifully coloured too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

mags said...

Gorgeous card Marianne. Love the image and colour combo.

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful card Marianne lovely image and colours, Big hugs Jo xxx

Joan said...

Fabulous card and great colour combination

Joan x

Becky said...

Gorgeous card, such a sweet image and I love you use of layers.
Becky xx

Claire said...

This is such a sweet card and gorgeous colours. Hugs, Claire x

Sandra H said...

Hi Marianne, Your card is stunning and the image is gorgeous also the colour scheme too!:)x

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Marianne, the image is so sweet and I love the lilac papers.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Loz ♥ said...

very cute! I can't even begin to think about making Christmas cards... even though it is winter and FREEZING here at the moment.. Christmas will be hot, and so far away and that's just depressing :)

Jackie said...

What a delightful image, coloured beautifully and I love the layout :o)
Jackie xx

Denise Fiore said...

What a sweet card. The image is adorable and I LOVE the colors. Never to early to start the Holiday cards....I have done 1. You have inspired me to get a move on! This is really stunning. xxDenise

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, love all the distressing & the colour is fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas & Divas, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Lynsey said...

Such a pretty card Marianne love the papers!
Hugs Lynsey x

* Shaz * said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour.

Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Christmas challenges for our * Monochromatic * challenge.

Hope you will join us again, good luck in the draw.
Hugs Shaz x

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous piece love the purples and the sweet image, thank you so much for joining us this week for our Anything Goes Challenge a the Secret Crafter
Hugs Kate xx

Franz♥ said...

Gorgeous card, love it so much!

Thanks so much to sharing this lovely job with us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.

Hugs, Franz.

Arline said...

Great card hun! Knew you'd love our challenge this month with the purple theme lol! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Crafting xx

misteejay said...

Such a pretty card.

I think I might have this stamp amongst my pile of 'yet to be inked'...I really do need to get stuck in.

Toni xx