Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Christmas Presents


It's funny how some weeks here are several challenges all with the same theme and this week it is shaped cards. I decided to challenge myself to make a large shaped easel cards using my large Nesties and Grand Caliber. I have to say these Nesties are very underused but I love the way this turned out so although it was very time consuming I really enjoyed making it.  The papers are from The Snowman pack, image is Lili of the Valley of course coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers with a touch of Sakura clearstar and goldstar. I am so pleased with the gorgeou new grunge sentiment also from Lili of the Valley and they just cry out to be stamped onto kraft. I added a tag distressed with DI vintage photo. Snowflakes were made with MS punches, kraft and white glitter card.


Here's a picture of the front.


Close up on image.
Challenges
Lili's little fairies Anything but square 
The Crafty Pad Anything but square 
Allsorts Anything but square 
CRAFT Shaped card 
Papertake Anything goes option shaped 
ABC W for wishes 
  Penny Black and more at Allsorts Early Christmas makes 
Heck of a challenge Anything goes

38 comments:

Seafield Jo said...

This is beautiful Marianne, fab layout.

Jo x

Linda said...

What a beautiful card, the shape is fab
hugs Linda

misteejay said...

Lovely card Marianne - I do so love blue Christmas cards and the kraft works perfectly as an accent.

Toni xx

brenda said...

That's one of my favourite Nestie shapes Marianne and you have done a really fabulous job on your card.

Also love your blog header, I think it's new otherwise I just missed it last time round.

Thanks so much for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge this month and Allsorts this week.

B x

Chrissy said...

Love the shape Marianne, gorgeous image and colouring.Love the snowflakes and design.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is wonderful Marianne. I love the shape, the image is gorgeous and the papers and colours are so beautiful too.

Hugs Sue

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Marianne, What a beautiful card - Love this little LOTV image, and the way you have arranged the snowflakes and tag too, such a lot to see:) Have a lovely day, Hugs, Teresa x

Joey said...

Gorgeous card Marianne, such a beautiful shape, and gorgeous design. Joey xx

rachel said...

this is so beautiful - love the image and the card shape is fabulous xx

Julia said...

beautiful! i`v never recived hand crafted one =(

coops said...

so gorgeous marianne.i love the shape and colours and fab image :D

xx coops xx

Wishcraft said...

Beautiful card Marianne! Love that cute image and your fabulous design, great colours too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Marianne, adorable image and love the shape.
Wendy xx

Sue said...

Beautiful card Marianne, Love the shape and image.
Hugs Sue x

Sonia said...

Just wonderful card Marianne ^_^
Thanks for joining us at Heck of a Challenge this month and good luck.
DT Sonia
http://passionidicarta-sonia.blogspot.it/

Whisper said...

What a super shape, colours, image and extras, Luv Sam x

julie_woolston said...

This is lovely Marianne, love the image and gorgeous colours.

Hugs Julie x

Dawn Ruth said...

really lovely but I afraid Im too busy enjoying the sun and the Olympics and paralympics to think about Christmas. These are knock out love the blue

Sandra H said...

This is gorgeous great die cut and the image is stunning x

mags said...

Beautiful easel card Marianne. Love the shape and the super image and papers used. Sentiment looks great on kraft.
Mags
x

Patty Sue 2 said...

I love your beautiful card and it inspires me to make a Christmas card! Thank you for joining us at ABC's Challenge! Good luck and I hope we see more of your lovely work in the future!

Hank Hendricks said...

Stunning card. So lovely design. How can i learn such beautiful designing for the Membership card printing? I like it.

Elaine said...

Hi Marianne this is just fantastic what a super card and fabulous design Great work .
Well done Hugs Elaine

lady e said...

This card is so stunning! Lovely image, beautiful snowflakes! Thank you for joining us at Heck Of a Challenge and Good Luck!
Hugs Lady E xx

Craftnut said...

This is a lovely card Marianne. Thank you for sharing it at allsorts this week. Tracy x

Twinkle Star said...

So beautiful Marianne, love the shape and image! Thanks for playing along at The Crafty Pad this week. Estelle xx

Loz ♥ said...

very pretty Marianne, love the shaped easel! I don't make enough easles anymore... and think I will have to grab those grunge sentiments for myself too :)

Lynsey said...

Wow Marianne this is a stunning card! Grat use of your nasties and I love the layers coming off the edge!
Hugs Lynsey x

Claire said...

Lovely easel card, great shape. Hugs, Claire x

Deborah Frings said...

Wow - this is absolutely gorgeous. Love the shape, the fabulous papers and pretty layers. Not only do you have a sweet couple, but two pressies too! Thanks for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge!

Mamma Mia said...

Hi Marianne - what a gorgeous card. Great image which is coloured beautifully of course. Love your shaped easel card too, and you've used a fab colour combo. Thanks for joining in the fun at The Crafty Pad this week in our "Anything but Square" challenge.
Helen x (DT)

Jenn said...

Beautiful card, I love the papers you've used, and that sweet image. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges!

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Marianne and perfect for out challenge over at St Luke's

Anne

superdidine said...

Very pretty card I love it

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Great card, the design s fab. Thank you for joining us at Penny Black and More. Clare x

Plastic cards said...

Perfect design for occasion and shade of blue makes it more adorable....

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Penny black & More @ Allsorts challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lynne said...

A fabulous card and perfect for our challenge at St Lukes. Thank you for joining us.
Lynne xxx