Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Back in the Craftroom

Waving hello to you all, especially my new followers and those faithful followers who have visited me so often whilst I have been away. I really appreciate your visits and sweet comments. I have been reading them all whilst I was away and have managed to do a very small amount of commenting myself. We had a lovely holiday in New England and I had a lovely Birthday. We toured around and stayed in 5 different hotels who all upgraded our rooms because of my Birthday. Because the evenings are quiet there I managed a little time on the iPad each evening and it was good to keep in touch and check my e-mails each day. 

Now I am back and have a huge mountain of washing and ironing. I haven't even managed to get all the clothes washed yet as I have run out of space to hang them all inside to dry. We have spent the evening sorting out paperwork and receipts but I did manage to get into the craftroom this afternoon and get a card made. It felt quite strange but very good and I wondered if I had forgotten how to colour but it all came back to me once I got started. There weren't many craft shops there but I did manage to buy a few things including some scrapbooking stuff.

It's going to take me while to get up to date with you all but I will catch up eventually. I have so many cards to make now I am back, have several craft fairs coming up and still have lots of Christmas cards to make for myself.

So finally onto my card, which features one of the gorgeous Simply Sassy digis from Sugar Nellie. She has been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers with Sakura Goldstar and a red glittery pen too. I have distressed all the edges with DI Worn Lipstick and a TH distress tool. The papers are Papermania Home For Christmas, loving them teamed with kraft. I have added some hessian and used MB party lantern die, Woodware star punch and crimper and a LOTV Grunge sentiment and bow from Meiflower.
The Sugar Bowl Fab sketch 
2 Sisters Anything Goes
  The Crafty Pad Distress it 
J&C creations Contemporary Christmas 
Deep Ocean Anything Goes 
Simon Says Stamp and Show Your favourite (SN stamps, Promarkers and Flexmarkers, Distress ink and tool)

Last few days left to enter my Christmas candy, see post at top of my blog.

Marianne xxx


Linda said...

What a cute card, what a lovely image you have used
hugs Linda

Jill said...

Glad you had a lovely time Marianne. New England was great wasn't it. I really enjoyed my holiday as well = funny that we were both there at the same time!! Jill x

downrightcrafty said...

love the colouring on this image and isn't she wonderful great bunting and sentiment too
Hugs Kate xx

Caroline said...

Fabulous card image coloured so beautifully and the layout is fantastic. Caroline xxx

Lisa Jane said...

welcome back! Fab card .. i love the colour combo and those papers.... they sold out at my craft shop cos they are so gorgeous
Lisa x

Stamps and Paper said...

Pleased you had a great holiday....gorgeous Christmas card and a fabulous image,,,


Sue - bearhouse said...

Hello Marianne.
I'm pleased you had a good holiday.
Your card is gorgeous. I love the pretty image and beautiful colours

Hugs Sue

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely card Marianne what a super image, I love those papers but every time I go to use mine I can't seem to colour my image right, perhaps they're telling me something :)
glad you had a great holiday!!

jacqui x

Squirrel x said...

Yay you're back! Glad you had a super time hun, bet you are exhausted now. Gorgeous card - I reckon there are a few young men who would love to find her in their stocking on Christmas morning. Hugs Sxx

Jan Ltc said...

Adorable card love the detail xx Jan

rachel said...

gald you've got back to the craftroom marianne - and what a wonderful card - this is just so beautiful - love that image - stunning xx

Jackie said...

Fabulous card and beautiful colouring. That's the trouble with going away, you have to come back to all that work! :O)
Jackie xx said...

Beautiful! I love the image, papers and design. Thank you for joining us at 2 sisters this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x p.s Good luck with the washing and ironing!

Joey said...

Marianne this is fabulous! gorgeous image, beautifully coloured. Joey x

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Marianne, I love the layout and your gorgeous image.
Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.

Sue said...

Hello Marianne,love your card,the image and papers are gorgeous.
Glad you are getting back to normal.
Hugs xx

Mamma Mia said...

Gorgeous card as ever Marianne. Love the image and beautiful layout.
Thanks for sharing it at The Crafty Pad this week in our "Distress It" challenge.
Helen x (DT)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card, love the warm red agains the natural hessian backdrop. Beautiful colouring and I really like the baubles across the corner. Thanks so much for,joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

ang said...

lovely card, glad you had a good holiday sounds lovely angxxx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Marianne. I love the image, she's fab! Great layout and colours too.
Glad you had a good holiday and birthday :-)
Lorraine x

dolcreations said...

I feel so badly I missed saying a Big Huge Happy Birthday to you! I tried to comment a couple of times the last couple of cards and blogger was being a little stubborn. SO today I am trying again and it seems so far so good!
First off I just love this adorable little image of her in her PJ's the night before Christmas! You have not forgotten AT ALL how to colour that is for sure!

So happy you had a wonderful time away!

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! Marianne, this is so amazing. Love the beautifully coloured image and gorgeous details.

Donna x

Fiona said...

fab card the stamp you have used.

Thanks for joining us at The Sugar Bowl.


Sandra H said...

Marianne, your card is gorgeous x

Sonia said...

Gorgeous card dear Manianne:) Wonderful image:)

Dawn Lancaster said...

Glad you had a good trip Marianne!
Your card is awesome! Just perfect for the Distress It Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

coops said...

so stunning marianne.i love your colouring and gorgeous image :D

xx coops xx

Rebekah said...

Beautiful card Marianne love that image! Glad you had a fab time away I'm always up to my eyes in washing so no change for me lol hugs Rebekah xx

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie so sorry I've not been by as often. So glad you had a fab hol & its awesome that they upgraded your room hun.
Your card is super duper gorgeous I love this image, its better as well now its in digi.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

craftyeyes said...

beautiful card fab image thanks for sharing with us at 2sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy x

Sarah said...

great colours and a fab image - a wonderful modern festive card. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Sarah.

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Marianne, what a gorgeous Simply Sassy girl - and I love your colouring of her in her red outfit, she looks fab, love the gold bits too - and wow, those papers are scrummy, Big Hugs, Teresa x

Lynsey said...

Wow love this card Marianne! Your fabric from Ally Pally goes so well!
Hugs Lynsey x

Nat said...

I love everything about this card Marianne, gorgeous image coloured perfectly, fab embellishments & great colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at J & C Creations this month.