Tuesday, 13 November 2012


When I saw that Belles and Whistles was sadly closing down and the were offering 50% discount on their stamps I just had to buy some Elisabeth Bell ones as I love her images. This is the first one I have used. I don't seem to have made many blue and white cards this Christmas simply because I don't have that many Christmas papers in those 2 colours. These are all old papers, the vellum I bought at a show years ago. The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons, sentiment from Crafty Sentiments. The image has been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and die cut with a Nestie. To achieve her faded jeans I used a blender very quickly after the blues before they had time to dry. Loads of glitter and a Sakura bluestar pen for plenty of glitz. The snowflakes were made with a MS punch and Centura pearl card. I don;t think I have ever used white glitter card with the Marianne poinsettia dies before but I really like it with blue Centura pearl holly leaves. Try punching leaves in different colours to match your card, green wouldn't have looked right at all.
Bunny Zoe Winter 
Elisabth Bell's World Glitter, glimmer and shine 
Charisma Feeling Blue 
Delightful Let it snow 
Paperplay Snowflakes


Jackie said...

What a beautiful card, blue and white is great for Christmas/winter cards. Great design, it all fits together so well :o)
Jackie xx

La Vikinga said...

Hi! I also like the colour choice! Great card with snowflakes and glitter

Caroline said...

Marianne this is gorgeous the image is adorable and is coloured beautifully. The layout and colours are fabulous. Caroline xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Pretty card and a gorgeous image like your layout Marrianne


Squirrel x said...

Love the clean fresh feel of blue and white and this is simply a gorgeous example of how stunning it can be! Love it. Hugs Sxx

rachel said...

A gorgeous card Marianne - really lovely blues and a grat layout and image! Hugs rachel xx

Cat's sCrap said...

Lovely card. Magnificent work of colours on your character. Simple and clean as I like !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Vicky said...

Beautiful card sweetie love the blue, its lush.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Seafield Jo said...

A beautiful card Marianne, your colouring is fabulous and I love the papers.

Jo x

Pami said...

Beautiful card Marianne, I am using loads of blue on my cards this year for some reason!! Love it. Pami x

Pami said...

Should also have said thanks for sharing with us at EBW this month! Good luck honey! Pami x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Marianne. I love the sweet image and the colour scheme is so pretty


Crafty Kitten said...

Gorgeous card Marianne. Love the whole blue and white thing!!
Dawn xx

Linda said...

What a lovely card
hugs Linda

Kelly Lloyd said...

Love the blues on this Marianne and those gorgeous papers too.


julie_woolston said...

Beautiful card Marianne, gorgeous colours and image.

Hugs Julie x

Sonia said...

Wonderful card dearest Marianne^_^
This image is sweet^_^
(Nothing arrived)

Lisa said...

Hi Marianne, Gorgeous card! Such a pretty Elisabeth Bell image and I love the blue colour combo.

Lisa x

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card Marianne, love the image and gorgeous blues, very pretty.


Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Marianne. I love all the blues, and the fabulous image, she looks great.
Lorraine x

Céline said...

fab card, love the transparant effect!
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week

Joey said...

Marianne this is super cute hunny, love the blues. Joey x

Lisa Jane said...

OOh love the icy blue colours
Lisa x

Sandra H said...

Ahhhhh Marianne, Totally stunning and what striking blue you have used on the card and image truly lovely x

Donna Mosley said...

So gorgeous Marianne, a very sweet image, coloured so beautifully and the details are so pretty.

Donna x

pinky said...

That is a shame Marianne but you choose well. Its a gorgeous card.

coops said...

so gorgeous marianne.i love the blue and fab sweet image :D

xx coops xx

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Marianne. Love that sweet image and the pretty shades of blue, fab sparkly flower too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Tessa en Anke said...

Beautiful card Marianne,
hugs Anke

Debs said...

Beautiful card Marianne - love the sweet image and fabulous colouring.
Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week.
Good luck
Debs xx

Debs said...

Beautiful card Marianne - love the sweet image and fabulous colouring.
Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week.
Good luck
Debs xx

Annie said...

a lovely frosty blue festive card and love the touches of sparkle!
hugs, annie x

Mary Lou said...

Marianne this is Extremely Gorgeous!!!! My fave color is blue so........I LOVE IT!!!!!!! :) Hey great ideas here---the vellum, the glitter, the centura pearl paint, just lots of inspiration and oh yes great buy on BnW stamp ;) Thanks so much for joining in the fun at EBWorld and Bunny zoe Crafts---Good luck in both!!

Lynda Nielsen said...

Awwww this is just precious! I'm loving all the blue... And your glimmer and shimmer is gorgeous! What a great take on this months EB World Challenge. I love your great buy from Belles 'n Whistles, I love the Snowbaby collection so much, and this little cutie is one of my all time favorites! I LOVE what you've done...
Thanks for joining us for the EBWorld Challenge.
Best of Luck

alethea said...

Gorgeous Winter card!!! Thanks for joining us at EBW! HUgsxx

Pysselbus said...

Wow!! Love this - you really made your creation sparkle!! And I adore Christmas cards in blue.... Just darling!!

Thank you for sharing it with us at EBW this month!