Monday, 17 December 2012

A very special stamp

You may be intrigued by my post title today. The reason this is such a special stamp is that my good friend Lynsey used it on the first Christmas card she ever gave me a few years ago. So that's one reason it is so special but the reason I remember it is that I had never seen stamped images using Promarkers before. This was some time before I began blogging. It started my love affair with stamping, Promarkers, Sugar Nellie and Elisabeth Bell stamps. Previously I had been making cards with peeloffs (urgh), stickers etc. Unfortunately it was an image somebody gave to her so she couldn't stamp it for me. The stamp hasn't been available for many years but I often look on eBay for SN stamp and when I saw this just had to bid for it and I won it for just £3.50, brand new as well. 

I have used some lovely new papers I treated myself to, Echo Park Winter Wishes. The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons, wooden embellie darkened with Di Vintage Photo and the tree is a Marianne die, another new purchase. This is the card I gave to Lynsey on Sunday.
I have used this great sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Marianne's Design Divas It's Christmas 
Sparkles Christmas Button or bow 
Stamping Sensations Treemendous 
Songbird Merry Christmas Everybody 
Creative Inspiration Contemporary Christmas colours 
Charisma Christmas makes


Squirrel x said...

Oh hun, what a lovely reason to want that adorable stamp! Gorgeous card too. Hugs Sxx

brenda said...

It's always interesting to know how peeps got into crafting and what got them hooked on stamping, thanks for sharing your story.

And how nice you eventually managed to get hold of the stamp which you have made into gorgeous Christmas card.

It's great to see you at Penny Black and More challenge this month, thanks for joining in.

B x

julie_woolston said...

Absolutely gorgeous Marianne, love the image.

Hugs Julie x

Jackie said...

A delightful stamp and a beautiful card :o)
Jackie xx

Lynsey said...

Aww what a lovey post Marianne! Who would have thought that one card would have started your love of stamps and colouring! Thank you so much for your card, it really is lovely!
Hugs Lynsey x

rachel said...

gorgeous card Marianne - and such a fab story too - its nice when things work out! Hugs Rachel x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a special stamp for you to buy and I can see why you love it. Your colouring is fabulous and I love the papers.

Hugs Sue

Caroline said...

This is so special Marianne and I can see why you love it. The layout is so beautiful and you have coloured the image beautifully. Caroline xxx

mulberry station said...

Marianne, I love your post. How delightful that you were able to find this stamp and purchase it. So very lucky...It is such an adorable image. Thanks for sharing your story and this gorgeous card.
Nancy SSW-DT

Heide said...

Beautiful work. Love the dies as well as you darling image. Happy you could join us at SSW.
Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

Vicky said...

This is gorgeous sweetie & I love this sweet stamp. I found sugar nellie 2 & half years ago, I didnt even craft then or anything so I thought they were some kind of sweet when I came across a blog one day lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Marianne...haven't been around much over the past week so just having a nose around your blog to see what you have been up to...lots of lovely new creations...


pinky said...

Lovely story Marianne and get end to the journey. I love that little stamp and your card is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

jackiescrafts said...

A gorgeous card and a great story behind it too.
Thank you for joining in at Sparkles forum Christmas challenge

Jackie x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Marianne. I love the stamp, they look adorable, and what a lovely memory.
Lorraine x

sweetbloominscraps said...

Congrats on being able to get your first digi stamp! Your card is lovely and I adore your embellishments too! Thanks for joining us at SSW!
Merry Christmas!

Vicky said...

What a beautiful wee stamp Marianne..and I love the colours you have chosen too hun..:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

P.s...thank you so much for my gorgeous card...:o)

Kathie said...

Wow Marianne, congratulations on winning on ebay what a nice surprise to finally get the image that you wanted. Love your card sweet image and I adore your colour combo. Great embellishments for the perfect finishing touches to a lovely card. Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a great New Year.
Kathie SSW-DT

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Marianne, love the sweet image and scrummy design & details.

Donna x

mags said...

A lovely card Marianne and such a lovely stamp to start your love of stamping.

Sally Dube said...

Super sweet card - darling image and I love all the stripes!! So glad you played along with us here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!
Blessings to you!!
Sally SSW-DT

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous cute card.

coops said...

so stunning marianne.gorgeous sweet image and your design is fab :D

xx coops xx

NGCARDS said...

A great Christmas creation! Thanks for playing along at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Linda Anderson said...

OH my, this is one adorable card!! And what a sweet story to go along with it too. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


Sharon Basel said...

A darling image indeed and so glad you found it! Your card is adorable Marianne! I love your tree and snowflake embellishments. Beautifully done! Thanks for joining us at SSW!

* Shaz * said...

A brilliant creation!

Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges & Sparkles Monthly this time
Good luck in the draw

Shaz x

Francesca said...

beautiful, thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month and good luck!


Tineke said...

Superleuk is je kerstkaart.
Dank je wel voor het meedoen bij MDD.
Een fijne jaarwisseling.
Groetjes Tineke