Monday, 7 January 2013


I woke up early Saturday morning with a really sore throat and have felt pretty poorly all weekend. Saturday night when I really needed a good sleep I had the worst night I have had for a long time. The longest I slept at a time was 40 minutes. I have scheduled this post so hope I am feeling a bit better today.

I just love this Sugar Nellie image from Elisabeth Bell entitled Snowflake. This is my first Christmas card for 2013 and there will be more every month I promise you. I need to make a lot of them as I send only handmade cards and also sell a lot. This one will definitely be for me to send as I love the delicate colours and if I don't start on saving a few for me then my box will be empty come December. 

She has been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and I've used a Sakura clearstar pen for the spots and snowflakes and added a little Stickles for snow. The backing paper was a freebie, the others are The Snowman. Did you see The Snowman and The Snowdog at Christmas? I absolutely loved it and recorded it so I can watch it again. Oops, back to my card. The tree and snowflake were cut with Marianne dies and the border with an MB die.
The Sugar Bowl 3rd entry using Fiona' fab sketch and this time the option of let it snow 
Marianne's Design Divas It's Christmas 
BTCAG Cute and girly 
Willow Sketchie Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut Santa has gone into hiding (Christmas, no Santa image)
Delicious Doodles Sparkle and shine


debby4000 said...

Oh this is so gorgeous Marianne love the image and the colours. Hope you feel better soon.

Debbie said...

Hi the image and of course the colour. I hope your feeling better soon.
Hugs Debbie x

downrightcrafty said...

hope you feel better soon hun, love the soft lilacs on this one and the sweet image
Hugs Kate xx

Pamela said...

Gorgeous card, so pretty and delicate. Hope you are feeling better today. I had it just before Christmas and couldn't sleep. Got some Night Nurse and that was brilliant - got a good nights sleep.
Get well soon.

Pam x

mags said...

A gorgeous card Marianne in some lovely soft non traditional colours. The image is so cute. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Kelly Lloyd said...

Hello Marianne,

Hope you are feeling better today.

Your card is gorgeous, loving those colours and beautiful dies.

I really should keep doing Christmas cards too, but not made any this year yet..

Hugs Kelly

Christine Harrop said...

This is beautiful Marianne. Like you I send only handmade card - more than 80 - and also make some for my sister and a few friends. My resolution for 2013 is to start extremely early and maybe make a couple a week. I have a friend who does all hers in January then forgets about Christmas!! Don't think I'll go that far!! Love from Christine x

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, Wowzers a stunning creation, huggles Pops x x x

Roberta M said...

What a delicious card!

Seafield Jo said...

This is a beautiful card Marianne, I too love the colours and I love the dies you've used too.

I really enjoyed the Snowman and the Snow Dog, my daughter did too.

I hope you are feeling much better today, it seems there are a lot of bugs about at the moment.

Jo x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Marianne. Love the image and pretty colours.
Hope you feel better soon.
Lorraine x

julie_woolston said...

This is beautiful Marianne, I have started my Christmas cards too.
I hope you are feeling better today.

Hugs Julie x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a beautiful card, I love the image and delicate colours.
I loved the Snowman and Snowdog even though it made me cry!!
I hope you are feeling better soon
Sue xx

rachel said...

gorgeous card Marianne - love the image and the diecuts are just fab xx

Margreet said...

Hope you're feeling better, Marianne!
Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with Willow Sketchie! We hope to see you next challenge again!
xxx Margreet

Sonia said...

Hi Marianne
You did an amazing creation, great job! Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge. Good Luck!~
-Sony WSC-DT

*I hope you are feeling much better today*

Debbie said...

Absolutely beautiful Marianne, the image is adorable!!
Debbie x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Marianne - love the colours and the fabulous snowflake border die. Hugs, Claire x

Debbi Glennie said...

oh so pretty Marianne, have to say Snowflake is a favourite of mine. Hope you're feeling better

Whisper said...

Absolutely gorgeous and am so loving the soft colour.

I too recorded the Snowman and the Dog - purely for 6 year old son, oops did i mean me !!!, and did you watch the making of it too?, Luv Sam x

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Marianne, love the sweet image and very pretty details. Hope you feel better soon hun.

Donna x

coops said...

so beautiful marianne.gorgeous lilac colours and i love the sweet image.
i hope you are feeling better soon :D

xx coops xx

Sandra H said...

This is gorgeous Marianne Love the colours you've used and image totally stunning x

Wendy said...

So gorgeous Marianne, love the sweet image and colours.
Hope you feel better soon.
Wendy xx

Krafty Kows said...

Beautiful card. Jeanette

Nonni said...

This is really beautiful. I love the monochrome color scheme and your coloring is real pretty too. Thanks for joining us this week at Willow Sketchie challenge, I hope to see you coming back!

Pami said...

Another super card Marianne, love the colours on this.

Hope you feel better soon.

Thanks for sharing with us at EBW this month.

Pami x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Marianne I do hope that you are feeling better today. I want to thank you for your congratulations on my competition win I still can't believe it, lol. This is one beautiful creation the soft colours are perfect for this darling cutie, I have this stamp and she does have a special place in my heart, a superb design.
lorraine x

kingsharon1967 said...

Beautiful card.Lovely colours. Thank you for entering it in the WIllow Sketchie challenge. Sharon K WSC DT

Hazel said...

Such a sweet image and a gorgeous card - love the die cuts and the colours - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 106 - you could also enter this into my new CHNC challenge extra for January - I'd love to see it there too. x

Fiona said...

this is so sweet...fabby colour combo too!!

Thanks for joining us at The Sugar bowl.


Kellylouj said...

This is so adorable I just love it! Thank so much for sharing at Willow Sketchie this week.

Kelly x

Suzi said...

This is adorable Marianne, love that sweet snowflake image and your design. Thank you for joining us at Marianne Design Divas. Good luck!
Suzi x

Brigitte said...

Just gorgeous!!! Love all the sparkles and this sweet image! Thanks for joining us this month at BTC&G and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

Mary Lou said...

Marianne this is sooo cute!!! I too adore this image and so glad it was brought Back in sales at EH Australia:). Love all the sweet dies you used on this card to compliment the image. Thanks for joining in the snowflake challenge at EBWorld
Bigg hugs

Rose said...

Marianne, your softly colored snowflake girl looks fabulous on this pretty snow-themed card. So glad to see your entry at the Elisabeth Bell's World "Fluffy White Snowflakes" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

Pysselbus said...

Absolutely stunning take on our snowflake-challenge! It looks amazing with the snowy border!! Thank's for joining us at EBWC this month!