Monday, 8 January 2018

Magazine commision


Yesterday was the first day for a few years that I didn't post on my blog.  I expect to post most days this year but I haven't had much time to craft lately with the Christmas break and doing other things.  I stepped down from paper Creator DT a couple of months ago so am now only on two Design Teams, Pink Gem and LOTV. I have decided to stick with just those two for the moment unless something else really interesting comes along. I have also decided to take on less magazine commissions for a while. I have so many things I want to make and so many unused stamps. I am also determined to get more scrapbook layouts made and make Christmas cards all year round too.

I am however delighted to be making cards for Crafts Beautiful magazine again this year and this one was made for the edition which was published yesterday. I love the Penny Black hedgie babies and made this one suitable for a boy or girl. The papers are from The Works, lace from Crafty Ribbons, flowers from Wild Orchid.  I coloured the image with Copics and used a Lawn Fawn stitched circle die. The wooden heart was covered with white Wink of Stella.

Challenges
Creative Inspirations new (baby) 
Dies R Us anything goes using a Dies R Us die (Lawn Fawn) 
Simon Says something new (baby)
Allsorts Something new (baby) 

30 comments:

Glennis said...

So pretty with the cute hedgies

meg said...

Beautiful

brenda said...

It's a real beauty Marianne in lovely soft colours and so fitting for our themes, as you know I am jot one for doing cute style cards but I do make an exception for this lovely stamp as it just perfect for new babies. My thanks for joining in at both Allsorts and Penny Black and More challenges.

I have taken much the same stance with DT and magazine work this last year, one can only do so much and if we are not careful we are left with little time to do what we actually enjoy.

B x

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Marianne, I love this cute image.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Pollard Carole said...

Such a pretty card and that heart with the white wink of stella looks so good. This crafting life can take over if you are not careful you are doing the right thing spending more time on the things that you love. Love and hugs Carole x

Diane said...

Really sweet Marianne, glad to hear you are going to do more scrapbooking !! I wish more people would take it up and preserve memories than have them sitting on their phones....

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Marianne and I love this sweet image

Anne

Christine Dol said...

This is probably one of my favourite images....so adorable Marianne. You have done such an adorable job!

Darlene said...

So adorable!!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes DRU’ challenge at Dies R Us! Good Luck and Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

scrAPpamondo said...

Sooooo cute!!! Really adorable! Congrats for the publication!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such a cutie Marianne.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

cuilliesocks said...

Too sweet Marianne, wonderful design and colours, beautiful colouring too, Kate x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Your card is beautiful as always Marianne,
Pretty embellishing too..
Xx

Ellibelle said...

A beautiful creation, loving the design! This Penny Black stamp is perfect for a new baby card and our something new challenge at penny black and More. Thanks so much for joining us!

Gina Knott said...

Awww this is so cute. I love the gorgeous hedgehog and the papers and design is beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Hugs
Gina xx

Wendy L said...

So sweet Marriane, thanks for joining us at Allsorts. Xxx

misteejay said...

Happy New Year to you Marianne.
Lovely card - I agree, the PB Hedgies are adorable. Love all the things that you have been posting over the holiday period. I left the PC turned off for most of the Christmas/New Year period to give myself a bit of a break and I was able to get a fair bit of crafting done - just need to get things photographed (something that I forgot to do with a lot of my makes in the run-up to Christmas LOL).
Toni xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Marianne, love the cute hedgy and pretty colours
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

A pretty card Marianne, such a sweet image.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Lisa said...

This is so sweet!! I love the adorable image!! The flowers are beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Janice said...

A pretty card, I love the PB image and the flower frame.
Janice x

Carol S. said...

A cute card and a pretty design. I haven't done much blogging since Christmas, as I decided to have a rest from it and catch up on my orders. I even managed to post a card today!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

An adorable image and card.
Lorraine

Liz said...

Lovely card, Marianne, the image is so cute. xx

Debra K. said...

What a cute baby card! I love the PB hedges too. Hope you enjoy having more time for the things you want to do. Debra x

NGCARDS said...

This is a fantastic creation! Thanks for playing along at Creative Inspirations this month! xxx

Valerija said...

It's adorable !!!
Valerija xx

Maria said...

What a darling card with sweet image! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us this month!

Fikreta said...

so lovely card!

laurie said...

This is so sweet! Darling image!Thanks for playing along at the Dies R Us Challenge, so happy to have you join us!