Monday, 4 March 2013

Wee Berry

I didn't managed to complete this card for my GDT spot with Wee Stamps, but this morning I finally added the finishing touches.  This cutie is called Wee Berry, and she is available as a digi here, or as a stamp from Whimsy Stamps.  I've coloured her with my Copic pens to match the bright red and green dp by Marianne Design from the Cosy Christmas and Christmas Wishes Pretty Papers Blocs.  I've matted with Real Red card from SU! but struggled with the green for the holly boughs, luckily I still had a scrap of SU!s Green Galore left that matched the ribbon, and a piece of Glorious Green for the darker leaves. I'm sad that SU! discontinued so many green shades a couple of years back, and the new ones just aren't what I want!  The only one I haven't got is Lucky Limeade from the last lot of In Colours .. .. perhaps it might do - I'll have to see if I can order a pack .. .. ..

Here's the card. Along with the green gross grain ribbon I've added a couple of red buttons, red gems for the centre's of my die cut flowers, and red berries made with the Wacco pearl maker pen.  The Marianne diecuts I used for this card are:

holly boughs LR0244
mini poinsettias LR0142
tag from Winter Wishes set LR0187

I even decorated the inside with a piece of the pretty paper and a diecut scallop oval, although I'm not sure I left enough room for writting!  Around the edge of the oval I stamped a holly bough with a green chalk ink and in the middle a text, both stamps by Marianne.

The Christmas Card challenge is an anything goes theme this time around, the ABC Christmas challenge is up to the letter D for designer papers, while Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge is to use ribbons.  And, Creative Inspirations are looking for buttons and bows, and the Die Cuttin' Divas are playing bingo - my line is the middle vertical with buttons, 3 patterned papers and embossing (on the diecut leaves and flowers).


  1. Very pretty card. Love the image and they way you've designed this with all those fab die cuts.

  2. Oh wow, she's gorgeous Annie.

    Susan xx

  3. Gorgeous card - beautiful cute image and love all the embellishments - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 114 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for March - I'd love to see it there too. X

  4. Oh this is so beautiful Annie.
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

  5. Hi Annie, she's a real cutie and just love all the fab details.
    Hugs Sue W.

  6. Oh what a sweet card! Thanks for sharing it at DCD this week.

  7. I agree about the struggle to match SU greens with Christmas, the selection just never seems quite right. Love how your chard has turned out, despite the green challenge! Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenges and best of luck!


  8. This is gorgeous! I love the banner with the cut-out sentiment, it's really unusual! Fab card!


    love Mags B x

  9. Fabulous card - such a sweet image!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  10. what a brilliant card and thanks for sharing at Creative this week

  11. lovely card, image and papers too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  12. This is so pretty! I love the Wee image and the die cuts.

  13. Gorgeous, or genus, gorgeous ! That is such a sweet image and I love the die cut sentiment. Really lush colours too.

  14. Gorgeous. Hope you're thinking of joining the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge each month. Your Christmas cards are all gorgeous. Hugs, Gail


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