Monday, 29 July 2013

A very frilly Frilly Christmas card!

Well I didn't get to press the button yesterday for this card, and Mat spent time with my machine in bits to try and see what was slowing thing down .. .. he will be getting a few extra 'bits and bobs' for it then fingers crossed I will be speeding along nicely.  Unlike the car .. .. but that's another story!

So, here is my next Frilly creation, and I went to town rather on the decoration taking my inspiration from Neline Plaisier's Christmas designs in the Marianne Design the Collection brochure #7 on page 6.  I've used my new ivy, snowflake and flower dies - will give you the list of numbers at the end. My base card is again cut with the Go Kreate large frame Filly #10 and the paper on the top is from my scrap box - I think it was probably a magazine freebie some time ago.  I am trying very hard to use up the paper stash .. .. The image is cut out with a Nestie circle and matted with a couple of scallop circles, then behind that I have a Marianne Design circle with the embossed areas inked with dark blue chalk ink.

The image is a little mouse from the Penny Black clear set Holly Day Critters, coloured with Copics, with a pearl pen to create the snowflakes and stardust Stickles over the ice patch.  I've also added a blob of stardust Stickles to the centre of my snowflakes too and used a pearl pen to add the white pearls to the centre of the flowers.  I've inked the ivy sprays, some more than others, and the flowers with the dark blue chalk ink and found just enough dark blue paper to cut the snowflakes, although I think they would have looked better if not quite so dark.

Here's the list of Marianne Design dies I used on this card:

large circle from LRO141
ivy corners CR1253
flowers from CR1251
snowflake from COL1330

The Totally Gorjuss blog challenge is Christmas in July, Addicted to Stamps would like to see lots of layers, and over at Charisma Cardz they want you to make your own embellishments, well I nearly always do!


  1. Gorgeous Christmas Card. The image is so cute and your colouring is brilliant. The die cut snowflakes are wonderful and the colour combinations are great.


  2. This is gorgeous Anne, love the cute mouse, fab shape and colours. Hugs, Claire x

  3. What a fab, happy card this is! The image makes me smile... that little mouse has so much joy dancing in the snow. Gorgeous colours and layout too.

  4. Woo-hoo, what a fun and happy card. Just love all the details and elements.

  5. So beautiful Annie, love the die cut snowflakes!

  6. Aawww this is beautiful Annie! Just adore the little mouse and love all the fabulous dies too!

  7. Hi Annie, this is gorgeous hun, fab cute image and layout and those dies are super, love the snowflake and ivy mmmm.... feel a spend coming on ha ha!!
    Hope your get sorted .
    Hugs Sue W.

  8. Adorable, gorgeous card.

  9. Fab card, love your image and layout, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz, hugs, Sarah x

  10. Gorgeous christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week. Stop by later today for a new challenge! :-)

  11. Beautiful card Annie, your new die is fabulous


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