Saturday, 17 October 2015

Two little cards for Marianne Design

The latest challenge over on the Marianne Design blog is to make 2 little cards size 10cmx10cm - that's around 4" square in imperial measurements.  The cards don't have to be the same, but can be if you want.

Here are mine.  I've made a base from dark kraft card then used Carnation White card with a little texture and pretty paper from the Marianne Design Victorian Vintage paper pack, and I've distressed the edges to keep with the vintage theme.  I'll show them each to you individually, but first here's the insides:

More of the same papers with a bit of fussy cutting embellishment on one, and for the other I die cut the round doily die and inked with Wheat chalk ink.

The sentiment is an old magazine freebie and I've stamped that with Perfect Plumeria chalk ink, I think it's more burgundy than plum.

Onto the individual details then:

For the 'Mum' card I cut my patterned paper out with the Marianne Design Elegant square die, the plain outer edge one.  I've added a snippet of Vintage lace called stars, along with a tiny organza bow, and above that is a snippet of pearl trim.

Mum is stamped and die cut from Marianne Design Vintage Alphabet set, with a snippet of Marrakesh trellis underneath, and a little butterfly to finish off.  The body of the butterfly is one of the oval pearls from the trim so matches perfectly!

The next card:

On this card I've die cut the Marianne Design fancy square from the Carnation White, and there are some embossed areas but I didn't ink .. .. so hard to see.  In the centre of the square is a little piece of the paper with a snippet of Scallop Vintage Lace and pearl trim in white, I must order some in ivory as that might have looked better.

Under that is the stamped and die cut candy heart from Marianne Design finished off with a small satin bow and another little butterfly fluttering in at the bottom corner.

I hope you like my little creations, I was getting bored with Christmas already! And, I am still very drawn towards the Shabby Chic style but don't like things too frilly .. .. so this is my version of it.

Crafty Creations theme is 'don't be blue' i.e. no blue allowed, so I can enter my little cards with them, and at Crafty Catz it's anything goes, so I can join in with their challenge too.

Thank you for stopping by, perhaps you would please take time to tick one of the boxes if you don't have time to leave me a comment.


  1. Such a wonderfull cards Annie.
    Thank you for joining our challenge.

    Kind Regards

  2. Lovely cards and great use of the dies and I love how you have decorated the insides as well. Thank you for joining in with the 'Don't Be Blue' challenge at Crafty Creations. Mia - DT Member xx

  3. Very beautiful cards Annie.
    Thank you for joining our challenge.
    Kind regards, Marleen
    MD challenge blog

  4. Gorgeous cards Annie!
    Thanks for joining
    DT MDchallenge blog

  5. Very cute cards !!
    Thank you for joining us.

    Mieke, MD Challenge blog

  6. WOW how stylish and utterly feminine your card set looks...the colors, the papers the die cuts all so pretty
    Dr Sonia

  7. Nice cards Annie!
    Thank you for joining our challenge.
    Kind regards, Ellie
    DT MD challenge blogN

  8. Fab card and thank you for joining us at CRAFTY CATZ in our ATG challenge. Good luck and sorry for the late comment.
    Aunty Sue DT


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