Tuesday, 15 December 2015


It's time for the last Marianne Design Divas challenge of 2015, so wishing you all a Merry Christmas.  Our challenge is an easy one, anything goes but to use at least 3 different MD products, and our sponsor this time is Bunny Zoe's crafts as well as Marianne Design.  Stop by the MD Divas blog to read all about it.

As my regular followers will know, I've not been crafting much lately.  Mum is improving slowly after the stroke, but now has been diagnosed with an early duodenal cancer, but only time will tell .. ..

I have managed to add some sparkle and festivity to the mdf NOEL I've had since last year and you may have seen as work in progress a couple of posts back with my altered jars.  Here it is finished with lots of different Marianne Design die cuts to embellish the painted and sparkled mdf.

Marianne Design die cuts I've used
LR0392 snowy icicles
LR0286 pine cones and twigs
LR0255 maple leaves
LR0128 fantasy flower and skeleton leaves
LR0122 poinsettia straight
LR0111 stamens
I also used MD clear diamond gems for the centres of the flowers.

And here's a couple of close ups of the floral die cut embellishments

On this side there's a poinsettia and a fantasy flower, both die cut from vellum then the veins embossed.  I've sparkled the edges of the poinsettia and the stamens on the fantasy flower with Stardust Stickles.  You can also see the skeleton leaves I've cut from a thick green vellum scrap I had so they stand out on their own.

The main embellishment in the middle of the NOEL is more of the same flowers.  The icicles, pine cones and maple leaves I've cut from sparkly card, the twigs from thick blue pearl card in my stash. I had a short length of shimmery organza ribbon in my stash so tied a bow and stuck that in the middle of the embellishment.

It's a very sparkly project and looks fabulous with candle T-lights sat across the bottom, but they were distracting from the picture and the camera wasn't focusing properly with them, so please use your imagination.

The Die Cuttin' Divas blog challenge is anything Christmas goes, so I can enter my NOEL display with them.

Thanks for stopping by, I'm not ignoring anyone, I just need a little time out.


  1. Oh my, this is absolutely beautiful! xx

  2. Hallo Annie,
    deze creatie is super!

    bonjour Annie,
    cette création est superbe !

  3. That is so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


  4. Wow! Absolutely Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at DieCuttinDivas.

  5. This is truly a beautiful project! I'm sure it looks gorgeous in person!

    Thank you for joining us at Die Cuttin Diva's!


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