Friday 2 November 2012

Christmas Notes

I have very exciting news to share with you - I just saw two of my cards on the first page of Marianne's card gallery here - at the moment they are the middle two on the second row from the top.  I often take a look at the gallery for inspiration as there are some stunning works of art on show.

It's been a bit of a stop and start craft day today as I've been grouting in the bathroom and pottering about the house.  I was hoping to have several little bits and pieces finished from ideas in my head, but this is as far as I got - a little notebook with a new cover created from left-overs.  I stuck a piece of Marianne's Warm Winter Wishes paper to the cover then trimmed it, inked the edges with Walnut Stain DI and then went around with Platinum Stickles.  I made a little tag from a scrap of kraft card and a different pp from the same pack, then glued an oddment of lace across the bottom, glued the big cream satin bow that's been sat on my desk for a week or so to the top, then 3d mounted the tag onto the notebook cover. I cut one of my favourite Marianne snowflakes from cream textured card and gave that a distress ink touch before 3d fixing it to the tag, plus adding the little star to the middle that came from my bit jar - it's actually the waste from a Marianne border die.  I stamped the text, also by Marianne, onto yet another piece of pp from the pack then did the same distress ink touch, a couple of mats in kraft and cream, also inked, and a touch of Stickles on the snowflakes - there you have it!

The Cutie Pie challenge is to distress, hopefully they will be happy with a distressed note book rather than a card.  I will try and finish up the other projects in my head to share with you in a day or two, but with family visiting this weekend I'm going to have my hands full!


  1. This is beautiful love the colours. Caroline xxx

  2. congratulations Annie just loving your card
    have a lovely weekend

  3. How wonderful!! Fabulous that snowflake!

  4. Loving your distressed note book Annie. Gorgeous colours and embellishments.

    Congrats on having two cards in Marianne's card gallery. Two gorgeous cards, well done.

    Kat xx

  5. Lovely work thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie challenge, good luck cheers Sue x

  6. Awesome card! Love the details you put on this card, great job...

    Digidarla (xxKimxx)

  7. WOW!! So gorgeous with a bit of Vintage feel to it!! LOVE IT!! HUGS


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