Sunday 9 December 2012

Ice Skating Don

We had no internet access again yesterday and it's a little bit iffy today, fingers crossed I don't loose you before I can press the publish button!  This is another Marianne card with the skates die that I recently won and the freebie Skating Don stamp from the Papercrafts Essential magazine.  In addition I've used papers from Eline's Scandinavian Winter paper bloc and diecut the snowflakes from scraps of blue card.  Then I've stamped the little red snowflakes that came on the Eline's Owls clear set of stamps across the cream paper layer and finished off with the little red gems. This card is a lot less fussy than some I've made recently but hopefully still works ok.  The Marianne dies on this card then are the skates LR0247, and snowflakes LR0123 amd CR1227.

I don't tend to do much on the inside of my cards, a little stamped text and maybe a stamped image that doesn't need colouring in.  This time I had a tiny scrap of the paper left after I trimmed for the card so rather than bin it, I stuck it inside under the text that originally I'd planned for the front, but it didn't look right, and finally added the stamped snowflakes along the bottom edge.

The Winter Wonderland blog have a red and blue colour theme so I can enter with them this week, and the My Time To Craft blog as well as the Fab 'n' Funky blog both have a non traditional Christmas colours theme, hopefully red and blue is on the mark for them.  And I just saw on Squirrel's blog that By The Cute and Girly also have a red, white and blue colour challenge for December!  Then there's also the Marianne Design Divas challenge that's still got a few more days left to run with the theme of a card for a gentleman, and seeing as you can enter more than once this will be my second go with them.

It's a miserable day here in Cornwall, and I thought we were supposed to be having a break from all this 'weather' .. .. I need to get a couple of DT cards made for the run up to Christmas then I'll have to start thinking about clearing the table and tidying up the dining area before my guests arrive for the holiday - I'm cooking for 10 this year .. .. that's a lot of veggies to peel and a big turkey to go in the oven!  Sometime this week I'll have to start thinking about a tree .. .. not sure if a real one or go buy a fake one .. .. I do like the real ones but they are getting so expensive and the fake ones are getting better looking and cheaper each year - decisions, decisions!


  1. Great card and there's so many things I love about it! That image is so, so cute... love the way his hair and scarf are flying out behind him and the icy glitter. The airmail envelope is a great way to add a layer and those snowflakes are perfect with the red gems. The skate die makes a perfect embellie and I really like the background paper.

  2. Gorgeous card the image is adorable and I love the layout. Caroline xxx

  3. What a beautiful card Annie.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  4. wow beautiful card .. love the colour combo.. i have that die ad stamp - both unused as yet!!
    Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week
    Lisa x

  5. So adorable hun, wonderful colours and layout, simply gorgeous. Hugs Sxx

  6. This card is gorgeous!!
    Hugs Nicolet

  7. I have that image! I need to ink it up, you've inspired me! Super card, and the interior decorations are also lovely!

    love Mags B x

  8. Hi Annie, this is a fab image and love the skates die. Great layout.
    I have an artificial one now the girls have grown up, less mess to clear!
    Hugs Sue W.

  9. Gorgeous card, great image and I love the die cut skates. Thanks for joining us this week at My Time To Craft.
    Kim xXx

  10. Lovely Christmas card, cute image. Thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week.

    Pat xx

  11. I love this skates die! Congrats on your win! It goes so beautifully with this fabulous image. A lovely card! Hugs, Lesley

  12. OMG!!! I just adore your fun design my friend!! I love the skates hanging and the sweet image! :) Congrats on your win my friend!! HUGS

  13. Your christmas card is so lovely. Thanks for joining us at By the Cute and Girly.
    Hugs, Uta

  14. Super card!!!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at By The Cute & Girly’s Red, White & Blue challenge and good luck!

    Tammy, BTC&G DT from Créations LaDiva :) xx

    I have some candy on my blog, you are more than welcome to join and thank you if you already have ☺

  15. Fabulous card Annie - I got this freebie set of stamps, just haven't gotten around to using them. I love what you did with them and well done on winning the skates die, perfect for this design. I do love the papers from this pack you've been using this year. Very pretty decoration inside your card too.



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