Friday 14 December 2012

Totally Papercrafts Sketch

This week on Totally Papercrafts Lisa has designed a sketch for the challenge, and our sponsor is the Digi Stamp Boutique.  This is our last challenge before the Festive Holiday begins in earnest and we take a little break, so here's wishing you all a Happy Christmas.

My card is looking rather washed out as I had to take it under my daylight lamp.  The papers are all from an old Papermania Christmas pad and I've matted with green and ivory card.  The text is a Serendipity Cling stamp inked up with Sahara Sand Versamagic chalk ink, and perhaps I should have gone a little darker but I was keeping to the same ink that I've used to distress the edges of my layers and to colour the embossed areas on my circle die cut.  Anyway, it's a simple little card, a little strip of cotton lace across the join and then the various Marianne die cuts, finally finishing off with the cream pearls made with the Wacco pearlmaker pen.

The Marianne dies I used for this card:
flowers and skeleton leaves - LR0156
stamens from - LR0122
Anya's skeleton leaves - LR0228
spiky spray - LR0192
circle - LR0112

The Cupcake Craft challenge is for a Merry Christmas, while the Anything Goes challenge blog are looking for traditional Christmas colours - I've gone for the traditional red and the green combi!

We are having internet problems again - last night nothing at all and this morning I keep getting the 'no connection to the internet' message.  I'm not sure if it is the weather (howling and torrential rain again) or, perhaps hopefully they are working on the promised upgrade .. .. ..  If you have left me a comment I will try to reciprocate, but please be patient - eventually I'll get back to you!


  1. Gorgeous card sweetie love the flowers.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  2. This is so pretty Annie. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas and New Year. My hubby has the virus that is going around so I hope we are both well for Christmas.


  3. This is so beautiful love the layout and the flowers are gorgeous. Caroline xx

  4. Great card and I really like the dies you've used and the open sections each one has. Those poinsettias are fab!

  5. wow what a beautiful card a very pretty design love the die cuts so different very unique have a great week end...hugs sassyxxxxxxxxxxx

  6. Your card is beautiful! Have a very Merry Christmas!

  7. Beautiful card Annie - so elegant and fabulous rich colours.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Debs xx

  8. gorgeous card Annie, love the die cuts
    Kim x

  9. Stunning Design Card Annie. Sending Merry Christmas Greetings to you and every Good Wish for 2013.
    Hugs from

  10. Hi Annie, love the die cuts and the paper is fab.
    We are having probs with the internet too, it stops working for no reason, have phoned up sooo many times I'm fed up! Good when it works eh.
    Hope you get yours sorted.
    Hugs Sue W.

  11. This is lovely Annie. Love those lovely die cuts. I have to agree that it's really difficult to take photos at this time of year, it often seems dark even in the middle of the day.

    Kat xx

  12. I came across this Poinsettia die recently and wondered what kind of card I could make with it. I must say you have done a terrific job!! A really striking and pretty card, Annie! Hugs, Lesley

  13. This is lovely Annie, I love the great combination of the Marianne's you've used - very effective.

    Stay safe and as dry as you can in this awful weather we're having - think I can feel myself growing gills and webbed feet LOL


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