Saturday 29 December 2012


Hello again! I am back after my festive break with the family and running late for my DT card for this week's anything goes challenge on Cute Card Thursday.  Our sponsor for this challenge is Heather's Hobbie Heaven with a $10 gift certificate for our winner. 

I started working on this creation in odd moments over the past few days as my entry to the Marianne Design Challenge for a wiebelkaart .. ... My translator wasn't too sure about that word, but after looking at the fabulous examples from the design team I sussed that it was some kind of semi circle card .. .. remember the Weebles - they wobbled but didn't fall down .. .. the boys had them for Christmas 30 years or so ago!  I kept it simple, although some of the examples are far more complicated with different cuts and layers, I drew around a plate to get my circle then simply folded it in half and covered the front with MD paper and a lace trim.  I got to use some of my new dies, Christmas pressies from the boys and Mum, along with some of the old favourites. These are the Marianne Design products I've used on this card:

patterned paper - Eline's Warm Winter Wishes bloc PB7039
stamp - Snoejes HM9439
large flower - LR0105
centre of large flower, small flowers and tiny leaves - CR1210
skeleton leaves - LR0156
butterflies - LR0158
hearts - LR0159
pretty scallop background and text layers - LR0180

I've stamped the image with brown Momento then coloured with Copics, mostly E40s as I didn't want any one particular part of the card to outshine another.  To finish things off I've made the ivory pearls with the Wacco pearl maker pen although I got them a little too close together on the butterflies and some have joined up, but I think it works ok as they look like the abdomen. The text is by LOTV, again stamped with brown Momento and I've bent the petals on the large main flower to give a little extra dimension, the flowers are cut from Coredinations card and it's a bit thick for bending but just about works ok.

I have a lot of catching up to do, but I have to share what I've just seen on the Anja Design blog .. .. if you love the detailed lace/trellis dies that Anja has designed for Marianne, then you are going to adore her new dies coming out soon - just go and drool over the fabulous samples and see if you agree with me .. .. that little sunshade is so cute!

The Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge is to show your furry friends so as my card has a little dog in the image I can enter with them.

I'm not sure if I will get around to blogging again for a day or two as my granddaughter is still with us and I'm not getting much free time.  Plus my style is leaning towards more detailed cards with pretty diecut layers and I find it takes me longer to put something together - so you may not see so many creations from me in the next year but hopefully I can make them worth seeing once I finally get around to blogging!

Here's to us then, Have a Very Happy New Year - and a fabulous, fun and crafty 2013.


  1. oh this is gorgeous .. an i cant stop thinking weebles wobble but they don't fall down lol... showing my age now !
    Hope you had a lovely Christma and all the best for 2013
    Lisa x

  2. Hi Annie
    Fabulous creation, adorable image and design. Love the shape too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  3. Love this card Annie! I like the shape, the image and all the dies in the pinks with the little bits of red... cute, cute, cute!

  4. Oh wow what a precious creation Annie!! Love the pinks and fabulous die cut images as well as the card design! Happy New Year friend! :) Thanks for sharing!! Have a happy day! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki*
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  5. Fabulous card Annie. I'm loving your new style with more detailed cards and lovely layers.

    I had a look at Anja Design blog. Her samples are stunning. Love them.

    Kat xx

  6. what a sweet card Annie, love the colours you have used

  7. This wiebelkaart is gorgeous Annie!
    Hugs Nicolet

  8. Sweet card! Thanks for joining us at MDchallenge!
    Greetz Boukje.

  9. Beautiful card you have created for the challenge in MD.
    Nice that you participate.
    Greetings Thea DT Challenge blog MD.

  10. Hi Annie,
    What a sweet card,
    loving your colour combo,
    Heather & Bronwyn x x

  11. Oh Annie just a gorgeous card you made in pink.
    Thank you for joining us.


  12. Beautiful card.
    Thanks you for joining us.

    MD blog.

  13. A very nice Wiebelcard !!! Nice colors.
    Thank yuo for joining us.

    Mieke, MD Challenge blog

  14. This is so cute! I love that stamp

  15. super leuke wiebelkaart
    bedankt voor het meedoen
    groetjes jolanda bongers
    dt challenge blog md

  16. Het is 'n hele mooie kaart geworden.
    Leuk dat je meedoet aan de challenge.

    MD challenge blog.

  17. Thank you for sharing your Furry Friends card with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday - love the shape
    Debbie xx

  18. Just gorjuss hun, thanks for sharing it with us at Fussy & Fancy this week.
    Shell xx

  19. WOW! What a gorgeous Pink creation! Your image is adorable and I love the Marianne dies! Great job!
    Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

  20. Congratulations Annie you've been hand picked as one of our top 5 over at Fussy and Fancy in our "furry friends" challenge. Please pop over to the challenge blog to pick up your badge :-)

    xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx



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