Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Marianne Design Divas April challenge

The next challenge is up on the Marianne Design Divas blog, you have until May 14th to make something with either a Marianne Design stamp or decoupage sheet, and there is a free download available if you don't have either.  Some stunning creations made by my fellow DT ladies so please go take a look at them for inspiration.

Well, I thought that it was about time I started on my Christmas cards! I got these stamps just before the last Christmas but was too busy to play with them at the time, so here they are.  Love Don and Daisy carol singing and the door from the Christmas scenery set is perfect tucked in behind.  There's lots of other stamps in the set that I'll no doubt be adding to my D&D characters too.  I've coloured with my Copic pens, although the subtle shade of green on her hat and dress are looking rather grey, it's also on his scarf with the red stripes.  I had so much trouble taking this picture as it's been sunny here in Cornwall .. .. not that I'm going to complain about sunshine!  I've added a flaky glitter for snow on the ground, steps etc. then for the falling snow I used a pearl pen.  I used a pearl dabber to add snow effects to the branches, pine cones and leaves cut from kraft card for more snowy effects. Here's the card - a twisted easel so another reason for it being difficult to photograph!

Marianne Design products on my card:

Patterned paper Eline's Winter House PB7037
snow card CA3104
stamps: Don and Daisy Carol singing DDS3345, Christmas scenery set DDS3344,
text SF1118
Die cuts:
mini poinsettias LR0142
pine cones and twigs LR0286
ivy corners CR1253
snowflake used as leaves CR1225
Star semi circle CR1293

I hope you will come and join in the fun with us, as always there are two fabulous prizes to be had.

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge is to add texture to your festive creation, I think with my snow glitter shards, pearly falling snow and all the different layers plus die cuts from sparkly card, I've done that so will enter my card with the challenge.


  1. This is so beautiful, lovely image, beautiful colouring and your details are fabulous. Love the starry, circle frame and the frosty poinsettias too.

  2. You've done it again Annie!! Love it!! xx

  3. Wow, I love all the details and texture on this card! Beautiful!

  4. Wow! Beautiful how you have decorated your image! Creative regards, Gina

  5. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 224 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for April - I'd love to see it there too. x


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