Wednesday 30 September 2015

Pastel Winter Wishes

Here's a card I made a while ago but haven't gotten around to sharing with you. The stamp is by Nellie's Choice called sharing a present - I don't think they are available anymore but there are similar designs at Funky Kits/Sugar Nellie.

I've coloured her with my Copics and added touches of glitter, then cut her out with one of the dies in Marianne Design set LRO279 - Petra's Ornaments. I must admit that it is a die set that I rarely use, I got it because I loved the samples that I saw .. .. but then it's stuck at the back of the box.  This is the plainer backing die I've used here, and I think works and gives a bit of added interest without having to do lots of matting and layering.  What do you think?

Here's the card so you can see better:

It's another 5"x7" in landscape and I've used a rather busy paper matted with plain green card then kept embellishments to a minimum in the hope it'll go through the narrow post slot.  The ric rac is the last sparkly bit in my stash so I will have to look out for some more, then I've die cut the trees, holly sprays and flowers, and finished off with lots of pink gems. Oh, and I nearly forgot the little die cut bow, it and the flowers are cut from pearl paper so have some shimmer to them too.

The Marianne Design dies I used to embellish this card were:

I am still feeling very under the weather, just can't seem to shift the cough and now have what seems like a second head cold starting up .. .. really I need a holiday but that ain't going to happen.  So far my almost obsessive hand washing has saved Mum from the bugs, but it's hard work looking after someone 24/7 when you aren't feeling on form.  The housework has gone by the by .. .. and so has the garden although I have managed to dead head the roses as it's been lovely and sunny here in Cornwall - just wish I could enjoy it more.

Righteo, I have found a couple of challenges I can enter with my card, Fab 'n' Funky is anything Christmas, and at Die Cutting Divas it's anything goes. Oh! and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge theme is 'stick it down' - yep, it's all stuck down!

Thank you for stopping by to take a peek, I hope you will come back again!


  1. Your card is beautiful Annie. What pretty colours. It sounds as if you're having a hard time at the moment. I hope that you are soon feeling better. Barbxx

  2. Gorgeous, beautiful and so cute card.

  3. Oh wow, this is such a gorgeous card. Love that image and your soft pastel colouring. An utterly perfect card for our Christmas challenge this week. Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, so glad you did. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

  4. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 248 - hope to see you again soon x


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