Sunday, 1 July 2012

Another card ... finally

This weekend I finally found some time to craft and make another card. After my holidays, I needed some time to get going again. After a wonderful week in Scotland, with unbelievably warm and sunny weather(25+ degrees and lots of nasty midges) and a couple of days with some friends in the Netherlands I spent another week with my youngest sister in the Netherlands, where it was cold and wet. After that I came back to Crete, where I was welcomed by the summer heat. And it was really hot. So now I'm slowly getting used again to the noises that accompany the summer heat here, such as the noise of the mobile AC unit in my home office (when temperatures in my office rise to over 26 degrees), the cicadas with their deafening sounds outside and the fan in the bedroom at night.
But hey, I'd rather have this weather than the dreadful weather most people are having in Western Europe.

The cute little image on my card, Josie's Mistletoe, is one of the Sweet November Stamps fairwees designed by Amy Young. I fell in love with her as soon as I laid eyes on her at Amy's blog. The great thing is that I won both the stamp and the Echo Park papers plus lots of other goodies, including Amy's wonderful card. Thanks again Amy! I'm so happy I finally got round to using these supplies.

The layout is based on this week's sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches. I love working with sketches, especially if they are pretty straightforward such as the TMS ones. Even more so if I can use them to make Christmas cards and use cute images such as this one. I also love my Viva pearl pens.

The image was coloured with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I got the ribbon from John Lewis in Edinburgh, and the sentiment is from Wild Rose Studio.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sir Stampelot - What's your crafty passion?
Crafter's companion - #26 Ho Ho Ho Christmas
Secret Crafter Saturday - #192 Christmas
The Ribbon Girl - Girlie card


  1. What an absolutely adorable Christmas card. Her sweet little mistletoe looks great with that dimension. I've never heard of pearl pens, sounds cool! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  2. oh this is gorgeous a lovely Christmas creation, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have 1000 follower candy if you are interested :)

  3. Your vacations sounds great Marianne.

    And a super cute card as well.

    Thank you for joining in our 'Crafty Passion' theme at Stampalot Challenge this month.

    B x

  4. A great Christmas card with super embellishments. Thanks for playing along this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

  5. Love the mistletoe and the bow! Thanks for joining in with 52 CCT this week
    Louise x

  6. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

  7. Oh my goodness - what a terrific card! Love those pearls and your bow at the top. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT!~

  8. TOOO CUTE!! LOVE the pearl mistletoe berries!!! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  9. Oh, that's a neat sketch! Love the papers you used too, great Christmas card! Thanks for playing along at 52CCT this week!

  10. Thanks so much for your kind & lovely comments on my blog today - I'm so excited to join the TMS team :)
    I hear you about the hot temperatures - we've had 31-35*C with the humidex adjustment, and it's pretty sticky out :(
    Love the cool feeling of your Christmas card, with that cute fairy & the pearl pen! (I would never ever let go of a pearl!)

  11. So cute, Marianne! Thanks so much for sharing your crafty passions with us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

  12. Wonderful creation
    Thanks for joining us at Secret crafter challenge this week
    and good luck!


  13. Lovely card - Thanks for joining the Sir Stampalot challenge this month, Ruth :)

  14. Your card is so sweet! The image you used is adorable. I love the pearls.