Wednesday 28 June 2017

From our home to yours

Hello there! I managed to squeeze in a bit of crafty time just now to create a card for this month's challenge at Muse: ChristmasVisions. It's been a while since I've been able to play along, but I really wanted to join after seeing the inspiration card by Chriss Blagrave. I figured I might be able to make the deadline if I stuck to a one-layer card and used my new Catherine Pooler inks (It's a boy, It's a girl, Mint to be and Melon ice) to do my stamping. So here goes:

I used a previously die cut circle (SSS stitched circles) for a visual indication for my stamping and afterwards decided it would be perfect for stamping my sentiment. All stamps are from the Cozy Christmas set (Essentials by Ellen).

Below is the card created by Chriss. As you can see I kept the layout and colours pretty similar, but created a square card.

That's another Christmas card to add to my stack. Yay!

I'm also linking up at:

Sparkles Christmas - #77 Non-traditional colours

HLS Christmas June - Anything goes (optional: tree)

ATSM - #248 Holiday

STAMPlorations - June theme & sketch

SSS Wednesday - Anything goes

Rudolph Days - Anything Christmas goes


  1. Wauw, artistieke uitstraling door kleuren en patronen. Die sierlijke rookpluim is een mooie tegenhanger van alle strakke vormen en tevens een verbindende factor naar de cirkel.leuk hoor. Liefs Ineke☀️

  2. Love how you put this card together! So CAS and the colors are just perfect!

  3. Love the colours - I can see I need (more!) CP inks! Thanks so much for joining us at MCV, Marilyn!

  4. Love this layout, looks so different and stylish. Thanks for playing at HLS Christmas Challenge.

  5. Perfect rendition of Chriss' card. I love the 'smoke' curling from the chimneys of two of the houses.

  6. Love seeing these pastels for a Christmas card, Marianne! Thank you for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  7. I predict you'll get top votes for this, Marianne! It is a brilliant take on Chriss's fun card!!

    I just saw your comment from a few days ago at my place. I'm so sorry to hear that your Mister's cancer traveled to his lungs. Good news that it is slow-growing and can be attacked and destroyed. I hope and pray they get it all this time and stop it for good. I understand about making cards to dispense that pent-up worry and nervous energy. If not, all your wonderful talent goes to waste and this way you bring joy to others which takes you out of your own situation. God bless and lots of hugs, Darnell

  8. Beautiful card, I love the cool frosty colours. Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas

  9. What a happy card - and how well the "unseasonal" colors work!

  10. Christmas already... if only I could be so organised! I love the unseasonal colour scheme, thanks for joining us for the Stamplorations Theme & Sketch challenge this month.

  11. Your square take on this card looks wonderful. I love the trees all around the edges. seems like houses around the world to me!
    Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

  12. this is so cute and i love the colours you've used on this very pretty christmas card! sorry to be so late in thanking you for joining the rudolph days challenge but my new hip has limited my computer time.

    linda, DT
    rudolph days challenge

  13. You don't typically think of pastel for Christmas... but after seeing this adorable card, I totally want to break out my baby blues and pinks and get cracking on some Christmas creations. Thanks for linking up this sweet card at STAMPlorations!

  14. What a sweet holiday card, Marianne. Love the pastel colours . Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
    x Asha

  15. beautiful & colourful christmas card
    Thank you for joining us at Addicted to Stamps & More.
    Shylaa DT@ATSM

  16. Such beautiful stamping!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
    Rudolph Days Challenge DT
    Dr Sonia