Wednesday 31 August 2011

Green and orange Christmas card

The great thing about all these challenges is that they inspire you to try new things and develop your own style. This card is quite different from my other cards, and I've used colours I would not normally use, but I love the way it turned out.

The layout for this card is based on last week's sketch no. 108 over at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Materials used:
DPs – from an old Christmas paper pad of an unknown brand
Stamps – Clearly Hand Stamped from Crafter's Companion
Lacey ribbon – from the local bookstore ;-)
Button – Autum Leaves Play Time Buttons
Gold thread – Avec Twinkle thread
Inks – Ranger's embossing powder (gold)
and distress ink (clear, spiced marmelade & antique linen)
Brads – from my stash

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CCAYR – 4/9
Crafter's Companion – Glitter & Glitz
Bling It On – ABC (A/Alphabet stamp, Brown ribbn/lace, Circles)
Nadia's Challenge Blog – Anything goes (2nd entry)
Craft Us Crazy – Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday – Shabby chic (hope this card fits the theme)
Charisma Cardz – Glitter it!!
Crafty Catz – Metal and lace
Totally Gorjuss – As you like it


  1. Hi Marianne, Love your card, love the colour combo too. Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  2. Unique card style and I really do like it. The DP is beautiful and the design and LO awesome. Thanks so much for joining us at CCAYR this month. Hope to see you back soon. "Hugs" Carol

  3. Hi Marianne, what a gorgeous card. I love the colour scheme and the glitter looks so pretty. Thanks for joining us at charisma cardz this week. Hugs, Denise x

  4. Hi Marianne, just stopping by your blog to say hi after your lovely comment at ABC Christmas challenge today.... and saw you had played along with us at Top Tip Tuesday too! way to go! great to see you! and yes your card is just lovely for our theme this time!

    also welcome to blogland I see your quite new to it?

    hugs Samantha ABC Christmas challenge and Top Tip Tuesday Challenge

  5. A lovely card. Its good to try something different and this works a treat. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  6. Wow! Your card is really gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches, I look forward to you joining us again.

  7. Love your card, thanks for joining us at Nadias challenge this week

  8. beautiful! Thanks for playing along this week at Top Tip Tuesday with our shabby chick challenge! Good luck and hope to see you again soon xx

  9. very nice card and thanks for joining nadia's challenge
    greetings cristel

  10. Great creation!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week.:)


  11. Fantastic color scheme for Christmas. Who'd of thunked? LOL..It's gorgeous!!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday for our "Shabby Chic" challenge.
    Good luck to you and happy stamping...
    Lisa xx

  12. Very cool card! Loving this shade of green for a x-mas card!

    Thanks for playing with us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week; next challenge is our 1 Yr; and we are celebrating BIG!

    Hope to see more of you.

  13. PS....
    Don't miss this weeks 1st Birthday bash and challenge hugs Samantha - Top Tip Tuesday :0)

  14. Oh how I love the colors in this card. Congrats on submitting 5 projects this month. Thanks so much for joinig us at CCAYR this month. Hope to see you back next month. "Hugs"