Monday, 17 September 2012

Brown and orange Christmas wishes for ewe

When I started with today's image and papers a couple of weeks ago, I wanted to use a sketch I had seen but was unable to finish the card in time for the relevant challenge. When I went back to the image and papers, I could not for the life of me remember which sketch I had had in mind, so I simply selected another recent sketch that worked for me and finally finished my brown and orange Christmas card. After last week's success with my inking adventure, I thought I would try a little inking, distressing and tearing this week. Although I found the distressing and tearing quite scary I think those distressed edges are exactly what this card needed to finish it off. When I showed the card to my husband, he immediately pointed at one of the teared bits, but quickly noticed it was apprarently intentional LOL. In fact, he liked the card a lot. Hope you also like what you see.

Below is a close-up of the coloured image:

And here's the sketch I used:

Materials used:
Core'dinations cardstock
PPs from a Vintage paper pad from a Dutch bargain store (Action)
Ranger's Vintage Photo distress ink
Ranger's paper distressing tool
Cuddly Buddly digital image
Spectrum Noir pens (also used them to colour the stars)
Viva Decor pearl pen
Gold glitter glue
Marianne Design die
Cuttlebug snowflakes die (stars)

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - #150 Brown and orange
Cute Card Thursday - #234 Christmas in September
Bearly Mine - #52 Anything goes
Sketch Saturday - Sketch #225
Simply Create Too - #22 Anything goes
Crafty Ann's - (Sketch and/or) autumn colours
Aud Sentiments - #63 Something funny, hunny!
Spectrum Noir - Holiday card using Spectrum Noirs as the colouring medium
Benny Zoe's Craft - #28 Distressing
Squiggle Stamps - Punches and dies


  1. sweet image, fab card, thanks for sharing your creation with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  2. Great card! Love the distressing & inking!

  3. Like the distressed backing paper. Great card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.
    Jen x

  4. Fabulous card Marieanne thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    hugs Dianne xx

  5. Gorgeous colours. So autumny with the burnt orange. Fab!Thanks for joining us at Squiggle Stamps. Hugs Eva xx

  6. I love sheep cards and I think I have this image. It's just so adorable and you've framed it so pretty. I love your's just fun sometimes to tear the edges. :-)

  7. A gorgeous card Marriane, love the image and beautiful details. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday.

    Donna x

  8. So cute, and a fun use of alternate colors for the holidays! Thanks so much for joining us for the Squiggle Stamps Challenge! hugs, Kimberly

  9. A cute card,the sheep are fun! I like to see a christmas card in alternate colors :)
    Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too Challenge #22.

  10. Sheep are my favourite animals! This card is fab! Love it!

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments!

    - Mel xx

  11. You have made a lovely card which fits our challenge well. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

  12. What a pretty card. Lvoe the frame around the image. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

  13. thank you for joining the challenge. You are doing an amazing job! Jennie

  14. Beautiful card and the image is so cute
    Many thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiment this week
    Doreen xx

  15. Unusual use for autumn colours but a lovely result! thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x