Sunday, 9 December 2012

Blue Christmas...

The closer we get to Christmas, the more ideas I get for Christmas cards, but time seems to be slipping away so fast...

For today's card I used some of my new supplies that arrived in the post this week. I had taken advantage of some online Black Friday sales and it really felt like Christmas (or rather, St. Nicholas Day) to me when all the parcels arrived in a time span of 2 days, although my orders had been placed in various parts of the world and on different days.

Anyhow, here's my card:

And here's the sketch I used:

I absolutely love the papers of my new Signature Christmas 6x6 paper pad by My Mind's Eye. Can you believe I  picked this up for only $4 in the sale? I stamped the sentiment (from Christmas in the Air stamp set by Verve Stamps) in Memento Rich Cocao ink and cut out the label with my new Lifestyle Crafts die (nesting freame 3). I traced around the inside of the die with a Promarker pen in a matching colour. The scalloped border was made with a Spellbinder's die and the ribbon was cut with a new Die'sire die (Lace Border 7). The lace border is actually 4 rows wide, but I cut the strip of paper to size before die cutting. The poinsettia die is by Marianne Design and I got the lush felt from Ladybug Crafts Ink. I finished the card off with a pearlescent button from my friend's big old button box and a few Kaisercraft pearls.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges::
Mojo Monday - Sketch 270
Charisma Cardz - #48 Christmas!
Paperplay - #49 Christmas is coming
Fussy and Fancy - #77 I love Christmas (2nd entry)
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - #23 Button or bow
Top Tip Tuesday - #91 Christmas
Aud Sentiments - #69 Anything goes + holiday sentiment
Dutch Dare - #Non-traditional Christmas colours


  1. Oh WOW!
    That looks amazing in blue!
    Love the sentiment!

  2. Such a beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week and sending you Merry Christmas Greetings.

  3. I find is that to the same Marianne, would you believe I just bought a couple of new Christmas stamps because I didn't see them earlier the guess they will come in for next year.

    Love the soft colours which give a touch of elegance to your pretty card.

    B x

  4. I like your simple and clean style. Elegant card. Fine and delicate work ! Bravo ! It's perfect !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  5. A great creation! Thanks for playing along at Charisma Cardz! xxx

  6. Lovely card
    Thank you for joining over at Dutch Dare
    Love Jan

  7. Your felt-flower is beautiful! Thanks for joining our non-traditional-christmascolor-challenge over at Dutch Dare Card Challenges!

  8. Oh this is lovely, Thanks for playing on Sparkles Christmas Challenge this month, Merry Christmas when it arrives, Hazelxo

  9. Hi Marianne, thanks for visiting my little bit of blogland and your kind comments on my card. Nice to hear from an other excile in a foreign land LOL
    I had a quick look at your cards, quite a few I might CASE, with credit of course, always nice to find new inspiration :-)

  10. What a great bargain Marianne...I love that paper pad. I love the pop of blue against the muted color of the pp and ink you've's a great combo. I did a bit of online shopping at the weekend and like you they all arrived yesterday...sadly none were for me :-( xx

  11. Gorgeous card Marianne! I love the papers and the sentiment from Verve, beautiful design!

  12. Gorgeous Christmas card! Thank you so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday and Dutch Dare for our challenges. :)
    Lisa xx

  13. A brilliant creation!

    Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
    Good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  14. Beautiful card.
    Thanks for joining us at Aud sentiments this fortnight.
    Hugs TC x

  15. So pretty! I love your take on the sketch. The blue flower is gorgeous.