Friday, 12 February 2016


So happy I managed to create a few cards this week. I had taken the week off because my husband was scheduled for surgery, but surgery has been postponed for at least two weeks until his condition is better. So instead of running to and from the hospital, I could stay at home and play (and taking some rest now that I'm fighting a cold).

Anyway, I had a little play with my new Zig brush markers onto some Bristol smooth cardstock. Some people seem to like this combination, but of course this cs does not take water as well as watercolour cardstock. I stamped the Mondo Magnolia stamp (Essentials by EH) twice and played around to see how the Zig markers worked. The first image did not turn out the way I wanted (too much colour, too little water) but the second one turned out quite nicely. So I cut out a square containing the part I did like (using a SSS stitch rectange die) and matted that onto a square of black cs. I then used my MISTI to stamp the image again onto my card base making sure to line it up with the image on my square. To finish off, I cut the MFT hello die three times from black cardstock and adhered them together using Multi medium matte. And of course I could not resist adding a little clear Wink of Stella.


ATCAS - 81 Bloom

Allsorts - 349 Clean and Simple
Penny Black and More - Anything goes with a stamp and a die


  1. This is a really eye catching design Marianne, a clean and simple design yet has so much to please the eye with the clever stamping and colouring.

    Many thanks for joining us at Allsorts and Pennt Black and More challenge.

    I continue to send healthing thoughts and prayers to you and your hubby.

    B x

  2. This is lovely, Marianne. Really beautiful! I am praying for you and your husband.

  3. Really lovely card with a great image and design.
    Thank you for joining our CAS challenge this week at Allsorts.


  4. Gorgeous card, very stylish.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts
    Penny Black and more;-))m

  5. Such a wonderful card - and I love your clever use of the not 100% perfect first try. I continue to keep my fingers crossed for your husband and wish you to get well soon, too - I imagine you need all the energy you can possibly get these days. Sending all the extras I have!

  6. You did a beautiful job coloring this bloom, Marianne! I love the soft color palette and how the colors blended so nicely! Awesome design, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

  7. Oooo what a stunning design and thank for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

  8. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x