Tuesday, 3 January 2017


Hello there! I bet you weren't expecting me today, were you? Three cards in three days...I'm trying to get in as much crafty time as I can before I start working again on Thursday. Besides, I wanted to create a card for the current Pin-sights challenge over on the Ellen Hutson blog. How could one not be inspired by the red and white deliciousness of the inspiration moodboard? For my card, I focussed on the striped cup and saucer.

Materials used:
Burst image and sentiment (I masked off the 'shine' part) -
Merry and Bright by Julie, Essentials by Ellen
Star image - Brushstrok Christmas by Julie, Essentials by Ellen
Sparkle die by Julie, Essentials by Ellen
(brand new; it came as a free gift with my Black Friday order
and arrived just before Christmas)
Inks - Archival jet black and Versamark
Clear embossing powder by Hero Arts
Ranger watercolour card
White sparkling Snow paper by Marianne Design
Off white pearlescent cardstock
Watercolour paint - Winsor & Newton

Essentials by Ellen December Pin-Sights challenge (see inspiration graphic below)

A Blog Named Hero - New to me (Sparkle die)

HLS January Watercolour challenge - Anything goes (optional twist: stencil)

Allsorts - 396 Something new

Penny Black and More - January Anything goes


  1. Beautiful card, love the red blending, looks wonderful.

  2. A really stylish card from the inspirational photo Marianne.

    B x

  3. Kalimera, goedemorgen, I expected you! ✨Zo kan ik heerlijk wakker worden! Weer een verrassende kaart, Mar. Liefs Ineke ✨

  4. Awesome card!Thanks for playing along with us at the HLS Watercolor Challenge.

  5. Hi Marianne! Had to come by to see your card, too! It is fantastic - a true celebration and reason to sparkle!!
    =] Michele

  6. Bold and gorgeous, Marianne ... with a delicious retro vibe ... those sparkles are fabulous! We're back to work on Thursday too ... nice to have had just a little free time to create! Wishing you joy and blessings in 2017! Hugs, Anita :)

  7. Such a fun and gorgeous card..
    Thank you for joining us at A Blog Named Hero this month..

  8. Maria, love the color it is so nice and bright. The word "sparkle" is lovely too. Thanks for playing along with ABNH.

  9. A beautiful card. Love the color combo! Thank you so much for joining us at Penny Black and More!

  10. I love this rich red and white card! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at HLS Watercolour Challenge!

  11. A wonderful design, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this time, xxxx

  12. Really lovely! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

  13. Thanks for joining us at A Blog Named Hero.

  14. I love how you used the stamp set - very creative. It makes for a lovely bright card. Thanks so much for taking the time to share with us at Penny Black & More. Lynn x DT

  15. Fun vibrant card! I saw it at both A Blog Named Hero and Happy Little Stampers. Thank you for sharing it.