Saturday, 20 October 2012

A Marianne Christmas and My Great news

I was being a very good girl yesterday and put my energy into housework so never got around to checking my mail until late.. and when I did I couldn't believe it. I had an email from Wendy asking me if I'd like to join the design team at Paper Crafting Journey, so without any hesitation I replied....   err YES please. So I can't wait for my start date on 1st November and hope that you lovely people who pop by to visit me will also take the time to visit the challenge blog here.

Right on to my creation for today and I decided to have a go at making a Christmas decoration.
I started with a circle of white card and dry embossed some tiny snowflakes all over it. I die cut some trees with Marianne Creatables LR0136 and as I wanted a 3D effect I attached them with sticky pads. The cute image is a Marianne Designs Eline stamp coloured with Promarkers, cut out and again attached with sticky pads. I then cut a ring out of white card and as I haven't got any holly dies I added Marianne Creatables CR1216 around the edges to make a wreath. (I got the idea from Enfys at Going Buggy here). This wreath was then attached to the base circle with sticky pads and finished with a piece of mistletoe from Marianne Creatables LR0189, silver gem berries and red ribbbon.

I shall enter this in the following challenges
Marianne Designs challenge 'Use a picture or stamp of Eline'
Winter Wonderland challenge 'Anything But a Card'
Marianne's Design Divas challenge 'Shaped Cards'
Sparkles Christmas challenge 'Traditional'
Deep Ocean challenge 'Anything Goes'
ABC Christmas challemge 'U for Up To You'
Bearly Mine challenge 'Anything Goes' (my 2nd entry)
I Love Promarkers challenge 'Anything Goes' (my 2nd entry)
Lets' Craft and Create challenge 'Dimension' (my 2nd entry)

Thanks for popping by and hope you have a good weekend


  1. Je hebt een hele mooie kaart gemaakt. Heel leuk verzonnen.
    Leuk dat je meedoet aan de challenge.

    MD challenge blog.

  2. Gorgeous decoration Andrea. I love the design, it looks great. Cute image too.
    Congratulations on your DT spot, you deserve it.
    Have a good weekend
    Lorraine x

  3. Gorgeous wreath decoration Andrea. Love the image and overall design. Stop by my blog for another nice surprise.
    Caz x

  4. Just a lovely card Andrea.
    Thank you for joining our challenge again.


  5. This is beautiful what a great decoration
    Thank you for joining in at sparkles Christmas challenge this time

    Jackie x

  6. This is gorgeous Andrea, I love the wreath you have created and your sweet image.
    Congratulations on your DT spot.

  7. Lovely card great cute circle card, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, Samantha :0)

  8. gorgeous creation so pretty and must have taken ages such detail, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  9. Beautiful card.

    MD blog.

  10. This is absolutely gorgeous sweetie, huggles Pops x x

  11. Hi Andrea, I just popped back to say thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.

  12. Hi Kanda...I love the way you have used the flower swirls around the border of your circle card!! And all Eline stamps are just so cute..Lovely card, glad to see you joining the monthly MARIANNE DESIGN DIVA'S CHALLENGE - shape it..

    Have a great day , hugs from another MD fan,and blogfriend,
    MDD DT Blankina

  13. Wow, What a beauty Andrea
    Thanks for joining our Challenge.

    DT Challenge blog MD

  14. Kanda, this is absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing it with us at Let's Craft and Create.

  15. Lovely decoration and it'll look great hanging from your tree, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  16. What a beautiful card!!

    Thanks for joining the challenge!
    DT MDchallenge blog

  17. Congratulations on your good news. Your card is a delight and I love the circular shape. Thank you for sharing with us at Marianne Design Divas "shaped card" challenge this month, Wishes Suzanne DT

  18. super mooie kerstkaart
    bedankt voor het meedoen
    groetjes jolanda bongers
    md challenge blog

  19. That is a cute card! Love the image and the shape. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Love, Wilma

  20. What a gorgeous card you have made here. It fits our challenge this week well. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

  21. Totally Gorgeous card, Congrats on your good news too! have fun!
    Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, and also taking some time out to leave the team a comment too! Samantha :0)


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