Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Krafty Christmas

 
I didn't realize how long since I posted a card.  I've been busy but I couldn't tell you a thing I've done or how all of a sudden it is past the first week in March.

Are you ready for a new challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'?  This month's theme is Krafty Christmas which means just that... use Kraft paper on your Christmas card.  My Mum's Craft Shop is our sponsor giving  some lucky person a £10 voucher to use in the store.


and Natali from
 
is giving this fabulous selection:
 

 This card is very simple and not a single Copic marker was used anywhere.  It's been a long time since I've made any project with no markers in site... hmmmmm, maybe never!  But, there's a reason for that and the glistening wet-look of the pearls.  They are wet... This month is zipping right by me and my organizational skills went missing and I totally forgot I had a card due.  I'm not a 'spur of the moment' creative type of person so this threw me into a bit of a tizzy but I remembered a card I'd seen a long time ago and always wanted to try.  I wish I knew the designer so I could give her credit because I just loved the card and this is my take on her version.
I used the teardrop stamp from Stampin Up's My Friend set and simply stamped it across the page and added glitter.  The black and white dots are done with Viva Pearl pens and the Paper Smooches Joyful Greetings sentiment was embossed in black.  Don't look too closely because some of those pearl dots are shaped a bit odd but at this late stage of the game, they just weren't going to be redone.

Hope your week is going well and it looks like maybe spring is finally here!

Challenges:
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes

27 comments:

Bea und Doreen said...

such a fabby card. Looks so elegant and beautiful
Have a nice day
Big hugs
Doreen xx

NickelNook said...

WOOHOO for a new post, my friend! It's a beautiful card...very elegant! Have a great day!...Nancy :o)

Doreen said...

Beautiful card...lovely design and layout.xxx

Abi said...

it's a gorgeous card Marilyn, wish I could make them this lovely at a moments notice! Hope life gets a bit less busy for you xx

Sheri said...

beautiful!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Marilyn. I love the colours and design. Very classy.
Lorraine x

jimlynn said...

Glad to see you back around - and with this wonderful card, Marilyn. No Copics needed at all on this!!! CAS and over the top sensational! LOVE IT!
Lynn

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous Marilyn..so striking, love it.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Wedgie said...

Pretty card, love the CAS look.
Hope you're having a good week so far. Wedgie xxx

Dawn said...

A beautiful, elegant card! Love the design and all the gorgeous glitter.

Hugs, Dawn

Renee said...

Very pretty Mar…I love all the sparkles!

Faye said...

Wow, Marilyn, this card is gorgeous. So stylish and very elegant, I love it. X

Alyce said...

oooh so classy marilyn! love all of the bling :)

Tracey T said...

I love this card, Marilyn! I love the stylish image and the way you've teamed it with the fun font of the sentiment. Just perfect! Hugs, Tracey x

Kelly Neis said...

Love the drops! Such a clean and elegant card, you captured it perfectly.
Hugs Kelly

Nannieflash said...

Love the border image and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Darlene said...

Glad to see your art shared here again! Love this card, the black & white drops with the gold and silver really pop! And what a great look on Kraft CS too. It's lovely!

Willie Bos said...

Hi Marilyn Love the cards! Christmas cards are so nice to make! I just started with mine.haha The black and white is gorgeous and stylish! Hugs Willie

coops said...

so stunning marilyn.really love the stylish stamp and the kraft is fab :D

xx coops xx

Sandy said...

Very elegant and so beautiful!!!!
Sandy

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a stunning Christmas card you have made. It fits our challenge this week well of “anything goes”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

Natali said...

Gorgeous CAS winter card. these drops look amazing in glitter.
Hugs,
Natali

Shannon White said...

Oooh! So Elegant and sparkly Miss Marilyn!! Love it!! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Gail said...

Elegant card. Absolutely wonderful. Hugs, Gail

Inkypinkydelights said...

I love your recent cards Marilyn. The other commenters are right this one is elegant, CAS itnot easy to do but you really know how to get it right. Judy x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Wow your card is fabulous!
Love your gorgeous colors and detail!

Hugs Judith

Daen'Ys said...

Love the simplicity of this very elegant card!

Rosi x