Thursday, August 13, 2015

Elf Made Magic - Sugar Nellie Shaker Card

Well, I finally did it... I made my first shaker card and am actually quite happy with it but there was a few times when I wasn't so sure I'd finish it.  First off, I'd bought my fun foam and acetate awhile back, put it in a 'safe' place and then spent some time looking for it.  Sheesh... it was right where I'd put it!  I thought maybe that same little wretch who stole my glue eraser had come back for more supplies.  First mistake was thinking I'd bought acetate but nope, when I opened the package, it was vellum and of course that isn't what I wanted to use.  Lucky for me, I had a couple sheets of the acetate which is good but I now have 25 sheets of frosty vellum... hahhahahah... not sure what I should do with that!
After deciding on the image I wanted to use, I head on over to my Silhouette and that thing just frustrates me to no end.  Two hours later and a massive pile of scrap paper, I did end up with a nice little cut out image.  This is my own fault though... if I used that machine more, I'd get along with it better but usually I give it a couple of glares and march right by.  And finally... as I sit here looking at this picture, her wand is covering part of the sentiment.  Brother... it is far too late now to move it without having the paper tear so it is where it is.  If you look at it from just the right angle, you can see what it says...
Anyway, after all my rambling and whining, I'm also about to tell you that this card is my Friday post for Sugar Nellie and I've used the Elf Made Magic digi image.  These little fairies in the shop are always a favourite of mine.
There's always plenty going on over at Sugar Nellie so pop back in often because every day one of the gals on the DT features a  new project.  Also, don't forget to enter the Anything Goes challenge at the Sugar Bowl (remember to use a Funky Kits image) and there's always always plenty of inspiration and chatting on the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Hat & Jacket - BG75, BG72, BG70
Dress - W7, W5, W3, W0
Scarf & Socks - E57, E55, E53, E50
Image - Funky Kits Elf Made Magic digi
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat's Snowy Days Sentiment
Paper -Maja Designs
Misc - Sheena Douglass Snowfall embossing folder, Sequins are a mix of Taylored Expressions Build a Scene #TESEQ107 and Simon Says Stamp Assorted Moonshine ASMS37, Stickles
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge - Pastels
Simply Papercraft - #11 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Fairies + sentiment
Cute Card Thursday - #386 Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times - Snow in Summertime
Fab n' Funky - Things with Wings


Maxine D said...

Ah - those trolls - they visit me too, and have whipped away with my trusty tweezers, that I have had over 10 years - the new ones aren't a patch on the old ones :-(.
For all your angst, your card is beautiful Marilyn - love the way you have coloured the image, and well done on a shaker card - I have yet to go there!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I am sorry you had a bit of a trying time putting together this shaker card, but oh my, it was so worth it, Marilyn! It is really superb and just adorable, even with the wand in the "wrong" place. After all, in real life, don't fairies get to put their wands wherever they heck they desire?!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

Dortesjs said...

very beautiful and sweet shaker card

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Its a gorgeous card, love the colours

Pollard Carole said...

So glad you finished this its just gorgeous i love the shaker design and that sweet stamp I loved the sentiment so much I've just ordered it and it was half price £1 for 18 sentiments a bargain. Thanks for sharing perfect love and hugs Carole x

Doreen said...

Love the fab image,a gorgeous

Chrissy said...

Well, you may have had some drama getting going but the end result is just gorgeous your shaker card and the gorgeous little pretty.


pam said...

Hi Marilyn, sounds like we have had a similar day!
Your card has turned out stunning, beautiful image and love the shaker cut out.
Hugs Pam x


A wonderful card Marilyn - love the colours and the cute fairy image. FABULOUS!
Have a happy weekend - Sylvia xx

Christine L said...

This has got to be one of my very favourites of all your cards Marilyn.... it's adorable!

Christine x

Wendy L said...

So gorgeous, thanks for joining us at MAWTT; xxx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

I love yu fairy image and the layout fabulous Christmas card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Sandy said...

Of course I am looking - you are not surprised are you!!
I think you should come down this coming winter and stay with me - walk on the beach and we could have some tea and get to know each other!
Sandy xx

Charlene Thompson said...

This is just adorable looking. I would love to get a card that looks like this. You should be very proud of this creation - it's really nice.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a gorgeous card. I love a shaker card and this is perfect. That sweet Sugar Nellie looks fab coloured up in those tones and the paper is gorgeous. Hugs, Wends x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Back with my DT hat on Marilyn... Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Fab 'n' Funky girls this challenge. I LOVE what you did for the challenge. Look forward to having you join us again soon. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

Kat W said...

Oh dear, it sounds like making this one was a challenge! Good job it turned out so beautiful and you can feel it was worth it! The shaker element is so lovely, that sparkle is just perfect for Christmas and I love the image placed to the side :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Gail Townsend said...

gorgeous shaker card, love the design and your sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Moving alone with the times. Gail DT

aussie aNNie said...

My shaker cards never work out, always so bulky no matter what I try.
Love what you have made, gorgeous creation finished perfectly.xx
{The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

Tabbatha Ljungberg said...

Oh Marilyn, this card is just super special! The embossing in the shaker window is such a great touch, and the image is adorable. Thank you so much for linking it up at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Well Marilyn I know you had some complications but this is just adorable. I love the shaker card and I have not tried one yet. So sorry about the problems you are having with your Silhouette. I love mine and used it for just about everything. Love Love Love it...Hugs, joann

Jennifer {jennifer-g} said...

Thanks for the giggle at your story rofl. We have ALL been there I think! This card is absolutely fabulous, I love the image and the blue sequins inside the shaker. Awesome work on your first one! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simply Papercraft Challenge!
Jennifer, DT

Donna Ellis said...

She is SO adorable, Marilyn, and the sweetest, softest colors make her even more darling! Wonderful snowflakes and perfect sparkly elements for your shaker card! hugs, de

Debby said...

this is such a cute things with wings card
Love the stamp you used it's sooooo cute
thank you for playing along with our challenge over at FNF

hugs Debby

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW so pretty the snowflake looks and the shaker elements make it so fun
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is such a beautiful card- I LOVE the shaker element- and the colors and the way you added the image to the side of the shaker. Beautiful!

4Him said...

Beautiful card! Such nice coloring as well.

Patty Sue 2 said...

I would never know it was your first. I keep wanting to give this a try but then I chicken out....I will have to get brave like you! It is lovely and I love the placement of the image....perfect in every way.

Nancy said...

GORGEOUS!!! I haven't made a shaker card yet. I'm STILL looking for my acetate! haha This would be my favorite shaker card ever! :o)

mixamatoasties said...

I love this Marilyn, it's a fabulous card.

Thanks for sharing at MAWTT.

Susan xx