Thursday, 6 January 2011

Marley's Bauble

I know...another Christmas card and it's only January 6th...but I love making Christmas cards...and I have lots of lovely new Christmas themed stash to use :0)
This stamp is called 'Marley's Bauble' and is by Pollycraft....I won it in a challenge a couple of months ago, but this is the first time I've used it. I coloured him with watercolour pencils, then added some sparkle with Glamour Dust. For the background, I used my Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots', 'Snowflakes' and 'Ice Crystals' folders on plain white card, adding definition to the edges with more Galmour Dust. I've tried to keep this card as flat as possible (for posting)...so thought the sparkle would help make it look more interesting! The snowflakes were cut using Cuttlebug and Marianne Designs Creatables dies....then sprinkled with more Glamour Dust...I love the stuff!


Challenges for this card:
Today is my last day of freedom...*sigh*...back to school tomorrow...am really not looking forward to the 6am alarm! I'd love to be able to spend the day playing with some more of my lovely new stash...but unfortunately I have lots of music to finish preparing for the term ahead...oh well...better get back to it...I'll be back on Saturday with my DT card for the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge.

21 comments:

Annie said...

Happy New Year Helen! I love your WOW cards and the cute image and sparkle on this one really make it pop!
hugs, annie x

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week Helen ! Your card is so delightful ! Love the snowflakes and the image is so cute ! Good luck ! SMiles from Catherine

nessy said...

oh helen what a sweet card ~never too early to start your xmas cards!!~love the sparkle
vanessa xx

Claire x said...

Gorgeous card - makes the image really stand out. Hugs, Claire x

Uma said...

nice n sparkly!

Sharon said...

This is beautiful, I love all the sparkle.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

WOW!!!! LOve this card Helen. He's so cute and coloured perfectly.

Hugs Jane x

Lorraine A said...

stunning card Helen ,, I love white cards ,,, so striking and the image is very cute :-)


luv
Lols x x x

Samantha said...

Helen I have to say in your defence! you had to make this card that image is far to cute not to make a card with it!

your card is way cute! Samantha :0)

Julye said...

Ah what a cute image,I'm not suprised you wanted to use him and aren't you going to be organised and a fab resolution to save money especially when postage just seems to go up every couple of months. Thanks for joining us at creative craft challenges.

Sue said...

Hi Helen,i love your card,the image is such a cutie and I'm loving all the sparkle:)

Thank you for joining us at sketch and stash

Sue
xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute Helen, fabulous card.
luv
Debby

Suzanne said...

Helen this is absolutely gorgeous. A cute image and gorgeous embossinga nd sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week x

Katina said...

Wow, gorgeous clean, crisp and pretty card Helen! Thanks for sharing it with us at Papertake Weekly this week. Good luck in all the challenges. xx

Scrapbook Sisters Blog said...

Thank you for entering your fantastic card in our 17th Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge. Hugs from Julie and Karen xxx

Jackie said...

This is beautiful, and that image is sooo cute. Fabby card. Thank you for joining us at Sketch and Stash this week.

KelsMakes!!! said...

Lovely, thanks for joining in at Crazy Challenge this week

Pauline C said...

Love your incredibly sweet image Helen, and your "all white" look is gorgeous as always
Pauline x

Faye said...

Oh Helen, this is a lovely card, so sweet. THanks so much for playing at Cupcake this week. x

sandra's crafty corner said...

what a fab idea, thanks for playing along at creative craft challenges and your card is super duper cute xxx

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Fab and Funky this week x