Sunday, 1 April 2012

Trying something different and candy winner

Went out for breakfast this morning at the local Brewer's Fayre for a change so that's set me up for the day, so salad for tea I think, and then we went shopping at Sainsburys. The car boot went quite well yesterday. The biggest sellers were the craft items. One lady came along and said she was getting back into cardmaking and bought some ink pads for £1.50.I said I had some stamps for sale but she told me she had about 40, which I think is a mere drop in the ocean! She then had another look and bought some small punches and embellies for £10. Was about to go and then decided to have a rummage through another box, resulting in her buying some stamps and other bits, £11 this time. Well I really must go she said, oh you have some cardmaking books, so another £4 later, she finally went. We crafters just can't resist, can we.

Last week I was lucky enough to win a set of Stampin' Up love and sympathy stamps from the lovely Elaine who is having a clearout and found she had two sets. I have been wanting to try resist embossing and finally had a go. It's not perfect I know and a very different style for me, but I am liking it. I heat embossed the flower and then used DI Dusty Concorde. I used this to stamp and edge the sentiment too. I added some gorgeous lace, ribbon, a Wild Orchid rose and some pearls.
Challenges:
Simon Says Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity Three of something
Delicious Doodles Texture

Thanks to all those who entered my candy. Sorting out the winner was a challenge in itself as so many of you leave me such lovely comments and therefore had multiple entries.
The winner is.........
Sandra H

Congratulations Sandra. Please e-mail me with your address.

It's my third blogaversary in June and I am collecting some yummy items for a candy which will be up next month. You are definitely going to want to enter this one.

26 comments:

Crafty Chris said...

Congrats to Sandra, and your card is gorgeous Marianne I luv this style and my fav colour.
Chris x

Linda said...

What a lovely card and congrats to Sandra
hugs Linda

mags said...

Lovely card Marianne. Love this technique and love your colours.
Mags
x

julie_woolston said...

Congrats Sandra.

Your card is gorgeous Marianne.

Pleased your boot sale went well.

Hugs Julie x

Elaine said...

Fab stamping and embossing Marianne such a pretty image and lovely colours well done its lovely Hugs Elaine

rachel said...

Beautiful card Marianne and well done Sandra with the candy xx

Vicky said...

So gorgeous Marianne...and big congrats to Sandra too...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

pinky said...

Gorgeous project Marianne, love the new look, very elegant. Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity this week.
Pinky

Mamma Mia said...

Love this card Marianne. Congratulations to Sandra on her win! :o)

Janet said...

This is beautiful Marianne....very chic x

Louise Welsh said...

its just gorgeous marianne. louise xx

Sandra H said...

Hi Marianne. Thank you so very much for picking me as the winner of your lovely candy l am so surprised as there are a lot of lovely people who visit your blog as much as l do and it could of been anyone of them but l am the lucky one many many thanks my details are on the way......Your card is gorgeous l haven't done embossing myself before but l have seen it being done and its amazing as is your card the flower is looking truly lovely and like you say its a change from what you normally do, you have done a lovely job, would love to see you do more and your layout, colours, sentiment, dies, lace and ribbon are a beautiful finish to this lovely creations thank you:)x

Jo said...

Congratulations to Sandra.

This is a beautiful card, I love it.

Jo x

Mandy said...

This is beautiful Marianne so elegant I love the purple theme....
Mandy x

debby4000 said...

This is so gorgeous Marianne, love it.
luv
Debby

coops said...

so stunning marianne.beautiful design and huge congrats to sandra ;D

xx coops xx

Jackie said...

Congratulations to Sandra.
Your card is so beautiful, and the colours are great :o)
Jackie xx

coldwaters2 said...

It is gorgeous Marianne the image and colours look super, this is a technique that I have wanted to try but haven't got around to it yet, thanks for the inspiration.
hugs
Lorraine x

Whisper said...

Absolutely stunning and you have now given me a boot up the backside to have a wee go myself, Luv Sam x

sara said...

beautiful card thanks so much for joining us at truly scrumptious this week
hugs sara x x

Lorraine said...

this is stunning i love this technique your card is so beautiful xx

Lynsey said...

Marianne this is different for you but very lovely, you are branching out with your card making styles these days!
Hugs Lynsey x

michele said...

Fabulous card Marianne! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Elaine said...

Fabulous card Marianne...sorry this is so late, I'm catching up after our little break.
I love resist embossing, not done it for ages, but I always love the result.
The purples are so pretty too.
Congrats to Sandra.

Hugs Elaine xx

Teri said...

Lovely card with some yummy textures hun. Perfect for our 'Texture' challenge at Delicious Doodles. Thank you for joining in! Good luck with the draw.
Hugs,
Teri x

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

A beautiful card. Perfect for one of those cards you never really want to make. Thank you for sharing this with us at Delicious Doodles' Texture challenge