Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Oh Christmas Tree


Well today certainly hasn't turned out as planned. My plan was to do a little housework and lots of crafting. Sounds like the right way round doesn't it. Unfortunately whilst cleaning we discovered that our gas hob has a fault. One of the rings keeps clicking on its own. We have been going to replace it as it, and the oven are 15 years old, but it has decided to tell us when it needs replacing. So, instead of crafting have been ringing around and checking out the internet for a replacement. The plumber can come next Wednesday and to cut a long story short we finally found one we like which will be delivered on Thursday, fingers crossed. So, the cooker is switched off. The plumber says we can use it but to turn it off again after use.

I did manage to make this card last night using one of my new Simply Sassy girls, All Spruced Up, from Funky Kits. I wanted to colour her in Halloween colours and once I found these Kaisercraft Dear Santa papers I had my colour scheme. She has been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, DI Dusty Concorde around the edges. The sentiment is a LOTV stamp and I used a Sakura greenstar pen on the trees. I wanted to echo the tree in the image and remembered a Marianne pine branch die which I used with XCut embossed punched ivy leaves. The fab ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.
Challenges
The Sugar Bowl Fab sketch 
Saturated Canary Picture inspiration 
Little Miss Muffet Orange, black, Purple and green 
Simon Says Picture inspiration 
Everybody Art Purple or orange 
No Matter Which Halloween colours 

31 comments:

Joey said...

Gorgeous card hunny, love the colours, glad you managed to get a replacement. Joey x

dolcreations said...

Marianne your Geisha girl card is stunning. I love how you coloured her up in the purples!
The christmas tree card is perfect. I really like how you did the cutting around the tree like that...very neat. I love the die you used of the pine branch...very good with that card! So happy when I see your cards!

Kelly Lloyd said...

Hi Marianne

Glad you have found a replacement and hope the fitting goes well..

You card is gorgeous as always

Hugs Kelly

Marie said...

A lovely looking card. Looks smashing. Thanks for joining us in our charming challenge over at the Paper Shelter this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

downrightcrafty said...

love this image and those gorgeous papers
Hugs Kate xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card. I love the image, backing papers and fab colours.
Lorraine x

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card love the image which is coloured so beautifully and the layout is fabulous. Caroline xxx

Jill said...

Life always get in the way of crafting doesn't it! Happens to me all the time! Jill x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Very nice Marianne, great colours

jacqui x

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Marianne, love the image and the fussy cutting around the tree, fabulous colouring and design.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sandra H said...

Marianne, Your card is stunning! x

Lynsey said...

Fab card Marianne! Love that ribbon!
Hugs Lynsey x

Sue - bearhouse said...

this is gorgeous Marianne. I love the sweet image and your beautiful colouring.

hugs Sue

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous card Marianne, love the image and she's so beautifully coloured. Love the dies you've used.

Donna x

Christine Harrop said...

Well what a day that turned out to be! Glad you got sorted eventually. A lovely card, and I really like the pine branch! Christine

rachel said...

glad you got your cooker sorted Marlene - hope everything runs to plan! Fabulous card - great images and the colours work really well! Hugs rachel x

julie_woolston said...

Fantastic card Marianne, the design is gorgeous. Love all the lovely detail..

Hugs Julie xx

Lisa Jane said...

fabulous card .. my oven broke a couple of months ago and i have been using the grill and fan since and have cooked allsorts lol
LISA X

Sonia said...

Fabulous card dear Marianne:) This image is so cute and perfect coloured:)
Big hug,
Sonia

Rebekah said...

Sounds like my type of day Marianne whenever I make plans to craft it never works out like that! Love this sweet card hugs rebekah xx

Jackie said...

Fab card, love the layout and your colouring is always great.
Enjoy your new cooker when you get it, I bought mine last year and love it :o)
Jackie xx

pinky said...

I love her Marianne, great card. Hope the cooker gets installed on Thursday as promised.

coops said...

so stunning marianne.i love your details and gorgeous sassy image :D

xx coops xx

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

Cute card. Amazing how your Christmas card fit our Little Miss Muffet Halloween Colors challenge. Thanks for joining us.

Bev said...

Wow, this is fab! Thanks so much for joining us at SC challenge this week x

Loopylou. said...

hiyah marianne!
oh wowzers! I love our spooky colours on a christmas theme, they look awesome!
thank you so much for popping in and sharing it with us over on the saturated canary challenge blog
hugs Lou xx

Louise said...

Fabulous Christmas card and great colours,thank you for joining us this week at The sugar bowl.
Louise xx

Debra Miller said...

Sweet card Marianne. Thanks for joining us at LMM for our Halloween Color Challenge. -Deb

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and all the beautiful details. Thanks for joining us at NMW Challenges and good luck
Claire xx

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Beautiful card. Love the image. Thank you for sharing and joining in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Well done! Thanks for sharing in No Matter Which’s *Halloween* challenge and good luck !

Hugzzz

Tammy, NMWC DT at Créations LaDiva :) xx