Friday, 30 November 2012

♥ Christmas tags ♥


I made these tags using Stephanie's ever so popular signature Christmas set from Clearly besotted stamps.
If you haven't tried these stamps yet they come highly recommended
I used Papertrey tag die and some jute to thread and of course "pearls and glitter" ... LOL :)
Im entering these into Cas-ual Fridays challenge ~ Tags is the theme this week and also to A Passion for Papertrey ~ The theme ~ Christmas ♥

Have a fab weekend ♥
Marlou ♥

Thursday, 29 November 2012

♥ Simon Says Stamp challenge ~ Anything goes ♥


My card today is a little 4" x 4" Christmas card, using lacy scallop and plain circle nestabilities.  The beautiful Christmas tree stamp is from Clearly besotted stamps and also the sentiment from the same set.  CAS ~ with a few red pearls and I love how it turned out
I'm entering my card into Simon says stamp challenge this week ~ Anything goes

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

♥ Let's Craft & Create ~ a splash of colour ♥


Our challenge this fortnight over at Let's Craft and Create is ~ A splash of colour.  So this challenge is for all you creative crafters out there :) who makes cards, jewellery, crochet, knitting, cake decorating :)  we would love for you to share your talents and ideas with us and it's using colour :) as much or little as possible.
I made this bracelet for a Christmas present for my cousin using Swarovski Pearls and Swarovski Crystals.
It is much nicer in real life and the sparkles of it is beautiful :) especially when the light hits it.

Pop over and checkout my design teams creations and see all their creations and join in the fun.

Have a lovely evening
Marlou ♥

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

♥ Scalloped shaped Christmas card ♥



I'm enjoying making little shaped cards using my nestabilities.  These are the large scalloped rectangles and I used my lacy circles from nestabilities also.  The stamped tree is from Papertrey "Christmas .. Love lives here" set .. topped with pearls and glitter and a red bow to finish. The Kraft card is also from Papertrey.
Have a lovely day

Marlou ♥

Sunday, 25 November 2012

♥ Less is more challenge ~ Glamour & glitz ♥


It's been ages from I joined in over at Less is more challenge, so I decided to join in this week as I love "sparkle and bling"
Very CAS card using a wooden snowflake topped off with a blue pearl stone and added pearls and "bling"
here and there around the snowflake to give it a real feeling of falling snow.
The sentiment .. from Wplus9 which I love

One month until Santa Claus comes ;)
Have a fab Sunday
Marlou ♥

Friday, 23 November 2012

♥ Mini Christmas cards ♥


Hi everyone :)  I bought mini 3" x 3" pearl Papermania cards and they are sooooo sweet!! These are hard to find,  you get 20 in a pack with 20 envelopes.
I used my Wplus9 Christmas tree die (papers .. Marianne designs) and CC cutters mittens (paper ... Cosmo Cricket)  added little pearls to them and "bling" to the tree and a sentiment stamped from Christmas Papertrey Love lives here
I'm gonna make more of these, I looove them. If anyone know where I can buy more of these can you let me know?

Have a fab weekend ♥
Marlou ♥

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

♥ Dieing for a challenge ~ Christmas card ♥


This months challenge at Dies to die for challenge is to make a Christmas card using at least one die.
My card has 4 .. LOL :)  I used my nestabilities lacy circles and plain circles, Hero arts Christmas tree dies and snowflake die from Wplus9 adding a little button to embellish.  The beautiful sentiment stamps are from Clearly besotted stamps.

have a fab day
Marlou ♥

Monday, 19 November 2012

♥ Snow family ♥



Isn't this the most adorable Snow lady and baby image?  It's from Daydream designs "Let it snow" set ♥
I'm not confident yet with overlaying digi images, so I tend to keep mine CAS adding my own extra little touches :)  the sentiment is from Papertrey Christmas "Love lives here" set and I added glitter (of course)
and a little decoupaging on their heads ... LOL ... kind of messed up my decoupaging a bit, but think it looks not too bad (",)

Have a lovely Monday
Marlou ♥

♥ Daydream designs blog hop ~ Polka dots ♥

Daydreams designs are having a blog hop :)   The theme is polka dots and there are prizes to be won and some freebies for you to use.
Why not pop over to the team starting with Diane Noble (who owns Daydream designs) and take part in the hop :)


Click here to take you to Daydream designs store 


Have a fab day
Marlou ♥

Friday, 16 November 2012

♥ Let's Craft & Create ~ Getting ready for Christmas ♥

I made this little felt snowman with a recent  Sizzix die and I blanket stitched round the edges.  I free hand cut out the scarf, stitched the eyes and added a wooden heart button.
Sizzix dies are amazing !!  they cut though chipboard, fabric and even 2 layers of felt at a time, love their dies :)  I get mine from Cutting edge Crafts which have free delivery and excellent customer service and fastest delivery ever :)
So just another Christmas idea for Let's Craft and Create challenge "let's get ready for Christmas"

Have a fab weekend
Marlou ♥

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

♥ Let's Craft & create ~ Let's get ready for Christmas ♥


Let's get ready for Christmas is our theme this fortnight over at Let's Craft and Create , so i'm sure everyone is busy getting Christmas cards made, Christmas cakes baked, maybe even knitting some winter woollies :)
Why not join in with us, we would love to see all your talents, and there is a lovely prize for someone too
I made these ice skate boots using a Sizzix die, cutting them out with chipboard and then layered with snowflake paper.  I sanded the edges and laced up the boots adding some glitter and seam binding to hang them up and a rusty jingle bell.  I'm very please with these and i'm definitely going to make some more :)

thanks for stopping by
Marlou ♥


Sunday, 11 November 2012

♥ Ribbon girls challenge ~ add sparkle ♥


The Ribbon girls challenge this month is "add sparkle"  think we all love our "sparkle" .. :)
I used my new digi set (My heart still dances) from Daydream designs and added sparkle to these beautiful ballet shoes, very subtle and some white pearls.
The pink paper is from MME.

Thanks for stopping by
Marlou ♥

Saturday, 10 November 2012

♥ Cloud9 blog hop November ~ Card no.2 ♥


I made another card for the Cloud9 November blog hop challenge.  This time I made a lacy circle shaped card.  I used WPLUS9 joy die and also their snowflake.  The sentiment is from Clearly besotted stamps.
Used pearls to embellish

Happy Saturday ♥
Marlou ♥

Friday, 9 November 2012

♥ Cloud9 November blog hop challenge ♥


Hi everyone :)  i'm getting into the Christmas mood :) .... even watching Christmas movies (don't laugh .. lol )
I'm joining in the challenge over at Cloud9 and I made this festive tag using Papertrey tag die and kraft card,
the joy die is from WPLUS9 and music paper from Cosmo Cricket.  Snowflake die (Hero Arts) and blue dotty paper (Memorybox)
I added a rusty jingle bell tied with jute.

have a lovely weekend
Marlou ♥

Thursday, 8 November 2012

♥ Christmas tree ♥


Well after a week without any internet , i'm delighted to be back online :)  .... Totally lost without it .. LOL
I made this card using WPLUS9 Christmas stamps and added a red heart button.  Spotty paper ... free with Craft seller magazine and used my die-namics fishtail banners and some jute

Have a lovely evening
I have lots of blogs to catch up on
Marlou ♥