Saturday, 29 December 2012

Some items for sale on Ebay

Hi Everyone :)

I just added a few items to Ebay if anyone is interested.  Plus I have a Papertrey stamp set somewhere in my craftroom .... Green thumb for sale, can't photograph it until I find it ... LOL (",)
If you are interested in the Papertrey stamps I can reserve them on my Etsy (to make things easier)
But if I find it in the meantime I will list it on Ebay.

Have a lovely evening
Marlou ♥

Friday, 28 December 2012

♥ Something sweet ♥


Hope you are enjoying your Christmas everyone and that Santa Claus brought you all nice goodies :)
I made this CAS birthday card using my Sizzix ice-cream/cupcake die and embossed the ice-cream with swiss dots.  Adding a red pearl for the cherry and the sentiment is from Papertrey.  Also a little sprinkling of tiny pearl and bling gem stones to embellish

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Dies to die for challenge ~ Celebrations 
Simon says stamp ~ Anything goes

Have a lovely day
Marlou ♥

Monday, 24 December 2012

♥ Look what I won :) ♥




Oh I am over the moon to have won week 24 CASology!!!  What a lovely Christmas surprise :)
I'm smiling from ear to ear :) :)
Thank you ladies for choosing my card, means a lot to me

This is the card that I made for the challenge .......


Have a very Merry Christmas everyone!!! ♥
lots of love Marlou ♥

Friday, 21 December 2012

♥ Merry Christmas ♥

I just would like to wish all my blogging friends a very Merry Christmas and look forward to a new year ahead of creating and crafting :)
Have a peaceful time with all your family and friends and please remember to keep Christ in Christmas

Love Marlou ♥

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

♥ Simon says stamp ~ Merry Christmas ♥


I have another card to share today to give to a member of family :)   I recently bought this Impression Obsession,  Alesa Baker stamp on sale from Stamps and Memories and I adore it :)  I very highlighted with copics and glitter and cut out the image and raised image with 3d pads.  Sentiment "yes ... again" ... Wplus9 .. LOL :)
I'm entering my card into Simon says stamp ~ Merry Christmas challenge

Enjoy your evening
Marlou ♥

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

♥ CAS-ology #24 ~ Star ♥


I think it's safe to say that I have enjoyed my Wplus9 "JOY" die this year :)  and also the sentiment from one of Wplus9 Christmas sets.  My star is cut from shapeabilites on pearl cardstock and added bling here and there :)   I'm entering my card into CAS-ology's challenge this week, the theme being "Star"

I think that's all my cards rounded up for this year.  I enjoy Christmas so much and making Christmas cards has to be my favourite :)
I went to visit my Dad's memorial tree today, miss him soooo much :(
Always hardest at holiday's, my Dad's death has to be the most difficult time in my life.
Cherish your parents while you have them as some day Jesus will want them home.

Enjoy your evening
Marlou ♥

Saturday, 15 December 2012

♥ CAS-ology ~ Gift ♥


I'm enjoying playing along with all the different challenges :)  I discovered this challenge blog not too long ago and it's CAS-ology .... The theme is "Gift"  
I used my Die-namics tag tied with jute and would you believe this chipboard glittered gift die cut has been in my stash for quite a few years ... LOL .. I just found it the other day and thought it would look nice dressed up with some holly :)  (holly die from CC Cutters) and a red button
The sentment is from Papertrey "love loves here Christmas set"

Hope you are having a lovely weekend
i'm having fun today crafting, even made 2 Christmas gifts for
2 special friends :)

hugzz
Marlou ♥

Thursday, 13 December 2012

♥ The pretty little ribbon shop December challenge ♥


Continuing our theme "buttons" over at Let's create and craft,  I just finished this card :)  Using my "JOY" die from Wplus9 and used a white heart button for the "O".  The paper is from Marianne Scandinavian Christmas papers (looooove these) and sentiment from Papertrey.  I used my lacey and plain circle nesties and pearls ;) I am joining in also with The Pretty little ribbon shop December challenge ~ It's Christmas.
This is my first time joining in their challenge :):)

I'm on a wee roll with my creating lately ;)
Marlou ♥

♥ Simon says stamp ~ What's your favourite? ♥


Simon Says Stamp's challenge this week is "What's your favourite?"  .... Well I have loads of favourite craft stuff, but i'm choosing my favourites I have enjoyed using lately :)  Clearly besotted signature Christmas set, my stash of "pearls" (never can have enough of these ... LOL )  im loving my new die-namics fishtail dies too.

Have a lovely day
Marlou ♥

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

♥ Poppy brooch ♥


Two posts in one day ... LOL ....  I just wanted to share this beautiful felt poppy brooch that I made for a very special friend for Christmas :)  I'm delighted how it turned out :)
I used Papertrey flower dies (can't remember the name of the set (",) )  and the leaves are from Paper Artsy dies and simply stitched on a black button.
Must add this into our "button challenge" over at Let's create and craft ♥

have a fab day ♥
Marlou xxx


♥ Let's create and craft ~ "Buttons" ♥


Over at our fortnightly challenge at Let's create and craft is "buttons" ... I know all crafters just love buttons, I know I do and have hundreds .. LOL .. you can never have to many buttons ;)
I made these little baby tags using Wplus9 onesie dies and simply added a little button to each of them.  The sentiment is from Papertrey.
This challenge runs until January 8th, so lots of time to join in with your projects :)
Pop over and see the gorgeous projects from my team pals and join in the fun

It's a beautiful crisp frosty day here, my favourite time of the year
stay warm :)
hugzz
Marlou ♥

Sunday, 9 December 2012

♥ Dies to die for ~ entry no.2 ♥




I thought I would enter another card for Dies to die for Christmas challenge :)  This one is using Marianne Santa sleigh die and CC cutters holly die.  Added red pearls to holly and plain pearls and glitter to sleigh.
I added some bias binding spotty red laced trim to the side.  Sentiment is from Clearly besotted ♥

Thanks for looking
Marlou ♥

Saturday, 8 December 2012

♥ CAS-ual Fridays ~ knots ♥

Over at Cas-ual Friday's challenge for this week is ~ "knots"  I made this little gift card using my CC cutters mitten die, Memorybox papers, Papertrey sentiment and I made my knot using some jute :)
I added "of course" tiny pearls to the mittens to embellish

Have a lovely Saturday
Marlou ♥

Friday, 7 December 2012

♥ Simon says stamp challenge ~ Snowflakes ♥


Simon says stamp challenge this week is "snowflakes".   I got these snowflake die cuts complimentary from Dies to die for when I ordered some crafty goodies :)  So I thought I would use them to create this card.
Adding pearls and glitter to decorate and sentiment is from Clearly besotted signature Christmas set.

Have a lovely weekend ♥
Marlou ♥

Sunday, 2 December 2012

♥ The Ribbon girls ~ December challenge ♥



Another Christmas card :) .. I'm looking forward to Christmas it is my favourite time of the year
I made this card using Daydream designs new Christmas digi sets and papers (these are soooo cute)
I am quite limited to how I use my digital images and I tend to keep them simple ... print ... decoupage and decorate :) :)  I finished off my decoupaging with punching out a heart shape.  Topped it off with glitter and pearls for the sprinkles.
I used my Joy die from Wplus9 and also their snowflake die and another pearl
I'm entering my card into The Ribbon girls Christmas Challenge

Enjoy your evening
Marlou ♥