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Friday, December 21, 2012


It's challenge #148 over at I ♥ PROMARKERS this week and the theme is 'Anything but Square'.  The challenge will run for two weeks this time and we'll be back on 2nd January.  Our fabulous sponsor is MARIANNE DESIGN and there's two gorgeous swirly leaf dies on offer for our winner.

I really mulled over what shape card to do for this, but I'd seen this template floating around the internet a lot and really liked it, so I thought I'd have a go.  Thanks to Marianne at Stamp ARTic for her great instructions.  My papers are Basic Grey 'Plumeria' and my image is from an art deco stamp set I bought a couple of years ago from Lilac Lemon Designs.  It's ages since I've used them, but after rooting through a couple of hundred stamps for an idea (didn't want to use a digi) I thought this would be perfect.

The Promarkers (mustard, purple and shades) are a perfect match for the tones in the papers, so it all went together really well.  A Martha Stewart punch did my edges, inked with distress ink and a nestie cut the internal greeting oval.  As we're sponsored by Marianne Design, we used her product too.  My fern at top right, the flower and the leafy swirl inside are all Marianne D's.  Some mesh, lace and pearls from my stash finished it off.

So that's it.  All that's left is to wish all my blogging buddies, friends and even folk I don't know in any way at all, a very Happy Christmas and New Year.  I hope you all have a wonderful time.

Entering into:
FABNFUNKY #152 - Ribbon/lace
DIVA'S BY DESIGN #66 - Anything goes.
STAMP N DOODLE - Anything goes.
LADYBUG CRAFTS - Anything goes.
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS #20 - Anything goes.
CRAFTY BLOGGERS #6 - Anything goes.
MAKE IT MONDAY #120 - Anything goes.
GREAT IMPRESSIONS - Anything goes.


Molecraft said...

Such a fabulous creation, love it!
Helen x

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW! This is stunning Lorraine. Such a fabulous design and I love the glamours image. The colours are gorgeous too.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too!


Chrissy said...

This is just stunning Lorraine..gorgeous image and colouring and love the fold...


xxxtglxxx said...

Love these magic cards Lorraine :)

Great colour combo and elegant image :)

Have a wonderful christmas,



As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

This is beautiful Lorraine gorgeous image beautifully coloured Ginny x

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning card! Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Bloggers Network this month.

Linda xxx

Michaela said...

Hi Lorraine
I saw your lovely creation on MIM this time and came to take a closer look. What a stunning card! Love the style of the card, the purple colour, the image is gorgeous and coloured in perfectly.
Michaela xx

Pat K said...

Beautiful card Lorraine...love the colours and great design. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week. hugs, Pat K xx

coops said...

so stunning lorraine.really gorgeous image and i love your design and colours.
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and thanks for all your comments on my blog this year :D

xx coops xx

Wendy said...

Wow...gorgeous card. Love how you colored your stamp, layed out the card and your embellies are beautiful. Thank you for joining us this week at ARTistic Inspirations~Wendy, DT

Desire Fourie said...

Lorraine this is just so beautiful. Love all the layering and colours.
Saw this on MIM and had to come over for a closer look. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Judy said...

This is so pretty, as your art always is. Love the purples.

Blessings to you and yours, and a very Merry Christmas.


craftygranny said...

This is gorgeous thanks for sharing with us at artistic inspirations . hugs trisha dt

Rene said...

Fantastic! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back soon!
Rene ;D

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

lovely card thanks for joining us at artistic inspiration and good luck emma xx

Moshie said...

Gorgeous creation! Your detail is so wonderful! You did an awesome job! Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspiration. Hope to see you again. hugs

Sue from Oregon said...

You die choice is PERFECT for this image! Awesome card! Thanks for sharing with us at Great Impressions! ♥ Sue Kment

Jennifer said...

VERY glamerous, Lorraine. Love your design, and your choice of colours. Your colouring is superb.

Jennifer. x
P.S. Happy New Year!

Jo Channon said...

Hi Lorraine,

Great image and lovely to see anything but Christmas! Colouring is gorgeous as ever. I hope that you and Mum and all the family enjoyed a lovely Christmas and wishing you a very Happy New Year. (p.s had any more thoughts on what we were talking about before Christmas?) x see you soon Jo x

Ger said...

Fabulous colouring and a gorgeous card. Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network.

Geraldine M

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