Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!

My prayer for you, is that you will be blessed beyond measure!

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Friday, November 18, 2011


I'm still working on Christmas cards!!  I recently discovered a wonderful artist by the name of Krista Smith.  This adorable little image of her's is called "Sprite" and available at Saturated Canary as a digital image.  Don't you just want to squeeze those precious cheeks?  So SWEET!!

Card Recipe

Card size:  6" x 6"

Papers:  from my stash.

Embellishments: Offray 5/8" satin saddle red ribbon, Jolee's Boutique dimensional stickers (glitzy snowflakes) placed on top of punched snowflakes, and Stickles.

Tools used:  Spellbinders dies (oval and scalloped oval), Bunch Punch small Snowflake punch, Fiskars Threading water border punch, Fiskars 2" round, scalloped punch, Fiskars 1 1/2" round punch. 

Copics used:

  • Face:  E00, E000, E21
  • Cheeks:  R20
  • Hair: Y11, Y21, E97, E99
  • Eyes, Diaper, Shoes, Hat, and Wings:  BG000, BG01, BG10, GB11
  • Candy Cane and Bell:  R29, R39
  • Shading: C0
  • Ground:  C00, C3, C5  
Thanks for stopping by my blog to see my latest card creation!  Have a BLESSED day!!

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Yes, I've already started making my Christmas cards this year!  In fact, I started back in October.  So, today I'm sharing one of them with you.  This little sweetie is from Mo Manning's Digital Pencil, and she's called "Winifred."  She looks so warm wrapped in her green coat and hat.  The soft, furry little muff (hand warmer) is keeping her little hands toasty warm, too.
 Here's a little fashion history for you regarding the Muff:  "It was introduced to women's fashion in the 16th century and was popular with both men and women in the 17th and 18th centuries. By the early 20th century muffs were used in England only by women. It is also reported that the fashion largely fell out of style in the 19th century. It briefly returned in the late 1940's and 50's."  (from wiki)  I sure remember the pretty, little furry white muff I had when I was a child.  Did any of you have one?
I tried something a bit different with this image.  I used a die to cut her out on a slant.  Do you like that "look?"

Card Recipe

Card size:  6" x 6"

Papers:  Melissa Frances and Basic Grey

Embellishments:  Flower soft (on muff, ground, and falling from the sky), Jolee's Boutique dimensional stickers (glitzy snowflakes), and white half pearls colored with Copics. 

Tools used:  Spellbinders dies (oval and scalloped oval), Tonic Punch System 

Copics used:
  • Shadows:  W00
  • Face:  E00, E000, E21
  • Cheeks:  R20
  • Hair:  E40, E43, E44
  • Scarf and coat trim:  R39, R89 
  • Coat:  YG93, YG95, YG97
  • Dress, Shoes, and Muff:  W00, W3, W4, W6
Etc:  Ranger Ink:  Antique Linen

Thank you for popping in to take a peek at my card today, I hope you have a blessed day!

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱ 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Thank you so much...

I was inspired to make a card using this beautiful digital paper set
from Nitwit Collections called "Purdy."  I loved its vintage look and it's rich deep red and green hues.
(I went to snag you a link, and it seems that it's no longer available in the shop,
 but if you're interested, contact Mary Fran and ask her about the set.)

I thought this particular Matilda stamp, called "Tilda Holding Bunch of Roses," would be the perfect match to go with the papers.

After coloring her with my Copics, I trimmed around her and layered her on the 
antique off-white background  paper with dots.

I made my very first beaded hat pin for this card and colored the pearl at the top of the pin 
Copics to match the roses Tilda is holding.

Card Recipe:

Card is 6" x 6"

Sentiment:  my own.

Papers:  Green card stock from Stampin' Up.  Patterned papers from Nitwit Collections.

Copics used to color the Tilda image.

Embellishments:  Ruby Paper Blooms from Kaiser Craft, beaded hat pin with glass and metal beads, 1/2 pearls colored with Copics, Offray deep red ribbon, and Diamond Stickles (used on the centers of the roses she's holding.

Tools:  Fiskar's edge punch "Threading Water", EK Success "Fern" punch, My Favorite Things Die-namics Fancy Flourish die.

I'm sorry it's been so long since I last posted a card, but "my life" got in the way of my crafting time.  I'm thrilled to have finally had the time to complete and share this card with you.  Thank you so much for stopping by!! 

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱