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 ✿⊹⊱ 


  1. Marilou, this is awesome. First, thank you for the history lesson. I did not know about that. You did an awesome job on the card. I see how you slanted her and it is awesome.... Great coloring......

  2. Hi Marilou this is gorgeous, love your colours and colouring, may have to buy her shes beautiful xxxxx

  3. Beautiful card - i just love the gorgeous colours and papers
    Lisa x


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