25 September 2012

All twinkled out!

 
Yes I've discovered Twinklets (I know where have I been) well infact I bought these last year and hardly used them I don't know why as they're fab and look so effective and add great texture to your Chrimbly cards. 
 
Well I hope you're having a good week so far.  Its rather wet and blustery here today so no intention of venturing out until I pick the kiddies up (unless I can talk hubby into doing it!!!!).  He's working at home today and I never seem to get much done when he's at home.
 
We were woken up at 6 a.m. this morning by my sister phoning from the hospital to say she'd just had her little girl weighing in at a healthy 7lb and they're both doing fine.  I'm so excited can't wait to see them but I shall give her some breathing space before we descend on them.
 
Okay back to my card.  Once again I made this following a fab sketch over at The Sugar Bowl but never made the deadline but here it is anyway.  I'm using kraft again to mat everything - just love it.
 
 
The image is such a sweetie from Sugar Nellie coloured with Distress Markers and lots of Stickles.  Papers are a download from Nitwits called Heavenly which have been distressed with walnut stain distress ink.  The trees are a die from Marianne Design and I added Tim Holtz crackle paint and when that was dry some glue and Twinklets.  Not sure where the sentiment is from its a diecut I found on my rummage and I just added a little charm to it. 
  
 
A close up of the image and you can just see the trees too.  I was so pleased with how the image turned out.  I'm still learning with the distress markers but no doubt I'll get there eventually, at least it didn't end up in the bin!. 

 
Another close up this time of the little cones my kiddiewinkles helped me collect when we went on a little jaunt the other week.  I've crackled them again with the Tim Holtz paint and dunked them in Twinklets.  Love how they've turned out and I can see me using the Twinklets as much as I do Stickles.  The little berries started out life as red ones but I crackled them and then used some silver rub on and then went over with a little pink.
 
Okay no more waffle from me.  Someone told me yesterday that its 91 days til Christmas well now thats just put me in panic mode so after my two little ones birthdays in October YES both in one month what was I thinking, its gonna be head down and cracking on with Chrimbo projects.
 
Challenges I would like to enter:-
 
 
 
Catch up with you later folks, take care and happy crafting.
 
Ann-Marie
xxx

10 comments:

  1. Hi Ann-Marie, this is totally stunning. Wonderful image, fabulous colouring and such stunning design details.
    Hugs
    Laine
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  2. Gorgeous creation Ann-Marie, Love the image and all the beautiful details.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous and sooo adorable.
    luv
    Debby

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  4. beautiful card. The image is so sweet and I love your layout and all the little details
    Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week
    Hugs
    Doreen xx

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  5. What a beautiful card - your distress colouring is lovely and the Twinklets look fab! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

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  6. So gorgeous card. Love your "snow". Amazing.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “How Charming” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs
    Natali

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  7. Congratulations on your familys new addition, thats wonderful news! :)

    Your frosty card is gorgeous, really pretty hun!

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  8. Just popping back to say thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week too,

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  9. What a sweet card. I just love the cones and how you decorated then, en the little fairy is just so sweet.


    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Love Mickaela

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  10. fantastic design and your colouring is stunning Ann Marie...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
    Mina xxx

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