A weekend to celebrate..


It looks like this weekend is going to be a very festive one..

My youngest daughter is turning 8 on Sunday and the card above I made for Jake to give to her.  Laurelle adores Mermaids [Well.. anything to do with water!!] and ofcourse anything glitter & bling!

What you can’t see very well on the photo is that Anya [the mermaid] is tripple decoupaged and looks so much more 3D in the flesh!

This Pink Poison Anya stamp had been coloured before christmas when I was at Caz’s.. these stamps are just the cutest and a joy to colour!  They are from an American stamp company “The Greetings Farm” and I have great pleasure in telling you that Silly Monkey Crafts will be stocking these very soon! so keep checking back for updates.

Other materials used for my card are Distress inks, Papermania papers [Retro Floral] assorted bling and pearl dots plus some RobinsNest dew drops.

The sketch is a lovely one from the FridaySketchers blog 🙂  Thanks so much for sharing girls!!


The GORJUSS laptop covers arrived yesterday.. YAYYY!..  I have to show you it, can’t stop stroking it 🙂



Then I had another reason to celebrate..

Months ago I was featured on Elisabeth Bell’s blog and was promised a signed piece of her artwork with a COA and it arrived the other day..

It is such an special gift, thank you from the bottom of my heart Elisabeth!


If you would like to be in with a chance of winning a special gift like this.. Elisabeth has her first Blog Candy of 2009 announced on her blog and all the details can be found here:


Good luck to all of you!!

Have a great evening and a wonderful weekend!

Marlene x


25 responses to “A weekend to celebrate..

  • carole

    Love this card Marlene…I’m sure it does look wonderful in real life LOL…what an unusual but sweet image. Your laptop cover is just gorjuss…I can see why you want to keep stroking it ha ha ha!
    What an amazing gift from Elisabeth, you must be absolutely delighted with it….very special indeed.
    Have a nice weekend….wonder who’s going tonight in BB?
    Carole 🙂

  • sue

    Aww what a gorgeous card, sure Laurelle will luv it, great lappy cover. What a lovely pressie from Elisabeth, beautiful. Have good weekend, sue.xx

  • mar1ene

    Thanks Sue and Carole 🙂
    And it’s gotta be Lucy that goes tonight.. specially after last nights singing by Ulrika and Verne.. haha

  • deb

    oh wow, fantastic, your card is stunning, love Anya, love your laptop cover and how lucky are you having an Elisabeth Bell original! Way to go hun!

  • MarjaS Scrapfun

    Wat een schattige kaart marlene. Alvast gefeliciteerd en ik hoop dat jullie een hele gezellige dag hebben. Dat cadeautje is wel heel speciaal. Liefs Marja

  • Diane W

    Oh! Fantastic card!!!! She is sooo blingy!!!
    “Happy Birthday Laurelle!!!”

    Yourlaptop cover is just fabulous!!!

    The personalised artwork is just great too.

    Lucky Girl :o)x

  • Tab

    Gorgeous card, love the colours! I adore the Gorjuss stuff, your lappy cover of divine!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  • Mich

    Wat een prachtige kaart … Daar zal je dochter vast en zeker blij mee zijn.

    En de stempel is gewoonweg supertof !!

  • Anki

    You lucky girl! Wow! Also FYI – RoP will also be having these stamps soon as well..
    Stort grattis också till födelsedagsbarnet. Hoppas det blir mycket tårta! Kramar från hela vår familj! Anki

  • Jill

    aww gorgeous card Marlene look all the bling, hope your daughter has a wonderful day, hugs Jill x

  • Sandra

    Gorgeous card Marlene….your daughter will love it,hope she as a lovely day Sunday.
    Take care
    Sandra x

  • Nikki

    Gorgeous card Marlene and I love your colouring and her eyeshadow. Hope your daughter has a great 8th Birthday. Love your beautiful gift from Elizabeth.. so special. Have a great weekend hun, Hugs, Nikki x p.s. Have you had any contact with Bryony? Emailed her twice this week but no reply. x

  • sandra_w

    Wat ‘n schattig kaartje, Marlene! Gefeliciteerd met je dochters verjaardag en ‘n hele gezellige dag toegewenst!

    Liefs, San

  • annie

    such a cute mermaid and beautifully coloured in sea colours, I am sure your daughter will love it. And your gift from Elizabeth is just gorgeous, well done you! hugs, annie x

  • Bev

    Marlene I don’t know what to comment on first sweetie. Okay the card!! It’s amazing – the colours and all the bling are just fab. And I’m soo happy that SM will be stocking them.

    Love the laptop cover – it’s just the best thing I’ve seen in ages lol.

    And Elisabeths artwork is amazing too.

    hugs Bev x

  • Jules

    Happy Birthday to Laurelle and gorgeous card Marlene, hugs hugs and more hugs, Jules xx

  • Rachel

    ooo ooo and oooo, fabulous, the card the laptop cover the image from elisabeth..wow!
    oh and thanks i have now HAD to go and order myself not one but two of the gorjuss covers for my iphone…:)
    thanks for the link hun. hugs rachxx

  • Sharon

    Lovely card Marlene. I love the gem bubbles! And what a fantastic gift from Elisabeth, I’m going a little bit green with envy!

  • debby4000

    Fabulous card, love that cute image so will be stalking Silly Monkeys. Sounds like a busy weekend, Happy Birthday to Laurelle for Sunday.

  • vicki

    ooohhh Marlene what a gorgeous card for your lil girl, the mermaid image is so cute and the gems add a lovely touch, I’m sure your daughter will love it, wishing her a very happy birthday for tomorrow.

    Wow what a special keepsake to treasure from Elizabeth Bell, you must be over the moon. xx vicki xx

  • Brocéliane

    what great news for you 🙂 and your card is fabulous:)

  • riet

    wat een schitterende kaart weer Marlene.
    en gefeliciteerd met je dochter.
    en je cadeautje wat mooi is dat.

    fijn weekend.
    dikke knuf Riet.xx

  • severine

    superbe cette carte !!!
    bizz, sev

  • Elaine

    Gorgeous card Marlene! I have the Anya stamps and more from The Greetings Farm on my wishlist (the stamp set with the dogs on the sofa is adorable). They are so cute.

    Love the Gorjuss laptop skin. I have a Gorjuss bookmark marking my place in my current book. 🙂

    And yay for the Elisabeth Bell illustration. Lovely!

    Happy Birthday to your daughter! Hope she has a lovely day.

  • Jilli

    Gorgeous card, love the papers. Amazing laptop cover, looks fab! Jillix

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