Hello everyone, I’m back again with another card to show you..
little bit of warning though!.. It’s gonna be a long-ish post!

Today there was a new challenge announced on the CUTE CARD THURSDAY challenge blog and when I read it.. I just had to respond straight away.  The theme is ” Happy Mail”  to make a card to send a smile.

Deb has been contacted by the founder of POST PALS, where they try and get sick children to get mail from all over the place to brighten their day and put a smile on their face..
I think this is such a good idea and know all too well how a card can cheer you up when you are not very well..
As my Mum keeps telling me after all the cards she was lucky enough to receive after her fall.

So this card will be send tomorrow and I’m sure there will be more to follow..
Please check out all the details over at CCT and maybe you can bring a smile to their faces too 😀


The gorgeous sketch is provided by Dawney for PAPERTAKE WEEKLY and it’s simply fab!
Will difinately use this again!

I have used my new cute Peter Pan stamp from the Greeting Farm,
that are now in stock at SILLY MONKEY CRAFTS along with some other fairies and old favorites..
..but you better be quick because they are selling like hot cakes!

The image has been coloured with Copic Sketch markers, papers are BG Archaic
and I’ve added alot of Liquid pearl dots for accents.

Close up:


Now.. on this stamp set there is Wendy with glasses on, Peter Pan,
a couple of sentiments and a tiny little tinkerbel…

I have used the little tink on the inside of my card, ready to bless the little message 🙂


I have received quite a lot of new goodies in the last couple of days.. so I’m off to get organised in my craftroom and maybe even make another creation 😉


I just quickly wanted to give my SU! downline Sue a mention as she is having an Open House on Sunday 17th May.. so if you are in BRISTOL area you are more than welcome to join her and a few friends for some SU! crafting fun…  Read all about it HERE


Have a fabulous evening all..

Huggles, Marlene xx


45 responses to “PTW & CCT

  • deb

    oh wow, how cute is he? Fabulous papers too, love this card! Thank you so much for supporting Post Pals! Many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge! Have a great evening, Deb x

  • Poppet

    He is gorgeous hun and such a brill card i know it will bring lots of smiles, thank you so much for doing this, hugs Pops x x x x

  • Nikki

    Gorgeous card Marlene, love the cute image and your beautiful colouring, The colour scheme is so pretty. Big Hugs Nikki x

  • riet

    Wowwww Marlene,wat is dit een schitterend kaartje meis.
    zo leuke stempel,zo mooi papier en kleuren.

    Liefs Riet.xx

  • alina

    weer een prachtige kaart, Marlene, de kleuren zijn geweldig!
    groetjes, Alina

  • helen x

    this is fabulous marlene and is certain to bring a smile to anyones face
    helen x

  • sue

    Gorgeous card Marlene lovely image, who ever gets it will be thrilled with it, sue.x

  • Tab

    Gorgeous card honey! Fab image and layout, love it!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  • Kim Piggott

    Wow! This is fabulous Marlene what a cute little chap and I love your paper!
    kim x

  • Dawn

    Beautiful card Marlene – love that cute image!

  • Kelly S

    Oh my, I just got taht set and can’t wiat to ink it up!! Too fun Marlene!! Love the LP dots too!!

    Hugs, Kelly

  • daisy

    what a lovely card! love the image! where is it from?


  • Sandy

    Oh Marlene what a gorgeous and lovely card again.
    Fabulous paper and what a cute stamp. Gorgeous.

    Have a sunny weekend my friend. Hugs.

  • linda

    Wow Marlene what a fabulous card hunny. What a good idea to send cards to sick children, will definitely go take a look at that site. I love your card, and some child is going to be very pleased to receive it. Loving the adorable image. Hope you get round to playing with your new crafting goodies today.

    Hugs Linda x

  • Jill Jones

    Beautiful card Marlene, love the Peter Pan image. The colours and layout look fab. The inside is gorgeous too.
    Jill x x

  • Siobhan

    Wow what a cute card, love the idea will chekc out the site to send a card to 🙂

  • fiona

    Gorgeous card, Marlene….love it!
    A happy burst of colour and boldness 🙂
    Fiona x

  • Thea

    Hoi Marlene, wat een leuk jongens kaartje. Deze zijn zo moeilijk om te maken. Maar met de stempels van Greeting Farm is het je goed gelukt.
    Ik ga het ook proberen, want deze stempels zijn onderweg naar ons toe. Je kaartje heeft een geweldige kleurencombinaties en leuk versierd. Je bent altijd een grote inspiratie bron voor mij.

    Groetjes Thea

  • Shirley

    Wow Marlene its a stunning card, I love the little image and the colours youve chosen, its a fantastic card. Well done love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  • michele S

    Hi Marlene
    This card is really cute, and going to a wonderful cause.
    I love the sketch for one thing and the liquid pearls add for the dimension that I love on your cards! really nice look with the colors of the DP and the image!!
    Michele spera 🙂

  • Carole

    Perfect Peter Pan…love your card and fabulous colouring Marlene. I do like these stamps, might just have to order some 😆
    Managed to get some DCWV stacks from The Range last night….thanks for your help 😀
    Have a great weekend.
    Carole 😀

  • steph

    What a lovely idea Marlene – I will definately check it out & this card would make anyone smile 🙂

    Have a fab weekend honey & can’t wait to see what creations you make with all your new stash (for you to say ‘lots’ – I bet there’s LOTS lol)

    Steph xxx Off to Silly Monkey, but probably too late 😦

  • Kim Dellow

    Ctue, cute, cute. He is fab. Kim

  • marcea

    aw sweetie, this is just adorable and what a worthy cause. I will certainly make time over the weekend to take part! Love this cute image … what a cheeky face :o)

  • cheryl

    how cute is he! sure to put a smile on someones face. just been reading your article in craft stamper, fab work as usual.

  • Julie

    I love your card, sweet image, great papers beautifully put together.

  • Sinikka

    Nou ik kan begrijpen dat deze stempels gauw over de toonbank gaan. Wat is die lief. En dan de kleine tinklerbell die je hebt gebruikt!!!!
    Ik weet niet of ik ooit heb gezegd dat je geweldige kaarten maakt……nou, bij deze dan
    Fijn weekend en ruim niet te veel op in je hobbykamer

  • Georgia

    Fabulous card – this is perfect to cheer someone up! 😆
    I love it, the colours are really nice.
    Love, Georgia xx

  • Claudia Rosa

    Simply stunning Marlene, the colours are fantastic. Love the idea with the square to add the sentiment! Perfect colouring as always. Have a super weekend

  • Tara

    This is brilliant Marlene – what a fab image and I love the addition of the pearl dots, gorgeous! xx

  • Marie

    Hi Marlene, my first visit to your blog and such a lovely card for a lovely cause! I love how you’ve decorated inside the card to match x

  • Dawn Marie

    Hi Marlene, such a beautiful card, such sweet images you’ve used, just gorgeous. Beautiful papers and your colouring is immaculate as always. Dawn Marie.xx

  • bastelkueken

    Wow – your little jungle boy is so stunning… your card design fantastic
    wish you a great weekend. Hugs

  • Beatrix

    oh really stunning, marlene, looks so fantastic and really cute. such a wonderful card.
    have a nice and sunny weekend.
    big hugs, bea

  • wendy

    Hi, I love looking at your blog, you make the most gorgeous cards, you are a real inspiration. Keep up the good work. Have a lovely weekend
    Wendy x x

  • Vanja

    Fabulous card! Great layout and an adorable image.

  • Kathrin aka Kruemel

    This card for sure will put a BIG smile on a kid´s face! Great done.
    Oh – and I like your new photo too. :o)

    Kathrin aka Kruemel

  • sam

    This is adorable wuth excellent colouring.Hugs SamXX

  • sam

    This is adorable with excellent colouring.Hugs SamXX

  • Jill

    wow Marlene another stunning card, I love the stitching and those gorgeous BG papers. don’t normally buy craft magazines, but I will be buying this on tuesday to see your fab article hugs Jill xx

  • vikki

    Thank you for sending a card and creating a smile for a Post Pal child 🙂

    Best Wishes


  • Ila

    Totally Gorgeous!…the image is So Cute and the details are Fabulous!!…Hugs, Ila

  • linda

    Good morning Marlene, wow hunny another stunning card, i love it, and the colours papers etc are just gorgeous!! happy birthday to your hubby for yesterday and how fab to be going away for christmas. Sounds absolutely lovely. We went to the dominican 3 years ago and loved it. Saw your work in the magazine too, have my copy safe here at home!! have a great day hunny, big hugs Linda x

  • Steph

    Lovely card! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge!

  • Samantha

    lovely card and fantastic Distress inks tutorial too!

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