Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Guess what, it's a pink Christmas card

No surprise there then, although it all evolved from the cute little pre-coloured image:

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- pre-coloured image by The Hobby House from their 'Let it Snow' sheet of toppers, die cut with a Nesties oval die and then layered onto a slightly bigger hand cut SU 'Rose Red' oval - had these images for a good while and just found some the other day

- paler pink backing card is also SU ('Pretty in Pink')

- the 'Rose Red' corners were die cut using a Whimsy corner die

- pale turquoise snowflakes paper is from a Penelope and Percy paper pad and the curved pink patterned paper (cut after tracing round a small Pyrex bowl!) is by Marianne Designs from the 'Merry Little Christmas' paper pad - I've had these papers for ages and had almost forgotten about them

- sentiment is by Craftwork Cards, layered onto a circle of SU 'Rose Red' punched with SU's one and an eighth diameter punch

- the snowflake was die cut using Whimsy's 'Layered Snowflakes' die set, held together with a pink glass and silver coloured brad

- 'Crystal Ice' Stickles added at the end to the layered snowflake and image, along with some 'Liquid Pearls - Opal White' on the falling snow

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sketch N Stash Challenge 135, where this is the sketch to follow:
Winter Wonderland, where the current challenge is 'Girls, girls, girls'

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for March - anything goes



Mrs A. said...

I loves pink I do. Those ickle reindeers are sooooooo cute on the backing paper. Hugs Mrs A.

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

O how sweet card
love your colouring
fabulous card
hugs Tamara

Anonymous said...

A lovely card Di, I've never thought of pink as a Christmassy colour but it does work. x

Carol Willis said...

Gorgeous card Di, love the beautiful image.
Caz x

Sarah said...

This is great Di. Pink and turquoise, you can't beat any time of year!! xx

Sarn said...

Very sweet card - cute little image and interesting sketch (which looks very complicated on the drawing)!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sue said...

So pretty Di love the pink and turquoise together and the sparkly of course :) huggles Sue xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Hello Di....Thank you for your kind comments on my blog and I would love to join in your challenge...
Love your adorable Christmas card..such pretty colours.


Bonnie said...

This is such a darling image, Di! Love this sketch and how that pretty paper curves!

KandA said...

What a super card. Love the HH topper and fabulous snowflake xx

Darnell said...

Nothing better than a pink Christmas card, Di, and this one is awesome! I'm about to make one myself, it seems all the rage right now and why not? It's a happy color!! Hugs, Darnell

Sandra H said...

This is gorgeous Di l love that pre-coloured image its stunning for your colour choice and great backing papers too!

Viv said...

Great job Di! Just lovely!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

She is a sweet little miss. Pink just makes the wishes soft and give the holiday creations a warm glow. Beautiful!

Julie C. said...

What a cute lovely pink Christmas card! Just love it! ^_^

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card Di and nothing wrong with pink for Christmas.
Love the image and the fab papers.
Great sketch too.

Kath x

scrappymo! said...

This is such a pretty card. I love the colours together and the little reindeer are so sweet on the design paper.

That is a wonderful image too...I have followed your lead and managed to buy a few packs of the Wild Rose Studio packs, will watch for these ones next!

Carol L said...

Pink works for me, especially when the card is this cute!! I love how you colored that image, but that paper with the little reindeer is TOO precious!!

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful card for our challenge thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have new release candy if you are interested :)

Hettie said...

No surprise there then Di!! Gorgeous card. I do love the background pattern - quite apt as it is a quilting design called "Drunkards Path" and the quilt that is on my bed right now is made using that design! I digress!
Love that image and there are no rules as to Christmas colours.

Chrissie said...

Such a sweet card and I absolutely LOVE that colour palette (especially for Christmas cards!)
Thanks for joining in with Sketch N Stash.
Chrissie xx

Karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous - love it! Wonderful use of pink. I have finally remembered what that plastering tape on last weeks picks reminds me of - Magic Mesh! And I found some, must have been in my stash for more than ten years! Will try to play with it next week! xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for March - hope to see you again soon x

Greta said...

Super sweet--love this card, Di!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Awww! I really like this sweet card. I adore the background paper you used (the Nordic sweater looking stuff). Fab!!!

Debs said...

Adorable card - love that fabulous image and great colours.
Thanks for playing along at Sketch n Stash this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx