Friday, 17 October 2014

Jingle Belles Challenge - Pink Christmas

There's a special challenge going on over at Jingle Belles, and it would be great if some of you could also join in. It only runs until Wednesday 22nd October but for every single entry - which must be made using a noticeable amount of pink as it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month - the ladies who run the challenge will be donating $4 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. What an incredibly generous thing for them to do!

Hettie (aka Sam) gave some of us a prod to join in and this is my offering - which I absolutely loved making of course, due to being just a teeny bit partial to pink:
I used:

- 6" square white scalloped card, tent style

- pink backing card, bottom corners rounded

- then a layer of gently patterned pink paper from a Milton & Co. 'Christmas' paper stack, bottom corners rounded

- then dug out three different pink snippets of card and covered them with double sided adhesive paper (not the intricate die stuff though as it was the fronts I wanted to play about with). Then cut one large and two small trees using Dee's Distinctively dies called 'Stacking Trees'

- the trees literally come in layers so I peeled off the covering from the front of the largest tree to reveal the sticky clear film and then covered each piece in Stampendous 'Shaved Ice' Frantage which is very similar to gilding flakes

- the two small trees were given similar treatment but using Cosmic Shimmer 'Diamond Sprinkles'

- each tree was then assembled onto the card, large one first then a small pink one followed by  another small pink one which I left the bottom layer off. That's the beauty of these dies, you can reduce the heights to suit - used sticky pads for the trees which were layered over the largest one of course

- the sentiment is LOTV from their 'Christmas Circular Sentiments' set, stamped in Memento 'Gray Flannel' onto a snippet of pink card and die cut with a round Nestie. Then I cut a slightly darker snippet of pink card (covered with double sided adhesive)  with a Classic Scalloped Circle Nestie and dunked it into Cosmic Shimmer 'Diamond Sprinkles' before sticking it onto the card with sticky pads

- using a teensy snippet of leftover pale pink card, already covered with sticky on the back, I added some more sticky film to the front and  die cut a Memory Box 'Star of Wonder' - again dunking it into Cosmic Shimmer 'Diamond Sprinkles'

- final touches, two Aurora Borealis gems, one in the centre of the star and a small one on the star on the greeting

Oh how this sparkles in real life! And I have to confess that I've wanted to make a card with pink Christmas trees on ever since I was sent one a couple of years ago by a lovely blogging friend - I bet you know who you are :)

Di
x

30 comments:

Liz said...

What a lovely sparkly card! I love how the trees are layered.

Will try and make a pink Christmas card for the challenge before the deadline. xx

Carol L said...

Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous card with those sparkling, dazzling trees! I love this! It's perfect for the Jingle Belles!

Susanne Vargas said...

So gorgeous!

vinita jain said...

Di, love this pink creation with those fabulous sparkly trees!!!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous pinc Christmas scene
hugs Tamara

Greta said...

Oh so beautiful, Di! I've got to make a pink Christmas card!

ellyscard creatief said...

Very lovely card Di.\Gr Elly

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

My first thought dear Di when saw the card was wow it great so different!!

... then when read the reason why it made my heart glad ..

.. how wodnerful,
Shaz in oz.x

susiestacey said...

Absolutely Gorgeous x Susan x

SARN said...

WOW Di . .. what a gorgeous pink festive card. Very schparkly too & for a good cause.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Very pretty! Love the sparkle!

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your pretty Christmas card and the pink is gorgeous....

Anne

Pat said...

How wonderfully sparkly it is Di, and all pink too which surprisingly works really well. x

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Thank you for visiting my blog and the kind comments! I love your card - very beautiful! I am barely keeping up with Halloween - the Christmas season seems so far away! I love hearing from both you and Mrs. A - always makes me smile. Wishing you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Planetsusie said...

Oh blimey!!! I was just popping over to add my snippets card and saw this sublime creation!!! Feeling a tad poetic today Di! I really do love this, all pink and sparkly - heaven!

Even Fenton is overcome!

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Diane said...

Beautiful!!!

Elizabeth said...

Well, Di, you know I'm not that fond of pink but this is gorgeous. Pink sparkly Christmas trees - delightful! I will try, I will, to make a pink Christmas card - how could I not for such a good cause :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Mrs A. said...

Tis gorgeous miss. Well as I have done Sunday's card already and 1/2 of Rudolph days cards I will put the whisky bottle to one side (again) and see what I can do. Pink you say! Erm!! hugs Mrs A.

Lucy Woods said...

Really gorgeous Di! Those trees look so fab!
Lucy x

lauren bergold said...

i feel like i've just found my pink-n-sparkly soul sister, lol! :) but seriously, missus, this is BEYOND AWESOME by any conceivable standard... and a perfect contribution to our "think pink" fest at JINGLE BELLES; thank you for helping support a great cause! ♥♥♥

LesleyG said...

Such a pretty in pink sparkly textured card, and a great cause too xxx

Hazel said...

Oh Di, this is a beautiful sparkly pink card - love it (would love also to see it at CHNC extra) xx

Eve Maynard said...

Oh! what a beautiful card Di.
That shaved ice certainly makes it sparkle.

Thank you for picking me for a top pick in the playground last week. Sorry that I didn't join in with the fun this week - will try harder to play this next week.

Hope all is well with you.
xx

mamapez5 said...

I rarely do a pink Christmas card but this is so pretty Di. I have a few days left so I will try to enter the challenge for such an excellent cause. Kate x

Chris D. said...

This is such a pretty card!

Jacee said...

Oh my, this is so pretty Diane!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

SmilynStef said...

Wowza ... that is some pink sparkly magic ... love all of the glitter and dimension ... so very glad you went PINK for a cause with us at Jingle Belles.

Marie B. said...

This is a gorgeous card! I love it! :)

Hettie said...

This is beautiful Di. Great job.
Hugs
xx

Bananastamper said...

Wow! This is stunning!