Friday, 10 August 2012

Pink Christmas

This week's challenge over at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge is to use your favourite colour, and of course mine is PINK. I should have been jumping for joy, but suddenly realised that am very short on pink papers for Christmas and didn't have time to colour something like the LOTV baubles or an image pink so I plumped for this:
It's a pyramage blush pink Dufex Christmas Rose which I had in my box of Christmas toppers, that's what it said on the sheet although it has an air of apple blossom about it to me :( 

We actually have some pinky Christmas roses in the garden here and the centre piece of the image is fine, it's the branches that bug me a bit. 

I used:

- A6 ready embossed silver card stock (I suspect this is so old it came from Lakeland - there are also a load of gold ones lurking in a box I see)

- Dufex Pyramage topper, supposedly a pink Christmas Rose/Hellebore

- snippet of pink ribbon

- sentiment from my goodies store

Quick and easy - just as well 'cos I then had to run round a lot of post boxes in North Hampshire posting 600 newsletters, as casually as possible :)

This won't surprise you, no Friday Feast today - time hasn't been exactly on my side and no way was I going to experiment last weekend with new recipes. It was as much as I could do to cook tried and tested meals when the girls were here. Unless you'd like my recipe for beans on toast?



Sally H said...

gorgeous card, Di! I hope you enjoy a more relaxing week next week x

Anonymous said...

Your one busy bee this week Di, l hope your weekend will be more restful.

Lovely card, the pink ribbon highlights the roses beautifully.

Happy Friday xx

Annie said...

Hi Goldie,
I can just imagine you running round the streets posting letters in your sparkly it will be on the news later :-)
Fluffy x

Amanda said...

Lovely pink card Di, very sparkly. Now your recipe for beans on toast could very well be different from mine, there may be a new twist like adding worcestershire sauce to the beans for an extra kick, or baby hotdog sausages or even cheese. See there are many variations on a simple classic lol. Hugs, Amanda x

mamapez5 said...

This is a very pretty card, but I must admit I looked at it and thought apple blossom on a Christmas card; that's different. Then I read what you had put! I think I would swap the sentiment for Happy Birthday, but on the other hand, what's wrong with 'different'? At least it will stand out, hanging in a row of snowflakes and robins.
Hope you catch up with yourself soon.
Kate xx

Hazel said...

I love it whether it's roses or apple blossom, it's a pretty card and another Christmas one done! Thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge - hope to see you again soon. x

Vicky Hayes said...

It's absolutely beautiful Di - whatever those flowers are! - and I love the pink and silver together. Does your beans on toast recipe start, like mine, with: hunt about for an hour or so for the tin opener...?! Vicky x

Helen said...

This is really pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at CHNC challenge this week

Helen xx

Hettie said...

Ooo! It would be nice to see YOUR recipe for beans on toast! How do you do yours?
Why am I not surprised you have done a pink card?
Going to have to starve now!

Hettie said...

P.S. Did you see any gold postboxes to send your letters in?

Mary said...

Beautiful card. Love the silver and pink together, and the ribbon is a beautiful touch. Have a wonderful week.

Sandra H said...

This is beautiful Di and so elegantly done love the centre image and the ribbon so beautiful, xx

MaryH said...

This is such a pretty card. Would never have guessed that you didn't use an embossing folder on the background. Very clever to use those colors for a Christmas card. Very effective. TFS

Elizabeth said...

It's a very pretty card and something different, makes a nice change. I'd say they look an awful lot like apple blossoms too but they are beautiful so why not?

I haven't had beans on toast in eons and I'm now feeling deprived!

Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Marie said...


Mrs A. said...

Must admit it looks apple blossom to me too but hey it's pink so you can send it to me for chrissy!. Hugs mrs a.