Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Pink and Blue Seasons Greetings

I love pink and blue on Christmas cards, as a change to the more traditional colours. The other day, at a loss for inspiration for Scrappy Mo's Rudolph Days January Challenge, I came across a NBUS stamp set, and made a little batch of four cards all the same:
I used:

- 4" x 6" black card blank, tent style

- slightly smaller panel of white card so the black card blank formed a border/frame (which isn't very clear on the above photo!), stamped using a Woodware 'Christmas Trees' set (bought in Coventry last Autumn) and Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink. The trees and the sentiment are from the same set - and making four all the same was a doddle using the Misti of course

- coloured the trees with Baby Pink and Duck Egg Blue Pro markers

- glued the panel to the front of the card blank

Four cards for the Christmas card box, making a total of 23 in there so far - almost on target for my 12 per month - yippee! With more time and enthusiasm it would be such fun to paper piece this design!

I'd also like to enter this over at Darnell's latest NBUS Challenge #10, bad me didn't go for the option of using some bubble wrap for making a background - but it looks fabulous over at Darnell's!

And, Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge and Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for January as well.

I'm really struggling here - can someone please send back my mojo if they spot it wandering about looking lost!








38 comments:

Heidi Stamps said...

Very cute! I like the pink and blue, it is fresh and fun.

Liz said...

Great card, Di. I love the pink and blue, it really works well with this stamp. I'll keep an eye out for your mojo. Mine went AWOL after Christmas, but seems to have reappeared recently. xx

Heidi Stamps said...

I think it is adorable and a fresh color combo for Christmas!

scrappymo! said...

This is a lovely card (or cards, I should say). I like your non traditional colours and agree this would also make up nicely on DP...(You have given me an idea to use now).


Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

Megan J said...

Hi Di, a stunning set of cards, the pink and blue look great together, paper piecing would look super and use some of those snippetty bits up too! Have a great week, may your missing mojo be returned soo... Megan

scrAPpamondo said...

Sweet card/cards, love the sweet baby colours, they are perfect to make the CAS so cute!

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
what a wonderful stamped card it looks really super in the blue and pink.
As usual you have stamped it perfetly too.
Oh my 23 Christmas cards already doesn't sound like your molo is off gallivanting.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. GD

Jenny L said...

Sorry that should have read mojo

Jane said...

A great card Di..you are so well ahead, I don't even start until September..LOL. Your Mojo is still there..no worries xxx

Craftychris said...

I love this card! The colours are gorgeous and the stamp is so cool! 23 Christmas cards already, wow! I have managed three so far! Chin up, I think you are doing wonderfully! Hugs. Chris xxx

Eemeli said...

Lovely. It does not have to be always red and green for Christmas. I think your choice of colors works very well (beautiful pastel shades).

Hugs,
Eemeli

SARN said...

Lovely set of Rudolph Day cards mate, using fab colour scheme. Paper piecing would also be a good idea, but would take LOADS of patience like u said.

Well done on putting a BOLO out on your mojo. I'm searching for a couple at the mo.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I like pink and blue on Christmas cards too Di, and makes a nice change from traditional colours. I love the card you've made.

Sue xx

Aquarius said...

Mojo can't be too far away if you can make a super card like this - love it and nice to see different colours used for seasonal cards.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I just adore non traditional colors on cards. This is awesome!

Barb said...

Your trees look lovely in pink and blue. I've also got this set, as yet unused. I think I feel a batch baking session coming on. Barbxx

Pat said...

These Woodware trees are delightful Di, and I love the soft pink and blue you have used to colour them. I must get in the habit of making some batches of cards this year now I have the Misti. x

Em Louise Fairley said...

Really cute card Di. I'm with you on the mojo hunt. You'd think because I'm not crafting so much due to writing I'd be raring to go when I get time, but nope. The struggle is real. Eek!
Hugs,
Em xxx

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Di,

What a beautiful Christmas card! Twelve a month - now that's impressive.

I'm ready to start organizing my craft room, finally. I told myself that I'd have the rest of the house pretty well settled before I dug in. I can't wait!
Hugs,
Kay

Robin said...

Awe this is adorable! Hugs, Robin

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Awww! I love the delicate pinks and blues. Perfect for a snowy Christmas card.

Kath said...

A fabulous card - love the tree stampand the non-traditional colours. I agree it would be a great stamp to paper piece.
Kath x

Joan said...

Lovely card and such pretty colours

Hazel said...

Love the pink and blue, Di. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Fiki said...

this is very nice card!

MaryH said...

This cute image was made for the pastel shades of pink & blue as you've done here. I like the arty feel of the design, and the slim black mat makes it look as though it should be in a gallery! Good for you at doing 4 to build up your stash! Hey to Parsnip, and I'm using snippets, just keep missing the Playground! One of these days! Big hugs & TFS

Kathleen said...

Your choice of colours looks really great and like you say a difference from the more trad colours.
Like both the image stamp and the sentiment stamp too, lovely CAS card too.

Kath x

Carol L said...

This color scheme really looks cute Di! I like it!! I think my mojo and your mojo ran off together for a tropical getaway in some remote place in the world! Hopefully they'll come back hand-in-hand, whistling and ready to get back to the grindstone! Hah!

Bunny said...

I like your happy little trees. Paper piecing would be great, too.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fantastic card design and I love those colors too!

Janice said...

Love your card Di, the pink and blue makes a lovely change from the traditional colours for Christmas.
Well done you for having 23 cards in the box by the end of January, I'm impressed!
Janice x

Lia said...

Such unusual colours for christmastrees, but it looks great!
Lia xx

Linby said...

I always find that your mojo goes when you have more time on your hands which hopefully you do now! Love this card, the colour combo is fab. L x

Aileen Ryan said...

Wonderful stamp set, aren't these trees the best. Great colours too.

LesleyG said...

Not a colour combo I've tried much for xmas, but I really like it, cute stamp too. Am hunting for your mojo, but I reckon there must be a pesky mojo elf that goes around pinching it when our backs are turned xxx

Donna said...

Pretty card, Di.
Nice to see something a bit different for Christmas.
Big thumbs up from me. X

Darnell said...

I love how you colored this fun image with your nontraditional colors, Di! I'm sorry that your Mr. Mojo took a hike, but I'm sure it didn't wander far! You much too fun for him to leave for long!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #10! (And congratulations on reaching 400 followers!!) Hugs, Darnell xxoo

Heather said...

This is sooo beautiful!! Simple, but beautiful!! Love those soft colors and such a fabulous stamp. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.