After a long absence from making cards I had something today to post – a shabby pink Christmas card. I successfully completed my online continuing education course in librarianship and received my certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee last week, so I am back in my craft room enjoying my favourite hobby. It was difficult to get my mojo back after not been creative for a while but hopefully that will improve soon. This year I decided to do my Christmas cards in pastel colours instead of the traditional colours of the festive season. I think the recipients will be a little bit stunned about the pinks so I hope they like what they see! For this card I used a template to glue the paper roses in the form of a Christmas tree. For more dimension on the tree I added strings of gold pearls. The little snowflakes were die cut with a Marianne Design Creatables and is supposed to be part of a flower die cut.
I found a few challenges to enter my card:
- The Shabby Tea Room Challenge Week #91 (12/12) – The Magic of Christmas
- Papercraft Star Challenge #74 (12/12) – A Tree!
- Crafty Ann’s Challenge #55 (12/16) – Christmas Bingo (Glitter, Tree, Gold)
- Paper Crafting Journey Challenge (12/21) – Christmas Challenge
- Bunny Zoe’s Crafts Challenge #18 (12/12) – Anything Christmas with Pearls (Pearl strings)
- Southern Girls Challenge #33 (12/15) – Ribbon Madness!
- 2 Sisters Challenge #69 (12/17) – Christmas
- The Ribbon Reel Challenge #16 (12/11) – Anything Goes (with Ribbon)
- Simply Create Too Challenge #2 (12/23) – Embossing
- Creative Belli Challenge #132 (12/20) – Winter and Christmas
- Simon Says Stamp Challenge (12/14) – Christmas Photomontage Inspiration
A close-up of the Christmas tree and snowflakes
- White and pink cardstock
- Tree template
- Lili of the Valley circle sentiment
- Whimsy postmark stamp
- Tim Holtz Alterations die “Typeset” for numbers
- Spellbinders Nestabilities die “Reverse Wonky Rectangles”
- Marianne Design Creatables (LR0111) for snowflakes
- Cuttlebug embossing folder “Paper Lace”
- Paper roses
- Pearl strings
- Seam binding “Pink Tulip”
- Skwiglues “Crystal Gold”
- Pink gemstones
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink “Spun Sugar”
Thanks for stopping by today, as always it is much appreciated. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.
Regards from South Africa,