Sunday, 14 October 2012

In The Pink ….But Still Christmas!

I know I said no more Christmas cards last week but it’s so hard with so many wonderful free gifts and inspirational ideas for Christmas cards in blogs that I follow and magazines at the minute ... I'm now finding it hard to stop, which is ironic given a few weeks ago I was finding it hard to start making Christmas cards!... LOL
My plans for the pink and blue card earlier in the week changed slightly as I got going. I've decided to go more for a pink extravaganza with lots of sparkle and bling in support of breast cancer awareness.I love the bright colours of the Merry and Bright Nitwit Papers Collection and think I may need get the download as these where a magazine freebie,I don’t think I could have made it any more girly and pink than this; although there is a hint of  other colours…but not a lot.
I've used lots of dies and corner dies for the first time and tried for the luxury layered look that I see so many talented card makers do so beautifully, I've not quite got the hang of it yet but getting there, some of my favourite bloggers seem to produce beautiful creations so easily yet it takes me forever to do anything and never looks anywhere near the same…not that I'm copying anyone’s ideas just the general style.
                                                    'Pink Christmas Wishes' 

I'm also not sure whether I've used too many dies cuts and I've added lots and lots of glitter… to almost everything!!....My husband’s reaction was one of bemusement and bewilderment as to why so much was on the one card; he doesn't get the layered look or is a fan of pink…surprisingly!
I'm overall happy with finished result but yet again what I have in my head doesn't seem to translate to the card…this must take much more practice to get right  … I think it is still a good card for a girly girl and think it would make pink fan happy and I really like the easel base with the tag for writing your message on, I think its my  favourite die .
I've had a horrible cold the last few days and haven’t achieved much at all. I spent most of yesterday lazing around or blog hopping the hours away so today I must find some motivation to get moving. I will get this posted and do the housework and ironing as it won't do itself!…another weekend nearly gone and I would rather not but needs must , hopefully I can fit in a little bit more card making later tonight if I'm up to it. Have a good day and enjoy the last of the weekend everyone, hugs...x

 lots of glitter!
I used the following materials -

·         Two white Scalloped cards to make easel card
·         Pink textured and plain card for layering
·         Pink stripe/floral paper-Nitwit papers
·         Pink paper with snowflakes -Humphries Corner (all papers magazine freebies)
·         Tilda on bauble - coloured with promarkers and Stickles
·         Dies various including Doo Hickey- fancy circle ,corners, floral flourishes,  label –all glittered
 From stash-
·         Pink and white flowers – all glittered
·         Organza ribbons
·         Punched snowflakes
·         Snowflake charm
·         Gems
·         Heart pin
·         Sentiment (magazine freebie)

Challenges I would like to take part in  this week are-


  1. gorgeous easel card, love all the details and layers. and the die cuts look fab! I've given up showing cards to my hubby as his usual reaction is 'oh, nice' lol!
    Kim x

  2. wow what a stunning creation...i love it,so many wonderful details and so beautifully coloured
    thanks for joining us at mim and good luck
    tracey x

  3. What a beautiful card hunnie..gorgeous image and embellishments...

  4. Gorgeous card, so cute and pretty, thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  5. I'm glad you're finding it hard to stop making Christmas cards - this one is a real beauty - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 94 - hope to see you again soon. x

  6. Hi, Oh this is so sweet, what a pretty card, you can never have too much glitter, its amazing. Thanks for sharing with us on MAWTT this week, Love Hazelxox

  7. What a beautiful card I am loving all the glitter. Thank you for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland love Linda

  8. Fabulous card the image is simply gorgeous. Thanks for joining in on the fun on our first challenge over Eclectic. We look forward to seeing you again.

  9. Hi Andrea,
    This card ticks the boxes for me, fan of pink, Tilda, flowers and you can never have to much sparkle on a Christmas card. Easel cards are fab too especiall for Christmas I think, coz they are that little bit more special. Thanks for joining in our first challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu :) .

  10. She is lovely in pink ... love the girly blooms ... so glad you went pink for a cure with us at jingle belles.

  11. beautiful take on our photoinspiration, thank you for joining at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

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  13. Beautiful card Andrea, I love all of the layering! Forget what your hubbie says, the pink is wonderful! Thank you for joining us over at Eclectic Ellapu in our first challenge!
    Claire xx
    Eclectic Ellapu DT

  14. What a stunning creation is this.
    Thank you for joining us at Shelly's Images.
    Please come back and join us again real soon.
    Hugs, Marianne

  15. A GORgeous Christmas Card. LOving your colours and this cute Tilda.
    Thank you soooo much for joining us this week at CSAYL.

  16. now that is a really REALLLLLY pink christmas card, and who does not LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE that?! thank you for dreaming of a ♥PINK♥ christmas with us at JINGLE BELLES!!! :)

  17. Gorgeous and beautiful card Andrea love the colour's and all of the detail thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  18. stunning card thanks for sharing with us at 2sisters this week and good luck with the challenge Tracy x

  19. Cute card! Thanks for joining in on our Tag You're It! challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

  20. This must be one of the most adorable images ever! So cute!

  21. gorgous card. Thank you so muchfor sharing with us at crafty catz this week

  22. Andrea
    Stunning and beautiful classy card my friend...just gorgeous and love the pinks the image and the dies....luv annie xx

  23. Love the pink Andrea. This is a beautiful card and I love all the die cuts and flowers. Thanks for playing along with us at PCJ and good luck. Hugs, Gale

  24. What a super cute and super fun card. I just love the colors, layout and the details you added to it. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  25. This is gorgeous Andrea, fab layout and I just love your die cut corners.

  26. This is fantastic, love the flowers and your colours, thanks for joining our challenge at Jellypark x Gaynor

  27. Fab Card Andrea, love the layout, the image is great, she's so cute xxx Thanks for joining in with us at Happy Campers xx

  28. Beautiful easel card Andrea, gorgeous image and love the pink,so pretty.
    Thanks for joining in with us at Fussy and Fancy…

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  29. Wow just gorjuss, thanks for joining us at Fussy & Fancy this fortnight.
    Shell xx

  30. This is very beautiful. Don't worry about your husband: men don't understand the need for lots of prettiness all in one place. :) Love those corner diecuts. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  31. wonderful easel and thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ this week

  32. Such a gorgeous and girly easel card, beautiful image and papers.
    Thanks for joining Forever Friends 'bingo' challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you again very soon. Diane (DT) x

  33. Really gorgeous, I love the sweet image and the die cuts and flowers look beautiful
    Lindsay xx


  34. This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
    Jacki xx

  35. hello, your card is so sweet and cute, thanks to play with us at CSAYL, hope to see you soon.

  36. Thank you for entering our Bling it up challenge over at
    The Paper Crafting Journey !

    I have some BLOG CANDY
    on my blog if you are interested! The Prize is going to be either 1 x $100 or 2 x $50 Whimsy Gift Certificates.



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