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Saturday 19 October 2013

I'm dreaming of a pink Christmas

Good morning folks, how are you doing with those Christmas cards?? I've made quite a few now and all the gorgeous new stamps from Chocolate Baroque have been a real inspiration, I've used a very unChristmassy colour palette for this card using stamps from the beautiful Reindeer Landscape stamp set

I love pink and white for Christmas cards so I set to with an assortment of pink dye inkpads and a water mister and swooshed them around on my ink blending mat to create the background. Next I stamped the trees and the snowflakes with versamark and embossed with whit embossing powder. I added some colour to the trees with Sakura Glaze pens.

The sentiment is from Bold Christmas Words, again embossed with white embossing powder on pink cardstock and die cut with spellbinders dies. I added some little pearls to the snowflakes and a little white bow to the bauble sentiment. 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Card Mania: pastel colours
A Creative Romance: pink
CRAFT: christmas
Crafting Musketeers: Christmas in October
Crimson Cloud: Christmas cards
Holly Jolly Christmas: inspired by a carol (Let it snow)
Thanks so much for visiting, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. It;s gorgeous Claire. Fab inky background. I have to make at least one 'pink' Christmas card every single year - for my grand daughter.
    Beryl xx

  2. Hi Claire
    A different but great take on Christmas. Love it.
    Ang x

  3. Fabulous card Claire, I like pink for Christmas for certain people.
    Jenny xx

  4. Interesting with the pink & white combination & this is quite delightful. I love your technical term of 'smooshing' & the results look very effective with the boldness of the white embossing.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. Loving the pink and white together,thank you for joining in with us at crafting musketeers ,good luck

  6. Love this card and the pink and white looks really effective
    Jackie x

  7. Wow Claire, awesome background and the colour combo is gorgeous. TFS Hugs xx

  8. wow - very pretty Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week. Judy DT

  9. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Musketeers, Nicola X

  10. Thank you so much for participating in our "Pink" challenge at A Creative Romance. Your card is just beautiful . I love your how you created the background.. great idea to use your inks to do it, Good Luck and we hope you choose to come back and play with us for our next challenge, "metal" which begins in a few days! xxx Ann Marie

  11. Yes! What a fabulous card and I love that you used pink!!! Great idea and card!!

    Thanks for sharing at Crafting Musketeers!

  12. Love the vibrant pink. Thank you for sharing your lovely card for our 'Christmas in October' challenge at Crafting Musketeers, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too. x


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