Monday, 12 October 2015

Dreaming of a pink Christmas!

While rummaging through my snippets box I chanced on this piece of pink paper foiled in silver, left over from a project many years ago,  and with so many pink-themed challenges at the moment I thought it was time it saw the light of day again. The gingham and plain bright pink papers were in the snippets box too.

I stamped the tree and the greeting, both old mag freebie stamps, with Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid and die cut them with Spellbinders Labels mumble mumble..... (I can never remember the set numbers of all the labels, and I never keep the backing cards). I added some decoration to the tree and borders using a Tonertex pen and rub-on foil, available from Foilplay.

I arranged the layout to maximise the amount of the foiled paper on show, and it was only after sticking everything down that I realised the balance was all wrong, with the card looking far too heavy on the right. To redress the balance, I added three "metallic" (actually plastic) hearts - these cute hearts were part of the packaging on a gift set I got last year. I can't remember whether the contents were smellies or candles, I was more interested in the packaging!


With this card I'm making a second visit to Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 198 and also joining in with
Jingle Belles - Deck the halls - in PINK
Ooh La La Creations - Pretty in Pink
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Pretty in Pink  

12 comments:

  1. Stunning card Jane, at the Cutie Pie challenge we really like to see a more cute, whimsical kind of image but thank you for joining in with us anyway xx

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  2. Hello again Jane
    thank you for entering the playground with yet another fabulous card.
    I love all that pink and you are quite right with balancing the left hand side with those gorgeous hearts - great use of snippets!
    Eve xx

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  3. I love that swirly Christmas tree ... so glad you joined our PINK for the holidays at Jingle Belles.

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  4. Isn't it awesome when you get to use goodies from your stash??!? Adorable card! Just one question - what are smellies?? Hugs! Christi

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  5. Very pretty card Michelle. I lve the tree and the addition of the hearts. I've got some of those hearts so might just be inspired to use them. Thanks for sharing it with us at OLL challenges. Wynn DT

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  6. Beautiful card Jane - I love that fresh contemporary colour scheme :)

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  7. oooooh, i love it, what a fab card, i love the swirly tree and the heart gems, especially! thanks for totally rocking pink christmas with us (again!) at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

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  8. Very pretty in pink indeed and perfect for our OLL challenge this time. Those hearts really set the card off too.
    Lynn x

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  9. Superb pink festive make. xxx

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  10. Such a beautiful and elegant card! Love that you made this for such a good cause!

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  11. Thank you for sharing with us at the Cutie Pie Challenge this month. Shona xx

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