Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Cozy Pink Christmas Wishes

Another of the Christmas cards from the set I made for Think Pink last week.  The WMS Sewing Box Christmas and its sister set Sewing Box Hugs are made for paper piecing, so even though time was tight last week I couldn't resist a little paper piecing.  I decked out the tree with die cut buttons (the smallest of the PTI Bitty Button Stacks). I would have used real buttons but my supply was severely depleted from the Buttoned Bauble card I had made previously. A generous coating of Glossy Accents made them a little more realistic though.

I'm entering this card in the (Gah!) Pink Christmas Challenge at Jingle Belles.

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Sunday, 16 October 2016

Folkart Dove

This was another of the cards I made for Think Pink last week.  I called on the wonderful talents of Julee Tilman to create some layered loveliness and used her sketch from Viva la Verve October Sketch 1.

I'll also be entering this card in the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown October Theme Challenge to use Christmas Critters.  

Edited to also enter this in the (Gah!)Think Pink Challenge at Jingle Belles

Stamps used : WMS Folkart Christmas;
Dies used : Verve Stitched Pennants; Crealies Stitched Circles; WMS Stitched Rectangles;

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Pink Buttoned Bauble

I have had this idea in mind for several years and finally got around to trying it out.  This was the first of 10 cards made last week for Think Pink and was a more ambitious design than I had reckoned on and I almost ran out of pink buttons ; ).  Still I was happy with the final product and this on is definitely
one of my faves.

I used Glossy Accent to attach the buttons, lots of it and I piled it on top to give them a pebble like appearance and to make sure they won't come off easily - especially in the post.

I'm entering this card in Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge #82, to use Ornaments.

I'll also be linking this one up to The Jingle Belles Pink Christmas challenge.

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Pink Christmas 2016 - Pink Baubles

Last week I made up a pack of 10 pink Christmas cards for the raffle at our local Think Pink Ladies' Night.   I only had four (jet lagged) days to make them up so the designs had to simple.  

This was my last one - a very simple design.  The pink baubles were made with a Marabu Glitter Liner.  The tree stamp is an oldie but a goodie from PSX.  It's wood mounted and very large and it was difficult to get a complete image without a hollow centre, until I learnt the trick of stamping with a funky foam underlay.  The sentiment is from WMS Around Christmas Time and is mounted on a small Verve Stitched Banner.  I placed a strip of mounting tape in the middle and curled the banner to give the impression of it flapping in the wind.

This was its precursor - a more complicated design with just a partial tree, a window and a silhouette of St Nick flying by outside.  St Nick and the sentiment are from WMS 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.  When I took this photo the pink glitter liner hadn't dried and you can see it's much lighter and thicker.

I'm entering these cards in Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge #82, to use Ornaments (though I'm not entirely sure this is what they had in mind by Christmas ornaments).

The Jingle Belles have a special Pink Christmas challenge this month for breast cancer awareness and provided much needed mojo for my Christmas card set, so I'll be linking up there as well.

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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Thinking Pink

I love making pink cards but there's something about making them during October that's extra satisfying.  Our annual Ladies' Night is next Friday and I hope to make some pink cards for sale during the evening.  

This card features Waltzing Mouse Old Country Roses.  I've actually had these roses stamped up and ready to go with the intention of using them for Think Pink.

I used Mojo Monday Sketch 469 to help me arrange the elements.  

I will also be entering this card in the following challenges

Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies 

Theme : Breast Cancer Awareness and/or Friendship, optional twist embossing and/or use pink
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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Decorating the Nursery

One of my nieces has just had a beautiful baby girl and I've made this card to celebrate the event.

I tried an easier way of wainscoting, partially embossing a piece of card with a striped embossing folder.

I used some pretty DP which wouldn't look out of place on a nursery wall and strung up some bunting with her name on it using the Spellbinders Nested Pennants and the XCut Centurion Alphabet.

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