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10/22/2013

I'm Dreaming of a Pink Christmas

Good Morning, and welcome to 2 new followers: Kimbo of Kimbo's Cards & Cats and Christine of Christine's Cards and Crafts. I urge you to visit both these blogs because you are going to see some beautiful cards that will inspire you. In my travels around different blogs, I am always so amazed at the artistry & talent that I get to enjoy. Also delighted to find some new followers! (Hmm...could be some more candy in the future...!)

Over at Jingle Bells, there is a fantastic challenge going on, (where you can find the Linky tool) and when I saw the theme, I knew I had to try to participate. Please do check it out, as it is very worthwhile. There are some goodies available, but the biggest prize is the chance to do something to help other people. The title of the Challenge is I'm Dreaming of a Pink Christmas(and a Cure) (where you can read about the challenge).  The rules are pretty simple...make a card featuring Pink. For each card, $2 is donated to the Susan K. Komen Foundation - up to $4, but you can enter as many cards as you wish.

Here's mine.

- Elizabeth Craft Ornament #2 die made from Dylusions sprayed background with colors Bubblegum Pink, Cherry Pie and Funky Fuschia. Some of the colors had the white linen dilution, some were full strength. Pink rhinestones added for some bling. Silver rickrack hangers.

- Ruby Red Shimmer Sheetz embossed with a Darice Snowflake EF, then sanded.

- card base background was a cream & gold 6x6 paper that got DI Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar and Raspberry Pink sponged all over it.

- added the rhinestone snowflakes and a sticker sentiment, which is silver on glossy card stock.

Hope you like it, and that it inspires you to join in the Jingle Bells Pink Christmas Challenge. Thanks for joining me this morning, and have an absolutely wonderful day. Hugs

9 comments:

Benzi said...

Lovely ornaments and snowflakes. Good use of the rick rack. I bet all that bling is really beautiful irl, even more than the photo.

scrappymo! said...

Very pretty...you have been very dedicated about getting cards finished and up and on the blog! I am so impressed!
I need to get my butt in gear and get my time more organized. My plan to stay home for two days has not been perfected as of yet. Mr Scrappymo seems to make plans that include me on those days...teehee

Think i need to say NO a little louder...ahhhh...the joys of retirement...trying to balance craft times against a new routine with DH. Hopefull sport season will keep him busy soon!

Kellie 0:) said...

Mary this is absolutely gorgeous. You are such a Dylusions queen. TFS

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Momma Mary! I love the ornaments and snowflakes, the embossed tag looks fabulous as a base for your ornaments and that embossed background sprayed with the inks just is to awesome!! I love, love the non traditional colors as well! Hugs!

Chrisboldo said...

Love this card so much! You did an awesome job with it!

Chris B

lauren bergold said...

what a stunningly lovely holiday card and such a BRILLIANT (in every sense!) use of those gorgeous dies! thanks for linking pink with us in a great cause at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

SmilynStef said...

Wowza ... what a rockin card ... I love those vibrant hues ... so glad you went pink for a cure with us at jingle belles.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wonderful Mary!! trust you are well, God bless, Shaz in oz.x

butlersabroad said...

Wonderful Mary, I stared at this one long and hard before it dawned on me that this was entered at Jingle Belles! I remember seeing it there but didn't put two and two together! LOVE the die cuts and the fantastic sprayed background, it's just lovely.

Hugs
Brenda