Sunday, 17 November 2013

Pretty In Pink - Christmas Card Club

Good morning everybody. Well two more weeks have passed and it is once again time for our little Christmas Card Club to post our offerings.   This time it was Carol's turn to host the challenge and she chose "Pretty in Pink".  I love using non-traditional colours for Christmas, so this one suited me.

My Card

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My card is slightly less than 7 x 5 inches. I stamped the Woodware stamp Poinsettia  Box onto parchment with white Versa colour ink pad and embossed with white embossing powder then  coloured it with Promarkers. I layered it onto pink pearlescent  card and then built up the layers  Such a simple card and incredibly quick. Next time I will stamp another image and cut out the flowers to add a little height. This is a stamp that I bought last year and then misplaced so it was never used. I think I will make up for it this year. This is another one that can be easily replicated by changing the colours and swapping parchment for card etc. So don't be surprised if it appears again!

Hope you are all well and keeping warm. Here in Oxfordshire it is very dreary and cold.

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  1. Hi Christine
    Fabulous card.... Loving pink at the moment....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  2. Christine my first words were thats just beautiful....stunning..... not seen this stamp before but its a your soft and pretty enbossing and colouring...never tried promarkers on velum...another must do..sure is pretty in pink xxxxx

  3. Prachtige kerstkaart Christine.

    Groetjes Karla

  4. Hi Christine
    This is beautiful. It looks like parchment work. Lovely jubbly.
    Hope it brightens up for you as its grey here too.
    Ang x

  5. Good Morning Christine. You card is just Stunning. I love the whole layout too. It is a gorgeous stamp and not one I've seen before. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  6. Beautiful ! Love how you did it on parchment. Hugs xx

  7. Hi Christine, love this card..very delicate, hugs Carole Z X

  8. This really is beautiful Christine - I love the stamp and am glad you found it this year!!! Love your colouring on the vellum as well.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

    Hope you are both well.

  9. This is very pretty! Love the vellum. It is so on trend this year! our colours areso delicate and lovely! This is a great stamp for making cards that are flat enough to mail, yet still intricate in the design. As you say, you could layer that velum as it would still be so slim, it would still fit through the infamous slot!
    Beautiful card, Christine.

  10. This is gorgeous Christine, I love the white embossed image and delicate colours.
    Sue xx

  11. Hello Christine, this is stunning, love the stamped image and your colours are so soft and subtle.
    I think it will snow soon, it smells like it. Hugs Kate X

  12. Hi! From a foggy and cold Holland: so nice weather for bloghoping and to say, that I love your pretty christmas card!
    Have a nice day Christine!
    Lia xx

  13. Hi Christine,
    it's very damp and dull in Kent too. I have had to have the lights on all day today.
    Love this superb pink creation. It's so elegant with that lovely stamp too. Fabulous design. Love it.
    Have a wonderful crafty weekend.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  14. Gorgeous card, love the soft pink hues. I love the stamp too - I bet that will get a lot more use and will look elegant in cream and gold or red and gold too. Tis grey and chilly - typical November weather x

  15. Hi Christine,

    WOW! This is stunning, so, so beautiful. I am not very good at parchment but I adore the look it gives they are so pretty. You have done the poinsettias beautifully and the sentiment is great.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  16. Absolutely gorgeous the stamp which looks fabulous on the parchment! Carol x

  17. This is really stunning Christine I love it huggles Sue xx

  18. This is so pretty Christine. I love the image and soft colours.
    Lorraine x

  19. Such a pretty card Christine, I love Poinsettias for Xmas cards and this is superb.

  20. Oh my gosh this is wonderful! Love that you stamped on parchment then colored it..very pretty results!
    Thanks for joining us over at Treasured Times!

  21. Beautiful pink Christmas card love this image stamped so

  22. WOWZER!!! Elegant, stunning and dare I say ethereal. The green leaves really balance off the colours. I'm in love with this card, Christine!
    hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  23. HI Christine,
    Beautiful card, love the stamped image.

  24. Thank you for letting me know the link didn't work on my post Christine - I've fixed it now, just when I thought I could do that without it being a worry - am not a good enough technician x

  25. Good evening Christine,
    This is absolutely stunning, I love the delicate effect.
    I was sure I had already commented on this beautiful creation..
    Probably floating about out there in Cybre Space like a lot of my comments.
    Have a great evening

    Patricia xxx

  26. Gorgeous Card thanks for playing along with Christmas in pink at BEARLY MINE x carol,

  27. This is gorgeous. Your parchment made the image look so pearly with that paper behind it. Is parchment what I would call 'vellum'? Never tried the stamping, embossing & coloring on it, but this beauty will make me want to try it. This is such a lovely & soft card. TFS & making me welcome at my 1st CCC.

  28. This stunning Christine. Lovely soft colours.
    Hazel xx

  29. Good morning sweetie, this is just gorgeous! Hugs Pops x

  30. Stunning card Christine. Love the design and the soft pretty shades on the vellum. Zx

  31. A wonderful card Christine. I love the way youve stamped on parchment paper. Really lovely!
    Love Lea x

  32. Stunning card, love the colours - so soft looking and elegant!x

  33. What a gorgeous card for Carol's CCC challenge and thanks for linking for my CHNC challenge extra for November. I am so sorry I'm late with my commenting - life has been very hectic recently. x

  34. Wow Christine this is so beautiful the image on that parchment is stunning it looks so soft and delicate, awesome card,
    lorraine x

  35. Love your card! Thank you for participating in our challenge over at Treasured Times Rubber Stamps!


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