Tuesday, 23 November 2021

I’m Dreaming of a Pink Christmas

Hello everyone, yes I’m back again with yet more Christmas cards … I’m trying to really ramp up over the next 2 weeks to get myself sorted! Hopefully if I have a full year of crafting in 2022 I won't be so behind ... though that never made any difference in the past!!  😀

Today I would like to share 2 more cards made with my new Lavinia stamps … just how many different ways can I use them before my next order arrives (hopefully tomorrow)?

Both of these cards are very similar, featuring ink blending using a circle mask, trees and a pine cone partial wreath. I have refined my sparkly decorating technique a little, now dotting the trees and hills with my sparkle pen rather than drawing lines which definitely looks better. As always the card looks much more sparkly in real life than the camera shows.

My main challenge for both of these was finding a sentiment to fit … I have quite a few Christmas sentiments but no really small ones .. so may need to adjust the size of my circle next time!

Stamps: Lavinia “Fir Tree 1”, “Small Fairy Fir Tree 2”, “Fir Cone Branch”, “Stars 1 Mini”; sentiment - Wild Rose Studio (card 1), Me To You (card 2);
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks - Picked Raspberry, Kitsch Flamingo, Black Soot; Versafine - Onyx Black and Imperial Purple; Sakura Gelly roll pen - Stardust.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Ally’s Angels #52 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Classic Design Challenge (November) - Anything Goes (9th entry)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #569 - Anything Christmas Goes with option of glitter  (2nd entry)
Happy Little Stampers (Christmas): November - Anything Christmas Goes with option Make a Scene
Pearly Sparkles #68 - Merry Christmas (2nd entry)
SheepSki Designs #56 - ‘Tis the Season (2nd entry)
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Make Your Own Background (4th entry)
Stamping Sensations (November) - Christmas (3rd entry)
We Love Stamping (November) - Christmas (3rd entry)

I have actually made a  couple more cards than I am showing here but the rest are near duplicates of earlier cards … and I’ll be carrying on the rest of this week with more of the same!! 

Take care, and thanks for visiting.


Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

Love these two cards the scenes you have created are beautiful and I just love the colour. Alison xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow Pauline, how pretty are those cards! Love so much the use of the circle in your designs, the partial wreath looks great with the purple ink and the beautiful trees and hills! Love the depth of the hills and all the sparkling!
Thanks so much for joining us at We Love Stamping November challenge with the Christmas theme!

cass said...

Pretty Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles this month for our "Merry Christmas" Challenge.

brenda said...

Pink Christmas works very well for me Pauline and I like the inclusion of stars within the wreath, thanks so much for sharing at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping November challenges.

B x

Vickie Y said...

Beautifully designed card. Thank you for sharing with us at The PIP Challenge.

chrissy xx said...

Gorgeous colours and a BEAutiful design.
Only trouble is with Lavinia stamps? they are very, very moreish!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Pauline this is so beautiful your stamping and the use of colours is awesome thank you for joining our challenge this month at WE LOVE STAMPING
lolo x

Ellibelle said...

Such a beautiful scene you created here, Pauline! And the purple is a perfect choice of color for a frosty winter day!
Thanks so much for sharing at Stamping Sensations!

Julie Odil said...

Pauline, the colors on this are beautiful! Great card! Thanks for joining us this month at SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog. Julie, DT member

Mrs.B said...

Two beautiful Christmas cards and I love the little scenes you built up in the wreaths.
Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations. Avril

Mervi said...

Fabulous and lovely card!
Thank you for sharing at We Love Stamping November Challenge;-))m