Friday, 4 November 2011

Non Traditional?

Decided this year to try and use more than the traditional colours for christmas cards, so up to now have used lilac and pale green, the traditional red/green, an aqua blue and here is the latest one - pink and brown!
I have had this brown and pink polka dot ribbon for quite a while and found it the other day whilst ferreting about in the ribbon scrap box so made the decision there and then to use it on the next Christmas card.
I coloured Mo's image with promarkers - my colouring on this wasn't the best as I tried to do it in electric light - but it's passable!(just....) - the Daylight lamp is on the christmas list as a present to myself..... I glittered her hat and parts of her coat and the dog's scarf with Stickles.
The backing paper is a glittered brown and pink spots from the First Edition 'Love Letters' stack and I layered it onto dark brown cardstock. I used the same dark brown to frame the image and then ran some tickles round the edge.
The flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts which I added a liberal helping of glitter for some more sparkly bits and the jingly bells are from my christmas stash! I printed the words onto another piece of card from the Love Letters stack and made into a tag shape to co ordinate with the sparkly spotty tag from the mat pad.
Couple of pink pearls and a die cut sparkly snowflake finished the front and the inside  has a co-ordinated colour scheme.
Lots of Challenges -
The Craft Garden - Christmas Card but no red or green
Sundays with Crissy - Christmas Card with non traditional colours
By the Cute and Girly - Christmas Girls
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Bingo - and I chose Flowers, Ribbon and punches/dies
Paper Crafting Journey - Use a Digi
Delightful Challenges - Sparkly Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Glitter
Crafty Cardmakers - Pink and Brown
Ribbon Girls - Jingle all the way to Christmas


  1. LOVE the pink and brown... lovely combination. Great image too!

  2. Aw how beautiful love the jingle bells!
    Missed seeing you at the NEC yesterday, hope we coincide in March

  3. Hehehe - fantastic pretty colours! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

  4. Its adorable, love the colour combo.Thanks for joining us at CRAFTY RIBBONS.

  5. Pink and Brown Christmas, I like. Super image. Thanks for joining us this month over on BTC&G. Carolxx
    Have Candy on my blog

  6. stunning card viv.the colour combo is yummy and i love the image and the gorgeous ribbon and bells ;D

    xx coops xx

  7. wow a gorgeous sparkly creation thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  8. I love the colour combination you have used. Thank you for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland love Linda

  9. Gorgeous card I like the image, Thank you for joining in with us at the Craft Garden this month.
    Kevin xx

  10. A gorgeous card Viv and one of my favourite colour combos!

  11. love the pink and brown colors:-) really nice job!Thank you for joining us at Sundays with Crissy
    Michele S

  12. OOh hiya lovely, this is gorgeous I bever thought of doing this image in pink Ilove it!!!!!! I may even try that huggies June xx

  13. OOh Gorgeous, I love that stamp! Thank you for playing at crafty cardmakers!xx

  14. Absolutely gorgeous card and love the ribbon. Thank You for playing at Crafty Cardmakers x

  15. aww I love this wee card!
    This is gorjuss and the colours are utterly stunning!
    Fab creation for the non-traditional challenge at The Craft Garden Challenges
    Hugs Melly xx


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