Sunday, 5 April 2015

Pretty in Pink

I was really pleased to be asked if I would join the Stamping Sensations Design Team - I stepped down from the DT's I was on last year as I wasn't sure if I could manage to make, post, comment and do all the bowling commitments that come with the Vice President post - anyway - I was asked and I said I would do my best and give it a go.
By making well in advance and being able to schedule my own posts I am hoping that I can contribute fully to the team - so here I am - my first post as a DT member!

The April challenge is 'Pretty in Pink' -the challenge rules are that you can use any products you want as long as the focal point of your project is stamping. Our sponsor this month are PDA - ( they sell quality cardstock, pre scored cards and envelopes, essentials such as Spellbinder dies and embossing folders, Imagination Crafts beautiful Sparkle Medium, and some cute charms and crystals from Hobby House.) And they are offering a WHOPPING £40 voucher to be spent at their store!
I used my favourite linen textured white base card. All the stamps were I think a free set from a couple of years ago.
The dress form was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black and I sponged inside the Marianne Die with Spun Sugar DI before cutting.
The spotted back panel was done by masking and then using the same colour DI on a Tim Holtz background stamp before scoring either side of the panel.
The fancy edged banner was stamped onto pink card then fussy cut.
I popped a pearl along each of the 'frilly bits', another on the waist centre of the dress form and a couple along the top of the card.
Other Challenges -
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - use a Die
Southern Girls - Dies/Punches
Creative Knockouts - Die Cuts
Scrap & Craft - Frame It
MAWTT - Birthstone colour  (June)

Quite a nice day here - hope you are enjoying your weekend whatever you're doing. x


  1. I really like the soft mutes tones of pink and the contrast of the bunting which is a very pretty shape.

    Happy Easter Viv and welcome to the team - I am discussing noting outside crafting today !!

    B x

  2. Happy Easter Viv, and congrats. on your new DT role! Your DT card is fabulous - love the pink and black combo.
    Sylvia xx

  3. It is wonderful to have you join the team, Viv! What a gorgeous and very elegant creation you have brought too! I love it. Happy Easter!

  4. Lovely girly card...Congrats on the DT post and a very Happy Easter to you too! xx

  5. Congrats on your new DT post Viv! I do love that dress form stamp, a very pretty and feminine card. Xx

  6. Ooh that is so pretty and feminine. Love it .

    CONGRATS on your DT spot.

    Easter Hugs, Darn Sarn xx

  7. Congrats on your new DT place Viv.
    Your card is gorgeous, I love the elegant design and beautiful colours.
    Sue xx

  8. Well done on the DT and a lovely card, gorgeous shades of pink along with the black.

    Kath x

  9. What a beautiful design for your first DT card, Viv! Pink and black are so elegant, and the pretty diecut goes so well with the image. Just lovely!

    Happy Easter,
    Lynne x

  10. Congratulations Viv, this is a beautiful card.
    Yvonne xx

  11. An elegant and stylish card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Southern Girls, and congrats on your DT post...enjoy it!

  12. Very pretty in pink indeed. Congratulations on your new DT post :o)
    Jackie xx

  13. WOW,absolutely Beautiful.xx

  14. This is lovely Viv, so soft and gentle, a very pretty card!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  15. Hi Viv
    Gorgeous creation, love all your details and design too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  16. So elegant. Love it hun.
    Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles challenge.

    Naz xx

  17. Oh this is so sweet, what a great card, Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Love Hazel (Didos)

  18. Suxh a festive, fresh and beautifully combined card! Great how you used vintage and modern both! Great card and I am glad I am not the only one who is a "newby" at Stamping Sensations! Hugs, Gerrina

  19. So very pretty. Love the color combo. Thanks for joining us at Creative Knockouts. Good luck and hope to see you again. Maggie, DT

  20. I love the clean and simple white on white with just touches of colour. Thanks for playing in the Use a Die challenge with Polkadoodles.

  21. Such a beautiful and elegant card. I love the banner and the gorgeous punched border around the stamped image. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge :)

  22. Hi Viv, this is just your

  23. Super card, thanks for playing along with colour our Challenge @ MAWTT this week.
    Happy Crafting
    Carole xXx

  24. Congrats on your new DT Viv... Gorgeous pretty in pink card, beautiful image and design.
    Wendy xx

  25. This is so beautiful Viv, Thank you for joining in with us at Scrap & Craft this time, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  26. love the delicate look to this and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty catz this week with our ATG challenge. please come and play again very soon.

  27. Beautiful die! Love the layout of your card. Thanks for sharing with us at Southern Girls Challenge. Meighan DT

  28. such a pretty card Viv. Thank you so much for joining in the fun over at Polkadoodles this fortnight.

  29. Fabulous creation with lovely colors and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Polkadoodles Challenge. Agnieszka DT

  30. Such a beautiful card again Viv...and pink too, just love it all ;) Viv xx

  31. Viv its so great to have you on the team and your card is so so gorgeous. I love the delicate fresh feel to it. Sorry its taken me an age to visit but finally got here and the trip was well worth it.


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