Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Pink Snow!

As promised I spent yesterday making Christmas cards. I finished off all the commissioned ones and whilst the desk was still full of christmas stuff thought I'd better at least make a start on doing some for myself.

This is an absolute FIRST for me - Christmas Cards in October? Unheard of... and after me moaning about all the christmas stuff in the supermarkets a little while ago too!!!

Normally I'm like a mad woman (well madder than usual LOL) at the beginning of December when I realise that unless I get my skates on it'll be shop bought ones to send! I know it would be far less expensive to buy a pack of cards to send but if I did that, what excuse would I have for buying all those scrummy Christmas papers and lovely stamps????????

Back to the cards -
For a change I thought I may do some CAS cards this year and experiment with what some would call 'non traditional colours'.

Here is the first to share

I stamped a variety of snowflakes onto a piece of white Linen textured card using a pigment ink stamp pad called 'Really Raspberry'. It was a cheap stamp pad and I love the colour! The stamps are all freebies from Christmas sets given away with magazines over the last couple of years.
The sentiment is also an old foam backed stamp but it's one of may favourite christmas greeting ones as I think it shouts 'happy'!

I punched a border out of some dark pink cardstock and stuck it underneath some fuschia pink polka dot paper, then added white ribbon. The polka dot piece was then glued onto the stamped card and layered onto more of the dark pink.

Then matted onto the card base using 3d foam pads.
I finished it all off by adding some crystal gems to the centre of the snowflakes for the traditional bit of Christmas 'bling'!

Sassy Cheryl Show Me Thursday Challenge
Ooh La La- Christmas Sentiment
Stamptacular Sunday - No Rules
ABC Christmas Challenge - U for Up to you
Shopping Our Stash - Out of a Jar (my gems)
Totally Papercrafts - Christmas

Have a nice day whatever you're doing! x


Annette said...

This is gorgeous. The pink make such a beautiful christmas card x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is gorgeous Viv, love the colour even though I'm more of a traditional kind of girl and what beautiful snowflakes

jacqui x

Beckie said...

Very pretty. I really like the pink and the simplicity.

Be blessed, Beckie
Stampin' Up Ind Demo

Crafty Lark said...

This card is definitely scrummy, I love it. xx Flora

Netty said...

Love CAS cards and yours is beautiful,m x

Stamps and Paper said...

I Love pink Christmas cards and this is certainly gorgeous with the beautiful snowflakes


Wendi said...

Gorgeous very crisp and clean I love it especially the colour
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Dorte said...

Such a wonderful CAS Christmas card...lovely with the pink.
Thank you for playing in our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time.

Lynne said...

I love pink Christmas cards too and yours is fabulous.
Aren`t you good making Christmas cards in october, I`ve only made one so far.
Lynne xxx

PetraB said...

Your card is lovely, love the colour.

Penny said...

What a fabulous Christmas card! Oh, so, so pretty! Love the wonderful pink, the pretty paper you created, your punched cut & dotted paper--lovely design! Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Jules said...

Hi Viv

Loving your snowflake collection and the added sparkly gems in their centres.

I was doing well with Christmas cards but they seemed really popular at the Festival we did in September and I have't got my stocks back yet :-(

The border across the top of your card looks great.

So that is one done. How many more to do?

Love Jules xx

Linda said...

I love a pink christmas anything, so this card is fab!

Thankyou for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash!

Linda x

Ally said...

love the simplicity and the pink touch for christmas :o) great job, lady :o)
Hugs, Alessandra :o)

Wendy said...

So beautiful Viv, love the pretty pink snowflakes.
Wendy xx

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful CAS card Viv, I love your colour choice.

Mau xx said...

Like you..I also start Christmas when December arrives, I so hate Christmas starting in Sept/oct. I made a Christmas card for a Challenge last week and it was a major
Great Card Viv, so clean and fresh.
Hugs Mau xx

Monica said...

Hi Viv, love the sheer simplicity of this card... so pretty all dressed in pink and ready for Christmas. Breathing space adds much charm to this CAS creation.

Sassy Cheryl said...

I agree. . .gorgeous and beautiful! And may I add stunning! LOVE IT!
Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's SMThursday fun this week.

Donna Ellis said...

What a pretty card! I hadn't expected the pink tones, but they look like magical snowflakes - perfect for a festive card. The layers are pretty, too.

Jackie said...

CAS is always good and this is so pretty :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your beautiful card.

Carol Willis said...

Very pretty card, love it.
Caz x

coops said...

so gorgeous viv.i love the pink snowflakes and simply stunning design :D

xx coops xx

June Nelson said...

This is fabulous mrs and its pink, why didnt you pop in and see me today, I was at work only 3 miles away how did I miss you arghhhhhhh, next time call in, lol, loving the card sweetie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Viv said...

Such a fab card Viv, loving the pink too :) Viv xx

Annette said...

I love pink and I love snowy cards. Therefore pink snow sounds perfect to me.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for ABC Christmas Challenge.

Teresa said...

What's this Christmas cards in October??? lol, love it Viv, it may be CAS but you've made it perfect, a great idea, I may need to use myself in order to catch up with family cards. Hugs Teresa xx

Lisbeths kort og scrap said...

Ooh, this is soo perfect, so clean and elegant. I love the colours and and the stones. Thanks for sharing it with us at Ooh La La this week. Good luck, from Lisbeth

Anonymous said...

very elegant card lovely colour Tracy x