Pink Christmas

Hello friends!  I am sort of “off track” with some other crafty things on my “to do” list and a bit behind in fact!  I have soooo many things ahead of me to get ready for and I promise I will be sharing more on that later, but scanning through my groups on Facebook, I saw a post where a challenge was getting ready to end, so I just decided last minute while I was working on other things, that I would challenge myself to get a card made before the deadline ended!  Yeah, I do that to myself…keeps the creative “MOJO” flowing, right?!  I feel good about it because it is a head start for a Christmas in July card stack that I hope to get going on!  Here’s what I came up with:


I created this card for the FB Group Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges.  The deadline was right before midnight last night, but I got it done yesterday afternoon and wanted to post it within the group before the deadline ended and then I wanted to share it with you here today on my blog.  The condition for this challenge is pretty much anything goes as long as you have used a Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp/digital image somewhere on your design.  I have used the SNS Christmas Baubles stamp set that I actually received from a card kit a while back.  Instead of using it for the intended purpose of the card kit, I switched up the design a bit to make it my own.

I took the cardstock from the kit for the base as well as the pink cardstock from the kit for behind my decorative paper and under the bauble.  I die cut an oval from the pink cardstock in the kit as well as a larger oval from some gold mirror cardstock.  The bauble and holly were colored with Copics and gold gel pen.  I then fussy cut them out.  I took the pink oval and heat embossed the holly image randomly over it with the SNS Vanilla Ice EP.  I layered it over the gold circle and added the images.  The holly image was popped up with foam tape around the oval.  I die cut the decorative paper and pink cardstock with stitched border dies and placed it on the top folding white A2 card base.  I gold heat embossed the sentiment at the bottom of the card base and then I used some gold ribbon from my stash to create the bow and placed it over top of the decorative papers and bauble.  I also used the Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops to go over the berries.  Looking at it now in the photo, it looks wet, but they were dry and so glittery IRL!

Hope you’ve enjoyed a little hint of Christmas coming your way!  It helps to beat the heat a bit and get a good start for the up-coming busy Holiday Season! 🙂  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Challenges to enter this card:

  1.  Crafty Cardmakers – Wet or dry embossing
  2. The Merry Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes + Christmas
  3. QKR Stampede #301 – Anything Goes
  4. Crafting from the Heart #212 – Anything Goes
  5. Artistic Inspirations #203 – Anything Goes

25 thoughts on “Pink Christmas

  1. Your mojo was certainly cooking when you created this lovely card! The gold makes it seem to rich and Victorian, and the pink colors remind me of a softer Christmas – like the nostalgia of snow. It’s beautiful, Vicki! xx


    1. So what is the calendar on your right panel for? I see lots of boxes “blued” in! Curious here in Florida!


      1. If you click on the blue squares it will take you to all of the posts that I made for that particular day. As you can see, it sort of shows how many times I’ve posted for the current month…there is also a little arrow at the bottom with “May” next to it so you can view the previous months postings if you’ve like. As I get more posted on my blog, I believe that it will even take you to a previous year if you are looking for something in particular. Hope that helped answer your question! 🙂


  2. This card is elegant and simply gorgeous! I love the gold with that beautiful paper and the curvy edge on the bottom! So glad you got it posted before the challenge closed! I made a card yesterday and when I was about to post it, the challenge had expired the day before! A day late & a dollar short – that’s my story always 🙂


  3. Merry and Bright and wonderful. Love the pink and the bling. The bauble and the holly look fabulous. Glad you made the deadline with this beauty x


  4. Absolutely gorgeous, Vicki! Love the shiny gold frame and that beautiful sparkly ribbon. I’d love it if this card came to my house for Christmas. 😀


  5. The lovely ribbon and touches of gold look so great! We are glad to see you at the QKR Stampede Anything Goes challenge this week. Dorothy S, DT member


  6. Oh my goodness!! I absolutley LOVE this Christmas card! I love the color pink and especially at Christmas! That paper is gorgeous and the ornament looks like a Victorian Ornament! Such a beautiful card!!


  7. Beautiful… the colours you chose to use! Thanks for sharing with us over at Crafty Cardmakers this time…..hope to see you again!
    hugs Jo x


  8. The Image is stunning
    and love your DP choices
    sweet Pink Christmas card my friend
    LOVE this


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