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Saturday, 27 November 2010

A Non-traditional Christmas Card

Another non-traditional Christmas card - I think I need some therapy as this is various shades of pink with black - oh my!!!  For this card I have used various scraps of papers from The Creative Cottage that I had leftover from a handbag and shoe card - as I think these papers came in a set with them or a cottage scene - and certainly not for Christmas!!!  I have used another Nitwits Collection called Joyful Hearts which I saw a blogging friend use and I thought they were cute.  I didn't have much time to play but the pink snowman caught my eye and the pink trees which I covered with some glaze and Stickles to add dimension.  I added some Stickles for snow.  I have hacked the edges of the paper with Tim Holtz's distressing tool, ran Versamark around the edges and then put on some glittery embossing powder which I bought when I first started crafting and have barely used as the glitter gets everywhere.  The card is finished off with some black ribbon, shocking pink holographic card (which looks black on the photo no matter how many photos I took in different light) and some card candy.

This card fits the following challenges:

Pile it On - Winter means
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Anything goes
For Fun - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Christmas is coming
The Creative Cottage - Untraditional Christmas
Fab n Funky - Going with the flow
Hodge Podge - Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Layer upon layer
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas plus sentiment
Paper Cutz - Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - Untraditional Christmas
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Christmas but no red or green
Alphabet Challenge - E for embossing
Digital Tuesday - Let it Snow
Scrapbook Sisters - Let it Snow
Totally Gorjuss - Oh Christmas tree!
Lots to do - Embossing
Craft Your Days Away - Texture - glazing, Stickles, ribbon, distressing paper embossing with black glitter embossing power
One Stop Craft - Christmas Cuties
ABC Challenge - I is for ice and snow
Charisma Cardz - One for the girls
Daring Cardmakers - Spotty stripey Christmas - spots of snow/on the presents and stripes on the paper.


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

pink goes with EVERYTHING! this is stunning!

hugs :)

shelly said...

love the color combo :) cute cute cute card :) thanks for also sharing this with us at craftycreations and papercutz

Craftyanny said...

Fab card Kym
Thanks for playing along with TPC & Creative Cottage this week
Anne x

Linda said...

What a sweet card, thanks for joining us at the Hodge Podge Shop.
hugs Linda

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful card.

Leanne said...

Absolutely love the colour combo on your card!!

This would be a fabulous entry into the Top Tip Tuesday Layer Upon Layer challenge this week - you can enter as many times as you like!

Hope to see you there! Leanne xx

Lorraine A said...

gorgeous card Kym :-) very cute image and the papers and snowflakes are fab :-)

thanks for joining us on the Totally Papercrafts Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

you could enter this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge too :-)

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute, fab card.

Kathy said...

Lovely card Kym. Thanks for celebrating Christmas by getting spotty and stripy with The Daring Cardmakers

Vee said...

What a fabulous creation!!. Thanks for joining Charisma this week.Good luck.
xx Vee

Anne said...

Wow another lovely card, great colour combination!
Thanks for entering the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge

Zoechaos said...

Kool chrissy card love the pink Santa and distressed edges of the base mat great fun. Thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do xx Zoe

Rosie said...

A wonderful Christmas card.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hiya Kym, Wow this is super. Ohh look how many challenges you got it into. Well Done you. Hope u are cosy n warm this chilly weekend. Hazelxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Kym,
beautiful christmas card, hope you are well.
Also i wanted to let you know about my advent calender on the blog, dont want you to miss out.have a lovely weekend my friend.
hugs June

clare said...

Lovely card and stickles/glaze great way of adding texture. Thanks for joining us @ CYDA. Good Luck. (GDT)

karen said...

Really lovely card, thanks for joining us at Fab n funky this week, Karenx

uksharon said...

Thanks for joining us at PIO this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Rainmac said...

Oh what a wonerful card Kym, I love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for my Texture challenge, good luck xxx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is great... the pink colour combo looks fab and I love the added glitter.
Thanks for joining our 'Untraditional Christmas' challenge at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

Leah the Orange said...

cute card, Kym! what a fun colour combo! thanks so much for playing along at Charisma this week!

gina g said...

Fabulous card lovely image too. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

Anonymous said...

Totally love this fabby card!! What a cutie snowman and yummy colors!! TFS! HUGS

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining in the ABC challenge this time.
Cathy xx

Maria Matter said...

adorable Kym!!!
Thanks for playing along with us @ Digital Tuesday!

Lesley said...

Another cute card! Thanks for taking part again in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Sharon said...

Great card, love the colours.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.
Sharon x

Saskia said...

Lovely to see your work at Daring Cardmakers! Thanks for joining us!!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

made by fifi said...

brill card -thanks for joining in the alphabet challenge x

The Crafty Den said...

What a gorgeous card. It's definitely 'one for the girls'! Thanks for joining us at charisma cardz challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Lisa (mldesignworks) said...

The snowman is great, and pink and black are perfect! Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy this time! Lisa

Jaqi said...

Brilliant card so adorable

Liz said...

Wow spent some time on ur blog fab blog Kym great cards thanks for playing with CYDA


Liz xxxxxxxxxxx