Wednesday 21 October 2020

To absent friends at Christmas

Hello, crafting friends!

This year, there is a possibility that some people will be missing the usual crowd at Christmas, and a toast to absent friends and family was the idea behind today's card.

I started by masking the bottom off a card panel and sponging soft pink ink through Funky Fossil's Funky Circle stencil, fading it out towards the edges. The mask was swapped to the top of the card panel and I sponged the same ink across the bottom to create a 'ground'. The panel was trimmed with a stitched rectangle die by Heffy Doodle and mounted on dark pink card stock.

The glasses and bubbles from Clearly Besotted's Raise a Glass were stamped onto the background and I added colour with alcohol markers. The finishing touches were a bow from WPlus9's Silver Bells on one of the glasses, shimmer on the drinks courtesy of a Wink of Stella pen and some gems.

Every year in October, Stephanie and Lauren from Jingle Belles raise money for breast cancer research by donating $2 for every card linked up to their Pink Christmas Card challenge so I'm linking up there. I'm also joining in with The Christmas Kickstart Challenge where the theme is also Pink Christmas.

Eva is, I'm glad to say, on the mend and is getting lots of TLC. She did suggest that extra snacking might be an effective convalescent treatment but I vetoed that idea firmly. She might have become a little gloomy after that but luckily she found the clean laundry and made an interesting arrangement of socks up the stairs which cheered her up no end!

Sending hugs, 


  1. I'm so pleased to 'ear Eva's ears are better and that she's recovering nicely. You can always tell they're feeling better when they're up to mischief!

    LOVELY card. Great stencilling and stamping in that pretty pink.

    Hug x

  2. Absolutely gorgeous, and a great idea.

    Kath x

  3. oh wow! what a fabulous card, each and every detail is perfect! let's toast the holidays in pink champagne!!! thanks for helping us celebrate PINK CHRISTMAS at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  4. A fabulous pink Christmas card with a wonderful sentiment,great to read Eva is on the mend

  5. Love your pink bubbly, Vicky, and that red bow is a fantastic idea!

  6. Love your card, Vicky! Thanks for playing at Christmas Kickstart - great to have you here, Jo x PS Good news about Eva. xxx

  7. What a beautiful card with such a lovely idea behind it Vicky, love the pink also. Good to hear Eva is getting better.
    Faith x

  8. Gorgeous card, Vicky! Happy to hear Eva's on the mend xoxo

  9. the bubbles in the glasses are fantastic ... thanks so much for joining our ♥ Pink Christmas for the Cure! ♥ at Jingle Belles.

  10. This is fantastic I love the glasses, thanks for joining us at Christmas kickstart, hugs Pops x

  11. Happy pink bubbles of cheer ~ Great take on the theme!


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