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Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Dreaming of a pink Christmas

Hello crafting friends!

One of the card-making challenges I've been enjoying this year is the Jingles Belles Challenge, run by Stephanie and Lauren, which has been helping us all get a stash of Christmas cards ready for posting later in the year. Well, it appears that's not the only help these ladies are offering! For every card linked up in their current Pink Christmas challenge, they will be donating 2 dollars to Breast Cancer Research. Now that's definitely worth creating for! Why not join in and tell your friends about it too!

Here's my first effort:


This card started with a wash of Smoky Slate ink on watercolour paper and a pink ground. Once this was dry, I inked up the trees from Stampin' Up's Waterfront stamp set using pink markers and stamped them along the ground.


Detail was added using a white gel pen for snow and I finished the card with a lovely sentiment from Uniko's Simply Said Blocks Christmas set and some gems I coloured pink with an alcohol marker.

As well as linking up with Jingle Belles, I shall also be linking up with CAS(E) this Sketch, which has a gorgeous sketch for us this week, and As You See It, where the theme is trees.



AND IN OTHER NEWS
It absolutely poured with rain all day yesterday but dogs don't care about the weather so off we went out into the sodden countryside. At one point, our way was blocked by a fallen tree which had taken a bramble down with it. We got past it and it was only later after we met a man walking his dog that I realised something was wrong. The man didn't greet us, just edged past us cautiously as if the dogs were hunter-killers (they were my own waggy, smiley golden retriever and a trembly old lady boxer!) I looked about to see what had made him behave so oddly and realised that my hand was dripping blood. Perhaps he had thought that in a moment of abandon, the slavering beasts had bitten me?!!!

Thanks for coming to visit today. I think we all know someone who has been touched by the horrible claw of cancer, so I do hope you'll be making some pink festive cards. Do let me know!

Hugs,

18 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous....I love the ethereal look you created with your pretty pink trees! I predict a winner at one or more of those challenges for sure! And I hope your injured hand is all okay now! We're set to get rain tomorrow...and we need it. No walking outside for me, though, I'm going to hunker down inside! So glad you played at As You See It, too, I love your take on the tree theme!

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    1. You are kind LeAnne! The hand is fine - I hadn't even noticed it was bleeding! Enjoy hunkering :)

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  2. Ooh, that's pretty in pink . . . And fir(!) a good cause too! What's not to like?

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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    1. Fir a good cause! *wheezes with laughter* Glad you like the trees in pink and don't think it rowan-s them! *cackles like a crazy hen*
      xxx

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  3. I'd have never thought of making my trees pink, yet now that you've done it, I wonder why I hadn't. They look fabulous popped on their inky wash ground. I think your card is elegant and I love all the white space that lets those trees be the stars. Thank you for playing along with As You See It Challenge.

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    1. I was inspired by those kitsch fake trees so I'm delighted you think they look elegant Jan! Thanks for providing the challenges - I always love playing along with AYSI!

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  4. Those pink trees look amazing, Vicky, and of course, pink is the colour of the Breast Cancer Campaign, so they raise awareness, too! For some reason, it makes me think of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" special - in the most loving, nostalgic way! Thanks for joining us again at As You See It Challenges!

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  5. This is gorgeous! I am so glad you explained how you made this. I love the look!

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  6. Love, love, love these pink trees and the soft wash of sky and ground! Great job on all these challenges!

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    1. Thanks Bonnie! I now realise I could have entered this one in the CAS Watercolour challenge which has also been on my mind. Oh well, will have to make a different one!

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  7. Wowza you rocked that sketch ... what a fabulous CAS card ... thanks for joining us at Jingle Belles and going PINK for a Cure.

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    1. Thanks Stephanie! Really hope you get a great turn-out for this fabulous challenge.

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  8. This is gorgeous, Vicky. My sister is fighting the ****** for the second time, despite a radical double mastectomy being part of her treatment first time around.

    Hope your hand is better xoxo

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    1. I am so sorry Em. It is a monstrous disease. Sending love xx

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  9. That's such a lovely scene, so soft and serene.
    Love
    Ela

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  10. I so love those little pink trees - I'm thinking of recreating your card in a few different colours to make a quick dent in my Christmas card stash Vicky! I am loving your pink creations of late for a very worthy cause - now my retreat is out of the way I'm hoping to squeeze one in too. Those trees are so kitsch - thanks for playing along with our tree-themed challenge over at AYSI this week!

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  11. oh my gosh, what an amazing card! i love every single thing about this! wow! thanks very much for helping us celebrate PINK CHRISTMAS at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

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Come and have a chat with me! I'd love to hear what you think :) Vicky x


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