Sunday, 17 November 2013

Christmas Card Club #22: Pretty In Pink

'Tis time for the CCC lot to get crafty again! This is our 22nd challenge for the year and we only have a couple more challenges before we break for Christmas.

This week, Carol has gone all girlie on us and decreed that our projects should be "Pretty in Pink". Truth be told, I don't take too kindly to pink on the best of days and to use it on a Christmas card???!!! Eeeeek! Having said that, pink has been cropping up a fair bit on Christmas card this year and I loath to admit it but, maybe, just maybe, a little pink isn't that bad.

Anyways, I was inspired by this perfectly pink Christmas card by Jessi Fogan. Here's my "prudently pink" version. It's all the pink I can safely digest ... for now!

(Sorry for the bad pictures. White is not an easy colour for me to photograph. 
I hope the black background helps tone down the reflection.)   


I'm playing with Clearly Besotted stamps ... again. It's turning into quite an obsession! Here I'm using the Pretty Poinsettia stamps.  I used a Silver Metallic Sharpie to draw the lines for the horizontal band and the dots inside it.
The greeting is stamped with Memento Rose Bud. 

Stamped the outlines of the poinsettias with Memento RoseBud and the, stamped over with the solid poinsettia using TH's Spun Sugar. To finish - some bling in 2 shades of pink. 

Here's a full frontal for ya!

Let's take little pinky here to these challenges:

Clearly Besotted Challenge #6: Christmas
Nonni's Christmas Challenge #1: Focus on Stamping
Curtain Call Challenge: CAS-ual Christmas
CAS-ual Friday: Christmas
Treasured Times #6: Non-trad Christmas Colours
Totally Papercrafts #193: CAS
Chocolate Coffee Cards #52: Monochromatic
Bearlymine Challenges #112: Christmas in Pink
Make It Monday #167: Anything Goes
52 Christmas Card Challenge #23: November Recipe - one layer card, hint of colour (pink) and bling


That's all from me today. Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed Sunday... and a crafty one too!

Beijinhos!




47 comments:

  1. Morning Asha great card, The pink is fab & love the poinsetta x

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  2. Very pretty pink CAS card Asha xx

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  3. Hi Asha
    Fabulous card.... Love the stamp set... Mine set is just waiting to be inked.....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  4. Another pink poinsettia and a gorgeous one at that. Hey, you said you couldn't do CAS!!!!! It's fabulous. Hugs Christine xx

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  5. Just gorgeous,fabulous design and image.xxx

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  6. Hi Asha....lovely lovely lovely...soft colours just right...pretty poinsettia...perfect...just great Asha....xxxx

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  7. Asha - this looks fab in pink! It's so pretty and girly. Thanks for sharing it with us at Totally Papercrafts this week

    Hugs

    Sharon
    x

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  8. Hi Asha,
    I am doing a happy dance! I know you are not a pink lover but you have to just adore how this turned out! The pink with the touch of grey really works for Xmas and a CAS creation no less!! Thanks for joining us at Nooni's Xmas card challenge-hope you link up again. And don't for get to make a card using stash and link it to the stash challenge Nonni is running x

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  9. This looks so beautiful Asha and such a pretty pink card. thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    x catherine

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  10. Stunning ! Just love how this looks. Hugs xx

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  11. Gorgeous cas card Asha...and I do love the pink. Perfect for the beautiful poinsettia. hugs, Pat K xx

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  12. Your pink Christmas card looks lovely! That is the joy of being challenged. Sometimes you have to make things that are not to your usual and you can surprise yourself and find out they are not so bad!

    This is a great stamp and love the silver lines you have drawn onto this card...they really set off your image!

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  13. Beautiful card, Asha! You did great with the pink!

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  14. Gorgeous card Asha, I love the clean and simple design and the colours
    Kevin xx

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  15. LOVE IT! For a non pinky this is gorgeous Asha. I'm a fan of Jessi too and I think I need to have a go at making pink OLC's for posting. Keep well xx

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  16. How very beautiful! I love the stamps and the design. You are becoming a CAS master! Thanks for joining my Christmas stamping challenge! xxx

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  17. Ohhhhhh, so pretty! Love the pink, it looks super! And you did a FAB job on hand drawing the silver lines and little dots, nice! Thanx so much fo joining us at CC&CC, and happy holidays! Joanne

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  18. Well for someone who doesn't "do pink" Asha you've rocked this challenge....your card is simply stunning, I love it! Carol x

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  19. beautiful! thanks for playing along at the Curtain Call!

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  20. This is fab Asha great card for the challenge! huggles Sue xx

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  21. I'm not a huge fan of pink either, but this color actually works really well with this design! It's different and Christmasy at the same time!

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  22. No to pink, well yes!!! This is a stunner and such a lovely CAS card. TFS

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  23. Pretty card! Thanks for joining us over at Treasured Times!

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  24. Great ponisettia image and love the CAS design. Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call.

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  25. Beautiful card and color Asha. I aw this on MIM..Loz

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  26. It may be pink and it may be pretty but I think it is just gorgeous...Asha, we do get out of our comfort zone thinking it's not what we like but I love this card and I do like pink.xxxx

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  27. A gorgeous colour and layout of this awesome CAS creation sweetie.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  28. What a beautiful Christmas card Asha, gorgeous design and loving the pink you have used.....Thank you for joining us at Bearly-Mine Challenge this week and hope we see you again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

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  29. I LOVE the pop of pink!!! This card is so fabulous--the masked out border is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

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  30. Wowser. This is just gorgeous. For someone who doesn't love pink, you surely did it up proudly. Poinsettias were popular in this challenge it seems! What even silver lines you achieved on this lovely border. Now I'm gonna be on the search for a silver metallic sharpie. Looks as though it was a fine point nib too. TFS, and making me welcome at my first CCC.

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  31. Well I for one am a pink fan and I think you rocked this color Asha! Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT!

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  32. Perfect in every way for clean and simple and pretty in pink. Love it. Zx

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  33. Dear Asha I love your poinsettia image I made a similar one but in red LOL totally different color...and love the softenes on your card Asha...gorgeous card and love this...great job....

    I see your card on MIM ...I would be glad if you like to see my card on my blog too and leave me some love..my card is #40. Thanks before and big hugs, Monika

    PS: I cant believe I was ordering the stamp like you told me per email and it comes 3 days after...my order on Simon Says come one week after..it is amazing stamp thanks for your tip dear Asha...but it was expensive in Euro it is 25 euro something with shipping costs ...hope you like to hop to my blog...hugs

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  34. The combination of pink and grey is perfect! Lovely card. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  35. Oh wow I just LOVE this one Asha!!! Stunning CAS style and with the pink it looks wonderful!! Fantastic job my friend! HUGS

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  36. So pretty with the soft pink - love the poinsettia. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

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  37. Aw, Asha, I'm blushing just that pink :) (Also thinking BWAHAHA I will convert you to a pink Christmas lover. Just watch! lol) I really love this beautifully simple layout - and those poinsettias....*want* :D

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  38. So gentle and beautiful, Asha! I love the bling you used -- also soft but glimmery.

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  39. What a simple but stunning card! I love the colors. Thank you for playing along with us at TTSS.

    Nadja DT

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  40. Beautifully elegant pink card for Carol's CCC challenge - you could link this for my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there. I am so sorry I'm late with my commenting - life has been very hectic recently.

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  41. I really like your card, the pink, silver, and white are so elegant together. I always enjoy your cards on MIM and sweet comments on my blog. Donna

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  42. It certainly is pretty in pink! Love it!
    (btw....I saw it at MIM)
    Huggies ~
    Sharron #200

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  43. Oh Asha this is so beautiful I love the clean and simple design the image is superb, I love this so much.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  44. Wow! Great card for our recipe challenge - one layer, hint of colour touch of bling- you did it and it's beautiful in pink! Thanks for playing along with us at 52 CCT

    Louise xx

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  45. Very cute card! Thank you for entering it into our challenge over at Treasured Times Rubber Stamps!

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  46. Love the pink! Another nice festive card x

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