Wednesday, 8 December 2010

I so hate doing pink cards!

Probably as I find them hard to do, I'm sure my son keeps requesting them on purpose. He asked for 2 more girly pink christmas cards and another boy one and what's more wanted them before school and gave me 20 minutes notice, guess what... he didn't get them, but 2 down 1 to go, but thought I'd have a break and post these before I do the 3rd.

The first of these 2 cards,( have to say son went through all my christmassy stamps to pick out the images too) and both are Sugar Nellies (available via funky kits,) is the bauble manga girl. This wasn't a stamp but an image on my desk that was a rak. I coloured the baubles with sakura glaze pens to give the glass effect and the rest of the image in promarkers all pink shades. I gave her an aura of pastal blue and the floor is pastal beige, not often I can remember the colours I use. The white paper is copier paper embossed using a fiskars board and the pink paper a magazine freebie from last year. The ribbon I think was one of the holding tags from inside a jumper (nolonger hanging but stored on a shelf).The sentiment is LOTV, stamped on vellum and embossed with moonglow magic moon pearls powder. I then coloured the back with pink promarker, I think it's quite effective.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Stamp with fun-layout

ABC designs-non traditional christmas colours

 christmas card challenge-winter or christmas with optional monotone

Simon says-no red or green

The second pink card I have is a country cousins image , I think or is it sweet heart ebony, I always get these muddled but love them both. This young lady has stopped to look at the snow and for taking time to enjoy nature a cheeky charlie has brought her a bough of holly. I coloured her in promarkers and added sparkle to the snowflakes with stickles, which don't show up at all well on the photo. The glitter panel is recycled from a bought card someone sent me, well waste not... as is the ribbon.The sentiment again is LOTV stamped with pink promarker. I found theat if I covered the stamp with versamark first then promarker I got a better image as the promarker doesn't dry as fast.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

A spoonful of sugar-christmas card

Fresh brewed coffee-sparkle and shine

Creative card crew-anything goes


Kathy and Lucky said...

What pretty cards, the pink is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Fresh Brewed Challenges.

Saskia said...

Lovely cards! Great to see your work at Freshly Brewed Challenges! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Sorry you hate creating with pink.. but you do it so well :D I love the sweet images and the perfect touch of shine!

Thanks for playing along with us at the Freshly Brewed Challenges Sparkle and Shine challenge!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Julye, what gorgeous cards. I love the sweet images and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in our Mega Christmas challenge at PFP. Hugs, Denise x

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Nice embossing!! And even though you hate doing pink cards, they look good!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Ruthie said...

Hee hee - thanks for your lovely comment on my site! And the cards look lovely - we could swap...I could do your pink could do...all my other ones!


coops said...

gorgeous cards julye.the images are fab and i love the pink colours.
thanks for playing in our mega christmas challenge at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Darling cards! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges!

Emma said...

Gorgeous cards & adorable images.
Thanks for joining in our Mega Challenge over at PFP.
Hugs Emma x

Michele Roos said...

Such gorgeous cards Julye. Love the cute image and the colours also. Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas Challenge over at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Heather said...

Two gorgeous cards Julye, you do pink really well for someone who doesn't like it!!
Fabulous papers, fantastic embossing and such a cute little Manga girl.

Thanks so much for joining us in the Simon Says Stamp challenge.
hugs Heather xx

Beate said...

I can't tell that you don't like pink. You did a great job on both cards. They are darling!
Hugs and smiles

Gro said...

I love pink cards, and yours are gorgeous. Thanks for joining PFP's Mega Challenge :o)

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards julye, thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

Shelly said...

Hello, two gorgeous pink cards! I do like the cute image on your second card! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week! Shelly x

Donna said...

Such a sweet the little robin...thanks for joining in the fun with us at Cupcake this week! Donna x

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Both your cards are so wonderful - I think you do AMAZING with pink cards!! Your coloring is FABULOUS. Thanks so much for sharing it with our challenge at FRESH BREWED DESIGNS:)

Julie said...

Beautifully pretty in pink!! Thanks for joining in our Mega Challenge at PFP. Juliexx

Julie Foote said...

Great job on the pick card. Thanks for joining the ABC DT Challenge at ABC Toys and Crafts.


Justine said...

Well you may not like the color pink but you have done it very well and it is perfect for the ABC Toys & Crafts Non-Traditional color challenge