Sunday, 3 March 2013

Pastel Christmas

Hello lovely people,

Today I want to share with you a card I just finished.  Thought I might get on top of my Christmas card supply before the time hits.  Yeah, like, way way before.

I wanted to use non-traditional Christmas colours so the card is made mostly in pastel colours.  For the backing I used two different sheets of DP from the same pack.  The pack is called Christmas by Dena Designs.
For the layout of the card I followed sketches from Creative Crafts Challenge2 #4 and Papertake Weekly sketch #74.  As these two sketches are so similar I thought I will take advantage and enter both challenges.
The image used is called Penny Penguin by Sherri Baldy and was coloured with copics.  This is such a sweet image that it inspired this sweet card.

I'm not sure if the above pictures has captured this or not, but the card is embellished with glitter in many places.  All around the borders, on the girl's collar and dress, on the penguin's hat and on all the snowflakes.  There's even some on the teeny tiny holly berries.   Right now the card is sitting on my desk, sparkling in the corner of my eyes.
I must wrap up this post now as I'm cutting it fine to enter this weeks Besties always.  Hope you find this card as pretty as I think it is.
Thanks for visiting.
This card will be entered into the following challenges:
Inspired by Stampin Inspirational challenge #48 - Colour inspiration - White, light pink, sage green
Creative Craft Challenges2 - A sketch for you
Besties Challenge #7 - 2 different patterned papers
Crafty Sentiments Designs - A recipe for you - 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments
ABC Christmas Challenge - D for designer paper
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #116 - Use our favourite colour - This month my favourite colour is pink.
Divas by Design - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Dream Valley Challenges #51 - Ribbon and Bling - My bling are all the glitter I used.
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge #114 - Ribbons, ribbons, ribbons
Crafty Ribbon Challenge #40 - Anything goes with ribbon
Christmas Cards All Year Round March challenge - Sparkle and bling - Heaps of glitter on my card
Totally Gorguss #173 - Anything Goes with pink
Yippee! I'm a winner at CSAYL #5



  1. Hallo Phi,

    eine wunderschöne Karte hast du gestaltet. Ich bin begeistert von deinem Motiv mit den kleinen Pinguinen einfach zu schön. Liebe Grüße Silvi

  2. Such a pretty card, Phi!

    Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty, and good luck in the draw.

    Jennifer. x

  3. pretty card thanks for playing allong with us at CSAYL

    hugs Debby

  4. I love your card, just downloaded her too. Beautifully done! Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design.
    Hugs Kelly

  5. This is gorgeous! Your coloring is stunning! :) Thank you for joining the "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog!

  6. oh whata cte little trio.. pretty colours
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week for our recipe challenge
    Lisa x

  7. So cute card. I love papers & Saturated. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley challenge.

  8. Gorgeous card - love the colours and that lush ribbon - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 114 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for March - I'd love to see it there too. X

    1. Thanks for the heads up Hazel. I'll pop over there now and enter.

  9. Very pretty card, love the colors you chose and fabulous coloring! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week:)

  10. Beautiful - a great image and I love the way you've coloured it.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  11. This is gorgeous!! An adorable image with beautiful coloring and I can see some of the sparkle. I bet it is even better in real life. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  12. Adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!

  13. WOW you're one of those super no line colorers. :-) I'm too chicken. Absolutely beautiful card. Thanks for your visit to my blog!

  14. Was für ein bezauberndes Kärtchen. Das Motiv und die Farben sind besonders toll.
    Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei CSAYL: LG Jenny

  15. Such a cute card! Thanks for joining us at IBSIC this week.

  16. Wow, stunning card. I love the image and your wonderful colouring. I also love the colour palette you've used, so very pretty.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin this month, Wedgie xxx

  17. Super sweet card! Thank you for playing along with us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge. I hope you join us again soon!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

  18. This is absolutely gorgeous, love everything about it. Thank you for sharing with us at Dream Valley challenge. Marlene DT

  19. Beautiful creation. Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design and Totally Gorjuss this week.
    Good luck
    hugs Anke

  20. Oh how cute!!!!! Thanks for participating in our PENNY'S PAPER CRAFTY challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!


  21. Gorgeous card - love those little penguins!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  22. lovely card, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  23. Wonderful card. Thank you for your beautiful entry into our Designer Papers challenge at ABC Christmas.

  24. Wonderful card. Thanks for participating along with us at CSAYL!!

  25. thanks to play with us at CSAYL with your cut and so nice card, hope to see you next time, biz

  26. oh what a lovely card sweetie well done! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!!

    you can visit
    for my free digis!!

  27. This is just darling! The colors and your coloring technique are lovely. Thanks for joining us at CSAYL!!

  28. Adorable. Thanks for joining us at The Scrapbooking Queen Royal digi challenge for the month of March.

  29. I love penguins and the two in this sweet image are so cute!!! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper.

  30. Very pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ribbons, hope to see you again soon :-) Elaine DT -xxx- ps I have new candy if you would like to pop by and enter :-)

  31. Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers