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Monday, July 7, 2014

Pink for Christmas!

This time I've challenged myself to use non-traditional colors, being inspired by the color scheme over at 52CCT. I'm not quite sure about how I feel about this card as I usually make Christmas cards in traditional colors or in brown and beige tones.
I've used lots of pink: the DP with spots, panels, seam binding ribbon and rhinestones. The snowy DP is grey and the punched greeneries are light green.
I've used a Santa stamp from Tim Holtz and a sentiment stamp from LOTV. The stars are made with Memory Box dies.
The layout is inspired by the sketch over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Sunday Sketch & Stamp - #212 Sketch
2) 52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Color challenge
3) Completely Christmas - #19 Anything Goes


Chrissy said...

I love the pink and grey the Santa image and papers too...fabulous card.


Deepti Stephens said...

Wow! this is so lovely and I like the elements you used on this pinky christmas card.. :)

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous and I just love the pink and grey for Christmas.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Marina said...

Grey and pink are such a lovely combination and here the pink makes me think of sugar frosting. Love it.

Donna said...

The pink and gray color combo is great, beautiful card!

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness, Pia. This is one of my favourite cards!

This image is stunningand the grey and pink so classy. Now I want to rush out and buy those MB stars...and last week MB was 40% off at my LSS ... dammn! I missed it!

I may be on a consumables freeze...but non consumables are OK!

Using my onhand papers, string, ribbon, and other stash, frees up $'s for more dies!!! I am still being a bit thrifty there too but do allow a few!

I just love this pretty and stunning!

This week I forgot a commitment for a Xmas card due on Sunday...I am gong to have to try to make a card from the scraps up here...mostly pink/white and black...and no dies left up here...should be fun!

Laine said...

This is fabulous Pia. Wonderful image and love the combo of pink and grey. So very pleasing.

loz said...

This is Fabulous and the colors are perfect. Pia..LOVE it...Loz

chrissy xx said...

FABulous! I LOve, LOve, LOve your colours Pia..FABulous papers and image..LOving these MB dies Mmmm?

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous Christmas card Pia, I love your non traditional colour scheme and gorgeous Santa image.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Pia. I love the image and the non traditional colours make a nice change!
Sue xx

Danielle Vincent said...

You might not be sure how you feel about this but I'm in LOVE with it Pia! How elegant and gorgeous. Of course I'm completely bias because pink is my favorite color on Christmas cards :o) Absolutely wonderful!! Thanks so much for joining us at 52CCT for our July in Christmas challenges. Hugs D

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Pia! I love this classy color combination. Really beautiful card. I was worried when I saw your title in my blog reader. But when the image came up, WOW! Have a great day.

sandie said...

Yes, non traditional colours Pia but it still really gives a traditional Xmas feel, I think it is the gorgeous Santa stamp, a real Santa can make any colour work!

Margaret said...

The pale pink sets this whole card off so well Pia. I think it softens the Santa image beautifully.
Margaret M

Unknown said...

Gorgeous Design…just perfect for our challenge over at Completely Christmas, I do hope you will join us again next week for another fun challenge..
Suzy B (Owner)

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow Pia that's my opinion on the colour you have used. It is fantastic and looks really stylish. Love that bow too.


Lau W said...

Ho ho ho !!! I loooove this card ! You know that i loooove pink, and i love Christmas too, so this card is a beauuuuty !

Mrs.B said...

HI Pia, I love this Santa, and he looks wonderful in the non-traditional colours. Gorgeous card.
Avril xx

Wishcraft said...

I love the colours Pia, they look gorgeous on a Christmas card! Really lovely :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Monika Reeck said...

Pia wooww I never make any christmas card with pink and you did it very all the element on this card and nice BOW too..why dont you join our challenge at HOUSE OF CARD sweety the theme is ADD A BOW and you have a bow here..I guarantee they will also love your santa and pink bow card as I love this...great card as always my dear Pia..and now I miss you on my Blog ..LOL :)

Mynn xx said...

This is really gorgeous, Pia! LOVE that image and the STUNNING use of color! LOVE it! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! HUGS! Mynn xx

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...what an amazing Santa! I love that vintage look and that you stamped him is black, such a classic look. You can enter you card in the challenge over at Simply Create Too...the current theme is Christmas in July.

Anonymous said...

This is just lovely! You've made Santa look really modern :D
Thanks for joining us at 52CCT
Gill xx
52CCT Design Team

Regina said...

Oooo this looks gorgeous! Wonderful colors!

hugs Regina

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! I love this Pia… such a gorgeous colour combo.. although I love the traditional red and green, it's nice to make something a bit different every once in a while… and this looks lovely and festive with the fab Santa and the pretty stars and the greenery! a stunning card!
Hope you're having a good week!
Hugs Sue xx

Tammy said...

Gorgeous Christmas card!! I love that Santa image and your beautiful soft colors, the pink looks fabulous!
Tammy x

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 19 with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too, also CCAYR July is all about non-traditional Christmas colours so it would fit in so well there too. x

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeously created card, loving these colour combinations for a Christmas card, pink and greay are so suited and beautiful image used...♥aNNie
The Journey is the Start

Unknown said...

Love this vintage Christmas card Pia! So pretty!!!

Sandy said...

Hi Pia, your card is gorgeous, love the pink and grey colour scheme and the fabulous vintage santa image too.
Thanks for sharing with us at Completely Christmas Challenges and hope to see you again.

downrightcrafty said...

loving this colour combo and such a fabulous card, cannot wait to see your newly inspired use of those gorgeous papers
hugs Kate xx

Wendy said...

So pretty! Love the pink and grey for Christmas, beautiful papers too. Xxx

Carole said...

Super card, great take on the sketch and beautiful colours. Thanks for joining us this week @ Sunday Sketch & Stamp.
Happy Crafting
Carole xXx


Pia - this is gorgeous - I love the soft pink and grey combination, and
the TH Santa image. It's so nice to see a "non-traditional" Xmas colour scheme - it really is beautiful.
Sylvia xx

Deborah Frings said...

I love the vintage image of Santa, the lovely papers and touch of sparkle too. Thanks so much for playing along with our 52CCT Christmas Blog Hop!

Anne-Marie said...

What a fabulous card Pia, it's lovely. I wouldn't of thought of using pink and grey but it looks wonderful.

Thank you for joining us at Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge, look forward to seeing you again. Best of luck.

Anne-Marie x x

Ruth M said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card Pia! Absolutely gorgeous, a perfect non traditional colour schemed Christmas card with a perfectly traditional Santa image! As always, beautiful accent details! You said you don't usually make Christmas cards in non traditional colours - well, you have done an amazing job and you should try it more often! ; )
Thanks so much for joining our blog hop at 52 {C}CT! Ruth x

Peanut said...

I have to say, the jolly ol' man looks good in pink! Well done, Pia! Thanks for joining our July Blog Hop at 52 {C}CT.
hugs, Asha

Louise van Vuren said...

This is indeed a beautiful, vintage -feel card! Love your use of the colour challenge palette. Hope you enjoyed the blog hop at 52CCT and good luck in the prize draw
Louise xx

Louise van Vuren said...

This is indeed a beautiful, vintage -feel card! Love your use of the colour challenge palette. Hope you enjoyed the blog hop at 52CCT and good luck in the prize draw
Louise xx