Sunday, 9 October 2016

Merry in pink and in rainbow colours

I've been spending lots of time in my craft room this weekend and managed to finish and create a bunch of cards. Yay! Many of them were inspired by the challenges that were posted last weekend at the Winnie & Walter blog in honour of World Card Making Day.

First up, I have two Christmas cards to share. The first one features the poinsettia from the W&W stamp set In bloom: Elsa's flora and the Merry die by W&W.

I started this card a while back, but finally managed to finish it this weekend, just in time for this fortnight's challenge at Jingle Belles. As always in October, they are hosting a PINK challenge.

In their own words:
Woohoo! It's time for our favorite prompt of the year, Pink Christmas! If you've ever hung out with us in October, you already know the drill, and there's an FAQ type post just above this one, but basically: each year in October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Stephanie and Lauren host a challenge where we ask everyone to make holiday cards that are, (as the title suggests, lol) *PINK*... and then we each donate $2 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for each card that gets linked up. 

The card itself was inspired by Lydia's card for the Winnie & Walter Rerun No.14 challenge. You can view her card here.

I added a little glitter glue for some addition sparkle.

I'm linking up this card up at:
Jingle Belles - PINK Christmas
W&W - CASE with Lydia
W&W - Background building with Shay
The Flower Challenge - 1 Anything goes 
(this is a brand-new challenge that is all about flowers)

My second card features rainbow party hats turned Christmas trees from the Ring in the Celebration set by W&W (part of one of the earlier Stamp of Approval collections). The sentiment is from the Merry Everything set by Simon Says Stamp.

I'm linking up this card at:
W&W - Rainbow colours with Gayatri
W&W - Stretch your stamps with Kelly
W&W - CAS with Kate
Virginia's View - 24 Focal point
I'm also linking up my card at 
W&W Rerun No. 15 - It's a wonderful Pennant. After seeing Kelly's challenge prompt last weekend, I thought it would be fun to use the party hat as a Christmas tree and then later this week I saw Gayatri's card for the new Rerun challenge. So fun!


  1. I love how you created a layered effect with the floral stamping on your gorgeous Christmas card! Thanks so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge.

  2. I know exactly the card your talking about Lydia made without looking at it. I was intrigued by her technique but haven't tried it out. Your card looks fantastic so I have to give it a go now!! Its a fabulous floral CAS design and I'm so very glad you shared it with us at The Flower Challenge!!

  3. Stamping the poinsettias in different colors created such an elegant background ... so glad you joined us to help battle breast cancer at Jingle Belles.

  4. what an incredibly lovely CAS card, i absolutely loooooooove your stamped background, it is PERFECTION!!! thanks so much for "THINKING PINK" with us at jingle belles! <3

  5. Great cards here Marianne! loving the beautiful pink flower one and that touch of sparkle finishes off so nicely too.Thank you so much for playing with us over at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

  6. Great cards! That merry die is to die for on that wonderful background but I also love the second card - how you created such a colorful design with a memorable sentiment... and only used maybe a fifth of the card's surface!

  7. Love both your creations!! You really chose the best stamps for CASEing!!

  8. Oh I love a big and bold sentiment and this is fab paired with the simple stamping. Thank you so much for playing along at the Flower Challenge! xx

  9. I'm really loving that layout! Wonderfully done.

  10. Love your poinsettia card - gorgeous!

  11. Two fantastic Christmas cards Marianne!! Love the poinsetta's card with the diagonal layout ... very elegant. And those rainbow party hats make adorable trees! So clever and creative and fun! xx