Friday, 12 August 2011

Pink and black Christmas card

I did not have much time to make this card, so I kept it simple. The background paper (single piece, brand unknown) is – again – from the large stack of papers I bought some years ago. All I did was mat it on black and pink paper and on to some white cardstock, add a nestability with this cute, freebie Squiggle stamp, some ribbon and a punched tag. And of course I added some pearls with my Viva Perlen-Pen. I used a little distress ink (Worn lipstick) on the tag and nestie. The sentiment is computer-generated. The image was coloured with what I had available: for the bright pink of the ribbon and flower I used my sticker markers and I used my Derwent Coloursoft pencils for the rest of the image. Didn't have any pinks, lol. Besides, I wanted the pink ribbon to stand out. I have finally treated myself to a set of the brand-new Spectrum Noir pens. Cannot wait until they arrive, hopefully within the next few days.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CHNC – Black, white and one colour
Meljen's Design – # 71 Use black
Ooh La La Creations – Oh Christmas!
Fussy and Fancy – Use a lot (at least 3 of your favourite embellishment)
Squiggle Stamps – Pink and black (+ Squiggle stamp)
Aud Sentiments – Merry Christmas sentiment
CCAYR – 4/9 (ribbon, inking, stamping, stripes)


  1. Well done for getting this card in on time - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 32 - hope to see you again for the new challenge starting tomorrow morning. I recognise those papers - I love them and have used them a lot - and what a cute image that goes perfectly with them x

  2. Your card is gorgeous.Thanks for sharing this with us at

  3. Popped over from the CHNC blog. Lovely card - the image is beautifully coloured and the papers are very nice. Elizabeth x

  4. Love the papers. Thanks for playing at Aud Sentiemnts.

    Hugs Ali x

  5. Hoi Marianne

    Bedankt voor je bezoekje aan mijn blog.
    Ik begreep je berichtje niet helemaal, ik denk dat je een vraag beantwoord hebt die iemand anders gesteld heeft? ;-)))
    Leuk te zien dat je op Kreta woont en ook scrapt! Ben je al lang weg uit Nederland en kom je er nog wel eens terug. Ik vraag me dan altijd af hoe jij aan je scrapspulletjes komt? Kennen ze in Griekenland ook scrapwinkels?
    Je blog ziet er mooi uit, prachtige kaarten! Ik kom nog wel eens bij je kijken denk ik...;-)
    Misschien vind je het leuk om af en toe eens mee te doen met onze challenges van Dutch Card Lovers of Karen's Doodles. De links vind je op mijn blog in de sidebar.

    Groetjes Ellen

  6. another really great card. thanks for joining us at CCAYR. x

  7. Hi marianne!

    This card is perfect for our Pink and Black Challenge at Squiggle Stamps! Thanks for joining us and hope to see you again soon! Hugz Sal xx

  8. What an adorable Christmas card. I love the color combo. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  9. Thank you so much for joining our 'use black'-challenge at Meljen's! Your card is very pretty.

    Katja (Meljen's DT member)

  10. cute card
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week.
    céline F&F DT

  11. This is gorgeous Marianne! I love the colour combo...great for Christmas! :)

    Thanks for joining in with our challenge at OLL this week! :)
    Lizy DT x

  12. Hallo Marianne, I love your card and your colouring is fab, lucky you to have ordered some of those 'most wanted' Spectrum noir pens. Your card is perfect for The Squiggle Stamps Pink and Black Challenge thanks for sharing with us. hugs heidi x

  13. lovely christmas creation! Thanks for sharing with us at AUD sentiments :) Gemma x

  14. Love the 'Pink and Black' Combo for Christmas. Very nicely done and a very sweet image. Thank You for sharing your creation with us at MelJen's in our 'Use Black' Challenge.

  15. One of my favorite color combinations. Thanks for sharing on the Meljen's Design Challenge.

  16. What a fab color combo for a Christmas Card. Wonderful coloring and LO. Thanks so much for joining us at CCAYR this month with such a great card. Hope to see you back soon. "Love & Hugs" Carol