Monday, 18 October 2021

Letting the papers do the work...

For these two pink-inspired Christmas cards, I decided to let the papers from the 12x12 paper pad by Crafter's Companion do (most of) the work for me.

For the first card, I simply added strips of shimmery pink centura pearl card behind a strip of patterned paper. I finished things off with some pink thread, a previously stamped and die cut sentiment (SSS) from my UFO box and Nuvo drops. I also added a little shimmer to the pigtails and jingle bells.

For my second card, I decided to do some quick and random colouring to the images on the patterned paper using coloured pencils. I die cut my panel using a stitched rectangle die (SSS) and matted it with another paper from the paper pad. I stamped and die cut the pile of gifts from the matching stamp and die set, coloured the image using Copics and mounted it on my card using foam tape. I added Nuvo drops to the teal dots and Glossy accents to the bows on the gifts.

I'm linking up both cards at:

Jingle Belles - Dreaming of a pink Christmas 

As always, the first JB challenge in October
is all about pink holiday cards. 
And for every card that is being linked up 
this fortnight, the lovely Jingle Belles, 
Lauren and Stephanie, will each be donating 
2 dollars to the US Breast Cancer Research Foundation

I'm also linking up the second card at:

ATSM - #416 Make your mark

CHNC - #564 AG Christmas (optional: stockings)


  1. Another fabulous duo ! It seems that you love gnomes....Great design and I love the non traditional colours you chose. Thanks so much for sharing and playing again along at ATSM.

  2. yowza! i love that you can take one set of papers and get so many different looks! for example, i wouldn't have thought the difference betw coloring with pencils and markers could be so dramatic... two more awesome pink xmas entries to love at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  3. Those little gnomies are adorable ... thanks so much for joining our PINK Celebration at Jingle Belles.

  4. A sequel to the cuteness, another set of lovely gnome cards. I agree with you on the garden type ones (not my cup of tea) but I don't mind having these Christmassy dudes all over the place.

  5. What a great way to add interest to patterned paper, Marianne, and really stretch your supplies! Love that gorgeous sentiment too.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM.
    Carol x