Sunday, 19 October 2014

I am Dreaming of a Pink Cancer Free Christmas!

Hello there

A few days ago I happened across a Challenge that was looking for pink Christmas cards by Jingle Bells.  For each card that is entered into this challenge a $4 donation will be made to the Susan G Komen cancer organisation.  Also the Sisterhood of Crafters are also looking for Pink Christmas cards for Breast Cancer.  Having a few friends that have unfortunately been through this awful disease, it is a very worthwhile cause close to my heart.

So here is my entry...

That is not a grey line down the right hand side...the sun was shining at the same time as it was pouring with rain whilst I took the photo which left a shadow down the side.

I have used some NBUS in the form of Tonic dies and embossing folder.  I used a Snippet of white card to emboss and brushed over some Versamark and sparkly embossing powder.  Unfortunately you cannot see the sparkle but believe me it is very sparkly.  The pink cardstock is Bazzill and the black is Papermania.  The baubles are cut from Spellbinders and stamped with matching Creative Expressions stamps.  I added a further swirl of Memory Box holly which was stickled with some bright pink Stickles, which I used again on the right hand side.  A little bit of clear sparkly thread and hey presto, another card in the tin ready for posting!

If you wish to join in the Jingle Bells Challenge you have until Wednesday 22nd.  The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge ends very soon.  Just getting in by the skin of my teeth!  The cause is all worthwhile no matter which country the donation is made.  

I am taking this over to the Snippets Playground too as there are Snippets involved.  Better throw my hat in first as I didn't join in the frolics and fun last week...oops - not intentionally of course!

Thanks for calling by.



Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Very unique and pretty creation Hettie! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘THINK PINK’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Mrs A. said...

I like the colour combo on this card. Looks very classy. Those baubles are fab. Hugs MrsA.

Carol L said...

This is absolutely stunning!! I love the rich color tones and beautiful embossing! Gorgeous!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah, Sam, saw a card too on Di's post with this good cause if only time etc permitted but do love you card .. the taking of pickies can be a trial eh? Shaz in Oz.x

ElizabethR said...

Beautiful I love the black and pink combo and for such a great cause. Elizabeth x

SARN said...

Super ornamental card in striking colours mate.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

SmilynStef said...

Love those pretty die cut layers ... so very glad you went PINK for a cause with us at Jingle Belles.

Di said...

Gorgeous card there Sam! I thought the Playground was too quiet last week :) I followed orders and also made my card for this worthwhile cause last week :)


Di xx

Jean Straw said...

A super card, i love the baubles and the fabby embossed background.
Jean x

lauren bergold said...

what a fabulous holiday card, with so many awesome (& SPARKLY!!!) touches to it! thanks for rockin’ the pink with us at JINGLE BELLES for an awesome cause! <3

Jenny L said...

Hi Sam,
beautiful card for a very worthy cause.
Your design is super, and very creative.
Will try and make a card to join in this very worthy cause.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Dawn Lancaster said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us in the Think Pink challenge over at The Sisterhood Of Crafters this time!
Good Luck
Dawn GDTxx

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card - I like the colour combo and the embossed panel. Funny what the light does to photographs! Elizabeth xx

Karen Petitt said...

I knew I would love this beautiful card and I do! Fabulous use of colour and perfect for BCA too Karen x

Diane said...

Super design!

Greta said...

Beautiful & elegant--love this card!