Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Pink Christmas!

Another lovely challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room!  This week
we are to use neutrals, pink, snowflakes, flowers, and gold!  And,
here is the lovely inspiration photo!

Hi there!

I could just stare at that lovely Christmas tree for hours!  My eyes focused on the pretty sheer ribbon and flowers.  I first painted a little wood bird and distressed it with tea dye ink.  I stamped snowflakes to the background paper and one on the bird.  Pearls were added.  I took a frame and covered it with musical paper and embossed it on the top and bottom.  Lace, ribbon, flowers were added to finish the card. 

I'm on vacation this week and I feel that I'm already behind in Christmas preparations.  You know, the baking, card sending, shopping, wrapping, decorating...sigh.  Whew, I'm tired just thinking about it!  But, it'll get done in due time.:-)  Taking time out for these challenges are a welcome relief from all the hustle and bustle.  Card therapy is truly good therapy...hehehe!  Ok, I thank you for taking time out to stop by today!  Take care, relax and enjoy this holiday season, hugs!!:-))

Paper:  Echo Park, K&Company, Recollections
Stamp:  Verve(Snowflake)
Ink:  SU(Melon Mambo), Tea Dye(Ranger)
Emboss Powder:  Ranger
Lace:  American Crafts
Frame:  K&Company
Dimensional SU
Flowers:  Recollections
Ribbon, Gold Cord:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Label Die:  Verve


  1. oh so beautiful and delicate! Gorgeous lace and I love your touch of gold!!

  2. This so beautiful! The little birdie is just lovely. I'm on vacation this week too and running around trying to get everything ready for Christmas. Isn't it amazing how much stuff there is to do?

  3. They do look like they belong together! Your card is a vision of loveliness!! I really love the lace with the pink running through it!!...and your bird is really special too!

  4. What a beautiful card, Maria, and such a fabulous take on the Tea Room challenge this week. I am SO loving pink for Christmas this year!

  5. One of my fave cards of yours, Maria. :) So pretty!

    My cure for the Christmas stress is sitting here, visiting friends' blogs. :) But pretty soon I've gotta get my butt back in holiday gear! Hugs to you!

  6. Wow, this is just stunning! So pretty and feminine, love the shiny gold embossing and tulle, so elegant and luxurious!

  7. What an elegant card, Maria. Love the sheer ribbon and beautiful lace.

  8. So lovely and soft! Your card is perfectly pretty, Maria! Thanks for sharing with us at The Shabby Tearoom