Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Pretty in Pink

It's hot where I live. At the time of writing this, it's 110 outside in the Arizona desert. Why do we live here? Well, because I never have to shovel sunshine! I was born and raised in Connecticut and dreaded the winters with the icy snow. Now I dread the summers in Arizona and burning my hand opening my car door! While trying to stay cool, I colored this adorable Elisabeth Bell stamp. The one thing about Elisabeth's stamps and images is that they are always cute, and I like cute!

I love the colors pink and green together, and this paper pack from Wild Rose is awesome! The die cut around my stamped image has been embossed with white ink and then white glitter embossing powder and I used glitter on top of white puffy paint on the trim of my little image's coat and hat. I used a clear acrylic tag by Hodge Podge over my sentiment for additional dimension and the poinsettias are from I Am Roses. The stamens are from The Ribbon Girl. The flat backed white glitter dots are from Michael's and I also used frosted white flat backed pearls. And I love glitter, so I've glittered my snowflake die cut, the snow on the ground and on the tips of my flowers with Cool Glitter Ritz.

Here's a picture of her close-up. I love coloring red hair, too!

Thanks for stopping by and looking at this Christmas card and I hope that you're having a wonderful summer!

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog A Holiday Creation
The Crafty Addicts Say It With Flowers
Crafty Friends Use Pink/Green/White
ABC Christmas Challenge N is for No Rules
Lemon Shortbread Challenge  Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes
Digi Choosday For The Girls
Sparkles Christmas Challenge Snowflakes
Aud Sentiments Challenge For a Girl
Crafting With an Attitude Anything Goes
In The Pink All Or Nothing
Stamping Sensations Anything Goes with a Stamp and Ribbon
The Glory of Christmas Challenge Two or More Patterned Papers
Through The Class Room Door Anything Goes


  1. So lovely I love the pretty colours you have used on this gorgeous card love and hugs Carole x

  2. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at The Glory of Christmas. Hope to see you again next time.

  3. Beautiful Christmas card Gail, love the non traditional colour combination. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Elisabeth Bell’s World. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  4. This is so gorgeous, love the colours and all that glitter too. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  5. Hi Gail what a gorgeous card and I love the image she is gorgeous and your design is wonderful.

    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

  6. This is such a pretty colour combination, Gail and your floral arrangement is beautiful xx

  7. So pretty as always! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

  8. Ooooo, your color combination is striking, Gail, and love the dimension you added to her coat and hat. Pretty snowflake and flowers and of course, can't forget the glitz and glimmer! Super coloring and your creation sure does look like a winner - good luck on your challenges!!
    P.S. Sorry if your card didn't help you cool off any!

  9. A beautiful card! Absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  10. Very beautiful card. I love the colors. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs, good luck!!!Patricia

  11. Beautiful card, lovely colouring and design, thank you for sharing with us at Crafting with an Attitude - good luck
    Lyn - DT

  12. What an adorable image and you have coloured it so beautifully, love all your beautiful trimmings too. Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas, hope to see you next time

    Hugs Babs DT member x

  13. So pretty fab papers and what a stunning design i just love it love and hugs Carole x

  14. This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Snowflakes" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  15. Really beautiful card. Love it and it's so cute. Thanks for joining in with us over at Sparkles Christmas. Good luck. Hugs X X X

  16. Fabulous card thanks for playing along at ABC Christmas challenge xxx

  17. Aww this is so gorgeous!! Love all the beautiful layers! Thanks so much for sharing with us at In the pink!
    Lucy x

  18. Hi, Gail! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I had to take some time to look at this - there are so many details to admire! First of all your colouring looks amazing! I love all the sparkle you added! I love all the die-cuts and flowers and I love the sentiment - one of my favourite songs and sentiments! You've got a winner here - I'm happy to see you're entering challenges again - I know you gave it up for a while but they are a lot of fun and very inspirational!

  19. Awww!! It's soooo cute!! I love it! the non-trad colors are amazing!!
    Thank you for joining us at Elisabeth Bell's world and hope to see you again soon!