Tuesday, October 19, 2021


Hello friends!  Welcome back to my blog!  It's that time of the year again where those fun ladies over at the Jingle Belles blog, Stef and Lauren, host a very special challenge!  Of course, I mean the PINK challenge to raise money for breast cancer research!  For every card made for this challenge, each of these wonderful ladies will donate $2 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation Isn't that wonderful?  I wanted to make more cards for the challenge, but I ran out of time.  I did manage to make 3 though:

The first 2 are mini slimlines made with the Jolly Christmas Tree die from Lawn Fawn.  The first one was cut from pastel pink glitter cardstock, and I inlaid the ornament shapes into it from the holographic card stock I used for the tree in card #2.  I thought it would be cute to add the tree topper as well, so I glued that on top of the pink layer.  The Tim Holtz sentiment was also cut from the pink glitter cardstock, as well as 3 layers of 110lb white cardstock that are underneath the pink.  The tree itself I popped up on foam tape.  The blue ink blended card front was done using Prize Ribbon oxide ink.  

Card #2 has a background blended with Kitsch Flamingo oxide ink, and some Picked Raspberry at the bottom for a deeper pink.  The tree and the sentiment are all done the same; 2 layers of 110lb white underneath the holographic cardstock.

For card #3, I decided to go a completely different route, and pulled out the Poinsettia stencil from Honey Bee Stamps.  I used Spun Sugar and Kitsch Flamingo oxides for my "petals", and the "leaves" were blended with Twisted Citron and either Lucky Clover or Evergreen Bough...I don't remember which one now!  I just lightly went over the circle centers so I could see to cover them with gold Stickles.  All my layers were die cut using Spellbinders card creator dies.  I created the sentiment with Lawn Fawn's Oliver's Stitched ABCs, and the same shiny gold cardstock as the layer beneath the main panel.  I added 4 layers of 110lb white cardstock underneath the letters for lots of dimension!  All of these cards look so much better IRL than in these photos! 😕


Sparkles Christmas:  Flora/ Fauna (third card)
ABC Christmas:  U for under the tree/ V for vocabulary (I'm doing V w/card #3)
CCAYR:  Something beginning with S or T (T for trees)
Merry Little Christmas #39:  ATG Christmas (2/5)
Love to Craft #63:  ATG (3/5)
Mix it Up #54:  ATG (3/5)
Dragonfly Dreams:  In the PINK
C.R.A.F.T Challenge #615:  Non-Traditional Christmas colors (PINK!)
Polkadoodles #42:  ATG (2/2)
Digi Choosday #42:  ATG (1/2)
CHNC #564:  ATG Christmas

I am a bit late getting these linked up to the challenge, as tomorrow is the last day!  If you hurry, you could probably get one done...the challenge is open until 6pm EST.  That's all for me today...thanks for stopping by, and until next time...

Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless!

~ Marie


  1. Oooooooooh! Not just 3 awesome cards, but beautiful inky, blendy ones that feature Kitsch Flamingo (my favorite!). Many thanks for making extra creations for our Pink Christmas fun at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  2. Your card trio is just fantastic ... the gold really pops ... thanks so much for joining our PINK Celebration at Jingle Belles.

  3. Amazing Christmas card, Marie. I like the combination of pink and gold. Really beautiful and delicate. Thank you for playing in CHNC!

  4. Really cute cards, I like the Xmas tree ones but I especially like the noel card. Thanks for sharing them with us at Paper Fundays Challenge. Kate

  5. What a great stencil, Marie! Love that mix of colors, and the sparkly details are perfect! So happy! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

  6. Wonderful card. Great design and colors. Great stencil and thanks for sharing over at Sparkles Christmas.

  7. That is a great poinsettia stencil, really looks good in the pink and bright green. Thank you for joining us at the Paper Funday Challenge!

  8. Love the Christmas card. Beautifully done. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this month. Hope to see your beautiful art work back here again soon. Judy DT

  9. Youre card is so beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us at the Creative Crafters Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  10. The die cut tree is gorgeous against the pink. Thanks so very much for joining us this time Dragonfly dreams challenge, Elizabeth

  11. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 42 at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge!

  12. I love pink on Xmas cards. Beautiful creations.
    Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Polkadoodles Digi Choosday,
    Lili of the Valley,
    Dies to Die For,
    As You Like It Challenge.

  13. Love your PINK christmas cards, Marie. Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for joining in the U and V challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Dorte x

  14. Such a cute Christmas card. Thank you for your lovely entry at Mix It Up Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

  15. Lovely cards. I do love the stencilled one. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge. Love Dawn x

  16. These are wonderful cards for the cause, just lovely. Thank you for playing with us at Love to Craft Challenge and we hope to see you again next time!
    XOXO, Aimeslee LTCCB DT

  17. Beautiful!!! I love pink cards!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafting day!! Stay safe and healthy!!
    *Sorry for being so late commenting but please know that I have checked out your project and appreciate you entering my challenge!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper



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