Sunday, 17 May 2015

Pink & Grey Christmas

Hi guys

I've been wanting to take part in the latest Muse challenge since I saw Michele's super classy card earlier this week.

I adore the grey and subtle pink colour scheme with a touch of gold so I used this as my starting point.  I also focused on the leaf vein images in her apertures.

I wasn't planning on making a Christmas card but when I went in search of a stamp depicting leaf veins this poinsettia was the first one that caught my eye so I went with it.  I'm not sure this really works but hey ho, it's a Christmas card to add to my stash for this year (which, at the moment I think consists of about two cards!)

I didn't have enough dark grey cardstock to use as my card base so I covered the front of a white card with the dark grey and cut a panel of lighter grey slightly smaller.  I stamped the poinsettia image onto this in charcoal ink.  I found a scrap of pale pink pearlescent card and stamped the Christmas sentiment which was heat embossed in platinum.  I then die cut the Merry from a scrap of matt gold cardstock.  These were adhered to the bottom right.  I felt the poinsettia needed a little something as it was looking a little bare so I added some Liquid Pearls to the centre of the bloom and embellished with a tiny sprinkling of fine gold glitter.

Materials used:
  • Cardstock: Papermania (greys), other from stash
  • Stamps: Uniko Studio - Pure Florals Poinsettia
  • Ink: Hero Arts - Charcoal; VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Metallic Platinum
  • Die: Clearly Besotted - Merry Christmas Die Collection
  • Accents: Liquid Pearls - Petal Pink; gold glitter from stash

Here is Michele's gorgeous card, such a classy creation...

As I've used a Uniko Studio stamp here I'm also going to link up to the latest challenge over at Uniko Studio where the theme is Flowers.

And thanks to Ardyth for mentioning it, I'm also going to link up at Muse Christmas Visions.  I saw this Muse card the other day so it must have been at the back of my mind when I made mine without even knowing it!  Here is Chriss' fabulous card...

That's all for now folks, I hope you're all having a relaxing weekend.  Hope to see you again soon.


  1. Anita, you've taken lovely elements from Michele's card and made them your own, with results that are absolutely gorgeous! The poinsetta, on grey cardstock, with the gold...elegant and classy, indeed!

  2. This would work for Muse: ChristmasVisions, too! I seriously thought you had combined the two challenges on purpose! Love how you've taken a Christmas approach to this week's Muse! So glad you joined us this week, Anita!

  3. Wowsers! Worked your magic here again Anita!
    Swooning and love all the elements! Fab poinsettia.... Hmmm! Not got that one...
    Another wish list item! 😉
    Thanks for taking part at Uniko your card is going to add so much glamour to the gallery! Hugs x

  4. Hey ho... it's gorgeous and I so absolutely see the veining in my background paper ... really lovely, Neets! Love the color combo more each time I see it ... even the pretty glitter looks like rose gold! Thanks for playing cards with me at Muse!
    =] Michele

  5. Love how the merry looks like its wrapping around the sentiment strip. I thought this was for the Christmas Muse when I saw the thumb nail! :)

  6. Wow! I love how you have showcased this beautiful poinsettia and that Merry die is truly beautiful! I thought the same as Ardyth :). Thanks joining in at Muse Christmas Visions!

  7. Gosh, that is lovely! I really do think it works very well. The poinsettia manages to really stand out even grey on grey. Very classy addition to your Christmas stash. Xx

  8. Stunning! Love that Uniko poinsettia and the gold elements with the soft grey - very elegant and perfect for the 2 Muse challenges :)

  9. Just the right touch of bling on this Neets! Beautiful card!

  10. Beautiful card. I especially love the gold sentiment.

  11. Lovely, wow, GLAM of the GOLD really gets me!! Yay! Thanks for joining us at MUSE & MCV!!!

  12. So pretty Anita! That poinsettia is an elegant sight to behold. Stunning in the greys!

  13. Absolutely gorgeous card, Anita! I love the Poinsettia and the tone-on-tone gray with your lovely metallic die cut sentiment! How fun that you were able to enter this card for both challenge, too :)

  14. Both cards are just gorgeous! Who knew gray could look so elegant. Love the gold accent.

  15. love your Christmas card in those elegant colors looks like a winner to me!

  16. Oh this is iso gorgeous Anita! Great take on both inspirations!

  17. Simply stunning! I'm loving the colour combo and the pops of gold :) Your Christmas card stash is bigger than mine! Lol! Thanks for joining in on the Uniko Studio Challenge. Hugs Bev x

  18. Gorgeous card Neets! LLove the greay and gold...wouldn't think if that! :)
    Lizy xx

  19. This looks so classy Anita! loving the grey and gold, what a great combo, might have to pinch that idea if you don't mind ;) Viv xx

  20. The grey background is so beautiful.

    Love and hugs

  21. Soooo pretty! Love the gold! Thanks so much for linking up to the Uniko Studio challenge!


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