Thursday 2 January 2014

Just a splash of pink

Happy New Year, and I hope you had a good New Year's Eve celebrations.  We stayed in with a Chinese takeaway, and even the kitties provided lap-warming services for the entire evening. I'm sure their presence was nothing to do with the torrential rain that they'd have been subjected to if they'd gone out.

It's been a whole month since I made a card that was not a Christmas card, and what better way to start the new year than with a creation featuring my favourite colour.  I've also been treated to some new Sugar Nellies for Christmas by hubby, and have used one on today's creation.

This card has been made with someone specific in mind, and a little birdie tells me that pink is also one of her favourite colours, so this challenge has worked a treat.

I've stitched the panels, typed the sentiment and followed a sketch that had taken my fancy this week.

The gorgeous crystal flower embellishment in the lower corner was a gift from Christine.  It's really stunning; thank you honey, I love them and will use them on my favourite creations.  To avoid distracting from the lovely flower, I didn't want to put too much more on the card, so just dotted on some pearls and a shimmery bow.  Voilà!

This card is to support the challenge at As You Like It Challenge where the theme is to use your favourite colour.  And if you didn't know, for me there's no question, it's pink all the way for me!

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Sarah said...

VERY pink and pretty Annette and that crystal flower is gorgeous. I've noticed your new resolutions on your header, mine last year was not to buy more stash and actually I did quite well...until the second week of January (note to self...must try harder!!) xx

Squirrel x said...

Sooooooooo pretty hun, and such a little cutie. Gorgeous! Hugs xx

Ann said...

What a pretty card that is. So many special little touches that make it look just perfect

KT Fit Kitty said...

So precious - love how you glittered her wings. I adore anything pink. Your crystal flower is lovely too!

Christine L said...

Well all I can say is OOOOOH OOOOOOH OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!!! I love it.... the PINK of course is sooo gorgeous... and the flower looks fab!! And of course, the image... one of my favs!! I now have little hearts coming out of my eyes (a bit like the cartoons..) cos I LOVE it!

Big hugs
Christine x

Kirsty said...

Hi Another fantastic creation ...I do love pink too and I adore her glittery wings ..lots of beautiful embellies too ! ..Thank you once again for joining us in The Sketchy Challenges Christmas Hop ;0)

Carol S. said...

This is so lovely Annette. I love your colouring on the folds of her dress. A beautiful image and coloured perfectly. Hugs, Carol S.xx

XxJULESxX said...

totally gorgeous!!!!!!!

XxJULESxX said...

totally gorgeous!!!!!!!

Mojca said...

I love the gorgeous image and loveeee the pink on this one too. hugs! MOjca

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

OOh that's gorgeous Annette! Just popped in to wish you a Happy New Year hun. Been busy shifting house, so no time to blog lately. Thanks for a year of inspiring makes and I look forward to seeing what magic you come up with this year. Hugs, Wends xxx

Larissa said...

AWW very cute card and another sweet image!


Kat W said...

This card is a fabulous collection of everything I love - fairies, sparkle, pretty embellies and of course, PINK! So beautiful :-)
Hugs, Kat x

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Papertake Weekly, and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Cindy Groh said...

Stunning. I love the sparkle sings and the sewing of the layers. The doily is perfectly placed and the added pearls and bow are fantastic.

Juls said...

this is just so beautiful, thank you for sharing it with us in the sugar bowl. Hugs Juls