Thursday, 17 December 2009

Charisma #50 - 2 week challenge

Good morning! Is it me or is it freezing? I'm so cold this morning, but we've not got snow forecast here in Shropshire.

So it's our last challenge before Christmas over at Charisma as we're making this one last for two weeks, it was my turn to set the challenge and I decided to go for -

"Anything but Christmas"

I don't know about you, but I'm just about Christmased-out with all the cards I've made, so it was really nice to do something different.

No apologies (apart from Lyn if you're reading this!) but I've gone all out pink & girly with my birthday card and I'm so used to spreading glitter around my craft room, that despite the "no Christmas" theme I couldn't resist adding some (pink of course) glitter to Anya's hairband and handbag.

Stampin' Up! used:
Sentiment - Fun & Fast Notes
Cardstock - Whisper White; Regal Rose
DSPs - Sweet Always (retired)
SU! markers - Regal Rose; Rose Red; Pretty in Pink; Summer Sun; Creamy Caramel
Word Window Punch

Stamp - Anya
Glitter & ribbon from stash

I'm entering my card into 3 challenges:
Get Sketchy - sketch
Anyone for Anya - Bling it on
Totally Gorjuss - Free & Easy

Hope you can join us for our challenge this week & next and we've got some very exciting news at the end of the month - so keep your eyes peeled!

We've also got a DT call on at the moment, so pop over to Charisma for a look

Right, I'm off into town this morning, it's gonna be heaving, so I've sharpened my elbows in preparation!


Faye said...

Morning lovely! This card is just great, just so pretty. I really like it! It's cold here too, but no snow. I am in the middle of a pink girly card as all Christmas'd out, I know exactly what you

Allison said...

this is so sweet Jan

Angelwood said...

This is so pretty! Lovely image and so beautifully colored! Happy Holidays, hugs, Angela

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous creation Jan. Love the super cool image ... isn't she just so stylish.

Michele Spera said...

really cutie card, really girlie I love it:-) thank you for joining us at TG this week

Terry Oulboub said...

I love all the pink Jan and yes, what a nice break from all the Christmasy things we do this time of year! That ribbon is just lovely and Anya is the cutest ever! ;D

Dora said...

Love your take on the sketch!
thanks for playing

craftymum said...

This card is beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at TG
Love Sarah W XXX

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i love this. i just love those little edges of sparkles along the ribbon. and pink! you know how i feel about pink!

have fun shopping.


Renata van Miltenburg said...

Lovely, girly card! I like a lot the flower ribbon and the silver strings, looks fab!

Love from AFA?!


Margreet said...

great card Jan!
I like making Christmascards whole year long.....but this one is really fab!
xxx Margreet

Lea L. said...

This is adorable! Loving all the sweet pink! Great job with GS 18!


Cheryl said...

oh love this hun love the added sparkle,and great colurs too hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

KarenB said...

Hi Jan and thanks so much for visiting my blog :) I love your card, the pink girly feel is just so perfect!

Milnie said...

Gorgeous Card Jan! Love the colors, Pink is always one of my favorites!



~amy~ said...

such a glorious pink card...I love it!!!

Thanks for joining us over at Get Sketchy!

Margreet said...

Hi Jan........I have an award for you on my blog!
xxx Margreet

Donna said...

Hi Jan, I'm so sorry I've not been about much recently, I've been a bit poorly and haven't felt up to doing any blogging! You have made some fantastic cards in my absence and I absolutely love your little butterfly earrings they are so pretty! I hope your Christmas preparations are going well :) Donna x

Maria Matter said...

So pretty Jan! Fab coloring and I love all this pink, perfect!!!
Blessings, Maria

Simone said...

Fabulous card!!! Really cute!

Bree said...

Very pretty card.
Thanks for playing with us at GETSKETCHY!