Thursday, 15 October 2015

Pink snowflake wreaths

Hello lovely people,

It's time for a new challenge at In The Pink and since October is breast cancer awareness month we thought it was only fair to have this theme...

USE A PINK RIBBON
(and of course, we still want to see more pink than any other colour except white/neutrals!)

We have a fabulous brand new sponsor this time; it's The Paper Nest Dolls who are very generously offering a $15 voucher to one winner chosen at random from our Perfect Pnkies

I have seen several beautiful cards on Pinterest with snowflake wreaths so really wanted to have a go myself.
I had a shabby chic style in mind for it...but despite having a HUGE stash of pink ribbon I simply couldn't find the right shade!
So I switched the DP for a bold polka dot so I could use this lovely little scrap of raspberry ribbon :-)

Handmade card with snowflake wreath

I layered the snowflakes up quite heavily to create a nice full wreath.  I had no particular plan for this, just made it up as I went along, although I did draw a circle on the DP to use as a guide to placing the first layer.

Handmade card with snowflake wreath

Now, I really couldn't leave the idea of a shabby chic version alone so I ended up making a second card!

Handmade card with snowflake wreath

This one doesn't have pink ribbon though as the twine fitted better with the shabby chic style

Handmade card with snowflake wreath

Oh well, at least that's another 2 Christmas cards made!

Card recipe;
DP: Pink spotty - from stash, 2nd card background layers from Vintage Frost Basics and snowflakes from Vintage Spring Basics - all Maja Design (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Tag: Christmas tags - LOTV
Dies: Small snowflake die set - Impression Obsession
Pearls: from stash

If you haven't already done so then do pop over to In The Pink and check out the gorgeous creations from the rest of the Pink Ladies.

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,


Challenges I am entering;
Papertake Weekly (Two by two - I made 2 different styles of the same card)
Fab 'n' Funky (make it square)

25 comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I keep meaning to try these wreaths too, so pretty. The second one is definitely my favourite, love the shabby chic

CornishKat said...

Lovely wreaths Kat, those snowflakes are gorgeous and the pearls make them look really luxurious. The shabby chic card is GORGEOUS, I love the papers you've used.
Hugs,
Katrina xx

Sammy said...

Oh my word! That first card is beautiful, the second is breathtaking! Receiving that should totally make anyone's Christmas. Wow! x

The Little Stamper said...

I love wreaths and snowflakes (and pink!) so this is a perfect combination as far as I am concerned!!!

Both cards are beautiful Kat. x

Sharon x

Sarah said...

These are equally fabulous Kat. Love the contemporary look of the spots, yet the shabby grabs me too xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

You are definitely queen of shabby chic Kat and this gorgeous card proves that. Love the first one too but the second, more muted tones pleases me more, I wish I could achieve this look but it never quite turns out right. Have a fab day.
Lorraine

Brenda said...

Kat, such lovely wreaths! Love that you layered the dies to design your own wreath. I love the mix of colors you used for the "shabby" one. Hugs, Brenda

Annette said...

They're both lovely but I think the second one is slightly ahead in my preference. Close call and a great idea.

Natalia Smith said...

Gorgeous snowflake wreath cards, beautiful design and colours x

Jennifer Bradley said...

Absolutly beautiful Hugs Jennifer xx

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Kat, the wreaths look so pretty. Love the shabby chic colour scheme.
Lorraine x

Sue said...

Kat, you are fab! These cards are absolutely beautiful and you must have saintly patience to manage all the tiddly snowflakes. The end result though is two totally wonderful cards, truly inspirational.
Sue...xxx

Pat K said...

Gorgeous wreath card Kat. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky Challenge. Pat K x

Christine L said...

Oh wow........ not one, but TWO stunning wreath cards!! I love them both... but if I HAD to choose... the second one just tips it for me.. cos I just love your shabby chic look there...

Big hugs
Christine x

Nancy said...

Wow! They're both absolutely gorgeous, Kat! I love them!
Thanks so much for the sweet words you left on my blog recently! I really appreciate it! :o)

The Little Stamper said...

Hi Kat - i am back again, on behalf of Fab n Funky…loving your beautiful and delicate wreath cards!

Sharon x

Chrissy said...

Gosh Kat..both your cards are gorgeous..so effective and perfect for mailing..gorgeous design and love the colours..

luv CHRISSYxx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Cool idea Kat! I love them both! Especially love the Maja papers you've used on the shabby chic one, some of my fav's. Hugs, Wends x

Judith said...

Both are so very pretty Kat and a great idea for a fairly easy make at a time of year when we all start to think about panicking about every card we should have made months ago lol. I love the shade of pink of the first with that lovely raspberry ribbon hugs Judith x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kat
Two fabulous card... Love the second one best if I have to choose....
Sorry I have been away so long ... Just got back from the UK... So will be blogging again soon....
Hugs Sylvie x

Lucy Woods said...

Ooh how did I miss these!! Wow what gorgeous snowflake wreaths just stunning!! Ooh I need those maja papers!!! So gorgeous!!
Lucy x

Jane said...

Both just gorgeous & so simple. Love Jane x

Debs said...

Love these cards Kat - stunning design and so perfectly executed.
Debs xx

Samantha said...

Oh those are very pretty! love them :)

Vannessa said...

These are both fab Kat and definitely a quick and easy card idea to steal for when I am short on time for colouring an image.

Hugs, Vannessa x