Playing with pink and plaid

Hello, crafting friends!
Happy mothers day to all who celebrate it in the UK today :) In a display of contrariness, I have a Christmas card to show you! Come and see:

This simple design fulfilled a sudden desire to see what would happen if I introduced a white coloured pencil to some bold pink plaid paper! I cut a piece of the paper with a stitched rectangle die from Heffy Doodle, swished an embossing buddy over it to get rid of any static, used versamark ink to stamp onto it with the large Christmas sentiment from  Be Merry by WPlus9, and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. There are some flowers and foliage images in the set and I chose two sprigs and gold embossed those above and below the sentiment.

When I used the white coloured pencil to colour the banner and the leaves of the sprigs, it turned the bright pink into a paler pink as I'd hoped! I used a darker pink pencil to add definition to the word 'merry', the berries on the sprigs and the back of the banner before attaching the panel to a card base.

I hope this card is CAS enough for Less is More which inspired my colour choices with its Pink and Gold theme; Jingle Belles inspired the plaid with their We Wish You a Plaid Christmas challenge so I'm joining in there; I'm also linking up at the ABC Christmas Challenge where Carol is hosting three more letters and I've chosen E for Embossing; I'm also playing along at the  Rudolph Days Challenge where we must make an Anything Goes Christmas card on the 25th of each month (and link up by the end of the month.)

My favourite mothers day story was told me by a friend: He learned to knit one year when he was a little boy and decided to make his mum a scarf, only he got a bit bored after a while and thought the scarf was probably long enough at 6 inches. On the big day he planned to present it to her at breakfast which he was going to cook himself. He didn't really know how to cook anything except frozen peas so he made those, put them in a bowl and brought it to his mother in bed on a tray. What I love about this story is that she was so thrilled with the scarf she put in on immediately (it rested on one shoulder) and ate the peas with apparent delight while her son sat on the end of her bed. Isn't that the best story?!

Sending hugs,