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Friday, July 15, 2016

Christmas Blooms All Year Long

Flowers always seem to perk up a living space and Christmas flowers are no exception.  Christmas just doesn't feel like Christmas if there isn't a poinsettia, a wreath, some holly leaves and berries, or some pine boughs and pine cones scattered about. That's why this month the 12 Months of Christmas Link-Up offers the theme of CHRISTMAS BLOOMS in their challenge.

I decided to go CAS with this acrylic Christmas card.
I colored a digital image from Robyn's Fetish called Prissy Poinsettia. Robyn's Fetish is the guest sponsor for this month's challenge.
In order to have a chance to win the prize from our wonderful guest sponsor this month, make sure that your card has a Christmas plant or flower somewhere in the design. Examples include: Holly and berries, laurel, poinsettia, Christmas cactus, wreath, etc. Whether you choose to feature the bloom as part of your image, within the papers or as part of your embellishments, it is completely up to you. However you display the blooms, please keep in mind though, that they should feature prominently. If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize.
My card background is a patterned paper called Garlands from the Paper Kit Christmas Blooms from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles. 

Remember, you don't need to follow the theme to link up your cards and earn a free paper from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles each month, and have your name thrown into the year end draw for some extra digital goodies. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win this month's sponsored prize of three images from Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps. 

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 3 digital stamps of the winner’s choice to the winner of this challenge. If that isn't enough incentive to create a couple Christmas cards and link up at the 12 Months of Christmas blog, I don't know what is! Here's one last look at my acrylic Christmas card using Prissy Poinsettia:
Challenges I am Entering:
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Christmas Goes
ABC Christmas challenge - N is for No Rules
Crafty Creations - Clean & Simple
Cardz for Guys - Christmas in July
Crafty Boots - Christmas in July
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything Christmas Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenges - Anything Christmas Goes


Dot said...

Beautiful Christmas card. Thank you for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenge, good luck and I hope you will join us again for the next letter.
Dorte x

Cindy said...

So pretty. Love clear elements on cards. Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR.

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fabulous card, great design and it looks so pretty. Thank you for sharing your Christmas project with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Ali said...

Unusual and SO pretty! What a lovely Christmas card. Great job! Thanks for joining in at Christmas Cards All Year 'Round!! Come back really soon! :) ~ Ali (CCAYR DT)

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful Christmas card Pat. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Cazro said...

A gorgeous card, so nice to see something different. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT

Heather said...

Ooooo . . . how beautiful!! I've never made one like this with an acetate topper; what fun it adds! Your blooms are gorgeous, too. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2. I'm sooo sorry I'm late in commenting.