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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Christmas in August


Good morning everyone....how are you on this wonderful Saturday morning??? I don't have a lot planned for today....my DH went fishing so I have the house to myself for a while. I have to do a little watering and weeding while it's cool...well, I guess 80+ degrees early in the morning is cool...LOL!!! We are supposed to get a little rain this weekend but I'm not holding my breath....we can only hope!!! Anyway....

I made a card for the Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast..... Stef picked an awesome store called Leif for us to find a little inspiration. I found my inspiration from this red watch...the red reminded me of Christmas Poinsettias!! The Stamp Oasis Poinsettias from Rubbernecker were colored with Copics, cutout, and adhered to a vanilla oval diecut that was scored diagonally. Spellbinders Floral Oval die was used for the red layer and the background vanilla layers were embossed with the Dotted Swiss embossing folder. The ribbon, silver cording, antique button, and the silver pearls for the flower centers finish it off.


This is also for a few other challenges:
1. Crafting for all Seasons - bright colors
2. Just Keep on Creating - Christmas
4. Celebrate the Occasion - Christmas in August

Thanks for visiting....have a great weekend!!!

31 comments:

Basslady said...

hun, this is such a masterpiece of a christmas-card!

love, love, love it!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

McCrafty's Cards said...

Stunning card Joan, I like everything about it!!!
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

Wow, your card is absolutely gorgeous and stunning! Love the vibrant red with the black and white! Gorgeous card Joan, enjoy your weekend!

Sasha said...

Beautiful poinsettias, Joan. I love red and white/cream for Christmas cards and your gorgeous bow finishes your card off so perfectly x

Annette said...

girl this is gorgeous...wow wee...i love those poinsettias and how bold the red is...so pretty..

Linda said...

Very elegant, great work Joan!

Linda Palmer said...

This is gorgeous. I love it. Red is my favorite color and hope you don't mind because I am casing this card. It is just fabulous.

jimlynn said...

Stunning! Love all the red and white and the design on here Joan. Beautiful card.
Lynn

*Vicki* said...

Wowzer Joan!! This such a stunning creation!! I love it!! :) HUGS

Anna Jasiolek said...

Great project, white & red always gives a cool effect. Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again. Hugs
Anna xxx

Adrian said...

Very pretty, thanks for playing @ CTO!

Lynnor Goodwin said...

Wow!! What a stunner with that beautiful red and white!!!

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous ,love the colour,Thanks for sharing with us at Whimsy Stamps.xxx

Kecia said...

WOWZERS! This is so striking!

Shari Nelson said...

So beautiful Joan! I love your cards!

Tonya said...

Gorgeous card. You colors really pop. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Celebrate The Occasion!

Tonya
CTO DT

Anne Temple said...

Love it! That red is SO vivid and I love how you cut part of the oval frame off.

Wedgie said...

Really pretty Christmas card.
Thanks for joining us at CTO, Rachel xxx

Kimberly said...

Very pretty, love the red accents. The Spellbinders floral die really adds a frilly touch to it, just lovely. hugs, Kimberly

Becky said...

nothing like having the house to yourself.. I love this card..Awesome design.

Denise Marzec said...

Myyyyyyyy goodness, this is seriously GORGEOUS!! I love all the red (those blooms totally pop) and the gingham bow with the cord. Awesome!

BugBites said...

very pretty. Thanks or sharing with us at CTO this week.

Kathy and Lucky said...

I know what you mean about cool, I mean really upper 60's in the morning when walking Lucky!!!! Love your card, I like how the top is off the fold and red and white, priceless. Hope you had some quiet time.

Esther said...

Gorgeous!
Love the vibrant, red poinsettias!
Thanks for joining CTO this week!

Dilsaver Designs said...

I love your pop of red with the B&W background, such a pretty card! Thank you for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Christmas in August" Challenge :)

suzARTe said...

Such a striking Christmas card, the red and white combo really stands out and looks great.

thanks so much for sharing your card at Christmas is just around the corner at Just keep on creating. I hope you will continue to play along :)

Carol said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card, very striking. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

Liz Williams said...

What a lovely way to bring it on even in August!! Love the red and white.

Dawn Easton said...

Joan, this is GORGEOUS! Wow!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

ACK!!! Joan this is stunning! Simply stunning!

Shawna said...

Another Stunner! Love the red and white; so crisp and clean and perfect for the holidays.