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Sunday 1 July 2012

Christmas Foliage

Hi everyone!

The last couple of weeks have been almost craft-free, as I had my parents over for the weekend and now my FIL and cousin are staying for a week! Of course we are showing them all the sights, we have already been exploring caves and visited a car museum, and today we are trying a bike ride! The weather is absolutely gorgeous, so I am sure we will be having another great day.

Anyway, yet another month has passed and it's time for a new challenge over at CCAYR. The July challenge is "CHRISTMAS FLOWERS".You need to use flowers or holly somewhere on your Christmas cards to be able to participate. Last month, I won some lovely Delicious Doodles digis and decided to use the Poinsettia for my card. One of the great things about digis is of course that you can print them any size you want and that's exactly what I did here. Before I actually stuck all the elements on my card, it has actually been lying on my crafty desk for a week, with me shuffling things around just about every time I walked past it! Still, I am very happy with the result, hope you like it too!

I hope you can join us this month, I for one am looking forward to see all the loveliness you can come up with :)

* DL cream base card
* Delicious Doodles Poinsettia digi, printed out in different sizes and coloured with Promarkers, added brown flatback pearls to their centres and then glossed with Crafter's Companion Spray & Shine
* Helz Cuppleditch Pepper's Christmas Party & Basic Grey Jovial DPs, some of it distressed with TH distressing tool
* Scalloped Circle Punch, smudged with red ink
* Ribbon, silver peel offs, gems, sentiment and silver card from stash

* Holly Jolly Christmas (Bingo, I've used Red and Ribbon)
* Crimbo Crackers (Anything Goes)
* I Love Promarkers (Anything Goes)
* 52 Christmas Card Showdown (Anything Goes)
* Allsorts (In Bloom)
* Crafty Calendar (Flowers in Bloom)
* Saturday Challenge (Christmas)
* Totally Papercraft (Can You Digi It?)
* Charisma Cardz (Anything Goes)
* Sassy Studio (Christmas)


  1. oh this is gorgeous a lovely Christmas creation, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have 1000 follower candy if you are interested :)

  2. Your card turned out wonderfully!

  3. Great card. Nice design and details. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges this week.

  4. Beautiful Poinsettias
    Lisa x

  5. A beautiful creation - thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

  6. A great creation, I love poinsettias so it's fabby to me. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly this week.

  7. what a lovely card! Thank you so much for entering our flower challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

  8. Gorgeous Xmas card, Ciska! Lovin' the colours, the layout and the inside too!

  9. Gorgeous.......Lovely image and colors........... Thanks for playing with Christmas challenge at Sassy Studio Designs!!!!!

    SSD ( DT )

  10. Gorgeous poinsettias! Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

  11. Oh so pretty! LOVE the tall cards--this one is amazing! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  12. Great design, looks so classy ! Thanks for playing along with us on I Love Promarkers this week.

  13. Oh Ciska, you already know how much I love this card. I think it would also make a beautiful book mark. "Hugs"

  14. Wonderful Christmas card, I love the different sized and colour poinsettias! Fab layout for your DL size card!
    Thanks so much for joining us at 52 CCT! Ruth x

  15. This is so pretty! Thanks for playing with us during our Christmas challenge at Sassy Studio Designs!
    Karen C (Sassy sister)

  16. Hi Ciska, I love this pretty card and all the fab details. So glad to be working on the CCAYR team with you. I have added myself to your followers.
    Hugs Sue W.

  17. Very pretty card!
    Thank you for joining us in this weeks challenge over at Sassy Studio Designs! Good Luck on the draw!
    Ruza - SSD DT

  18. great card

    Thanks for playing at Allsorts and joining in our 'In Bloom' theme this week...

    Emma xxx