Sunday, 15 March 2015

Christmas Card Club - Anything Goes

It has been quite some time since I played along at the Christmas Card Club. This fortnight Sylvie at Gibmiss chose the theme of Anything Goes. If you wish to check out the cards from the other ladies, the hyperlinks to their blogs are on my top/right sidebar.

Soon as I saw that, I though I would use it to get caught up on some of the themes I missed while I was busy with the move. Two weeks ago,  Dutchess chose Poinsettias of any colour, so my card today is to cover both of these themes.


I coloured my poinsettia is mauves with a twist of green around the edges. I have a couple of friends who love purples so had them in mind here. The background papers are Authentique Seasons; Winter line and the Snowflakes are an Impression Obsession die. I added a VOS snowflake rhinestone bling to the center of the smaller snowflake just for a little bling. This card has a shabby feel but Xmas does need a little bling...right???

Recipe
5 1/2 inch square card base and envelope - from my stash
Card stock - snippets of kraft from my stash
DP - patterned and solid papers from Authentiques Seasons; Winter line from my stash
Dies - Impression Obsession snowflake die
Stamp - not sure of the name of this image as it is from a stamp evening at my local scrapbook store
Bling - rhinestone snowflake bling from my VOS stash

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - Must use snippets
2. Christmas Card Club - Anything goes as long as it is Christmas

32 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Maureen. I do love Poinsettias. Hugs Rita xxx

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  2. Love your card Maureen and clever you managing to combine two challenges. I love poinsettias - as you saw from my own card. And hey, if you can't have a bit of bling (and sparkle!) when else can you!! Hope you are managing to get settled into your new place. It does take a lot of time doesn't it? Hugs Christine xx

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  3. A beautiful card and lovely colour choice Maureen.
    Lorraine

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  4. Ooh such gorgeous colours for your fabulous card! Love the snowflakes and bling! xxx

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  5. oh thats lovely Maureen...know what you mean I never want to move again....but you look as if your craft room is coming on nicely! xxxx

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  6. I love the colours you have chosen for your poinsettias. It has given the card a lovely soft look. hugs Mrs A.

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  7. What a beautiful christmas card. Love the design and colours xx

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  8. I love the soft non traditional colors of your pretty card!

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  9. Lovely card Maureen and what a great combo of challenges. Well caught up!! Zx

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  10. This is so pretty Maureen, love the colours you've used. Carol x

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  11. Love these cool colors for your pretty poinsettias, and how clever of you to manage to cover a couple challenges! These IO snowflakes are my fav snowflake dies, and cut so nicely on any paper I've used to date. Very nifty embellies to your wonderful poinsettias. Like the stripe border look between the 2 design papers too. Most decorative look on this one, Miss Mo. Hope things with the move are beginning to sort of settle down a bit. TFS & Hugs

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  12. Great card Muareen and love the subtle shades of the poinsettia, great papers too.

    Kath x

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  13. Beautiful card Maureen, the colours and design are so lovely, hugs Kate x

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  14. Beautiful card, I love the soft colours and the pretty poinsettia and snowflakes.
    Jean x

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  15. This is so pretty! Gorgeous poinsettia! I love these pale colours!

    I enjoy making Christmas cards all year long too!

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  16. Love your beautiful card.
    luv
    Debby

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  17. Really pretty card Mo, love the gorgeous mauves and I agree that every Christmas card can always have a bit of bling!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  18. Really pretty Mo and I love the papers too. Yes Christmas cards should always have bling in my view Karen x

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  19. Hi Mo
    Fabulous card... Love the snowflakes...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  20. This feels very traditional in spite of the non traditional color choice, and the design is very elegant!

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  21. Your card caught my eye in my thumbnails so I came for a proper look. I love the colour combo, and I certainly like a bit of bling on my Christmas cards.

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  22. This is beautiful Mo. I love the colours.
    Hugs
    xx

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  23. gorgeous card - I love this - beautiful make! Big hugs rachel x

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  24. Such a pretty poinsettia, Mo! I'm sure this is going to make one of your friends very happy!

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  25. Hi Maureen,
    oh what a lovely card.
    I do love poinsettias on a card.
    wonderfully designed as usual.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  26. WOW, what a lovely color combo. I love this. Great job...Hugs, joann

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  27. I love non-trad colours for Christmas and this combo is so elegant. Fab make, Maureen.
    hugs, Asha

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  28. This is a fabulous Christmas card Maureen, such a beautiful Poinsettia and lovely non traditional colours.
    Pauline
    x

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  29. Terrific looking festive make. Love it. xxx

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  30. I love how you colored the poinsettia and that you went non-traditional with the color choice. Those dies are lovely as well. Beautiful card.

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  31. Beautifully crafted card, Mo!

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