Thursday, July 25, 2013

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday 230- Christmas Challenge

Hi Friends, Finally I get to play in a Flourishes Challenge! I haven't been well for many weeks. I had a bout of Diverticulitis, NOT FUN!!!
I'm thrilled with my card! I think my mojo took a vacation recently. But I finally made a card I'm happy with. The reds on this card are not so orange IRL. I used Aspen Frost by Basic Grey 6x6.

Flourishes challenge-Christmas with a twist this week is to make a Christmas card BUT it has to be mostly flat for mailing. No lumpy bows or buttons. I was dying to put a button on this but settled on some sequins. Another card making trend that I'm trying to catch onto. They do make cute flat embellishments and add a little sparkle.
I used the "Paperwhites" set and colored the Paperwhites flowers to look like a Christmas Amarylis instead. You've seen these red and white ones right?
And the Fabulous sketch? Sweet Sunday Sketch 189 by Karen Giron. Love it!!!
Other links below.

Crafting by Design-Christmas in July
Crafting for all Seasons - Christmas in July
Polly Craft Challenge - Ruby Red
Papertake Challenge Dies and/or punches- I used dies
The Stamp Spot -Christmas in July


  1. Kim, I am in love with this one - just completely pretty and classy on top of that with a bit of sparkle. I might need to case this one! :-)

  2. So very pretty! I don't think the reds look orangy at all. Beautiful job with the coloring and card design. :)

    My mom had diverticulosis before she passed away and ended up having an ostomy. BE CAREFUL with what you eat! My MIL seems not to have as big of a problem with hers, I think mainly because she is very careful and follows the Dr.s suggestions about food choices. BTW...that is not what caused my mom's death, don't want to freak you out. LOL I hope you are on the mend soon. :)

  3. My mom has this too but keeps it under control with her diet. Sorry you've been under the weather so much lately. Love the card. You've really made those blooms pop and you did a great job with the sketch. Hugs!

  4. Sorry to hear you've been ill,but glad you are better! Your card is so pretty,your flowers look red to me,maybe it's just the computer monitor?

  5. Gorgeous lilies, I love the red centres, very effective! Brilliant layout and papers, great work!

    Thanks so much for playing along at The Stamp Spot!

  6. beautiful card and I love the image choice - so different for xmas! Thanks for playing along with The Stamp Spot 'christmas in july' challenge.

  7. Beautiful! I love how you've colored the flowers. Great sketch too!

  8. So pretty! Love the flowers - beautifully coloured.
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  9. Gorgeous card, Kim! Thanks for playing along with The Stamps Spot Christmas in July challenge!

    TSS DT

  10. That´s really a wonderfull card for christmas season! I love it! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca