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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Christmas Window

Hello, yet again this week!!
I bet you are getting tired of seeing Christmas cards when it is 90 F outside and the humidity is at 99.9% these days. Well, I hate to say it but, I have one more Christmas card to share with you before this week is over. I will try to give you a bit of a break after this one.....maybe, lol. This card turned out very well, in my opinion. I was inspired by a photo that I saw today and I even managed to use some stash I have had for a while but had never opened or inked.
Here is tonight's card:
Full front view

Close-up of flowers & holly
Do you see the glitter?

Inside right

Inside left

View of both sides together

Close-up of embossed tree with rhinestones & brad

Products I used:
Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - HOTP
Ink - CTMH 'Olive', 'Holiday Red' & Versamark ink pad
Embossing Powder - CTMH 'Topiary"
Rhinestones - Dollarama
Brads - stash
Large Rose - Dollarama
Poinsettias & Holly Leaves - Prima
Ribbon - Offray
Lace - Gaiety
Stamps - CTMH 'Holiday Warmth'

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
365 Cards - Day 147 The Odds Have It (1 image, 3 different papers, 3 brads, 7 flowers, 13 rhinestones, 5 punched ovals and 3 spool trims) 
Rudolph Day/Stamping For Pleasure - make a festive card
Addicted To Stamps - #35 Christmas in July
ABC Challenge - T for Two (2 pieces of lace)
Shopping Our Stash - #61 Use Something New (my new item is the lace on my card)
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Christmas Flowers/Holly -Include Holly or Poinsettias somewhere on your card. This could be in the image, on the paper or embellishment etc.
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - July Embellishment - Brads (use at least 3)
Christmas Card Challenges - Week #34 'Window Cards'
Card Makin' Mamas - Challenge #50 - 1, 2, 3: 1 image, 2 designer papers, 3 embellishments.
Pink By Design/Ink it Pink Challenge -  Merry Christmas … In July!! Ink it Pink PbD08
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - #21 Inspirational Photo This photo inspired me in many ways. First, I saw the tree. Then, I noticed the colours in the picture; various shades of green, followed by yellow & white. I know there isn't any red in the pic but I thought my card needed it to make the poinsettias work.

Always Playing With Paper/Merry Monday - Merry Monday Sketch With a Twist

Thanks so much for checking out ANOTHER Christmas card this week. I hope you all are having a great weekend. See you again soon. Goodnight all.
Hugs xo


  1. Tracey, this is my new FAVORITE of yours!!! LOVE this idea--and those flowers are so gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at CSAYL! :)

  2. Another lovely card Tracey I really must get round to doing more for Christmas.

    jacqui x

  3. Gorgeous Christmas card Rracey, love the image and your design. Thank you for joining us at Abc with your lovely creation.
    Suzi x

  4. Another very pretty Christmas card and I love all the floral embellishments you've added. I rarely decorate the inside of my cards and you've made a lovely job of it . . . I really must do this more!

    Thanks for joining in with my challenge with a third entry. Good luck in the draw.

    Sarn xxx

  5. What a fab design! Lovely, untraditional colors and really decorative flowers.

  6. So pretty! I love the different embellies you combined on this. Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash this week!

  7. I love this tree peeking out from the punched window! What fun!

  8. Great card! Love the tree peeking out from the window; and your cluster of flowers is gorgeous! Thanks for playing with CSAYL

  9. Lovely card!!!Thanks for joining us at CSAYL!

  10. Another great Christmas card for your stash. Love the punched window and those flowers are just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday

  11. Hi Tracey - you won't hear me complaining about seeing another Christmas card on your blog - especially when it is one as pretty as this!! Love your window, tree and flowers. Thanks so much for joining us at 52CCT this week.

  12. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, too!!! :)

  13. Great card, I love tree peeking out. The flowers and pointsettias are lovely. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  14. Gorgeous, love the beautiful flowers!
    Thanks for sharing at CSAYL;-))m

  15. Oh wow!! Great window for this Christmas card! Thanks for joining Ink It Pink this week!

  16. A lovely Christmas card Tracey, thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps Christmas in July challenge!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

  17. What pretty flowers! This is a perfect Christmas card! Thanks so much for joining us at 52CCT this week!

  18. Gorgeous card Tracey, great layout and fab festive colours. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to stamps this challenge. Hugs Teresa xx

  19. Gorgeous christmas card Tracey, you are putting me to shame I havent even made one yet!
    Hope you are having a great weekend
    Kat xx

  20. Hi Tracey,
    Thank you for joining in at Merry Monday with this classy card! I see you played each week! Right on! I too am a Canadian and I hope you will come and play along again!

  21. Super creation, I love your layout and gorgeous colors and flowers

  22. Hi Tracey, what a fab Christmas card! I should do it like you and start my christmascards now. I´m always so very late with it.

    Tracey, do you know you are one of our new guest designers at Fairy Tale Challengeblog? Please contact me for the details!


  23. Absolutely gorgeous inside & out...
    hugs and xxx

  24. Hi Tracey, I love your card a great image and the flowers are amazing
    Have just become a follower

  25. hello,
    I'm came from craft a scene, beautiful card with the bears. the scene is great.
    this christmas card are also nice made!

  26. Hi Tracey, Love your Christmas card! Have a lovely week ahead! Judy x

  27. Very pretty card!! Thanks for participating in CSAYL's challenge! Hope to see you again!!!


Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments. I read each and every one of them.