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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Merry and Bright Christmas


Happy Wednesday, everyone!  I have a Christmas card for you today---a rather unusually-colored Christmas card!  I was intrigued by the colors in the Hand Stamped Sentiment challenge:


and the Global Design Project had a "CASE the Designer" challenge; I chose to replicate the sketch:


I pulled out a set I haven't used in a while, Hearts Come Home, and went to work:


The houses were stamped in Lovely Lipstick and Flirty Flamingo; the sentiment in Call Me Clover, then diecut with a Chalk Talk die.  I added some diecut trees (Hometown Greetings) and layered it on a Lovely Lipstick  DSP diecut circle:


Finally, I stamped another sentiment in Flirty Flamingo and mounted everything on a mat of Call Me Clover DSP and added a little ribbon trim!  Definitely NOT traditional Christmas colors with that Flirty Flamingo in there, but it definitely gets one's attention!  And just for fun, I am entering this at Just Us Girls' challenge of  "houses"!  

Thanks for popping in today!

Yesterday was a lovely day and I had some time to visit Longwood Gardens:




The lily ponds have been drained for the winter, but my brother says they are getting ready to fill them and add the lilies; the amphibians are ready!  We saw both frogs and toads!


It's been a long winter and it was a delight to see all the flowers!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!



13 comments:

Jan Clothier said...

What a fabulous looking garden! Great photos, LeAnne. Christmas already?!

Wendy said...

Yesterday was the perfect day to visit the gardens! Glad you had a chance to see all those beautiful flowers! Your card definitely got my attention! It's awesome in those colors and I was especially taken with the polka dot papers! Great design and a great holiday card, LeAnne! Love it!

Kampin' Karen said...

There was a challenge I saw the other day where you had to use houses. I need to start writing things down because I can't remember where it was and I totally forgot I had this set! I like the way you used it. The gardens are beautiful and so are you...but that toad...he needs a kiss...lol.

Julia Aston said...

The dotted papers make this Christmas card very happy looking! Fun layering of shapes!

I Card Everyone said...

A darling Christmas card... and a two-Season post!!
What, pray tell, are those gorgeous purple/green beauties!!!???
=]

Carol L said...

The Christmas card is just lovely with those great colors and fun little houses and trees! So glad you got to visit LG with all those gorgeous blooms! They make the perfect backdrop for your photo :) Happy Spring!

Lisa Elton said...

You worked your magic with those colors LeAnne, this is so darn cute!! Thanks for sharing all of those beautiful blooms. Our weather was a bit colder today, this was refreshing to see!

Fiona said...

Wow I love it - and those colours look so great together - I never considered them for a Christmas card but they work so well. Don't those flowers look so gorgeous - I'm so ready for spring and some warmth here in the UK. Thanks for joining us at HSS this week.

Jenny Engelke said...

Wow, what a great combination of all the challenges! The houses look so fun in the pinks! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Linda Callahan said...

Oh so nice to see flowers! I am ready for some! And you are already ahead of me in the Christmas Card department! Sweet card!

Bobby said...

What a bright and colorful Christmas card, LeAnne. Thanks for sharing it with us at Just Us Girls.

Stampin by Genny said...

Great idea to use our challenge colors for a Christmas card. I'm going to have to try using them for one. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Creations in paper said...

Love the different color for a Christmas card. Very pretty. Thanks for playing with us at HSS.

Robbie