Tuesday, May 29, 2018

It's All About Christmas

I just saw on Facebook yesterday that there were 31 more weeks until Christmas!  Pretty scary thought isn't it!  It's going to be here before you know it so it's time to kick it up on making Christmas cards.

This one was very simple using a few dies and some patterned paper.   Not a bit of stamping at all!  It was actually done for some challenge the other day and then I never got it entered.    It's also a terrible picture of the card.  I probably snapped 25 photos of it and they were all wonky somehow.  Oh well.....



It really IS all about Christmas when you look out on my porch too.  I bought this poinsettia in November and yes, it's still blooming and going strong.  With the 100plus degree temps we're having right now though I know it's not going to last too much longer.  It's still looking pretty healthy - right?

I'd like to enter my card in the Rudolph's Day Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by............
Lynn

24 comments:

Maxine D said...

What a dramatic card Lynn - love that deer and how you have silhouetted it against the kraft and white.
Your poinsettia is certainly growing against the odds in that heat :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Lynn, your Christmas card is lovely. Fabulous DP!

Brenda in IN said...

This is a great Christmas card. I love that plaid paper and also the green plaid you used the other day. Both are so pretty. I think the snow is a great idea for him to be running through. I could have gone 26 more weeks without hearing how much time is left!! I can only do one holiday at a time so I am always behind. Your poinsettia looks beautiful but the heat can sure kill it at those temps. We've had a few 90+ days here and it is hot. Stay in and make cards - that's my motto.

Lisa said...

What a stunning card!! I love the design and the pretty papers!! Your poinsettia looks amazing, too!! I plant mine outside in the spring and they usually do well all summer!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Lynn, love the paper and wonderful reindeer. I will be getting more Christmas cards done after my vacation.
Hugs
Linda xxxx

Carol L said...

This is fantastic with that great plaid and leaping deer image! Those two things just seem to go together to make wonderful masculine cards and this is awesome! Speaking of awesome, congrats on winning at the TMS last week! Yeehaw!!! Happy dancin' for you ;)

Chrissy said...

FABulous Christmas card Lynn..32 weeks eh!..okay I will start to panic shortly, I still cannot believe we are at the end of May already.
Your poinsettia is gorgeous and they can sometimes flower all year long depending where you have them..ours grow well over here in the Summer..

Luv CHRISSYxx

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is gorgeous, Lynn! Love the deer, love the plaid! And thank you for the reminder - I need to get cracking on my Rudolph Day card before I miss it!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Lynn, I love the rich colors and that beautiful plaid paper! WOW beautiful poinsettia too!

Darnell said...

Seriously, Lynn, I've never even seen a living vibrant poinsettia except at Christmas! I'm really WOWED and hope it keeps on keeping on! I also love your Christmas card design! Is that old plaid pp or something you've recently gotten? I love how deep the colors are! And did you splatter your kraft with white acrylic paint? Hugs, Darnell

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Poinsettias? Wow, that is awesome that you can keep them. As Carol said, congrats on your TMS win. That is one that I try not to miss. I recently purchased some brushed gold card stock, and I love the way it pairs with this plaid. Very nice card!

Nana Connie said...

I love the card, Lynn, but it reminds me that I've done nothing about Christmas cards this entire year. Guilt trip!! :-D Your poinsettia is marvelous. As a school teacher, my mom got poinsettia plants from students every year and she had fantastic luck planting them in the ground and just letting them grow. Some got well over 6 feet tall. We had summers with temperatures regularly over 100 degrees but they just kept going and growing. :-D

Linby said...

wow this is very stylish - love it.

Monica said...

Such a nice and deep contrast of colours here. Super card as ever. Sorry that it gave you such a hard time with pics. This pic is perfect, though. And those poinsettias are beauties. I LOVE them.

Love,
Monica

Lynn McAuley said...

A Christmas classic!! What a beautiful holiday card, Lynn!

Bonnie said...

Love the leaping reindeer and the plaid paper, Lynn! Great for a masculine card.

Your poinsettia is gorgeous. I have a tiny one on my desk that is sending up new green leaves. Looks right now like I'b better give it a drink! Can you plant them outside where you live? I have done it and they get huge, but the cold gets them before they can fully bloom.

*Vicki* said...

Oh you just HAD to say that dreaded C word, didn't you?!! LOL!! Well it is nice to think cold thoughts about this time while it's so stinkin' hot out! LOVE your stunning card here Lynn! The layout is fabulous and so are those scrumptious papers!! :) HUGS

Robyn Oliver said...

Great card Lynn, classic background shows off your black reindeer beautifully

Diane said...

What a fun Christmas card design Lynn. I can't believe your poinsettia is still blooming but they are a tropical plant so in the right location they thrive.

Hugs Diane

Dr Sonia S V said...

Love the way you showcased the deer so perfectly
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

Heidi Stamps said...

A very classy Christmas card! TFS!

Brenda said...

I am totally in love with this card Lynn! It is so elegant and stunning. So Christmasy! I also love your beautiful poinsettia, how awesome that it is still blooming. I hope it can keep going until this Christmas, which as you said is only a short time away. I hate to think about it! lol It rolls around faster and faster. lol Hugs, Brenda

MaryH said...

Love the tan circle with the leaping black deer. Really stands out against that wonderful traditional plaid. Love it! Perfect for Rudy Day. TFS & hope ya'll having a nice weekend. Hugs

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just beautiful!!! You really make fantastic cards!