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Monday, 9 November 2015

Merry P


Pointsettia and holly seem to be the traditional festive florals, however we hardly ever see them here.  Our NZ Christmas tree is the Pohutukawa tree which flowers through December into January with fat fluffy powder-puffs of red blossom with gold stamens, such a sight to see at Christmas.  The other flower we see at Christmas is the white Christmas lily, which I think in the northern hemisphere is called the Easter lily.  Because it's summer here at Christmas, all our flowers are out in a riot of colour in all shades, which is maybe why we don't stick to the traditional colours.



A great sketch to work with, one which I will be sure to use again and again in different ways.
Dies: poinsettia, Creative Dies
Stamen punch: L-Em.com
Flourish: Couture Creations
Stitched panel: Dienamics
Square lacy panel: Spellbinders
Stamped sentiment: Papermania
Pearls, papers from stash.

Shared on challenges:
http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.co.nz/2015/11/week-386-with-bugaboo-stamps.html
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/11/november-challenge-festive-florals.html
http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.co.nz/2015/11/november-challenge-anything-christmas.html
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.nz/2015/11/anything-goes.html

5 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

Hi Carol! This took my eye at Penny Black and More and when I got here - well it's You!.. Gorgeous card. Hugs
Dawn

brenda said...

A glorious Christmas creation Carol and very effective design, it's perfect for our seasonal themes, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More challenges.

B x

Lynne K said...

Your gorgeous poinsettia is so striking, Carol! Perfect for our festive florals challenge at Stamping Sensations. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Lynne

Whisper said...

Aaah lovely and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x