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Sunday, 9 December 2018

Christmas NZ style


Meri Kirihimete is Merry Christmas in Maori, and the flower is pohutukawa.  The huge pohutukawa is known as the NZ Christmas tree as it flowers from about mid December to mid-January and is very pretty with it's bold red flowers with gold tipped stamens and blue-green foliage.


Circle dies: unbranded
Flower die: Craft Creations
Sentiment die:Craft Creations
EF:  Craft Creations
Also: gold Stickles












Shared on challenges:
allsortschallenge-497-christmas-flowers
trimmiescraftchallenge-494-christmas
creativeknockouts-275-christmas-delight
craftycalendar-december-christmas-time
cardmania-111-christmas





Related image
A Pohutukawa tree in flower


Check out this cute video link for insight into a kiwi Christmas!
https://facebook.com/georgesails/videos/314905532037249/?t=184

10 comments:

Linby said...

How lovely to see this NZ flower - thanks for sharing the info. Your card is very striking.
Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge.
Lynn x
DT

Creaine said...

This is so lovely, thank you for sharing with us over here at Creative Knockouts Challenge blog and best of luck with your entry.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)
http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

Mervi said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for letting us know about your Christmas tree and flowers.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts' Christmas Flowers Challenge week;-))m

Kathleen said...

A really super flower and a great colour scheme. Thank you for joining our 'Christmas Flowers' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

crafty-stamper said...

Belated best wishes on you 49th wedding anniversary earlier this year --omg there are so many 50th to be celebrated next year !!!
Fabulous card and beautiful dies and thank you for the meaning of them
Carol x

VEANA R. said...

Great design and lovely colours ! Just love your Christmas card !
It's something special...
Thank you for playing with us at Card Mania Challenge !
Hugs, Veana R.-DT
https://veanar1.blogspot.com/

Chris said...

Beautiful and elegant, a very striking card! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month
Chris
x

Michelle B. said...

Beautiful! The gold layer gives your card such an elegant look, just lovely! So glad you joined us at Creative Knockouts!

kiwimeskreations said...

Stunning card Carol - love the drama of the touch of silver in the circle layers.
Blessings
Maxine

@d_e_crafts said...

A very different take on Christmas NZ style! Thank you for joining us at the CRAFT challenge this time