Peace on Earth for JAI #513

Those of you who have followed me for a few years now will know that I like to gradually build up my Christmas card stash throughout the whole year.  I love taking the opportunity to create Christmas designs when I see in potential in products not specifically designated for Christmas.  Like the Bloom and Grow stamp set and my card today!  

Believe it or not this card started out with the intention of being a congratulations card for a downline who had advanced to the next title.  But as soon as I coloured in the flowers I thought, no!  These feel much more like flowers suited to Christmas in Australia.  And when I paired them with the Cinnamon Cider I knew it was meant to be.

I coloured the flowers in Soft Sea Foam, Calypso Coral, and Just Jade.  The Cinnamon Cider cardstock was run through the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder.  The sentiment is from the Shine Bright stamp set and is also stamped in Cinnamon Cider then punched out with the 2" circle punch.  To finish of I scattered some of the divine Elegant Faceted Gems.

Hope you love my "Aussie" Christmas card!  I've entered it into this week's Just Add Ink #513 challenge where I've opted for flowers and texture as my two elements.  Pop over and check out what the designers and other participants have created for some inspiration.

UPDATE: I won the Just Add Ink Challenge with this card - squeeeeeee!!

Happy crafting,
Fiona x

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  1. Absolutely beautiful Fiona! You have nailed the challenge brief and l have to say your CC embossed panel is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

    1. Thanks so much, Nikki! Great brief, I loved playing along with Just Add Ink this week :)

  2. What a beautiful idea to use for an Aussie Christmas card, Fiona. I love your colour choices. Bloom & Grow is also a fave. Thanks for joining in with our Choose Two challenge at Just Add Ink.

    1. I'm so pleased you loved it, Di, thanks so much for letting me know! I foresee many more Bloom & Grow cards coming in the future!


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