Saturday, 8 March 2014

52 {C}CT March Colour Challenge

Welcome to our second 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown in March and that means it's time for a Colour Challenge.  Our hostess for the month Patricia Hays has picked 6 lovely colours.You can use some or all of them but you must choose at least three.  That's easy as  these colours allow you to go traditional or modern.

The plan was to use all 6 colours to make something simple and modern. Then, this happened: I was surrounded by flowers and leaves. Must be my inner hankering for spring So, here is my hole-y Christmas offering for this week's challenge:

No patterned papers here. I'm using poinsettias Clearly Besotted's Pretty Poinsettia
and leaves from Leafy Accents to fill the card front. The inks are: VersaColor Scarlet

and Cardinal for the flowers; Memento Northern Pine and Bamboo Leaves for the 
leaves. (Looking at this picture now, I probably should have used VersaColor
Tropical Green instead. )

I cut a window using SB Circle, arranged the poinsettias around it to form
a wreath, added a yellow bling in the middle of each and filled the space around
with lots and LOTS of greenery. 

Here's the inside. The greeting is also from Pretty Poinsettia, stamped with 
VersaFine Black Onyx.

Here are some challenges for this little festive wreath:

Brown Sugar #84: Make It Sparkle - bling in the middle
Completely Christmas #2: AG Christmas
Christmas Stampin'All Year Long #1: AG & A Photo Inspiration
Craftitude Challenge #60: AG or Add A Little Green
Challenges and Candies #29: Flowers
Bloggers Challenge #7: Fabulous Florals
Sister Act Challenge #47: AG card only
Make It Monday #182 FINAL: AG

Now it's your turn to create a festive card using this week's Colours. In order to be considered for Top Honour and Honourable Mentions your card must follow this week's theme and you must link it to the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Challenge Blog by 6pm GMT / 1pm EST on Friday, 14 March. And here's the most important rule: Have Fun!

Thanks for stopping by today, my friends and enjoy the weekend! But before you go, I'd like to share a little secret. You can read all about it here. If you see me with a silly smile on my face ... you know why!



  1. Another fab creation Asha!! Hope you have a good weekend xx

  2. Wow! Asha, your poinsettia wreath is amazing! I love the you die cut the hole to see the sentiment inside! Very hole-y indeed! :) Love it!

  3. Cute Card!! Thank You for joining us at Craftitude
    hugs DT Norma Jean

  4. Very cute card Asha!!! Thanks for playing along with us at CSAYL..
    hugs, Patricia

  5. Beautiful Asha, I love the poinsettia
    Kevin xx

  6. This is such a gorgeous design, and I love the colour tones you have used, thank you so much for joining us over at Completely Christmas, we would love you to join us again next week for another fab challenge....
    Suzy B ~Owner~ Completely Christmas

  7. Lovely card. Thanks for playing with us at Izazovi i sladkiši.
    Keti (DT)

  8. super élégante Asha, la découpe est superbe et toute en finesse, et merci de jouer avec nous a CSAYL, biz

  9. Hi Asha
    Fabulous card.... Love the colours....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

    1. Sorry Asha
      Thanks for joining us at Completely Christmas.....
      Hugs Sylvie xx

  10. beautiful I like the stitching you've done ,thanks for joining us at brown sugar this week and good luck
    Tonnie DT

  11. Very pretty! This is a great card idea; love the cutout that shows the inside of the card. Really like how you've decorated the inside, too. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  12. Bam and BAM! You nailed these challenges perfectly chica. I love seeing such early preparations for the holidays. I myself just finished ONE whopping card for Christmas!! I know right?? Cue the ticker tape parade... ;)
    Your wreath concept card is GORGEOUS and I love the cozy classy simplicity of the inside sentiment. Very beautiful work Asha.
    Lisa x

  13. This is awesome Asha, so very pretty.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  14. Hole-y indeed LOL! Fab card and love the poinsettias! TFS

  15. This is gorgeous Asha, I love how you cut a window so the 'Noel' is visible through the the beautiful poinsettia wreath! You did a fab job with the colours! Have a wonderful week! Ruth x

  16. Really beautiful card Asha!! Love the circular cut design for the sentiment to show through along with the stitching! :) Thanks for sharing! Hey…I have some blog candy up for grabs if you’re interested! CLICK HERE TO ENTER! If you’ve already entered, then good luck to you! Hugs - *Vicki*

  17. What a fantastic design, Asha! It can't get more Christmasy than this! Love the detail of the cut out circle so that the sentiment on the inside can be seen!

  18. Asha love the color combo of the Poinsettas... your blog is very colorful...
    found you on Bloggers Challenge.

  19. Very pretty. Love the poinsettia wreath with the different colored poinsettias. Thanks for sharing at CSAYL.

  20. I love how you cut out the center so your sentiment inside can be seen : ) Brilliant!!

  21. Gorgeous Christmas card, Asha! What a great design! Hugs

  22. Oh my goodness Asha - what a work of art this is. I'm thinking this must have been a lot of work to make - but sooooo worth it. I LOVE your hole-y card :o)

  23. Beautiful way to create an aperture. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 2 with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for March - I'd love to see it there too. x

  24. Very pretty. Love the color of the poinsettias.

  25. Hi Asha, sorry it been visiting but been poorly and am now back in action I hope!! You post made me wanted to make something simple....hehe...your inner you wouldn't let you and me for one am pleased as this is an Asha delight!! Love all the leaves and the funky centre and of corse your signature stitching xx

  26. Gorgeous creation! I love the poinsettias and all the leaves you've used. Thanks for sharing with us at CSAYL this week!
    Tracey, DT

  27. Hi, Asha! This is absolutely STUNNING, friend! GORGEOUS wreath and I LOVE how the design opens up onto the inside! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

  28. Gorgeous christmas wreath card Asha. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  29. Love the poinsetias around the aperture to reveal the sentiment, great use of the colours, A fab card.
    Louise xx

  30. great card, thank you so much for joining us at craftitude, good luck
    caroline dt

  31. Fab-U-lous! Loved the poinsettias as you arranged them in the circle, and gorgeous colors that you chose from the list available. Really liked this one - well done! TFS

  32. Oh Asha, this is sweet. I love it. Nice use of the colour scheme and love the hole in the card. What a lovely creation.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Brown Sugar for our Make it Sparkle Challenge. Good luck.

    Lynn, BSCB DT

  33. Beautiful card - love the aperture you've cut it the front.

    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.

    Helen x

  34. Gorgeous - I love it - Jacqueline xx

  35. Your wreath of poinsettias is terrific! I love the cut out! :)

  36. I love poinsettias and I love how you've made them into a wreath on your card. Hugs, Gill x

  37. Beautiful in every way :-))
    Thank you for joining us at "Izazovi i Slatkiši". Good luck and please join us again!
    Hugs, Andreja


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