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Hot Pepper Christmas Card

It's a color challenge for the next week at DRS Designs:

I love me some chili peppers.  My favorite thing to do right now it half a Jalapeno, de-sead it, fill it with cream cheese, wrap it in bacon, sprinkle some brown sugar on top and bake it for 35 minutes at 350 degrees.  Yumm!!!  Aren't the colors in this picture fabulous?  I used some of them on the poinsettia I used on my card (all done with Tim Holtz distress inks).

I used the new Seasons Greetings Holy Spray image and I embossed it in white. Actually, the base was created when my daughter and I were discussing what makes a masculine card.  I was showing her how colors can help along with inks and design. Then I showed her how a giant flower or some pink can change it to a feminine card. 

Hope you can join in the challenge.



  1. It's funny how one thing can lead to another. This card came out so lovely. I adore the pink. Every year my old bosses send me a gorgeous, humongous poinsettia and it is usually the same exact shade you have used here on your card. Your black background really makes this beautiful flower stand right off the page.
    Did I thank you for linking us to Alex's blog. I will be checking her findings and up-scaling projects out on a regular basis. I see she is as creative as her mom, lucky girl. Have a fun day.

  2. SO beautiful. Love your poinsettia.

  3. The colors on your poinsettia look amazing Nancy!! This is such a stunning design!! (Not sure I agree with your point of view on the chili pepper though!! Wow!!) LOL! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

  4. What a beautiful card. The poinsettia looks real and you have made great use of the challenge colors. I wonder if you would consider adding the gadget that allows someone to follow your blog via e-mail subscription? It makes life so much easier when new lists come right to one's in-box. Thank you.

  5. What a beautiful card. The poinsettia looks real and you have made great use of the challenge colors. I wonder if you would consider adding the gadget that allows someone to follow your blog via e-mail subscription? It makes life so much easier when new lists come right to one's in-box. Thank you.

  6. This is gorgeous, such a beautiful poinsettia and elegant design.

  7. Wow Nancy, I love your pinsettia!! That is just gorgeous, it looks like it shimmers! Love the greeting stamped in white too, awesome!
    Thanks for commenting on my blog! I need to remember to do just that more ofter!!! Thanks sweet friend!

  8. This is simply stunning Nancy! WOW! I love that gorgeous pink poinsettia and especially the little golden banners that match the flower centers! Thanks for the little jalapeno recipe - I'm going to try that! Lately I've been making "Cowboy Candy" with jalapenos and sharing with the nabes - they love it!!

  9. Nancy, your card is so beautiful. Love he black background, makes the poinsettia really stand out, it's gorgeous.


  10. I'm surprised you were able to pick which version of this card to post considering you made 5 different types! Love both masculine and the feminine ways to do this card!

  11. Also, since we're on the chili pepper topic, Crystal and I watched an episode of diners, drive-ins, and dives - New Mexico & we have to visit the restaurant he ate at! They had yummy turkey melt sandwiches with chopped and glazed apple toppings, a Rueben that was drool worthy (with some kind of chili pepper spread) , and Crystal's favorite… Biscuits and gravy! A younger lady owns it and also feeds 9000 hungry children before 10:00 every morning!

  12. Gorgeous poinsettia and it just pops against the black.

  13. Your chili peppers sound delicious! I'll have to try those.
    That poinsettia just pops off the card! So beautiful.


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