Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas Cactus

It is Release Day at Doodle Pantry.  One of the sets we could choose to work with is this lovely Christmas Cactus set.  Because I love Laurie's coloring much better than my own, I printed a pre-colored image.
I have a fondness for Christmas cacti.  I have a huge one that is 22 years old.  It is 43" across and thinks it is a Thanksgiving Cactus; it always blooms in the last two weeks of November. 

There are some lovely sentiments in this set, but the one caught my attention because of the time-table my plant is on.
I used some of the paper that comes with the set.  Here is a pic of some of the images and papers in the set:
Gorgeous !
There are many more new beautiful sets released today and a new monthly challenge starts today too.
Head over to the Doodle Pantry store for more sets and ideas and to the challenge blog to link your card for a chance to win some wonderful Doodle Pantry goodies.

Crafty Sentiments - use die cuts
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Simon Wednesday - anything
Penny's Paper Crafting - anything
Sister Act - anything
Crafty Catz - anything
Suzy Bees - keep it simple
Simon Monday - Holiday cards



  1. Wow, fabulous card! Gorgeous clean, crisp design and colors. Loved the photo of your plant...unbelievable!

  2. Your "Christmas" cactus made me giggle ... we have one that thinks it's a "Valentines" cactus. Never see blooms before February. Such a pretty card, Marsha. I love your bow. Pretty

  3. Oh, the coloring... So vivid - very pretty. :)

  4. Hi Marsha, Amazing card! I am so glad you showed a picture of your cactus. My mother-in-law also has one. She loves her too, but hers blooms right after Christmas - it's old too, just a few steps behind. LOL Great card and love the layout!
    Hugs, Sarah T

  5. What a beauty, Marsha! Just love that image, and it goes beautifully with that background paper! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  6. wonderful card, thanks for playing along with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  7. Outstanding card Marsha. Can you believe we used the same colors and the same designer paper and yet our cards look so completely different? That's what I love about digital stamps.

  8. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

  9. Wow beautiful card and wow your Christmas cactus is gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

  10. An amazing card....but WOW that Christmas cactus!!! I've never seen anything like it. Your card is beautiful, Marsha! Thank you so much for joining us this week for our Word Art Wednesday challenge. We are delighted you decided to play along and share this fantastic creation.
    Diane Noble (DT-WAW)

  11. Your card is beautiful!
    I love your amazing "thanksgiving" cactus, too!! :)

  12. Wonderful creation ! I love design!
    Thanks for playing at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge.

  13. This is such a beautiful holiday card! Love the fabulous image and your great stamping. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)