Sunday, 15 April 2018

Christmas Card Club - Poinsettia or any Christmas Greenery

Mary at Carolina Cards blog chose the theme of Poinsettias and any Christmas Greenery for this fortnights' Christmas Card Club.

Since my arthritis is still playing up with my hands and feet, I chose to use a Bugaboo image I had coloured up over a year ago!  I had coloured it with Copics and then went over parts of the image with a clear Wink of Stella. Cut a snippet of crimson card and made a fancy mat with a Spellbinders  die. Cut an Elizabeth Craft Merry Christmas die from the same card, and TRIED to set it on the same angle as the upsweep of the high heel. As you can see, tried is the key word.

The image was set on a Penny Black Festive and Frosty DP background. I really like this Penny Black 6x6 paper pad. The white poinsettia is a layered combo of various die cuts I already had cut and on hand. The larger  blossom petals are Memory Box and I can't remember what the small ones are. The boughs are Sue Wilson Pine Twigs cut from white glitter paper and the smaller boughs were produced with my Martha Stewart Fern punch, from silver glitter paper and also a few from plain white card which had already been given a coating of clear Wink of Stella. 



I went over the two larger layers of the poinsettia with Nuvo Crystal drops and then the smaller blossom layers with clear Wink of Stella. It was fun to pick and choose which glimmer to use on the card elements. I even went over the white and red berries on the background DP with clear WOS as I enjoy sparkle on Christmas cards!


9 comments:

  1. I love it Maureen! The stiletto heel with its' poinsettia is so quirky. Hope you feel better soon. Hugs Christine xx

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  2. Gorgeous card, love the shimmery poinsettia, perfect for this weeks challenge.
    Lorraine

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous design Maureen, love the she image and the beautiful poinsettia embellishment, Kate x

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  4. Really pretty Maureen. I have this image from Bugaboo too.
    Sorry to hear your still in lot of pain. Hope the warmer weather when it comes eases your aches for you. Hugs Mrs A.

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  5. Love this Maureen..it’s so stylish and beautiful xxxx

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  6. Wonderful poinsettias - I love the traditional red and the white - very pretty! So sorry to read about your hands. Big Hugs Rachel x

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  7. I'm so pleased you had the elements to hand so you didn't have to distress your poor hands. You came up trumps with this pretty card. Love the wonderful poinsettia arrangement in the corner, and it certainly does sparkle. Brilliant idea to add the sparkle on the paper design as well. This is a very fancy shoe, all ready to go out for a Christmas party. Hope the hands will feel better soon too. TFS & Big hugs.

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  8. How lovely Maureen. Very Modern too. Hugs Rita xxx

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  9. I love shoes and love your card. What a great way to showcase a poinsettia. xx

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