Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Christmas Poinsettia

It's been ages since my last post, almost a week, apologies for the poor service, but my fibromyalgia is still badly flared up just now and I seem to be spending most of my time sleeping or resting.  I did manage to get this Christmas card done, part of an order, this card had to have Mum on it and a traditional Christmas image.  You don't get much more traditional than a poinsettia, although I've given it a modern twist by using black, white and grey as the only other colours, and by opting for a CAS layout.
 The poinsettia and Seasons Greetings stamps are both from the same Papermania stamp set, I coloured the image with Promarkers, (the shading hasn't shown up very well in the photos) and decoupaged a couple of layers of the flower.  The Mum sentiment was also done with a Papermania stamp, but from a different set.
The shaped blank is from Craftwork Cards, and I finished off with a trio of red gems.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Sentiments - Use a Sentiment
Perfectly Rustics - #34 - Holidays
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - #33 - Anything Goes / Use Your Imagination
Sister Act - #79 - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - #40 - Christmas
Crafty Blogger's Network - Christmas
One Crazy Stamper - Halloween / Christmas
Party Time Tuesday - #186 - Anything Goes


  1. Gorgeous card, Wendy, the poinsettia is stunning. Elizabeth xx

  2. Your poinsettia is simply lovely. I like how you have made it the feature with the white background. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

  3. This is just gorgeous fabulous Poinsettia and stunning details.xxx

  4. Gorgeous card and thanks for joining us at Sister Act card challenge..hugs Sue DT xx

  5. Hi Wendy, dropped in from the DC forum to check your lovely blog.
    X regencyjean

  6. Hi Wendy, sorry to hear that your are poorly, I hope you perk up soon.
    Beautiful card, lovely floral imafe and the black border just makes it pop. Take care of yourself, Kate x

  7. Super cute card!!

    Thanks for playing with us at Party Time Tuesdays!!

    Have a blessed day!

  8. Lovely creation! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesday!

  9. Beautiful, Wendy - very elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at CSAYL.

    Helen x

  10. This is really lovely, Wendy! I love that you kept the poinsettia center stage, and went with a quieter background. Thanks for joining our October challenge at One Crazy Stamper!

  11. Such a gorgeous christmas card. Love the details with the poinsetta and the sentiment too. Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina GD Member at Crafty Sentiments xx

  12. Such a lovely make for our challenge at Crafty Sentiments thanks for sharing and good luck.


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