Monday, 25 April 2016

Christmas Poinsettia




A variety of white and off-white papers and vellum included in today's card, I spritzed the vellum with water to shape it, but as soon as I'd done that it curled into shape on it's own, 2 pearlised paper die cuts at the back to give some substance to the flower.

We woke to snow and hail this morning lots of heavy showers but thankfully it's only lying on the grass although the hill is white and the top shrouded in mist.

Apologies for the poor photo the light is terrible.

 Hopefully going to the cinema to see Idris Elba in Bastille Day this week I loved him in Luther and am looking forward to this film.

 Spellbinder Poinsettia and Border Die
Crafters Companion Embossing Folder
Sentiment from Just Rite Stamps


Challenges

http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/winter-blossoms-22042016.html
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/pixies-snippets-playground-week-226.html lots of small bits used up
http://sparklesforumchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/chalelnge-63-cas-christmas.html
http://hjcchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/winners-of-santas-challenge-and-new.html
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/get-ready-for-christmas.html
http://www.trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/challenge-360-21st-of-april-christmas.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/chnc-challenge-278-use-sentiment.html
http://scrapsoflifebyscrappymo.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/april-rudolph-days-challenge.html
http://bitsandpiecec.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/feel-better-syrup.html

36 comments:

Di said...

What a fabulous card Meg! I love it - please keep that snow where you are though.

Great to see you in the Playground.

Hugs

Di xx

Susan Joyce said...

Love your snowflake embossing folder and the curvy scallop edge Meg. Beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

Bonnie said...

A bountiful card, Meg! Love the embossing and beautiful poinsettia! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Barb said...

Happy Rudolph Day Meg! What a beautiful card and I love the poinsettia. Barbxx

Kath said...

A fabulous card - such a lot of beautiful detail. Thank you for joining in the fun at the Rudolph Day challenge.
Kath x
Rudolph Day DT

Pia S said...

Taking photos of white only cards can be tricky, but I do recognize the beauty of this card. How lucky the paper curled itself with water, it's looking really natural. A very pretty, classy design.

Sarah said...

Ooh, this is really lovely Meg, I struggle with wow, but you've done a great job. It's been like winter down here in Dorset today...no snow though!! xx

Liz said...

Beautiful card. Love the flowers, looks realistic.

Hope you enjoyed the film. :-)

Liz - Rudolph Days DT member. xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Meg, such an elegant design.
Pauline
x

Karen L K said...

Nice! I like the two different snow areas.

Karen L K said...

Nice! I like the two different snow areas.

mamapez5 said...

A beautiful card. I love the vellum poinsettia and two lovely backing papers to set it off. Kate x

Jenny L said...

Hi Meg,
what a wonderful design for your Rudolf entry.
Great designing, and a what a brilliant poinsettia too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jean said...

Great card,love how you have made your Poinsetta. Thanks for joining us over at the CRAFT challenge, hope to see you again. Jean DT XX

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful design for this card Meg, love the monotone palette and gorgeous poinsettia flower. Enjoy the film, I expect a revue next time you post as I'm thinking of going to see it soon too. :)
Lorraine

Kathleen said...

Lovely creation, love the EF and the seer papers.

Kath x

Crafty Cakes and Cards said...

What an interesting take on a snow card... Very inventive

cuilliesocks said...

Just lovely Meg, beautifully designed and love the poinsettia. Enjoy your film, Kate x

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful Christmas card Meg, love the pretty embossing. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Winter Wonderland. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

LesleyG said...

Such a pretty card, love all the detail, particularly that gorgeous flower xxx

JANA said...

Hi Meg.

Such a lovely card.
Thanks so much for joining us at CRAFT Challenge - Christmas this week!

Have a nice and creative day, Jana - DT C.R.A.F.T. Ch.
My blog: http://janinustvarjalnivrt.blogspot.si/ (Jane's Creative Garden)

sally said...

Simple sophistication :-)

Sally

Sue - said...

What a beautiful card. It would make a good winter wedding card too with a different sentiment.

Marie B. said...

Beautiful card Meg! I love the soft color scheme! :)

jasann said...

What a lovely card, love the embossing, the lace and the wonderful pointsettia, thanks for sharing!!!!!!

Carol said...

I love your CAS style of cards. This is lovely and so many shades of white and cream.
Carol xx

Sandra H said...

This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "A CLEAN AND SIMPLE CARD" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Marie said...

Great looking card. Love all the white and lovely card design. Thanks for joining us over at the Winter Wonderland this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful flower with the texture of the embossed snowflakes behind!

Judy McKay said...

Meg. Love the simple beautiful details. Very nice Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week. Judy DT

Jean said...

A beautiful flower and lovely snowflake backing. very pretty.
Jean x

JosieD said...

Such a classy card...I love the look of the vellum for the pointsettia petals.

Cazro said...

Gorgeous, beautiful flower and card. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges. Hope to see you again. Caz DT.

Karen D said...

I love the colours and textures you have used. The poinsettia is divine. Such a pretty card.

Eileen said...

I love the simplicity of your card. Beautifully clean lines and design. Love how you have made the poinsettia. The embossing works so well and the perfect sentiment. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Winter Wonderland this week, and good luck
Eileen x

Eileen said...

I love the simplicity of your card. Beautifully clean lines and design. Love how you have made the poinsettia. The embossing works so well and the perfect sentiment. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Winter Wonderland this week, and good luck
Eileen x