Sunday, 1 March 2015

Christmas Card Club Challenge # 5 Poinsettia

Good morning friends, crafters and fellow bloggers.  Hope you are all well.    Happy St David's Day to any Welsh crafters looking in.   Hard to believe it is March already!!  It's time again for another card for the Christmas Card Club.  This time Margaret asked us to use poinsettias on our card, but we could use any colour we chose.  I never used to make traditional red or green cards, preferring more contemporary colours but this last year or so I am really loving using red - so here it is again!

My Card


Recipe
The Range - white card 
Rymans - red card
Spellbinders - Parisian Accents
  SB - A2 Bracket Borders 1
Creative Expressions - Snowflake Lattice embossing folder
Wild Orchid Crafts - Poinsettias
Cheery Lyn - Wreath Strip
Dreamees - Sentiment stamp
Ribbon and pearls - stash

My card is 5 x 7" made from 300 gsm card.  It was layered with red and white card. The top layer was run through the embossing folder after die cutting it, as was the red layer. Pearls were added to the flowers and tiny pearls to the centres of the flowers on the red embossed layer. I cut two of the Parisian Accents to give a shadow effect.

If you would like to see what the other club members have made you can find their contact details in my right side bar. If you are keen to get a head start on making your Christmas cards and you would like to join us please get in touch.




31 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful and striking card Christine....fabulous.xx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

dutchess said...

thats just lovely Christine and that background embossing folder is a dream.....loving the lovely boarder die! xxxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A really gorgeous card Christine, love the way you have split the layers with the lovely bracket die.
Lorraine

Gibmiss said...

Hi Christine
Stunning card love your layout....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Wendy L said...

Beautiful card Christine and i love your poinsettias. xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
A lovely card, I love red and white at Christmas.
Lydia
X

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Christine, love the red and white colour scheme.
Lorraine x

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card.

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Christine.

cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeous card Christine, love the red and whit together, beautiful design and love the little poisettias, hugs Kate x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Christine, I love the design and beautiful colours.
hugs Sue xx

Sue said...

Stunning card Christine love the red and white together looks really crisp and clean huggles Sue xx

Patricia said...

Beautiful, just beautiful, love everything about it.
Have a great week Christine

Patricia xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Christine this is so beautiful that design is stunning, so are the colours and flowers, excellent make.
hugs
lorraine x

MaryH said...

Christine, this couldn't be more gorgeous in the sparkling red & white. Love the way you've combined the S/B curved border with the pretty embossed insert, and the poinsettias are just fabulous with all that color & texture. You've done a marvelous work with this fun challenge! TFS &Hugs

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Christine
Stunning design and the red and white is one of my favourite combos.
Its going to look super on someone's mantle this year.
Have a great week.
Ang x

Carol said...

This is beautiful Christine, the colours are so crisp and your poinsettias are so pretty. Carol x

Hazel said...

Christine, a great design, a beautiful christmas card. Hazel x

rachel said...

gorgeous card Christine - really lovely xx

Zoe Tant said...

Love the detail Christine and in particular the middle band. Super card for Margaret's theme. Zx

Karen Petitt said...

So very pretty and so classy too - love it! Karen xx

Lia said...

I love the red and white combination so it's a gorgeous card!I missed the 2 below, because I was on a holiday in Austria, buts I like them also!!
Hope you are fine!
Have a nice day,
Lia xx

Lia said...

I love the red and white combination so it's a gorgeous card!I missed the 2 below, because I was on a holiday in Austria, buts I like them also!!
Hope you are fine!
Have a nice day,
Lia xx

Lea Brawn said...

Another fab Christmas card Christine. X

Josie said...

Stunning card Christine and I can't believe how organised this is!

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, a very pretty card, gorgeous colour combo, hugs Carole Z X

Mrs A. said...

Yes I'm loving the red of this card too. Looks stunning. Very crisp against the white of the card. Was running very late for this challenge. February just went in a flash. Hugs Mrs A.

Pollard Carole said...

Stunning card its a fab design Love and hugs Carole x

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous, what a lovely red and love the design, hugs Carole Z X

scrappymo! said...

Sorry that I missed this beauty, Christine. This is stunning...love that pop of the red against the white...and your fabulous design.

scrappymo! said...

Sorry that I missed this beauty, Christine. This is stunning...love that pop of the red against the white...and your fabulous design.