Sunday, 1 March 2015

Poinsettias for the Christmas Card Club

Hello Everyone, time for another card for the Christmas Card Club. I almost missed it, lost all track to time and days since I've been off work. February having only 28 days has thrown me too, I keep thinking there is still another few days until the end of the month.

Anyway the theme this time around is Poinsettias and chosen by, Duchess Margaret, her is my effort,
This is one of my favourite stamps I've had for a while from Papermania. Coloured with a mixture of SN, Copics and Prismapencils. Festive Berries round the edge and matted on to an embossed card, Diesire Folder Bells.  Stickles in Icicle and liquid Pearls in Opal White. Sentiment from same stamp set.
I wanted to keep it fairly simple letting the focus be the lovely image, I didn't think it needed any bows and whatnots.
I was a lovely challenge Margaret, I enjoyed playing aling so thank you very much for your choice.
They other lovely ladies from the CCC will be along too to show off their lovely creations.
It's a smashing wee club to belong to, they member's choices are always fab, even the challenging ones and of course it means getting ahead of the game with your Christmas cards.

I hope things are well with you all and thank you so much for the lovely comments on my last post,
 


33 comments:

Christine Harrop said...

What a lovely stamp Kate. I initially thought that it was a die cut. And you were right not to add too much that would distract from the lovely image. Hope you are feeling much better now. Hugs Christine xx

Rita said...

Good Morning Kate. What a beautiful card. Love the stamp and of course the lovely Poinsettia. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the design and fab details.xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So pretty, never seen that stamp before

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Kate, such a beautiful image and your colouring is fabulous.
I hope you are continuing to feel better.
hugs Sue xx

aussie aNNie said...

Kate this is so beautiful....xx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

dutchess said...

Kate that is stunning...that amazing stamp....its just beautiful....loving it xxxxx

Hazel said...

Kate, what a beautiful card , that a gorgeous stamp, Did you manage to get to Skye ??! Hope you are both ok now. Hazel x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a gorgeous stamp and makes a large focal piece for this lovely card. Hope you are better now.
Lorraine

Janice Wallace said...

Very pretty card, Kate. I's a great idea to get so far ahead with your Christmas cards and have fun doing so.
Hope you are both feeling much better now.
Cheers
Janice W

Lorraine said...

A fabulous Christmas card Kate. Lovely image and colours.
Lorraine x

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card.

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Kate.

Patricia said...

Good afternoon kate,
Nearly missed this one it has not shown up on my Blogger Dasboard.
I love the effect you have got on the image and your beautiful Poinsettia sets the whole thing off.
Enjoy the rest of Sunday.
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Sandy said...

Merry Christmas Kate !! Your beautiful card puts me in the mood to celebrate a tad bit early! Hope you feel better every day!
Sandy xx

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Beautiful card Kate. The red poinsettia adds a nice "pop" to your pretty card.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kate
Love your card... Fabulous stamp...
Hugs Sylvie xx

cotnob said...

This is a stunning card Kate, such a beautiful stamp and elegant design.
Pauline
x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Hope you both are feeling better now. The card is very beautiful with lovely textures and the fabulous stamp.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Jacee said...

A lovely card Kate, a really great layout, love it!
hugs jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Great card. Love the candle stamp and the way you've coloured it.
Hope you managed to get to Skye and that you feel better.
Have a great week.
Ang x

MaryH said...

Kate, a wonderfully beautiful image, and colored so pretty. Love that festive poinsettia tucked in with the glowing candles. Love the touch of pink edging around the scene and the white embossing on the background. Hope you are feeling much better today. TFS & Happy Sunday.

pam said...

Wonderful Christmas card Kate, beautiful colored image, love the embossing..
Pam

Carol said...

Gorgeous card Kate, it's a beautiful stamp. Carol x

rachel said...

a wonderful make Kate - gorgeous card - hope you're feeling okay! Hugs rachel xx

Zoe Tant said...

I like that you've made a whole picture of your card with the poinsettia as a focal point. Super. x

Karen Petitt said...

Such a pretty card Kate, wonderful use of colour too. I hope you are feeling a lot better now hun. You're not the only one wondering where the rest of the month went lol! Hope you have a good week Karen xx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is gorgeous, I love the colours you have chosen, hugs Pops x

meg said...

Great card Kate love the simplicity of the design and your colouring, hope you are feeling a lot better.

Mrs A. said...

I love the combination of the candles with the Poinsettia. A lovely card. Hugs Mrs A.

Diane said...

Beautiful stamped design Kate, the candles and poinsettia are fabulous.

Hugs Diane

Sue said...

Just lovely, such a pretty Christmas card. Design is perfect for the beautiful stamp!

Hugs
Sue

Erika said...

Kate that is a lovely Christmas stamp and beautifully coloured.
Hugs Erika. x