Sunday, 1 May 2016

Poinsettias for the Christmas Card Club!

Hello to You All,  hoping you are well and enjoying the weekend.  Don't they come around so quickly, May already, scary or what!!

It's time again for our shares from the Christmas Card Club (CCC), fairly getting ahead of the game and not leaving card making until the last minute.   We are a little group of ladies whom every fortnight make and share a Christmas card, and we all get the chance to choose a theme and this time it is the choice of our lovely Mary and she would like to see cards with poinsettias.  Always a favourite choice.

Now, I'm showing off here as I have more than one card, I don't usually do this but I was on a roll, here they are;
This lovely poinsettias image is a Papermania stamp coloured with watercolour paints. I used paper from the beautiful First Edition Silent Night pad, the ribbon is in fact white, but looking a bit grey in the photo. Xcut die and Liquid Pearls and a couple of gems, sentiment is from a wonderful set by the very talented John Lockwood.

Next up;


Same stamp and again watercolours, but embossed first with WOW embossing powder. Little poinsettias stamps from Cardi-O in the corner. Music score background is from a Papermania pad from a couple of years ago. CC sentiment, gold lace to make the bow and some gems.

Are you still with me? and for No 3;
Same stamp, again coloured with watercolour paint, card base cut out with an Xcut oval shape die then embossed with an Embossilicious Swiss Dot Folder and them some little gold gems. CC sentiment in gold ink, but not showing up too well.

And at last my final card;


Papermania Embossing folder, SB Poinsettias die cut from card painted my Imagination Crafts Starlight paints, the leaves are painted with IC Sparkle Medium. IC Noel sentiment stencil with Starlights and Sizzix leaves flourishes. Gold gems.
This last card was inspired by today's Hochanda's demos by Imagination Crafts. I love the Starlights and you can do so much with them.

So there you are, four cards, but like I said I'm showing off, however I did have peace to get on with it all as Alistair is by now in Greece on his climbing holiday.  Teallach is sleeping on Alistair's side of the sofa and loving it and all is calm and quiet, blissful......

Invited to dinner tomorrow by Damian and Moreen, so more Milo cuddles, and I believe steak pie, yummy, and no cooking, what more could one want.

Scheduling this now, so hope it works, then off to finished visiting your blogs.
Enjoy the rest of your evening and see you soon,


40 comments:

meg said...

You were busy Kate, poinsettias are such beautiful flowers and each of your cards is equally beautiful and different, impossible to pick a favourite from them.

brenda said...

A lovely collection of Poinsettia cards Kate, each so individual and impossible to choose a favourite.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

B x

Wendy L said...

Wonderful set of Poinsettia cards, love them. Lucky you being left in peace, xxxx

dutchess said...

Wow Kate 4 cards and you have obviously enjoyed making them all....they are lovely and all so individual...colourful and cheerful,....
Hating this cold weather but it does make making the Christmas cards easier! Xxxxxxx

Granmargaret said...

All lovely cards.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Look at you go Kate, you definitely were on a roll! It never fails to amaze me how you can take a single stamp and make it look so different by using different colours and backgrounds. I especially like the second one as I think the aperture frames the Poinsettia beautifully. I love the layering on the last one and the leafy die cut that you've used looks fabulous. I've had a busy week and fallen way behind with my blogging so just trying to catch up a little this morning. Enjoy your cuddles with Milo and the steak pie too, sounds yummy. Take care of yourself and I wish you lots of happy crafting :) x x

Cara said...

Fabulous cards, your mojo was working well obviously! Have a great day, hope the weather is kind to you. Cara x

Florence said...

Wonderful cards Kate. Love the different looks you achieved with the same stamp. Steak pie!! Can I come? :) Happy crafting while the boss is away in Greece ;)
Hugs Flo xx

aussie aNNie said...

STUNNINGLY gorgeous, Kate, all of these cards are beautiful...xx  {aNNie}

Zoe Tant said...

Oh my this challenge was right up your street Kate with all these stunners. I like them all but the one with the music back drop is probably my favourite. Hope all good with you. Zx

Rita said...

Hello Kate. What a beautiful array of cards. Wish I had a bit more time to stay in my craft room. Love your sentiments too. Enjoy your dinner tonight. Hugs Rita xxxx

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Kate, what a wonderful show of beautiful cards.
Everyone a winner.
Have a great week ahead.
Patricia xxx

Barb said...

You certainly have been busy. That's a lovely selection of poinsettia cards Kate. You're going to be well set for Christmas. Enjoy you dinner and cuddles with young Milo. Barbxx

rachel said...

These are all beauties kate...gorgeous cards ... and you have made them all different ... my 4 are all the same!!! Big hugs rachel x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
My goodness, four posts in one lol!
Isn't it great that you can get so many different looks from one fab stamp.
Each carvery different but all terrific!
Enjoy the peace.
Ang x

MRS DUCK said...

Carvery? What was subliminally going through my head hahaha?
That should've been card!
X

Linda Simpson said...

These are gorgeous! I love the beautiful poinsettias and different designs.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous set of cards Kate, the Poinsettias are so beautiful.


Hugs
Maarit

Marlene Atkinson said...

You have been busy, these are gorgeous. Hope you are having a great weekend. Marlene

Hazel said...

Oh Wow Kate you have been busy, everyone different and beautiful. I bet you and teallach are enjoying the peace. Enjoy your meal, I think it always tastes better when it's cooked for you! Hazel xxx

Sandy said...

You are on a roll aren't you - I am impressed!! My favorite one is the last one but the second one really intrigues me. Want to try that design! That is with your permission of course!!
Sandy xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous selection of cards Kate, love the pretty poinsettia's
Lorraine x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

When you're on a roll it's best to stick with it, great job on producing four card this time well done! When inspiration abounds we have to take advantage as it could easily desert us again just as quickly. Lovely set of poinsettia cards Kate.Enjoy your weekend.
Lorraine

Valerija said...

Wonderful Poinsettia cards. Love them all!
Valerija xx

pam said...

You have been busy Kate, your poinsettia cards are beautiful, think my favourite is the last one.
Enjoy your meal.
Hugs Pam x

Christine Harrop said...

Wow what a busy girl you have been! Fabulous cards and all so different! Well done you! Sorry I'm so late. We were out for lunch to friends ayesaterday - and got back home at 7:30 pm! Some lunch eh! I'm hoping now to get my card up for Tuesday. Hugs Christine xx

SARN said...

WOW - you certainly have made the most of that stamp. Fantastic range of cards Kate.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sue said...

WOW, you were on a roll! And all beautiful poinsettia cards. Love them too.
All the ards are different and so pretty.

A perfect storm for you, husband gone, no cooking, and visit to sweet puppy for puppy kisses......jealous!!! Glad you had such a wonderful craft time.

Hugs
Sue

cotnob said...

Gorgeous cards Kate, such a beautiful Poinsettia, it's nice to see all of the different colours.
Pauline
x

Jennifer Johnston said...

Goodness Kate, you have been a busy bee lol! All beautiful creations. I love the colours in particular on the first card, most unusual and so pretty. Hope you've enjoyed your Bank Holiday.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Carol said...

Four gorgeous makes Kate, you've definitely been on a roll here. Love all the shine and glitter on the last card. Carol x

MaryH said...

Oh no, not showing off at all! Just being industrious & crafty, and getting way ahead on your stash! Yay for you because each one is a jewel. The yellow tones on #3 are quite unusual and very striking. Love this versatile image, and your water coloring is just great too! Liked each one, but will confess that #4's traditional colors will have to be my favorite (a hard choice though!). You did some splendid work & TFS - Hugs

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Hi Kate,
You are surely on a roll and whipped up some beautiful poinsettia cards. Love them all. I saw your post with Milo. OOOOOOHMG, he is just TOO CUTE. If I saw him, I'd surely adopt him too. Our home renovation is in full swing so I probably won't be posting much in the near future. Have a wonderful day.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, what an amazing line up of Christmas cards! I love all the different ways you displayed poinsettias, gorgeous!! Thanks your visit to my blog and your sweet comment! hugs and see you again soon :)

Erika said...

I see you are enjoying the quiet Kate, good to hear. Your meal out sounds yummy too.
Who doesn't love a poinsettia card? One of my favourite flowers. All cards are super but I especially like the final one, that central flower is beautiful and I love the embossed card too.

Enjoy your crafty time, hugs Erika. x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
playing catch up with my comments yet again.
What very super cards, and wonderful painting of that gorgeous poinsettia stamp.
They all look so very great, and very fab designs too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sue said...

Wow you have been busy Kate! and what fabulous cards you have made they are all so pretty. Take care and lots of huggles Sue xx

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, I am loving your creations today, husg Pops x

Anet van Zyl said...

Your Christmas cards are beautiful Kate, love all the different techniques and layouts. Hugs Anet x

Mrs A. said...

I'm loving your unusual colour combinations for the poinsettia. All so striking and each one a favourite. Finally managing to get round everyone . This flu virus is a real nasty one. It leaves you feeling so weak afterwards. Hugs Mrs A.