Sunday, 15 April 2018

Poinsettias for the CCC!

Hello Everyone, hoping all is well with you and that you are enjoying your weekend.

Can hardly believe that two weeks have gone by and it's time for the Christmas Card Club Girls to share their latest cards.  This time around it's our lovely Mary who has chosen the theme and she would love to see Poinsettias or other Christmas Greenery. There is also the option of Anything Goes if you can't manage the chosen theme.

Poinsettia stamps I do have so that was what I used and I've made two cards;
This lovely image is from Woodware and I've stamped and heat embossed in white on to Kraft card, and coloured with pencils, matted on to black card and then on to a tartan paper from Papermainia. 

Another of my favourite Poinsettia images, this time from Papermainia, bought lots of years ago. I stamped and embossed in gold EP and to a background made with Oxides. I then built up the colour on the leaves with Zig watercolour pens. Heat embossed the sentiment and added  sequins and a few white spots around the image with a white pen.

I love Challenge Mary, so thanks for choosing it.

Thank you all for the lovely comments on my last card, always appreciated. Take care of yourselves and see you soon,

32 comments:

Christine Harrop said...

You'll never believe this Kate! I used this stamp to make a card for today then decided to leave it until another day to post. Wow, talk about great minds. Anyway, as you'll see in a couple of days mine looks completely different to yours. I really love the tartan paper. We must have been in the same mindset all those years ago because I have the second image too, although till you reminded me I had totally forgotten it. The background is fabulous!! Hope you are both well. Hugs Christine xx

Wendy L said...

I do love Poinsettias two gorgeous cards Kate, xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

The beautiful embossed edges on both images really makes them stand out as gorgeous focal points on your cards. Two lovely additions to your Christmas box Kate.
Lorraine

meg said...

Two beauties Kate, love the Woodware stamp, beautifully embossed and coloured with the perfect backing paper, gorgeous colours in the second card

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Kate, lovely cards, Woodware do make some great stamps, don't they? That stamp is truly superb. Great colouring,and the Oxide blending is lovely. Hugs, Shaz X

Mrs A. said...

I do love to see tartan on a Christmas card and this is lovely but my eye has been drawn to that second card with all those pretty colours.
Hugs Mrs A.

Jo said...

Wow, that'a 2 gorgeous card you've made! Especially love the 1st one....the white on kraft is beautiful & I LOVE the tartan paper! x

Marlene Atkinson said...

Gorgeous Poinsettias, may favourite is the 1st one with the white embossing on kraft card. Marlene

Marianne's Craftroom said...

The first is my fave, love white embossing

dutchess said...

Two beautiful cards Kate ...I must admit that Woodward stamp is a real cracker and your card is so lovely...I adore the kraft ...hope you are enjoying your weekend xxx

Mac Mable said...

Wow both cards so very different and both gorgeous. Love the kraft card, the way you coloured in those pretty poinsettias and the layering of the black card and the tartan. Stunning second card, so very beautiful and love the vibrancy of the colours you've used x

Anne said...

Two beautiful makes Kate, love poinsettias for Christmas cards
It's still miserable here but we have sun forecast for next week (hooray) so hopefully Spring may finally be here!
Anne x

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Kate, love the pretty poinsettias. The white embossing on the kraft is very effective.
Lorraine x

Carol said...

Two gorgeous cards Kate using very different techniques...love your oxide background. Carol x

cotnob said...

Beautiful card Kate, I love your gorgeous Poinsettias.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

rachel said...

Gorgeous cards Kate - lovely use of poinsettias... I am on catch up so off to see what I've missed. Hugs rachel x

MaryH said...

Kate you've done a superb job with this challenge, and I love both of these beautiful cards. The white embossing on the craft really emphasizes that pretty image and your fab coloring. And I'm admiring your zig skills as that is a wonderfully shaded flower in the center of the great brusho background. The white 'stars' add a nice feeling to what makes me think of either a marvelous dawn sky or an early evening sunset. Just really beautiful work on each card. Glad you enjoyed the challenge! I tried to think of a theme where people would have the supplies! TFS, Hugs and have a great week.

scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable both your cards, and especially love the first one with white embossed lines on to Kraft card, and then coloured with pencils. It's a technique that I want try! Your colouring is superb!

Rita said...

Two Stunning cards Kate. Love them both. Mine is going to be late as I have no access to my craftroom. Hugs Rita xxx

Mia said...

Both gorgeous cards, Kate. I love poinsettias. Kisses, my friend.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful cards Kate, you can't go past poinsettia flowers for a gorgeous Christmas card or even other time of year. xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

scrappymo! said...

Two beautiful cards, KAte. The first is so pretty on that lovely kraft. You obtained such depth to your colouring!

The second is so lovely and arty and inky! Love the background and the poinsettia is gorgeous!

Zoe Tant said...

WOW Kate these are both fab. Really stunning cards I love the embossing it looks fab. Zoe x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kate
Two stunning cards... love the Woodware one...
hugs Sylvie xx

Karen D. said...

Lovely cards Kate. I so wish I could get into getting them made early but I just can't seem to do it. We are back to winter and are in the middle of an ice storm ugh.
have a good wk.
x Karen

Linda Simpson said...

These are both gorgeous Kate, love poinsettias.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what very beautiful cards and their designs are so brilliantly created.
Love those wonderful stamps used and the background of the second is gorgeously created.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jennifer Johnston said...

Two beautiful Christmas cards Kate, both very different but both lovely. Would have great difficulty deciding which one I liked best, if I had to choose lol! Have a good week my friend and I hope the sun shines tomorrow, we all need some sun lol!
Hugs Jennifer xx.

pam said...

Two wonderful Christmas makes Kate.
Pam x

Valerija said...

Adorable cards! Gorgeous colours and I love the poinsettias!
Valerija xx

Sue said...

Kate, the poinsettias embossed in white look awesome. And your big one is beautiful also. Love these flowers, always have to buy one during the holidays.

Hugs
Sue

Mrs Duck said...

Hi Kate
A beautiful pair you have there(the cards).
Have to sat that the first one is particularly striking. Im not a kraft card fan but it looks just right here.
Ang x