Saturday, 31 March 2018

March Rudolph Day's Challenge!

Hello and welcome to my blog - thank you so much for visiting me, I appreciate it so much!  I hope you are having a lovely Easter weekend!

A Christmas card today:



There is lots of gold shine on the lovely (free with a magazine) backing paper but you can't see it in the photo.  The poinsettia is made using a Creative Expressions die set cut from snippets of white card then while still in the die, I inked through with red Distress Ink and glued the layers together then to the panel.  The sentiment was free with a magazine and stamped with red Versafine.  I added gold Stickles to the centre of the poinsettia and to the sentiment for some sparkle and also some Sakura Clear Stardust pen to the red veins on the poinsettia and the letters of the sentiment for added glimmer.  I wish it showed up better in the photo, sorry.  I made two of these cards and two in a slightly different colourway but didn't finish in time to blog the different colour option.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Scrappy Mo's March Rudolph Day's Challenge - Anything Christmas.
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Christmas and Use Flowers.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.

Thank you again for visiting me and have a fabulous weekend.  Take care.  Christine xxx

21 comments:

Deanne Saunders said...

Lovely card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

LesleyG said...

Congratulations on using your freebies, and also making a lovely card. Can imagine the extra sparkle, happy RD xxx

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Crafts All Year Round - hope you'll join us again in April.

Helen x

Redanne said...

The beautiful poinsettia is a perfect match for that paper and I can imagine how beautiful it looks in real life. I never think to use papers that come with magazines, so well done you for using them and some snippets too! I hope you are both having a lovely Easter weekend. Big hugs my friend, Anne xxx

Anita in France said...

So rich and festive, Chris ... and such lovely layering of that delicate poinsettia! Wishing you a Happy and Blessed Easter! Hugs, Anita :)

Sue - said...

Fabulous card Chris, very opulent!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like this card. This is a pretty poinsettia with the red veins on the white flower.

Anne said...

Fabulous card Chris, love the non traditional Christmas colours for a change
Happy Easter to you
Anne x

Darnell said...

We'll have to use our imaginations - which luckily we have - to "see" all the schparkle from the gold in your pretty poinsettia design, Chris! I love it!! Hugs, Darnell

Marina said...

Lovely, elegant card.

scrappymo! said...

This card looks great here and after reading your post, it sounds like in has lots of shimmer and shine IRL.

Love the way you inked the poinsettia die cut aThanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge.s that red veining looks so good.

Jackie said...

And there have been a few days recently when one could believe that it is Christmas rather than April. Roll on the Spring weather! Nevertheless, you card is lovely, Chris. The poinsettia looks wonderful. And, you are just so organised! Jx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Chris, what a lovely card indeed!.. shame isn’t it when gold etc doesn’t shine in photos, great work.
Thanks for sharing and for popping over too!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Sandee Setliff said...

Love the card! It's fabulous!

chrissie said...

A terrific card and an early start for Christmas

Love Chrissie xx

Mandy said...

Wonderful card Christine! I love the die cut flower, it's just perfect with the papers.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Mia said...

Wow, Chris! Your card is perfect!!!!!!!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi Chris! I love this beautiful Christmas card! The background is absolutely amazing and the fact that it came free in a magazine is wonderful. I love the poinsettia and everything about your lovely card. Happy April, my friend!

Scrapmate said...

I read on the Craft Barn blog that you've not been well recently. Hope you're feeling better now. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog.

Fliss said...

Playing catch up Chris and really love this, great background for the pretty poinsettia which looks so striking against it.
Wish I was this organised as no cards from me yet!
Fliss xx

Jannet said...

A gorgeous and elegant Christmas card Chris, a beautiful pointsetta! Hope all is well with you xx