Sunday, 21 October 2012

Pretty poinsettia

We always have a poinsettia at christmas......it's one of the things........like the scent of cinnamon and oranges.........that just says 'christmas' to me........sometimes I even manage to keep it alive for a few months!!
So I really love Lord Tim's poinsettia die.......and once the flowers were die cut.......this card was really simple to put together.
Though because the paper is a slightly shiny gold.......I found it really difficult to photograph.
The flower was cut out in a variety of papers and I used distress ink on the book paper.....layered it all up onto gold paper with some twine......and added a brad before layering it onto distressed card. 
A few challenges.....Christmas Stampin All Year and Sparkles want 'traditional'......Fussy and Fancy and One Stop Craft want 'anything'......and Totally Papercrafts want 'christmas'

25 comments:

Karen said...

Stunning, as always.

humel said...

Oh Jacky, that's lovely! Great use of a great die :)

Kathyk said...

TOTALLY fabulous Jacky - a gr8 die

Happy Sunday

Kathyk

Jane said...

a beautiful card.

Sian said...

That subtle gold adds a gloriously glamorous extra touch!

Karen said...

Love that die, and think you'll be making more stunning cards with it!

Denise said...

Lovely Jacky- I've just ordered that die x

Debbie said...

Beautiful card.Love the poinsetta die.Thanks for joining in with us over at Sparkles Christmas 'Traditional' challenge.Good luck.Hugs Debs x

Alison said...

What a lovely card....the poinsetta is gorgeous!
Alison xx

May said...

Gorgeous card, Love the poinsetta... the colours are Fabulous... Thank you for joining us at Fussy & Fancy.... May x

Ginger said...

jacky this is gorgeous!! i've not seen this die of tim's but think you have done a fabulous job in creating this card!

pinky said...

Love the newsprint and twine. Gorgeous card.

alexa said...

The paper gives the leaves lots of depth and texture - lovely!

Elizabeth said...

Using text paper for some of the petals is a great idea. This card is very different from the ones you make using stamps and layers.

Fabiola said...

hello, you card is too cute and so gorgeous, thanks to play with us at CSAYL, hope to see you soon, biz

Melissa said...

Beautiful card - I especially like the flower & how you've wrapped the twine.

* Shaz * said...

A brilliant card!

Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
Good luck in the draw

Shaz x

Jennifer Grace said...

This is such a beautiful card, I love the mix of pink and gold, and the twine looks fabulous! x

sue w. said...

This is a lovely christmas card and the poinsettia is beautiful. Love the colours too. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.
Hugs Sue W.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

hello there Jacky! I love this gorgeous card. how totally clever to punch out the text and shade it the same color as the cardstock. beautiful effect.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Oooh! I love the tinted text paper petals.
Rinda

susie said...

Love your use of text paper on the poinsettia - I have not used text before but must have a go. Thanks for joining us over at CSAYL xxx

Heather said...

So pretty! I bet that gold paper is gorgeous in real life. It is such a pain to try to photograph metallics. Your flower is beautiful too, the text is a nice touch. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your beautiful card.
luv
Debby

Becky said...

This is a really pretty card :)