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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Christmas Card Club–Poinsettias


Don't panic it isn't a fortnight since our last Christmas Card Club challenge, only a week has past, but to ensure the challenges fall right nearer to Christmas an extra one has been popped in here!!! The challenge to incorporate Poinsettias was set by Karen B. Thanks for a lovely traditional challenge.            . 

I've fallen back on my trusty favourite Christmas set of Watercolour Winter.  It's a retired set and I nearly sold it to a customer, but I'm so pleased she changed her mind as I really value it and love what you can create with it!  I'm hoping something similar, but different arrives in the next seasonal Stampin' Up! UK catalogue in September. 

I've stamped my Poinsettias with Versamark onto vellum card stock  and then added gold embossing powder, heated it and then flipped over the image to colour the reverse with cherry cobbler marker pen.  I also found that if I used my blender pen it was easier to add more colour and make sure it didn't look blotchy.  I carefully cut out the flowers and also the centre of one to add some depth on my front flower.  I didn't colour the flower centres, but used some pearls which I coloured with my gold pen (I'm hoping these come back again too Stampin' Up! UK please!)  to keep the golden theme.  The greenery is also from Watercolour Winter which is stamped in always artichoke, soft suede and early espresso.  It's a two-step stamp set so you get to highlight the images if you wish which I've done in the case of the pine cones. 

A cherry cobbler sentiment from Christmas Messages and a very gentle 'smudge' around the edge of my whisper white card stock base in crumb cake finishes off what I hope you agree is an elegant Christmas card!

Enjoy your bank holiday weekend.

Zx

Challenges
Crafty Hazelnut's Extra Christmas Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Something beginning with b - bling, bauble.... Pearls!?!
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes
Speedy Fox and Friends - Flowers

35 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, Zoe! The layered vellum poinsttias look fabulous on your lovely card!

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  2. This is so lovely Zoe. Vellum poinsettias seem to be the theme this time. Yours are really pretty and I love the stamping behind. Christine xx

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    1. Yes the vellum has been a popular choice amongst us, but still amazing how different all the cards are even with such a distinct theme. Zx

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  3. Hi Zoe
    Fabulous card... Stunning .....
    I come from Coventry Zoe ... Next door to Kenilworth....
    Thanks for joining us at Completely Christmas....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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    1. Me too Sylvie and went to school in Kenilworth. Small world really! Thanks for your kind words. Zx

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  4. Adorable Design Thank you for joining us at Completely Christmas it is much appreciated without you we would have no challenge, I do hope you will join us again for another fab challenge nest week…. Good luck in the draw…
    Hugs
    Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas
    Xx

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    1. Thank you Sue. I hope to try again in the future.

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  5. Zoe that stamp is fab....let's keep fingers crossed for something similar this year.....the poinsettia looks perfect with the pine branches and cones a real Christmassy card! xxxxx

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    1. Thanks Margaret. I really hope something like this comes in again!

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  6. looks beautiful - really love the stamps - fabulous cards xx

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  7. Flowers please Well we did put up the challenge how beautiful TFS Speedy TV......Lis

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  8. Gorgeous card Zoe, love your vellum poinsettias and great design. Carol x

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  9. A beautiful card Zoe, those vellum poinsettias are very effective.
    Lorraine

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  10. Hi Lorraine thanks for popping by and your kind remarks.

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  11. Your vellum poinsettia is gorgeous. Love the colouring hugs Mrs a. (CCC).

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  12. Those vellum poinsettias are stunning! Love the cherry cobbler with the gold...so very rich looking. Like the way you've placed the flowers over the pine branch. Gorgeous card. TFS & Hugs

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    1. Thanks Mary. I love cherry cobbler it's such a fab Christmas shade of red.

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  13. What a beautiful and elegant Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at MFP's Speedy Fox & Friends!

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    1. Thank you Kathy. I hope to visit your challenge again soon.

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  14. Hi Zoe - this is gorgeous, I was wondering whether to stamp my poinsettias on vellum but have never managed to do it properly. I either miss bits out or everything curls too much, so I stuck to my dies - lol!! These look totally amazing and have really made you card stand out.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

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  15. I know what you mean Sue, but someone gave me a tip recently and said do to the front what you do to the back, ie heat the back and the front and it seems to help with reducing curling. Thanks for your kind words. Zx

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  16. Gorgeous card Zoe! Love the stamps you used on the base card, have serious stamp envy lol! Beautiful card Karen x

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    1. I think that it a common problem, if only we could have every stamp we wanted Karen! Thank you for visiting.

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  17. Sorry I'm late in commenting. Your card is super for Karen's poinsettia challenge for CCC. Thanks also for entering Completely Christmas and both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

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    1. THank you Hazel. Glad to support your fab challenges again.

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  18. WOW!This is stunningly elegant, Zõe! The poinsettias a fab... super fab. This card doesn't need much t make it special. LOVE it!
    hugs, Asha

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  19. Gorgeous !!! Sorry I'm late commenting, hugs xx

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    1. No worries Lizzie I've been late on some too! Better late than never and thank you.

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  20. beautiful :) So glad you joined us for our CHNC challenge extra this month

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