This was the Christmas card that I made for my mum this year, she loves poinsettias and has quite green fingers when keeping them successfully from one year to the next.
I thought I'd make an easel card to show off this lovely Craft Creations decoupage image.
I layered the tartan paper from Craft Sensations on to glitter card for a beautiful sparkling border and used metallic gold card for the rest of the mats and to cut my Britannia Die sentiment. Grossgrain ribbon from stash.
I hope you all had a lovely time celebrating the season, I'd like to say a big thank you for all the gorgeous handmade Christmas cards and wishes that I received and hope that you're looking forward to a Happy and Healthy New Year.
We're feeling rather stuffed after over indulging on all the festive fayre, why do we do this every year? We had family to celebrate with us over the two days and I always cook and provide more food than is needed, still hubby doesn't mind turkey sandwiches and mini sausage rolls to pack-up for work so it's all good.
I've been having a quiet 'me' day today as he's gone back to work and the house is quiet and empty after all the hub-bub earlier this week.
Had a catch-up on emails and blogs (although I still have more to visit) and a browse through the crafty sales that have started today and find that I actually don't 'need' anything! :)
I'll leave you with a little card that I made using another fun 3D decoupage sheet from Craft Creations. I added a little white glitter to it and left it at that.
Today it is the turn of Team 2 to showcase their projects for our 'Mega Christmas Challenge' at Passion For Promarkers.
Now regular visitors to my blog and the challenge blog will know that there are lots of sponsors and lots of prizes for this month long challenge every year. So to be in with a chance of winning something you must get out your Winsor Newton (formerly Letraset) Markers, state where you have used them on your project and follow the theme, which is.....
Add A Sentiment
...now, how easy is that?
Here is my card for your inspiration, both design teams have taken part this time, Team 1 showcased their projects when the challenge started on December 5th and Team 2 are showcasing theirs today so you still have plenty of time to enter the challenge.
I've created a 'Z' - fold card using this gorgeous stamp and some of the products that I won last month from Daisy Mae Stamp Designs
Here it is closed...
...and a close-up of this fabulous stamp
which I coloured with my Promarkers of course.
Image - Stamp from Daisy Mae Stamp Designs
Coloured with Promarkers
Papers, metal snowflakes and ribbon won from Daisy Mae Stamp Designs
Dies Used - Yvonne Creations Holly Jolly Nesting Frame, Precious Marieke Winterfun Border, Joy Crafts Merry Christmas, Tonic Festive Signpost, Scalloped Squares and Cheery Lynn Snowflakes.
Thank you for the lovely comments on my mixed media card that I shared with you a couple of days ago. While I had the paints and messy playtime stuff out on my desk I thought I would finally have a go at decorating one of the wooden fairy doors from The Works that had been sitting waiting patiently on my shelf for months!
I decided to make it in to a Christmas project.
After removing the hinges and latch I set about painting the frame with two tones of green Pebeo paint and the door with a red DecoArt paint that came free with a magazine recently. The base was painted with white acrylic and then I added snowballs from Anna Marie Designs using 3D Schnee glue, once this was dry I gave the whole thing a spray coat of Spray & Sparkle - Pearl Diamond from Crafters Companion. It now has a durable top coat and beautiful shimmer all over, I hope you can see this in the photo's. The wooden 'Christmas' word, which I picked up from my trip to the N.E.C. this year, was given a coat of gold paint and also a coating of sparkle spray. Both the wooden snowflakes have been in my stash for some time and these were heat embossed with white and then a silver sparkle embossing powder.
After re-assembling the hinges and latch I set about creating a wreath from a Martha Stewart frond punch, some tiny red pearls, a teeny tiny bell and a new Tonic word die.