Thursday 13 December 2012

Poinsettia Wreath

Each year I try to make a special Christmas card for my Mum and also Aunties and Uncles and this is what I've made for them this year.  The red poinsettias were made using Spellbinder dies and the smaller white ones were cut using a Marianne Creatables die.  After cutting the red poinsettia layers the edges of the petals were sponged with Stampin' up's Cherry Cobler ink and the different layers were attached using foam pads.  The centre was made using crystal dot peel offs.  The white poinsettias were layered flat and glittered with diamond Stickles glitter glue.  The centre for this one was cut using a die from another set of Marianne Creatables dies.

For the greenery a Quickutz holly leaf die was used to cut leaves from Stampin' up's old olive card and then the tips of the leaves were sponged with old olive ink.  The holly berries were made using a ringbinder punch and red glittered card made using Stampin' up's heat and stick on red card with red glitter. The fern leaves were punched using a Leone Em punch.

The sentiment was created on the computer and then it and the backing layers were cut using plain and scalloped nestabilities circle dies.  For the backing layers Kanban's Happy Christmas card was used and a holographic spot card bought from Create and Craft.  The final embellishments were a couple of brads, a bow and some self adhesive pearls to represent mistletoe berries.

Thanks for reading today
Liz xx

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
ABC Christmas Challenge "Y" - Favourite Punch or Die  (Spellbinders Poinsettia Dies)
Crafting for All Seasons Challenge 42 - Green and Red plus Glitter/Sparkle
Diva's by Design Challenge 65 - Use Some Red
The Perfect Sentiment Challenge 59 - Anything Goes W/Christmas
Anything Goes Challenge 82 - Traditional Colours
Emerald Faeries Challenge 38 - Christmas 
Celebrate the Occasion Challenge 92 - Christmas (must use a punch)
Deep Ocean Challenge 40 - So this is Christmas
Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge 94 - Holiday Spirit
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 91 - Christmas
Crafty Boots Challenge - Christmas
Kaboodles Doodles Challenge 149 - Use Red
Paper Playtime Challenge 90 - Christmas Colours
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge 69 - Red, Green and Choice
Christmas Card Challenges Week #2 - Die Cuts
Dream Valley Challenge 47 - Christmas
Joanna Sheen Challenge - With Love at Christmas
Ribbon Girl December Challenge - Ho Ho Ho
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 137 - Red and Green
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 77 - I Love Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge - Christmas Projects 
Make It Monday - Anything Goes


  1. Beautiful, thanks for playing @ CTO!

  2. WOW! This is certainly a very special card Liz. I love the deep red poinsettias mixed with the smaller white ones. The whole design is stunning.


  3. This is gorgeous, such a lot of work and great attention to detail.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  4. This is just gorgeous! Those pointsettias are absolutley beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment!!

  5. Love the Wreath Liz, makes a gorgeous card. Carolxx

  6. so stunning liz.really fabulous design.your wreath is beautiful :D

    xx coops xx

  7. Oh wow, gorgeous card. Fabulous design and fantastic wreath.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Merry Christmas.


  8. A fabulous card - the wreath is gorgeous.

    Please visit my blog as I have something for you.

    Kath x

  9. Gorgeous!!!! ...thanks for playing along with us at DCD! Lee-Ann :)

  10. Stunning card! Your wreath is BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox & Friends this week!

  11. Love the poinsettias. I have that die too love it. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  12. Hello - thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl challenge, the wreath card is amazing, hugs Mary G x

  13. AWESOME job! Just... WOW! Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again. Hugs
    Anna xxx

  14. Absolutely beautiful...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
    Wendy xx

  15. wow lush card LOVE all those poinsettia's! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge and also ABC Christmas Challenge too! Samantha :0)

  16. Pretty poinsettia wreath!!!!
    Thanks for joining us at CTO this week!

  17. Oh! Wow! This is so beautiful hunnie, love all your gorgeous poinsettias... just stunning!
    Thank you for sharing with us this week at 'Make it Monday'...
    and Merry Christmas!

  18. Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at CTO this week!

  19. very pretty card, thanks for joining Kaboodle Doodle

  20. Fantastic card and Poinsettia Liz.. Saw this on MIM..Loz

  21. so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at CTO

  22. This comment has been removed by the author.

  23. I saw your card on the Make It Monday Linky Party and had to pop over to see it in more detail. This is just beautiful, Liz! I have wanted the Spellbinders Poinsettia die since the first time I saw it but with money being very tight this year, it had to wait. I'm sure your mum and other family members were in awe when they opened their cards.

  24. I saw this on Make it Monday and had to see more details. It is a very pretty card. How big is it? You must have done a lot of work on this.

  25. Congratulations Liz you've been hand picked as one of our top 5 over at Fussy and Fancy. Please pop over to the challenge blog to pick up your top 5 badge.

    Merry Crafty Christmas

    xx Sazzle xx

  26. Hi Liz
    Another super stunning card of yours I am taking a closer look at from MIM. I absolutely love/adore the wreath you created as the focal point!
    Michaela xx

  27. Fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Merry Christmas!
    Helen x

  28. This is absolutely fabolous. Love how you've made a wreath out of those gorgeous poinsettas. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  29. Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas.
    Have a very happy holiday.
    Carissa :)

  30. Stunning card. I love the poinsettia wreath design.
    Thanks for joining us over at the Joanna Sheen Challenge.
    Lorraine x