Friday, 19 November 2010

Poinsettia Christmas and a promise not to mention how long to go.

Happy Friday everyone, here comes the weekend, hope things are good with you.

I've been playing with some Tim Holtz rock candy crackle glaze, this is definitely my new favourite. I used it on card first and liked it but then used it on copy paper and thought I'd messed up because as I watched, the paper curled furiously in front of my eyes. After it had dried and with a little gentle coaxing I got it to lay a little flatter and hey presto my poinsettias emerged I was really pleased with the way they turned out.
Marianne Creatables die for flowers.A little spun sugar distress ink on some of the bracts and Tim Holtz tissue tape and a stamp from Banana Frog for the Noel, it's the Retro Baubles set, on sale ATM and is mica powder on Versamark ink.
 The little silver balls I bought years ago at the NEC so they are pretty old.
Have a great weekend TTFN :0)

22 comments:

Rica said...

WOWEE MC - you really do make the most stunning cards. Your choice of colours and papers is fabulous and those poinsettias are simply beautiful.
hugs Heather xx

Debbie Dolphin said...

so gorgeous and elegant
have a fab weekend
love debbie xxx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Another beautiful card MC - isn't it great to experiment with crafty stuff and produce something wonderful (just like you did here)!! The flowers are gorgeous, and I like the "alternative" Xmas colour scheme too. Hope all is welll with you and yours. Have a great weekend - Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, I can't believe that is copy paper! I love the effect of the rock candy crackle glaze. That's a tongue-twister! The tissue tape is fabulous, too, and now I'm regretting taking it out of my shopping cart. ;)

Tejal said...

Absolutely gorgeous...love those poinsettias...they look so soft and cute and fluffy!! well fluffy may not be the right word..but sure looks like it!
have a great weekend!

Tejal

Spardha said...

beautiful card!.. the flowers are gorgeous and the glaze looks fab! :)

Kristel said...

A gorgeous card! Love the way you used the papers!
Hugs Kristel

Junie said...

WOW I love this card it is so so elegant !! Have always wanted to use crackle glaze but never plucked up the courage LOL !!! your poinsettias are truly fantastic !!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love the colour combination and your Poinsettia's are stunning, such a subtle colour, reminds me of those pink tinged ones you get from the garden centres. The black and pink are very striking. Tracy Evans xx

Virág Éva said...

Wow!!!!Beautiful card!

Doreen said...

This is stunning.xxx

chris said...

wow this is very elegant and beautiful love it so very much. hope you are ok love chris xx

Pops x said...

Gorgeous creation love the colours and fab papers, big hugs love Pops x

joanne wardle said...

gorgeous card, love the finishing touch of the silver balls!

nicolet said...

This card is gorgeous!! I love the papers that you using!
hugs Nicolet

Jules said...

Wow .. .. this is fantastic.

I love EVERYTHING!!!!

The colours in the poinsettia against the dark background are just awesome.

Great work.

Thanks for not mentioning how long there is to go!!! LOL!!!

Love Jules xx

Spyder said...

The flowers are fabulous, lovely card!

((Lyn))

Linda Robinson said...

What a great card.. I love everything about it.
Those Poinsettia are gorgeous. Hope you had a great weekend my friend.. Hugs, Linda

Gibmiss said...

Hi
Gorgeous ...Gorgeous card ....love it
hugs
sylvie
xxx

joey said...

WOW this is so striking and so elegant. Joey xx

Annie said...

I love those flowers! they are so pretty and the little touch of pink really makes them stand out. I must try out some of that crackle paint - I've been meaning too for a while and now I see what you have made I'll definitely be getting some!
hugs, annie x

Sue A said...

I like the black and pink theme especially the very pale poinsettias.
Very pretty card!!!
Sue xx