It is time for another challenge for Team B at Through The Craft Room Door
The sponsor for this challenge is Beccy's Place
There is a prize of $10 to spend on digital images from the store for the lucky winner.
It is no secret to anyone who follows my blog that I adore Beccy's images and have worked with them many times both for design teams and my own pleasure.
I decided to work with the main image and a sentiment from the Poinsettias Set. I think I must be changing as I get older as I used to hate Poinsettias with a vengeance, I don't really know why as I love flowers but couldn't stand these. Paul's Grandma always used to have them and they lasted for months. As I have got older I can see that they are a welcome bit of colour in the dull Winter months.
Anyhoo, when I was looking at Beccy's images I went into my own wishlist and instantly knew this cluster and sentiment would make a lovely Christmas card for a lovely old couple who live a few doors down. They love my cards and still have a butterfly card I made for them a few months ago on display so I know this will be well received by them.
I have coloured the image with Promarkers adding lots of shading in different tones. I added a very pale yellow border around it as I knew I was going to cut it out. There is so much detail in the image I felt it better to leave a small border around the intricate areas to make it pop out better against the card background.
I used the latest sketch 244 from Feeling Sketchy for the layout and rotated it to suit my purpose.
I knew when I looked at the image I had the perfect die for the background which is Festive Flowers from Crafter's Companion. It is really intricate and cut in gold sparkly card it is a lovely compliment to the image. I added a red background paper to the card front and then the die cut. The ribbon I have had for a couple of years and not used before. It kind of started off the whole idea of this card.
You know how every now and again you can 'see' exactly how the card will turn out? This was one of those except I had intended to use green paper for the card base. The flowers didn't really pop like I thought they would so I changed it to a darker red and it looked much better.
The sentiment has been added to some more of the gold card and raised on 3d foam squares as well as the image. Finally I added 3 large gold pearls to the top left hand corner and 2 differing sizes to the centre of the flowers.
Our challenges at Through the Craft Room Door are always Anything Goes so easy to enter. I hope you will join us.
Card Details -
Size - A5
Image - Poinsettias Set by Beccy's Place
Dies - Festive Flowers by Crafter's Companion
Colouring Medium - Promarkers
Embellishments - ribbon, self adhesive pearls
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)
- 613 Avenue Create – #235 Anything Goes / Sentiment is the Focus
- A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – Anything Goes
- A Place to Start – Flowers
- ABC Christmas Challenge – O is for Over The Top
- All Fun Challenges - #12 Anything Goes
- Allsorts - #581-582 Flowers All Over
- Arty Divas - #27 Anything Goes
- Beccy’s Place - Anything Goes
- CD Sunday Plus - # 40 Anything Goes
- Christmas 24 - #14 Ribbon and/or buttons
- Colour Crazy Challenge - # 29 Anything Goes
- Country View Challenges – Do What Makes You Happy (making Christmas cards & Colouring)
- Crafting Happiness - #59 Anything Goes
- Crafty Calendar Challenge – Add A Ribbon
- Crafty Catz - #516 Anything Goes
- Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge - #500 Anything Goes/Use Twine or Ribbon
- Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper - Any Patterned Paper
- Crafty Sentiments Designs – Anything Goes
- Createful Heart Design - #22 Anything Goes
- Creative Craft Cottage - #131 Add A Flower/Flowers
- Creative Moments - #195 Anything Goes
- Cute Card Thursday - #644 Christmas in July
- Die Cut Divas – Christmas in July
- Digi Choosday - #30 Anything Goes
- Feeling Sketchy - #244 Sketch for layout
- I Love Promarkers - #415 Anything Goes
- Lemon Shortbread - #125 Anything Goes
- Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #138 Christmas in July Week 4
- Love To Scrap - #135 Anything Goes
- Mix It Up Challenge - #39 Anything Goes
- Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
- Penny’s Challenge - #476 Anything Goes
- Polkadoodles - #30 Anything Goes
- Sweet Stampin’ – Christmas in July
- The Crafting Challenge – Bright Colours
- The Creative Crafters - #30 Anything Goes
- Time Out Challenges - #166 Peaceful
- We Love 2 Create - #8 Anything Goes
- Word Art Wednesday - #448-449 Anything Goes
Beautiful poinsettia card, the ribbon is especially beautiful, thank you for joining in at Crafty CalendarReplyDelete
Your card is lovely. You have coloured the image perfectly xReplyDelete
hugs sally x
thanks for the thumbs up on entering my card into a challenge without using one of their stamps!
hugs sally x
This is a gorgeous card Mandy, your neighbours are very lucky!ReplyDelete
Your colouring is perfect and I love the addition of the die, and the ribbon is stunning.
Thank you for sharing your fabulous card with us.
CD Sunday Plus DT
Wonderful cards! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!ReplyDelete
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator
Lovely poinsettia themed card! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!ReplyDelete
A beautiful Poinsettia creation, thanks so much for sharing and joining in with our 'Flowers all Over' theme at Allsorts challenge.ReplyDelete
Hi this is a stunning Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards Challenge Blog July Anything Goes Challenge. Hugs Jackie DTReplyDelete
Beautiful card and sentiment. Thank you for joining us at I Love Promarkers Blog ChallengeReplyDelete
Best Wishes Lisa xx
Beautiful Christmas card Mandy love the poinsettias and hessian ribbon.Thank you for joining us at A Place To StartReplyDelete
Carol DT x
I often 'see' a card idea in my head only for it to not look quite right in real life. Glad that you found a solution as the card is great.ReplyDelete
CD Sunday Plus DT.
Very festive, Mandy. Let me be the first one to tell you Merry Christmas this year. :) Thank you so much for playing along at my Crafting Happiness Challenge this week. Hope you’ll link up again! Don’t forget to click LIKE on the entries you love. You can LIKE more than one and your own. The project with the most likes will be featured with the Top Picks on Sunday.ReplyDelete
Crafting Happiness Challenges, (Always Anything Goes), Challenge Blog Owner
Let’s Craft & Create, (Anything Goes + Option), Design Team Member
Try Stampin’ On Tuesday, (Stamping not required), Design Team Member
Pause Dream Enjoy, Personal Craft Blog
Such a lovely card with those poinsettias - your bio made me laugh - Oh to be 48 again lol! Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas ChallengeReplyDelete
Such a pretty card. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.ReplyDelete
Hugs from Arty Divas DT Kim
Pretty Christmas card. Thanks for sharing over at Colour crazy (and Crafty Catz, Crafty Sentiments, Word art Wednesday gd)ReplyDelete
Beautiful card! Lovely colouring of those pretty poinsettias. The gold details make it look very elegant as well. Thank you for sharing your talent with us at CRAFTY CATZ. Best of luck! NickReplyDelete
Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin. Pat K xxReplyDelete
A lovely card. I can see how the ribbon gave you an idea for a card, very pretty. Thank you for sharing with us.ReplyDelete
CD Sunday Plus DT
Thank you for sharing at 'Flowers all over' challenge at Allsorts.
Your card is fabulous Mandy, you've done a brilliant job with the design. I agree that the dark red background works beautifully with the image, which you've coloured perfectly. I really like the idea of adding a yellow border to give a little bit of warmth and glow to the flowers. I also like that you've thought about who you're gifting it to as you make it, personal creations are always a little more special. Well done!ReplyDelete
Beautiful card, I love red, green and gold together. Thank you for sharing at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Hope to see you again!ReplyDelete
Mandy, I feel just like you about poinsettias. I love looking at them in design and they do mean Christmas but I used to dread being given one in a pot. I feel the same about hydrangeas.ReplyDelete
You have made a great card.
CD Sunday Plus DT
Beautiful design and gorgeous card,ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining us
CD Sunday plus DT
Beautifully crafted project! I love Poinsettias! Thanks for your wonderful submission to our challenge at 613 Avenue Create!ReplyDelete
Chana Malkah, Owner
This is awesome! Thank you for playing along at Penny's Challenges.ReplyDelete
What a joyful festive card!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenges, and I hope you will join us again soon.
I love poinsettias and your card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing on Digi Choosday! DeezyReplyDelete
Lovely card. Thanks for playing along with us at Feeling Sketchy.ReplyDelete
Lovely work. Thank you for joining the Feeling Sketchy challenge, A Bit More Time to Craft extra challenge, Colour Crazy, Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge and Not Just Cards. Hope to see you again next time.ReplyDelete
very festive, I like it. Thank you for joining the challenge at Feeling Sketchy.ReplyDelete
Such a feative card. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.ReplyDelete
Great card ! Thank you so much for joining us in our July challenge over at Country View Challenges!ReplyDelete
So out od time; I;m enjoying the summer...but great use of classic elements! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!ReplyDelete
LOVE the rich colours and all your layers of pretty poinsettias, a delightful design!
Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck with your entry :)
Beautifully coloured and put together.ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog.
Beautiful creation! I love your use of poinsettia!ReplyDelete
Thanks for playing at I Love Promarkers Challenge.
Beautiful card. All your elements work so well together. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card! Thanks you for joining with us at Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge. Good luck with your entryReplyDelete
This is so pretty, and I love the touch of gold. Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Susie (DT) 1stFloorFlat xoxoReplyDelete