Friday, November 09, 2018

Winter Flowers and Foliage

How are you diddling?  Well, I hope 
We have a bright sunny day here in Hertfordshire, but apparently that's going to change later on.
I'm still getting nowhere with this 'getting ready for Christmas' lark, somehow I just can't find any enthusiasm for it just yet.  To date, I've not bought a single present!  I need to kick myself into action or it'll all go pear-shaped!
Anyway. on to this week's Daring Cardmakers' challenge, which, once I'd actually managed to create a background I had a lot of fun with

After much faffing and changing my mind about what to put behind the flowers, I ended up using designs from a couple of download paper sets on this card.  The gorgeous wood effect one is from Grepic and the pale silver-grey snowflake design is from The Lovely Studio.
The poinsettias were a given, really.  I probably have too many Poinsettia die sets, I have at least 4 and I admit, that is probably too many.  Probably, but not definitely! You do need enough sets to be sure you have the right size petals for any project, after all!
It's a bit of a die-fest actually, so I won't list every single one I used - if you see something you like in the picture and want to know who makes it, give me a shout in the comments and I'll get back to you!  

Digital paper designs, printed onto white Bazzill card:
Woodgrain backing paper  White Wood Textures by Grepic
Snowflake backing paper  Snowberry by The Lovely Studio
Other card:
Plain white card blank
Red and gold card, Red gloss card for berries and sentiment
Various green card scraps for foliage
Foliage dies inc. pine sprigs, holly, other leaves
Sentiment die set, I think is from CraftstashUK 
Tiny pine cone
Cinnamon stick 
Glitter Berries
Gold ribbon
Shiny red beads
Glamour Dust
Yellow Flower Stamens, glitter dipped!

The ribbon and large berries came gleaned from old Christmas Crackers - it's important to scavenge for treasure from crackers, gift wrapping etc!

That's it for today, thank you so much for coming to visit - leave a message and I'll be sure to visit your own blog to return the favour!
Happy Crafting


Jane Stillman said...

Love the backing paper and gorgeous frame which sets off the sentiment and poinsettias brilliantly - gorgeous card. I haven't bought any presi's yet and I've only made 7 cards!!!

Sylvia Ames said...

Your winter flowers and foliage look amazing Kathy, love the backing papers and sentiment.

Sylv xx

Laine said...

Stunning and so elegant!

Jackie Trinder said...

Wow Kathy this is a stunning card I love it. The foliage and the flowers are gorgeous. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Great sentiment and I love those flowers

Katie Lamb said...

Gorgeous card and love the flowers

Angelnorth said...

Beautiful special-looking Christmas card Kathy, the filigree frame is perfect with the cluster of flowers!

Shabneez said...

A stunning creation - you are the Queen of Flowers Kathy! Shabneez x