Saturday 19 November 2016

I'm Hosting this weeks challenge at Just Us Girls

I am hosting this weeks challenge over at
Just Us Girls for our Colour Week.
Most of you know my favourite colour is Purple
and I love to combine it with Teal.
Since it is close to Christmas I chose  Gold
as the third colour.
I love making non traditional coloured Christmas cards
(and that is what I went with)
I couldn't not make a Christmas card without pulling out
my favourite Poinsettia die from Spellbinders.
Now I have NEVER seen a poinsettia the colours I chose
but what the heck! It's different.
My card base is white.
My first layer is embossed with an old Cuttlebug
Christmas embossing folder.
Cutting a piece of DP from American Crafts with
Spellbinder Labels 20 I attached that adding
ribbon and a small strip from a Starform sticker.
My berries and holly were cut out from Kaisercraft dies
I bought while on holidays (vacation)
The Merry Christmas die is also new for me and from Lawn Fawn.
Now on to THAT poinsettia -
I covered a sheet of card stock with spritzed
Tim Holtz Mermaid Lagoon and Wilted Violet
and touches of Blue Moonstone Sparkle Medium
then cut out the pieces for the flower.
There were some white bits showing so covered that with
Tim Holtz Milled Lavender.
Added some Inka Gold around the edges
and touched up with Wink of Stella
for a little more sparkle.
Finished with some dew drops.
Sorry for the long posting. Hope you had a coffee
while reading it.
Now you need to pop over to
Our Blog to check out our November
Guest - Cecile and my Talented Team Mates creations.
Then I hope you will play with us this week.
You could be chosen as our Chic of the Week
and in the running for Guest Designer in January 2017.
PS It can be any type of card as long as it has
just those 3 colours (with neutrals accepted)
Thanks so much for dropping in


Mimi said...

This is so cool and eye-catching *because* of the unique poinsettia! I, too, love non-traditional holiday cards, and you definitely elicit that xmas feeling wth this one!

Chris Dring said...

Ina, what a gorgeous card! And oh my goodness! That flower! Absolutely STUNNING!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Pretty use of the colors! Your flower is amazing

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so beautiful and I love how you used the poinsettia die with that gorgeous paper. Awesome color combination.

Kathy Krug said...

I love that poinsettia. paired with the gold and the beautiful border cut, and pretty script greeting. Gorgeous.

Lisa Kind said...

Great color choice this week! I LOVE your poinsettia! What a great technique to use for it! Beautiful card.

Nancy said...

Love your colors this week Ina! Great card too! Your flower is amazing!

Bobby said...

These are not colors I would normally put together, Ina, but the way you've combined them on that poinsettia is gorgeous.

Judy Woodland said...

Oh, Ina, this is beyond stunning. I absolutely LOVE that poinsettia...those colors just make my mouth water...ha ha!!!! The way you have done this is just genius!!!! Well done, and great challenge this week!!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

What a beautiful design! I love that flower and the touches of gold. Awesome choice of colors for our challenge this week!

Maria said...

What a fantastic Christmas card using such non-traditional colors! Nicely done!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous poinsettia, I LOVE the colours! xx