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Sunday, 11 August 2013

Warm Winter Wishes!?

Hello friends
Yes, in the midst of Summer I'm sharing a Christmas card! 
But whatever time of year it is I cannot resist Layered Poinsettia.
This is a ODW card (One Die Wonder) - just the one die set used on this project.
You can easily see the main Poinsettia but the fancy edging ...yes that is 
the tips of the Poinsettia petals.
It is always interesting to see what you can achieve with one die set.

In case you fancy making a nice early start on your Christmas card (I know I should!)
I've got a stock of Christmas dies in my Amazon shop or please feel free to 
get in touch by email - christine.emberson@blueyonder.co.uk

This is my last scheduled post - the next one should be me back home and 
telling you all about my trip! 
Take care friends.

32 comments:

Linda said...

very beautiful card
hugs Linda

Rita said...

Good Morning Christine. Your card looks so elegant and classy. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Wilma Brown said...

Shows what can be done with one die. Love the poinsettia die and use it with felt on Christmas cards. Be great to have you back bet you enjoyed your working holiday in Arizona.

Wilma x x x

Chris said...

Hi Christine,
Great card, I have this set too and you cannot fail to make a good card with this die for Christmas, especially if lacking inspiration and you have an enormous amount of cards to make.
Chris X

Rosie said...

Lovely card. I like the ODW ideas. Have a good journey home.

Janice said...

Hi Christine
This is a lovely card, very elegant looking. I also have this die set and enjoy using it throughout the year....not just for Christmas!
Hope you've had a fun week, looking forward to hearing all about it and seeing our photos.
Janice x

Lacelady said...

Love the ODW Christine. I've also bookmarked John's blog and had a clear out of those I used to visit every day, but they just stayed the same for days on end. Have a safe journey home.

Mary by the Sea said...

Good morning Christine, the card is really lovely. I know I should be thinking about Christmas cards but keep putting it off.

I'm sure that although you have had a great time in Arizona you will be happy to get home to the family.

Safe journey, Mary xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Gorgeous card. I too love the poinsettia dies, they are so handy all year round. Have a safe journey home. Take care.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Christine,
Lovely card, like the idea of the ODW
interesting to see what you can come up with. Yes the poinsettia die is a must made a lot of cards with the flowers cut from velvet paper they looked great.
Looking forward to seeing your photos of your trip.
Lydia
X

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine, Love this card, Really like the ODW.
Have a safe journey home. Take care. x.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, A beautiful card, I would never have thought the poinsettia points were the edge, brilliant idea.
I hope you have a safe journey home, I'm sure the boys and Mum and Dad will be so glad to have you home.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Christine,love the ODW idea and today's card is so elegant. I keep telling myself that I ought to start my Christmas cards to avoid the panic later,but haven't managed it yet! Have a safe journey home I'm sure that your family have all missed you.
Take care, Maggie xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Stunning card Christine! Hope you have a good trip home - Susan x

Maid of Kent said...

Hi Christine
such a beauty, this die keeps giving and it is impossible not to do a good card with them. Safe journey home. Hugs Ann

AnneRD said...

Hi Christine. Don't have this die, but seeing it used in this way means it will be on my wish list. A lovely card, looks quite delicate and such a pretty edging. Anne x

marg said...

Hello Christine
Safe journey home to your boys!
Love Marg

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine,
The poinsettia is such a pretty die , love your card Today, i will start my cards the first week in Sept .

See you soon take care
Elaine H XX

Supernan Sue said...

Hi Christine
It certainly sounds as though your trip has been a good break for you, well deserved I must say. I am looking forward to hearing all about it, and lots of photos too.
I love your ODW card, really classy.
Safe journey home. take care
Sue xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine

Gorgeous card, the poinsettia is my most used die set, I love them. Love how you've done the border using them, great idea.
Have a good trip home.
Emma

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, love the card good idea using the petals for fancy love Jean Z xx

val jones said...

Hi Christine. I bought this die set last year and they are my favourite Christmas dies. They look really good in whatever colour they are made. Just love this card.
Love Val x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Christine, what a beautiful and simple card today and what a brilliant idea of using the petals for an edging - sheer genius - as always from you.
Have a great flight back to the UK.
Looking forward to seeing the pics of your trip when you have the time.
Elizabeth x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Christine love this card ,I must buy a a poinsettia Die,love the way the edges are used.Safe journey back,the jet lag always hits you when you come back,so lots of sleep for you .
Smiles
Ita

baconbits said...

Afternoon Christine
Fabulous card, Poinsettias really say Christmas.
Loving the ODW posts.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Janice said...

Hi Christine, love the card and like so many other crafters I like to use this die all year round. Just by changing the colours you can create a totally different looking flower. Your week away seems to have flown by so quickly. Hope you have a safe and delay free return journey. Janice xx

Maggie said...

Hello. A simple card but very effective with the hint of a background paper and that great die set. It will be good to have you back and catch up with news of the boys - I'm sure we all feel we're part of the family now and have missed you. Bet you had a simply wonderful time but will be glad to be home again. xxMargaretxx

hazel young said...

Stunning card,i've been using these dies myself lately making a start on my Christmas cards. Great dies love them xx hazel

ps happy landing

Carole Z said...

Evening Christine..I love the poinsettia die, it's been my favourite for Christmas a few years now! Your card is gorgeous..have a good trip home, hugs Carole Z X

Anne O said...

Hi Christine
A lovely card. I recently bought this die and have been so pleased with it. The stencilling is so effective on these ones. Can't wait to see what you've been up to in the US.
Best wishes
Anne O

Maddie, Nottingham said...

Hi Christine, Fab card as usual from you. Looking forward to your safe return and what you have got to tell us all! Safe journey home.

Rach83 said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Christine and I looooove the bling! Your trick for the border is truly inspired. I'll have to get my set out and have a go too.

Rachel x

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