Thursday, 18 September 2014

Festive but Flowery!

Hello friends

It is a Christmas card but with a difference - it is a little bit flowery too!
It is another project that is featured in the 2014 Make Christmas Cards magazine.
As mentioned, I was asked to use the papers that come free with the magazine and
the colours are non traditional Christmas and flowery.
I chose to mat the patterned papers onto three separate cards and then make a little
feature on the front one with Layered Poinsettia and Create A Flake Five.
The sentiment and oval (that puts me in mind of an Easter egg!) are within the magazine pack.
Not one hundred percent sure if I like it, it's different! 
A tip if you use these papers, adhere them first to some white card, 
so much easier to work with and die cut.

I'm back to London today for my City job, I'm noticing the evenings drawing in
when I'm travelling home - time really does go quickly.

Take care friends - back tomorrow for FDD.


Carole Z said...

Morning Christine, this are so different and absolutely lovely...great to send to someone who really isn't into all the usual Christmas images..fabulous! Hugs Carole Z X

hazel young said...

Stunning Christine love them and love the papers xx hazel

Chris said...

Hi Christine,
Very pretty non traditional Christmas card, lovely designs on the papers.
Chris xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
Not too sure about this one if i am to be honest ,although i do like the paper that looks like a snowflake , and the little flower is lovely .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
I am not sure on the papers and colours you have used,but I love the design of the card.
I hope you have a good day. Take care. x.

val jones said...

As you say Christine the papaers aren't very Christmassy but You've turned it into a beautiful unusual type of Christmas card.

Love Val in Spain x

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. I have to be honest and say that I'm not a lover of some of the papers. But I love the poinsettia, my favourite Spellbinder die : )
The nights are really drawing in aren't they, it seems strange when it is still really warm during the day doesn't it! No complaints about the warmth from me though : ) Take care.

Janice said...

Morning Christine
I love your card today, especially the layout, but I have to admit to preferring the traditional Christmas colours/papers. It takes all sorts though, so I'm sure these papers will suit some crafters.
Enjoy your work day in London. Are you able to see the poppy display at the tower, perhaps in your lunch break? If you are able to, I would certainly recommend it. It's a truly wonderful display. My friend was a volunteer the other week and said it was an amazing day.
Janice x

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, So pretty and different love them . love Jean Z xx

Lacelady said...

I think the papers are really pretty, and so is your card, but I can't get enthusiastic about the colour for Christmas. Sorry, C. has to be traditional for me, I am died in the wool old!

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Not for me I'm afraid, I like traditional colours for Christmas.

Stamping Bubbles said...

Good morning Christine
Lovely card. I like the non traditional look of this card.
Yes the nights are drawing in. I think the lovely warm and sunny weather we are having is fooling me into thinking it is still the summer but its less than 100 days to go till Christmas. Yeah!!
Enjoy your day

Sandra said...

Good morning Christine,
I love the design and composition of the card, it always amazes me how you make the usually grim free magazine papers into works of art, I never really use them, then I look and see what you have achieved with them and I am amazed, you are so creative.
Thank you for your fabulous inspiration,
Hugs to you all
Sandra xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, This is definitely a 'different' kind of Christmas card, the 'jury is out' for me on this one.
Have a good day in London.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine
I love how you have made these cards. I however, look at the papers in magazines and think, I don't like them very much, but you seem to make them look amazing. I have the poinsettia die though. How do uou make these papers look so good I wonder?.

Jacquie said...

Lovely card Christine.Very non-traditional

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

utilitygirl said...

The older you get the quicker time goes unfortunately. Nice card Christine. Very different.

CraftyJo said...

It's a lovely card - different as you said :) This is a great idea for using up some of those weird papers (which I seem to have loads of!), thanks.

SusanP, Kent said...

I like it very much it's a great card and the papers are lovely. I'm just not convinced by their 'Christmassy-ness', but you had to work with what you'd been given! The paper at the back has the most 'Christmassy' design - snowflakes. Of course, in Australia snowflakes probably wouldn't signify Christmas at all! :-)

AnneRD said...

I like the way you have designed the card with the papers given, but I am more of a traditionalist as far as Christmas colours are concerned, Anne x

Bea said...

These Chrismas cards are so pretty Christine

Laura O said...

great card ,love the flowers .Laura O

Elaine said...

Gorgeous I really love those colours x

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