Sunday, 13 January 2019

Eileen's Poinsettia and Celebrating

Hello friends

As promised sharing with you the other card I made at 
Eileen's workshop featuring this amazing Poinsettia stencil
from Sweet Poppy.

So, this was the method of dabbing Distress Oxides onto your mat,
spritzing with water and running your piece of card through.
Dry off with a heat gun, repeat.

Now if my memory serves, it was then using regular distress inks 
through the stencil to build up the background before making a bold 
statement with the black poinsettia.

Finishing touches was to go around various elements with a white and 
gold gel pen and adding a stamped sentiment.

I'm learning not to fret when the colours don't come out quite how
I think they should.  Also some colours just turn out very grey when mixed.
My heat gun has never had so much use! 
Can't wait to return to Eileen's workshops to learn more
and I'll be sure to share it with you here.

In other news some celebrating has been taking place.
My mum had some wonderful news from her consultant.
It very much looks like the radiotherapy has worked, 
she will need to be carefully monitored but right now we are most 
definitely happy and relieved.

Lots of thanks to all of you who have been messaging and 
sending love, you are all stars.

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.


Chris said...

Hi Christine
That is such brilliant news for your Mum and family, so pleased for you all.
Your card is stunning, I think I need to take some classes too and learn some new techniques.
Have a lovely day
Chris xx

Margie said...

fantastic news about your Mum - now she has to get back her strength to help you with all that cutting! lovely card too - really like the effect there. my plaster cast is coming off on tuesday then a bit of physio and i'm hoping to dive right back into crafting again. really missed it. margie x

hazel young said...

Brilliant news about your mum, sending hugs to all your family. Love your card, Christine, it's stunning. Love the techniques used. Have a great day xx Hazel

JeanD said...

Morning Christine, I’m so pleased to hear the wonderful news about your Mum. You must all be so relieved. It’s nice to hear such good news.
I love the poinsettia card. Looking forward to seeing more. Xx

CraftyCoffey said...

Gorgeous card & absolutely fantastic news about your Mum .


Anonymous said...

Like you I'm nervous at using bold colours but I too need to be brave and experiment. What wonderful news for all of you regarding your Mum. Sending crafty hugs to all. WakeyL

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Christine
So pleased to hear Mum is in the clear Happy start to New Year for all of you!
Love the card too!
Amazed how alike the boys are!
Take care
Love Marg

Jean Eve said...

Lovely card,and absolutely lovely news about your Mum.Bless her for the future. Cheers Jean xx

Teresa Doyle said...

A lovely card Christine.
Good news about your Mom, she looks wonderful. WOW, does your son ever look like his Dad!

Jane Willis said...

What wonderful news about your Mum!

Littlelamb said...

Brilliant news about your mum. Lovely family photo. Love the card. Thank you for sharing the news with us.

Lynda's craft's said...

HI Christine
Gorgeous card I think the colour's used ars beautiful & the black makes the card Pop.
Fabulous news for your mum the photo certainly shows how happy you all are
Hug's Lynda xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, Wonderful news for your Mum and you all, I am so very pleased, my love and prayers to you all !!
Another lovely 'inky' card, I'm loving your messy crafting, I really must give it a go, I have all the stuff, I just need to be 'confident' haha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christina
I’m so pleased that the Radiotherapy worked for your Mum. Great news and a great relief to you all. I had the pleasure of meeting your lovely Mum at a workshop at the Maize of Memories ( well I think that’s what it was called ) out towards Brill. I wasn’t at the workshop but came over to the shop with my friend Sandra. said...

Morning Christine.
Wonderful news for your Mum,
so happy for you all.
A beautiful card too thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

nattyboots said...

So sorry I am a day behind Christine , But great to know your Mum has had such good news ,a beautiful Photo and card
Take care
Elaine H X

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Christine
I too am a day behind with your wonderful news.I am so pleased for you all.Great family photo. Love your card.
Jan xxx

karenlotty said...

Great news about your mum
I love your card I really must try using the few Distress Oxides I have

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Wonderful news for your Mum relief all round for you all.
Love your card.

Unknown said...

So good to hear your mum's news.Wishing her well as she gets her strength back.
Love the colours you used on the poinsettia card.

Betty McAlister said...

A gorgeous card and technique Christine. So pleased to hear that your mum is progressing so well. Great news xx

Unknown said...

So pleased Christine to here your mother is back on the happy side and you can all smile again. Ann

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