Saturday, July 3, 2010

Christmas Poinsettia

The weather has not been kind this week - it's been cold, grey and horrid.....but then it is the middle of Winter for us here in Australia.  Just when I thought there was no hope at all for the week, the postman delivered my brand new Christmas goodies from JustRite!!!  WOOHOO!!!!!  Not only were there stamps, but the new JustRite Idea Book and Catalog arrived too!!  I tell you, it was like a bit of sunshine to brighten my otherwise very dull world!!!!  :)  Of course I couldn't wait to ink some new goodies up, so I've used Hearts Come Home set for the front (don't you just LOVE this poinsettia!!!!) and the Holiday Cheer set for the inside.  So.....why did I decide to decorate the front and inside of this card......the JustRite Challenge this week is to put a sentiment on the outside and inside of your card this week!!!!  :)  The card also qualifies for the Crazy 4 Challenges challenge this week to use at least 2 ribbons on your card!

I started with a base of red bazzill and layered with white (pierced) and then some Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly DSP.  Another piece of red punched with the MS Loop punch and topped with more Cosmo Cricket made up the next layer.  Over the top of this I added some yummy white crochet ribbon and topped with some clear organdy which was knotted on one side.  Next I stamped the Poinsettia and border from Hearts Come Home from JustRite onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (R46, R59, G21, G16, W1) and used my gold Spica pen to add some gold sparkle to the centre of the poinsettia and also to the border around it.  I also coloured in the main border which says 'Merry Christmas' using a R46 Copic Marker.  I then cut it out with square nestabilities and matted it with the matching scallop and popped it up on foam tape.  To finish the front I added two Kaisercraft Snow Pearls to the corner.

For the inside I attached a layer of white and then added a panel made up of more Cosmo Cricket DSP and red bazzill punched with the MS Loop punch.  The sentiment inside is from the JustRite set called Holiday Cheer which is the small 1 3/16th size - very cute!!!  I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (R46, G21, G16) and once again used the gold Spica for the ribbon.

Stamps - Hearts Come Home, Holiday Cheer (JustRite)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Red Bazzill, White, Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly DSP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Square, Scallop Square, Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Loop Border Punch, White Crochet Ribbon, White Organdy Ribbon, Kaisercraft Snow Pearls.

That's all for now, thanks for visiting!!!!  :)


Sharon said...

Hi Kathy, how wonderful to receive your box of goodies this week when the weather was so horrible that the only thing you could do was stamp!! Love your card, the poinciana is beautiful. I hope I don't leave all my Christmas cards until the last moment again this year!!

Sharon x

Jean McKenzie said...

Kathy, what a gorgeous card. I just love that Christmas set and that poinsettia image in particular. I now have the idea catalogue too and LOVE it! The inside of your card is as pretty as the outside - beautiful!
The weather is dreadful here too - think that wind is coming off the Snowies - almost too cold for me to stamp!

Velta said...

Hi Kathy ~ funny...or not so much...we are sizzling here in's been in the 90's since the 1st of June...hard to tolerate this weather. Your card puts me in the cool mood and I thank you for is just gorgeous :)

Edna Morrisedie said...

Christmas--GROAN!! Just as well it is a cute Christmas card, with lots of fun colours and trims.... cold is an understatement--double groan!

June Houck said...

Oh, Kathy, this is a beauty. Now I need that Jolly by Golly's wonderful! I agree, that poinsettia stamp is gorgeous, and you've colored it perfectly, of course :) A perfect card in every way.

Denise Marzec said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love the look of that sheer white layered with the lace. Gorgeous work on the inside, too!

Marisa said...

Nothing better than getting some happy mail to lift your spirits on a gloomy winter day :D Love the layout of your card and your colouring is fabulous. That MS border punch looks fabulous as does the bit of lace. Happy Christmas in July :D

Grace said...

Ah Kathy this is beautiful... inside and out!!! Love that poinsettia!!! It's been so hot here it's hard to imagine that it's winter there! Glad you had a bright spot in your gloomy day! Let me know what punches you are looking for! :)

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful Christmas card...I love the new JR stamps and the paper and details are gorgeous!!!

Unknown said...

This Christmas card is gorgeous Kathy! I haven't had a chance to play with these new stamps yet. Thanks for the inspiration.



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