Friday, 30 November 2012

Peaceful Wishes

Hi bloggers!  If you are a traditionalists, look away now! LOL  You may not want to see poinsettias done out of krinkly kraft paper.  If you are like me, this will be right up your alley!  I just love the way that flowers look out of this paper!  To begin, I emboss the coconut white background with the large polka dot mask. I matted it with some kraft card and some black card.  I cut several of the poinsettias from the Layered poinsettia die set and lightly inked them with black soot distress ink to highlight the krinkly kraft paper pattern.  I layered them up in an offset manner and glued a black pearl in the centre.  I used some of the black rhinestone swirls to give it a little flair from the corner too.  I stamped my sentiment on a strip of white card.  I cut one end into forks and matted it with kraft card.  I used black PVA glue to dot the length of my sentiment strip as an accent.  I glued one end under my flowers then placed a glue dot under the other end to give it a bit of height.  I pierced the inner layer of the double white mat to complete the card.  Would you have this one on your Christmas card list?  All for now, Sue x



166 comments:

Pam said...

No looking away for me Sue, I love the poinsettias made out of krinkly paper although I would never have thought of doing them like this. The card is gorgeous.

Jan.moogie said...

wow wow wow just love this card Sue x

Karen R said...

Wow, Not something I would have thought of and it is stunning. I have all the components so will certainly give this a try.

Kate's Cards said...

I love the crinkly poinsettias as I always find the true colour a bit Garish!

auscrafts said...

love it

Hellma said...

This card is STUNNING Sue, it would have to be top of my list I think.

Linda said...

What a lovely card, the flowers are so beautiful
hugs Linda

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - how avant garde- they look like they are made of wood or bark - really unusual.
Rgs
Clare W

Anonymous said...

Yes, Sue, really like this one -
a new take on poinsettias.
For those who don't like it (surely not!) could always substitute red crepe.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Most certainly Sue, beautiful. All the best, hope you are well Edwina

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue love the poinsettias and of course the card is divine, just adore it.

Wilma x x

Eemeli said...

I love the embossed background and especially those crinkly poinsettias - they are so beautiful! Not sure about the sentiment, maybe a bit too massive approach to this card.

Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Maryann said...

Great new look of the poinsettias and I really like this one too, so I sure don´t look aways either.
Have a great week-end and thanks again for all your inspiration always.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, I love this card and am using the krinkly kraft paper on my Christmas cards. Thanks for this inspiration. Bx

Heather said...

Hi Sue

Hope yo are having a good time. I love this morning's card and good use of the paper for the flowers!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, I like this card. The flowers are great it makes me wonder why i haven't got any of this kraft paper! I'm obviously lacking in the crafting stakes not having any of it! This will be remedied forthwith!! LOL Hus Sonia x

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, poinsettias from this die could be made from anything and I'd still love them! It is my favourite die of all and I have used it with many colours and papers. I love the crinkly kraft paper...stunning! Carole ZX

fame01 said...

OH Sue what a great looking card i would really like it on my christmas list.. the crinkly kraft paper is great a must for me to get .. all for now sarah.. xxx

Vee Cassidy said...

A beautiful card, Sue. You and me; same alley! I adore Kraft in all its many forms and these poinsettias are great! Love, Vee xx
ps you don't need to warn anyone about looking away, Sue your art is by you and should challenge us all whether we are stick-in-the-muds or not! xx

jacqui said...

The crinkly craft paper looks good in close up.

nmty said...

hi sue, what a fab card, I just love the fact you have cut the poinsetta in a non traditional colour. I have been cutting mine out of crepe paper, and they do look very delicate, but in traditional colours. may just have to get some kraft kard and have a go.

keep trying the non traditional!

lv norma

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is absolutely gorgeous, I love the krinkly paper for flowers and the poinsettia is my favourite die, I also love the large polka dot mask, I have the small one, but not the large one. I love how you have done the sentiment with the height. Truly gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Christine Harrop said...

This is gorgeous. Beautiful poinsettia! Christine x

kimberley said...

This one hits the right spot for me Sue,gorgeous,take care,x.

sharon kirkwood said...

I really like this one, its clean and classy. The colour of the poinsettas make this a card that could also be used not only at Christmas but also a other times of the year. Lovely.
S. x

Victoria said...

The crinkly paper works really well but for me, the star of this card is the banner. Stunning!

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunning card.....nothing here not to like.
Donna Jones

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the card, I have used the poinsettia die in many colours but not tried this paper, will have to give it ago.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue wow i'll have this oneo my card list its stunning and i love the colour you have used. Take care

Debs Artliff

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Me too not looking away, the Poinsettia die looks good in any colour, a really lovely card.
Have a great day today.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Joesgrandma said...

Lovely! Concept is really good!

Gail said...

Morning Sue, yes this is my type of card! Love it!
It would work with any colour of poinsettia .
Gail C x

Marleine said...

Hi Sue

Wow! The poinsettias are brilliant. Lovely, lovely card. X

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Top of the Christmas List for me I love it.
I Din`t think people realize you get Pionsettias is many colours. Mind you maybe not exactly what you have used. The whole card is stunning, keep them coming.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. This is definitely my cup of tea. Love the craft paper poinsettias. A really special card which would brighten up anyones mantlepiece.

Val in Spain xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I love the card! A simple one to replicate .... I would never of thought of it! Take care Love Michelle xxx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
I usually go for more traditional colours but this year I have made the poinsettia in all sorts of papers and colours my favourite at the moment is with velvet paper looks good in black. But I love, love, love your kraft ones must get some of this crinkly paper.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card love the flower
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
I didn't have to look away because I love the poinsettias out of the crinkly paper. You challenge us with your creativity and I love that. I would love to receive a card like this it would take pride of place on the mantelpiece as all your cards would.
Hugs x

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, you are funny... "look away from the card"
HO! HO!. Thanks for all the tutorials, photo's and inspiration
every day, love this card too Mabex

beachie said...











































Hi Sue
No looking away for me either. Its a card I would love to receive. Its gorgeous.
Audrey x










sue wilson said...

i am a horticultlist so i do struggle with brown pointsettias but i will give you a bit of artistic licence LOL

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love love love those flowers.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Just love it! Love that crinkly paper.

Love Jean x

hazel said...

Gorgeous card Sue love it xx hazel

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I love the krinkle paper and use it often. I find it makes great flowers and so easy.Today's card is just right for a quick and very useful project and it lives up to it's title - it is peaceful.
Janet x

Lucy Bush said...

A lovely card today as always Lucy

dutchess said...

I really like it Sue and bought some when you demoed it....I love the way it makes just about any flower and as I love Kraft colours just up my street....lovely card hugs

lainey said...

those flowers look ace Sue!! lainey x

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

Morning Sue,
Yes this is my type of card! Love it!
Will have to have a look foe some of that krinkly paper that is just stunning

corinne said...

watched this ccard demo on c&c i love it have fashioned a few cards off it hugs Corinne

tracy w said...

Morning sue
Not looking away from this card i love this one its different Tracy Wx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, stunning card would not have thought of using the krinkly paper like this. Keep up the inspiration for us. Take care, Jess x

marg said...

Hello sue!
I love Black And Tan together so elegant, and the Kraft paper is something I need, but I will have to wait until Christmas is gone to spend anymore lol!
Love everything on this card!
LoveMarg

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Stunning! You always go out of the box! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Carol H said...

Love it, just love it.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, I too like this one
but these colours are not everyone's
favourite you would need to know
their taste to send it. Nancyd xx

hotpotato said...

gorgeous card

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card Sue, think the poinsettias would work in any colour

Anonymous said...

A lovely card
Rita.

MRS DUCK said...

Love the card but brown poinsettias are not for me, sorry.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A gorgeous card, love the krnkly poinsettiias, got the paper when you demoed and use it lots, this card would have pride of place on my matlepiece.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the way the poinsettias look with the kraft card.

Clare x

Jean Z said...

Hi,love the simplicity of it very tranquill. Jean Z

Anonymous said...

Great card Sue. I just love these poinsettias and I shall be using them next year for my Christmas cards as already have done the Christmas trees this year! YvonneMayxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

Hey i just love this look , it would go on my fireplace shelf a treat .

Elaine H X

Fuchsia said...

Simply Stunning !

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card I really like the unusual poinsettia's they remind me of marquetry (not sure if I spelt that right) my Dear Dad used to make pictures with slivers of all sorts of woodgrains. Think I will have to try these flowers for him as it was his anniversary last week Bless him.

Enjoy your weekend

Hugs Annx without an "e"

nannapat said...

Not my choice Sue - I can't quite see a poinsettia in this colour sitting on my coffee table!! The design itself is lovely though and it's easy enough to change flower colours. Pat x

Anonymous said...

I am a traditionalist at heart so would prefer the usual colours but this card might just be the one to kick me into modernity. It really looks great.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this is a lovely card. The design is great.....BUT I do prefer RED poinsettias (sorry can't help it) this is a nice card though. Love Sam xxx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, ive made poinsettias in every colour this year but didn't think of usingmy krinkly paper, it woulds well and i love the card and layout. Emma

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Great card - most suitable for 'Thank you' cards for Christmas gifts received. I make these for my 2 sons to send out, so the crinkly craft paper / colour scheme is just right!

Hugs, Belinda x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW you have given us some lovely cards this week and this one is another stunner, love the crinkly poinsettias - this is definitely one I shall try.
Hugs

Carol

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue
No, sorry, this is not for me - and it is not often I say that!! I think it is the black, perhaps too harsh and could be changed to gold card and pearl bling??? just ideas going around my mind...
love from Jackie D

June Fletcher said...
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June Fletcher said...

F a b u l o u s :)

Happy crafting...

June x

Anonymous said...

The poinsettia's are not what I'd have thought of doing but there beautiful, need to keep the idea for next year!

Mol x

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue I have tried poinsettias in most colours and love the different effects but I have not tried this, I think it works best for a mans card. None of us know how anything is going to work out until we try, your cards are always so good, do you ever have complete failures? I know I do but cannot imagine you ever having anything that is a complete flop.

Helen VofG said...

Another lovely card this morning. Must look for this Kraft paper and the coconut card that you use. I must be looking in the wrong places.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
I would love this one on my card list its just gorgeous.
The Poinsettia die just works in so many colours I have used Red, White and Cream (with a Pink blush added) every colour looks lovely and am now going to HAVE to try krinkly paper.
Thank you for all your ideas and inspiration.
Hope all is well with you, Love BrenLel

Jackie Calvert said...

The crinkly craft poinsettia's don't do it for me. Im not at all sure why. The design is lovely though.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue,

"Would you have this one on your Christmas card list?"

YES!

Frances

Annie said...

I am the same as Pam - wouldn't have dreamed of using krinkly paper even less that colour BUT as usual Sue, you've made a lovely lovely card - my determination to expand my imagination grows Have a cosy day Annie x

Sandra F said...

Not keen on the crinkly poinsettas but love the rest of the card. xx

guffie said...

What a lovely card, although i like the traditional cards i do like to mix it up a bit too, and this one is definately one i would do. love the crinkle kraft paper too. xx Gail from Eastbourne

Sathya said...

Such an unusal color...Love it a lot!!!

AnneRD said...

A lovely card, like the colours and the black bling swirls really sets it off. Would be happy to have this on my mantlepiece! Anne

Ayelet Barkay said...

This is a great card!
I also love the poinsettias out of this paper :)

Susan White said...

Great combo Sue - love the effect with the flowers!

Rebekah Foster said...

I'm a traditionalist but still like this card, especially the poinsettias - I'm thinking they could be used in a non-xmasy way. I make a lot of nature cards and often in a brown/green colour-way and these would be great!

Laura O said...

beautiful card love these poinsettias any colour they are fab.Laura O

utilitygirl said...

I am a bit of a traditionalist - but I do love this card, the colours work very well and I am keeping my eyes open for the crinkly kraft paper
xx

Crafty Lark said...

Gorgeous card, unusual but I like it very much. xx Flora

Maggie said...

This is a huge success. Love everything about this card - except the swirls. I still keep mine in their packet - oh dear! Thanks Sue. xx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Wow love it. Anything is fair game in crafting i think so the flowers look fab.Smashing banner. Like its decorated. yes all singing card for me.
born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzilingworth@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would definitely have this on my Xmas card list and I think I may make this in a similar form for my son and my husband as I think it is quite masculine (even with the poinsettas) xx Gail T xx

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue wow what a great card I love it! I'm quite traditional in my xmas colours for my tree etc but when it comes to cards anything goes!! And these kraft poinsettias are lovely and as I have some I will be giving them a go love lesley xx

Pinky said...

Hi Sue. I like the poinsettias - always nice to ring the changes! Vicki x

howdy said...

sad to say I have made something very similar but yours looks much much better than mine, Sue. BAck to the drawing board. Sigh.

AnnR said...

i have made some flowers vey similar to these ones, they really do create a lovely focal point.

Claveh said...

This card is lovely Sue, I just love the simplicity and the colours you have used, thank you. xxx

CraftyJo said...

I like it! Doesn't have to be 'traditional' to catch my eye.

Jean Z said...

Hi, love the card Jean Z

Vie Carter said...

Love the kraft paper poinsettias

Great card Sue

Vie
x

Sue B said...

Am loving the card Sue, I think the crinkly paper is great & use it quite a bit. Sue B

"Talk to the Tail" said...

You're rockin' Sue!!! This would most certainly be on my list I love it Those poinsettias are gorgeous in the krinkly kraft paper xXx

Rose in Chester said...

White, golden or red poinsettias for me......... Kraft doesn't do it the same - is my opinion.
But the rest of the card - lovely.

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Super card, I love change and expect you to keep doing it just to keeps us from getting crafters block
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Anonymous said...

I would definitely have this card on my list Sue, it is stunning. I think the poinsettias done out of krinkly kraft paper are super and give real texture to them. I would never have thought of using these colours together and yet they work together beautifully.

Michelle E xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I just love this card.Its my 75th b.day today and youv'e just made my day.
love Avis D

Lacelady said...

Mmm, not quite sure on the kraft colour, but crinkly from crepe papar would be OK for me. The curved banner is nice too.

ellyscard creatief said...

I love it.
Gr Elly

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, I love this. Flowers are OK whatever colour they are. This does not have to be just for Christmas it could be just for someone who needs a kind message.

Love Rosemarie xx

Vick said...

Love the card Sue, and i love the paper, i have quite a few packs from Sam's shop, hugs, Vick xxx
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alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. I love the poinsettia die. It looks fabulous made from felt too.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I do mostly like traditional Christmas colours but your poinsettias made from Kringle craft paper look great! The rest of your card is nice too. If I was making it I would probably use gold or something other than black for a Christmas card. I like your card from yesterday to. I love that fleur de lis pendant die. Happy crafting love Tres x x x

Didleydimo m said...

Would you have this one on your Christmas card list - YES!
Very different but very stunning! xx

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
want it on my list it's gorgeous!

Ita said...

Hi Sue I would be very happy to send or receive this card ,I love the Poisettas in that colour I do not have the die but have a few ideas I will try,it is a yes from me, card
Smiles
Its stunning

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
I adore this card so much.The poinsettia dies are one of my favourites. I have done all my cards for this year but this is the one that will be going out to all my friends next year. Love,love it.

Fieldsend said...

Afternoon Sue, brill, brill all the way, I too love Poinaettias. I do them in all colour and with different materials too.

Love June
x

iggy said...

wow.....would like to know where to buy the crinkle paper....im sure i had this when i was a child [ longggg time ago ]...the black really pops .......nice & also somewhat different

Anthea said...

Good afternoon Sue, absolutely love this card will be giving it a go. Hugs xx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Love everything about this card, just beautiful.
Margaret L

Jill Liddle said...

I love this card. I think I must be like you and like things a bit different than the norm. Beautiful.

Janice K said...

As I'm not a gardener the flowers stamped in kraft paper don't upset me and the overall card looks great! x

Izzwizz said...

Sue, I'd be happy with ANY of your cards on my list lol! I love to see what you've been up to every day and your cards never disappoint. Fab! Maddy x

Christine said...

A beautiful card. The style and colour match the perfect sentiment completely.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Love it - ESPECIALLY the krinkly kraft poinsettias!
Have a great weekend,
Sue xx

Debby Berry said...

Sue,

I love the funky Christmas look. I am having connection problems so I can't get on every day... miss having my Sue fix. Love this card.... cheers

Heather said...

Lovely card. Very different use of colour with the poinsettia. Must give this a go.

brenda said...

Hi Sue, really like the poinsettia's in the kraft paper, think they look good in any colour. Love the simplicity but elegance of this card x

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue! All I can say is the poinsettia die is a beautiful one & no matter what colour card/paper you use, they're beautiful! The krinkly paper is lovely & textured so it looks exceptionally nice. Nice one! xx Love Karen xx

magpie said...

Oops! Stamp! xx Love Karen xx

magpie said...

Sorry! Right first time.....it's an age thing....! xx Love Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, very unusual in the krinkly paper but quite, good shame you can't get it in other colours!















Anonymous said...

Sorry forgot to
God Bless
JanNxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I really like this especially the flowers as they are different.
Beverley W

baconbits said...

Evening Sue,
What a exceptional card - really liking the crinkly Poinsettias.
This card is really elegant.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Well I didn't look away Sue and totally embrace this card - love the crinkly poinsettias.
Val C Xx

Margaret said...

Love the design of the card but non too sure about the poinsettias looking like this.
I have used a variety of card for making the poinsettias including a cream card with a hint of gold shimmer and they look truly stunning.
Margaret

Debbie said...

WOW..... I LOVE IT!!!!
No looking away from me at all as I just think this is stunning... the colours, the krinkly paper just everything. Thank you so much for sharing.

Hugs
Debbie

melanie said...

I would love that on my mantle piece >melanie

melody said...

Hi Sue, I think any flowers made with the crinkle craft paper looks Lovely. Hugs Melody xXx

salem said...

lovecolor

Marlene said...

Love this card yes I would love to have this on my christmas list, I have this paper so will give it a try it's a change from red ones x

Meg said...

Not for me Sue, but the Poinsettia dies are great and you've used them before on brilliant cards.

Margaret O
xxx

scrapdot said...

I would be more than happy to receive this card - beautiful
Dotx

Jean Woodward said...

Hi Sue,

I would definately add this to the very top of my christmas card list, its lovely, a real WOW. I wouldnt have thought to use the brown kraft paper poinsettia's, but the look fab.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card so different I would love to receive one. I have been unsure about the crinkly paper but will definatley be buying some A.S.A.P

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue so love this card i always sent traditional cards but u have really changed my way of thinking lol
hugs chris x

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Sue....What a gorgeous card...I love the poinsettia dies....

happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

susan ward said...

great card Sue :0)

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning and loving the poinsettias.

Hugs
Linda xxx

ALI said...

This is lovely, will have to try the crinkly paper.

Sue E said...

The crinkly craft flowers look really good

Barbara said...

Nice change from the usual red poinsettias! Good to be different!

sued99 said...

Once again love the design but prefer traditional christmas colours.

Abuzz With Creativity said...

Very nice card Sue & tastefully done. I like the crinkly paper for the pointsettia's. Its different. Wouldn't pay to all be the same. Saying that, the card I made for a wedding last night was very much inspired by yourself. Everyone who saw it before I delivered it loved it. I'll send a pic to you if I remember tomorrow. Claire xxx

Jane said...

Must have a go at these they look wonderful.

Jane xx

HiggiSue said...

Brilliant.....just love it.

yorkshiresue said...

Lovely card Sue although for me I'd have to have different coloured poinsettia.
Hugs
Sue XXX

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