Saturday, August 31, 2013

Warm Wishes.

I'm getting behind with my stock of 'C' cards which simply will not do so here is one I ran up earlier to enter in Sarn's Rudolph Day challenge. Just realised the challenge is about to close so need to get a shifty on and show it to you.

My lovely blogging friend  Maureen sent me this Darice embossing folder 'Circle Interlock as a thank you gift and I had it in the back of my mind that I had a Christmas paper in my stash with the same pattern on. A search of said stash revealed that I did, in burgundy (a small piece  and green a whole sheet.. I chose to use the burgundy and matched it to a piece of card stock of the same shade  which I embossed with the folder. The sentiment came from a paper stack  'Forever Christmas Cards' paper by Hot Off The Press which I think was a freebie in a magazine.    

The remainder of the card stock I used to make the Poinsettia flowers. (blooming Poinsettia style 861 by Poppy Stamps). Gems from my stash for the stamens.

Entering into the following challenges:
Rudolph Day: Something festive.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #87: Use up your snippets. (patterned burgundy paper)
Holly Jolly Christmas: Monochromatic.
Creative Craft World #9: Beat the rush.
Christmas Card Challenge #39: Punches.
Crafty Boots: Christmas in August.


  1. I think it great that your patterned paper matches the pattern of the folder embossed paper! Poinsettias are always a favorite of mine. TYFS and playing with us at Christmas Card Challenge #39. :)

  2. This is such a pretty card. Love how the paper matches the embossing. I have been saving your posts so that I can catch up all at once but that is not going to happen so I will just slowly do it when I get time.

  3. Oh Mrs A - what a perfect match the paper is to the embossing folder! And the colours, including the poinsettias, all co-ordinate so well too.

    BTW, it appears that Couture Creations have done a run of their Tied Together embossing folders - they seem to be on most online shop websites again now - costing from £3.95 each at the lowest end of the prices I've seen. All that fuss huh?!

    Hugs, Di xx

  4. How clever to remember you had that paper - it matches the embossing just perfectly. A super card! Thank you for joining in Beat the Christmas Rush at Me & Mine.
    Sue x

  5. Great card, Mrs A. And what serendipity to find you have just the right paper to match that fab embossing folder - perfect :) Elizabeth xx

  6. Great design and I love how you have coordinated all of your papers.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  7. Love your card,paper texture,color, all of it.I'm so glad You dropped by for a visit.I love reading about Your techniques in crafting.Hugs to You-Denise

  8. Love your card,paper texture,color, all of it.I'm so glad You dropped by for a visit.I love reading about Your techniques in crafting.Hugs to You-Denise

  9. What a great card, anyone would be delighted to receive it.

  10. Gorgeous, love those poinsettias and the embossing is fab
    Lindsay xx

  11. WOW - what a great memory you have! They are a perfect match.

    Lovely pointsettias Missus!

    Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.

    Sarn xxx

  12. Beautifully coordinated card and what a lovely gift from your friend.

  13. I absolutely love the way that embossing mirrors the dsp! What a great match!

  14. Very Pretty! Great use of the DPs for the mono look! Thanks so much for joining us at Holly Jolly this week!


  15. What a fab colour combo, I love the gorgeous rich burgundy against the white! And how great the embossing looks against the patterned paper, what an excellent choice!!

    love Mags B x

  16. Wow, don't the papers work so well with the embossing! Luuuurverly card Mummy xx

  17. Pretty, pretty poinsettias! I love how your paper and embossing match!

  18. The burgundy and white work so well together - lovely card.

    Toni xx

  19. Beautiful card. Love that EF, and good for you to have such a lovely friend to gift you with the EF. Admire the fact that (1)you remembered you had some very compatible paper(2)you were able to find it! Wouldn't happen 'round here! Love that Poppy Poinsettia too. TFS & Hugs


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