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Friday, 22 December 2017

White On White Poinsettia


Surprise, surprise peeps, I have another poinsettia card for you. Okay, you win...it's not
a surprise. I have an obssession with these gorgeous flowers. 

When John and I were married almost 46 years ago, I had just finished my training to
become a registered nurse (sister). The nurses' quarters were bordered by dozens of
poinsettia shrubs in full bloom at the time. I asked the matron if I could have a couple
of blooms to place in the church as a symbol of my very happy years training. She
told me she would organise some. When I entered the church I gasped, as the
lovely elderly hospital gardener had filled our beautiful old church with  
many huge arrangements of them scattered throughout, 
so perhaps that is where my 'problem' originated.


Poinsettias come in such a variety of colours, and while our wedding ones were deep 
red, I have made these ones white with a soft sponging of  Iced Spruce Distress Ink.


A closer look at the poinsettia, and some of the bead sprays I made using silver wire 
and clear glass beads.


Inside the card is quite simple, and co-ordinates 
with the front.


I double-matted the sentiment from a sheet I bought at a 
craft show in London several years ago.

Challenges I would like to enter
Always Fun #37 - 'A Christmas Carol' (I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas) TOP 3
Crafty Cardmakers #202 - 'Christmas' 
Dies R Us #87 - 'White on White'
Scor-pal #44 - 'More Than 1 Score-Anything Goes Christmas'
The Holly and the Ivy #21 - 'Anything Christmas Goes'
The Merry Christmas #48 - 'Anything Goes + Christmas' TOP PICK
Winter Wonderland - 'Anything Christmas Goes'
Words 2 Craft By #48 - 'Christmas In My Heart' WINNER

Dies - Tim Holtz (Sizzix) Tattered Poinsettia, Holiday Greens
Embossing - Tim Holtz (Sizzix) Texture Fades Tattered Poinsettia Pattern Set
Inks - Distress Ink Iced Spruce
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Lattice Pattern - Scor-pal board
Glass beads and large sparkly gem are from my junk stash

Wow, only 3 more sleeps before the big fella in the red suit visits...where DID this year go??????

Thank you for your visit,
Hugs,
Jennifer. xx




9 comments:

  1. Very pretty, especially all in white! Thank you for joining our “Holiday” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

    Stay Creative,
    Georgiana
    • Carson's Creations •
    Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

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  2. Jennifer, I adore your story of how your love for Poinsettias began. Your card is quite stunning!! I love the soft Iced Spruce color, and your little sprays are the perfect accent. The inside of your card is beautiful as well. I think you should keep making more Poinsettia cards :-) Thank you for playing along in our Christmas challenge at Words2CraftBy!

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  3. Absolutely beautiful and yes it qualifies! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘White on White’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

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  4. Wow!! This is so beautiful!! I adore poinsettias too and yours are so gorgeous!! Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Cardmakers. x

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  5. Jennifer, This is absolutely stunning! The only thing better than the card is the wonderful memory that inspired it. So glad you were able to play along with us at Words 2 Craft By. Merry Christmas and Happy 2018!

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  6. Oh my gosh this is the most beautiful Christmas card that I have ever seen. This would be framed if I received it. Thanks for sharing over at The Merry Christmas challenge.

    Billie A
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  7. Your card is stunning! Thanks for sharing your talent at Always Fun Challenges.

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  8. Hi, Jennifer! Congratulations on winning our Words 2 Craft By Christmas challenge! We all just fell in love with your gorgeous white-on-white poinsettia creation. Please e-mail me at cards[dot]by[dot]sybrina[at]gmail[dot]com to make prize arrangements. :)

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  9. This is stunning, inside and out! Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing with us at Scor-Pal!

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