Monday, 2 December 2013

Christmas Flowers and Foliage

Good evening folks, I'm feeling a bit like a certain white rabbit here! A late post again for the new challenge today over at Make My Monday with your hostess with the mostest being Jacqueline with the theme of

I hope you all had a better weekend than I did as we had a rather traumatic Saturday after a frantic phone call in the early evening from my mother in law as my father in law had collapsed and couldn't get up. My hubby rushed there and to cut a long story involving paramedics and A & E short, my hubby picked him up again after tests just gone midnight and he seems OK although was told to visit his GP today as they couldn't find anything wrong.
Anyway, enough of my troubles and here's my DT inspiration:

Some stamps I've had for ages came out to play here as the background paper was made with a Papermania holly stampinked up on the leaves with Brilliance Pearlescent Olive ink and the berries coloured with a Cranberry Adirondack marker. I stamped this all over and then inked over the top with Crushed Olive Distress ink.
The main poinsettia image is a Hero Arts stamp and was inked with Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy and Olive and stamped on cream paper. I added this to a deep red mat and wrapped some checked ribbon from The Craft Fairy round.
I stamped the Hero Arts sentiment on the same cream paper with Archival Coffee ink (which for some reason looks red here?!) and added it to a deep red mat. I assembled all the elements on a kraft card blank adding a scrap of red poinsettia paper from the Polka Doodles Studio 12 Gingerbread Twist CD as a contrast.

Hoping you all have a good week.
Fliss xx


butterfly said...

Gosh, what a scary thing to happen - do hope it's all settled down now.

In the meantime, your card is lovely - a beautiful ruby red for the poinsettia, and the holly in the background is gorgeous.
Alison x

Valerie-Jael said...

Sorry to hear about four FIL, hope all is well now. Gorgeous card, love the colours. Hugs, Valerie

Anonymous said...

Sorry to read of your traumatic weekend, I surely hope all is well now but what a worry.
A beautiful card with a lovely warmth to it.

brenda said...

Back to the C&P I am afraid but wanted to pop in any take a peek at your latest make and say hello.

B x

Fandhmum said...

Beautiful card
Rosie x