Friday, 14 April 2017

CCAYR April: flowers

This is my card for Christmas cards all year round April challenge: flowers. I'm in the Christmas Belles group so we are posting here today - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the Belles group. The Gingerbread gals posted at the beginning of April here - please have a look at their lovely designs and join in our challenge there.

I decided to use one of the most common Christmas flowers, poinsettias. The background card is from a Hunkydory kit. I created my poinsettias by using up some offcuts, including some vellum, cutting the larger pieces with a couple of Spellbinders poinsettia dies and cutting the smaller ones using a couple of dies that were magazine freebies some time ago (and I've only just got round to using them).  I embossed the larger pieces using a craft concepts embossing folder called budding vine and the smaller pieces using an embossing folder by Sheena. The larger pieces were swiped with worn lipstick distress ink and the smaller ones with fired brick ink. All the die cutting and embossing were done on my todo. I gently curled some of the petals with my pokey tool (had to be careful though because the embossing was splitting the paper a bit in places). The two sentiment glittered circles were left overs from an unknown kit and I added a few red gems to the flower centres and corners.

This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 28: anything goes
Christmas with the cuties 4: red and green
Happy little stampers Christmas challenge: anything goes + option: emboss
Scrap n challenge April: embossing
International art & soul 5: distressing
Tuesday throwdown 338: something clear (vellum)
A snowflakes promise 39: anything goes
Use your stuff 259: flowers
Crafty sentiments: flowers
Crafting by designs: girls or flowers
QKR stampede 239 flowers or anything goes
Fabrika fantasy 8: flowers galore
Noor April: flowers
Unicorn 20: petal power
Quick quotes 74: flowers
Scrapy land 63: anything goes (Spellbinders dies)
Jo's scrap shack funday 184: anything goes
Crafting with friends 41: anything goes
Creative fingers 128: anything goes
Paru's card making April: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams April: anything goes
Dare 2 B artzy April: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 278: anything goes
Inspiration destination 126: anything goes
Cards and more 11: anything goes


  1. Hi this is a gorgeous Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at the Unicorn Challenge Blog for Challenge 20 “Petal Power.” Hugs Jackie (DT)

  2. Beautiful Christmas card! The poinsettias are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

  3. This is a beautiful Christmas card! Love the layered flowers. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  4. Gorgeous! I just love the reds! Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers Challenges.
    -Miranda DT

  5. Beautiful Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge.


  6. Lovely flowers. Thank you for joining in at Christmas with the Cuties x

  7. Hello Hazel, how I adore these layered patterned poinsettias! I admire you for your Christmas cardmaking all year. I'm sure you build quite the stash! This is most impressive. I'm ticked that you joined my kickoff challenge with Scrapy Land! Thanks so much dear! Hugs, Autumn

  8. What a cheerful, festive card Hazel and I love how you layered up your flowers.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will be able to join us again soon.
    Carol x

  9. Your card is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Jo's Scrap Shack! Cyndi, DT

  10. Such a pretty card. Lovely flowers.
    Thanks for playing with us Inspiration Destination.
    Good luck!! Michelle (DT)

  11. WOW, what beautiful Christmas flowers, Hazel! Wonderful color combo. I love seeing you enter our challenges at QKR Stampede and I wish you good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  12. A lovely group of flowers. Thank you for joining us at QKR Stampede.

  13. Pretty christmas flowers .

    Thanks for joining us at crafting with friends

    Tracey dt

  14. gorgeous flowers, all the layers and patterned papers are great! thank you for sharing with us at Quick Quotes this month!


  15. Thanks for bringing Christmas in April ;-) and joining our challenge. Danie DT cardsundmore

  16. This is so pretty. Love all your flowers and design.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Noor Design UK.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  17. Beautiful flowers!! Thanks for joining us at Quick Quotes.

  18. Well I did not expect to see Poinsettias in our April challenge but you made a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Quick QUotes!

  19. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at the 12 Months of Christmas link up, Creative Fingers and Fun Day Friday. Hope to see you again next time.


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