Sunday, 4 December 2011

who says poinsettas have to be red........photo heavy post

Good evening all.i hope you are all well.even though i was up at the crack of dawn i`ve still only managed to make these 2 cards.lol.i have counted my christmas cards tonight and i am about 20 short.eeeeeekkkkkk.so i think its time to amp it up and get cracking.heres 2 to make a start.
i am entering my cards into the following challenges:
1.ladybug crafts ink challenge - challenge 48 - white on white
2.fab n funky challenge - challenge 101 - anything goes
3.simon says stamp challenge - anything goes (entry 4)
4.bling it on challenge - its christmas
5.the ABC challenge - E is for embossing

product used for both cards are:
white pearl card
go create circle dies
papermania swirl embossing folder
cuttlebug script embossing folder
memory box die - elegant scrollwork
hero arts sentiement
crushed glass glitter
a passion for stamps digi stamp - poinsetta
promarkers and flexmarkers

 close up of the blue
 flexmarkers used are:
cloud blue,celestial. blue.cadet blue

 a sideways view.

 the pink version


promarkers and flexmarkers used are:
sorbet.baby pink,cocktail pink.

and a sideways view.
thanks so much for popping by, means a lot and  a big hello to my new followers :D
luv coops xxx

76 comments:

Kathleen said...

Oooh gorgeous Coops, love the poinsettia. Very simple but elegant design.
Hugs Kat xx
Hope your headache has gone xx

Kathleen said...

Really stunning cards. Makes a difference to different colours and the glitter sets it off.
Kathleen x

sara said...

oooh im liking them a lot love the sparkly edges
hugs sara x x x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Both cards are gorgeous and beautiful Nic
Hugs Dianne xx :)

petra,s cards said...

fabulous cards coops lovely idee!!!!
xx petra

pinky said...

Stunning cards Coops, I love them in the pastel colours and all that embossing. Thanks for joining us at LCI this week.
Pinky

Donna Mosley said...

Two stunning cards Nic, love the gorgeous poinsettias and embossed pearl card. You will be sleepy head soon after your early start.

Donna x

Crafty Chris said...

Both stunning cards couldnt pic which colour I like best and the BG in white really makes them stand out, beautiful.
Chris x

Eskimo Frosting said...

Beautiful and very effective.

Jayne
x

jenny said...

Such pretty cards Coops.....love the poinsetta image and they look fab with the sparkle :)

Jenny xx

THERESA said...

Absolutely stunning, as always............:))
Love the glass glitter, is it the German make??
lotsa luv

xxxtglxxx said...

These are so cool!
Love the poinsettas in contemporary colours, and they look so wintry.

hugs

xxalisonxx

Andrea C said...

Beautiful work xx

Paulagriff said...

These are gorgeous, stunning colours! Paula :) xx

Janette said...

OMG Nic, these are just stunning, I just love them soooooo much..xxx

Fluffles said...

These are really lovely so I guess you are right, poinsettia's don't have to be red! Jx

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

Hi Nic, simply gorgeous christmas cards and I think I feel inspired.....I might make some similar....thanks for sharing!
love and hugs
chris richards
xxxxxxxxxxx

Sue said...

Loving them Nic,gorgeous cards.
Hugs Sue xx

Jules said...

These are brilliant Coops!

Love the embossing and the crushed glass glitter.

A beautiful look.

Love Jules xx

Marilyn said...

These are gorgeous... the colour against the white is spectacular!

Debs M said...

ooh lovely, very stylish x

Wendy said...

These are so beautiful Coops, must have a play with Ruths beautiful poinsettia image.
Wendy xx

Sandra said...

Stunning cards Coops, I love them in the pastel colours and all that embossing:) Sandra H

Fleur said...

These are gorgeous, love the simplicity with the pretty flower
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Vicky said...

Simply stunning Coops...! love this image and the frosting looks so effective too...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Netty said...

wowee Coops they are both fabulously stylish. x

Sarah said...

Hi ya, simply gorgeous. Love WoW and you've done it perfectly and so elegantly. Sarah

louise said...

Very pretty Coops
Hugs louise xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Ooooooo Coops!!! Might have to colour a poinythingy in a pastel color after seeing these - stunning cards matey! x

Lee said...

STUNNING,STUNNING,STUNNING.Hope you doing ok hunni.Huggles xxx

Jacq said...

Hi Coops,
WOW WOW WOW STUNNING!!!! Need I say more LOL....Absolutely adore everything about these cards!!!! Total Perfection.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Liz's creative corner said...

OOH coops these are gorgeous hun, love the flowers and fab colours, great embossed detail too, hugs Liz xx

Creations by Shirl said...

Awesome set of cards... love those colours on both.....

jules said...

wow stunning Coops!!! i have one here i did in lilac but wasn't sure about it but now!!! wow!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are beautiful Coop's, but my fav has to be the blue, great design.
Kevin xx

Julie said...

These are beautiful, love all the texture

Tonje said...

Stunning as always. think I have to try out my pro marker soon It' a shame I have them all but never use them. Think this have to be my promise for the new year. you give so much inspiration.
Love ;)

CraftyLoops said...

Well Coops we all know from my blog that Im no stranger to photo heavy posts, lol. And compared to mine.....this would be a light post for photos on mine, heehee. I always find it strange when people (myself included) almost apologise for loads of photos.....I love seeing plenty of them....the more the merrier as they say. These cards are gorgeous. And Im pleased and proud to say that our dear Ruth is a local woman too!! Woowhoo for crafty Northern Irelanders. Really stunning cards. Lee x

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous cards Coops, love the flowers and the colours are beautiful...

Luv CHRISSYxx

Jennifer said...

Wowee Nic...these are stunning! xx Jenny xx

June Nelson said...

They are both so cute coops babe loving the pink cos its my fav colour xxxx

Sue said...

Theses are gorgeous. Sue x

Cor* said...

Beauts! Both are Beauties for sure! love the white pearly looking embossed paper!

Christine L said...

Oooooh Love them!
Hugs
Christine x

Jackie said...

Two stunning cards, I love both colours. That's the beauty of cardmaking, we don't have to stick to conventional colours :o)
Jackie xx

Jane said...

Beautiful Nic, I love them. Jane x
http://thecraftbucket.blogspot.com/

Ruth said...

WoW!!! These are quite simply stunning!! The poinsettias are gorgeous in those colours and the white shows them off to perfection!! Thanks a million! Ruth x

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie WOW these are absolutely stunning!! Hugs Pops x

Kristel said...

Wowww this is absolutely stunning Coops!!
Hugs Kristel

Juls said...

wow wow wow!!! these are just GORGEOUS!!!! LOVE every detail, the embossing and the swirls, are just so luxurious, and I LOVE your softly coloured poinsettias - just STUNNING!!! Hugs Juls

Elaine Stark said...

Fabulous cards. Elaine

Sue said...

Wow! these are gorgeous Coops!! Love the design with the embossing and flourish and those poinsettias are divine with glittery edges - really love them!!
Hope you have a good day!
Hugs Sue xx

Marion said...

Hi Nic,
These 2 are so simply elegant. Love them.
hugs
Marion

Susan Flynn said...

Simple elegance, I really love these Coops x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh WOW, WOw, WOW Nic, I absolutely love this! Don't they work so well in different colours too! Judy x

downrightcrafty said...

oh no my mobile post is not showing and I was totally blown away by these gorgeous cards too, mental note avoid the mobile bit
Hugs Kate xx

Wishcraft said...

So gorgeous Nic! Love the embossing and fab sparkly poinsettias :o) Lisa x

Katina said...

Oh WOW!!! Coops these are stunning!!! xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Ooh these are quite different for you but stil gorgeous. Glad I am not the only one still making Christmas cards. Marianne x

shell said...

Oh wow Coops these are amazing hun, thanks for joining us at Bling It On this month.
Shell xx

amanda stokes said...

Hi Coops!
These are gorgeous,love your colour choices they look so pretty
I'm so glad i've made all my christmas cards already :) xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
oh wow these are totally gorgeous, your poinsettas are beautiful, stunning card,fab design, sue,x

Nicola said...

Beautiful cards Coops, the poinsettia's are gorgeous with the frosty tips and brilliant WOW design!
Love Nicola xxx

Little K Smith said...

Oooh these are gorgeous! I love the frosting on the flowers and I love that swirly die again too, I think I need it! :D
Kelly.x

Cazza said...

So pretty Coops, what beautiful cards!
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

You're right. Who said they had to be red? I LOVE the blue and pink versions on your stunning cards. You created a couple of amazing and elegant cards. WOW!

Kim said...

Fab, fab, fab cards! Love everything about them!!! xxx

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

awesome!
apparently we all loved these!
=)
glad you shared at ABC as well!

hugs, Leah

Emma H said...

Just gorgeous, love them! Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky's "Anything Goes" challenge!

coldwaters2 said...

That is one of the great things of being a crafter you can use whatever colours you want whether they are the correct ones or not, I have been so inspired by you that I have started colouring my images with way out coloured hair something I would never of dreamt of before, lol. These look fantastic I have used blue for a Poinsettia for a DT project coming up in a couple of weeks and I think they look super, I adore the elegant scroll work and the designs of these, top notch work Nic.
hugs
Lorraine x

Christine said...

Wow, Coop 4th entry at SSS! You've been one busy girl!! Love these cards that you made. The textures are beautiful and so eye catching. Love that Memory Box dies. I just ordered that same one this morning. Now I really can't wait to get it. Lovely coloring on the flower too!!
Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Arline said...

What beautiful cards! Love the take on the poinsettia, stunning xx

Karen said...

These cards are just stunning. So beautiful. I love the glitter on the flowers. xx

Flowergirl said...

These are beautiful, very elegant x
Wendy x

Debs said...

simply stunning hon :0)...thanks for sharing with us at Bling It On..hugs Debs x

Pam said...

Love the simple but effective LO of these cards Nic. I like your pink & blue poinsettas too, really eye catching with all the white & love the added sparkle too.