Friday 12 December 2014

A bit more traditional!

Good Friday Morning,
Today's card is a little more 'traditional' looking.
I started by die cutting my sentiment with Creative Expressions Californian Collection, Matting Basics, I mounted that on another die cut from the same Californian Collection but Decorative Frames and I then Used the largest of that Die set to make a frame on my Coconut white card, that had been embossed with the Holly Swirls Embossing Folder.  I put mounting foam on the back of this white card and matted it onto some silver card then on an A5 base card, I dropped my sentiment into the aperture that I had left.
To decorate around the frame I used the second smallest of the Poinsettia dies from Spellbinders, cut it out three times in red and then one in green for the leaves.  I ticked some foliage underneath, pine dies by Impression Obsession and their 'leafy Branch' die and also CE Holly Sprig die, I put three poinsettias on top of the foliage at the bottom and a small one at the top to try and balance the design, I finished by adding some flat back crystals on to the centres of the flowers.
let me know what you think, I always love reading your comments
Just to let you Milo is much better it was self inflicted, he managed to get into Becca's room and eat most of a bag of white doggie chocolates, naughty boy, I would like to think that he knew better than to eat them again, but I have my doubts!
oh and Paul is home too! yay
Crafty hugs
Sandra xxxxxxxx

Here is a close up of the flowers xxxx


  1. Good morning Sandra. A very frosty one at that oh how I am not looking forward to the drive to work. ( black ice).
    Anyway todays card is gorgeous and stunning. Love your design. Great that Paul is home again and Milo is feeling better. Hazel x

  2. Thank you Hazel, please drive carefully xxxxx

  3. Hi Sandra. A beautiful card, I love all of the leaves behind the poinsettias, you always get just the right amount to look full without going over the top, it's perfect. Glad to hear that Milo is feeling better today, and that you can relax now Paul is back. Have a good day my lovely : ) Take care

  4. Morning Sandra.
    Love love love it. Im certain there are so many family and friends that look forward to birthdays, Christmas etc to know they will get a Sandra card through their post box.
    Nice to read you have husby home again today. Enjoy your time together.
    Stay safe Hazel - slow and steady hon.
    Hugs to all, and looking forward to seeing our Saturday card : )

    Have a good dau.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  5. Hi Sandra
    As always your card is stunning. Mind you it looks more stunning in the flesh so to speak. Mind you your stunning creation with flowers, poinsettas and greenery really set your cards apart you lovely lady.And guess what I went home and bought yesterday. Yes, holly leaves and the vinery. Couldn't see the greenery but will have another look today. I hope that Milo had a good telling off for eating to much chocolate. Mind you I to love chocolate and could quite easily stuff myself with chocolate. Although not white I must add. I'm glad that Paul is now back home.

  6. Hi Sandra. I love the way you use flowers and greenery on your cards. When I try to do that it looks a mess, so I am in awe of how lovely yours look. Looking forward to tomorrows offering. Glad hubby will be home soon, what a cheeky Milo. Hugs Theresa (TOB)

  7. Hi Sandra,
    What a beautiful traditional Christmas card, I love your little Floral decoration, it's all beautiful thank you. Pleased Milo is okay, and hopefully has learnt his lesson. Great Pauli is back toda, you can relax and enjoy your weekend. Take care love Brenda xx

  8. Good morning lovely lady,what a stunning card Sandra I love how you do your flowers & greenery you add just the right amount it's all gorgeous looking forward to tomorrow's card. Glad Paul's home & that Milo is ok.
    Big big Hugs Love Lynda xx

  9. HI Sandra
    A lovely card you amaze me being able to post a new card everyday. Very late as yesterday took more out of me than I realised unable to do anything today. Looking forward to tomorrow's card.