Saturday, December 10, 2016

Winter Wishes

Happy Weekend!  I hope you are enjoying the festive season.

It's colder than average for this time of year... what happened to our 'above normal' temperatures?   It's minus 8 this morning with a few snow flurries.   It's also that time of year when we don't see the sun too much.   

I have a card to show today that was inspired by the very talented Miranda Degenaars.  It was her beautiful sample cards at the Posthumas shop in Amsterdam many years ago that gave me the 'stamping bug' which has not left since.


I added a bit of Brusho's sprinkled and spritzed before stamping.  The Poinsettia (embossed with silver, coloured with Brushos and fancy cut into layers) and little dot stamp are by Magenta.  The Holly branch & sentiment are by Impression Obsession also embossed with silver.   I added a lilttle silver embossing enamel and splattered white acrylic paint over the flower & background.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.
Shirleyx

21 comments:

brenda said...

Brusho's beautiful dimension and a Poinsettia, once can ask for no Shirley.

Have a good weekend, the frosty days have left us and now we have rain.

B x

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Shirley, love the gorgeous flower and the colours are wonderful. Fabulous background, never used Brushos, but they could be on the wish list, Kate x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is a beautiful card Shirley. I really like how you've given the Poinsettia dimension and the colours that you've used look fabulous. Happy Crafting, Sandra x

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic card and a wonderful colour scheme. It's cold and damp here, doesn't feel festive! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

Pat said...

That is a beautiful Poinsettia Shirley and I love the design you have stamped on it and the pretty holly stamped in the background, and all coloured wonderfully with the Brushos. A gorgeous card! x

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning card. Just got back from Holland and Skipper is going into hospital on Tuesday. Hope all is well at your end. Purrs to Archie.

chrissie said...

Fabulous Shirley and great idea with the embossing colour

Love Chrissie xx

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, beautiful card and also love all kind of pigment powders to work with! I am honored that I have inspired you and that you still have the ' stamping vibes'! Keep on making the world a bit more beautiful! hugs from across the ocean, Miranda xx

Sandy said...

Stunning - as always, beautiful colors!
Sandy xx

Margik said...

Beautiful card Shirley. Love the colors and the embossed texture.
Mar x

Shirley Chillman said...

Stamping is such a fabulous hobby because look at all the fabulous things we can make with them.

This card is no exception Shirley all that lovely layering of the poinsettia and a background that blends perfectly. Who could wish for more.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning card!! Beautifully put together! Miranda is indeed one of the most talented stampers, - I am not surprised that she insired you!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A stunning card Shirley, Miranda certainly inspires me I just wish that I lived a little closer then I could attend one of her workshops. Have a great weekend.

Sue xx

MaryH said...

Amazing colors with your Brusho-s and I'm loving this green poinsettia with the swirls in the leaves! It's very dimensional & lush, and tucking the IO holly leaves under the poinsettia added even more sparkle. It's just a gorgeous card, but then yours always are! TFS & Merry Christmas.

Annette P. (aka LonettA) said...

So wonderful card! I like those colours!

Enny said...

Wow, such a beautiful card Shirley, absolutely stunning ! Gorgeous background and colours ! What a lovely hobby we have, you were inspired by Miranda and I'm inspired by you ! All the best ! Enny

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous card Shirley love your colouring and image used. Hope all's good your way.x{aNNie}

Gerrina said...

It is a beautiful card again and again a beautiful flower! Loveall the greens! Hugs, Gerrina

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--when I saw the picture I thought it looked like a Magenta stamp & I see it is! Such a gorgeous card, Shirley, & think I have that stamp or one very similar, so I'm pinning this & am determined to use my old stamp!

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful dimensional poinsettias, Shirley!

Win Dinn said...

Lovely card, Shirley; poinsettias are always so indicative of this time of year aren't they? Happy weekend, my friend! xo