Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Use a doily... No red, she said

This week, I've made one card to fit two challenges. Over at Bah! Humbug! the challenge is to use a doily, while the specification at Jingle Belles is to avoid that perrenial seasonal colour - red.

This card is heavily dependent on the cuttlebug and I really enjoyed making it. 

Mounted on cream linen cardstock, I have used Marianne Creatables dies and nesties to make the doily. The flourishes and poinsettia are also Marianne dies.

The poinsettia is inked with Vintage Photo DI and finished with an adhesive pearl in the centre.

I hope you like it,

Gina x


  1. wow! what an amazing and unbelievably elegant holiday card! i love the dies you've used and the way you've combined several different ones together to make such an incredibly intricate and beautiful design! really spectacular! ♥♥♥

  2. fabulous and stunning! i especially love the way you've woven the flourishes through the doily!

  3. Love how you wove your flourishes through the border ... such an elegant interplay between the gold & cream that really draws your eye into the design ... thank so much for joining our jingle belles journey.

  4. Oh Gina ... I'm absolutely in awe of this beautiful creation. The gold and cream combination works wonderfully with your design and the pretty poinsettia is perfect for an extra touch of elegance. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  5. oooooooooooooooooooooh Gina I love the way you have combined the swirls with the doilie die cut - so stunning -I must remember that it looks gorgeous.
    Love the gold and cream colour combo - very classy.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  6. Beautiful card Gina I love the cream and gold. What a brill Idea to weave your swirls. It's a stunner. Hugs x ChrisB

  7. Wow!! Love all that luscious gold and cream together. Absolutely STUNNING!! And I adore how you wove the flourish throughout the nestie. Really a superb effect. The poinsettia is the glorious cherry-on-top!! Beautiful card.

  8. What a beautiful card, I love the way the swirls weave in and out :)


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