Over at http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ the theme for this weeks Christmas card is P is for penguins or anything else beginning with P. This time I have focused on one of my favourite plants of the festive season, a native of Mexico I love the wonderful Scarlet colour of these plants.
Again the card is part of my charity recycling project and have been made from pre loved Christmas cards donated by work colleagues with the addition of some freebie backing papers.
I fussy cut the two Poinsettias from the front of a card which left the lovely sentiment because that was irregularly shaped I matted it onto a scrap of mat gold card. The backing is from the rear of another card which I trimmed to fit a 5x7 card blank and added a green doily the sentiment was placed in the top right hand corner and the Poinsettias positioned to hide the irregular edge. I finished with the flourishes cut from the back of another card and the bow salvaged from the front of a card. The finishing touches were bright red gems added into the centre of the 'flowers'
I am entering the card into the following challenges
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - P is for Penguin or anything else beginning with P
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything goes so long as it's Christmas