Monday, 21 November 2011

Christmas Foilage at MMM

We at Make My Monday are continuing our theme of Christmas for the month of November, for this week we would like to see your creations showing either  FLOWERS, FOILAGE or SNOWFLAKES. Such a wide choice available. Please pop over to the blog to check out the Design Teams creations which are fabulous, so many styles showing the required theme. i will again look forward to visiting your blogs.
For my card, I stamped my favourite swirl stamp, heat embossed with Silver Bells Wow! E.P.  added some pearls and crystals. I stamped the main image, the foilage heart wreath and ribbon as I had the dge of the card. Again added pearls and crystals to decorate, Matted onto a piece of silver mirri card.
Stamps used
Foilage heart from Chloe's Creative Cards    Swirl Stamp - La Blanche  - Bow stamp -Debbie Moore from the top of Christms Stockings.
For a complete contrast, I also made this card,  the layered poinsettia, being the focal point. I stamped onto both green and red card, using gold EP. Cut, layered the levels. In the centre of the poinsettia I glued small gold beads. Stamp designed by Dawn Bibby by Personal Impressions.
A little story of the Poinsettia.............................
A Mexican legend explains how Poinsettias came to be associated with Christmas. Apparently a little girl who could not afford a gift to offer to Christ on Christmas Eve picked some weeds from the side of the road. The child was told a humble gift, if given in love, would be acceptable in God's eyes. When brought into the church, the weeds bloomed into red and green flowers and the congregation felt they had witnessed a true Chrismas miracle in the village called Poinsettia. .................


  1. These are both gorgeous Caz. Love the wreath and the poinsettia is beautiful.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  2. Oh my gosh, Caz! These are stunning!!! LOVE the silver and white--so elegant!!! And that layered flower is fantastic!!! :)

  3. Both are gorgeous, the first one would be my favourite.
    Yvonne x

  4. Beautifully done. I had not heardvthis story before. Lovely! Yvonne

  5. Love the story behind Pointsettas...never a favourite of mine but as I am getting older I can appreciate them more and more. You know I adore both of these

  6. what adorable creations! love them both!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  7. You've created two wonderful Christmas cards.

  8. Two gorgeous cards Caz and I loved the story of the poinsettia.
    Anne xx

  9. I love both your cards Caz - the frostiness of your beautiful wreath and your gift wrap poinsettia card is fab too. We have a Christmas book that tells the tale of the poinsettia - it's such a lovely story! Vx

  10. Both so different but both so beautiful and both so elegant too, thank you for sharing about the poinsettias I never knew that sweet tale. XX

  11. Cazro this is an amazing card! That poinsettia is gorgeous. And the first card is so elegant. I love them. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such sweet comments. You said you like using tapestry stamps. Where do you get yours?