When you make a conscious choice to be happy, no one can take it away from you because no one gave it to you: you gave it to yourself.

A quote from April Green's - Bloom For Yourself Journal

Monday, 6 August 2012

Crafty Boots - Postcards

Hello Happy Monday to you, it's time once more for a new challenge over at Crafty Boots Challenge blog and the theme this fortnight is POSTCARDS chosen by the very talented and lovely Gabrielle.

At first I was a little bemused about what to do, do I do a traditional style seaside type postcard, or should I write a postcard type project I wondered, but then my Hunkydory kit arrived and I saw this fabulous Christmas postcard and knew I had to use it. 

The base is a 8 x 8 Elegant edged card which I inked with distress ink (vintage photo).  I backed some coordinating card from the kit (which I inked too) onto gold Mirri card and stuck it onto the base card.

The postcard was backed with red Coredinations card.

I added a couple of extra embellishments from the sheet - the sentiment and stamp - before finishing it all off with a huge fabric Poinsettia. 

It didn't take long to make, but I think it looks fab, and will be kept back ready to give to one of my friends/family this Christmas.

I hope you'll join us in this challenge - don't forget postcards can be of any description - summer fun, Christmas wishes, travel or just a joke. 

Look forward to seeing your entries!

Take care Zo xx


Dee's Craft Room said...

I love your interpretation of this theme Zo, your card looks fantastic and I love that fabric poinsettia.

You now have at least one Christmas card than me, I really need to get my finger out and start making mine.

I hope you are feeling much better.

Dionne xxx

Gabrielle said...

Love how you have gone for a Christmas theme and it's just perfect! Love the colours and your poinsettia is stunning! Fabulous!

McCrafty's Cards said...

beautiful card Zoe, I like the vintage look of your post card and the poinsettia.
Kevin xx

emma mitchell said...

Hi Zoe , I just love everything about this stunning card especially your gorgeous flower.
Hugs Emma xx

Wendy Fraser said...

Just stunning, love that poinsettia xx

coops said...

wow this is stunning zoe.really gorgeous design and i love the poinsetta :D

xx coops xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Lovely seasonal card, Zoe! The flower is really eye catching! xx

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous Christmas card Zoe.

Emma Williams said...

Absolutely gorgeous Christmas's just stunning and I love that poinsettia, really effective and a fabulous focal point!

Sorry for not visiting as often as I'd have liked just problems and never having a minute to myself have kept me away but I've caught up on all your cards now and they're all fab!
Hope you're ok and looking after yourself.
Love Emma xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie, these are both gorgeous I love your colours Huggles Pops x x x

butterfly said...

Lovely postcard card! Love the rich reds and golds against the subtle sepia - super!
Alison x