Friday, 13 September 2013

Golden Wreath

Christmas has got me all excited, lots of bling, shiny paper, glitter and gems just what I need to make a card, that's what I like about making Christmassy things.  Welcome to you all to my crazy world, that's the mood I am in today, don't know what has got into me but I just want to dance and sing and act silly.  Calm down girl the neighbours will talk.

Now down to business.  I thought I would have a go at another wreath card and this is what I came up with, hope it appeals to some of you lovely bloggers.

To make this wreath I cut two Grand Decorative Circles One, in gold mirri and card with musical design and offset them so the gold mirri is just showing behind.  Then I cut the Die'sire Ivy die in large and small in gold mirri card and laid them round the circle. Next Spellbinders Poinsettia in cream with Antique Linen Distressed ink colouring the embossing (difficult to see on here) and a gold gem in the centre.  I placed some leaves and berries from the Poinsettia set and a Happy Christmas sentiment in the centre.  I dotted some gems round the outer edge of the circle to add a bit of bling and gold ribbon to hang it up.
Today I have finally got round to trying out the stamps I bought ages ago from Stamps from Chloe.  I have not ventured into stamping seriously yet just the odd sentiment and decoration but as to real stamping well wish me luck.  My first attempt was ehhhhh a bit useless, trying too hard.  The more I tried the better it felt so I am now on a mission to make a card.  Luckily I recorded Chloe's demo on Create and Craft so I have some inspiration to follow till I get my head around stamping.
There are always new things to try in card making and I love to spread my wings and try different ways of doing cards.  Not successful all the time as I have declined to show them on here and sometimes I just cannot get my head around the instructions (maybe an age issue or me being impatient) but  I do try or am very trying.
Thank you for your wonderful comments on my posts and I am so happy you take the time to view and comment.  Erika at has been giving us a sneaky peak at the projects she has planned for her classes this weekend at Papeterie in Aberdeen and as  I cannot attend I am so excited to see what she will reveal next week.  Stop being a tease Erika.
That's it for today as always take care out there and hope to see some comments soon.
Wilma x x x


  1. Hello Wilma, love this project, what a lovely idea! I too love all the glitz & sparkle of Christmas & I'm busy working on projects for our next lot of projects for our classes in the shop.
    Amy x

  2. Hello Wilma, this is stunning, love the poinsettia die and the colours are gorgeous.

    I wish I was nearer to Erika to go to her demo, her work is fabulous. I've been to a couple she did here in Inverness the other year.

    anyway good luck with the stamping, I'm sure you will love it once you get going, hugs Kate x

  3. So pretty Wilma! Great bit of glitz for Christmas!

  4. This looks gorgeous, and afew would look great as a Christmas wall hanger. xxx

  5. This is fabulous Wilma! I love Christmas and all the gorgeous things we get to make. Something similar might make it's way into the Harrop household this year. Love and hugs from Christine xx

  6. Totally stunning Wilma! love it huggles Sue xxx


  7. Wilma this is so pretty in fact it's stunning.

    Hazel xxx

  8. fabulous creation Wilma, love those poinsettia`s, and a gorgeous shape card..

  9. Fabulous card Wilma. It looks so luxurious too. Have a nice weekend. Hugs Rita xxx

  10. This is so pretty Wilma! Fabulous! Carole Z xx

  11. Good morning Wilma,
    This is absolutely stunning I love it.
    As far as "stamping" stick with it, it will get easier. I am not a stamper either but I love to play and see what I can do .......... usually make a mess but we all have to learn.

    Keep thinking back to when you told me that your creations were not good enough to show people. Well my friend what you are showing on your Blog I know everyone loves. Keep up the wonderful work

    Patricia xxxx

    1. Thank you Patricia, you always seem to have my back. Without your encouragement I would never have ventured in Blogland.

      Wilma x x

  12. Wilma just love your fabulous wreath fabulous colours


  13. Morning Wilma,
    Lovely wreath card, I have also made a couple of wreath cards with a holly die cut very pleased with the result. Keep with the stamping at the end of the day its only a piece of card.

  14. What a beautiful wreath card Wilma, a few of these would make a gorgeous wall hanging. Hugs, Jen x
    Krafty Keepsakes

  15. Hi Wilma
    Amazing wreath. As others have said, would make a lovely decoration at Christmas.
    I guess we all have moments of confidence issues but we are all our own worst critics.
    Your work is great Wilma!
    Best wishes
    Ang x

  16. Hi Wilma,
    another stunning, creation. You are getting very professional at all your lovely work. Love this creation ,it's a fab idea.
    Have a wonderful crafty weekend.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  17. Wonderful design Wilma.

    Regards diane

  18. Gorgeous Wilma, love the bling! I stamp a lot but sometimes it's nice to make a card without stamping. Erika's work is lovely, I always pop over to her blog to see what she's been up to.

    Kat xx

  19. The teasing is over Wilma and I do hope they're not a disappointment?! Thanks for the lovely mention too. x
    I love your wreath especially as you are using one of my all time favourite Spellbinder die, the poinsettia.
    Enjoy your weekend and happy crafting, hugs Erika. x