Monday, October 7, 2013

Merry Christmas - with Guest Designer Martine Smith

Today I'd like to introduce you to Martine Smith, our October Guest Designer.  Martine resides in Rochester, Kent in the UK and I think we can all guess that she's been crafting most of her life.  Martine trained in floristry, but has been known to work in a chemist's shop (pharmacy to us North Americans).  About 4-1/2 years ago Tracey of Oyster Stamps asked if she'd like a job, and the rest is history.  Martine is now the Manager and does craft shows all over the country.  She is married with one daughter and has a beautiful Rottweiler named Tiffany.
Here is the first of two beautiful cards Martine is sharing with us.  I think you'll agree, there is something special about Martine's creations!

Martine tells us that the background can be scored on a Score Board of your choice by making a diamond pattern and then adding Liquid Pearls at the intersections. The poinsettia is the Blooming Poinsettia from Memory Box and the petals and candles are highlighted with Stickles.

The branches are all cut out from Spellbinders' Branching Out dies.

Other items used have thumbnail links (below) to the Quietfire website.
You may find Martine on the web here:
Make sure you follow her!  You won't be disappointed.

Products on the Quietfire Design website:


  1. Oh what a fabulous design and card from Martine, it is simply gorgeous!

  2. Fabulous card Martine and a such a lovely design...


  3. Stunning card as always never sees to amaze me with your exquisite designs.

    Love Sheila xx

  4. Martine this is absolutely gorgeous, I have actually seen some of your work and believe you me everyone it is fantastic, the attention to detail is amazing and wow the bling on them is out of this world. I am so pleased that she is a quest designer for Quietfire, believe me you will not be disappointed. Thank you for shareing - June in UK xxx

  5. How very elegant! I love this card. It is just beautiful!

  6. Martine in person is even lovelier than the art she makes. Great teacher, a good friend to have and I'm so chuffed that she's getting the recognition she deserves on t'ther side of the pond.

  7. Absolutely stunning card... fab design Martine :) hugs xxx

  8. Beautiful. Love the candles. Have a great day

  9. That card is an amazing piece of art. :)

  10. Love the background and the creative way Martine used the branches!

  11. Thank you for all your lovely comments ,I have enjoyed working with Quietfire Suzzane and Robyn have been great to work along side with .
    Big Hugs

  12. I am a loyal fan of Martine's work and the lady herself along with Oyster Stamps, they are my local Craft Supplier and are first class. This card is just another example of the stunning work the Martine produces regularly, she is a very talented lady and a fabulous friend as well.

    Hugs and Happiness to all Jan xxx

  13. beautiful card Martine, your flowers always look amazing!

  14. Hi Martine,
    Really love this card. X

  15. Stunning creation my friend, beautiful embossing and gorgeous flowers.
    hugs pam x

  16. Congratulations Hun - you've pulled it out of the bag yet again. Fabulous design, gorgeous flowers and lots of bling!


    Karen xxx

  17. Beautiful card! The link to the Glowing Candles Die is not working, it looks like embossed image in middle. Where can I find this Glowing Candles. thx. bluemoonbyniteatyahoodotcom

    1. Unfortunately the Glowing Candles die is sold out! Sorry, not sure when I'll have it back in stock.


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