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Thursday 17 October 2013

Gotta Love A Poinsettia

Hi Folks
Hope you are well.  Only one more day to go and the weekend is here.  Been a busy week at work and got a couple of orders for cards stacked up so will be busy crafting come Saturday.

Some of you may have noticed that my blog has changed.  My previous blog design was a free blog template from Leelou blogs.  However, I discovered this morning that all the free blog templates will no longer be available from Saturday 19th October - yes, this Saturday.   In fact, all the free templates are going to be deleted.  So I decided I had to do something rather quickly.  I headed over to blogger and have just used one of their standard templates.  I know that several of you out there have free blog templates from Leelou so you can read all about the change here.  

Anyway, now onto my card share for today.  

I used the Papermania First Noel Poinsettia stamp for this card.  I stamped the image onto green and red cardstock and embossed with gold embossing powder.  Several images were stamped and embossed so I could cut them out and layer the image up.  For the card itself I kept it quite simple.  Used my dotty embossing folder to emboss some white card which was then matted onto green mirror board.  Added some green ribbon to the side of the embossed panel and topped with a punched out snowflake.  I added a sentiment and some gems to finish off.  I also distressed the edges of the white panel and the sentiment with distress ink.

I then went on and did another colourway.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Lisa B - Traditional christmas
Penny Black and More - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
OSAAT - Winter Wonderland
Robyns Fetish - Square cards only
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Embossing
Bunny Zoes - Ribbon
LEJ Designs - Celebrate
The Stamping Boutique - Bling it
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon
Crafty Little Fairies - Christmas in October
CRAFT - Christmas


Linda Simpson said...

These are gorgeous Mags. Love poinsettias too.

Linda xxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Mags. The poinsettias are wonderful, I love the colours.
I only found out yesterday that the free blog templates were going so I was pleased that I had already changed mine to something simpler.
Sue xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Wow mags, these are fab. Love them
Hugs Kelly

rachel said...

two beautiful cards Mags - poinsettias are just fabulous xx

DesignerDiva said...

Wow Mags this is stunning!
Hugs Laurie xx

Jennifer Johnston said...

Two beautiful cards Mags, very striking. Love the poinsettias. Love the new blog background by the way, looks good. Hugs Jennifer xxx

Chana Malkah said...

Both designs are gorgeous, Mags! I love your treatment of the Poinsettia. The swiss dot embossing is perfect for this CAS style! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create! Also, thanks so much for being a faithful participant in our challenges. We are so appreciative of the support!
Chana, Owner

Andree said...

Both fabulous cards Mags. I love this stamp and how you've used it.

Thanks for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge and good luck x

Sharon said...

I love the poinsettia Mags. The dotty paper looks gorgeous and love the flower in white on your second card.
Enjoy your crafty day on Saturday.
Hugs Sharon. x

bumblebee creations said...

Beautiful cards!! Gorgeous!

* Shell B.* said...

Fabulous cards Mags, love how used the image 2 times and they look so different!
Good to see you join us for the OSAAT Challenge, hope to you come back soon!¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
Shell in Alaska

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Beautiful and elegant design Mags. What a gorgeous poinsettia! Susan x

Kirsten said...

Morning Mags, I love these gorgeous cards, great colours & the poinsettias look great. Thanks for joining the Lisa B Designs challenge & good luck.

Shirley said...

I can understand why you bought this beautiful stamp Mags. The Poinsettia is beautiful and the embossing gives it so much depth.It looks lovely in either colour too.
Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Penny Black and More this month and good luck in our prize draw.
We hope you will join us again next month when we will have more prizes up for grabs.


Unknown said...

Stunning Mags, love both colour ways xxx

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

What wonderful cards! The two colour ways are both gorgeous and look so different. The red one is my favorite as it adds that gorgeous cold colour.

Thank you so much for joining us for this weeks LEJ Designs Challenge No. 75 - Celebrate.

LEJ offers great weekly challenges with great images and craft goodies from our wonderful sponsors.
I hope to see you join in with us again :-)

<3 & hugs
Lisa xxxxx LEJ DT Organiser

Unknown said...

Mags this is outstanding, and so very elegant xxx

Ingrid Mason said...

Wow, Mags, what stunning card, they are so elegant and the beautiful poinsettia has Such impact against your crisply embossed background. Layering the blooms, as you have, really looks as though you have plucked them off a live plant. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

Ingrid Mason said...

Wow, Mags, what stunning card, they are so elegant and the beautiful poinsettia has Such impact against your crisply embossed background. Layering the blooms, as you have, really looks as though you have plucked them off a live plant. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous and that poinsettia is just scrumptious.
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Alyx said...

So pretty and elegant Mags. Really gorgeous Christmas cards.

Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

crafty-stamper said...

very elegant Christmas card love the embossing and both colourways on the poinsettias-thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue create
Carol DT x

downrightcrafty said...

both look fabulous but do love the white poinsettia
Hugs Kate xx

Ali said...

Gorgeous cards! Such a striking design with the embossed panel and the large flower. Just lovely. :)

Thanks for joining in our Winter Wonderland challenge at OSAAT this week.


MagsB said...

What gorgeous CAS cards! I love Poinsettias!

love Mags B x

Wendy said...

These are gorgeous Mags, love the poinsettias.
Wendy xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Good luck.

Amy A said...

Mags these are both gorgeous! Love how you've showcased the poinsettiasThank you for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week. 

Amy ~DT

CraftyGirl said...

Mags, both cards and just lovely. I am very glad you joined us this week at TSB. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. :)


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Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Mags
A very beautiful card, love the background.
Thanks for joining in the lejdesigns Challenge

Josephine said...

Oh, these are gorgeous, and so elegant!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Stef H said...

2 beautiful cards and just the right amount of bling! thank you so much for joining us at TSB.

maureenjscott said...

Fabulous card, love how it has a totally different look with a different colour! great! Thanks for sharing at Crafting By Designs this week! Mo dt x

~ginny said...

A very nice CAS look to these cards Mags! I bet the mirror board is really beautiful in person! And I think the Swiss dotted background is perfect for the poinsettia as well as for our theme! Thank you for sharing your project in the “Add Some Embossing” Challenge at Craft Your Passion.
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katslittlepassion said...

Fabulous project :)
Thanks for participating in CYP challenge!

Craft Your Passion DT

susiestacey said...

A lovely card, pretty poinsettia stamp. Thank you for joining the Penny Black & More @ Allsorts Anything Goes challenge and good luck x Susan x