Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Merry & Bright Christmas Poinsettia


Before I share todays project with you, please can I remind everyone that I have a wonderful set of stamps from Polkadoodles as a blog candy giveaway.

  Polkadoodles Christmas Sentiment Flourish clear stamp set

You can find the post and all details about how to enter HERE. Also I am happy to ship worldwide ...

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Oh boy have I had fun with the Christmas stamps from Polkadoodles and what is more, the images co-ordinate bautifully with the Holly Jolly 6" x 6" paper pad. Here's todays project and I have been playing with Christmas Poinsettia with Holly, Holly Jolly paper pad and lots of different Polkadoodles dies ...

The poinsettia stamp is a large stamp and creates a beautiful mutli-layered flower - if that is what you are after. My card blank for this project is 8" x 8" and as you can see from the photo below, the flower still 'holds it's own'.

I have distressed 2 papers from the Holly Jolly paper pad and once added to my card created faux stitching using Nikky's favourite stitching tool. To break up the papers, I have used a piece of decortive hessian - which I have had for eons - with another ribbon added on top. The sentiment you see is also from the same paper pad.

The poinsettia has been stamped 3 times and inbetween the layers, I have added some diffrent flourish die cuts and a few extra leaves. A decorative button finishes off the flower perfectly.

On one of the papers, you can find these adorable 'lickle' number tags and they are perfect for that 'small but needed' finishing touch. In this instance I have added a button with hesssian strands attached.

The decorative border you can see by the tag and also under the hessian, (see below), is the top of the Elegant Gate die - doesn't it make a 'cool' border? Sadly this die set is 'out of stock' at the mo but I'm sure if you nag Nikky a little ... who knows ...! As a final embellishment, I have added some clear dewdrops and a very lickle mitten button.

Many thanks for popping over and don't forget to enter my blog candy for the chance to win a fabulous Polkadoodles clear stamp set.

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I would like to enter my 'Merry & Bright' card in to the following challenges:
Artistic Inspiration - anything goes
Crafting from the heart - anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkie's - anything goes
Addicted to stamps - anything oes with flowers
Classic DT challenge - anything goes
CHN's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes
CHN's Christmas Challenge (weekly) - anything goes/traditional colours
CHNC Challenge extra - anything goes


Jackie T said...

Hi Lou your Christmas card is gorgeous. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Kathy said...

Love this sooooo much, all the gorgeous colours and layers are fabulous

Brawny x said...

Beautiful card Lou x

Julie Wilson said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love all the detail xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Lou love christmas cards Wish you put them in my facebookgroup christmas.

Gr Karin

SewPaperPaint said...

I have this beautiful paper set and a similar poinsettia. I adore your design and am inspired to give these papers some love. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Autumn

Paper and Stuff said...

Hi Lou
Gorgeous project. I particularly like the composition and colourway you've used. It's yummy! x

Keen Crafter's Hand Made Goodies said...

This is stunning Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

Marlies said...

A gorgeous Christmas card with a lovely poinsettia stamp! Beautiful designed and embellished! Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

Carla's Cards said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

Shabneez said...

Stunning creation Lou - I do love poinsettia at Christmas! Shabneez x

Ania said...


Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Ania DT

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

CraftingMum said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise DT x

Julie said...

This card is stunning. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Extra Challenge
Julie T

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Great card. I love this little mitten. Thank you very much for joining our challenge at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper. Hope to see you next time.
Hugs, Iwona