Sunday 14 September 2014

CAS Poinsettia

Well I am now at the end of my week off work and I feel worse than I did at the start. We had the in-laws over to help put a new roof on the 'sunroom' (not really a good name now as the roof is solid). So my relaxing week off work went out the window. Not a single lie-in all week and constantly being told 'do this, do that'. I took the week off work to relax and get some stitching bits finished, but that did not happen, nor has any of the chilli jam been made yet - so that is todays job!!  I am really not impressed at all - but at least the sunroom should not leak anymore.

Anyway, onto my Christmas card for this week. I followed the sketch from Jingle Belles, which was a pretty CAS design:

So here is the card I came up with:

I covered the base card with poinsettia paper from a Papermania paper pack. I then used gold ink with 'The Night before Christmas' sentiment which came free with this issue of Stamper magazine. I only inked the top two lines, and added the mouse stamp above the main poinsettia. I coloured the mouse using basic colouring pencils and added an Anita's poinsettia topper to finish the card.

I am entering this card into the following challenges (as well as the sketch challenge):
open-minded crafting #19 Roll out the red
Alphabet Challenge P is for Pretty Petals
ABC Christmas R is for Red Poinsettia
ooh-la-la #164 Clean and Simple
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas 194 Silent Night (Sentiment)
Completely Christmas #29
Delightful Sketches Simple Times (CAS)
Crafty Catz #246 CAS
CRAFT #276 Christmas
CASology Three (three elements - patterned paper, stamps and topper).

Anything Goes @ Scrapbook Stamp SocietyA Creative Romanceavenue 613Divas by Design and Crafting by designs


  1. Lovely Christmas card, I love everything with Poinsettias! Thanks so much for sharing and joining us at Divas by Design this week. Hugs, Mirella

  2. it's a beautiful Poinsettia card

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  3. Such a pretty card. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  4. Lovely design and composition. Thanks for sharing with 613 Avenue Create this week.

  5. Oh I love Pointsettas and they are perfect for our RED challenge over at Open-Minded Crafting fun! Thank you for joining us this fortnight. Melanie, DT

  6. Very pretty. I love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

  7. such a pretty card and at least you should now be dry lol, thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and hope to see you again

  8. Super CAS card hun love it and thank you for joining us at Completley Christmas hope to see u again real soon hugs Judith DT x

  9. what a PERFECT use of that pretty paper and i absolutely love the sentiment! thanks for sharing your great take on amy's lovely sketch with us at JINGLE BELLES! :)

  10. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  11. Very pretty, thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun.
    Julie DT

  12. A lovely take on the sketch, beautifully CAS. Thank for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges!

    Delightful Challenges DT

  13. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 194 and also for Completely Christmas 29 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for September - I'd love to see it there too. x

  14. Stunning CAS card, thanks for joining us at Open Minded challenges this fortnight for our Roll out the Red challenge.

  15. Such a pretty card!
    Thanks for joining us at Jingle Belles!

  16. Love your pretty poinsettias ... so glad you got sketchy with us at Jingle Belles.

  17. Great card. Such beautiful poinsettias.

    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


  18. Super cute card!!! love the great poinsettia. Awesome look.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  19. Fabulous card, lovely paper and stamps. Thanks for sharing with Anything Goes for September at Crafting By Designs. Mo xxx


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