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Monday 3 December 2012

Christmas Pointsettia

Happy Monday all!

Did you enjoy your weekend? I went to see my parents, due to teaching commitments I hadn't been able to go for quite a while so it was great to catch up and spend some time together.

Today I'm back in crafty mode. It seems all I am making these days are Christmas cards, I am amazed that I still have some new ideas for cards! This time I went with a more vintage-like style, using some Distress Ink and my trusty Distress Tool. The card came together pretty quickly in my head, I had already coloured and glittered the Poinsettia and the rest just came together naturally. Such a shame you can't make out the sparkle in the photo, but it ultrasparkly in real life! I made this card hoping to inspire you to participate in the new challenge over at PCD, themed "Christmas Flowers".

* Scalloped base card
* Platypus Creek Digitals Poinsettia, coloured with Promarkers
* Crafter's Companion Iridescent Glitter Spray
* Basic Grey Jovial DP, distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Distressing Tool
* K&Co Christmas Cheer Tag Pad, distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink
* Eline's Winterhuis Stamp Set
* Ribbon & Gems from Stash

As usual, you have two weeks to play along, hope to see you there!

* There She Goes (Tag You're It)
* Crimbo Crackers (Anything Goes)
* Wags 'n Whiskers (Christmas)
* Addicted to Stamps (Christmas)
* Forever Friends (Glitter & Sparkle)
* Lexi's Creations (Christmas)
* My Sheri Crafts (Christmas)
* There's Magic in the Air (Sparkle, Sparkle, Sparkle)
* Sparkles Forum (Christmas is Coming)
* Passion for Promarkers (Distressing)


  1. Lovely and very beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us at ATSC. Good luck. Hugs, Nicole

  2. This is gorgeous. I love the poinsettia and the colours are wonderful


  3. Super card. Love that poinsettia. Thank you for joining us on the Passion for Promarkers challenge this week.
    Edna x

  4. what a gorgeous card. I love the beautiful poinsettia image and your colouring looks fab. Thanks for joining in with our "distressing" challenge at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  5. This is beautiful. Thanks, for joining us over at There's Magic in the Air/Paper Cupcakes.

  6. Gorgeous poinsettia!
    Thanks for joining Wags 'n Whiskers!
    xxx Margreet

  7. Beautiful card, I love the vintage feel! Thanks for taking part in Sparkles 'Christmas is Coming' challenge xx

  8. Your card is GORGEOUS and it is disappointing when our gloriously sparkly creations won't show up online, but we all know it's ultra-sparkly!!! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us @ My Sheri Crafts!!!

  9. Hi Ciska!
    I was SO blessed to happen upon your beautiful blog today. You have so many delightful projects, and I was SO inspired. Thank you for that!
    I would like to let you know about Word Art Wednesday, and invite you to play along. We're always an Anything Goes challenge, and this week we have two awesome sponsors (Really Reasonable Ribbon and Paper Sweeties). I hope you will join us and play along.
    Have a great week, and I really hope you will join us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  10. Gorgeous card - I love the festive colours - very Christmassy!

    Thanks for joining our Fortnightly Challenge at Forever Friends Challenge Blog - good luck and hope to see you again soon :)

    Tanya xx

  11. Very pretty card... wonderful job with the poinsettia

    Thanks for sharing at My Sheri Crafts

  12. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time & good luck!
    Hugs Jo x

  13. So beautiful is your card, thank you for joining in our challenge at Forever Friends good luck with the challenge and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H x

  14. Lovely card
    Thanks for joining in with our Glitter and Sparkle challenge over at Forever Friends and good luck
    Julie x
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  15. Fabulous creation!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our * Christmas is coming * challenge

    Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
    Hugs Shaz x