Thursday, 1 December 2011

Marianne Design Poinsettia

It's Thursday which means it was my day for sharing a card over on The Stamp Basket blog.  For some reason I just couldn't get in a colouring mood so I decided not to force it (the results are usually terrible when I do!) and made something different instead.



The result is very.... sensible... for me, isn't it?  I love everything I've used but I'm not completely sure about the finished card!

I cut the poinsettias from some thick mulberry paper that was bundled into a drawer and forgotten.  Because the mulberry paper is nice and soft, I was able to emboss the detail on each petal using a tiny ball tool - I think there's an embossing die that goes with the one I've got which would have done that bit for me, but the embossing tool worked fine.  The papers are from the gorgeous GCD Studios pad 'joyful peace', with coredinations cardstock, the border was cut with the MS doily lace punch and the sentiment is a Pink Petticoat one.

The following items are available from The Stamp Basket
Marianne Design Creatables 'poinsettia serrated edge' die
GCD Studios 'joyful peace' papers
Martha Stewart doily lace punch
Dovecraft adhesive gems

There are paper bargains to be had at The Stamp Basket at the moment, as Janet is having a sale on all paper packs until Saturday - 20% off all packs... shame I'm on a paper ban isn't it?!

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:

I'm still aiming at opening a shop on either Etsy or Folksy - wish I could make up my mind which to use!  I thought I'd start off mainly selling tags and I'm quite enjoying myself... yesterday I made almost 150 tags lol.  Even hubby said he was impressed :o)  So I might be a bit quieter for a little while, as I've got some orders and my little tag production line to get on with.  I'm sure I'll still be around fairly regularly though!

47 comments:

  1. Lisa this is beautiful - I love it.
    Good luck with the shop - whichever one you decide on!!
    Hugs
    Denise xx

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  2. This is gorgeous Lisa, I'm very impressed that you are sticking to your paper ban!! Sue x

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  3. stunning card Lisa luv the flowers.
    Chris x

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  4. gorgeous card, great papers and flowers. Good luck with the tags/shop x

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  5. Gorgeous card Lisa - love the rich deep red flowers - perfect!
    Good luck with the shop.
    Debs xx

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  6. Hello Lisa. What a beautiful and very classy card.. Gorgeous papers, love the border and your Poinsettia flowers are stunning. Love the richness of it all. Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra xxx

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  7. simply beautiful...wow such amazing color

    Tina

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  8. What a beautiful flower! Gorgeous color and design! Thanks for joining Freshly Made Sketches!

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  9. Just beautiful! The flowers are lovely!

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  10. Oh I love it Lisa this is beautiful!
    Hugs Heidy

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  11. I love your design Lisa.... that rich claret colour is perfect with the beige!
    Can't wait to see your tags..
    Hugs
    Christine x

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  12. Oh a gorgeous vintage style card Lisa, I love the flowers :)
    Kelly.x

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  13. Lovely Xmas card in these vintage colours, love those poinsettias and papers!

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  14. Beautiful card Lisa xx Jan

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous card Lisa those Poinsettia's look beautiful the embossing job you did really shows up I also love the papers.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  16. This is gorgeous Lisa, love those flowers! Good luck with your tags/shop!
    Helen x

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  17. Very beautiful Lisa, love the poinsettia's. Good luck with the shop hun, have fun with the tag making. :o)

    Donna x

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  18. Stunning card Lisa. Love he poinsettia's and colour combo.
    Diane xx

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  19. Gorgeous card! Those poinsettias are beautiful! Love the embossed detail :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  20. WOW......this is simply stunning sweetie I really love this & its going down as 1 of my faves.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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  21. Your card is stunning Lisa.xxx

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  22. I love it Lisa...agreed, it's quite different from your usual style but goes to prove your a talented crafter :)
    The embossed petals look so good I thought the die had embossed them, cute sentiment tab too :)
    Jenny x

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  23. Great Christmas card. I have just bought the same die, so you have given me some inspiration. xx

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  24. The finished product is gorgeous Lisa, love it!!

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  25. Wow, Lisa this is beautiful! A bit different for you but gorgeous nonetheless. Those flowers are stunning! xx

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  26. Wow Lisa, this is so stunning and elegant, gorgeous on the kraft hun :) Donna ♥ x

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  27. Beautiful card! Hugs, Claire x

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  28. Oh wow Lisa that is stunning I love the poinsettas and the papers are gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxx

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  29. A gorgeous card Lisa, the colours and designs are gorgeous, your poinsettias are are stunning!!!

    Thanks so much for joining us to the Simon Says Stamp challenge
    hugs
    xxHeatherxx

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  30. so stunning lisa.i love the poinsettas and your design is really classy :D
    good luck with the shop hun :D

    xx coops xx

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  31. Great card Lisa. I have these papers too and I love them and I love my poinsettia die too. You've put them together beautifully.

    BTW well done on the tags, that's an awful lot of tags you've made. Good luck selling them.

    Kat xx

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  32. Gorgeous, Lisa - those flowers are beautiful. Good luck with the shop and orders - hope it all works out for you.

    Helen x

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  33. Lisa this is so striking! The poinsettias are so pretty!
    Good luck with your tag production line :o)
    Hugs,
    Cazza
    xxx

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  34. These flowers look so pretty. 150 tags, wow. I can't imagine making that many. Good luck with the shop. I have folksy shop and haven't sold a thing on it. Marianne x

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  35. fabulous!!! Love the dimension of you have created with the poinsettia! Hugs Juls

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  36. Stunning card sweetie & those flowers look amazing too...
    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

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  37. The poinsettias are absolutely gorgeous and are perfect against the Joy to the World music. Such a lovely Christmas card and I'm so glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  38. Amazing! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  39. Beautiful in every sense ... loooove those gorgeous flowers!
    Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

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  40. What gorgeous poinsettias! Love the detail on them. Thanks for playing along with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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  41. Beautiful card Lisa. I love the lovely traditional colours and the Poinsettias are fab. Sue.x

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  42. Hi Lisa

    A very elegant a luxurious looking Christmas card.

    Love it!

    Gorgeous papers too.

    Love Jules xx

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  43. It's lovely - so sophisticated x

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  44. Simply gorgeous card! I love the poinsettias and the way you used the sketch. Thanks for playing with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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  45. Oh how gorgeous. I love those flowers!! The texture and the layers are beautiful!!
    Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
    xoxo, Christine

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  46. This is so pretty! I love the papers and your hand embossing in a wow. So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches!

    Jen Timko

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