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:

Denise and Louise said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Crafty Chris said...

stunning card Lisa luv the flowers.
Chris x

Debs M said...

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

Debs said...

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

Rose Petal said...

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

Tina said...

simply beautiful...wow such amazing color

Tina

Lauri Ingram said...

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

Linda Callahan said...

Just beautiful! The flowers are lovely!

heidy said...

Oh I love it Lisa this is beautiful!
Hugs Heidy

Christine L said...

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

Little K Smith said...

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

Pauline said...

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

Jan said...

Beautiful card Lisa xx Jan

coldwaters2 said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Donna Mosley said...

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

Donna x

Diane's Card Designs said...

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

melsanford said...

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

Vicky said...

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

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Doreen said...

Your card is stunning Lisa.xxx

Jenny said...

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

sarah-Jane said...

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

Kelly Schelske said...

The finished product is gorgeous Lisa, love it!!

Tracey T said...

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

Donna said...

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

Claire said...

Beautiful card! Hugs, Claire x

Nannieflash said...

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

Rica said...

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

coops said...

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

xx coops xx

Kat said...

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

Helen said...

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

Helen x

Cazza said...

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

Marianne's Craftroom said...

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

Juls said...

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

xGemmax said...

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

Jen said...

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!

Lesley said...

Amazing! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Tui Nathan said...

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

Christy Q said...

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

Sue said...

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

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

A very elegant a luxurious looking Christmas card.

Love it!

Gorgeous papers too.

Love Jules xx

Louise said...

It's lovely - so sophisticated x

Cindy said...

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

Christine said...

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

Sue said...

Just stunning Luv Sue x

Jennifer said...

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