Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Poinsettias...Happy Little Stampers~October Christmas Challenge, CAS(E) this Sketch #146, The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge, Christmas Card Challenges #47~Anything Goes, STAMPlorations~Anything Goes

Hello,

Wednesday evening....already!

So, back in early October, when the Happy Little Stampers October Challenge

appeared, I was feeling very sorry for myself. Poinsettia-less, my collection was. Or so I thought. A little rummage through my stash Monday evening, to organize my Christmas stuff and guess what appeared...not one, but two poinsettias.  They'd completely escaped memory (yikes!).  Anyway, delighted I found them, and so, I've brought them out to play!

My STAMPlorations poinsettia, Chameleon pens coloured, lightly surrounded by a sky blue 'dot' stamp, also from STAMPlorations and, in betwixt and between,  my new sentiment from Happy Little Stampers, is joining the gallery at CAS(E) This Sketch #146




NOTE: Thrilled and delighted to see this card selected as a Happy Little Stampers Favourite.  THANK YOU! 

My second features a Penny Black die, sponged with distress inks and pounced with Perfect Pearls for some shimmer and shine, set atop a STAMPlorations Flourishes stencil, inked with Delicata Gold, and sporting a Happy Little Stampers sentiment.


And another two cards added to my Christmas collection...yayyy!!

Also joining the galleries at:

STAMPlorations~Anything Goes


Christmas Card Challenges #47~Anything Goes




Wishing you a wonderful Thursday and thank you sooooo much for dropping by!
Hugs,



37 comments:

  1. Wonderful cards, Carol! I am so happy that you found some poinsettias in your stash! Your colourings is beautiful and I think I am definitely sold on getting some Chamelons ;) Loving the sentiments you chose from the Mixed Christmas Sentiments set - perfect to match your poinsettias. This will be pinned to our fan board. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

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  2. Wow, look at the pretty poinsettias coming out to play! Wonderful work! You definitely have acquired a lovely touch with those pens. So, so pretty! The second card with the die against the stenciled background is so elegant. Terrific cards, Carol! So happy you were able to play. Hugs! :)

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  3. Both cards are quite awesome. I do love the mc on the 2nd card; great font!

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  4. Oh, these are both beautiful, Carol! I love your take on the CTS sketch -- it's so pretty!

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  5. Beautiful cards. Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

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  6. Two gorgeous poinsettia cards Carol!! Isn't is amazing why stamps we forget about??!! I know there are many that have slipped my mind and I need to start sorting through so they see some love. :) I'm so happy you found your gorgeous stamp ... and die-cut. Two beautiful designs. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

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  7. Oh, and thank you so much for the lovely comment you left me the other day. That was so sweet!! I know I have missed keeping up with commenting on your blog as well. Life gets busy ... but know that I am always checking out your makes, even if I don't leave a comment. You are inspiring!! xx

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  8. Your coloring on your poinsettias is stunning Carol! The shading is perfection and of course you know I love me some dies! The layers and shading on your bloom is beautiful too! I want to come over and watch you at work!

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  9. Oooooh both of your cards are utterly delightful! So glad you found those beautiful poinsettias! You did a lovely job coloring them! The Penny Black die is so pretty too! So happy to see you coming out with your Christmas cards! Have a happy weekend! ((Hugs))

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  10. Oh, Carol I am swooning over these cards! The oinsettias are the first are gorgeous an dbeautifully colored. I really like the PB die, too. You've inspired me to go look through my bins of Christmas stamps and dies. I'm certain I'll discover something long forgotten. :) xo

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  11. It's almost like getting new stamps when you find those forgotten ones, isn't it?!! So glad you did, as these are just delightful! Your coloring with those chameleon pens is fabby, girl. You really should do a video. I really do love these beauties. And the fonts on those sentiments has really captured my attention...might have to do a little shopping, haha! Bev

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  12. Very pretty cards my dear! Thank you so much for ALL your comments - you're a crazy chick :-) Have a great day! Sendind you greetings from Switzerland, Marlene

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  13. Card number 1 is gorgeous, Carol, but card number 2? Out of this world!!!

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  14. Simply STUNNING and uber delightful!! What a gorgeous stamp you found and the die card is lovely beyond compare!!! You have just aced this, my dear friend, TOTALLY ACED it!!! Just incredible the way you added just the right touches to each of these cards to make your Poinsettias the star!! You are awesome!!!

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  15. You didn't just find a poinsettia stamp but even a die! How wonderful is that? Love the Delicata background!

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  16. Love both of your cards! Beautiful colouring on the stamped one! And great stenciled backdrop for the die cut one! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

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  17. Simply stunning, Carol. Beautifully coloured poinsettias!
    hugs, Asha

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  18. Gorgeous, love how you have coloured your poinsettia, Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers.

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  19. I'm definitely poinsettia-less - no stamps of poinsettias hidden anywhere!!! (I've got such a small amount of stamps, I know them all and don't have any to be happily discovered :( !!!) And what a great poinsettia that is, that you've got there, Carol!!! So beautifully coloured and so creatively used with the CTS sketch!!! The flower on the second card is simply stunning and I love the subtle stenciled bg!!!!! Two lovely cards!!!
    Have a great weekend!!!

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  20. I'll get right to the 'point' here....these out of mind, then found 'point'settias are gorgeous! AWESOME coloring on the first card - love the diagonal design. 2nd card - what a beauty! The leaves look like they have a soft flocking - so pretty!

    Heading out your way either the weekend of Nov. 21st or Nov 28th. Will be a whirlwind trip, but will try hard to squeeze in a coffee date :)

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  21. So happy you joined us at CTS! Those poinsettias are gorgeous and so beautifully colored!

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  22. These are both so very pretty, Carol ... I'm particularly taken with the dimension on the second ... seems I could just reach in and pick it! Hugs, Anita :)

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  23. Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges. Marsha DT @ SCCC

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  24. Isn't it fun when you find stuff you'd forgotten you had?! Gorgeous cards - love the die-cut one.

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  25. Love that Poinsettia!! Great card. :) Thanks for playing along with Happy Little Stampers.

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  26. Both cards are very beautiful. Thank you for such an extraordinary inspiration and sharing with HLS.
    BozenA

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  27. Two gorgeous floral cards, and as different as can be. I am so glad you found your poinsettias. Did you know that the town I live in, Encinitas, California, is the poinsettia capital of the world? I kid you not. Of course, I do not have any poinsettias.

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  28. Both flower card are gorgeous ,Carol! The first was a beautiful choice for the sketch and I love the elegance of the sentiment and background on your second card, A winner!

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  29. What can I say other than beautiful? They are both so beautiful. I am such a fan of the soft background on the second card too. I need to try that again. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  30. Gorgeous! Both of them. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge :)
    Gayatri xx

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  31. Fabulous cards!! Really love your take on the sketch with the first card!!

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  32. Two really gorgeous cards, Carol! Whenever you color with your Chameleon pens I just swoon, and this is no exception...your Poinsettia's are stunning! Your die cut bloom on the 2nd card is so pretty, and I love your stenciled background!

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  33. I absolutely adore that die cut flower with a bit of shimmer and the hint of a stencil in the background - truly lovely.

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