Heidi with poinsettia

I don’t know if this will be my last post before Christmas – but just in case it is, I would like to wish everyone who reads this a very Happy Christmas.

Heidi with poinsettia

I am now onto cards for my French friends, having left them till last as they don’t need to be posted.  I have used Heidi, by Sylvia Zet for Wee stamps, and I’ve coloured her with promarkers, and fired brick distress ink to get the red colour I wanted.  The fur effect on her clothes and boots is Stickles frosted lace.  I used a fleur de lys square die around the image and doted some liquid pearls on the square.  The papers are all classic Christmas by LOTV and the ribbon and pearl are from my stash.   The sentiment is computer generated.

For some time I have been trying to buy a poinsettia die – but either they were small or out of stock – so I thought I’d try making one myself.  I printed off a flower from a Nitwit paper collection, but it had 5 petals so I cut out 3 of the petals and repositioned them.  I used this as a template to cut the base layer of the poinsettia from 2 pieces of the red paper and stuck them together.  I made another 2 layers by cutting this shape a bit smaller each time.  I drew along the edges with a glue pen and frosted them with glamour dust.  Hopefully by next Christmas I will have ordered a die, but in the meantime I’m quite pleased with the result.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges-

Sweet Stamping Challenge – Last Minute Christmas   http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.fr/2013/12/last-minute-christmas.html

A Gem of a Challenge – Anything Goes   http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.fr/2013/12/challenge-109-anything-goes.html

Challenges 4 Everybody – Anything Goes   http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.fr/2013/12/challenge-35-anything-goes.html

Dream Valley Challenge – Christmas   http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.fr/2013/12/challenge-72-christmas.html

Through the Purple Haze – Here Comes Christmas Day  http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.fr/2013/12/here-comes-christmas-day.html

Love to Create – Anything Goes   http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.fr/2013/12/challenge-96-anything-goes.html

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge – Christmas Colours   http://kaboodledoodles.blogspot.fr/2013/12/challenge-202-christmas-colors.html

Papertake Weekly challenge –   Last Christmas Card of the Year  http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.fr/2013/12/last-christmas-card-of-year.html

Creative Card Crew – Holly/Poinsettia   http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.fr/2013/12/challenge-51-holly-or-poinsettia.html

Divas by Design – Anything Goes   http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.fr/2013/12/anything-goes.html

ABC Christmas Challenge – Make Your Own Embellishments   http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.fr/2013/12/y-for-you-make-your-own-embellishments.html

Inky chicks Challenge – Merry Christmas   http://inkychicks.blogspot.fr/2013/12/challenge-19-christmas.html

Ruby’s Rainbow Challenge –   It’s Christmas   http://rubysrainbow.blogspot.fr/2013/12/ch69-christmas.html

Crafty Little Fairies Challenge – Anything Goes   http://craftylittlefairieschallenge.blogspot.fr/2013/12/anything-goes-for-2-weeks.html


16 thoughts on “Heidi with poinsettia

  1. Beautiful card, and great work around without a die! Thanks for joining our last challenge for 2013 at Through the Purple Haze Challenges. Merry Christmas!
    Eithne DT

  2. what a great card. Hope that you have a great Christmas. Thank you so much for entering the last TTPH challenge for this year. I hope that you can play along with us next year. Sian (DT)

  3. So cute! Love the papers, and your poinsettia is beautiful! Using your creativity is GOLD you know 🙂 Thanks for joining our last challenge this year over at Through The Purple Haze, hope you join us next year 🙂
    Whising you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 🙂

    Lisbeth, DT

    Ps: You can join max 10 challenges to be in the run for prize/Top 3.

  4. This is such a cute Christmas card and your design and choice of papers are great!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
    Best of luck and we’d love to have you visit again!

    Hugs Mian
    Love to Create Design Team Member
    Mian’s Crafty Corner

  5. Gorgeous card in fab traditional colours and your homemade poinsettia is awesome!
    Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty Little Fairies 🙂
    Hugs, Kat x

  6. This is gorgeous. I love the adorable image and I have to say, these papers were a favourite of mine this Christmas.
    Thank you for sharing this with at Diva’s by Design.
    Hugs Sharon. x

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