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Wednesday, 10 November 2010


Good Evening All.

It seems to have been ages since I last posted. I have been busy crafting away when time allows but I can`t seem to get my head around this working on a Sunday. It`s thrown me completely and, although I get a day off during the week, somehow it`s just not the same.
Still it`s happening from now til Christmas so I`m just going to have to get used to it.

I`m here really to show you one of  3 cards I have made using one of my favourite Christmas stamps. The Poinsettia Medallion stamp from   Creative Expressions was one of the first Christmas stamps I ever bought and although I buy new stamps every year, I always come back to this one. It is just so versatile as I will show you over the next few days.

Todays card is a Traditional Christmas card,

I`ve used Papermania DP in Burgundy stripes and Green Christmas Floral from the Silent Night Collection.
I stamped the poinsettia 4 times in clear ink and embossed in Detail Gold EP, onto Burgundy paper.
I cut the image out reducing the size of each layer and curled the petals with a bone folder.
I then built up the image using Silicone Gel.
Once finished I placed Amber Gems in the middle.

                                                 A side view of the built up Poinsettia.

The sentiment is also by Creative Expressions and stamped and embossed in gold.
I`ve cut it out with an oval nestie and added a gold bow.
I`m not 100% happy with the sentiment and might change it at a later date. IRL it does look a bit better than in the photo but I think it`s a bit dark so we`ll see. I`ll post another card using this stamp tomorrow.

Not a great deal to tell you at the moment really... Oh except Alan decided to knock the living room wall down yesterday....sounds dramatic but it`s all good really. I`ll tell you more later when I`m not so tired.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. Hi Lynne - nice to "see" you again! What an elegant and classy Xmas card - love that Poinsettia stamp. Beautiful choice of colours too.
    I don't envy you, having the house renovated, but I'm sure you'll love it when it's finished.
    Hugs, Sylvia xxx

  2. Hi Lynne,
    This is beautiful - very elegant and rich. Love it! Why do we knock walls down a few weeks before Christmas?! xx

  3. Traditional with a twist! I like that background paper with the rich Christmas colours and the flash of gold. Our house could only be improved by knocking down the outside walls!

  4. This one is every bit gorgeous also. Fabulous layering again.

  5. Love it, love it, love it. Can you tell I love it? The colours are beautiful and the stamp is brilliant. I have been using some of my older stamps lately, great to get them out again isn't it? xxx

  6. OOOOO....gorgeous card hun, love everything about it :o)
    hugs and xxx


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