Saturday, May 30, 2020

Glimmer Poinsettia Greetings

Happy Saturday to everyone!  I haven't done a Christmas card lately, and there were several challenges that would fit the bill!  So first, here's my card:

And the challenges it fulfills are Christmas 24: Christmas flowers; Jingle Belles wants bling; and Just Add Ink has a fun sketch:

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There's not a bit of stamping on the front of my card! First, I layered some retired Christmas DSP with a layer of Whisper White, embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder.  I created a glimmer paper poinsettia with a Shady Lane Designs die, then added a Tim Holtz Seasonal Chitchat sticker:

I did a lot of stamping on the inside, using the (sadly) retiring Merry Christmas to All set in Real Red and Mint Macaron inks:

This is such a versatile set; it has lots of mix and match sentiments, some beautiful swirly things and stand-alone sentiments as well!  It will be one that I will keep for sure!  Thanks for popping in today!

Here are a couple shots from my yard yesterday---from the ridiculous to the sublime!  First, the sublime; my first bloom on my rose topiary tree:

And the ridiculous....well, he's not really ridiculous, he's pretty awesome...a little toad sneaking along my back shed in the twilight.  They have a knack for hopping out in front of me while I'm walking along the yard...not only do they scare the dickens out of me, they run the risk of getting stepped on!  Thankfully, I saw this one before any damage was done!

I also saw a chipmunk go under my porch, and John has seen raccoons in the middle of night, trying to raid the birdfeeders!  It's so much fun living in the country!  Be sure to come back tomorrow for a new Paper Players challenge, too!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Merry Christmas to All 
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Red Glimmer, Green and Gold Glimmer (ret), Presents and Pinecones DSP (ret)
 Ink Real Red, Mint Macaron
Accessories Dimensionals, Tim Holtz Stickers
Tools     Big Shot, Softly Falling EF (ret), Poinsettia Die (Shady Lane Designs)


sue t. said...

I love your sparkly little poinsettia!! Thanks for playing along at Christmas 24!!

Bonnie said...

Great take on this sketch, LeAnn! Love that glittery poinsettia with the patterned paper and embossed snow! Your rose bud is GORGEOUS! What a beautiful soft shade of pink. We have toads and frogs and lizards all around our yard. Sometimes they get in the house. I DON'T LIKE THEM IN THE HOUSE! Have a good weekend, my friend!

I Card Everyone said...

A nice hot day to make a Christmas card to cool you off, LeAnne! and it's a sweet one, with all that embossed snow!
As much as I love a toad... I'm TOADILY loving that perfect bud of your rose - it will be an inspiration on a card one day, I'd bet on it!

Tracy Grauer said...

I love that poinsettia and I admire you making a Christmas card in May! Ah! Country living and the critters! Gotta love 'em!

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Kampin' Karen said...

What a great card and you nailed the sketch. The rose bud is beautiful. The toad is so ugly he's cute! We got home safely today at 2 PM. 94 degrees with 100% humidity!!

Mrs H said...

Gorgeous card, I am not too sure on the road though ;)

Lisa Elton said...

SO pretty LeANne, love the sparkle!

Deborah Frings said...

Oh I do like this. Clean, simple and just gorgeous. I love the sparkly poinsettia. Great work. Thanks so much for playing along with our Christmas Flowers theme at Christmas 24 Challenge. Deborah, DT.

Kathy Hunter said...

How beautiful this is, in its simplicity!

Nikki Spencer said...

A lovely festive use of the sketch LeAnn. That sparkly poinsettia is perfect for that dsp. Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

Chantell Randall said...

Great Christmas card, Love the glitter flower and the way your 'Greeting' pops out of the flower. Chantell Just Add Ink

lauren bergold said...

ooooooooooooh SO SPARKLY and yet so CAS... how do you even do that missus?! beautiful card and fab take on the sketch as always! thanks for bringing the bling with us at JINGLE BELLES!

ps: we have a chipmunk too and tho i dread to think how much damage he's doing to the underneath of our on-grade deck and our retaining wall (the two places i've seen him) he is SO MUCH FUN to watch and i think must be quite young bc even by chipmunk standards he's teeeeeeny!

Joanne Stubbings said...

A gorgeous Christmas card with great use of the sketch. Thanks for joining in with our challenge this week at Just Add Ink.

SmilynStef said...

that glittery poinsettia is the perfect holiday focal point ... so glad you got BLING-y With Us at Jingle Belles.