Sunday, August 25, 2019

PP456 Poinsettia Tree


Hi peeps!  Time for another Paper Players challenge!  Laurie has a GREAT sketch for us this week...I even made two cards with it!  So here's the sketch:

And here's my card---a combination of new and old goodies!!!  I used a new set from the Holiday catalog called Shine Bright, and I stamped it in Mint Macaron ink, then used Light and Dark Mint Macaron Blends to color it in:

I used a gold Zig Painty pen to fill in the little berries, then added a Gold Foil scalloped mat, embellished it with a flower punched from the Triple Flower Punch and anchored with a gold brad.  For the lower panel, I used some Mint Macaron gingham DSP, stamping a partial sentiment (Christmas Pines) with the new Golden Glitz Delicata ink and mounted everything on a white card base that was embossed with the retired Petals A-Plenty embossing folder.  

For my second card, I pulled out some printed papers gifted to me by my friend Teri, stamped a cute little pup from a CTMH set, colored it with some Blends and added sentiments from Happy Tails and Picture Perfect Birthday:

This went to my nephew....he might think it's a little juvenile, but he always likes my cards, hopefully he'll like this one too!

Thanks for popping in today---I hope you'll play along with Laurie's wonderful sketch and share your creation with us at the Paper Players blog!  While you're there, check out what the DT created as well!

We have had a bumper crop of green and purple beans this year....our garden just keeps producing them and we couldn't eat them all, so I decided to freeze some earlier this past week.  Cassidy was itching to play a new game she got, so she actually pitched in and helped so that I could finish up and we could play!!

She was a good helper, and we had a lot of fun playing Sleeping Queens....I highly recommend it!

I am going to be taking a little bloggy vacation, spending time with hubby, so I will see you next Sunday, when I am the hostess at the Players!  Enjoy your week and be blessed!


Greta said...

Our neighbor gave us some purple beans & boy were they delicious! Love your cards--especially the Christmas one which is so beautiful!

Kampin' Karen said...

I will miss you next week and hope you and John have a relaxing time together. Home grown beans...nothing like them. Your card is great and I love all the gold...and who doesn't love Mint Macaron...even Ann likes it today!

Linda Callahan said...

This is adorable! And I love fresh garden green beans!

Tracy Grauer said...

Your cards are really nice. Good job on the green beans and enjoy your week off! You will be missed in my inbox!

I Card Everyone said...

Oh do I wish I lived next door... I miss our home-grown beans, LeAnne!
LOve seeing this gingham again - it's gorgeous with the gold! and your nephew will surely get a smile on his birthday - boys will be boys no matter what their age!
I'll be checking out that game! Thanks, Cassidy!
Enjoy your week, my friend!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love the soft green on your poinsettia tree card! I wish I could gear up and create Christmas cards early but looks like I always do better with last minute pressure - lol! Enjoy your week!

Ann Schach said...

Awesome cards, LeAnne! I love the gingham paired with the poinsettia tree. And seriously...can that puppy birthday card get any cuter? I think not! It is adorable. Have a great time on your vacation!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Two gorgeous cards LeAnne - love the texture on the first one and that puppy is super cute! How lovely to see Cassidy helping out with kitchen prep - all good life lessons! Have a super holiday my friend!

Claire Broadwater said...

Two fabulous cards, Le Anne! I love the texture and the gold on the Christmas card! The little puppy is adorable and the mix of patterns just perfect! Boy, I wish I had some of those green beans. I miss my parents home grown veggies. Cassidy is such a good helper. Hope the new game is fun and I hope you have a fantastic vacation! XXX

Jaydee said...

LeAnne, both great cards. I love the second one - it is such fun and I am sure your nephew loved it, too. As for the first one, I love the mix of the macaron with the gold and white. Such a fresh color scheme. Hope you had a fabulous holiday

JoAnn said...

Love the colors in your poinsettia tree card, very pretty. I bet your nephew loved the cute puppy card.
You have a good little helper there. Cassidy is really growing.

Windy Ellard said...

Both cards are great and I love the gold and mint together! Perfect texture you added to the top one!

laurie said...

Love your cards!!! The first is so pretty, and the second so cute!!!Yum to the beans..just love them fresh from the garden!

Lisa Elton said...

I don't know how I missed these, but I sure do like them! The Christmas card is just darling! Sweet P and I love our games, I'll have to check this one out!