It's got to be a quick post as I've been one messy crafter since the weekend and haven't put things away or cleaned up my stamps properly! Tut Tut! So one thorough tidy-up session needed in a minute.
Onto my cards, which are both commissions and I liked this first one so much that I decided to make 2! I've used the sketch from the latest challenge at Seize the Sketch although I've switched it slightly with my poinsettia on the left.
and YIPPEE! I've finally opened the packet on my beautiful Pretty Poinsettia stamp and die set from Clearly Besotted which I've been itching to play with. I bought some white embossing powder recently; not sure why I've never used that before as I love how these flowers have turned out. I stamped the image onto red vellum before embossing, then placed a sparkling brad from Stampin Up in the centre and raised the layers on 3D foam. The leaves are the same stamp, this time on green vellum with a deep green EP.
The sentiment is part computer generated and part from the Peace on Earth stamp set from Uniko Studio. I've added some gems and bakers twine from my stash and a Crafts Too leafy embossing folder to the white panel.
Clearly Besotted have a Christmas challenge this month so I'm going to head over there too with my card.
My second card is to enter the Colour Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches Challenges. I've used a digi image from Pink Gem Designs which I've shrunk, flipped, duplicated and added a sentiment before printing. I've paper pieced the image using the RGB colours from Stampin Up then coloured with sparkling gel pens (tried to match the colours as close as possible).
Finally I've added a couple of gems and pearls from my stash.
That's all for me - off to tidy up URGH! Hope you all enjoy your weekend and get chance to have some crafty fun!