Friday, 15 November 2013


I haven't been able to get into gear today with crafting hence my very late post. Think it must be the cold I'm still struggling with but I'm reasonably pleased with my little cards so thought I'd get them up here before I change my mind.

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!



  1. Both gorgeous cards Sarah. Love all the detail on the first one

  2. The fabulous stamped detail on that poinsettia is wonderful!
    Two more great cards.

  3. Very cute... thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown!

  4. Hi, Sarah, I saw your card on Seize the Sketch. I love both of these! Your stamped and embossed poinsettia on the first is stunning with the embossed background and twine and like your cute birds on the second, great use of the colours.

  5. Your poinsettia card is so lovely with the embossing and the vellum flower! I'm totally in love with those cute birdies, too!

  6. GORGEOUS cards! thanks for playing along at Seize the Sketch!

  7. Both of these are beautiful! I love your creative take on the FMS sketch. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  8. Both of your cards are fabulous!!! I love the beautiful poinsettia and the little birds are sooo cute!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!

  9. Beautiful card! I love your embossed background and that gorgeous poinsettia!

  10. That poinsettia card is absolutely gorgeous. Love the embossing.
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

  11. Wow, the white embossed poinsettias on red looks stunning!

  12. You really made that poinsettia pop - so beautiful! Your cards are inspiring x


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