Monday, 26 December 2011


Merry Christmas!

I had a nice and quiet Christmas with my husband and our cats,
so I even managed to finish another Christmas card.

If you cut out the poinsettia using parchment paper instead of plain cardstock, this will give the flower a "lighter" appearance. I also pinched the tops of the smallest die-cut together to give it a more natural look.

The layout is based on this week's sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Materials used:
Papers - MD (Eline's Vintage, christmas red & green)
Image - Bugaboo
Colouring - Derwent CS pencils
Poinsettias - MD creatables (2 sets)
Pearls - Viva pearl pen
Sentiment - Cuddly Buddly
Scalloped circle - Nestability

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Marianne's Design Divas - #6 It's Christmas
Sir Stampalot - Bingo (punch, flowers, pearls)
Bee Crafty - #57 It's Christmas (use digi)
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Christmas
Derwents - Kerst/Christmas


  1. Cute cute cute!! Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches. Merry Christmas to you from our TMS family to yours.

  2. Great card - the flower is beautiful. Thank you for the tip and thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Clare x

  3. Hilarious holiday image with beautiful coloring! The poinsettia is gorgeous -- the lighter parchment paper is perfect!!

    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketch challenges; hope to see again this week!

  4. Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  5. Wow this is a cute Christmas card and I love that fab tip about the poinsetta. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  6. This is so adorable! Love this image. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  7. Just gorgeous Marianne, your image is so sweet and coloured beautifully.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and wishing you a Happy New Year.

    B x

  8. Leuk kaartje!!
    Leuk dat je meedoet aan de challenge bij het Derwentblog!
    Goede jaarwisseling!
    groetjes, Wilma

  9. Lovely card! I love the poinsettia!

    Happy New Year!

  10. Marianne, sounds like you had a lovely Christmas. I just adore your card and how you have used the vellum on your flowers. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot.

  11. Wonderful creation
    thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!


  12. Mooi kaartje.
    Bedankt dat je meedoet aan de challenge bij Derwent.

  13. Beautiful card. Your parchment poinsettia is wonderful. Thanks for sharing it with us at Sir Stampalot, Ruth :) Thanks for sharing it with us at Sir Stampalot, Ruth :)

  14. wat een prachtige kaart, bedankt voor je deelname bij derwent

  15. Wat een leuk kaartje!!! Bedankt voor het meedoen aan de challenge bij het Derwentblog!!

    gr. arjette.