Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Poinsettia Cluster

Time for another challenge over at

Challenge 52
Ice and Snow

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, just remember, you must use and IKEsART image to be eligible for the prize.  Why not pop on over to the store too :), Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)

For this fortnights challenge of Ice and Snow I decided not to go with blue and white which was my first instinct hahaha - red sounded cool.  I used the image Poinsettia Cluster  which I coloured with Polychromos.  The image was then fussy cut and placed on a card background which I had stamped trees on with silver ink and rubbed over with grey Pan Pastels.  I was not aiming for the trees to be visible ( you would not see them in a snow storm haha) but to just help with the texturing.  Next I added 3D dimensional glue and allowed it to run down over the background to make icicles.  To finish off the background I added Paper Lace Stickles and Docraft Snow Writer.  Next I added the image and added more Stickles and Snow Writer and finally I cut out a window frame and placed this on top so it appears the poinsettia cluster is a big bush of colour outside the window on a snowy, freezing cold day.
My card base was covered with some simple metallic paper with Happy Christmas printed on it.  The die used for the poinsettias I made is from Memory Box and the ribbon is from a Christmas pressie last year - nice bit of recycling.  The final touch is the addition of the Merry Christmas text cut using an Elizabeth Craft Designs - 745 merry christmas

For the inside of the card I used a bit more of my metallic paper and also a strip of the ribbon which I folded over.  One of the poinsettia flowers was also added.  Now I had a bit of an accident and ended up marking the inside of the card - a cover up job was needed.  First I rubbed the boo boo but could not remove all or it so I cut a stencil using Spellbinders Grand Scallop Ovals and placed this on my card then airburshed with my red Promarker - thankfully that worked just fine.

I am entering this project into the following challenges:-


  1. OMG I love the view from your window, both inside and out. Lovely job on the flowers and icicles and snow. Really looks cold out there, but warn inside. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad challenge this week.

  2. This is absolutely stunning. All those poinsettias are gorgeous. Thanks for joining the challenge at Little Red Wagon this week.

  3. This is so gorgeous!! Love all the poinsetta's!Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Cards and Creativity {My Blog}

  4. What a great Christmas card, thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday for our ‘Traditional Christmas’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

  5. Very nice work!! Thanks for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons. Good luck.
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  6. Oh my gosh, this is so beautiful! This must have taken up a long time to create this card. Thank you so much for playing along with us at ATSM. I hope to see you coming back again soon. Creative regards from stempelfrida

  7. This card is gorgeous!! if this was my view out my window, I'd want it to be Christmasy all the time! This would make a great entry over at Emerald Creek Dares Challenge! :)

  8. Stunning creation - fabulous flowers. Thanks for joining us for our Festive Emerald Creek Dares Challenge

    Karon DT

  9. Wow Mimi, this is just gorgeous!! I saw your card at Mod Squad and just had to come and get a closer look! What a stunning holiday scene you built with your window and glue icicles and all the glorious poinsettias! You have put me in the Christmas spirit now!! Until next time, hugs :)

  10. Just beautiful - a really clever design and so well put together.

    Thanks for joining us at a A Snowflakes Promise.

    Helen x

  11. Me again!

    Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday too.

    Helen x

  12. Oh wow Mimi, this is gorgeous, I love the snow on the flowers and such a brilliant layout! Thanks so much for playing at Digi Choosday Traditional Christmas challenge this time. Hugs:) Audrey DT


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