Thursday, December 21, 2017

Potted Poinsettia

     One more Christmas card to share and I have a feeling I'll still be sharing some after Christmas!  This one uses an image from Bugaboo Stamps with one of my favorite characters, Fancy Sunbonnet.  She's just so precious and I adore nearly every image with her throughout seasons.  This one, in which she's bearing the gift of a poinsettia plant, is probably my favorite for the Christmas season. 
     Maybe that's because she reminds me of my mother who often gifted poinsettias to family members at Christmas.  Each had been lovingly snipped and pot-started from the massive poinsettia plant she tended in our yard.  She had more luck growing them than anyone else I've ever known.

     I started by coloring this with ProMarkers, then I fussy cut the image by hand.  I took a red card base and ran it through one of my Poinsettia embossing folders from SU.  I found a negative scrap frame (Spellbinders die) which I trimmed and adhered on top of the embossing.  I used dimensional tape to mount the image inside the frame.  I printed the sentiment, hand cut it and added it above the image.

A Gem of a Challenge
Catch the Bug (top row)
Come and Get It
Crafty Calendar
Crafty Friends
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas
Di's Digi Designs
Glitter n Sparkle
Hiding in My Craft Room
Jo's Scrap Shack

     I have another pre-scheduled post tomorrow for my usual Friday at QKR Stampede so be sure to stop by again.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Daffodil Cards said...

Such a lovely card, with lovely colouring and an even more lovely story and memory.

Margreet said...

Lovely card with great coloring.
Thanks for playing with the Bingo challenge of Catch the Bug.
xxx Margreet (GDT)

Cynthia said...

Sweet design and great coloring of the Bugaboo image, Connie. Thanks for sharing with Catch the Bug this week!

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Connie, love this sweet image.
Linda xxx

Christine said...

What a precious image. Love how you framed it and added texture to the background. Thanks so much for playing along at Jo's Scrap Shack.
DT Member

Becca Sadler said...

Cute way to make this image look Christmas-y!!! In the past 5 years I've gifted poinsettias to my mom and a great aunt as part of their Christmas gifts to help keep their places festive-looking. Thanks for sharing to #331. From the HIMCR DT, Becca

Laura ElleBi said...

So nice !
Thanks for joining fir Crafty Friends

DT Laura

Ine Swinkels said...

very nice. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Diane Louise J said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog… good luck in the draw and please join us next time.
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Marsha J Reed said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.