Friday, November 7, 2014

Christmas leftovers

Happy first Friday of November!  Whoo, can you believe it is here already?  Only a few more weeks until Christmas.  Are you ready with all your Christmas cards?  No?  Well, here we are with another challenge from Christmas Stampin' All Year Long to help you along.  This week the challenge is Anything Goes.  Easy, right?  Here is my card:

I've been slowly going through all my crafty stuff to get it organized.  This week, I have been tackling some of my papers and card stock, organizing the bits in pieces into color groups so all I have to do is grab a group and I can find a piece I need.  One thing I found was this beautiful striped oval; it was already cut out and as soon as I saw it, I envisioned it as the base for a poinsettia.  And, voila!  It worked just as I thought.  LOVE it!  And the best part about this card is that not one single full sheet of paper was harmed in making this card.  Everything was from small off-cuts, even the white base.  I did have to cut into the red piece of mulberry paper that I used for the poinsettia, so that was the only casualty.  Remember Mulberry paper?  From way back, long ago.  Well, I used it for the flower and the leaves and the texture it adds is fabulous!  And it cuts AND embosses perfectly.  I will be pulling out more from my stash again in the near future.  Here is the inside with the rest of the sentiment and another scrap of that pretty striped paper:

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge--layers
Treasured Times Challenge #28--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes
Sentimental Sunday #231--anything goes
Sweet Stamps--stripes
Seems a Little Sketchy #77--sketch

Card Mania #59--use your dies
Our Daily Bread Designs #217--holidays
Loves Rubber Stamps #125--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #157--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
The Stamping Chef #54--anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday--anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. #284--winter

Stamps: Verve "Merry & Bright" all sentiments
Dies: spellbinders: "Layered Poinsettia", Classic Ovals, large; "Floral Doily Motifs", and "Scalloped Tags"
Paper: DCWV Christmas pack


Sandy Trefger said...

Love your beautiful card! The poinsettia is fabulous! Thanks for using our sketch and sharing with us at Seems a Little Sketchy!

Fabiola said...

Elle est super élégante Heather , très classe, biz

Myndi said...

Beautiful poinsettia! It's really lovely! Thanks for entering in our challenge this week at THE STAMPING CHEF.
Myndi TSC DT

Unknown said...

Thank you for stopping by. This is our157th Anything Goes Art Challenge here at Word Art Wednesday. We appreciate your faithful participation.
Carole Robb Bisson

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- loving the poinsettia with the striped BG and the white border. Also loving the striped accent on the inside! Thanks for joining us for the Sweet Stamps challenge.

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for entering our C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week!
Monica - DT

Dangina Martinez said...

Fabulous design! Love the die cuts and sentiment! Thank You so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubber Stamps this week!
Hugs xx, Dangina

Tina Chianna said...

Gorgeous creation. Thank you so much for entering into The Stamping Chef challenge and good luck. Tina DT x

Winnie said...

Ohhhh what a Lovely card ....... thank you for joining our challenge at TSC this week

Hugs Winnie
DT - The Stamping Chef

Lydia said...

Beautiful work! Thank you so much for linking up with us at Loves Rubberstamps :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful use of the mulberry paper and scraps, Heather. Love the dimension of the poinsettia. Beautiful holiday card. Thanks for sharing at ODBD this week!!

Marlene Atkinson said...

such a gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing with us at c.r.a.f.t. challenge. Marlene DT

Miss NiceRoad said...

very cute! thanks for playing with us at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! xx

Unknown said...

That flower is beautiful!!! And I love that you did this all from scraps! Thanks for sharing with us at The Stamping Chef! xo Melissa DT

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful card Heather! I love your mulberry paper poinsettia! It really adds texture! Fabulous card using scraps! Thanks for creating with us at ODBD!