Friday, November 17, 2017

Poinsettia and Pain

It is that time of year when I am torn between Thanksgiving cards and Christmas cards. But both need to be made so today I am posting a Christmas card.
I love poinsettias.  I have one plant that is 5 years old and has bloomed twice - just not close to Christmas.  Oh well, I'm excited each time it does.
The Elizabeth Crafts Design Poinsettia dies are some of my favorite.  I really enjoy working with each petal and creating this dimensional flower but with the chronic pain in my thumb, by the time I was done making it, I was not enjoying it so much.  (I do love how it turned out though)
I used the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketch:
As if I was not uncomfortable enough after making the flower, I punched out the green border (ouch!) then made the unwise decision to do some piercing in the corner (ouch again!)
I iced my hand several time yesterday evening so at least I am able to type this morning.  I think the next card I made better be CAS, maybe one layer!

Tuesday Morning Sketches
Scrapyland - anything with dies
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Crop Stop - anything
7 Kids College Fund - anything


  1. Tis the season for poinsettias! (smile) I'm with you in being torn between fall and Christmas cards. I don't like to skip over Thanksgiving - it's one of my very favorite holidays of the year! I love the beautiful card you've created - you did a gorgeous job on the petals. I love the piercing in the corner too - such a beautiful touch!
    So happy you linked this up to the Cropstop blog! I sure hope I'll see more of your lovely work in the gallery again soon!

  2. OMG Talk about ACEING the sketch Marsha - you did and this a a gorgeous card!! I have major thumb problems too but I'm a die hard crafter like you! I'm so glad the fruit of your labor came out so darn wonderful! Thanks so much for creating with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  3. Your card is so beautiful. The poinsettia pops. Gorgeous.

  4. Your card is so beautiful!! Sorry for all the pain, but every element is wonderful!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches
    Debbie ~ TMS DT
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  5. Love your take on the sketch, and that poinsettia is gorgeous!

  6. Lovely! The bright red poinsettia is just lovely. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  7. This is absolutely lovely, that flower looks amazing! Thanks for joining us at 7 Kids!

  8. Gorgeous work!!! Thank you for linking this beauty to our challenge at Scrapy Land!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra