Thursday, 9 March 2017

Wishing You .......

I have had a fun day crafting today, so this is my card ....

I have used the Poinsettia die cut that I didn't use at Christmas 
and hoped I could use it for a generic 'flower' card?
I have inlaid the die cut.
The colour was inspired by Simply Less is More colour challenge of Mainly Teal
the technique of Smooshing by The CAS Mix Up challenge of 
Stamping and Smooshing and my 'one other' is die cutting.
They are also celebrating their 1st Birthday.....xxxxx
Happy Birthday and Thank you for the continued great challenges of 
CAS, Mixed Media and learning new techniques x
I sprayed several teal colours of inks onto my craft mat and smooshed away.
The sentiments have been stamped and heat embossed with 
platinum embossing powder.
I initially stamped in black ink, which was a little heavy, 
so with the help of the glorious
Misti I over-stamped with versamark and the embossing powder.
I hope the Poinsettia die has worked as a 'flower' die?

Thank you so much for stopping by.

I wanted to say a Big Thank you to Hazel of My Card Attic for helping me 
with advice on my new photo box and the workings of Photo Shop.
It was so nice to be able to photograph my card, this time of night with no hassle
....Thank you Hazel, you have been so kind and generous  x
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I would like to play along with.....
Simply Less is More colour challenge of Mainly Teal
The CAS Mix Up challenge of Stamping and Smooshing 
and my 'one other' is die cutting.
Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Challenge - Anything goes with a twist of Smoosh
Happy Little Stampers  - CAS Challenge is to Use Die Cuts
The Flower Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. I wouldn't have known it was a poinsettia in those beautiful colours - I love the sentiment.

  2. It certainly has worked and your card is stunning, love the colours behind the die, they are so beautiful, super case design, and very elegant and stylish, Kate x

  3. Oh, Mac, this die is so pretty and works perfectly with the teal! The smooshing has such wonderful color and your inlaid die cuts are gorgeous! I think the platinum over the black embossing is stunning! Hope I can remember to do that on purpose! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  4. Absolutely stunning creation, Mac! The poinsettia absolutely works for a generic flower--love the color & your layout! You are such an inspiration!

  5. A swoon worthy card - I first thought you used Brushos. Came out great and the teal does not make it look like a Christmas flower at all.

  6. Stunning love the design and these wonderful die cuts. Colour is just wowwww

  7. Terrific way to use the Christmas die in teal. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  8. Oh what a gorgeous card - love the smooshed and die cut 'flowers' and the platinum embossing

  9. It's a pretty design, love the ink smooshed die cut!

  10. Gorgeous Mac and I love how the flowers get paler as they gently cascade down your card. I really like the colour palette that you've used and the sentiment is lovely too. Wishing you a happy weekend. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  11. So creative to use the poinsettia, and in those glorious teal shades it looks truly fantastic! Love your corner layout too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  12. OMG ! This is truly an enchantment for the eyes ! Your smooshing and die cuts are so gorgeous over this white panel ! Very CAS and delicate card ! I love it ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring.
    Izzy Scrap

  13. Oh my this is stunning! I love love love the teal colour and the inlaid technique and the little touch of edging really adds something special to this card ... Fabulous Mac!

  14. What a stunning card Mac!! Love the inlaid die cuts and yes, I think they work as a 'flower'. The trouble I have with die cutting from 'smooshed' backgrounds is, I always love them as a whole! However, you just MAY have changed my mind about that, as this looks just fabulous and hasn't detracted from the beauty of the piece! Thanks for the 'shout out' it was my pleasure! Have a wonderful weekend my friend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

  15. I seriously wouldn't have known it was a poinsettia unless you said something! This is so gorgeous! I love the gradient color of the flowers and your inlay technique with it looks stunning! Great design! Happy weekend! :)

  16. Beautiful! I love the variation in colors in your flowers. I also like the way they are arranged at the top of the card. Pretty!

  17. Such a beautiful card again! love the pretty flowers and great smooshing effect for the background too ;) Viv xx

  18. This looks amazing and the teal colours are so striking with the poinsettia. Would never think to make a card using the two together. Great thinking. Hugs Mrs A.

  19. I love this colour and it's perfect for a "flower card". Fab use of the smooshing technique! A stunning card Mac!
    Have a great weekend!

  20. Your smooshed teal tones look stunning, Mac. Love your use of the poinsettia for a non-Christmas card and the platinum EP works brilliantly with these tones too.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  21. This is beautiful! I love the green you've used and how you did the inlaid die cutting!

  22. Your smooshed background is so pretty, Mac. I can see the different shades of teal -- gorgeous! I think this die definitely works as a generic flower. I don't think I would have realized it was a poinsettia except that you mentioned it. Great job to stretch the use of your dies. And thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  23. The beautiful and elegant! Unusual for poinsettia colors makes the card is even more amazing.

  24. Such gorgeous smooshed leaves Mac and beautiful colors and CAS design. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs.

  25. A beautiful creation with this awesome die, love the smoosh technique, I've not have succeeded with it yet, your leaves and flowers are gorgeous.
    Many thanks for playing along with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you join us again next time.
    Maria Rodriguez.DT

  26. Lovely and original, Mac. Beautiful way to use the poinsettia dies. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers WC Challenge.

  27. The smooshed colors on your inlaid flowers are beautiful Mac - and the embossed sentiment accents them wonderfully! thanks for joining us in the CAS Mix Up challenge! Julia xx

  28. Such a great looking card! Love the color of your flower & that it is inlaid! I didn't think poinsettias.

  29. Hi Mac, just popping back again to say thank you for also playing along at Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge, great use of your die cuts, Anita x

  30. I love the colour on your die cuts used in this terrific design!
    Super submission to LIM and thanks for joining in the fun at HLS CAS challenge this time!

  31. This is so pretty - those colours are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers. Jenny x


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