Sunday, 25 November 2012

...Poinsettia Duo

ED - Deborah, thank you!! so far I love it, but I'm still a big sucker for dies, I love the whole process of die cutting, so I don't think one system can compare with the other, but I find the Cameo very easy to use - I did get the upgraded software though and it is fabby!

Helen, thank you! the plaids were stamped with SU inks, Old Olive on the 3 flower card and River Rock on the single bloom card :)

Pat! Fabby, hope you are enjoying the Cameo! the copics I used were: YR09 Chinese Ornage, base coat - followed byt he dark shadows in R59 Cardinal and then I blended and shaded with R27 Cadmium Red, the yellows were Y17 Golden Yellow and YR25 Pale Sepia and the greens were: YG 95 lae Olive and G99 Olive :)

Good evening! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, here in UK we don't celebrate it, but it's always nice to be reminded to be grateful for all the good stuff, so it's a tradition I've been plotting to cultivate for some time.

We were delighted to have my brother-in-law home from Australia on Thursday where he has spent the last few months looking after his son who was in a terrible accident. It sounds like everything is going well and our nephew is making great progress in recovery and we hope to have both him and his mum home before long also.

Just listening to the stories of the very many kindnesses that were bestowed upon our folks in Australia was inspiring to say the least and reminded me that it might be time, once again, to run a  little competition that we have held each year since WMS began. So, in the next couple of days I hope to post here with details of this years Nice List competition - it's never anything harder than a comment for this comp so stay tuned and join us, it's one of my favourite events to run at WMS.

Today I have some free cut files for you - Poinsettia cut files to match our Big Blooms Poinsettia set.

Get your free cut files here - they are supplied in .dxf and .svg formats.

I used the cut files to create some small poinsettia flowers to go in my seed packet frame. I cut out6 small poinsettias with the Cameo and then I stamped the small Poinsettia flower 6 times with memento Rich Cocoa Ink. I coloured 3 in red and 3 green. I mounted the red flowers on the green flowers with foam tape for a little dimension. I added a few bits of bling to the centre of each flower. I had coloured up the plain rhinestones with an orange copic marker before I stuck them on, this works very well if you don't have coloured bling - I tend to buy everything in neutral shaeds and colour with copics as I need it.

I stamped a seed packet image onto cream cardstock to provide a frame for my poinsettias. I layered this on a little green spotty paper (Graphic 45 from the Christmas Past collection)

I made a background panel with the Cabin Plaid backgrounder stamp, I am loving how easy it is to make great backgrounds with these, and I always use this tip.

Next up is a single bloom - the medium size Poinsettia flower from the set - I cut out two on the Cameo and stamped in memento Rich Cocoa as before, colouring with copics. Blinged as before. I used the same two backgrounds as before but split the panel with a diagonal ribbon. My sentiment is white embossed, and then rubbed over with a little distress ink to help it pop.

Hope it tickles, and folks if you are of a mind, please do spread the word about our free cut files, we'd be delighted if you could!


  1. So gorgeous, I can't enough of Poinsettias!! Beautiful cards, you may have convinced me that I need yet another seed packet stamp set!

  2. Gorgeous card the poinsettias are beautiful as is the layout. Caroline xxx

  3. Both these cards are just fabulous - love the rich colour of the poinsettias. I do like the cut files - but I've a question. I don't have a cutting machine yet but am considering the Cameo. How do you rate it?

  4. Oh my word, those cards are STUNNING! Must.get.a.cameo, LOL! The coloring is amazing!!!

  5. Oh. My. Goodness!!!
    That sound you heard...
    that was the "THUD" of my jaw hitting the floor...
    Claire these are stunning!!!
    I die over that seed packet card...
    just die!!
    They are both incredibly gorgeous...
    I am in constant awe of your creative genius...
    and these are perfect examples of why! :)
    And THANK YOU!!!
    I love BB: Poinsettia and now they're even more fabulous...
    since I no longer have to show my lack of cutting skills! :)

  6. What gorgeous and festive cards, Claire. It's so kind and generous of you to share the cut files. This sure will make it easy to create wonderfully dimensional cards like yours.


  7. Love your beautiful poinsettias!

  8. Your coloring is marvelous on the poinsettias Claire! thanks for the cut files!

  9. These are really gorgeous!!!

  10. Hi Claire thanks again for the freebies I have managed to download some to go with my stamp sets,all I need now is a bit of peace to play

  11. LOVE LOVE it so GORGEOUS the one with the seedpacket is my fav.......
    Stunning cards!

  12. Gorgeous Claire!! Love the wonderful green, and the poinsettia's on the seed packet! Hope your nephew will have a good recovery.

  13. What color did you stamp the plaid with? It is so refreshing!

  14. Claire, these are Gorgeous!! I love the poinsettias and thank you for the cut files. I really must use the cameo more;) I'm sat here thinking I really should get the poinsettia stamp set. So glad your nephew is recovering well, pray he will continue to make good progress. Take care!

  15. You are the reason I am now a proud owner of a Cameo, Claire. Can you share the copic colors you used to color your poinsettias? They look great!!! And thank you for the free cut files. That is so generous of you.

  16. Claire, these are absolutely stunning!!

  17. This card is just beautiful. That poinsettia is gorgeous!

  18. Amazing card Claire, I love these poinsettia images, and they look wonderful with the vintage seed packet!

  19. Those poinsettias are fabulous and even more fabulous with the seed packet!!


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