Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Pink Poinsettias

 Hi folks and welcome to March! We're expecting to get up in the 60's this week.  Since it is so warm my bees are out and about and are already bringing in some light colored pollen!  After scouring the yard for what it might be that they are finding, I was thrilled to see them foraging on a big clump of heather in the front yard. My March header is one of these busy girls!

With Spring just around the corner, we often think flowers, and it just so happens that the theme over at Christmas Craft Creations for the month of March is also flowers - Christmas flowers! 

I chose to feature the Poinsettia! I began with stamping the Stampendous Poinsettia Background in Versamark and heat embossing with Gold Detail. 

I colored in the poinsettia flowers with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink with a small blender.

I cut the white border off and layered to pink cardstock before layering to a white cardbase. The poinsettia from the Recollections Stamp and Die Set (which happens to be this month's prize over on the Challenge) was also stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with gold detail.

The flower was also inked with the Worn Lipstick.

The flower portion was then die cut.

I inked, heat embossed and colored the petals a third time and the smaller inside petals were then fussy cut.

I then attached the three-layered poinsettia to the prepared card front with mounting tape. Nuvo Crystal Drops Dandelion Yellow were added to the centers of all the flowers. The sentiment from Sparkle N Sprinkle set Nesties Xmas Trees was stamped on pink card with Versamark and also heat embossed in Gold Detail. I hand cut a little banner and attached the sentiment also with mounting tape.

Gold baker's twine was wrapped around the spine of the card to finish off my project for today. Taken from this angle, you lose the sparkle of the embossing powder, but you can see how detailed the embossing is.

I hope I have inspired you to join in along with the challenge and have a chance at winning the Recollections Stamp and Die set. Below is a list of all the products that I used.

Stampendous Poinsettia Background

Sparkle N Sprinkle Nesties Xmas Trees

Recollections Stamp and Die Set 529319

Versamark Ink

Gold Detail embossing powder

Distress Oxide Ink Worn Lipstick


Nuvo Crystal Drops Dandelion Yellow

Gold bakers twine

Mounting Tape

I'd like to join in the following challenges with my card:

Christmas Crafts all Year 'Round: March Challenge: Something that starts with E or F (Embossing (heat) and Flowers)

The Holly and Ivy Challenge #90: Anything Goes

MLCCB #32: March: Anything Goes

Take care until next time!



  1. Wow! This one is a real show-stopper Shona! Beautiful embossed background- the pink and gold look wonderful- topped with that spectacular poinsettia, so beautiful and elegant.
    Love your new header..enjoy your bees.

  2. WOW, stunning card Shona!! I love the elegance of the gold embossing and the beautiful way you have colored your Poinsettias!! The addition of the '3d' Poinsettia is the perfect finish, it is gorgeous!!

  3. What a fabulous card! The background stamp is luxurious in all that gold! I love how well you have matched the 3D poinsettia and how you have decoupaged it. X

  4. Now I wish I had purchased that stamp for my collection, Shona! You have shown the most beautiful ways of using it! This card must look mesmerizingly gorgeous in real life, because it is elegantly rich with the camera! PURE GORGEOUSNESS! Glad your bees are out and about. I was surprised to see so many monarch caterpillars and butterflies already out here, because nothing is blooming yet! But I supposed the massive amounts of pollen in the trees is fodder, and they are laying eggs in the "dregs" of milkweed growing. I need to plant more because those caterpillars are hungry! Thanks for sharing! huggers, de

  5. This is so beautiful! I love that color of pink too. And, the gold embossing of the background is perfect for showing off the dimensional layered poinsettia. Well, we hit the 70's here a day ago and now we are in a winter storm. The ground is white again.

  6. This is really pretty and delicate looking. I like the 3D effect

  7. Shona, WOW what a stunning card. Love the pink on the poinsettias and that layering really adds so much to the card.

  8. Amazing card, perfect backround and flowers, Shona. This card is just gorgeous. I'm glad you shared them at CCAYR.

  9. OH! Shona, this is so very beautiful, I love the pink and gold, the stamps are gorgeous especially how you have shown them off, the twine with the white and gold is scrumptious too. Gorgeous work. Yes! our bees are out, how they are managing in gale force winds up to 70mph with rain and hailstones, I don't know, I hope the heather and daffodils are enough for them.
    Keep safe
    Faith x

  10. Oh Shona you have blown me away with how beautiful this card is. Nothing nicer than the soft pink tones of a poinsettia. You have done an amazing job here and that background is exquisite.

  11. Oh wow ... what a beautiful card my friend! Fabulous design & coloring! Love it! LOVE your header ... great photo of one of your bees! YOU GO GIRL!!

  12. What a stunning card! Thanks for sharing with us at the Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge. Hugs, Shona xx

  13. Your card is beautiful! You did a great job on it. I also love your blog header. xx

  14. Shona, this is just stunning! I love the beautiful accent of the gold and your blending really brings the flowers to a wonderful focal point! Your photo of your bee is just so sweet - that's an amazing capture! Love your card, my friend!


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