Sunday, November 29, 2020

My Poinsettia finale!

Hi my friends!  Hope your tummies, and hearts are full from a wonderful Thanksgiving!  It was very quiet 'round our house again this year.  With just the two of us, I went WAY outside the lines for our dinner and had a Mexican feast instead.  Let me tell you, the aroma from that pork [for Carnitas] roasting all night? - just as hard to sleep through as my Mom's 27 pound turkey!  

It's time to start addressing envelopes, and signing Christmas cards. I've cut my list back this year, as I recently donated 150 Christmas cards to a favorite cause: Bring Smiles to Seniors.  I know you will all agree that this year our elders need more Christmas cheer than most do.  

For my final two Altenew Poinsettia cards, I pulled out some of those favorite Wood Texture papers, and also a new pad of paper, from Craft Consortium: Grunge Dark tones.  I hope you like them... there might be a new Altenew die here...

this next one might be my favorite of the two...


This Poinsettia die was definitely my favorite of all my seasonal supplies this year.  I promise I won't bore you with any more!  But I could not resist sharing these last two!

Enjoy your Sunday!

=]  Michele

supplies:
Pinkfresh Studios December Days for sentiments - discontinued 

21 comments:

conil said...

Seriously, who could be bored with such beautiful cards...that poinsettia is my faves, as well. But I would never be able to use it as effectively as you have this cardmaking season. Once again, you've managed to stun my eyes (delightfully) with two more incredible renditions. Talk about using a product to is very best advantage. WOW!

LeAnne said...

These are both stunning but I do love the second one the best! Such a warm earthy feel to it!

lostinpaper said...

I totally agree that this die was definitely one of my faves this year. Your woodgrains are such a fun idea that you have made me want to get it out again to play!

Lisa Elton said...

Oooohhhh...now these are so cool! They're both fantastic, but I'm partial to the second one with it's rustic country charm!

Karren said...

These both have so much interest and dimension. Simply wonderful!

Jeanne said...

Thanksgiving is more about the feeling of gratitude than the actual meal, right? I think it's fabulous you went out on your own and created a special meal for the two of you! As for your cards...my heart melts that you donated so many cards to the seniors! My heart is happy hearing that! Eyes and hearts will light up immeasurably due to your generosity. And finally, there simply is no way you are capapble of boring anyone with your cardmaking. These two are simply stunning. Like you, I like the second one a teensy bit more, but I think it's that country rustic feel that gets me! Thank you SO much for all you do and share Michele. It is so appreciated! Hugs!

Bonnie said...

You have made great use of this die, my friend, including sharing some die cuts with moi. Love them in the wood tones and that gorgeous background die! Just as stunning on the white shiplap. I can see why this is among your favorite dies of the year!

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous cards. You have definitely made great use of the dies. I swore I’d culled my list. Somehow it’s grown...but I’m down to 3 cards left to make now. Whew!

HilaryJane said...

I am glad you have made good use of that die and I have to say that all your cards I have seen using it have been stunning. I am going to disagree with you here and say my favourite is the first one xx

JulieP said...

I am in love with the brown one on woodgrain! Such a great way to stretch that die. Just beautiful!

Marcia Hill said...

Finale??!! As in you're done using that FABULOUS, AMAZING, WONDERFUL, GORGEOUS die??!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Say it ain't so!! Some of us can't find that die anywhere and have to live vicariously through you (and Bonnie!)!! Sure hope it comes back in stock soon!! Both cards are just lovely Michele, although I think I like the 2nd one a little bit better...but not by much! Lovely, lovely cards my friend! Hugs. :0)

Bobby said...

I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite from these two gorgeous cards, Michele. I'm glad you love the die so much that you've graced us with many versions of non-traditional poinsettia.

Linda Callahan said...

Grungy poinsettias?!?!? Who knew that was a thing? You did! These are fabulous!

TK said...

More and mostest beautiful! You have worked absolute wonders with your die, and your fun/exotic papers are wonderful too! Do I spy a new cover plate? Love the wood texture papers too

nancy littrell said...

So pleased your Thanksgiving was safe and sounded delicious. Just Denny and I, but we had a traditional small organic ham with side dishes..yummy sweet corn, potatoes, carrots and pumpkin (for the fresh pie I made) all harvested from our garden:-)

Congratulations for creating 150 cards for seniors. We have such a wonderful sharing and caring hobby. I LOVE both your unique textured die cut poinsettias and backgrounds. TFS Love and Hugs..Nancy

Pauline said...

Michele, these are both gorgeous! Love this die, I have it too, and have used it many times! Love your woodgrain background on the second card.

Vikki H said...

Two for dinner at our Thanksgiving table also. I love every single one of your 3D poinsettia cards! These two are my favorites for now. Today an Altenew package was in my mailbox. 😍

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my, these are gorgeous!! I love the rustic look of your second card and the arty colours in that beautiful poinsettia of the first... Sounds like you had a lovely Thanksgiving, I can imagine the aroma!

Barb Ghig said...

Mexican Thanksgiving dinner? Way to go...I'll bet it was amazing! I am so impressed that you sent 150 cards to seniors, Michele! I'm certain they are going to love and appreciate them very much!
Your Poinsettia cards are absolutely FABULOUS! All the texture and dimension is genius...especially on the 2nd card! Can't pick a fave today, my friend...they're both really stunning!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Your poinsettia cards are breathtaking and each so unique. I love them all. And I love that you have donated all those marvelous cards to Bring Smiles To Seniors. The recipients will brighten when they receive your wonderful creations. Seeing their isolation first hand this year, and just thinking about the months that no one could visit in the spring makes my heart hurt. Beautiful gift from a beautiful heart.

Papercraft Boutique said...

How wonderful that you donated 150 Christmas cards to your favorite cause! Just making as many as 150 cards is unbelievable for me! I hope Tom Santa will check "Nice" on the list for this good girl. ;-)
Love both Poinsettia cards, especially the grungy and rustic colors with wonderful texture. I would never get bored with your poinsettia cards, or any of your cards!
Hideko xx