Die-Namite Poinsettia

Good morning. Twelve more days to the Big Day. I'm hoping all of you have been Good Little Bloggers so Santa won't have to bring you a rock for your sock. I think I've been pretty nice this year. I helped Santa out when I was visiting the shops on our trip to Florida, so I've told him he can give me a pass this holiday. We'll see if he listens. All I want for Christmas is to be with those I love best in the world. Good Health for my loved ones would be a bonus gift. Oh yes, World Peace & Kindness would be a marvelous gift too, but with the world leaders as they seem to be -  and all the meanness that goes on, I don't see that happening. But...we live in Hope!


Here's today's card:

-Die-Namites Curly Poinsettia as the focal point. Diecut with red c/s, then a green glitter paper. Carefully glued the red over the green diecut, then snipped away the red curliques (see this great video here...)  Pam shows how to do this technique. I saw a simply stunning card done by the fabulous Loll using the Memory Box Glowing Candle die and Loll kindly provided the video link. I want to try this technique with the candle die, as I love that die. In the meantime though, I had the Die-namite die out on the desk and thought the technique would work well on this. I didn't fuss with putting the inside bits back in the outline as did Loll & Pam. Give this video a peek, I think you'll enjoy it.

- SU Square Lattice EF on the raised textured panel.

- Sentiment stickers colored with Copics in various shades of G & YG to compliment the green glitter curliques. The sentiment was silver before coloring.

Hope you enjoyed this one...I like it.

Will be back later this afternoon with a post for the Friday Fun Day Challenge, so I hope you can pop back for a 2nd visit today.

Off to the salt mines.. (an old American expression meaning 'get your duff in gear and do some work'!). Come again when you have time for some hot chocolate. It's the weather for it. Hugs.


  1. What a pretty CAS card, Mary. I saw the card Loll did and it was a beauty, too.
    I could use some hot chocolate this morning. The temps are very chilly.

  2. I love this die. Your card is so pretty. It looks like it is quilted. Great job.

  3. Beautiful card Mary, I like the poinsettia and the embossing.
    Kevin xx

  4. Oh I love this CAS card Momma Mary! It is so pretty and festive! I also saw Loll's and fell in love with hers too! Between the two of you, I could just sit and look at your cards all day! Hugs!

  5. This is just lovely. It reminds me of a needlepoint piece, which I love. Thanks for the link I will head over these shortly. It is great weather for Hot Chocolate today. 19 degrees this morning - snow for tomorrow. Enjoy your weekend. PS I'm sure Santa know how good you've been.

  6. Ah, this is CASlicious, Mary! I love it. Although you did make my defibrillator skip a beat when you said there are only 12 days left. That CANNOT be correct. Shame on you for teasing!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Wow, this is gorgeous!! I love the poinsettia die!! It looks amazing on the embossed background!! What a beautiful card!! It's definitely hot chocolate weather...although we are experience a bit of a heat wave with temps in the upper 20's ;) But more snow for tonight. Sigh. I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. I thought the background was fabric until I read it was an EF. The Poinsettia die is lovely and the leaves cut from glitter card give it that extra something. A lovely card Mary. x

  9. This is so gorgeous and reminds me of a hand-made needlepoint embroidered piece! It looks sensational, and must have taken you endless patience to make it look so pretty! Nice job on this one, seriously!

  10. WOW! When this came up on my dashboard I thought it was a cross stitch project! Simply gorgeous is every way. Love the flourishes around that beautiful poinsettia. So very pretty.

  11. Hi Sweetie - yup, Gamsol is the USA version I believe of Sansodor. FAB card - and I too miss Bernie desperately. No response to emails, sigh. Lets just hope and pray honey.

    Big hugs, Di xx

  12. This card looks beautiful. I love that technique with the dies, it's a brilliant way to get more use from them. Thank you for the link to the video.
    Jean x

  13. Should have scrolled down, this is stunning, just love it to bits.


  14. All those delicate swirls are gorgeous against the embossed background!

  15. This is amazing !!! Love every detail !!


  16. Great technique you used to make this wonderful card. I love the wee little holly leaves and berries in the corners too!
    Very pretty!