Monday, 19 October 2015

Krafty Poinsettia

For anyone who didn't see the Scotland v Australia Quarter Final at the Rugby World Cup - we wuz robbed! A penalty kick awarded to the Wallabies in the final minute of the match, for something they did (if Ref went to the TMO he would have seen it!) and the Aussies won by a single point. I think the whole of Scotland was gutted for those lads who gave it their all!  The way the Ref sprinted off the pitch as he was blowing the final whistle was probably the biggest clue that he knew he'd made a huge mistake - the rude so and so never even shook hands with the Team Captains!

Ah well, there's always the Six Nations to look forward to in the New year!

Still not got a lot done regarding Christmas cards but I have been experimenting using Kraft paper with clear embossing powder and came up with a poinsettia that looks like it's made from spun caramelised sugar! I decided to use it for this week's entry into the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #208
The Christmas bauble in the background of the photos is a work in progress. I used the Darice Ivy Corner embossing folder to create a strip detail instead of a ribbon.
These filigree dies are lovely but all the chads that come off are a pest. I have found that putting in a poly bag (zip-lock best) and giving a sharp tap on the edge of the table frees them from the die without going everywhere. If they are still stuck within the die cut, again put it in a bag and try using one of the rotating brushes on the market seem to free them without them making a mess!

 PayPer Box - Kraft
PayPer Box - White Linen
Embossing Folder
Darice - Ivy Corner
Sue Wilson Creative Expressions - Filligree Poinsettia

Magazine Freebie
 Versafine - Antique Sepia
Distress Ink - Evergreen Bough


  1. The detail on this poinsettia die is gorgeous! And I love the soft colors on the background. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  2. The background on this is so elegant and the perfect way to help show off that lovely flower. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!