Friday 17 December 2021

Contemporary poinsettias

Hello, crafting friends!
I've finally had time for some snippetty fun today! Last year, I was fortunate enough to win Spellbinders' Optical Illusion Geo dies at Di's Snippets Playground. I was delighted as I have a friend who makes amazing patchwork quilts so I was able to make a personal card for her using the dies. I've found plenty of other uses for them too and the last time I used them, I had a Christmas idea...

The 'waste' of the large die could be used as a stylised poinsettia!

I brought out my red/pink snippets folder, cut three of them and arranged them on a card panel. The panel was trimmed to size with my favourite stitched rectangle die, with the outlines attached so it looked as though the poinsettias were stitched into the edge. I stamped a sentiment from The Greetery in red on a tiny snippet of yellow card, which I popped up on dimensional pads.

I'd decided to inlay the shapes into my poinsettias but in the end I preferred them left as outlines. The left overs can be used on ANOTHER snippets card!! After attaching the panel to a card base, the centres of the flowers (or bracts to be more precise!) were decorated with some tiny enamel dots.

This is my entry at The Snippets Playground. Di, who runs the playground, is being a Christmas Angel with help from her canine Elf Dudley! She has laid on a spectacular Grand Prize Draw spanning four weeks over the festive period. You'll need to make a Christmas/New Year-themed snippets card to enter - full details can be found here, but do read the instructions carefully to be sure of a chance to win a prize!

Eva likes to have a job to do whether it is meeting and greeting what she fondly imagines to be Her Public, or keeping the other dogs in order when they come out with us for walks (they do love her but they really don't see her as a leader at all!) One of her jobs is picking up the mail and at this time of year, her Post Mistress duties are stepped up!

Cards and small parcels coming through the letterbox are a great excitement to her and she picks them up one at a time in her soft little mouth and brings them to me with great waggings of her tail! When she has collected them all, I reward her with dried sprats or pieces of cheese and she goes to rest, contented in the knowledge of a job well done!

Sending hugs,


  1. Another one of your brilliant 'thinking outside the box' cards turning those great die cuts into poinsettias.

    Good old Eva - bringing the post to you.

    Fancy a mince pie and some mulled wine? If so, shimmy up the Treehouse rope ladder and join in the fun!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. Another classy card, I like the frames, especially as you can use the petals for another card :) Eva makes a very cute post mistress too :) xxx

  3. The clean lines of the diecut make great geometric poinsettias taking the shape into the stitched edge a lovely finishing touch. Eva definitely wants to be involved in preparing for Christmas

  4. Love your CAS modernistic poinsettia card design, Vicki. TFS sweet Eva and her Christmas time job...carefully carrying your Christmas mail to you..and then you giving her a, win for you both:-) Merry Christmas my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

  5. Fabulous work and such pretty designs Vicky, love that you have Eva collect your post.
    Faith x

  6. The stylized poinsettias look great !! A nice idea.
    Our dog is always happy too when the postman comes, because then he gets a lot of pats.

  7. What a clever way to use the geometric dies Vicki! Very striking result too. Aw, Eva is such a darling - I hope she's getting double pay for working overtime with all the Christmas post!


    Di xx


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