Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Poinsettia Christmas

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog today. 

The harvest is starting to come in with our vegetable garden. The zucchini are plentiful and I made 3 loaves of zucchini bread with blueberries. My hubby picked the blueberries at one of our local farms. They offer a "you pick your own". 

We usually do this together but he happened to have been out near the farm and when he saw the sign for picking he stopped. So glad he did as they are so sweet and delicious. And, we really liked them as an addition to the zucchini bread. I used this recipe from Martha Stewart if you are looking for a good one. 

I also stuffed the zucchini with some sweet & hot Italian sausage. They are so delicious and a favorite way for us to enjoy this summer bounty. Here is a recipe that I use from Food Network if you are looking for a good one. 

Now onto my card for today. This one I created using the colors from the color challenge #801 on Splitcoaststampers.  Karen was our hostess and she chose bumble bee (new in-color), pretty peacock and cherry cobbler for her color trio. Optional is Christmas in July.
bumble bee, pretty peacock, cherry cobbler
For my card, I used a new to me poinsettia stamp from Divinity Designs and colored with the Stampin' Blends alcohol markers from Stampin'-Up. Since they don't have a marker for the new bumble bee color I tried to get close to it by using the daffodil delight and pumpkin pie blends.

I also tried a new to me fun fold for this card. It's called a split panel card fold. I like the way this card turned out. I used this fold on another card I made. Here is a link to get all the measurements. 

The background plaid paper is from the Stampin'-Up "wrapped in plaid" collection. My sentiment is stamped in pretty in peacock ink and I added a few peacock rhinestones to complete my card.

Well, that's it for me for this post. So until next time.......God bless.

card details:
Stamps: Joyful Christmas (Divinity Designs), Vintage Christmas Wishes (Hero Arts)
Paper: cherry cobbler, whisper white, wrapped in plaid dsp (Stampin'-Up)
Paper Size: A2
Ink: pretty peacock (Stampin'-Up)
Accessories: stitched rectangle die (CottageCutz), poinsettia die (Divinity Designs), cheery cobbler, pretty peacock, daffodil delight, pumpkin pie stampin' blends markers, noble peacock rhinestones (Stampin'-Up)
Techniques: split panel card fold
I am also entering:
1.  Merry Little Christmas Challenge is anything goes for August. 
2.  Sweet Stampers has a Christmas in July.
3.  12 months of Christmas linkup is anything goes.  
4.  CHNC has an anything goes Christmas challenge. 
5.  Fab 'n Funky has a Christmas challenge. 
5.  Fab 'n Funky has a Christmas challenge. 


  1. This is so beautiful - love the card design and the poinsettia image.

    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazlenut's Christmas Challenge.

    Helen x

  2. Fantastic christmas card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  3. Hi Mary - this card is gorgeous! I'm a fun fold 'fiend' and found this post through a friend/fellow blogger. Thanks so much for the link to your other card... measurements duly noted! Your zucchini bread and sausage boats sound ah-maaazing and I've pinned those recipes as well. Your work is amazing and I'm your newest follower!
    Love To Scrap 2

  4. May look for that Zucchini bread recipe!
    Love the poinsettia card!
    Thanks for sharing with 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!


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