Asian Artisty - With Sympathy
Seasons Greetings - Ornament

Berry Christmas - Poinsettia trio

Hi Everyone.  Happy Tuesday night and welcome to Jaydee's SU stamping space.  Today's card is for the stamping411 challenge #123.  Once again, the team have come up with a great sketch - and I made two slightly different versions of the same card today.  Mosey on over to their site and check out the fabulous inspiration and submission cards.  There's something great there to suit everyone's taste.

I decided it was time to bring out Season of Joy...... JAYDEE UPDATE 11/6.... well, mmmm... I'm having a senile moment.... It isn't Season of Joy - it's Berry Christmas .... thanks to my dear friend Jean for pointing out that I thought I'd used the poinsettia from Season of Joy - but had used the poinsettia from Berry Christmas.  Grrr.  they both would have worked :-)   I love this set, because it has such versatility with the stamps... and those of you who visit my blog know... I like to be able to have many uses for a particular stamp set!  Here's my preferred version of the sketch.


Card recipe:

  • Old Olive card stock
  • Real Red card stock
  • Glossy white card stock for the central image
  • Season of Joy stamp set
  • Christmas Greetings sentiment (my favorite!!!)
  • Real Red ink with clear transparent embossing powder for the bracts.  Old Olive Ink was used for the flowers.... I know they are normally yellow... but yellow didn't fit into my color scheme :-)
  • I used the Soft Holly wheel for the decoration on the side and it was rolled in Old Olive ink
  • I used Old Olive striped ribbon

Here's the version which conforms to the original sketch.  (BTW I do like both versions :-))


On the personal front... it's freezing here... winter is definitely reaching out her tentacles and my poor Old man cat (Merlin) hates the cold.  We found him outside a corporate building in Singapore as a young kitten and he traveled all the way with us - including across the country, by road, from California to Minnesota.  He went to all the major sites with us, but found most of them boring.... he did perk up though... well... he actually tried to pretend he was a piece of luggage - when a Bison looked in the back window at him when we were in Yellowstone.  I've never seen Merlin shrink to a little ball!  I think he still has nightmares about that. :-) Anyway, being a Singaporean-born cat - he HATES and I mean HATES the cold.  Merlin thinks anything below 80 is freezing.  So the poor old man has been cursing us since we moved to what we believe he considers to be the coldest place on earth!  Now that he's getting arthritic in his old age, he hates the cold even more!  Today, I understood how he felt!

As always, thank you for spending time with my in my little area of the blogosphere.  Your visits are always very much appreciated - as are your comments and support.  Its your comments and emails that keep me doing this.

On the feeds front.... I found out from Typepad that it looks as though there is a problem in the underlying code and they are reviewing it to see what needs to be done on their end.  So, it's taking a little longer!

Have a fabulous Wednesday - I hope you get time to do the things you love - with those you love the most. As for me, my DH left for Europe tonight - so I'm back to spending more time in my stamping studio.  Pierluigi, I miss you already.

Peace and blessings