Sunday, 26 February 2017

Poinsettia

This image is a Lili of the Valley digistamp that I coloured one evening and then had kicking around because I didn't know what to do with it.  Last night my son came into my craft room to watch The Voice with me on my PC, and over those two hours I managed to finish the card.

While I was embossing the poinsettia on the XCut A4 cutting machine, the cutting plate snapped in two. This is the second time this has happened in less than 6 months. I guess I am very heavy handed and a bit slap-dash ...but I had my Big Shot for years and never broke the plate. Maybe being bigger makes the plates more vulnerable, I must be more careful as replacements cost £10 each.

I'd like to enter:
Winter Wonderland  anything goes
Sparkles Monthly  the word love
Fab n Funky Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage  red, image, die-cuts

13 comments:

  1. A really beautiful card but the thought of Christmas in February is pretty scary. Well done Marina

    Love Chrissie xx

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  2. I've replaced my plates for the Big Shot maybe twice in 5 years. One plate did break in two but it was very worn. I do use my machine a lot.
    Sometimes I too color up an image and don't know how to move on from there. I have many images laying around waiting to be used. But usually an idea comes. Often by seeing a sketch, a photo, color challenge or a combination of more. Your card turned out really Christmasy and sweet.

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  3. Fancy that plate snapping? I snapped some Lil'Inker dies! It's so annoying and these things aren't cheap... Still your card turned out a beauty... Love the colouring!

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  4. so adorable...beautiful poinsettia!
    xx Karen

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  5. Very pretty! The colors in the paper match perfectly with your colored image!

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  6. Sorry to hear about the broken plate... Has happened to me too with my Cuttlebug. I've bought it second hand though so I think it's understandable mine go broken, if your machine is so new maybe a complaint to the manufacturer could be made! However, love the poinsettia and the colors of this!

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  7. This is absolutely beautiful! Such a pretty image and I like ve the embossed poinsettia. Shame about the plate breaking though! xxx

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  8. an adorable card!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at Sparkles Monthly!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  9. What a wonderful Christmas card! I love the image and your poinsettia is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'! --Gail

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  10. So gorgeous and sweet...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky :)
    Wendy x

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  11. Beautiful Christmas card Marina. I don't think the size of the cutting plates would be the problem. I have the Grand Caliber which is A4 and I've been using it now for at least four years and I'm still using the original plates.

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  12. what an amazing card love the detail of the poinsettia I am sorry about the cutting plate

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  13. Beautiful adorable card, thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly, hope to see you again next time..
    Hugs Babs DT x

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