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December 5, 2009

Saturday Spotlight-Christmas Flowers

Michelle Perkett's CHRISTMAS WISH BLOG HOP click HERE!


What flowers say Christmas better than the beautiful poinsettia?
Well, it's time for another Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential challenge and the theme this week is Christmas Flowers!

Our fabulous sponsor this week is Joni from Inktegrity and she's giving a $15 g.c. for the store to the winner! woohoo, thank you Joni!!!

I used this recently released Fred, She Said pre-colored poinsettia! It comes as a sheet of flowers and you can layer it as you wish! I painted the petals with red glitter and added a dab of gold glitter in the center! The gold embossed DP is a scrap from my stash. The sentiment is from Inkadinkado, embossed in Encore gold. The scallop punch is of course Martha Stewart!

My lovely DT sistahs created some gorgeous inspiration for you this week, check them out!
I hope you have a chance to play along with us at Saturday Spotlight this week so we can all come over to your blog to oogle your creation! lol

Here are the challenges...

The Play Date Cafe
~the colors.
Rosie & Dee's chall~red, green, bling.
Stamps & Smiles~the sketch...though I veered a bit!
Paper Cutz chall~Christmas image.
Pals Paper Arts~Christmas inspirational photo.
Stampin for the Weekend~Christmas, red, green & gold.
Creative Card Crew~Christmas.
All That Scraps chall~Christmas.

Too Fun!
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There's a whole lotta hopping going on today...

Michelle Perkett's Christmas Wish blog hop, posted below, click HERE!

and later this morning "Bella's Birthday Bash' blog hop! StampingBella is 3yrs old! yay! My post will go live @ 10 am EST!

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Blessings!

36 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Maria. I just love your Christmas Flower and the elegant colors you used!! The layout and gold really makes your image pop. Awesome take on the challenge this week. Love it!!
hugs,
Chris

Allison said...

Oh wow Maria...another winner!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow! maria! absolutely gorgeous!

hugs,

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Just beautiful Maria!! I just love the gold panel ... really makes your poinsetta pop!! Beautiful creation! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh wowzer!!! Maria, your card is just breath-taking sweetie!! You really rocked out the flowers here and the gold cardstock makes it look even more elegant!! You rock lady!! :) Thanks for all you do and enjoy your weekend!! I'm coming back in a bit to check out the Bella blog hop!! How fun!! YAY!!

Crystal said...

WOW Maria this is GORGEOUS!!!! I LOVE your poinsetta its beautiful!!! Fabulous card girl!

Elena said...

What a gorgeous card! Golden color always gives an elegant look! Love it!

Erin... said...

So gorgeous Maria! Love the colors you used with that gorgeous poinsettia.

Amy said...

These are both beautiful cards, love them!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Great sentiment!!

Danni said...

This is gorgeous!! Fantastic!

Jessica G. said...

Your poinsettia is absolutely gorgeous, Maria! The paper tole adds such wonderful dimension to this focal point and the gold DP is wonderfully elegant!!

Shelly said...

This is one of the most beautiful Christmas cards I've seen this year, Maria. It's so elegant.

Dawn B. said...

I really like this image Maria.. it is so nice and it fits this challenge to a tee... Your Bella card is super too.. I love Bellas...

Holly said...

Maria this is so pretty! I hope I can find time to play along. You did great on finding so many challenges to enter!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

WOW! this is just beautiful! so elegant! I hope your having a pleasant sunday maria. :)

Valoudesbois said...

Love your cards

Julie Ranae said...

So glad you were able to add The Play Date Cafe Challenge to your list of challenges this week...the colors are perfect and your card is a great addition to the entries!

*Alison* said...

this is truly a beatufiul card.. Thanks for playing with us at The Cafe.. :) HUGS

~I have FREE Digital Stamps on my blog..

Helen Dooley said...

Gorgeous card Mareia! Thanks for playing on PCC this week! Hope you have a great Christmas!

Pals Paper Arts said...

Beautiful flower! Thanks for playing @PPA this week!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful card! I love the gold embossed card stock. Thanks for playing @ PPA!

Rose said...

that digi is too funny (as i hate to exercise! lol) your flower is awesome!! fantastic cards :0)

NatashaMay said...

Great cards Maria! :) Love that party girl.

Ria said...

Lovely Card :) thanks for joining us at ATS Challenge this week.

hugs Ria

Donna said...

Hi Maria, sorry I haven't been about lately and look at all your fabulous creations I've been missing! Wow, they are all stunning but I especially love your bella card. Well are you all organised for Christmas? I've still got so much to do but as always I never learn and leave things to the last minute, think I just love the adrenalin rush lol. Hugs Donna x

CelticWoman said...

Maria, elegant and sophisticated, thanks for joining us at the Play Date Cafe. Sandi

Jodi said...

Very pretty card! I love how you used the challenge with the pretty flowers!! Such a pretty card for the holidays!
Hugs
Jodi =)

brenda said...

Hello Maria

What a beautiful elegant card, I think poinsettias as so lovely.

Thank you for sharing your card with us at Rosie D's.

B x

Sarah Anderson said...

That gold embossed card looks fabulous with that border punch. Very stylish card. Glad you played along in the Play Dat!e Cafe

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Rosie-D's with this gorgeous work!! Good luck!

Saskia :)

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous card, Maria:O) Love the awesome flower and lovely papers, great design.
Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!
Nancy;O)

Valoudesbois said...

Ces cartes sont superbes !!!

Gunn (Merete) said...

Wow, this is fantastic. Great layout, this is just so elegant. You done a great job on this one.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.
Gunn :-D

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Such a lovely festive card Maria!

Thanks for joining us at Rosie D's Challenge Blog .

We hope to see you again soon!

Rosie
x

Shirley said...

Both are lovely, but I really really love your flower, of course!