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December 16, 2019

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Hello Stamplings!

Sorry! That was a very short break, wasn't it?! ๐Ÿ’ซ I forgot to add this card to my post yesterday, and it's my favorite.

(Waltzingmouse Poinsettias)
Just like we did with the watercolored cards I showed yesterday, I used my Ziggies to watercolor the poinsettias and then Hammy did his schplattering best all over! The sediment is from Avery Elle.

Actually, I'm glad I forgot this one because now I can enter it in the Craft Stamper Magazine Take It Make It challenge for December, where my friend Bonnie is the Guest Designer! (They ask that you only showcase one card in your post when you enter their challenge.)

Here's a side view of the card, showing the gleam of the embossing, gold schplatters, and die-cut sediment:
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Enjoy your day! No, seriously, enjoy! LITS!* 

If you find you aren't enjoying the holiday prep, then maybe you're overdoing it? Tell your relatives they will just have to get along because this year you are NOT hosting two dinners! 

With all seriousness, if the holidays are a time of great sadness or loneliness for you, Hammy and I send extra love and an extra-special hug!

*Life is too short!

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68 comments:

Gerrina said...

And another beauty! Enjoy the last days of the year!

Patti said...

I'm catching this work of art just before I hit the hay! and let me tell you it is going to bring sweet dreams!! Your coloring is spectacular Darnell!!

kiwimeskreations said...

Wow Darnell, you and Hammy have rocked this one!! So glad he is still able to help after the rum tasting, ooops, testing ;)
Blessings
Maxine

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, That is lovely.

Hope you have a good start to the week. Sue

Julie B said...

Another stunning poinsettia Darnell, I do love a great poinsettia stamp.
Love the subtle colour blending and the lush gold sentiment. :)

cuilliesocks said...

Beautifully coloured Darnell and splattered, lovely poinsettia image, Kate x x

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card! Love your coloring!
Have a great day!
Marilyn ❤️

sandie said...

This is beautiful-I love the colours and how they mix so well.Lovely arty look with the splatters. Xmas not good here so we take that hug and send you one back with love xx

oldpunca said...

What a beauty! Amazing design. I love your coloring and Hammy's splattering.
Have a nice week.
Hugs, Sonja

Bonnie said...

What a beautifully, elegant card, Dolly! I love the watery color with the gold embossing! I think you may have a winner here!

Diane said...

Wow, this is downright STUNNING!! Love the gold embossing, love the splatters...totally gorgeous!! Thank you too for my gorgeous Christmas card...I ooohed and ahhhed over it and made my hubby look at it too!! I loved the design and it has inspired me to create some...hoping to get my cards in the mail this week...I am so behind!!

Hilda Burton said...

I have loved each of these beautiful poinsettia cards. They are gorgeous in all the different glorious colors. Enjoy your day!

KandA said...

And yet another stunner. Love all the gold embossing xx

Carol H. said...

Oh my goodness! I was coming over here to comment on all the other Poinsettia beauties, and then this one pops up! How absolutely stunning it is! I love the red, pink and yellow colors with the shiny gold! So gorgeous!!!

HilaryJane said...

Glad you made the effort to post this one as it is simply gorgeous and more of that lovely splattering xx

designbydonna said...

Beautiful poinsettias. . Love all that gold and glimmer.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love your pretty colored poinsettias.
Have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy and Healthy New Year.
Hugs, JoAnn

Brenda in IN said...

I see why it's your favorite, the coloring is stunning and brings them to life. The gold greeting is beautiful and elegant. I'm glad you posted it and it wasn't forgotten.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow!! Another amazing piece, such gorgeous water colouring on the poinsettias and the shining looks fabulous!! A very impressive card!
Well done! (also to Hammy! :D)
Hugs

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

The gold veins look gorgeous with the festive colors.... Great card, Darnell!

Cat Craig said...

So glad you posted, we wouldn't have wanted to miss this beauty!

OH Babs said...

Beautiful, gorgeous, amazing - great job with ziggies. BBB

Nan G said...

Oh Darnell, this is my fave too. I always loved this Waltzingmouse stamp set. Happy Holidays to you and Hammy and the Mister. And the twins, who are growing up much too fast and the rest of the family (4 legs include). Warm hugs, Nan & the Girls

Lynette said...

Super gorgeous, Darnell!! Thanks so much for sharing it.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Now that is one gorgeous poinsettia card. I love the way you colored it and of course, love the gold embossing.

Maria said...

Oh, my goodness!! So very lovely! You colored those poinsettias to perfection...wonderful color! Take care and have a great week, hugs!!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Another stunner! xoxo

Carole said...

Wow! saved the best till last! beautiful Darnell. xx

Susan said...

Beautiful colours, beautiful gold embossing, and great splattering by Hammy!

Pia S said...

I find this version as gorgeous as the rest of your poinsettia cards but it’s nice to know which is your personal favorite. The favorites of my own cards aren’t always the favorites of my visitors, but how I feel about a card is often very connected to how I felt while making the card.

conil said...

How could you ever forget this glorious creation...those poinsettias are beautifully colored and all that twinkling spatter is dazzling. I can definitely see why it's your favorite.
Cooking two holiday meals will NEVER happen in this house. What I serve they have to eat...or not...that's their choice. My house, my rules as my children and grandchildren know full well. Happy holidays!

Lisa Babitz said...

Beautiful colors and shine! Another great poinsettia card!

Sharron said...

Gorgeous!! Love your coloring and the wonderful gold!

Daffodil Cards said...

This deserves a single post all of it's own, I love hammy's gold splattering and your embossing and colouring, all so very beautiful.

As it happens I AM doing 2 dinners this year, but it's a big family one and just us 3, so I'm OK with that LOL.
Have a wonderful time.
Faith x

Irish Cherokee said...

As you know I love the details. Just had to stop by and comment. You certainly paid attention to the detail on this beauty. Bright and Joyous reflection of the Holiday.

Love, Hugs and Blessings
Jim

frommycraftroom said...

So sparkly and gorgeous!

!neke said...

A real beauty !
X Ineke

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Darnell. I can see why it's your favourite. xx

Claire Grantham said...

Hey Darnell! I LOVE this card, so blingy (is that a word?). I hope you have a wonderful holiday season with your family, thank you for swinging by my blog and highlighting the issue with the email subscribe form, all fixed now. Cx

Donna said...

Stunning!

Kathleen said...

Totally stunning Darnell, beautiful gold embossing and really super colours, stunning images, how could you forget this beauty?
Thank so much for your lovely card. xx

Kath xx

Pat said...

This is stunning Darnell and I can see why it is your favourite, the colours are gorgeous and a wonderful die cut sentiment too. x

Lisa Elton said...

This is beautiful Darnell! Your coloring on those blooms is just divine!

Greta said...

Beautiful colors & I love the gold splatters! Merry Christmas, Darnell!

Christine Alexander said...

So beautiful Darnell, you and Hammie did an amazing job with the colouring and the gold splatters :)

Cheryl W. said...

That is the Miss America of poinsettia cards. What a beauty! Bet she's talented, too. I just got a new poinsettia stamp, and when I can, I'm going to use it to start 2020 cards.

Vikki H said...

You saved the best for last! The shimmer and glow from this warmed my heart!

Linda said...

WOW! This is stunning. I do love poinsettias, and these are real beauties. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge.
It's getting a little close now so just in case I don't get chance to visit again before the big day .... have a very merry Christmas, and lots of love and best wishes for 2020!
PS .... thank you for the gorgeous sparkly Christmas card xx

Sandra H said...

Totally stunning card and the colouring is done so beautifully Darnell the gold is amazing looks almost life like enjoy your day x

Rita said...

Gorgeous card Darnell. Love the Pretty Poinsettias. Hope you enjoy a Wonderful Festive Season. Hugs Rita xxx

Redanne said...

Another absolute stunner Darnell, love how you coloured the beautiful poinsettias and the sentiment looks fabulous! Hugs, Annie xx

Loll said...

GORGEOUS! LOVE the blended colours of your watercolour poinsettias Dolly. So pretty with all that gold. xx

Leslie Miller said...

Wowie! This one deserves its own private showcase. What a masterpiece! Love that big die cut sentiment with it, too. Fan-dang-tastic, Darnell!

JD/ Jill said...

This is really lovely! So very nicely done!

TK said...

Oh My Lanta! So stinkin' obvious why this one's a fave! Your coloring is gorgeous, the shine beautiful! Such an awesome card, Darnell!

Bunny said...

Oh how I love sweetness of that picture. Hammy is just so festive looking and decked out in his Christmas gear. The card is absolutely beautiful. I love the embossing. [Bunny]

Glittered Paws said...

How beautiful is this - and Hammy did a great job with the splatters. Love the shimmer. Sending wishes to you and family for a Merry Christmas.

Bobby said...

You and Hammy both did a fantastic job with this one, Darnell.

Neet said...

A gorgeous card Darnell, oozing opulence for Christmas - a time when you can get away with it and never have too much glitz and glitter. Love the colouring!
Hugs, Neet xxz

Sue - said...

Wow Darnell that is one stunning card! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

Celeste Goff said...

Such a gorgeous card! Love those bold poinsettias and how beautiful they look with the watercoloring against the gold embossing!

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely stunning, creative, full of colour and bling and I love it! x

Mac Mable said...

I forgot to say....I have been playing catch up Darnell and what a treat to stay awhile and catch up on your blog posts. As always fabulous inspiration and wonderful and fun blog posts x. Sending hugs and extra love back to Hammy too x.

BoลผenA said...

You're right, this is a stunning card. I love the vibrant colors and the glow of gold. This card is remembered.
hugs,
BozenA

Fikreta said...

gorgoeus card!
๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„ Happy Holidays! ⛄❄

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

You’re reminding me I’ve a stamp like that kinda that needs breakfast ng out, bad me! Love the Ziggy colouring too.
Popped over to let you know that your card arrived here in Oz today on Christmas Eve isn’t the Lord good?!
Love it very much, so thanks for thinking of me.

Have a great God blessed Christmas and break, with family.

I’m blogging even done WOYWW post for tomorrow, Christmas Day, it will be scheduled but that’s best when so busy. Started on my 2020 cards already. Between Christmas and end of Jan I did two dozen this year, it made such a difference when could only manage one or two a month in busier months.
I’m aiming to be done by Nov 30th again this coming year, it was great.
Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

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Anita in France said...

Rich and luxurious, Darnell ... the glow of the glimmery gold is glorious! Wishing you all a joyful and blessed Christmas, filled with love and happiness, my dear friend! LYAMYHAHMA! Big hugs and bisous, Anita :)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

I can see why it's a fave of yours, Darnell - so yummy with all the gold!! Happy holidays to you and yours!!