Tuesday, December 1, 2020

12 Days of Christmas Challenge ~ Day 1


Hello there, it’s Marcella, welcome to an inspiring new challenge at Power Poppy: The 12 Days of Christmas.

For the next twelve days our Bloom Brigade designers will be posting on this very blog, sharing whimsical projects made with Quiet Christmas stamps and digis to give you oodles of ideas for holiday crafting. All that, and: 13 folks will win over $250 in giveaways

Purchase a clear stamp, digital stamp, or grab one of our free downloads at the Power Poppy shop during Dec 1-12, 2020. I will pick 6 customers’ names randomly to win one of the following prizes:
  • $5 e-Gift Card
  • $10 e-Gift Card
  • $15 e-Gift Card
  • $20 e-Gift Card
  • FREE US Shipping ($4.50 value, international customers will get shipping credit)
  • FREE US Priority Shipping ($8 value, international customers will get shipping credit)


Leave a comment on the Power Poppy blog during any (and all!) days of the 12 Days of Christmas challenge. I will pick 6 commenters’ names randomly to win one of the following prizes:
  • FREE Digital Stamp Download ($6 value)
  • 2 FREE Digital Stamp Downloads (up to $12 value)
  • 3 FREE Digital Stamp Downloads (up to $18 value)
  • FREE Clear Polymer Stamp Set (up to $24 value)
  • FREE US Shipping ($4.50 value, international customers will get shipping credit)
  • FREE US Priority Shipping ($8 value, international customers will get shipping credit)

GRAND PRIZE: $100 SHOPPING SPREE

One lucky customer will be randomly chosen to win a $100 e-Gift Card to spend at Power Poppy. To be entered to win the grand prize, just  CASE a Bloomie. Do you know what CASE stands for? It means “Copy And Steal Everything!” So, the basic idea is to find someone’s creation you like, and copy the basic design. 

For this contest, you don’t need to make a card. But we’d like you to visit the Bloom Brigade designers’ most recent blog posts or Instagram feeds, and find an inspiring creation they’ve made using our new Quiet Christmas collection. Post a comment on today’s Day 1 blog post with a link to the Bloomie’s post and what you like about their project. You can enter as many CASE comments as you’d like. 

Here are the Bloom Brigade blogs featuring stamps from Quiet Christmas:


All comments and purchases must be made before the promotion ends on December 12, 2020 at midnight central time. You may enter as many times as you’d like. Winners will be announced December 13 on the Power Poppy Blog.

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To kick things off, here’s MY creation, I’m sharing an inverted trellis all dressed up like a Christmas tree from the Garden of Gratitude clear polymer stamp set (also available as an instant digital download here.)


Garden of Gratitude is available as both a clear polymer stamp set, and then individually as two digital downloads, which you can grab right now and get to making a card today. (That’s the beauty of digis.)


My project will be a tie-on tag to go with a gift of 'Prinses Irene' tulip bulbs I’m preparing to give to a girlfriend, in memory of her mother, Irene (I’m planting the tulips for her, too!). The trellis image was stamped using Putty-toned neutral ink onto Neenah Opaque cardstock, then illuminated with Prismacolor colored pencils. 

How’s this for a non-traditional Christmas palette?


Speaking of non-traditional, many of you already know that I am not really a cardmaker. I love to make things, draw, and color, but I don’t have most of the tools or supplies that you all use. Instead, I love to mix and match emphemera, ribbons, buttons, and things I’ve collected for 30 years, and work those into my creations.

Above, you can see I started with a piece of cardstock onto which I painted washy stripes of watercolor. That’s my base. Then I started dragging things out of my archives: a vintage garden ornament catalog with weathered pages, glittery paper flowers, a pearl-headed pin, paint chips from a project that didn’t happen, garden twine (I literally ran outside in my pajamas to procure it from the shed). I also found an old ink pad in Gold with mere molecules of pigment left in it, and I stamped the HOPE, LOVE, FAITH & JOY stamp from Garden of Gratitude.

I also clipped out a catalog photo of the 'Prinses Irene' tulips so that my friend can see what she’s ultimately getting, beyond than a paper bag of bulbs.


I layered and attached all of my components with double stick tape — I can’t even find my glue. Added a Merry Christmas stamp from this set, wrapped the top in green twine, and popped a glitter flower on the top of my trellis. I found vintage bias tape in colors that matched my ornaments, trimmed with pinking shears, and attached those, too. So much going on... but the thrill I felt while making it, and ultimately the reaction from my friend, will be worth the giant mess I just made. :)

 

This is the final tag with the gift bag of bulbs. We’re getting a few days above 40° and I hope to get out and plant these for her in the next week!


Can’t wait to see what cards everybody CASEs from the Bloomies’ blogs! Have fun the next 12 days, there are going to be some amazing pieces of art to revel in... so let’s get right into the Christmas spirit. 

137 comments:

Doodledaisiesandink Creative said...

What a wonderful opportunity to get inspired!

Sharon J Chambers said...

WOW what a fab idea and just what we need to help us all get into the Christmas spirit. Good luck everyone x

SusieScrapper said...

Beautiful tag, she’s going to love it as much as the tulips and I’m sure the ornament is just as beautiful! Such an amazing 12 days of Christmas giveaway and I don’t color that fast, so I hope I’ll be done in 12 days. Lol

Good luck to everyone!

My Gypsy Soul said...

How fun! Thanks for this!

@JoyceCasaldi said...

What fun! Beautiful coloring!

Ronda S said...

There are some fantastic cards out there! I am drawn to several on Stacy Morgan's site: http://twinshappy.blogspot.com/ Her Joy to the World that incorporated the matching enamel dots with shades of colors that are slightly muted appealed to me as did the way she shaded her Christmas tree lights and words to luminesce.

Linda Dicks said...

I just bought this digital yesterday. This is a wonderful way to use it. Thanks

Janet Sanii said...

What a wonderful event!

I checked out some of the designer links and love the Santa card that Saskia van den Berk created. I love the red and white background and the frames around the greeting and Santa really make them pop!

You can check him out here:
http://into-my-creative-world.blogspot.com/2020/12/santas-jolly-smile-by-meljens-designs.html

Ronda S said...

I keep thinking of your Amaryllis stamp that I have. It is so versatile. I just love it! Now I want to go make more cards.

Purple Unicorn said...

What a great idea for a gardener! I planted my first garden this year, so I really love this idea!

Purple Unicorn said...

The Joy to the World card really pops, and I love the stitching. I must try that on some cards.

Aileen said...

Love Jennifer Dove's Sowy Waterfall Mill. It looks so peaceful and calm.

Purple Unicorn said...

Oh, my! I love all of Catherine Anderson's work! Wow! Beautiful!

Unknown said...

This is the best ever I love everything you do. Thank you

Denise said...

Sounds like so much fun. I love to see what others are making.

Shanna said...

The colors are amazing in this card! https://www.cardediemstudio.com/home/power-poppy-joy-to-the-world-bouquet
All of the images on this blog just pop off the page!

Cynthia said...

Sounds like 12 days of Power Poppy inspiration and fun! Thanks Marcella!

Cynthia said...

I LOVE Gloria's creations with both Forest Fellas and Cuddle in the Cabin. https://gloriascraps.blogspot.com/2020/11/power-poppy-creative-confetti-november.html

Connie L said...

Thank you, always enjoy the Christmas digis.

Susanne9439 said...

Thanks for the new Christmas Digis. I am looking forward to CASING someone's idea!

Unknown said...

How exciting is this, so many beautiful ideas, I feel like a child in a sweet shop šŸ˜ƒ.I just bought some of your digital stamps and I am looking forward to casing some ideas.

Anonymous said...

Cool idea.

Unknown said...

Awesome giveaway and love your stamps! I found you through Kit & Clowder and have a few of your digi's for classes there. Thanks for the generous giveaway!!

cghundley said...

Such fun! I love
the darling snowman
made on Nancy Sheads
post: https://rowhousegreetings.com/2020/11/25/wintery-day-by-stampendous/

Too cute and lovely
colors.
Carla from Utah

Robyn Oliver said...

I love your beautiful artwork Marcella - Power Poppy are my favourite stamps. Great idea for a Christmas tag... now I'm off to check out the Bloomies, Robyn

Carol McCready said...

Love that trellis tree. On to shopping.

Tracy Blackburn said...

Marcella - what a wonderful Trellis Tree. I love non-traditional Christmas images because here in Oz we don't have snow at all so finding images like this is a bonus for my cardmaking. Thanks for giving us such wonderful opportunities to have a chance at winning.

From Tracy B

Jill said...

How fun! Maybe this will get me motivated!

MarshallN said...

What an adorable Christmas tag! Thanks for the inspiration.

Jennifer said...

I love the watercolor card that Broni Holcombe did with the Joy to the World Bouquet. It's so beautiful!

Jennifer said...

https://bronih.typepad.com/splashesofwatercolor/

Lisa K said...

Fun challenge ideas. I purchased a few digital stamp yesterday. Allison Cope always captures my eye with her beautiful coloring and ideas. This is the card I hope to CASE: http://yourmemoriescanada.blogspot.com/2020/11/quiet-christmas-forest-fellas.html

Lynne W said...

What great inspiration! Thanks for the opportunity to create and win a prize while creating

Mrsfish02 said...

What a gorgeous tag and a wonderful gift, tulips. So sweet!

Brenda Jennings said...

I'm excited about the opportunity to see amazing works of art, and the diversity is awesome! Thanks so much for hosting this event, and for the gorgeous stamps! My favorites!

Cynthia said...

I love Ally's design with Cuddle in the Cabin. The plaid panel peeking out behind the image is perfect! http://yourmemoriescanada.blogspot.com/2020/11/quiet-christmas-cuddle-in-cabin.html

Mendy said...

So many I like. I think the one I was drawn to the most is this one https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zjuBpqSAvw0/X8e5M1-aEsI/AAAAAAAAQ2k/VoBhwmgS7LYOjga3m4h2TWFhuqDN09iiACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_8724.jpg found at Barbara Campbells blog http://inmycreativeroom.blogspot.com/2020/12/quiet-christmas-release-review.html. I love the serene calming look of the image. Just feels so peaceful.

Lisa H said...

What a wonderful giveaway Marcella, thank you! Love your bulb and beautiful tag gift for your friend. What a great idea. I went to our local nursery yesterday and purchased a gorgeous Amaryllis. Your Amaryllis stamp set is the best one I've seen and one of my favorites to use for Xmas cards.

Lisa H said...

I love Julie's design-so simple and wonderful holiday colors-https://outtoimpress.blogspot.com/ and also Gloria's card, so peaceful and it kind of sums up 2020. https://gloriascraps.blogspot.com/

Jane Crisci said...

What a great challenge!!! Love your tag (BTW)!!!

Terry B. said...

Your trellis Christmas tree is very pretty!
Thanks to all the Bloomies for all the inspiration!

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful gift! Not only is the tag beautiful and the tulips will be something to look forward to, but the planting is a BIG gift!

tinyfeet said...

http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2020/12/12-days-of-christmas-challenge-day-2.html
Catherine Anderson's card is gorgeous! The variations of pink in this card are stunning! I had purchased this digital stamp set before even seeing her jaw dropping creation! Wow!

Linda Pekrul said...

This is going to be a fun 12 days!

Linda BL said...

What a lovely way to present such a great gift. I save little odds and ends of ribbon, pretty wrappings, etc and drag them out when I need just the right thing. Looking forward to the 12 days!

Sandy said...

So much fun! Love the trellis tree!

Sandy said...

Y first CASE is from Catherine Anderson at Carde Diem. I just love her use of color on the Joy to the World Bouquet, as well as the way she fussy cut the top part & the teal background on the red card base. The whole thing is just incredible! Here’s the link: https://www.cardediemstudio.com/home/power-poppy-joy-to-the-world-bouquet

Heather said...

Your coloring on this beautiful image is gorgeous!! The pencils give such a nice, soft feel to it. And the entire tag is awesome!! Love how you added bits and pieces and came up with something really fabulous!

Heather said...

I would totally CASE Lisa's card found here: http://www.snowymoosecreations.com/2020/11/power-poppy-part-2-day-3.html

I'm working on getting better at CAS creations and this one is really fabulous! I love the bit of pattern behind her beautifully colored Santa. And I think the sequins add just the right amount of embellishing.

My Side of Oz said...

Gorgeous trellis and such beautiful colors! I adore how you incorporated all the bits and bobs gathered with such love! I hope to catch up on commenting soon!

Mcrockco said...

I love digital stamps and enjoy any help on how to use them. Will keep looking.

mindy1414 said...

I adore Jenny Colacicco's Joy to the World Bouquet card. I love the pomegranate and berries in the design and Jenny did a fabulous job with the coloring of these. But what really stood out is that she fussy cut the front and only colored a small portion on the back and left the rest of the back just black/white. It is gorgeous, I can't wait to CASE one like it!

Marianne said...

Love the way you have created a card using what you have. Looking forward to 12 days of inspiration. And of course it's fun to see some orange tulips that were named after our princess Irene of the Netherlands.
Marianne x

caroline said...

Love all your stamps, I normally use the digi stamps I have quiet a few and a few I've used in kit and clowder classes, always love your tips and your team are amazing x

caroline said...

I adore your stamps I have quiet a few digi stamps and have used a few in kit and clowder classes. Thank you for all the great Tip and tutorials your team are amazing and their cards are always stunning. X

Caz said...

Im loving all your stamps...All digi i got at mo..Love colouring them, so easy..Just found your blog, now following..xx

Marianne said...

I haven't visited all of the Bloom Brigade blogs yet, but I was intrigued by Barbara's cottage on coloured cardstock in this post: https://inmycreativeroom.blogspot.com/2020/12/quiet-christmas-release-review.html. I often overlook the fact that I can stamp or print on coloured cardstock.
Marianne x

C. Sage Deerborn said...

This looks like fun.

Traci M said...

Your card with all the ephemera is magical, Marcella!! I love all of your stamps, and am an avid fan!! Also receive so much inspiration from the design team every day! I recently ordered the Forest Fellas stamp set, and enjoyed making a card using Lisa’s inspiration found on this post,
http://www.snowymoosecreations.com/2020/11/power-poppy-part-2-day-2.html. I really liked how the moose was colored and how she had the moose kind of framed out.

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Merci pour ce beau calendrier de l'avent.
J'aime beaucoup cette carte si originale.
A demain.
MaryannG

Maryann scrapbooking said...

I just returned from having visited all the blogs.
Many are not up to date.
Kisses.
MaryannG

Cindy Christoffel said...

Such beautiful images and creativity!!
Can't wait to browse the blogs and kick my creativity into gear!!

Teresa L Quinn said...

Really interesting and so one of a kind and beautiful

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

What beautiful projects!

Unknown said...

http://inmycreativeroom.blogspot.com/
I especially like Barbara's cabin card that says "Rejoice In The Quiet." I just love how she colored on blue paper. It almost gives me the sense that I'm seeing the cabin on a moonlit night or just at dusk on a winter evening. You have to have grown up in the country, like me, to get a sense of what a winter moonlit night is like and the bluish color the sky has.

Ann said...

The Garden of Gratitude stamp set is so adorable. Your tag is full of so much color and special touches I am sure your friend will love it and her flowers. Merry Christmas.

Robyn Oliver said...

Barbara C's set of beautiful cards has me dumb struck... just simply gorgeous, all of them... http://inmycreativeroom.blogspot.com/2020/12/quiet-christmas-release-review.html inspired I am, Robyn

Pamela Duncan said...

After receiving one digi a YEAR ago at Jennifer Dove's Boot Camp, I was thrilled to find you during the Black Friday events. Now I can enjoy your 12 days of beautiful Christmas postings and I look forward to making carts with your amazing designs!

Esther Asbury said...

Wow!! Lots of awesome inspiration from the design team! I love Broni and Cheryl's clean-and-simple takes with Bernard. I had to have a go with him and went CAS as well.

Ginny K. said...

Love your beautiful trellis card with all the collaged images. I just came across some empty seed packets and I think they would work well for this type of card. Love the coloring you did, very clever card! GK

Heather said...

This card by Allison Cope is stunning!! http://yourmemoriescanada.blogspot.com/2020/11/quiet-christmas-joy-to-world-bouquet.html
I would totally CASE this one, as I love using a larger image and just a bit of patterned paper.

LOU said...

Hi Marcella,
I sort of CASED you with your watercoloured cardstock on my latest card using Garden of Gratitude: Boot Bouquet!
Check it out on my blog: http://jemlouproductions.blogspot.com/2020/12/anything-christmas-goes-for-winter.html
Love the new stamps - also love that I can get them in digi and not have to wait for the post to deliver them!
Lou xo

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Henriƫtte said...

Running behind because I wasn't feeling so well, but glad I could start today with this great event of 12 days of inspiration.
I love this stamp set you used Marcella, not only because I fell in love with those stunning rain boots but also because of the great idea to make a trelis in to a Christmas three.
Your tag with bag is stunning, I love the way you combined old and new. I'm from the Netherlands and the tullips are named after one of our princesses, they are so beautiful, I thinnk you as a great gardener new already where the name came from.
Thank you so much for sharing this, for the great event and the awesome prizes.
Stay safe and have a wonderful day.

Henriƫtte said...

For my Case a Bloomie, I choose today Ally and her stunning card Heavenly Peace Dove.
this is the link: http://yourmemoriescanada.blogspot.com/2020/10/heavenly-peace-dove.html
I'm totaly in love with this card, she calls the colour palet she used unconventional but I call it stunning. So stunning that I saved the card to my Pinterest in the map colour combinations/inspirations.
I don't think I have to say something about her colouring, that's always awesome but I can say I love the background on this card too.
In short, everything on this card is stunning!
Thank you so much Ally for an other year of awesome inspirations, stay safe and Happy Holidays.

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

What beautiful sets, I love the animals!

Henriƫtte said...

For my Case a Bloomie, I choose today Staycy and hear awesome card using the Forest Fella's stamp set.
This is the link: http://twinshappy.blogspot.com/2020/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-4.html
I Case this card because winter is all written over it, love the awesome layers and the stunning colouring of the beautiful owl.
Thank you so much Stacy for another year of awesome inspirations, stay safe and Happy Holidays.

Henriƫtte said...

I have another CASE card, this time it's one from Christine.
https://christinecreations.blogspot.com/2020/11/seasons-greenings.html

Her wreath image form the Season's Greenings is awesome.
The vibrant colours she used made that the gorgeous wreath look so fresh if it's a real wreath.
Also love the beautiful plaid desing paper behind the circle that fits the blue shades in the main image so well.
It's a wow-card!
Thank you so much Christine for another year of awesome inspirations, stay safe and Happy Holidays.

Henriƫtte said...

For my third day of Case a Bloomie I choose a awesome card by Barbara Walker
http://www.thebuzzfromqueenb.com/2020/11/power-poppy-forest-fellas.html

This card is breathing love, kindness and warmth to me.
Not only because she used hearts on the background but also the choice of Toned Tan paper combined with the soft colouring.
And this card shows how versatile this stunning stamp set is.
Thank you so much Barbara for another year of awesome inspirations, stay safe and Happy Holidays.

Henriƫtte said...

Still catching up and for day four I CASE Julie's stunning card with the Enchanted Branches Woodland stamp set.
This is the link: https://outtoimpress.blogspot.com/2020/11/power-poppy-quiet-christmas-enchanted.html

This card is so stunning, I love the awesome colouring and colours she used. With the little glow around the ornaments and branch it looks like it's on top of the circle. Stunning!
Thank you so much Julie for another year of awesome inspirations, stay safe and Happy Holidays.

Henriƫtte said...

Another CASE card, this time one from Sathya.
https://sathyapapercrafts.blogspot.com/2020/11/power-poppy-quiet-christmas-release.html

The beautiful watercoloured owl, the background and the splashes on top make this card fabulous. I don't have more words to describe this card, it's just breathtaking.
Thank you so much Sathya for another year of awesome inspirations, stay safe and Happy Holidays.

Henriƫtte said...

Day 5 of CASE a Bloomie! I love this.
My card for today comes from Saskia, this is the link: http://into-my-creative-world.blogspot.com/2020/10/day-three-of-new-quite-christmas.html

I love the colourfull card she made with the Trelis image from the Garden of Gratitude stamp set. It's such a happy and non-traditional coloured Christmas card, just awesome!
Thank you so much Saskia for another year of awesome inspirations, stay safe and Happy Holidays.

Sandy said...

2 CASE items from Stacy Morgan. I love the Moose tag and her owl card. The moose tag colors are echoed throughout, from the paper to her coloring, the offset moose, the ribbons on top, the paper choice, etc. The whole thing is just perfectly put together. The owl card with all the blue touches, the combination of blue & Kraft, the embossing, the snowflakes, the ribbon... I love the composition of this one too.

Henriƫtte said...

Fore day 6 I CASE Cheryl.
This is the link to her gorgeous card https://cherylquilts.blogspot.com/2020/10/brand-new-from-power-poppy-mossy-pots.html

I choose this card because it's clean, simple and gorgeous!
A great example that it not always have to be a big image for your focal point, this little beauty is realy the eyecatcher on the card.
Thank you so much Cheryl for your awesome inspirations, stay safe and Happy Holidays.

Henriƫtte said...

I ave a second CASE for day 6, a great card by Nancy.
This is the link https://rowhousegreetings.com/2020/10/24/enchanted-branches-nativity-by-power-poppy/

Nancy used the Enchanted Branches Nativity and made a aweosm card with the Angel.
I had to choose this one because it looks so sereen and beautiful.
Thank you so much Nancy for another year of awesome inspirations, stay safe and Happy Holidays.

Barb said...

I think your creation is beautiful! I love all of the different elements you pulled together. Very unique. Very pretty. You look fantastic, too, Marcella! You GLOW, Girl!

Lorna said...

I love all of the stamps in this collection. Having said that, I purchased the cute moose on Dec. 3 (order #55987) and could not find the download link. I have emailed Marcella 3 times asking me if she could email me the link and have not heard a word from her. I hope she is OK, but I would like to get my moose digi. Can anyone help>?

Gab said...

So excited to play along!

Gab said...

I love this card by Stacy
http://twinshappy.blogspot.com/2020/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-3.html
I just love the way she coloured this fun image!

Henriƫtte said...

My CASE a Bloomie card for today is the stunning card by Barbara W. with the string of lights from the Let it Glow digital stamp set.

http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2020/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-7-let-it-glow.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PowerPoppy-TheBlog+%28Power+Poppy+-+The+Blog%29


It ticks all the boxes for a clean and simple card, but every detail has been thought of so well it looks like a lot of work has gone into it.

I will sure copie this one, not for this Christmas but next Christmas there will be a lot of cards with the cute string of lights. I put this card to my Pinterest page so I only have to click on it to see it.

Thank you so much Barbara for sharing this stunning card, I love it, stay safe and have a wonderful day.

Henriƫtte said...

An other CASE for today, the gorgeous card made with the Cuddle in the Cabin stamp set by Broni. The link is:

https://bronih.typepad.com/splashesofwatercolor/2020/11/power-poppy-quite-a-christmas-cuddle-in-the-cabin.html

Every year I make for a family member a card with soft pastel colours, by the years it get more and more difficult to make one I didn't already made.
This is such a great card that fits completely what I'm looking for in the pastel Christmas cards I make.

Thank you so much Broni for another year of awesome inspirations, stay safe and Happy Holidays.

Henriƫtte said...

For day 8 an other CASE a Bloomie card, this time a card made by Barbara C.
This is the link to her awesome card: http://inmycreativeroom.blogspot.com/2020/11/quiet-christmas-part-two-joy-to-world.html

I have been thinking for a while now about printing, foiling and colouring a card or must I print first than colour and than foil. I didn't know untill I saw this beautyful card Barbara made.
Printed, foiled and colour, the beautiful shine of the gold foil she has captured in a video for us, this is a great example of a card I want to make.

Thank you so much Barbara for another year of awesome inspirations, stay safe and Happy Holidays.

Henriƫtte said...

Again a CASE a Bloomie card for day 8, this is the link:
http://www.snowymoosecreations.com/2020/10/power-poppy-quiet-christmas-day-5.html

Lisa made this beautiful card.
I have cased the image already but this card is so different from the other card. I love the grey and white with the beautiful coloured olive branch. The grey/white combination makes this card so elegant, a real card to copy .

Thank you so much Lisa for another year of awesome inspirations, stay safe and Happy Holidays.

Terry B. said...

To Gloria,
Your work is stunning! http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2020/12/12-days-of-christmas-challenge-day-8.html
I absolutely love your Joy to the World cards with the different background colors, and your matted "painting" you did using the digital Joy to the World is breath-taking! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to be able to color like you! You are very talented! Thanks for showing me/us that pretty cards can be made by almost any one by creating pretty backgrounds and letting the stamp's main image, shine!

Gab said...

I love Saskia's Forest Fellas card here http://into-my-creative-world.blogspot.com/2020/11/forest-fellas.html
such a great design and cute colouring

Terry B. said...

Barbara, http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2020/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-7-let-it-glow.html
Your use of the lights in the Let It Glow set is awesome. The lights on the card that you used the glaze on look so real, it's amazing!
Merry Christmas!

Henriƫtte said...

I have also for day 9 a CASE a Bloomie card, this time from Catherine.
This is the link https://www.cardediemstudio.com/home/power-poppy-joy-to-the-world-bouquet
The Joy to the World Bouquet is such a fabulous stamp set and Catherine made it even more fabulous! I love her stunning colouring, the details in her colouring is so great just as the awesome background. I hope some day to colour just like this.
Thank you so much Catherine for another year of awesome inspirations, stay safe and Happy Holidays.

Gab said...

Barb's adorable Planta Claus card here http://www.thebuzzfromqueenb.com/2020/11/power-poppy-seasons-greenings.html is so cute and fun. I love how she coloured the image and used red layers on her card

Camille Short said...

Joining late, but enjoying the holiday cheer!

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Camille Short said...

CASE a Bloomie! I Chose to CASE Gloria's Forest Fella (https://gloriascraps.blogspot.com/2020/11/power-poppy-creative-confetti-november.html). The reason I chose this card is I wanted to see if I could duplicate her beautiful snowy background - only digitally. I'm rally excited with my background - backgrounds have always been tough for me. So I followed her basic card design - but really enjoyed my own challenge of creating a snowy background. Disappointed with the photo, however, 'cuz my skirt has some awesome folds that disappeared in the photo. :( You can see my card at http://shortonideasaz.blogspot.com/2020/12/power-poppy-bloomie-case.html

Berina RGA said...

This is amazing!! Thanks for all you do, Marcella!!

V. K. said...

Reading your blog as you made your tag cracked me up. I love the fact it's a mish-mash of different things cause they all work. Love your tag!!

Henriƫtte said...

Today, day 10, I CASE a card from the lovely Bloomie Gloria, this is the link
https://gloriascraps.blogspot.com/2020/10/power-poppy-christmas-release-day-3.html

I would love to CASE this card because of the gorgeous colouring of the image, those flowers have so much depth.
The combination of the red, green and white is so traditional but the card looks so modern.
I didn't mention yet that my favorite colour is red and I was during the reveal of the stamp set immediately in love with this image!
So definitely a great card to copie.

Thank you so much Gloria for another year of awesome inspirations, stay safe and Happy Holidays.

Henriƫtte said...

another CASE a Bloomie card, this time it's a awesome one from Jennifer.

I love the warm and cozy feeling this beauty gives.
The moose is coloured awesome and the background, I love this gorgeous plaid in reds, fits the picture she was dreaming when looking at this stamp set, so well.
A great card to CASE, this is the linnk:
http://just4funcrafts.com/2020/11/sweet-forest-fellas.html

Thank you so much Jennifer for another year of awesome inspirations, stay safe and Happy Holidays.

Henriƫtte said...

My CASE a Bloomie card for day 11 is the inspiration card of day 11 on the blog!
http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2020/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-11.html

The card is awesome, I still have to try no line watercolouring and the behind the scene photo's Jenny posted are giving me a good look how to copy this awesome work.
It is great to see that she has made the background as if there is a door on which this beautiful wreath hangs.

Thank you so much Jenny for another year of awesome inspirations, stay safe and Happy Holidays.

Gab said...

I love Broni's card here ... https://bronih.typepad.com/splashesofwatercolor/2020/12/merry-christmas-lights-color-throwdown-623.html
The gorgeous wreath made out of Christmas lights is coloured so beautifully - I love the glow Broni added around each light.

Henriƫtte said...

For the last day of this great event I CASE a card from Bloomie Leslie Miller.

This card is a dream and great example for every colourist.
the colours, the depth on the aesome bouquet, every thing on this card I want to copy, so very beautiful.

Thank you so much Leslie for another year of awesome inspirations, stay safe and Happy Holidays.

Valerija said...

I CASE a card from the lovely Gloria here:
https://gloriascraps.blogspot.com/2020/11/power-poppy-quiet-christmas-release-day_14.html
This image is awesome and her colouring is fantastic. Amazing card!
Valerija xx

Valerija said...

I CASE a wonderful card from Stacy here:
http://twinshappy.blogspot.com/2020/04/large-bloom-alert.html
This Poppy image is just amazing and the colours are fabulous too. Very pretty card.
Valerija xx

Valerija said...

I love Barbara's spring card:
http://www.thebuzzfromqueenb.com/2018/02/power-poppy-blossoming-cherry.html
Love the soft colours and the design of her card.
Valerija xx

Valerija said...

Thanks for these 12 days of inspiration, Marcella.
Happy Hollidays!
Valerija xx

Dee Earnshaw said...

wow thanks for the chance

Nicola Gold said...

I love the simplicity of Julie's card. The circular centrepiece just pops
https://outtoimpress.blogspot.com/2020/11/power-poppy-quiet-christmas-joy-to-world.html

Nicola Gold said...

I love Stacy's gift cards. This is such a simple idea, but very striking and certainly better than just sticking money in a shop bought card!
http://twinshappy.blogspot.com/2020/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-7.html

Kathy Harroun said...

Wow! Those are all beautiful cards!

jenn said...

looking forward to following the blog and getting new ideas and inspirations

wimpy said...

I love your designs. I made several poinsettia with pomegranate Christmas cards this Christmas. I thought they were beautiful, One lady has called me to say how much she liked the one I set her, prettiest card she has received this year. I love your designs and I have few, some ditigal. All turned out great. Have my eyes on several more. You are so talented. Glad you are doing a blog to inspire us.
- Mallie Brown. — tootsie0071@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Love your stamps. Lots of examples to use different ways.

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Tina Z. said...

I like Saskia's design here:
http://into-my-creative-world.blogspot.com/2020/11/forest-fellas.html

Tina Z. said...

O wow, I love Stacy's card, stunning image and the colours:
http://twinshappy.blogspot.com/2020/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-12.html

Tina Z. said...

I like plaids and Stacy's are perfect:
http://twinshappy.blogspot.com/2020/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-11.html

Tina Z. said...

and this is so creative:
http://twinshappy.blogspot.com/2020/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-7.html

Tina Z. said...

wow, I love this elegant and stunning card from Alison, perfect combination with the background:
http://yourmemoriescanada.blogspot.com/2020/12/seasons-greenings.html

Hannah Gibson said...

Great giveaway!!! Love all of your stamps, I use them quite frequently. I love the new healing bouquet with the lemon.
I like this case card with the coloring especially. Good way to use my new pencils! šŸ˜Š
https://cherylquilts.blogspot.com/2020/08/power-poppys-healing-bouquet.html?m=1

Unknown said...

Love the digis but I have never successfully downloaded one. I bought some from you Marcella a couple of years ago and they are still somewhere in the ether! So many lovely ideas!

Cynthia said...

I love the colors and design of Allison's card featuring Forest Fellas:
http://yourmemoriescanada.blogspot.com/2020/11/quiet-christmas-forest-fellas.html

Cynthia said...

Cuddle In the Cabin is one of my Favs from this release! Stacy's design really POPs with the plaid and beautiful coloring. http://twinshappy.blogspot.com/2020/12/warm-christmas-wishes.html

Cynthia said...

Forest Fellas is a favorite from this release! The colors that Julie has used with the owl is lovely. https://outtoimpress.blogspot.com/2020/11/power-poppy-quiet-christmas-forest.html

Juanita Goulet said...

Love all the stamps and the cards.

Sue said...

What a great way to share all your creativity. I’m always looking for inspiration

Maryann Van Den Hul said...

My personal favorites are the cards made with "Forest Fellas", that set is absolutely gorgeous and the cards made with it really "pop"!

Paige said...

What an amazing opportunity! That is so generous of you!! Such a fun and creative competition too! Thank you so much!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful designs and coloring!

Keen Crafter's Hand Made Goodies said...

Gorgeous

Barbara said...

I love them all. Thanks for inspiration.