It's no fun being sick all week and especially on Christmas Week. I have not accomplished much as I get way too tired out, but I AM pleased with this card that I made for the Queen for the Day Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. QFTD145 is located here. The End of Year Challenge was to find the person who was Queen nearest your birthday and I was pleased to get Roberta. I had not been able to make a card in her honor then. Too much partying you think??So I wanted so badly to play with my Tim Holtz Poinsettia and I was able to use it here. I used a plain piece of tan cardstock for the Background that I ran through the Cuttlebug with a snowy Christmasy folder. I hit the finished piece with VersaMark and embossed it with some Tarnished Gold Embossing Powder. The oval was left from an earlier project. I touched the edges with VersaMark and also Tarnished Gold.
Then I found two pieces of K&CO cardstock from a mat that were different colors and cut out the Tim Holtz Tattered Pointsettia. I stamped the blue petals/leaves with Hero Arts Old French Writing and the red ones with All Night Media music - two old favorites of mine that just never die. I punched holes in the centers and was intending to attach the entire flower with a brad, but I found this button that I liked better, so I glued the flower down one section at a time and put the button on with a Zot. The leaves and petals are all curled a little with my fingernail. The colors are a bit richer than the picture shows, but I am pleased.