WWC201 – Marsha’s Special Two-Week Year End Anything Goes



Update: I was lucky enough to be selected for an Honourable Mention from The Flower Challenge – December. Thanks so much!

Hello Friends

Welcome to our last challenge for 2018, over at Watercooler Wednesday! As we are all busy with Christmas and New Year,  Marsha’s Special Challenge is Two-Week Year End Anything Goes!
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This week, I decided to play with a CAS one layer card after all the layers in last week’s card!

I started by stamping an old favourite – Papertrey Ink Year of Flowers Poinsettias in the middle of a piece of card, cut to the size of my card front. After some measuring to ensure the tags were evenly spaced, I cut 3 tags using a Nesting Tag die from a local craft store.

I then removed the stamped tags and watercoloured them using Distress Inks.

For a little relief and interest, I used the 3 dot clusters from Papertrey Ink  Harvest Berries set instead of leaves, and the large dot where the tie for a tag would go.

The front panel was attached to the card front and the tags replaced to finish the image. I used a  Verve Stamps – Glad Tidings sentiment in green at the bottom.

I was really pleased with the way this one turned out.  I hope you like it too.  So simple and easy!

We would love to see what you create over the next couple of weeks!  Please check out our blog for more inspiration.

Wishing you a very safe and happy Christmas and a very happy and healthy 2019!

Thanks so much for visiting and your support over the last year.  I really appreciate you taking the time to  comment.



AAA Cards #130 is Three of Something ( 3 tags, groups of 3 dots)

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #460 – colors red, green and white.

Time Out Challenge #124  – Joyful

The Flower Challenge #27 ‘Use an Older Stamp or Die’


Author: momentsofcrafting

I live in sunny Queensland, Australia with my husband and daughter. Since I was a child, I have always loved to create and have enjoyed all kinds of crafts, sewing and painting. China painting helped develop my understanding of colour and design. Over the last few years card making has taken up a major part of my crafting time as I love to play with new techniques and mediums. Since beginning my blog, entering various challenges has encouraged me to grow my skills and creativity.

28 thoughts on “WWC201 – Marsha’s Special Two-Week Year End Anything Goes”

  1. Wow this is so pretty Helen ! I love that gorgeous flower of course but I also love how you used the tags on your card too, very clever idea. Thanks for sharing with us over at The Flower Challenge…and yes you are right, we all have so many flower stamps don’t we lol 😉 Viv DT xx


  2. Wow, Helen! I’m blown away! Your clean and simple one layer certainly turned into something very special, didn’t it? I love the Poinsettia image you’ve stamped and especially keeping it simple by not bothering with leaves but stamping those 3-dot-clusters instead. Cutting your image with the nesting die to create three tags is brilliant. Love the look of colouring only the tag area. This is a unique and wonderful creation. Well done! Have a wonderful holiday.


  3. Wow Helen! What a brilliant way to spotlight a card and have it as a one layer with the die cut tags. Beautifully coloured. What a wonderful way to finish off your card making for the year. Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas.
    PS Looks like we will have a lovely cool day. So glad it won’t be like today’s scorcher!


  4. Wow what an amazing looking card, I love it. The three tags inset on the card front, simply eye catching and stunning. Well dont and thank you so much for participating in The Flower Challenge this month. Aileen Ryan Design Team


  5. What a gorgeous card, so creative and beautifully coloured. Thank you for playing at Cupcake Inspirations. Have a great 2019. Hugs ~ Ishani


  6. Fun design. The partial coloring of the poinsettia is beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards. =) Tracie


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