Friday, January 6, 2017

Happy Power Poppy Friday and a New Power & Spark Challenge!

Hi there and Happy Friday to you!  Are you ready for the weekend?  I know I am!  Today I have a card to share for Power Poppy's very first Power & Spark Challenge for 2017!  Our lovely and super sweet CAS card queen, Stacy Morgan, is the hostess this month and her challenge is Winter Blooms.  Just take a lookie at this....

Here is what Stacy has to say about her challenge:

"When winter comes, many of us long to say goodbye to the chill and say hello to those cheerful and fresh spring flowers! Did you know there are lots of blooms that sprout at the end of winter (you can cheat and include early spring as well)? How about camellias, crocus, paperwhites, holly, snowdrops, or poinsettias? Let's see how you can bring these pretty little petals and glorious greens to life and enjoy this last bit of winter as well!"

To make it super easy for you, here is a direct link of all Power Poppy winter blooms! 

For my card, I chose to use the gorgeous Simply Camellias stamp set.  I also used a sentiment from Tea in the Garden stamp set.  

I started by stamping my image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and die cut it out with a die from My Favorite Things, Die-namics Cross Stitch Rectangle.  Next, I colored the image in with Copics and added a little gold leafing with my Krylon 18KT Gold Leafing pen.  After that, I die cut out my card base and a stitched panel using a Papertrey Ink die set, Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical Die.  I also trimmed a couple of extra layers of paper using a paper trimmer.  I used some Chamomile and Chai ink from PTI to age the edges a bit.  Next, I started adhering my layers together, added some ribbon, button, and twine and then adhered it to my card base.  To finish off my image, I added some fine glitter to some of the petals then attached it to my assembled card.  There was no need for any stitching on my card, the dies did a beautiful job instead!  :)

Mercy, how I love camellias!  I actually have a few blooms on one of mine now!  I can never get enough of all of the glorious detail Marcella puts in each and every bloom.  What a dream this beauty is to color up!

Here is one last peek at my card.  The patterned papers are from  Anna Griffin's "Calisto" 5 x 7 paper pad I recently purchased.  I certainly hope that you enjoy this day and your weekend!  Please make sure you hop around and see what many of my incredibly talented Bloomie sisters have created for your Friday inspiration and then c'mon and play along with us this month for Stacy's wonderful challenge!  Don't forget to link up a picture of your card to the Power Poppy Blog for a chance to win a prize!  Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope to see you around again soon....until then, take care!

Cindy Lawrence    
Julie Koerber 
Kathy Jones 
Katie Sims <------You are here 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker


Supplies not listed above:  Paper-Rustic White and Spring Rain card stock from Papertrey Ink; Other- Spring Rain ribbon, fine linen button and scrap twine from PTI and these Copic colors:  BG0000, B000, B91, B95, E0000, E000, E41, E44, BV11, BV13, RV10, RV21, RV25, RV29, Y35, G29, YG61, YG63, YG67, and YG91.


  1. Gorgeous, I love how you colored the flowers!

  2. Oh boy! Look what you've done with this flower! Ooo Love! And your ticking patterned paper and scalloped card base and blue ribbon are just a Country Girls fav! Ah! Pinning!

  3. Oh Katie, this is gorgeous! What a great way to start of 2017 with flowers!! Love your design and your beautiful coloured camellias. Your colouring always bring them to life. You always have the perfect finishing touches for your cards. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Hugs,

  4. Oh Camellia Katie - I'm not surprised at all that these were calling your name! Love the way you coloured it and the papers and ribbon you used are just so beautiful! Gorgeous card my friend!

  5. Absolutely Gorgeous!! The coloring is wonderful and I love the striped dp and scallopy edge. Give a soft vintage look :)

  6. Awwww Katie!!! This card just oozes warmth and coziness!! I just adore the papers you used to enhance your fabulous coloring! And then there's your fabulous ribbon treatment! *sigh* are my inspiration!!

  7. Beautiful card--what a "painterly" treatment of those gorgous camellias--and in a perfect setting, too.

  8. Wow, if this doesn't make a person want to stamp, I don't know what will! How beautifully you've colored those blooms, and your card design with all the pretty stitched dies, papers, ribbon, button, makes me feel like digging around in my stuff to see what I can come up with. Fabulous inspiration! Happy 2017, Katie!

  9. Wow, wow, wow! Katie, where do I begin? This is gorgeous, and I love the beautiful design, the paper, and that yummy ribbon with the button! And of course, your coloring is out of this world stunning with the stitched dies, sponging, and (of course) gold-edging! Stunning!!!! Big hugs and love! xoxo

  10. Be still my heart Katie. What a gorgeous creation that reminds me of Victorian times.

  11. You can tell you love Camilla's by the way you color them and showcase them of all flowers Katie. This is simply stunning! Love everything from the frame, stitched border, flowers, ribbon, coloring.... all of it. Just stunning.

  12. So beautiful. Your detail on the flower coloring is astonishing Katie. Hope all is well with you my friend. Hugs!