Friday 27 July 2012

Christmas baubles

Hmm,  not the most exciting of titles - but as I type this on Thursday it's hot, late, I'm tired, our bedroom furniture delivery is probably circuiting the M25 for the umpteenth time, I'm also hungry and want my evening meal:( Come on Pink Panther deliveries - get a move on, are you using a horse and cart for goodness sakes?

Anyhow, this is my second card for Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge, which is Monochrome this week - and my first one for Rudolph Day this month over at Sarn's blog:
On hindsight, being 20/20 vision and all that, perhaps I didn't really need to use the holly die - but there was holly in the LOTV image, the die was new and lying on my desk, as well as pleading to be tried out. I totally love the die, the cut card pops out of the die so easily, which also cuts beautifully - but, with even more 20/20 vision, another time I think it's a good idea to mount the card onto double sided sticky film before cutting which would be lots easier to stick down afterwards. But hey, the few loose spirals and leaves could well be deliberate huh?

I used:

- A5 white card stock

- LOTV 'Christmas Baubles' stamp, stamped in Memento 'London Fog' and coloured with Pro Markers. The leaves were then coated with Anita's Glaze and the baubles given a covering of Stickles. Little tip about the Stickles, I have a box full of them in all colours and it's really easy to just mix up a blob of different colours onto a little piece of paper to get the right mix before applying using a little paintbrush

- mid-green backing card

- holly dies, cut from dark green card using Cheery Lyn's 'Holly Flourish' die

-Craftwork Cards sentiment layered onto the two greens used on the card, punched using SU oval punches

Another one for the box.

I hear there are to be chikkins in the 'rural scenes' being depicted in the Olympics opening ceremony -  I do hope Sam and Sarn have TVs rigged up in their coops for Margot, Harriet, Tony and Co. :)



  1. Hi Di

    Hope your delivery arrived, that you got to eat, and that you are now rested up and raring to go again!

    Lovely Christmas card.

    My Rudolph make is destined to appear in the snippet playground on Sunday.

    Loving that holly die very much!!

    Have a good day.

    Love Jules xx

  2. Lovely card Di. Not being a lover of 'white space' I think you did need the holly swirls. That die is on my wish list, but every time I go to my usual supplier (because they give us a fair deal sending to Spain) it is out of stock. But I shall have it before all my Christmas cards are done! Kate x

  3. Fabulous card Di. Love the image, layout and fabulous die cut holly.
    Caz x

  4. Hope that new furniture arrived safely. I'm just dropping in quick before we head over to the reception hotel to set up ready for's all stations go here and everyone is so excited :-)
    A x

  5. OOOH . . .that's a wonderful holly and bauble card you have there Di. Very pretty and I love the monochrome scheme.


    My delivery turned up 8.30am this morning (only 2 weeks late) . . . .how about yours?

    Thanks for joining in with my challenge. Good luck in the draw.

    Sarn xxx

  6. Gorgeous card there and don't worry about the holly die cuts. It is Christmas after all so the more the better!!
    Not got TV screens in the coups but maybe I can record on laptop for them to see tomorrow - too late for them to be out! Hee Hee!

  7. Hi Di, Its really lovely and l do like baubles you have presented yours so lovely and the colours are fab great card for the challenges have a lovely weekend, xx

  8. Lovely card Di, like you, I'm not so sure about the swirls but it all links in well together. x

  9. Stunning Christmas card Di, and I love the holly. The greens are gorgeous on your bauble image. Hope your delivery has arrived by now.

  10. Beautiful card, Di - love the swirls as well as the baubles. Thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 82 - hope to see you again soon - new challenge tomorrow morning. Hope you've seen the email I sent yesterday about your GD slot date. x

  11. you sound fed up at least youve got sun its pouring here

  12. Hello Di, I hope your furniture is all sorted out by now ... it's a pain when things do not go as planned. Love your card, the image is fab and so is the holly even if it could have been left off. That will be another item removed from the 'new stuff to try' basket :) We've both gone for green ... it's uncanny! I thought that there would be a lot of black/white or blue/white combos so opted for green thinking it would be unusual ... not really, as it turned out. Okay, off to read up about the Friday Feast. Hugs, Elizabeth x

  13. Well I like the holly dies - think it's so intricate and pretty!

  14. Fantastic card... I love intricate die cuts as they always look impressive but don't own any myself ... Maybe another thing for the wish list?
    Anyways thanks for joining in with CHNC and hope to see you again for this weeks tie a ribbon challenge.
    Catherine xxx

  15. Lovely Christmas card. Think the holly flourish was just perfect with it. The loose parts were added dimension. Love this die myself, and it's one of the easier
    C.Lynn dies to pop out of the frame. Great use of it here. TFS

  16. I love this stamp, it can be used in so many colourways and looks great in all of them. I do love your shades of green, bet you used the fine tips for the Promarkers to colour the leaves, can never thank you enough for introducing me to them.
    I have searched all over to try to get that holly die and it seems to sold out everywhere.

    Kath x


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