Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Christmas ornaments


I did make this card with one challenge firmly in mind 'Merry Monday', where you have to use an ornament or ornaments on your card. And, later I also spied that  the new challenge over at 'Jolly Holly' is to use blue and silver on your card. My blue is a very soft baby blue, even though it does veer towards pale turquoise, so I was on track!

I used:

- A5 card blank which is from a pile I bought ages ago, they came already edged with silver

- snippets of pale pearlescent blue card stock to die cut the bows using a Memory Box die from the 'Crisp Bows' set

- snippets of matching pale pearlescent blue patterned card to die cut the ornaments/baubles using a Memory Box die called 'Classic Ornament'. Before cutting the baubles I covered the patterned snippets with double sided adhesive and then, once cut, the top layer of film was peeled off and the bauble sprinkled with Cosmic Shimmer's Glitter Jewels 'Diamond Sprinkles'. The 'caps' for the baubles were cut from a teeny snippet of silver card

- the sentiment is silver script on a white oval, made by Craftwork Cards and layered onto an oval punched snippet of pale blue pearlescent card

- final touch was just some little clear sparkly gems on the bows and one on each bauble in the centre of the biggest snowflake

Di
x

31 comments:

jimlynn said...

Love that silver edging around this beautiful card. Those ornaments are so pretty.
Lynn

MaryH said...

This is a perfectly beautiful card! It's really perfect for the chilly, cold atmosphere around our area tonight. Snow flakes are still falling, and it's quite cold. Love this one, and loving my easel too! Will be using it on my next card! Hugs & Thanks for sharing.

Carole x said...

Lovely sparkly card x

SARN said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS festive card here Di. Very pretty die cut.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sarah said...

What a great less is more card Di, pretty blue colour too xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Hello lovely - thanks for popping by! I am indeed going to be at the Crop, can't wait! Glad you are still about, I'm the same I tend to do a lot of looking but not always commenting! Take care Zo xx

kanda said...

Fabulous card Di, love your dies and the lovely softness of the colours xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab card Di.... lovely colours - perfect for a wintry Christmas.x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

hullo there dear kind Di... oh this is luffly, as is the Chloe card below.. on a roll alright..an guess wot Miss the postie brought some happy mail. Had totally forgotten.
..ohhhhh could not believe it..LOTV, real live papers (did you hear the loo-ong happy sigh from here?) an not snippety ones Miss, bery bery gen'rous. praying hard for many blessings in return, love Shaz in Oz. xx

Jean Straw said...

This is a beautiful card, I love the sparkly baubles and such a pretty colour.
Jean x

Carol L said...

Your ornaments just shimmer with a delicate sparkle that's so pretty! I love those delicate bows they're dangling from too!

Irene said...

Beautiful Di, tha sparkle around the edge is gorgeous, and I LOVE the shimmer.
luv
irene
xxxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very pretty. This card really gives off a wintery vibe. I have my ornament stamps sitting out... hopefully soon.

Katie Melhus said...

Ooh! I just love the silver and white look. These are ornaments are just beautiful! Great card :) Thanks so much for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

Mrs A. said...

Bootiful baubles Miss. I have still to get mine outta the packets they came in . Shame on me. So much to do so little time!
hugs Mrs A.

JoAnn said...

Very pretty. Love the shiny ornaments.

mamapez5 said...

I love that base card, and the ornaments are really pretty. Kate x

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Di I had to do a double take then .... Christmas? It is a pretty card though.
thanks for the tip on the cutter im going to check it out next
janet #37

Kathleen said...

This looks beautiful Di.

Kath x

Bonnie said...

I LOVE these soft blue, sparkly ornaments with their pretty bows! A perfect border to frame them too! So glad you came by to share with us at Merry Monday!

Greta said...

Love the sparkly ornaments, Di!

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Love the clean and simple layout and very nice paper that you used. Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly .
Cindy

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a glistening and oh-so-pretty design, Di! I love it; it's a winner in my book!! Hugs, Darnell

Jessi Fogan said...

I just love those soft ornaments, and the fab silver edges!

Shelia said...

Love the soft colors you used for these lovely ornaments! Super cute card!

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty card, I love the glittery ornaments. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

scrappymo! said...

Some brilliant ideas here. I love the way you covered the ornaments with the sticky taoe and then glimmered them. Addidthe diamonds was another fab idea as it realy is eyecatching.
Wonderfully pretty card.

Linda said...

What a beautiful and elegant card.

Sue Rose said...

This is such a pretty card, Di. The glittery ornaments are great.

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous ornaments...who wouldn't love blue & silver! We are so glad you played with the Merry Monday challenge this week!

Wendy said...

Very pretty! So much sparkle and I love the colors! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)