Thursday, 28 October 2010

A bit of Christmas Bling

Tracey at Fred-she-said has begun to work on Christmas images and all I can say is WOW!  There are some wonderful bird designs, including a robin for us Brits :), but the first one I reached for was the ornament.  You'll see the fancy one with pine needles and holly berries in a while on another card from me, but first, here is the plain version! 

I've printed off two and coloured them with Copics and loads of Stickles, to match the Basic Grey Jovial paper.  After the Stickles had dried completely, I glued them together with some blue metallic thread between them and stuck my ornament into the aperture I made with my Nellie Snellen dies.  I punched some leves from the greeny-blue card, added some flowers and a sentiment and there you have it - Christmas bling!  The only time-consuming part was leaving the Stickles to dry overnight and you could choose to bling up your ornaments with glitter and gems instead...  lots of possibilities.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Sparkly and bright
Simon Says - Punch 'Em
Creative Card Crew - Let's punch it
A Spoonful of Sugar - Let's get punchy

Paper GardenProjects - Holiday cards
The Crafty Pad - Christmas


  1. Just beautiful, Anne! Such gorgeous colors! Love the dimension! Blessings to you!

  2. this is really beautiful Anne! brilliant design!
    hugs & blessings!

  3. What a gorgeous card with such rich, regal colors!

  4. Oooh beautiful card and fabulous colours. :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafty Pad Challenge this week. :)

    Debbie The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs

  5. What a lovely card. I love how you've cut the aperature and hung your oranment. A great idea. Thanks for visiting my blog. The embossing folder was a cuttle bug folder and I had just run in through twice to make it wider. It is so useful with scenery. Hugs x ChrisB

  6. Beautiful card, Anne! I love the paper.
    hugs, Vanja

  7. What a creative and awesome idea...LOVE the ornament and this beautiful paper!

  8. How adorable and creative! Love your ornament. Thanks for playing along at Paper Garden Projects!

  9. Lovely! The papers and ornament are great and I like the peep-window/that the ornament is hanging :)

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  10. This is brill - what a lovely idea.


  11. Just lovely - perfect use of the ornament image and great match to the papers.

    Thanks for playing along with the Paper Garden Projects challenge!

  12. This is really neat! The papers and imae coordinate nicely, love the ornament effect! :)

  13. Great job, Anne! This is very pretty!!!!!

  14. Beautiful card!! Love the colours

    Happy Halloween and thanks for playing along with the Sugar Ladies this week

    Hugs Tonje


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