Friday, 27 November 2015

Violet Baubles

Back from Centre Parcs now and I have been busy making some Christmas cards. Unfortunately the holiday was not as relaxing as expected - always the case with family holidays though I think. I took some cross stitcing with mme, expecting to have more time to do some than I usually do during the week, and actually only did about half as much as I would normally do instead! Needless to say I probably need another holiday from work, just to get my crafting done, never mind to catch up on sleep.

However, here is the first of my Christmas cards (the second I will put into a separate post):
I used a Tim Holtz edging die that I have had for quite a while (it was one of the first dies I got from my OH when my parents bought me the Big Shot for Christmas), and a bauble die that was free with Simply Cards and Papercraft 129. I cut these dies from one of last years received Christmas cards. I then cut a background for the bauble using leftover gold mirri card and a Nellie nesting die. To finish I coloured some mosiac tiles with a purple papermania glitter pen (as they were pink to start) and added an accent line alongside.

This card is being entered for the following challenges:
abc challenge V for Violet
Quirky Crafts #24 It's nearly quirky Christmas
jingle belles Christmas leftovers (recycled card and gold mirri)
the card concept #44 Festive Glory
abc christmass X for 4x4
Th Challenge #52 Christmas card

SOS #229 No Stamping
papertake weekly Take your pick - product - bauble
craftingbydesigns Christmas
Winter wonderland Add some sparkle and bling
crafty calender Sparkle, Bling and embellish


I also thought I would share a picture of my little girl playing on her new rope ladder.

Thank you for looking.

Hugz Tinz

13 comments:

  1. Fabulous card love the image and design. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  2. Lovely use of the TH die. Thanks so much for joining Stella Says Sketch at Catch the Bug this week.

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  3. What a beautiful card! Love your take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug.

    Linda

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  4. Wow - that is a stunning bauble die - nice touch with the gold background! I love the detail and I love how your design allows it to be the star of your card! Sweet pic of your budgie. Thanks for sharing with us at 'the challenge' :)

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  5. Lovely card and a great take on the sketch!
    Thanks for playing along with the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH for our No Stamping challenge!!

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  6. Beautiful Christmas card! I love the bit of gold. Such a pretty bauble,too. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

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  7. Very nice CAS Design! Thanks for sharing with us here at Shopping Our Stash!
    Hugz,
    Chana, DT

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  8. Lovely card and a great layout. The little purple tiles look fab. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar.
    Katrina x

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  9. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept this week.

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  10. what an elegant holiday card, those dies are so incredibly lovely! great take on ALL the challenges especially my 2 personal faves: SHOPPING OUR (no stamping!) STASH and of course the delicious buffet of holiday leftovers at JINGLE BELLES! <3 <3 <3

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  11. A very beautiful card. I love the untraditional Christmas colour. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

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  12. Your bauble die is beautiful ... so very glad you joined us with your holiday leftovers at Jingle Belles.

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  13. Lovely card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

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