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


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

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

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


  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' :)

  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!!

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

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


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