Sunday, August 07, 2016

Christmas Baubles.

Time once more for the girls in the Christmas Card Club
to show our makes. The theme this time is 
'Christmas Baubles 'and was set by Margaret.
A delve into my used christmas card stash 
and I found this ready made bauble design.
It was only small at 2.75 x 4.00 but  I thought
it could work.
The base is a cream card blank which I have 
adhered a slightly smaller sized card stock to.
It is a lovely rolled gold  shimmer with sparkle
embed into it. The sentiment is gold stickers
which I have placed around the top edge.
I got the idea for this from Di's post   where 
she has used a corner stamp. Apparently
there is also a Christmas one out now
but till I can get my paws on it stickers 
will have to suffice!!

Then I turned to my Christmas stash of 
dies, stamps, stickers, papers and embossing folders
to see what I could use.

I'm running around like a headless chicken 
at the moment as my blog has been over run by monkeys
and trying to keep up with their exploits is a full time job.
So I needed to find something quick and easy to use.
I found my hidden Art pad of LOTV  images 
that I was coveting for a rainy day but decided
needs must. There were two bauble designs.

I used a green card base and adhered a slightly smaller
square of red pearlised  Glitter card to the front.
I trimmed the image down slightly and used a Fiskars
fancy border punch on the two outside corners.
I couldn't get a better picture than this but you 
can just about see the silver sticker sentiment and motifs.

Iv'e used green card stock top make the base card
which is tent style with the base  concertina folded and glued
so that the card stands securely but folds flat for sending.
Used more of the red glitter card and a slightly darker green card stock 
layered up . Top layer is die cut using Crafts-Too Stitch hole
rectangle die PCD98.
LOTV image has been glued behind before assembling
The corner pieces are the fallout from the fiskars punch used above.
I needed 4 so punched a further 2 from a scrap of white card.  
Sentiment is silver stickers form my stash.

O'h the cheek of it. Norm has just said can I please hurry
up and get this posted as he needs to sort his photos out and 
write his 5pm post up!!! 


brenda said...

I'm just back from holiday so popping in to see what I've missed and your lovely creations in this post are a great starting place, love the image on the third card.

B x

Margreet said...

Gorgeous the last one most.
Please tell Norm not to be such a boaster!!
xxx Margreet

cuilliesocks said...

Love them all Valery, such beautiful designs and colours.
That's monkeyes for you, Kate x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Three lovely cards for our theme this time Valery, love them all.

KandA said...

Three super christmas cards Mrs A. Those LOTV artpads are so useful but mind you don't let the monkeys know where they're hidden, otherwise .....?! xx

aussie aNNie said...

Adorable cards and fab image, dies and colours. {aNNie}

dutchess said...

Wow 3 cards Valery....and so lovely,those LOTV images are magic and make fabulous focal toppers...and your recycling knows no bounds! Hugs xxxx

Brenda in IN said...

Monkeys will take over if you don't watch them all the time. They sure are busy and you have been too with these beautiful Christmas cards. I love all three of them.

Zoe Tant said...

I'm so in awe Valery that you are so busy and yet have time to make not one but 3 cards for our challenge and they are all super. TFS. Hope you get some free time to put your feet up and have a cuppa. Zx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Three fabulous Christmas card, Mrs.A!! Love these LOTV pads, they are so beautiful and your design looks great! Love the punched corners, positive and negative!

Cara said...

Three wonderful cards. Love the reused image one. Hope you're coping with all this monkey business! Cara x

MaryH said...

Love each of these recycled cards! Inspired by your adventures in recycling, I did the same this week. However, your creativity with the products used/embellies added, always take your 'recycles' into another realm of 'prettier than it was in the beginning'. Love each of these ...well done. TFS & Hugs

Carol said...

Great use of your baubles Mrs A...these are fab. Love the corner die. Carol x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Valery
Three gorgeous cards ... The second one is my Fave ...
Hugs Sylvie x

Dr Sonia S V said...

All 3 so pretty Mrs A
Dr Sonia

scrappymo! said...

Three wonderful Christmas cards, Mrs A. I like them all but I am drawn to the pretty LOTV image you coloured up (the last card). I can see that you remembered that leaves are GREEN! ahahaha
When you read my post, you will understand why I had a giggle here...

Greta said...

Beautifully elegant cards, Mrs. A!

Sandra H said...

Oooh better put that security light on those Monkeys will take over on the other hand train them to do the gardening l love yur cards xx

Christine Harrop said...

This is my third attempt to leave a message Mrs A. I tried twice yesterday. Hope this is third time lucky. Three fabulous cards. I see we used the same LOTV image. I almost used the other one too. Christine xx

Christine Harrop said...

Yippee! Definitely 3rd time lucky! C x