Monday, June 07, 2021

Juggling Baubles.

Don't talk to me about what day is it or which cupboard Miss Mojo is hiding in as I can't find  either of them right now. Juggling quite a few balls in the air at the moment and dropping a fair few in the process. 
I do know though  that it is time for the girls in the Chistmas Card Club  to show our next cards made with the theme that had been chosen by Shaz of  'Baubles/Decorations'.. Sadly Shaz lost her battle with Cancer earlier this year so all our cards are dedicated to her 'The Brightest Bauble' up there in the sky. Hope you like them Shaz. 
I really went to town and found 3 digi Bauble stamps in my stash and two sheets of bauble paper and managed to make a total of 7 cards using them all.

The first card  is using a digi called 'A Christmas Hug' and is from a Polly Craft Bundle. They were selling off their discontinued lines and you got 100 images for £10. This was from many years ago now when I first started making cards and didn't have many stamps so I thought it was an easy way of getting a quick selection.  I have used a lot of them over the ensuing years. I have coloured using my Graph'it marker pens and a silver gel pen.  I then die cut her using Spellbinders ' Romantic Rectangle'.
The backing paper  was sent to me by a fellow blogger also a long time ago now which she had hand made herself.  The sentiment is from a  free sheet of sentiments in a craft  magazine.  

Second card is using a Bugaboo Image  'Christmas Ornament Gal'. Again coloured with my Graph'it pens and a silver gel pen. The tartan paper is a freebie in a magazine by Trimcraft.  I have used a Tattered Lace 'Rounded Corner Essential Rectangles' die one of the last items I bought from the NEC Nov 2019 show. I wonder when /if we will ever  get to going back to shows again. So much has got to change first before it will be safe to do so. 

Third card is using a very old digi image by Digi Stamps 4 Joy and is one of my favourite bauble designs. Coloured in just using two graph'it markers and a gold gel pen. The brown tartan paper is by Paper Addicts 'Lost Forest' mini  4"x4" pad of designs.  The sentiment was from the sheet of sentiments already mentioned above. Raised up using strips of odd white card stock left over from projects and layered up using ds tape. The die die used for the frame is Spellbinders A2' Floral Ribbon Threader'.

Fourth and Fifth  cards are made with a design paper by Sally Moret and I picked out two  green sheets of card that matched the colours in the paper to make the base cards up. 

Sixth and Seventh cards are using  paper from Paper Craft Special 2017 that came free in a magazine and a sheet of ruby red card stock for the base cards.  I have chosen to make  slim line cards for these last two. 

I have decorated all the insides of the cards using all the oddments of papers up. Nothing went  in the bin except the backing paper from the ds tape.   

Stay Home and Play Safe


Chris said...

Fabulous selection of Christmas makes makes- all very different! I know what you mean about missing mojo- I'm finding it hard to motivate myself to make any more than DT card I'm committed to! My Christmas stash is very behind this year.
It would be lovely to be able to go to a craft show again, but I agree that it needs to be a lot safer first.

Sue said...

Stunning selection of Christmas cards Mrs A! so different sorry to hear about Shaz totally heartbreaking. I would love to go to a craft show soon but I totally agree with you about it having to be safer...lots of hugs xxx

Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A you have made a lovely set of cards. I love them all. I am so sorry about your friend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Margreet said...

Gorgeous selection of baubles cards!
xxx Margreet

coldwaters2 said...

Wow what a brilliant selection of festive cards Mrs A I love each and every one of them the top ones are so cute isn't is lovely to be able to use images from years back it is so unfortunate that so many companies no longer exist, super work
lorraine x

cuilliesocks said...

What a fabulous selection of cards Valery, You've used super images and lovely papers too. I'm sure Shaz would love them. Take care of your self, Kate x

Jules said...

Hi Mrs A

What a brilliant collection of cards.

Pleased that I am not the only one that struggles to know what day it is. LOL!!!

Love Jules xx

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous tribute to Shaz and a creative and fabulous collection of 'bauble' Christmas cards Mrs A. x.

dutchess said...

A fabulous selection of cards Valery…the first two images made me smile…I bet Shaz would have loved them….
Take care xxx

Carol S. said...

Wow!! Mrs A. a fantastic selection of gorgeous cards and all a wonderful tribute to Shaz. As what day it is, I often think it is Saturday when it's a Monday or any day but Saturday!! I call it 'Brain fog'. Big hugs, Carol S.xxxx

Kathleen said...

A really super collection of CC's, some great images and papers. We could be roughly around the same age and we no longer have any idea what time we have left, so it really makes my blood boil when I see the news or papers showing all the crowds at events when we are more or less prisoners in our own homes, because we are being sensible.

Kath x

Liz said...

Fabulous selection of Christmas cards, Mrs A. Hope this will be the start of your mojo returning.

Seems a lifetime ago I last went to a craft show.... but I won’t be rushing to back to any until I feel it’s safe to do so. xx

Freubelmina said...

Great series of cards with beautiful Christmas balls ValeryAnne xx

Margo said...

This is so great, love them and you got 7 done ... good job. Good luck with the juggling.

Aquarius said...

You've certainly come up with some great bauble cards even if Miss Mojo is hiding - guess she can't be too far away.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow! What a fabulous selection of Bauble Christmas Cards Mrs A, you have outdone yourself and a great tribute to Shaz, I'm sure she would love them all as I do.

Sandra H said...

Wow Mrs A these are absolutely fabulous cards love the images l agree your mojo can’t be too far away they are stunning x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful collection of fabulous Bauble Bauble cards Valery Anne. I'm sure that Shaz is looking down at all of the wonderful creations you've all been making and loving everyone of them.

Sue xx

cotnob said...

A super collection of Christmas cards, lots of fabulous designs - a wonderful tribute to Shaz.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous selection of cards and love all the different baubles
Carol x

Brenda in IN said...

You always come up with the best cards by using your stash. The baubles look great on every card. I'm sorry you are having a rough time right now and it will pass. Hang in there.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

"Nothing went in the bin " is fabulous, love this fact ;) and love your cards, there are some different styles and colours palettes!
M favourite is the first one with that sweet girls hugging her bauble, it's so sweet!

gwen70 said...

Wow you have been busy, fabulous cards xx

Donna said...

Fabulous collection of cards, like how you used the silver gel pen! I really like the purple one, then again I am partial to anything purple!

Zoe Tant said...

WOW you did a fab selection with all of these gorgeous cards Valery. Love the first two cheeky characters in particular. Nice way to remember lovely Shaz xx Zoe xx

Di said...

Gosh you've been a busy bee - lovely cards! I do love the slimline one in particular. Flippin' hot innit!


Di xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Nice Christmas cards, need to start thinking about some of these. Hugs, Angela xXx

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Loving the bright bauble cards Mrs A for our darling Shaz, yes we are constantly reminded of her .. or I am in my stash of goodies, or some other way like this post. I’ve been exceptionally bad this year at Christmas cards I had 24 done by Feb and double by July, I think I’ve done about a dozen. I’ll have to get a wriggle on!
Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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