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Sunday, 4 August 2019

Baubles Galore by Penny

Hello peeps, I'm here again with my first post of the month.  What better subject for the middle of summer than....Christmas!  I have three cards to share with you today, all were samples for the Christmas shows in June and all of them focus on Christmas Baubles.  

The first card features stamps from the Shaded Baubles and Christmas Circles sets; Koh-I-Noor paints, Distress Ink, gold EP and white EP.  I stamped both baubles onto Drawing Cartridge and embossed one with white EP and the other with gold.  I then painted them and cut them out. 

I stamped and embossed the Robin and foliage in gold and painted it as before, then fussy cut the image and attached it to the plain bauble with 3D foam.  I stamped some Pine branches from the Robin the Spruce set using DI onto a white base card.  I attached the snowy bauble flat on the card and attached the other bauble in 3D.  I added some ribbon and a couple of bows to give the impression of baubles hanging on a tree, and stamped a sentiment.

The second card features stamps from the same sets as the first; grey Versafine ink, alcohol pens, Distress Ink, Luxury Smooth White Paper, a couple of dies and some coloured paper from my stash.  I stamped the empty bauble image in grey ink onto a piece of smooth white colouring paper and coloured it in with pens then added some glitter.   I stamped Pine branches around the edges of the panel and added silver pen around the edges before matting it onto coloured card. 

I used a die to cut some Pine branches from coloured card and another one to cut a lantern.  I attached all the die cuts to the card and added glossy accents to the lantern to look like glass.  I used silver peel-offs to add a chain to the bauble, stamped and embossed a sentiment onto coloured card then matted it and attached it to the card. 

I used the same stamps as in the first two cards; a piece of smooth, Kraft paper, alcohol pens, Versamark ink and white EP, brown DI and a circle die from my stash.  I stamped and embossed all the images in white then coloured them with pens before die cutting them.  I attached both circles to a cream base card then stamped a sentiment.

Thank you for dropping by today, I hope that you have enjoyed this post.  I shall be back later in the month with some more Christmas craftiness! 

Take care all,

                              xx  Penny  xx


  1. Some lovely ideas here. Thank you.

  2. These are Gorgeous cards, love those stamps.
    Faith x

  3. Absolutely gorgeous cards Penny, beautifully designed and coloured, Kate x

  4. Three beautiful cards Penny featuring the circles which make fabulous baubles, and love the plainer one with the super bird on the branch and the candles and poinsettia, and then just as a circular topper too on the last. Really versatile and pretty. x

  5. Beautiful cards, love the stamps xx

  6. Wow, such fabulous Christmas baubles on your cards! Love the backgrounds too!!!


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