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Friday, 13 July 2012

Christmas Baubles - Friday 13th July

Good afternoon bloggers,

Hoping you have all had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend! I don't work Fridays, so it is usually one of my crafting days, but today I had my first 'day off' in a while to meet one of my friends for lunch in Bath. Trish and I were having such a lovely catch up over lunch that we forgot the time and I had to hurry for my bus and as I'm suffering this week from a bit of recurring back pain (from a horse riding injury many years ago) running for a bus wasn't entirely in my plans!

Never mind, I got the bus and all was well..this is becoming a bit of a habit when we meet, once we were chatting so much we actually left it too late to even have lunch!

 I thought it was about time for another Christmas card: this was a really simple one.

I simply took a dark green 6x6 card as a base and then cut a slightly smaller white layer. I stamped this layer haphazardly with pine branches from Creative Expressions Snowflakes and Sprigs stamp set, a set of stamps I find really useful, especially this particular one. I used Bundled Sage distress ink to stamp the image and also to colour the edges of the white card.

The ornaments are all cut using a mixture of 2010 and 2012 Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments and some embossed gold paper I had in my Christmas stash box and using a gold pen I drew in the gold hangers - looking at the photo now, I see that I haven't drawn one long enough, so better go and amend that now!

To finish off I added some green ribbon and a  double bow.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for all your lovely comments this week - I read and appreciate them all,
Carole X


  1. Lovely card today Craole! Love the texture you have created with the paper baubles!x

  2. Hi Carole, a lovely simple classic card which could easily be made in large numbers. The green ribbon is a lovely Christmas touch. Christine x

  3. I like this one because it is simple and not fussy. Sometimes simple works best I think. Just to make sure you know - I also like fussy. LOL. I love the green colour of the ribbon with the gold - brilliant choice.

    Hugs Sue P xx

  4. The simplicity of this is what makes it work so well. A delightful card that could easily be repeated for those mega makes we need at Christmas.
    Linda xx