Wednesday, 21 July 2021


 Here is one of only two cards I made for last Christmas during my cardmaking and blogging “vacation” … prompted primarily by the need to send a special family card but wanting to swerve the shops during pre -Christmas lockdown.  

As you can see it is another effort made using dies rather than stamping, due to my concern over my lost colouring skills with little time or opportunity to practice so as to get back up to scratch - something which is now no longer an issue so I’m hoping to do a lot more colouring practice this year!!

This is an 8” square card so there was plenty of room for these gorgeous baubles; and I’m quite pleased with how it turned out with the baubles hanging from a bough, all cut out from glitter card.

I’m also loving this big swirly Christmas sentiment die which is actually big enough to be the focal point of a smaller card.

As previously mentioned I no longer have the packages for my dies, so below follows what I have been able to work out!

Papers: Lili of the Valley
Tools: Marianne Designs Creatables - baubles and Fir Branch; Memory Box - Crisp Bows; unknown - sentiment die

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says (Wednesday) - Out With the Old and In With the New (most of the dies on the card are previously unused, and the ribbon is very old)
Incy Wincy - Red/White/Blue or Sparkly/Glitter
Addicted to Stamps #410 - Die cuts and/or Stencils
Christmas Crafts All Year Round (July) Something that starts with M or N (M = “Merry”)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #551 - Anything Christmas Goes - optional theme dies/punches
Crafty Catz #560 - Anything Goes - optional theme Christmas in July
Penny’s Challenge #501 - Anything Goes Using Paper

Seems strange to be posting a Christmas card in the middle of a heatwave, but there you go!

Until next time,



  1. What a beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's.
    DT Stacey

  2. Love the sparkle and opulence of this gorgeous card!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

  3. Love the glittered die cuts! Thank you for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Red/White/Blue +/Or Sparkly/Glitter Challenge. Good luck!

  4. Lovely design. Great use of designs, and I like the sparkle. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Craft Creations - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

  5. Gorgeous, glittery creation

    Thank you for sharing with us at 'Incy Wincy' this fortnight
    hugs Shell xx

  6. Gorgeous card, love the baubles and sparkle..
    Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Crafts All Year Round]

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  7. I love all the sparkly goodness on this! So pretty! Thanks so much for joining us and playing along at Addicted To Stamps & More!

  8. Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafting day!! Stay safe and healthy!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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Pauline x