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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Christmas Ornaments

Good morning an welcome to another wonderful windy Wednesday here in New Zealand.   Today is 25th June which is Mid Winter's Christmas here.
No I'm not celebrating today as I have so much going on in our household at present I don't know if I'm coming or going.  I was up until 2am this morning still sewing and hand sewing for my son and my husbands PA is going overseas next week so I've been going into the office and working with her as she'll be away next week and I'm meant to be filling in for her.  Also I have a son finishing school tomorrow for the term before he sets off for  Tihoi Venture School for for two terms about 5 months for school where all year 10 boys go for part of their education.  Here's a link here if you're interested as it's totally amazing and now he's getting very excited.

Today is Wednesday and that means it's another 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  

Congratulations to our winners and to our Top 3 cards awesome work everyone.

This week as it's the end of the month we have a blast from the past and our twist this week is Buttons and Bows which a very easy pesy one to follow and isn't hard.

Here is our blast from the past sketch by Sally.

Sketch #210

Here is my card using this sketch which I totally love and looks great finished.  I have to be honest after I had ordered this image from Sami, I thought what the heck am I going to do with Christmas Ornaments on a card but I'm so please how it's turned out as I've used two different image two of the same side by side then the second one cut it out and mounted it separately to make it the focal point and all images have been coated with glossy accents to make them look like real glass ornaments. 

Here's my blast from the past which we used on 10th June 2013.

Guess what I stuffed up this sketch on both occasions with my ribbon I was meant to put in under the back strips which I totally forgot about even second time around.

This week our sponsor is 
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Now its time to pop over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and see what the rest of the design team have created for you this week using Sami's wonderful selection of images from Sami Stamps online store.


Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Island and Lilac Kaisercraft Card
3. Deisgn Papers: Fairy Tales by Kaisercraft
4. Glitter Card Card by Rosie's Studios and Silver Corrugated card 
5. Image: Christmas Ornaments by Sami Stamps
6. Colour Medium: Copics, sliver gel pen.

7. Tools: Glossy Accents, Kindy Glitz glitter on the front ornament, cuttlebug, spellbinders classic squares, circle, and petite scalloped circle, pop dots, glue dots, real tacky glue.

8. Embellishments: Beads, jewelry pin, silver braid.

9. Buttons: Don't you just love these buttons I found they were the perfect match for my card.

10. Silver and purple braid I had for years in my stash and have never used, and thought it was perfect for this particular Christmas Card.
11. Silver Ribbon from my stash.

12. Inside my card which is the same as the outside with the embellishments and images.

13.  The back of my card. 

Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful week and happy crafting.


Linda Anderson said...

You told me you were making another Christmas card this week!! And what a gorgeous one it is!! Love your ornaments, colors, and fabulous embellies. Thanks for joining our glitter challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas.


Anonymous said...

Wonderful card! I love the colors and you did such a great job with such diverse textures. I love it!
Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you again.
Tammy DT

Unknown said...

Great job taking a simple image and turning it into something interesting and beautiful! I love the gloss on the ornaments. =)

Joanna M. said...

Holy cow Kathie. This is REALLY wonderful. I love the papers and the glossy accents on the ornaments make them pop off the page!

And I wondered about this during your last post, what IS Mid Winter's Christmas? Is it a national holiday?

Julie Temple said...

LOVE THIS! The colors are my faves, and your layout is SO pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at Holly Jolly this week with this beauty~!

Julie DT

Christine Harrop said...

My goodness, you are a very busy lady. A wonderful Christmas card and you have used such gorgeous colours too! Somebody will be so pleased to receive this -like me! ... lol! Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Christine xx DT

Bettina L. said...

Love this christmas ornament theme and the non traditional colours and sparkles. Thanks for playing at Sami Stamps and good luck. Hope to see you back next month for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Sami Stamps xx

Wendy said...

Beautiful card...Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge
Wendy x

Michelle said...

This is so fantastic. The colours and the way the card is made are great.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
xxx Michelle (DT)

CG said...

Such a stunning Christmas card...love the colors. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Best, CG

Heide said...

What a super cute card, love all your layering and sparkle. as well as your great color combo.
Hugs, Heide

mulberry station said...

Kathie, your card is amazing. I love all the detail work. Especially the hanging ornament. Your colors and bead work is so beautiful. This card really pops. Love it!!! I just got back from New York to see one of my daughters and to help them move to Texas. Dragging three little ones across country in airports is not for the faint of heart. I am trying to catch up on sleep now that I am home. My computer is still acting up and I can only get a few minutes with it to comment before it crashes. It is not fun.
Have a great week.
Hugs Nancy

anne said...

This is beautiful Kathie, those ornaments really do pop with the glossy accents you have added x

Sharon Noble said...

Your cards breathtaking I love it thank you for joining us at PND. All the best of wishes Sharon x (DT)