Sunday, 18 November 2012


Oh my goodness, it's a frosty one this morning!  Perfect weather though for turning the fire on, making a hot drink and cosying up with your favourite craft!  And it also gets me more in the Christmas Spirit.  I am very much a traditional Christmas gal myself.  Pinks and lilacs don't work for me at Christmas time - everything has to be Red, White, Gold and Green - my tree, decorations, lights - everything!!! 

My creation today is based on those traditional colours and I made this Bauble Card:

I used this gorgeous image that my lovely friend Suzi sent me because I'm very poor at the moment and on a total new stash ban!  Boo!!  (please feel free to sympathise!! LOL!).  The idea is very simple.  I had this tag top die for absolutely aaages, but I haven't yet found a proper use for it, and then yesterday, I suddenly had one of those Magic Moments when the idea to use it as a bauble top came to me, and I got creating!  It does open as a proper card, but I won't be sending this to anyone as tbh, I was foolish to use Pritt Craft Glue (the liquid kind!) which sets rock hard (good thing!) but made the cardstock buckle (not a good thing!).  So I've done my best to photograph it without showing off it's little imperfections!

The bg paper is one of my own which I am very proud of and happy to share if anyone thinks they can find a use for it!  If you do use it though, I would love to see it on it's project, so please let me know! ;o)

The pointsettia's are all Marianne's Dies and the foliage is from Tim Holtz's Festive Greenery strip!  I've finished it off with some Stickles and Liquid Pearls.  Edwin was coloured with my pencils

Hope you like!  Thanks for stopping by.  I'm showing my 'bauble' off at

Marvellous Magnolias - Traditional Christmas Colours
Tilda's Town - Anything Goes
Magnolia-licious - Use Stickles

Well that's my lot for today.  Youngster has got the first Harry Potter film on the telly and I am going to go and make us some hot choc and snuggle up on the settee with him!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week and keep warm! :o) xx


  1. gorgeous shaped card, love the coloring
    thanks for playing with us at tilda's town this week

  2. Wonderful realization. Your coloring on Edwin is incredible. Fabulous wor ! Bravo !

    Hugs from France.

  3. What a beautiful card Anne.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  4. Edwin's looking very dapper in his new threads, beautifully coloured and created
    Hugs julie P

  5. Gorgeous bauble card Anne. Your coloring using pencils is amazing, all those folds must have taken you ages. The traditional Christmas colors you used are perfect for the current Marvelous Magnolia challenge and thanks so much for joining us this week. Hope to see more of your creations soon.

  6. Your coloring is electric! It's absolutely amazing! Love it! Thank you for the paper too...awesome!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Tilda's Town! Good luck and I hope to see you back Friday!
    Rene ;D

  7. Gosh, Anne. This is lovely. Edwin looks fabulous and beautifully colored. I love the digi paper, awesome. You are so talented. I've tried digi paper but it never seems to come out the way I visualize it in my head. LOL
    Thank you for sharing your stunning creation with us at Magnolia-licious.
    Cathy Lee

  8. Wow Anne! I didn't know your blog, but i'm a new follower now! Your pencil colouring is stunning and your style too cute!

    Thanks for sharing this fab creation with us at Tilda's Town this week :)

    Hugs, Franz.

  9. I loooove your paper Anne..
    The card is gorgeous and your colouring incredible..
    Thanks for joining us at Marvelous Magnolia this week..
    Hugs, Tina

  10. I love your paper! It's so pretty. I like that little bell you've added to and gorgeous flower WOW! Thank you so much for joining us at Magnolia-licious. Hope to see you back! Hugs!

  11. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us at Tilda's Town too Anne..
    Hugs, Tina


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