Friday, 19 August 2016

Christmas Bauble Bling.

Hello everyone,

Well here we are again, the weekend starts tonight, where has this week gone !!   It has been a wet showery day here today and  there is an Autumnal feel to the mornings I feel and the berries on the Rowan trees are quickly turning red.   Our red squirrels are busily burying their nuts, ready for the Winter.   I love the Autumn and all that comes with it, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness!   This card was made for Imagination Craft's shows on the Hochanda T.V. Channel on 16th. August 2016 and was displayed in the background, so you may have noticed it.

My card tonight features a Christmas bauble, made using one of Imagination's newest stencils and is coloured with Sparkle Mediums and the beautiful Cracked Ice  Glitter.

(1)    Fold the ready creased  white card in half, making a 7" x 7" card on which to work.

(2)    Matt a piece of lavender paper six and a half inches square onto the white card.

(3)    Take a smaller  piece of white card and paint the edges with the silver Starlight paint.   Matt this onto
         the lavender paper.
(4)    Take another piece of white card, smaller than the previous matt and paint with the cyclone MDF paint,
         adding small amounts of the silver and amethyst Starlight paints, to give a slight sparkly sheen.

(5)    Lay the bauble stencil onto this card and spread the turquoise  and amethyst Sparkle Mediums over
         four of the stripes alternating the colours, leaving four stripes free of any colour,  using the smaller
         detail metal spatula .   Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.

(6)    When dry, lay the stencil back on your card and draw around the stripes with no Sparkle Medium on
          them, using a pencil, remove the stencil.      Fill in the stripes with Magi-bond glue and sprinkle some
          Cracked ice, Sparkling  Glitter onto the glue, pressing down gently, then remove the excess.

         (7)    Stamp 'Happy Christmas' in the top right corner, using a Versamark pad and heat emboss with
                  silver embossing powder.

(8)    Stamp the 'holly' in the bottom left corner, using a Versamark pad and heat emboss with silver
         embossing powder.

(10)   Take a small piece of black card and using the stencil, draw around the bauble holder using a pencil.  
          Cut out the two small pieces and put them on an embossing pad and put some markings on the bauble
           holder and gently shape the pieces.

(11)   Take some silver Alchemy Wax and rub it gently over the raised surface, to make it look metal.   Glue
          these two pieces to the top of the bauble using silicone glue   There we have it, the card is now


Thank you so much for visiting my blog and thank you for your kind comments, I do appreciate them.   Have
a wonderful weekend and I will be back soon with more 'Sneaky Peeks' of my creations for Imagination Craft's next shows on the Hochanda T.V. Channel on 26th. August 2016.   I will let you know the times nearer the date.   See you all soon.

                                                                      Love and rainbows,

                                                                   Crafty Hugs   Jennifer xx.




  1. Stunning card Jennifer, what wonderful colours and design. Your how to instructions are always so helpful and you cards are so inspirational.
    Autumn is also my favourite season, I love the colours and light, have a lovely weekend Kate x

    1. Hi there Kate, many thanks for your lovely feedback. So pleased you find my blogs inspirational.
      Hugs Jennifer xx

  2. Fabulous card Jennifer, loving the texture on the bauble and colours too.
    Linda xxx

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment Linda. Pleased you like it.
      Hugs Jennifer xx.