Sunday, 7 July 2013

Christmas decorations


Hi, I thought I'd join the card makers who are starting on Christmas cards!

I had to think of something to make that started with C, since my name is Cathy, for the What's in a Name  challenge at Cuttlebug Mania. So I thought I'd do christmas decorations.

I cut the bauble base from watercolor paper and  coloured it with a sea blueTombow marker. I coloured the edge and then wet the paper inside with my aqua painter to drag the colour to the centre. I then sprayed it with some home made gold Perfect Pearl mist.

 Since I used my markers I'm entering the Make Your Mark Challenge at Addicted to Stamps & More.

Here's a pic without the top. I love the marbled effect.


I'm also entering the challenge at Crafty Hazlenuts Christmas Challenge Extra, it's an anything goes challenge so long as it's christmassy.

At Allsorts Challenge, the theme is to use your favourite things. Die cuts are one of my favourite things and I love Memory Box dies.

Edited to add: Bonnie has suggested that I also link up to the Anything Goes Christmas challenge at Merry Monday Always playing with Paper. Thanks Bonnie.

Materials used: Memory Box classic and snowflake ornaments, crisp bows and branch dies; Stately embossing folder; sentiment sticker from stash.

Thanks for visiting :)

17 comments:

  1. Yeeks....Christmas talk already!!!!!This one is just stunning, Cathy......nice colour too, makes a change from the traditional red and green. I'm swiping my hand over my head reading the details of how you made it.....lol.......out of my league (maybe one day if I hang with you long enough hey?)Glad to see the holidays are proving to be therapeutic.

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  2. I love the simplicity of this and the turquoise colour is gorgeous

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  3. Oooh nice - love the colouring effect... Mxx

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  4. Beautiful Christmas decorations! The colours are so impressive. Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

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  5. wonderful card! Those baubles look so pretty xx

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  6. What a beautiful ornament, Cathy! I love the marbled effect and the color! Merry Monday at Always Playing with Paper) is doing anything goes for the whole month. We'd love to see this in the gallery.

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  7. Gorgeous Christams ornaments, beautiful design ! Happy Sunday, Shirleyx

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  8. A totally elegant Christmas card Cathy .

    Thanks so much for sharing your favourite crafting things with us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

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  9. Hi Cathy. LOVE the color and added glimmer of your ornaments - so beautiful! Loll xx

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  10. This is a great and easy card. Thanks

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous Christmas card. Your baubles are so elegant. Thank you for joining in at Cuttlebug Mania this week.

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  12. I love the baubles - very attractive and elegant card - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge extra for July – hope to see you again soon. x

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  13. This is breathtaking, Cathy! I adore your baubles and am glad you are linking this (winning) creation to the challenges. I'm pinning this, too, and so appreciate knowing how you did that awesome technique!!

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  14. Beautifully done Cathy. A stunning Christmas Card. Its only 5 months away!! Frightening how time flies by :) Thank you for playing along with the ATS&M challenge again this week.
    Florence x

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  15. Beautiful card Cathy, your ornaments are stunning. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  16. Oh my! this is gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining us at ATSM. Good luck.. :)

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