Friday, November 30, 2012

Funky Hand meets Tiddly Inks!

It's the day of the Big Blog Hop!
Are you ready to get "Finky" with us all?!!

The awesome talents of Funky Hand’s Anice and Tiddly Inks Christy have come together, along with their gorgeous DT’s to have a little fun collaboration blog hop and showcase Anice’s delicious papers with Christy’s lovely images. You should of come to me from Jodi's blog so If I am your first stop please check out the hop order over on the Christy's blog or Anice's blog so you don’t miss any info you need!

"So, why Hop you ask? Well, there will be a lovely prize from Anice and Christy for their stores and a whole tonne of inspiration from a team of gorgeous crafters who have put together some mouth watering yumminess to share with you all.
You will have until December 3rd at 12am CST to comment on the blogs for our fabulous Tiddly Inks Prize of a $20 gift certificate to any digital item in the Tiddly Inks Store!  and a £20 voucher from Funky Hand. YOU won't want to miss it."
I love digital crafting!  All my favourite Funky Hand papers are at my fingertips and I never run out!
And then as I don't do much stamping digi images are perfect for me - they are always there for those occasions when I need to use something like that!  The best part, I think is having the ability to resize according to your whim!

I needed a change from all those Cword cards so I've decorated a canvas using the Funky Hand and Tiddly Inks products.  Not only was it was great fun, but it helped kick-start my ailing crafty mojo!

My Christmas Canvas

All of the papers (apart from the glitter card) are from Funky Hand's "Stylish Tree" download collection
From Tiddly Inks I used "Our Village" image from the "Harmony at Home"  digital set

I'll do another post later to tell more about how I made this canvas
I hope you like it, it will be on my mantle-piece in a few weeks time!
So now please hop on over to Karen's blog to see what she has to share with us all!!
 Don’t miss anyone out because all the projects are fab - and of course you've got to be in it to win it - as they say hehehe
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Game On!

Woke up to a very frosty scene out there - the first frosty morning this Winter, I guess that means Christmas is coming and that I should stop fiddyfaddying about and actually get some presents bought.  I think that the top and bottom of it is that for some reason I just can't be bothered with it this year.
I'm going to have to give myself a good talking to and a good old shake and make an effort - and I really do think it's going to take a big effort....

Daring Cardmakers Day today and boy! did I struggle with this one!  

it's Rein here this week, my dare is called
Fun and Games
I'd like you to make a card which also has a little extra element of fun :
*It could include a game for the recipient to play
*Or you could put moving things on your card such as flapping wings or wheels that really work
*Or it can bee an advent calendar card with doors and windows  to open...

The team have had a lot of fun with this one and we hope our ideas will inspire you to join in - we're looking forward to seeing what you make.

I think maybe it felt a bit too close for comfort to getting back into teachery ways!  Eventually I went with a Christmas variation on "Pin the Tail on the Donkey"
The pin is actually a lump of blu-tack, but my brain hurt too much to think of anything better to use on a card,

It's a big 8" square card so plenty of room to plonk that fluffy nose in the "wrong" place

 Materials and Tools
Papers and image: Funky Hand (see * below)
Red Felt, Black and White card scraps, Black and White gel ink pens
Daisy Quilling die from Cuttlebug

 * I've used the Funky Hand "Twelve Crafters Crafting" CD from last year for the image and the papers. The blue background paper is from the "Wintry Magic" section and the other designs are all from the "Merry Christmas" set. 
The "Workspace" facility on these Papercraft Factory cds is brilliant!  
I printed the snowflake paper and the reindeer border all in one go.  All you do is select the paper and send it to the workspace, then drag the images over, resizing and putting into the places you want to use then before hitting the print button. 
I used the ready coloured version for the border design, but the outline version to make the large reindeer so that I could paper-piece him together in several of the designs.

I was going to make a pompom for the nose, but I don't have any red wool, so I hunted around for an alternative.  Using a Cuttlebug Quilled flower die and some felt was just an experiment, but it worked perfectly - and had the added benefit of producing a flat-backed  "pompom"
A nice easy card and not a bad idea for something to make with the kids.  If you don't have digi images that would work, try checking the web for suitable free colouring pages - then they can do the colouring too

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Using the leftovers

I cut yesterdays wonky trees from a few different papers but I didn't cut any extra mats for them.  So here's how I've been using up all those extra trees.

Materials and Tools
Papers: Funky Hand "Stylish Tree" download from HERE
The "ribbons" used across the card are also part of the download
Glitter card; Gold, Red
Homemade decal sentiments
Craft Robo; Wonky Trees template
Small star punch, Small square punch
I've been getting very painty, inky and sticky over the last few days - it's all to do with this:
It's all very exciting!  The Funkettes have all been busy getting some fab projects ready to share at the weekend - and I'm sure the TiddlyInkettes have been doing the same.  I can't wait to see what the two teams have made using both sets of products - and there will be LOADS to see!  And PRIZES too!  

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Trees, Trees....

 Last week sometime I shared a couple of cards made using the Wonky Trees Border template I made too.  For those first cards I cut a mat slightly bigger than the trees and cut it in a darker paper, adding the trees cut from patterned paper.  For these cards, I just cut the border shape to be the same size as the little trees - now OK that's a tiny little detail, but I think I prefect this cleaner, simpler look - I also left off the snowflakes in the background, leaving the card just plain white - and I like that better too.
It's funny how just small differences can change the look of a card so much.  Mind you, I also like the colours of these papers better too, and that definitely helps!

Materials and Tools
Papers: Funky Hand "Stylish Tree" download from HERE
Gold Glitter card
Homemade decal sentiments
Craft Robo "Wonky Tree Border template, plus matching Wonky Trees template
Small star punch
This is the first version, I wonder which you like better hehe:

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Sketch File

My card today is one I've made using the November LO over on The Sketch File.  We're into the last week for this sketch as December is just around the corner

Please head over and visit the BLOG as you'll also see a gorgeous card and scrapbook LO from Brenda on this week's post.
I wish now that I hadn't used the banner in this diagonal fashion - it would have looked better either completely straight, or with just a gentle curve.  Though maybe then the word would have been trickier to fit in!
Materials and Tools
Papers; Echo Park Winter Wishes 6x6
Glitter card; turquoise, white, silver
Bazzill; Black, White
Silver thread
Hand cut trees
Gies; Memory Box Crystalline Border
Punches, various star and snowflakes
Craft Robo for small circles and all letters

No time for waffle today you'll be glad to hear!

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Happy Day

My card today is the last of those made with the most recent set of Crafty Templates, and joy of joys for once it's not a Cword card!
Materials and Tools
Heart Tree with Bird template: Crafty Templates
Papers, Memo card, Ribbon, Alpha stickers also from Crafty Templates
Buttons, Thread, Bakers Twine; from stash
Flower punch from Tonic

Not many birds out singing atm - they are all huddling somewhere trying to keep dry!
Hope you stay safe and dry this weekend
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Friday, November 23, 2012

Twinkle Twinkle

Lythan's in the Hostess seat this week on the Daring Cardmakers 
and has chosen
Twinkle Twinkle
 as her title - meaning Stars is the theme
 Obviously a great subject for Christmas cards,but easily adapted for lots of other occasions.  Every week our design team create a whole galaxy (hahaha) of beautiful cards, and this week is not exception - visit our blog HERE to see this week's starry selection
When ideas fail for "boy" birthday cards it's usually to stars that I turn to fill up the scary white space!

I did make a Christmas card  - got to keep filling up that box!    I didn't use Christmas papers though
It was a bit of a rush job - borrowing an idea I saw on the Clear And Simple phone App, actually.  I don't think I was in a very creative frame of mind yesterday afternoon - it was the first time I'd even sat at mu desk all week and I'm not sue I was properly awake tbh!

Anyway, here's my card
There are several layers to this, but I don't think it's really come off - maybe I'll have another go and see if I can get a better effect with a bit of tweaking!

Materials and Tools
14x14 smooth white card, plus extra for the upper layer
Papers:MME Lime Twist 6x6 (papers from 2 of the pads are used)
Glitter card (Best Creations)' Turquoise and Red
Narrow red ric-rac braid, Red and White gingham ribbon
Decal sticker sentiment
Dies: Marianne Star (from bauble and star set)
Punch: EK Success tiny stars - circle of 6 stars

I cut the star first in plain papers from the MME pads, but I wanted a glittered backing piece to show through all the holes, but unfortunately these dies don't have a plain shape to do that with easily Anyhooo.....this Glitter card from Best Creations (I get it from Craftz Boutique) is fantastic as there are lots of colours and although it's really, really glittery there is none of that glitter shedding you get with most glitter cards.  However, cutting intricate dies is very tricky and not always particularly successful - the card has a sort of plasticised covering and backing and some dies just don't cut through.   But in this case I was happy that the die didn't cut all the way though - before removing it from the die I glued a star cut from scrap paper to the back, thus retaining all the little pieces in place and giving me a matching star without the filigree pattern. ta-dah!

That's it for today, thank you for coming to visit my sick room, I hope you didn't catch anything while you were here! hehe

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Shape Shifting

Having spent the last couple of days in bed feeling poorly I've  missed a couple of days blogging, so this is a card I made at the end of last week.  I'm not overly keen on it - I think the colours of the background and the snowflake wreath are all too wishy-washy and indistinct, but I thought I'd share it anyway.  
The reason for sharing it is that I'd had that turquoise coloured wreath die cut lying on my desk for a while when I happened on the thought that as it was such an intricate "stretchy" shape that it might just stretch into an oval shape instead of it's intended circle.
So I got out the Spellbinders plain ovals die set and hey presto!  it fits!  So there you go - one die 2 shapes (at least ;)) to use it for.....I wonder if it would twist into a square....
Materials and Tools:
Papers: Echo Park "Winter Park" 6x6
Red Glitter card, Rd and White Balers Twine
Red rhinestones, 
Imaginisce Irocks; silver, turquoise
Sentiments made with Decal paper from Crafty Computer Paper
:Punches, EK Success small Stars
Dies: Spellbinders Plain Oval  Memory Box Frostyville Wreath

I've more of these cut and ready to stick, so that's what I'm off to do now!

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Wonky Trees Border

The cards I'm blogging today are made with another of the Craft Robo templates I made last week.  It's a border template using my favourite "Wonky" Trees.  They come out every year in some giuise or other because they are so easy to do!
Usually I just use whatever scraps I have around - I stick paper scraps to card scraps and then cut out the tree shapes freehand with scissors and add trunks with scraps of coloured or glitter card,
This is a bit more "organised" but I'm fairly happy with how the idea turned out.  I'm not sure Mr Robo would be too keen on cutting glitter card - and the carrier sheets definitely wouldn't like it so I just hand-cut a curvy strip to highlight the border strip.
Materials and Tools:
Papers: Echo Park "Winter Park" 6x6
Glitter card; white, pale and deep turquoise, silver,
Sentiments made with Decal paper from Crafty Computer Paper
:Punches, EK Success small Stars, Woodware small Snowflake
Craft Robo template: Wonky Tree Border
Dies: Cuttlebug Snowflakes, Memory Box Crystalline Border

I've more of these cut and ready to stick, so that's what I'm off to do now!
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Saturday, November 17, 2012


I mentioned the other day that I'd been diverted away from actually making Cword cards by playing around with new template ideas for cutting on my Craft Robo.  It's not my fault, of course  -'s the Bad Fairy of Procrastination, AKA the BFoP. 
Just in case you've not met her before, she's the naughty little minx who stays here from time to time.  Eventually, I boot her out and she goes to stay with Kaz, or one of my other crafty friends.  Beware!  she's always on the lookout for new places to hang out.
Well, this time I decided that my day or so of having her in residence was going to be more fruitful than most and have actually used a couple of the templates I made, At which point she pouted in a less than fairy-like way, stamped her little foot, twizzled her wand and left.

I rather like this one, and it's my favourite sort of Cword card; simple to put together, but eye-catching and effective.  Or is that "blowing my own trumpet"?

Materials and Tools
Pinky-red Bazzill, White card scrap
Glitter card; Dusty pink. Silver
Gems; Pink, Silver, Silver thread
Dies; Spellbinders flourish (Fanciful Holiday) Cuttlebug Snowflakes, Memory Box Crystalline border
Punch Woodware tiny snowflake
Craft Robo to make the letters

The letters hang on silver thread and it was the BFoP's parting shot to make the card as difficult as possible to photograph or have standing up without those letters twirling round and facing the wrong way.  So I think I might pop a smidge of glue behind them to keep them in place after all!
I'm going to make more of these in different colours, and maybe do a "joy" version as well - only three letters in that so even quicker hehe!

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Just Because

This week it's Gez's turn to set the challenge for the Daring Cardmakers and she's asked for cards with a "Just Because" theme, saying:
  I LOVE to make cards for friends..
 Just because.. can be to let them know they are in my thoughts,
or to wish them luck, or to let them know how special they are too me..
The Design Team have be busy creating to inspire and we are delighted to be joined again this week by our special Guest Designer.  You can see all the cards we've made HERE

I'm not sure why, but I fancied a go at finding my "inner cute"  hehe.  When I wander around the blogs I follow, I see lots of sweet and cute images and although they aren't really "my thing" I can see their appeal both to the person making the cards and the people who receive them. Anyway, I don't do colouring and I don't do cutesy "twee" animals, and I have a particular hatred for weird shaped faces with no mouths.....It's a blinking good job we're not all the same, isn't it?  How utterly boring that would be!

Here is my version of "cute"

 I used a free colouring page found on the net to create a template.  Originally the little girl was face-on and carrying a flower.  I re-drew the hair and feet so that she'd be facing away, and although I had originally wanted to use a flower I changed my mind when I decided to use this beautiful quotation and thought balloons worked well for the idea of sending wishes.

Materials and Tools
14cm sq smooth white card blank
Papers: Echo Park Everyday Eclectic 6x6 (dress and hair)
Card scraps for Balloons, girl's body, shoes and socks
From stash: Blue Metallic thread, Narrow Pink Ribbon, Hearts satin ribbon, 
Tiny white pearls were inked to match the pink
Quotation printed directly onto the card blank
Craft Robo to cut the girl and the balloons
Quilling Ball tool to shape the balloons and girl's hair

 I'm really bad at one-layer cards - I see the beautiful one layers that my stamping friends make and am in awe - but even if I could do them, I just know I'd never be able to stop myself sticking those bits of ribbon etc on top!  I'm ju7st a "Stick Stuff On! sort of crafter and I don't think there'll be any change in that hehe!
What I really like about this card is the mix of the direct to paper sentiment and the all the dimension I get by using my Craft Robo to cut the layers for the image.  I had planned to leave it that way, but then realised that the extra texture of a little bit of ribbon would give an extra "lift"
Anyway, that's my excuse and I'm Sticking to it! hahaha, pardon the pun!

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Through the Round Window

You know when you make something and you like some bits of it but not others?  These two I made at the weekend fall into that category.  I like the circle with the cut up Snowflake Wreath.  I like the trees overlapping the circle - but I'm not so sure about the whole - maybe it's the colours of  the trees and it would have been better keeping to blue, white and silver tones for the whole.  Or maybe the trees would have been better cut in glittery stuff.  And then there's the background - I think I should have used another layer in there too.  I wonder if a drawn-in stitched edge would pull it all together? 
Hey ho, never mind.

 Materials and Tools
Smooth white card blanks
Blue Bazzill card, Silver glitter card
Paper: Simple Stories "Handmade Holidays"
Gems: Silver, Red
Dies: Memory Box Snowflake Wreath, 2 x Cuttlebug Tree dies, 
Spellbinder Nested Trees
Punch; Small Star
Craft Robo to cut "Christmas"

 Today's task is to get on with my card for tomorrow's Daring Cardmakers challenge.  It would be nice if I had a plan!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Lounge Lizard?

Just for a change it's not a Cword card today - shocking, what? :o
The latest set of Crafty Templates are out now, and this is one of the DT cards I made this time.  I did think about giving this guy a party hat and making his tongue into one of those party whistles with a feather on the end - I can't remember what they are called, but you get my drift.  Ok so that's a lie and I've only just thought of it right now...but...
It's another card with one of those "matchbox cover" hinge type things to make him stand away from the card.

I used:
Lizard template, Papers and Card from Crafty Templates
Ribbed Kraft Card for base (PDA Woodward)
large Googly Eye from stash 
Sentiment; pc generated

He reminds me just a little of this chap we saw on the beach where we stayed on Cayo Largo in Cuba

If you've not visited The Sketch File blog to see this week's update yet - then please take a minute to go and have a look.  It's a special showcase post introducing Brenda, who's new to the team and has made some fantastic cards with the November sketch
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Craft Robo Getting in on the Act

Still in the "same but different" groove of Memory Box snowflakes and Spellbinders Baubles but now the Craft Robo has muscled it's way in!
Different baubles this time - I'd forgotten I had these ones, they're actually from a set called "Holiday Tags".  Quicker to assemble as there's a hole for the thread to go through.
Materials and Tools
Smooth white card,
Glitter card; Brown, Gold, Silver, Dusty Pink
Bazzill card pink, brown
Silver gems, thread; silver, gold
Dies: Memory Box Frostyville Border, Crystalline Border (for extra snowflakes)  Spellbinders Holiday Tags, Cuttlebug Snowflakes
Punches:  Woodware small snowflake, EK Success tiny stars
Craft Robo to cut the "Christmas" Header Tabs

I do tend to get carried away and waste a lot of time thinking up and making templates to use with my Craft Robo.  This one worked out quite well I think - it's easy to set the machine away cutting the tab top while I get on die-cutting.  It means the colour background for the snowflakes and the sentiment are all in one piece.

That's it for today, I hope you like the cards and aren't getting too bored seeing the same old die cuts being trotted out!
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Monday, November 12, 2012

Not Santa Baby but....

...Santa Cupcake!

This is one of my DT projects for the new Crafty Templates Kit which should be out soon.  OK so it wasn't really a Christmas themed template, but I couldn't resist making the "Moustache Cupcake" into a Santa Cupcake.  Probably because I'm so immersed in making Cword cards just now that every card HAS to be one.  I still haven't counted how many are in the "done" box as I'm sure I'll be disappointed that although I feel I've made a lot there aren't nearly as many there I want there to be!

Anyway  here is my Santa Cupcake

Materials and Tools
Crafty Temnplates Moustache Cupcake template
Bazzill card; Red, Black, Peach, White
Simple Stories "Handmade Holidays" papers
Scrap of silver card, Black Brads, Stickles

He's made to stand off the card using a "box" hinge, so that he folds fairly flat for putting in an envelope,  The box hinge is a bit like the cover section of a matchbox.

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

More Baubles

This Starry border die is sooooo pretty, and I was looking for a way to use it on my "standard" white Christmas Card.
 I'm way too lazy to be bothering with inserts for all the cards I send, so I print up a load with the greeting already inside and then I get to use the rest of the Royal Mail's "full" measly depth allowance (for regular postage) to add a bit of embellishing. Lazy, and mean into the bargain!
If I used coloured cards I couldn't really do the printing inside, you see....
Anyway, the result of my pondering was adding a coloured border beneath the white die cut - and then I thought maybe it would look more stylish if I left a narrow stripe of the coloured card showing above the die cut so I made a second one to try it out.
Looking at them on screen I'm still not sure which I like best, actually it probably doesn't make much difference  - but I do like the design and think it looks effective without being too complicated or time consuming to make.  The thread is glued between two bauble layers and the other end is attached under the die cut so it can swing free.

Materials and Tools
Smooth white card blank,
Same type of card for die-cutting
Deep red Bazzill, Red Metallic thread (DMC)
Glitter card; Red, Gold
Tiny gems (Anita's Gem Wheels); Red, Gold
Decal sticker sentiments (Crafty Computer Paper)
Dies; Memory Box Starry Border, Spellbinders Nested Baubles
Punches: Star and Snowflake, both EK Success

There you go, that's my weekend offering.  Maybe I'll even manage to make something new over the next couple of days - it would be a nice change - yesterday I sat at my desk and failed dismally to make anything but a mess.
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Friday, November 09, 2012

Smile Please

Not a chance - point that camera at me and I'm off out of here.....

  It's Jo's turn to set the Daring Cardmakers' challenge this week and she.....
     "would like everyone to...
Smile Please!
and to use a camera, or photo on your cards, or both or even a polarid style frame...

The team have created some beautiful cards to inspire you...", please CLICK HERE to see them all
I'm not sure how the others work on their card ideas, but after I've seen what the dare is I usually mull it over in the back of my mind for a few days.  Ever so rarely, an idea pops into my head straight-away, but usually an idea will gradually work it's way out over a few days.  This time it was more like dragging it out kicking and screaming through a prickly hedge backwards!
I was desperately looking through photos on the pc, hoping an idea to bop me on the head when I came across last year's Christmas photos and thought "hmmm, I wonder...." Coupled with a newly arrive box of delights from Creative Treasures (do check out the Christmas Boutique - it's gorgeous!) the idea was formed - making it nearly had me demented and it very nearly went in the bin, but in the end I came up with this
 The photo was printed on glossy photo card and adhered to the smooth white card blank
I didn't want the snowflake wreath to be full size, so I cut sections out to use around the red glitter card circle    

Materials and Tools
14x14 smooth white card, Glossy photo paper
Red Glitter card, White smooth card for wreath
Red satin ribbon, Twirly ribbon (gold, red), various Berries (gold, red), Leaf, White Cherry Blossom flower (looks a bit like a Christmas rose). Small Pearls and Gems (Red, Gold) - all these from Creative Treasures 
Green Bazzill to cut sentiment
Dies: Spellbinders Plain circle, Memory Box Snowflake Wreath
Craft Robo to cut the word
All photography by my OH (even the finished card photo as I couldn't get a dazzle-free image!)

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Thursday, November 08, 2012

aCaD Dusty Pink today

Still managing to keep up with this daily sharing thing!  I'm enjoying it too - it's fun to pop around the links to see what's new, and to have visitors here as well!
The aCaD BLOG is HERE - it's not a challenge blog, more of a support group for people who like to craft, to blog and to "visit" like-minded peeps.

My card today is just a variation on yesterday's.  Same wreath die, a larger bauble die and a different colour on a slightly different background
This is how I tend to make my Cword cards - just a little variation keeps me from total boredom!
Smooth white card blank,
Smaller square of same type of card, edged with pink ink pad (Prima)
 Glitter card; Dusty Pink, Silver
Silver Gems (Anita's) Pink gems (Imaginisce i-Rocks)
Silver thread to suspend bauble
Decal sticker sentiment (home made)
Dies: Memory Box Snowflake Wreath, Spellbinders Nested Baubles, Cuttlebug Snowflakes
Punch: EK Success Star

I quite like this design - I think it works better than using 2 tiny baubles as in the one I blogged yesterday.
It's a nice, fairly quick assembly job, which can be varied with different layers, colours and types of card for the die-cuts - just right for Cword cards ;)

That's it for me today - now to do battle with my DCM card for tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

aCaD Blogging Snowflakes and Baubles

Here's my card for today - back to using the new Memory Box dies I've bought this year in the hope of "cracking" the Cword card-making campaign!  I think it's quite pretty - but I wish I'd used a scalloped die for the outer edge of the red section so will give that a try next time
Materials and Tools:
Smooth white card blank
Red Bazzill card, Smooth White card for wreath, 
Red glitter card for baubles, Silver glitter card for punched snowflakes and stars,
 Red thread to hang the baubles,
 Red and Silver gems (Anitas)
Decal sticker sentiment (home-made)
Dies: Memory Box Snowflake Wreath, Spellbinders Nested Baubles, Plain Circles
Snowflake Punches: EK Success and Martha Stewart, Tiny Star - no idea!

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