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Monday, 26 November 2012

Gold Baubles

Hello fellow crafters,
Gosh, it is a week since I last posted anything on my blog. I can't believe how fast the days are rushing by. Last week I had an appointment in Newcastle with a specialist Dr, then began my training to become a volunteer guide at Fort Scratchley, a very historically significant fort at the entrance to Newcastle Harbour. On Thursday we baby-sat little Russell all day. He was a happy little delight in the morning, but spent the afternoon 'sicking-up' (twice all over me). Poor little mite has had such a lot of illness in his short life.

I have made quite a few cards in the past few days, but can't show you most of them, as they are for friends who regularly read my blog. I have written all my 'newsy' once-a-year letters to many friends here in Australia, and overseas (that is a marathon task), and today mailed the bulk of my Christmas cards and letters. I still do have about 12 cards to make though.

Tonight I have a fairly simple card to show you, in white and gold, a combination I really love.
I embossed the base card with a snowflakes folder (not sure of the brand), and attached a gem in the centre of each snowflake. The baubles are cut from gold mirror card, using my new Cottage Cutz die. I left all the negative pieces in the die-cuts, securing them with double-sided tape on the back. An old clear/gold-edged  border peel-off sticker is along the bottom. 

The greeting is by Cheery Lynn. There is a large and small 'Merry Christmas' die in the pack. I didn't want the two words to be parallel, but realise that I should have angled the 'Merry' at even more of an angle.
                  Inside my card co-ordinates with the front                                                 

I would like to enter the following challenges -
Paper Craft Junkies #4 - 'White on White'
Less Is More #95 - 'Glamour and Glitz'
Bearly Mine #62 - 'Snowflakes'
All Sorts - 'Bring On The Bling'

Until next time, thank you for looking and happy crafting.

Jennifer. x


  1. I love white and gold together, they look so classy! Gorgeous card Jennifer.
    Lorraine x

  2. The gold baubles look really splendid Jennifer!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. simple and elegant

    thanks so much for joining us this week

    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

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  5. Oh my, you sound so organised! Love the white and gold together, very elegant,

    Liz x

  6. A fabulous card, the baubles are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at PapercraftJunkies and good luck x

  7. Love the gold & white, so classical, just love this Jennifer.
    Cheers Di xo

  8. Bling all the way. Such a lovely design. Thank you for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week Jo x


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