Thursday, 22 November 2012


Last Christmas my lovely husband (he sometimes reads my blog!) bought a £50 huge box of stamps, inks & embossing powders 2nd hand through the local paper.  I was so chuffed as there were so many great stamps in it & I foolishly said I wouldn't need to buy any more new stamps this year, think that lasted about 2 months!

However every now and then I have visited said box - when I haven't been using a Bugaboo digi, and have found various delightful stamps, perfect for the odd challenge.

Case in point, this bauble stamp for the current Winter Wonderland challenge.  The stamp is a Papermania, released in 2007 and this is the first time I've used it.  It's also the first time in ages that I've used embossing powders.  As for the card design - this I found really hard - goodness knows how many papers I tried, but in the end, I went CAS, & tried to replicate a bauble shape with the die cut star ring (Marianne), in behind the image, then finished it off with a glittery ribbon.

Winter Wonderland - Baubles
CHCC - Use something over 6 months old - The stamp
PB@Allsorts - Any Die Will Do
Christmas Card Challenge - Double embossing - Heat embossed baubles & dry embossed stars Jx


brenda said...

A lovely crisp elegant feeling card Janice and that star die is very pretty.

Thanks so much and sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

B x

Caroline said...

Beautiful card the design and image is so elegant. Caroline xxx

Squirrel x said...

Simply gorgeous hun, love it. Hugs Sxx

Doreen said...

Gorgeous the

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous. I love the image and the design is so elegant


Hazel said...

How lovely to get a present of a bargain box of stamps and you've used this one beautifully on your card - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 99 - hope to see you again soon. x

Linda said...

What an elegant card. Thank you for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland love Linda

Caz said...

Lovely CAS card Janice. Love the bauble image.
Caz x

coops said...

so gorgeous janice.i love your stylish design and fab baubles :D

xx coops xx

downrightcrafty said...

love the design and great baubles for our challenge at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Brigitte said...

WOW, this is so gorgeous!!!! Love the silver embossing, it's a perfect CAS card! Thanks for joining us this week at CCC and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

xxxtglxxx said...

This looks great Janice - fab embossing! :)



linda said...

that was very nice of your husband to find such a treasure and what a beautiful card! so elegant in the silver and a great CAS layout. thank you so much for playing along with our 'any die will do' theme at penny black and more this month.