Sunday 9 December 2018

Christmas Bauble

Hello, a warm welcome to you.

Sorry to be so predictable, but of course it's another Christmas card...


Papers: Inkido (sadly no longer in production and using up my last sheets now). Bazzill card stock.

Dies: Spellbinders 'Heirloom Ornament', Sizzix / Tim Holtz 'Festive Greens',

Embellishments: Wycinanka chipboard 'Wonderful Time'- Bauble with reindeer, Studio Calico wood veneer stars, Spruce pine cones from ground at Botanic Gardens Dublin, twine and rusty bells from stash,

Media: Stickles 'Mercury Glass', Paper Artsy 'Snowflake' paint, Winsor & Newton 'Gold' watercolour ink, Ranger Distress Ink 'Tea Dye' and 'Ground Espresso'.

Thank-you for visiting and enjoy the rest of your day,

Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
Simon Monday Challenge - B is for Bauble
Country View Crafts - Christmas
Scrapyland - Anything Goes (using die brand carried by Scrapyland - Sizzix)
Cherry Craft - Z GAŁĄZKĄ SWIERKU - Use a Spruce branch - Użyłem świerkowych szyszek
Bastel-Traum - Winter / Christmas
Apple Apricot - Simply Neutrals #51
Double D Challenges - Run Run Rudolph
Alphabet Challenge - S is for Seasons Greetings
Scrap & Me - Anything Goes
City Crafter - Santa Claus


  1. Soooo gorgeous Nicola, I love the elegant style, and yet cozy Christmas theme with Santa. Beautiful with the rusted bells, and the cones.
    Hugs, Dorthe

  2. Don't apologise... it's an absolutely lovely Christmas card. The soft neutral tones are right up my street, and I love how you've layered up the bauble. Another Paper Profusion treat!
    Alison x

  3. It's absolutely stunning, my friend!! Your design is gorgeous!! I love the beautiful ornament and how you framed it!! The pine cone corners are fabulous!! And the Santa is so sweet!! This is so spectacular, Nicola!! You make the most amazing Christmas cards!! Thank you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land, too!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Such a lovely card..very vintage with lots of fab details. The neutral colours work really well. Thanks so much for joining in with December Christmas challenge over at Country View xx

  5. No need to apologise Nicola, your Christmas cards are always stunning and worth seeing each and every time. The layered bauble is gorgeous and I love that script paper! A stunning card! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. Predictable is great at this time of year and so is your card. I love the vintage feel, the gorgeous images and the layering up of the bauble that takes centre stage. Such a lovely design Nicola xxx

  7. Gorgeous card full of beautiful details...thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  8. elegant and vintagey wonderful! LOVE the layers on the ornament and all the glitz!

  9. Hello~ This is such a beautiful, delightful card! (I spotted you on Wen's Simply Neutrals Tuesday ; ) Thank you for sharing! I'm loving the frosty vintage old-world look and the elegant heirloom ornament! Gorgeous work~ Wishing you a nice week ahead! karen o

  10. Love your vintage style Christmas card. Thank you for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, and hope you can join us again soon ~ Janice DT

  11. Your card is so gorgeous!! I love that beautiful ornament you created as main focus of the card, with the beautiful proud deer as the center. And the gorgeous corner flowers you created! Thank you for sharing your beautiful Christmas card with us at Simply Neutrals! Big hugs xx

  12. It is a beautiful card. Everything works together, I love it.

  13. Not just another Christmas card, but another BEAUTIFUL Christmas card! LOVE IT!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Run Run Rudolph’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  14. wonderful way to layer the dies and get so much texture and dimension. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us often.
    DD DT

  15. Nicola, please don't apologize! I love seeing your Christmas cards and this one really speaks to me with it's soft neutral tones! I love your layered bauble with the deer chippie and rusty bells! Love, love, LOVE this card! Merry Christmas!

  16. Love that vintage Santa - definitely Saint Nicklaus - and the bauble is beautiful. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

  17. Beautiful card, lovely colours and great design also! Love the rustic look. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

  18. Stunning card ! Love it ! Thank you so much for taking part in the Country View Christmas Challenge ! Merry Christmas !
    Corrie xx

  19. Pretty card ! I love the vintage colors and the design. Thank you for joining us at Scrapyland Challenge

  20. Hi Nicola, What a sweet card with its reindeer focus with intricate frosted scrolly decorations and an olde worlde look to it. I love it! Perfect for Simply Neutrals! Merry Christmas,
    Jesse XX

  21. Such a beauty, i'm only sorry I missed this so early on in the month but no matter the season I could enjoy those over and over again. Stunning vintage creation. Wishing you all the best for the New Year.
    Creative wishes Tracey x

  22. Beautiful card :)
    Thank you for joining us at ScrapAndMe challenge :)


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