Thursday, November 22, 2012

Gaudy Baubles

Years ago I remember Martha calling vintage glass ornaments, "Gaudy Balls". These remind me of those:

My Time Made Easy generously supplied me with the digis to make my card, since I am privileged to be on the Pretty Patterns Design Team for MTME!

Here is the sketch from MTME for you to use:

And here's my card:

I printed the sentiment directly on the background, and used a matching patterned paper to make tiny slivers of paper behind the ornaments.

I then printed the ornaments on white cs and colored them with Prismacolor Pencils and mineral spirits. They are strung with waxed flax. I attached three gems from Hobby Lobby, and ribbon from there, too. the cardstock is CTMH. I used Ranger Stickles to make the ornaments gaudy.
Hope you like it. 

I am entering this card in some challenges:
1.  Crimbo Crackers -Christmas anything goes
2. Aud Sentiments - Bingo (I used first vertical row)
3.  Crafty Creations Challenge - Christmas is Coming
4. Creative Moments Blog - Anything Goes
5.  House that Stamps Built - Non-traditionals Christmas Colors

Get on over to My Time Made Easy. More than Pretty Pattern Challenges, there are also color challenges, and awesome printables and packaging downloads to cut by hand or machine.

Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. You did a absolutely beautiful job on your card!! Love it!Thanks for joining us at The House That Stamps Built.

  2. Great fun card with lots of colours, So pleased you could come and play along at Crimbo Crackers challenge hugs Samantha :0)

  3. gorgeous card Bev! Thank you for joining in with Aud Sentiments xx

  4. Great card, I love the design and the colours, thank you for joining us at the Creative Moments Challenge this week
    Ruth x

  5. This is gorgeous! Love how you've glittered things up with Stickles. Thanks for joining in the Christmas fun at Crafty Creations Challenges!

  6. Gorgeous card, great way to use this sketch!
    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments!
    Hugs xx Sandra

  7. Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers


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