Sunday, 13 September 2015

'Removable' Christmas Bauble Card, Holly, Female

Hello...

It's a rare sunny day here in the UK.  
We don't get very many of those here in the West Midlands and it's been feeling distinctively cold lately...  so this card fits in beautifully with the Christmassy, Wintery theme that in reality will soon be upon us.  
I could lie at this point and say something poetic about Autumn leaves or blankets of Winter snow...  but in truth, I DO NOT LIKE this time of year that's encroaching upon us.  It's not just the 'being cold' that's the issue...  it actually makes me feel ill.  Is there anybody else out there who's the same in that respect...  just not 'made' for being cold???

Anyhow...  this card's been sitting finished on my desk for a few days now whilst I finished up a 'thank you' card my husband asked me to make for a friend of his.




Can you see how this bauble hangs from the screw brad?
It's an idea I had a while ago...  the bauble's easily removed so the whole card can be reused as a separate tag at a later stage...  or possibly a hanging ornament somewhere?  I've glued five layers of the bauble base together and also layered up the holly, so it's durable enough for an upcycle/recycle.

Here's another picture.
This one's not so pretty, but it does show the embossed bauble that you really cannot see in the first photo...




Dies used...
Memory Box Drop Ornament
Memory Box Twigs and Berries (NBUS)
Penny Black Red and Greens (NBUS)

Embossing Folders...
Darice 'Tattered Page' (NBUS)
Leane Creatief 'Christmas Branch'

Punch...
Martha Stewart/All Over The Page 'Aspen Flurry'

Other...
Flower Soft 'Polar White'  (NBUS)
Acetate remnant (recycled) for bauble

I'm entering this card into the following challenges today...

Merry Monday #170 'Use Holly'


...  NBUS 'Anything Goes'...




...  ABC Christmas Challenge 'Things beginning with 'R'
(Red Round berries and Ribbon)


...  and Winter Wonderland 'Anything but Square'




I am so thrilled to be a part of the latest NBUS challenge.  Darnell (NBUS creator) is one of those people who is simply like a breath of fresh air...  and her posts always leave me smiling.  That's a rare and wonderful gift...  and although I don't know her very well, I do treasure her for that.

Have a good week, everyone.

'Bye for now :)

24 comments:

  1. Sooo nice! I believe you do like winter.... somewhere deep inside.... secretly :)))

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    1. I like Christmas... I absolutely love decorating the house at Christmas time... even if it does take me 3 days to decorate and 3 days to put it all away again!!!
      That's the ONLY thing I like about Winter, Olga. Definately the only thing!!!

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  2. Love this bauble card Donna, great idea using the brad.
    I hate being cold also and hot... love spring just right for me.
    Been lovely hear today also.
    Hugs Pam x

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    1. Thank you, Pam.
      Glad you've had some sunshine today, too :)
      Have a good week...
      Donna

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  3. This is a super card Donna :-) I'm dreading the dark mornings and the early dark nights. I might just hibernate :-)

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    1. Hibernate... Yes... I like that idea a lot :)
      I'll check out your blog in just a second to see if it says whereabouts you live.
      My smiley face has no nose... it fell off in the cold!!!

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  4. WOW! Donna, this is GORGEOUS! What a lovely idea to be able to use the bauble as an ornament! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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    1. Hello Bonnie :)
      A tag... an ornament... just a decorative hanging piece somewhere. I don't know, just liked the idea of being able to 're-use' the card somehow. Glad you like it :)

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  5. This is absolutely beautiful! I love everything about this - the die, the embossing, the snowflakes, how you can re-use the bauble! Awesome idea!

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    1. Thank you, Kitty :)
      Appreciate you having the time to stop by... and especially happy that you like my craft take idea. Have a good week :)

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  6. Spotted this beauty on Merry Monday, Donna - just adore it!! So yummy as a card but even better that you can take the ornament off and use it on a Christmas tree - I would do that in a heartbeat!!

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    1. Hello Linda. Thank you so very much :)
      Offering up ideas on here is always a little daunting to me... so I really do appreciate people like you who leave such lovely comments :)
      Glad you like it :)

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  7. Love your gorgeous card and that you can remove the bauble and use over and over again. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

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    1. Hello Susan. Thank you :)
      Loving Merry Monday challenges... I adore making Christmas cards so I'm very happy I found your challenge blog :)

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  8. Gorgeous card and a gift too. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Hugs, Carol S. DT

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    1. Thank you, Carol. Glad you like it :)

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  9. Beautiful C&S style to your card I love all the white! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge,
    hugs Samantha :0)

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    1. Hello Samantha. Thanks for stopping by :)
      Glad you liked the card... Hopefully I can play along with the next challenge, too :)

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  10. Absoultly gorgeous,Donna! Love the white and silver. You need to move to sunny California...warm almost all the time.

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    1. Thank you, Marybeth.... If moving were that simple I would be there in a heartbeat :)
      How are you getting on with your Christmas cards?

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  11. Hi Donna . . . thank you for popping over to see me and leaving a lovely comment. I've come back to take a look at more of your work. Can't email you back cuz your comments come up as "no-reply" ones.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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    1. Looks like I'll have to repay your kindness and comment on some more of your designs... you have so many that I like :)
      Thanks for letting me know my comments come with 'no reply'... Didn't know that!!!

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  12. Thank you so much for your very kind words about me and my little blog, Donna! You really made my day! I just love this unique bauble design and think it is beyond clever!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #5 ~ so long ago! I'm sorry that my nursing duties have delayed my thank you! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Thank you, Darnell. Hope things are improving with hubby :)

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