Thursday, November 24, 2011

Christmas Tree Keepsake Baubles/Decorations, Cards and Tags

Hi all, today I would like to show you some Keepsake Christmas baubles, one each for Rosanna and Morgan and one for us, one side has a coloured image and the other side is for a photo I hope to take on Christmas day.  This is a tradition each year I buy some Christmas decoration so when they leave home they will have a selection of goodies for their own trees.

This is a look at them before I put them in the plastic bauble as it was hard to get a photo without a reflection, you know what I mean lol!  They are coloured using copics available from Sammi over at the Mad for Markers Store.  You still have a day and a half to enter our Anything Goes Challenge here

I have glittered around the edges and here and there lol!

The background has been embossed, then distress inks and glimmermisted.  (These are the inserts from some window cards I have made. 

just had to have a purple dressed snowman lol!

This is Santa inside the bauble, I have put the date on the top.  I am going to buy some flowersoft, as the sparkly fluff was too fine and give it a snowy ground.

 The two snowmen (just had to have a purple one lol!)

Took a class with Jennifer McGuire on using distress ink and learnt quite a bit, this is my interpretation of her window card.  Added a few pearls on the embossed background.  The snowman is heat embossed and I added a little more colour with my copics.
After embossing and colouring I used sandpaper to take the colour off the top of the dots to make them white.
 The glimmermist really adds a beautiful sparkle

Finally a couple of simple, sparkly gift tags


Now onto making up twelve calenders with photos to send overseas, so guess I won't be getting up to mischief lol!
Thank you for stopping by, hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Happy Thanksgiving to those of you that celebrate, take careX:)


  1. These are ALL GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeeee all the glitter! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. What a wonderful collection of cards and decorations, great designs and my types of many sweet ikages!!!

  3. Ooooh those baubles are sooo cute Annette, Love them! You certainly have been a busy girl! Have fun with those calenders!

  4. Woww these are really beautiful creations Annette! So wonderful!!
    Hugs Kristel

  5. Annette what gorgeous creations you have shared. I love dropping by your blog as you always have something unique to share!


  6. Hi there all your Christmassy projects here The window cards are inspiring .
    will add the three cards to your tally
    Thanks , hugs Shirley-anne

  7. I came here from Make it Monday. These are beautiful! I love the idea of putting in a photo from Christmas day too!

  8. what lovely cards & Dec's.
    Can't believe it is a month till Xmas
    love teen x

  9. Wowww Annette these are all fantastic you have been busy but well worth it they look superb.
    Lorraine x

  10. A feast of godies here. Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look.
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

    P.S. Visit my blog to see some candy – I have some Digital Scrapbooking softwear up for grabs, all you have to do is comment on my post.

  11. Baubles and cards and tags, oh my!! These are a wonderful array of festive goodness. :) I love that you purchase ornaments for your kids for later use. That is a fantastic idea!! I've only been buying mine suitcases and duffle bags just to make sure they do leave! LOL.. I'm kidding.
    Really love the designs and the creativity of all of these. Hope you post pictures of the calendars too. :)

    Thanks so much for linking up with us at Make It Monday!
    Good luck and hugs to you,
    Lisa xx

  12. What gorgeous creations Annette and so inspiring! Christmas is really coming to life at your house. xx

  13. Those ornaments are adorable!! What a great idea to add the photos to them too. Love this idea.

  14. Annette what wonderful ornaments for them to take!! Love those cards with the distressed inks really beautiful!!

  15. All of your projects look lovely - cute ornaments and love the cards and tags,

  16. Hi Annette, what fabulous creations you are showcasing today. The ornaments are so sweet and will look lovely on the christmas tree. I love the window cards you created. Gorgeous colors and images used!

    Happy Holidays to you and yours. hugs, Angela


Thank you for leaving a message, it is very much appreciated and certainly brings a smile to my face, happy crafting, take care, Annette X:)