Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Gold Ornaments

This past fall on HSN (home shopping network)  craft day, Crafter's companion had an advent box filled with dies, 25 dies for I believe it was $25, I didn't do it the year before but I thought it would be fun to have something to open every day leading up to Christmas so why not.  Well this cute little ornament was in one of the days and I just had to give it a try on my card.  I used some of Tim Holtz's gold metallic paper to cut it with and when I was going through my papers I thought they would look great against a dark background, now I am not one to use black with Christmas cards but I just thought this looked so elegant, and I ended up loving the results.

I used some of my gold thin line border stickers to hang them with.  It was so hard to get a good picture of the gold in these and I just love the hammered look that is in these ornaments too, I thought they have great details in them, maybe you can see that in the next picture.

And now I have the snowflake insides I can use in another card :)

Crafters Companion - Snowflake ornament
Graphic 45 - Christmas Emporium paper
Hot off the press - Thin line border dazzle stickers

Next card I have saved on my pinterest board to try, and it is using a flower or snowflake instead of the "O" in Joy, well I think it would look much nicer with a bigger font but this is the biggest letter die I have. I have cut 3 layers of the letters and I believe 2 of the snowflake for more dimension.

Spellbinders - Font one die
Poppystamps - Valley Snowflake die
Simon says - Tiny words Christmas stamp sentiment
Cuttlebug - snowflake embossing folder

We ended up with about 7 inches of snow yesterday. Just when we were thinking about how hard it was going to be to shovel all of that snow, especially the pile at the end of our driveway that the plow added to it our neighbor boy and his friend came over and asked us if we wanted them to shovel our driveway and sidewalk for $10, it took them almost an hour to do it and I was ever so thankful we didn't have to try because it would have taken us much longer so they both got $10, all the cash we had, it's those times that you know God is watching over you, because they have never asked before.  The schools are all closed again today, so the kids are truly loving this snowfall we had.  I am also thankful that my hubby was able to work from home and didn't have to get out in all that mess.

Hope you all are well and enjoying your days leading up to Christmas,
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,



Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

These are such pretty cards! I had not heard of the advent box of dies. What fun!
That is a lot of snow! We have rain! Lots of it. I am glad the neighbor did your driveway. That sounds like a bargain!

Louca por porcelana said...

Wonderful cards!Here we had a sunny and hot day(96,8°F)!Hugs!

Esther Asbury said...

Oh wow -- I love that beautiful gold and blue card with the ornaments. I've never heard of the advent box of dies, but it sounds fun!

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning cards, love the gorgeous bauble and colours used...x

Donna Ellis said...

Such lovely, elegant designs, Connie, with rich, vintage-like colors! Merry Christmas! hugs, de

Debbie said...

the cards are especially beautiful!! i am so jealous of you got snow - and what a bargain for shoveling your driveway. i'm so happy you had help!!

no snow here :(

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, beautiful! I think a black and gold combo is very elegant on a Christmas card. 25 dies for $25? What a deal! Love the second card with all the white, too. Those boys were very happy to shovel your show and earn some money. It's a win win!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Wowza. What a steal you got, and wowza to this outstanding card. The colour combo is heavenly and the overall look is elegant. Truly a beautiful card.

Kim said...

Those ornaments on the card are beautiful. This is such a lovely card....very elegant. It sounds as if you might have a white Christmas, Connie.

Janice said...

Beautiful cards, and another amazing purchase!
I was so happy to receive the second card, thank you so much. You know that I love embossing folders, this one is gorgeous!