Monday, 10 November 2014

Pine boughs and baubles

Hi Bloggers

I hope you have had a brilliant weekend and that the start of the new week is going well for you. It was a big weekend for our family with my husband's father being interviewed by Bill Turnbull live on Songs of Praise yesterday. I took a couple of photos from the television and I will post a couple at the end of this post.

I made today's card with the free bauble on Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine. At the moment you can see this card on their Facebook page it is part of their Christmas album.


First I made the background I stamped the line of trees in black ink. When this dried I linked the sky. I tore a piece of paper and I inked over it  and moved it down to ink again to create the effect of snow. The final touch was to stamp stars with CS Perfect Medium and I heat embossed them with silver embossing powder.

The pine boughs were cut with a Sue Wilson die.

I cut the bauble three times in gold. I used a circle die to cut background circles two in red and one in blue. The final touch was to add snow with CS white PVA glue covered in CS Iced Diamonds glitter.

This is my father-in-law  on the television and a close up of all the medals he has been awarded. He gets more all the time as different organisations honour the veterans.

At school lots of people are wearing handmade poppies this year so I thought I would have a go. Of course I have given a donation to the British Legion as well. I have had quite a few compliments. Which is nice.

Have a great week. I will be back soon with another creation. 

Thank you for all the comments I do read all of them. 

Happy Crafting 

Hugs Jackie


  1. I just love this card Jackie. You've got me excited coz I bought the mag at the weekend and now I need to use my die after seeing your card. X

  2. Fantastic card Jackie - love all the elements. It's so festive! I saw your Father-in-law on Songs of Praise - wow at all his medals, brave man.
    Love your poppy.
    Bev xx

  3. A gorgeous card and what a lovely photograph of your father-in-law.
    Linda xxx

  4. Fabulous creation Jackie and so exciting for your FIL.

  5. hi Jackie, beautiful card, gorgeous the scene you have created.
    lovely photos of your Father-in-law.
    hugs pam

  6. Wonderful card, and how lovely for your Father in Law.

  7. wow beautiful Christmas work :) hugs

  8. A wonderful Christmas card Jackie, I love the bright colours. I've yet to use my die.
    Your Father in Law is a man to be proud of x

  9. Gorgeous card and how wonderful to see your father in law be honored for his service.

  10. A gorgeous card, lovely photographs and very clever poppy. What a wonderful array of medals your FiL has been awarded :o)
    Jackie xx

  11. Fabulous card love all the detail. Your father in law looks so proud, you really have had a good weekend. Love the poppy. Hugs Jennifer xx

  12. I Jackie, Love your card and poppy! I was so emotional all day on Sunday from the Remembrance service and then on Songs of Praise, I didn't catch the name but I was sure I recognised your father in law from your photos before..then I saw your fb proud you must all have been! Hugs Carole Z X

  13. I love this card, Ive so got to get that pine cutting die :D

  14. Beautiful card; love the poppy; off to watch S of P on catch up :-)

  15. wow what a striking card, the baubles are so effective; beautiful xx
    Sandie xx

  16. Wonderful cards and post. Well done to your FIL. xx Jan

  17. Good morning Jackie, such proud men those medals are amazing. I love your poppy. I'm going to try and crochet some for next year.

    Love your card those dies are brilliant. Great colours and the design is so beautiful.


  18. What a lovely card, Jackie....and a fabulous poppy....such a good idea. Your f-i-l must have been so proud and honoured to have been chosen to be interviewed, certainly worthy..... xx

  19. Fabulous card Jackie and I bet you are all so proud of your Father in Law, and what an impressive aray of Medals They were all so brave.
    Janet xxx


Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and for leaving a comment.

In line with new Data Protection legislation (GDPR) by commenting you do so in the knowledge that your name and comment are visible to all who visit this blog and thereby consent to the use of that personal information for that specific purpose.

Hugs Jackie T