Sunday, 14 September 2014

Mosaic Madness Baubles

      It's mid month inspiration time at CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra, where any seasonal creation may be entered, not just cards.
     I have chosen to play with my newly acquired Mosaic Madness set from Stampin'Up. When I say new it's a couple of months ago now, but this is the first time I've had time to play with it and I love it.
     The background is embossed with a folder from the set using Cryogen White card, it has a nice delicate sparkle to it.
     The baubles are stamped and embossed with silver using a paint chart from a local DIY shop, it's great as it has co-ordinated shades of the same colour. To my horror I went to a well known DIY shop to find that these charts are no longer available there, I'm just hoping that I can find them somewhere else.
     Once cool I used the punch from the Mosaic set to cut out all the baubles. Each one has tiny foam pads on the back which also hold the silver thread in place. All the threads are taken to the top of the card to give the impression they are hanging in front of the background.
     The white card has a small silver mat layer on it before being stuck on to a white card blank that has been coloured with Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire around the edge. I find it saves me time and money to use white card blanks and colour them myself.
     I have used peel offs to spell my greeting across my card, to stamp four times and get it right every time would be great but it doesn't usually happen, so this way I can make sure I don't have to start again!
     This card is for a couple of challenges as well as a mid month reminder at CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra, if you have any Christmas creations to show then come and join us, we would love to see them.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Colours  (Silver, Blue and White)
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can - Christmas Come Early
Glitter n Sparkle - Use A Punch


  1. Lovely inspiration for mid-month CHNC challenge extra for September - and thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Completely Christmas too. x

  2. Gorgeous card Rocky love all the shades of blue and the greeting across the card tying it altogether.
    Margaret M

  3. Lovely Card, great idea using paint chart, thanks for entering our challenge at CWWC, good luck.

  4. très graphique et élégante création Rocky, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

  5. Love the shades of blue and the pretty mosaic baubles. Great work. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

  6. How lovely is that, Rocky! I love that you used various shades of blue and the silver is the perfect partner of this combo. Fab card! Thanks for joining our September Colour challenge at 52 {C}CT. Have a lovely week!
    hugs, Asha

  7. Your gradient shades of blue look great! Thanks for sharing your card with us at 52{C}CT.

  8. It's nice to see another beautiful example using the Mosaic Madness set, and this is just lovely.

    Thanks for joining us at 52CCT this week.

    Hugs, Gill xx
    52CCT Design Team

  9. What a lovely card! Great embossed background! So glad you linked up with us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Use a Punch challenge. Best of luck in our prize draw!

    KT Fit Kitty
    Glitter n Sparkle DT

  10. Oooh, very clever! love how you integrated the background and the baubles... fab! Thanks for sharing with us over at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, DT x


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