Monday, 21 November 2011


I have a couple of baubles to show you today...I bought a pack of  'photo ornaments' in the sale at Boots after last Christams...thinking that they'd be good to decorate and give as gifts...well, I finally got around to decorating a couple yesterday.

I used the template inside (meant for cutting your photo to the correct shape) to cut a couple of pieces of white card for each bauble. On the ones for the front, I embossed a Hero Arts cling stamp called 'Snowflakes' in white, then blended 'Tumbled Glass' and 'Faded Jeans' Distress Inks over the top. I added a snowman (from the 'Holly Jolly' set by Penny Black) to one, and 'Winter Pup' (by Hero Arts) to the other. On the others, I stamped my Penny Black 'wishes ornament' sentiment stamp in black, embossed some more of the Hero Arts snowflakes around the edges, before blending the same Distress Inks over the top. Before I assembled them, I poured in some 'Polar White' Flowersoft for 'snow'.

I found these quite difficult to the light was reflecting off the plastic...and I had to stand them in little tealight holders to keep them upright! Here are some close-ups:

Challenges for these baubles:


Welkom bij Happy Stamper said...

wooooow what a lovely baubles, they are great!!!!.


Hanneke said...

They look so nice! Great ornaments for a pretty tree. Hugs, Hanneke

Dot said...

Lovely idea, Helen.

Joey said...

Just stunning Helen! great effect will have to look out for those baubles. Joey x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

These are gorgeous Helen!
Clare x

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Helen.

Hugs Riet.xx

Vicky said...

They are fantastic Helen...!

hugs Vicky xx

Claire said...

WOW these are just amazing Helen, love the images, so cute. Thanks for joining in with An Oldie But A Goodie this fortnight. Hugs, Claire x

Helen said...

WOW these are really gorgeous.

Josephine said...

Those are absolutely fabulous!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck.

Kat said...

Gorgeous baubles Helen, really effective.

Kat xx

Caroljenks said...

Helen these are amazing - What a fantastic idea!

Carol x

Fluffles said...

...& I was in Boots today too! Wish I'd read this post last night, these are brilliant. Love how you've used them. Thank you so much for entering An Oldie But A Goodie. Hope to see you back next time, Jx

Ellephantastic said...

awww how cute are they??!!!
Thank you for joining our last challenge. Good luck x

Teresa Arsenault said...

Oh my sakes, Helen, you are so clever! What a fabulous idea. Your baubles look adorable and absolutely perfect. Wow. I am so impressed.

Thank you for playing at Ellephantastic this November. It will be our last challenge for a while.


Julies Crafty Creations said...

Wow these are fantastic, what a great idea. Will have to look out for those in Boots this year, thanks for the idea. Thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT and good luck. Julie DT

Francesca said...

Great creation,

Thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE Challenge and good luck!