Sunday, 5 August 2018

Deer baubles...

Happy Sunday,

I shaded this project as one of the Sneak Peaks but I thought it deserved its own day on the blog!

This is simple (ish) to make its just a case of making ups the baubles.
 I stared by cutting the outer die in my Time Flies dies et which was designed to be a pocket watch but also a Christmas Bauble ( I love making sure you can do more than one thing with a die)  I then added acute to the front and ran from tape all arround the the circle on the back.  Next I cut the 2 dies in the Deer Scenes die set and added one to each bauble over the farm tape.  I then added a little clear glitter and another layer of foam tape( so that the deer die cut was sealed in following this with another layer of acetate.
 This makes a bauble that is independent of the card backing, you could make them swing iff you want.

Finally i added the Ball Chain die cut in silver and wrapped the end arround the bezel of the bauble.  I arranged these on an embossed backing just adhering them at the top and having them overlap.

Finally  I added a small poinsettia cut in vellum with a diamond in the centre of each and a few gems on the backing!

JND Time Flies die set
JND Deer Scenes Die set
JND Chains Die set
JND Poinsettia die
Crafts Too A4 snowflake embossing folder



  1. Hi John, This is just beautiful,and really shows how versatile your dies are.Love it. Stay healthy and happy.
    Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  2. Totally stunning design, loving the shaker aspect of your card,Kate x x

  3. Morning John, absolutely lovely, this creation wowed me when I saw it on Hochanda and it does again today, in fact yesterday I had got out the time flies set of dies ready to make some myself, see what influence you have over all us crafters. thank you xx

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  4. Hi John
    A beautiful card, great idea and the recipient could hang the baubles on their tree if not glued down.
    B xx

  5. Morning John,
    Stunning card.

  6. Beautiful card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  7. Stunning card John is deserves it day in the sun it would go in my special stack of cards it’s lovely
    Thanks John love June Horrocks xxxxxx

  8. Absolutely stunning John, so pretty.
    Annette x

  9. A beautiful card John. Must try this. Thank you. Take carexxx

  10. Hi John. What a great idea for using the pocket watch to make Christmas baubles. Love the card as I do like snowy scenes for Christmas.


  11. Good morning John Beautiful card the baubles are lovely great idea to take the baubles off so that they can be kept as decorations

  12. Lovely card John. Love how versatile your watch die is, just what us crafters need.

  13. Hi John, this is a lovely card, and shows that dies can be used for many different things. Have a good day everyone. Bx

  14. Dear John
    Love seeing different ways to use the scene dies (mine came yesterday, along with the box die (love it) - can you suggest a good paper/card weight for the boxes please, mine seemed a bit flimsy - but they were just try-outs).
    Thank you
    Maggie (Yorkite) the ONLY Maggie

  15. Hello John,
    Stylish, elegant and a lot of flair, love it.
    love Maureen x

  16. Such a clever way to use your Time Flies dies I love it

  17. A wonderful idea and as I have the Time Flies set, I will try to turn them into baubles on some Christmas cards. Your card is very smart.
    Stephanie K

  18. what a beautiful card
    i find it just amazing
    white and gold...classy