Sunday, 18 September 2016

Christmas Snippets

It seems to be a case of 'great minds think alike' in the Playground this week because Di was reminding us of how many (or few) sleeps there are to the big day!!  Yesterday I was playing around with some quilling and these two baubles evolved and as the backgrounds were punched from snippets of white card I decided to pop them on here for the challenge this week.  Only the two snippets unless you count the pieces of quilling paper in which case there are more - I'm not counting though.

I punched the bauble shapes before embossing with a snowflake embossing folder.  I then made the holly leaves, berries and little gold bells for one and added a poinsettia for the other - all made using 2mm papers.  These would be handy for gift tags or they might well be incorporated into cards in due course.

There is some nifty paper piecing from Di and a lovely selection of picks from last week's entries so well worth taking a look at the Snippets blog - a great prize on offer too as usual.

Baubles - punch from Stampin' Up
Embossing - Cuttlebug snowflake folder
Quilling Designs - 2mm papers from my stash


  1. These baubles are fabulous Val, I love the look of quilling but I'm sure that I could not sit long enough to do something so fiddly.

    Sue xx

  2. These little baubles are so pretty Val. It's lovely to see your quilling and how well it goes on these decorations. Very pretty indeed. Barbxx

  3. Thank you for your visit to my blog and for leaving such a lovely comment. These little baubles are beautiful. I used to do quite a lot of quilling myself when I first started card making, in fact I found a quilling board the other day that I had totally forgotten about! It does take a lot of time and patience, so I can really appreciate the hard work that you've put into this. They are so delicate and pretty, and something a little different. Happy Crafting, Sandra x

  4. Love your quilled baubles Val and such a great idea to s them with your bauble punch


  5. Lovely quilling baubles, like how you embossed first xxx

  6. Lovely card and a very clever use of snippets. Elizabeth xx

  7. So pretty Val, a lovely idea.
    Suzi B xx

  8. Wow Val - these are exquisite! What patience you have to make such delicate quilling, beautiful!


    Di xx

  9. Your quilling looks amazing! These are gorgeous! I have not tried quilling - it looks so tricky and intricate! Very impressive! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment - I wanted to pop around and see what you've been making - so glad I did! Have a wonderful day!

  10. This is great Val, and with 2mm!

  11. Fabulous baubles, the quilled leaves are great. You've inspired me to try out the quilling tool I've had in a drawer for a year.

    Love and hugs