Christmas star hanging decoration created with Chocolate Baroque stamps

AW Xmas Decor 4

Good morning. Today I am sharing a fun and easy Christmas decoration created from toilet roll inner tubes. I embellished it with die cut snowflakes and stamped images from Chocolate Baroque; my favourite reindeer stamp from the Sparkling Trees set and sentiment from Christmas Candlelight.


  • Sparkling Trees and Christmas Candlelight stamp sets
  • Toilet roll inner card tubes, white stamping card, pearlescent white and gold mirror card
  • Hot melt glue gun
  • Acrylic glitter glue and glitter (red mix and gold)
  • Versafine Inkpad (Onyx Black)
  • Fine tipped glitter pen (red)
  • Dies: mixed snowflake and a decorative Xmas circle

How to make it:

AW Xmas Decor 1

Press the toilet roll inner tubes flat and cut into 1cm strips. Arrange into a 6 petalled flower shape and glue with hot melt glue gun. Fold remaining strips in half and glue sections around the central ‘petals’ to make a star – building outward.

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Apply wet glue to all the edges and coat with red glitter. I coated the front and back as I want to hang it in the window. Build up the centre further with folded strips and coat these with gold glitter.

Glue on the die cut snowflakes.

Stamp and cut out the reindeer and sentiment. Colour with glitter pen and glue in place.

Finally tie on a bit of string or cord for hanging.

Christmas Candlelight Card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Christmas Candlelight


I have been busy with Christmas makes this week. This one was made with the Christmas Candlelight stamp set from Chocolate Baroque. I was aiming for a vintage style – think that it worked as it looks like something that has been dragged out of the attic! Tee hee.

I made the card blank with shaped die cuts using cream and Kraft card.

The background was created by stamping the pine cones and colouring with pencils.

The main image was stamped onto smooth cream card. The border was hand drawn. Again coloured with pencils before cutting out.

The image was mounted onto a scalloped mat cut from gold mirror card.

I finished the card with gold and green ribbons, dark gold PVA peals and gold glitter.

Christmas Birches card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Xmas Birches

Good morning. I have had some little Xmas bauble stickers in my stash for years and thought that they would be perfect hanging from the Tangled Birch for a Christmas card. Think that I will make a few more of these and get my stickers used up.

Unfortunately I had a little trouble photographing this one. It is mounted on shiny mirror card and has lots of sparkly glitter texture which is very difficult to see in the photo. It looks lovely in real life. It would still work without the baubles, or perhaps with some gems of die cut snowflakes. I hope that you like it.


  • Tangled Birch stamp and sentiment from Christmas Candlelight
  • 12 X 17cm black card blank, silver mirror card and white stamping card
  • Ink sprays (blue, yellow, orange, opaque white and clear mica)
  • Inkpads: Versamark and Memento (Tuxedo Black)
  • Heat embossing powder (silver with glitter)
  • Alcohol markers (black, mid and light grey)
  • Watercolour pen (yellow)
  • Glitter pens (red and green)
  • Christmas bauble peel off stickers
  • Fine crystal glitter

How to make it:

  1. Stamp the tree and heat emboss with sparkly powder.
  2. Cut a small circle to act as a mask and spritz the background with sprays. Remove the mask and colour the moon with yellow watercolour pen.
  3. Add touches of colour to the stamped image with glitter pens. Add some shading around the outside of the trees and at the base of the scene with grey alcohol marker.
  4. Trim the card, outline with black marker, mount onto mirror card and glue to the card front. Stick down the baubles.
  5. Stamp the Christmas banner with Memento ink. Colour with alcohol and glitter pens. Cut out and glue to the card front.
  6. Finish with fine crystal glitter on the foreground and tree branches.

Christmas Canvas created for Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 26

I couldn’t resist making something for Christmas using this month’s colours – for the golden orange I substituted metallic gold. Check out the Chocolate Baroque Challenge Blog for more lovely projects from my Teamies.

AW Xmas Canvas Colour Challenge 26

Looking forward to seeing your entries this month x.


How it was done:

  1. Embossed black card with folder and rubbed over with gilding wax. Trimmed to make background panel.
  2. Brushed the canvas with black acrylic leaving some background canvas texture showing through, and dried. Sponged Distress Ink into the spaces.
  3. Applied crackle paste in corners and around the edges and left to dry overnight. Brushed over the top with green acrylic (the paste was not quite the right green). I dropped on some chunky gold glitter into the wet paint.
  4. Glued down the embossed background panel. Stamped the sentiment with gold acrylic and outlined with green glitter pen. Applied Glossy Accents.
  5. Stamped the bauble diamond 9 times onto white card with Versamark and heat embossed with the black sparkle powder. Coloured the card with Distress Ink. Coloured the baubles with glitter pens. Cut out and glued to canvas with 3D glue gel. Added Glossy Accents to enhance the baubles.
  6. Applied Kristall Gel to the canvas through the stencil. Also applied to scrap acetate, dried overnight and cut out.
  7. Stamped the lantern and reindeer onto white card. Coloured with Distress Ink and glitter pens. Cut out and glued to canvas. Added Glossy Accents.
  8. Stamped the gem decorations onto acetate with StazOn. Coloured the back with glitter glues. Left to fry overnight. Painted the back with black gesso, cut out and glued to canvas. Added gold hanging chains and gold glitter glue to finials.
  9. Glued down the berries and twigs. They were already decorated with fake snow. Added a bit more sparkle with gold glitter glue.
  10. Finally glued down the acetate snowflakes. Added PVA pearls and dropped on gold glitter.

Another Quick Christmas Make using Stamps from Chocolate Baroque

This one is a simple Christmas card – great for last minute or bulk makes.

AW Lantern Deer Xmas

Used an embossing folder from Sissix (Holiday Joy set) on a red card blank and sanded back to reveal the white core and enhance the texture design. Stamped and cut out the reindeer from the Sparkling Trees set, Lantern from Christmas Candlelight set, both from Chocolate Baroque. Sentiment stamped and embossed with sparkly powder (Creative Expressions Winter Trees set). A touch of glitter glue and a peel off stick to finish.