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Adorable Ornaments by Nichola Battilana!

Filed under Art Projects, Gifts/Decorations, Giveaways, Newsletters, Nichola Battilana, Ornament Frame Set Kit, Sale

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Nichola’s project that are still available on the new site.

See below for info on the FREE gift ending tomorrow night, but first…

ALL Cast Metal Miniatures are on Sale — 35% to 50% off! That includes ELEVEN new designs! (Some shown at left and right (yes, that is a tiny corkscrew), and more highlighted in Thursday’s newsletter). The sale ends MONDAY night, November 20th.

Over 60 items!

NINE (!) Christmas Ornaments by Nichola Battilana

OMG. Nichola went wild and made separate ornaments from each of the 3 layers in each of the 3 Ornament Frame Sets! Fabulous! And each trio has a different color palette and theme… let’s start with the pastel ones (I know… pink pastel for Christmas is so unique)!

Nichola used the new Carousel Christmas 6×6 Paper Pad as the paper for the first trio (just 2 are shown below, but you get the idea… and you can see all 3 and more photos of everything in Nichola’s blog post). I love the sugary sweet pastels with Santa and the kids!

Note: though I adore the die set that Nichola used throughout, it is sold out at the manufacture. But I really like how the combo of a fancy border with the color scheme looks on a Christmas ornament, so I designed a new chipboard doily set! Note: My small doily is just small enough so it will fit inside the window cut outs in all 3 of the ornament sets.

There are also a couple of new round doily dies shown below (not quite the same design as the set Nichola used, but if you’d like to cut a fancy shape from the printed scrapbook papers, they are a fine alternative).


Moving on from pastel sweetness to a more rustic trio of ornaments (and no less sweet)! The contrast of the earthy palette with more glitter (Diamond Dust and sprigs of the silver glittered Juniper Pick) and those sweet Victorian postcard illustrations make these sooo nostalgic!

Nichola used the Celebrating Christmas 6×6 Paper Pad for the background of all 3 of this set of ornaments. I love the antiqued, darker palette in this pad (another nontraditional color scheme for Christmas).

The glitter applied to the bunch of berries from the Mixed Matte Red, White & Burgundy Berry Sprigs look like shiny cranberries (see the right side of the wide photo below).

Read more in Nichola’s blog post and/or see everything from her supply list (and I’ll have to agree with her about the prettiness AND the dangerousness of using Diamond Dust everywhere… I love the look but managed to cut myself with that same glass glitter this week). Be sure to come back and enter the Giveaway, to see ANOTHER ornament (and a chance to win tons of supplies from all of Nichola’s ornaments)!


 Highlights from the New Goodies! – ALL on Sale!  View all new items

Mandala Doily Die
Mandala Doily Die

Victoria Small Doily Die
Victoria Small Doily Die

Green Pear Teapot
Green Pear Teapot

Purple Bell Pepper Teapot
Purple Bell Pepper Teapot

Watermelon Teapot
Watermelon Teapot

Orange Teapot
Orange Teapot

Don’t Forget Thursday’s Newsletter

with info on the Fall Embellishments Mix FREE Gift Kit!


Hooray for the Sugary Sweet Glittered Ornaments Giveaway!

Yes, here’s another option from Nichola: this time a bright and cheery retro look (with that popular snowman again)! Nichola used more of the papers from the Carousel Christmas 6×6 Paper Pad in this last trio of ornaments.

I think they’re just adorable and would make a darling colourful addition to a swag of greenery or mantle boughs… although they’d look mighty sweet atop a brightly wrapped present or hanging from a wine bottle, too!

I agree!

See the other 2 retro ornaments from this third trio in Nichola’s blog post.

EVERYTHING in Nichola’s Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway SAVE ONE: You choose which paper pad to include: Carousel Christmas 6×6 Paper Pad or Celebrating Christmas 6×6 Paper Pad!

Note: as there’s a Ornament Frame Set Kit included in the supply list, if something is listed that’s already included in the kit, I’ll just include one set/item.

Plus a bonus: one of the new Chipboard Fleur Doily Sets.

To enter the Sugary Sweet Glittered Ornaments Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Monday Night, November 20, 2017).

AND tell me: Pink and pastel? Or Rustic? Do tell, so (if you’re the prize winner) I’ll know which pad to send you!

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via

Hey, who won the Jolly Old Elf Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Noreen! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Note: as Thursday is Thanksgiving (here in the US) there won’t be a normal newsletter. But stay tuned all next weekend for special sales and (dreamy!) freebies for the long weekend!

Posted by Leslie, November 19th, 2017

43 responses to “Adorable Ornaments by Nichola Battilana!”

  1. Barb macaskill says:

    Rustic is definitely the way I would go! I love the sweet pastels but the Rustic ornaments speak to my heart! 🤞✨🤞✨🤞✨🤞
    Congratulations Noreen on winning the last giveaway! Enjoy your goodies! TFS! just in case you need my email! 😁

  2. Nancy O says:

    Rustic! I would pair it with the gnome and mushroom collage sheet for a nature themed set of ornaments.

  3. Been a while since I’ve been back…so many new cool things on the website….great Christmas selection in this giveaway….Alpha Stamps you are so the best!

  4. Jean Marmo says:

    Such beautiful ornaments! Love that glitter effect! Thank you for the inspiration!

  5. Margaret D says:

    I had just visited Pixie Hill when Lo’ here you are in my mailbox lol! I I’ve Nichola’s idea of making three from one and the themes are wonderful. I just love the retro them and that might be what I do. But the rustic themed ones are sweet. I love them all and it is hard to decide. If I won this I do think I would get the Carousel Christmas because I have other papers that are more rustic already. This is a great giveaway!!

  6. Carla says:

    Definitely pink and pastel! Love the rustic, too, but have to go for the soft pastels!

  7. Jo says:

    I love the ornaments! I would make them retro with the pinks and pastel set!

  8. Kim R says:

    Love the Rustic! Would go great with those awesome new cast metal miniatures you show!

  9. Charlotte Deerborn says:

    I love pink and pastel for unique Christmas colors.

  10. Nancy E says:

    Yes please, I just love these vintage inspired ornaments!

  11. Susan says:

    Oh pink and pastels. These are beautiful! I’d love to make the pastels.

  12. Vera Collier says:

    I am drawn to the rustic ones. Love a more primitive/country look!

  13. Cheryl Lee says:

    Pink and pastel for me too! These ornaments are sooo cute! LOVE that retro snowman! Congrats to Noreen!!! And a Happy Thanksgiving to all!

  14. Sharon Dean says:

    I just love the romantic look of the ornaments, and the rustic style reminds me so much of what my Victorian grandmother had collected. Will absolutely have to get some of these pieces and do something new for the tree this year!

  15. Ronda Liebert says:

    Love the layered look. I can’t pick a fav though.

  16. Kim Lucak says:

    Both the pink pastel and rustic are lovely, but think I would prefer the rustic. Very FUN!!!

  17. Mary Brown says:

    Is it possible somehow to purchase items that you die cut? I don’t have any kind of die cutter but absolutely love the doilies you are showing. Is there somewhere in your shop that I can get some already done? I can add them to any order I’ll be placing.

  18. Noreen says:

    Thanks for drawing my name! Pink isn’t quite a Christmas color for me, and I love the rustic look.

  19. Denise Bryant says:

    These are so pretty! Rustic goes best with my style!

  20. Leah Fein says:

    Pink and pastel all the way

  21. Laural says:

    I prefer the lighter pink and pastel. Merry Christmas

  22. sheila AR says:

    These ornaments are so festive and glitter like sugar cookies! I am for the Pink and Pastel! Thanks and Happy Holidays everyone!!

  23. Kat Cashwell says:

    Love the pink & pastel !!!!

  24. Barb A says:

    Once again, beautiful ornaments! Love both, but the rustic would be for me.

  25. Emily N says:

    Anything Retro!

  26. Traci says:

    Pretty ornaments I love the embellishments. I like my ornaments to have the woodsy feel to go with the tree. >^..^<

  27. Debi H. says:

    Absolutely adore these glittery vintage style ornaments ❤️

  28. Rebecca R. says:

    I love the pink and pastel! Oh the wonders we can create!


    I love the pastel colors but love the rustic look the best.

  30. Karen Mallory says:

    Wonderful ornaments! I love the pastel ones as it adds more color to the tree!

  31. Teddee Grace says:

    I think I’d have to go rustic, but I like all of her options. If you give these as gifts do you have to warn the recipient about the glass glitter?

  32. Mary Mac says:

    Love the Rustic. Would mini pine cones from my yard.

  33. lynn legge says:

    I love the pastels with the pinks…such a delicate touch..i love them all and the trimmings…such fun inserts for your Christmas cards….

  34. Judy Goodwin says:

    I like both sets but would prefer rustic to go with my other decorations.

  35. Janet Turner says:

    Those ornaments are adorable. I would love to make some rustic decorations.

  36. Carol Slowik says:

    I love anything by Nichola Battilana! Love ALL of these ornaments but if I had to choose it would be the rustic. They would be just perfect in my new log home!!

  37. Debbie S. says:

    I would go pink and pastel. Congrats Noreen. Happy Thanksgiving.

  38. Michelle says:

    Rustic! Love the Rustic!

  39. Patti Gwyn says:

    Oh so adorable. Definitely pink and pastel but the rustic is darling also.

  40. Sue Stout says:

    Rustic is my go-to!

  41. Ktoews says:

    Pink and pastel

  42. Jan K says:

    Love rustic, but pink and pastel would be amazing!

  43. Linda Ritter says:

    Guess I’m a little bit rustic. Love the look of those ornaments. So Sad the papers are already sold out.