First…some housekeeping!

Hello everyone! I’m here on Tuesday instead of Monday this week because there’s a little something special for you today….CCC is doing a HUGE complete bundle giveaway to ONE lucky winner – their whole new release! To be entered you have to use MY affiliate link to shop from….which is this link!

There is no free shipping code….just use my link and free shipping will happen for ya. You’re welcome!

ALSO: I’m doing a give away of one set from the release, too— just leave a comment on this post!  The giveaway will end on the 21st at Midnight MST and CCC will pick a winner and notify you. Good luck!


Tutorial: Watercolor a glass ornament

I stamped the kitty inside the ornament, masking off the feet by wiping them off with a baby wipe before stamping….then the rest is painted — look Mom, no stamps! Be sure to watch the painting of the background where I lifted bokeh lights using a baby wipe – super easy way to add a little something something to a scene.

Watch the video below or click HERE to see it on YouTube and leave comments over there.

Isn’t that a cute little kitty? I hope there’s an air hole for him to breathe in there! By the way I did a super popular Bokeh background tutorial in several mediums earlier this year, if you missed that, check it out HERE.

The pup didn’t make it on camera but he’s still adorable! You can stamp any image inside this glass ball – or turn it upside down and make it a snowglobe!

New Christmas Berries class

It’s both World Watercolor Month AND Christmas in July – so how about a watercolor class all about making Christmas cards? No stamps necessary here, we start with white paper! Though you might like the sentiments in the current CCC release, there’s some nice ones for making these into Christmas cards! Sign up for class here.

Don’t forget to enter to win!

The entries close on the 21st so leave a comment below – and shop with free shipping here to qualify for the giveaway of the full bundle!

One last thing for subscribers…

I’m doing a little work on the blog – and this is the first blog post written in the new theme. There may be some weird things going on; if you noticed anything different from before, let me know? I could be breaking stuff that’s sent to you by email. HA!


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  1. Margaret Embry

    I love learning from you! Always fun, always informative, always beautiful!

  2. Harumi J Yanase

    I am such a fan! Your use of all mediums is fascinating to me. Watching you create and see your vision come to life leaves me literally spellbound. I also loved your galactic series. I have seen your other glass bauble images and am captivated by your techniques. I hope some day to be able to recreate some of your works and to try out your approach to some of your works of art. I also appreciate your humility. It’s so refreshing and keeps me coming back! I am totally interested in your classes.

  3. Scraporcraft

    Great looking ornaments. Will be watching the video.

  4. patricia rowe

    You are too wonderful for words by showing us a video. This is incredibly fantastic and unique.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Tish Rowe

  5. Valerija

    So amazing and creative cards. Love them all. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Karen Carlson

    Love these glass ornament cards. As always, CCC stamps are adorable. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Bonnie

    Puppy person here and I love it! So inspiring and cheerful. I do like the kitty too, but don’t tell the dog lol

  8. gail

    will definitely be watching the video – serene beautiful work. thank you

  9. Karen Draper

    These are cute and elegant both. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Lori

      Both of them are so cute!
      Thanks for sharing your talent.

  10. Donna Degale-Kalloo

    Love love love them both!❤❤

  11. Patti G

    Your coloring never seizes to amaze me!!!


    Love these, can’t wait to try, they would make such cute
    Christmas cards, Love you imagination and that you share
    with us all

  13. SHartl

    I always bookmark your amazing videos to try later but let’s be serious…I’m totally intimidated! These glass balls are so realistic that I want to flick them and make them ring!

  14. Kari VanNoy

    This is absolutely fantastic! Now I am so excited to try this!

  15. Carol Wortman

    We had glass balls on the tree as a child and so many years we would make a new one. These remind me of the special ones mom would somehow frost and were usually the most treasured.

  16. Diana Degan

    Love the ornaments! I’ve saved the video to watch later.

  17. Melissa Rogers

    I just love these ornament cards!! You are so creative and talented!!

  18. Maxine

    Sandy your cards are always my favorite! These are no exception! The ornaments are just amazing! Thanks for making me smile!!

  19. Ammie

    These are so beautiful. I love how adorable the critters are with those hats covering their eyes. I can’t wait to make time for your video and see how you painted those glass ornaments.

  20. Kriss Cramer

    The cards look like paintings; beautiful pieces of art! Beautiful!

  21. Emily

    Your work is beautiful! Thanks so much for the awesome tutorial. So inspirational!

  22. Barbara-Jean

    These cards are adorable. They put me in a happy place!

  23. Mays Cash

    These are amazing love the idea

  24. Lori M

    I really like the Colorado Craft Company and this is first time I’m trying their product . . . I’m a kitty / cat lover and they’ve got bunches!! Thank you for the free shipping!! I’m so glad I used YOUR LINK … and made sure I got my order in today before 21st!! And, one of the (sets “Kitty Watering Can” the mini dies I bought had your discount – I only paid $3.74!! Woop Woop!! Your winter berries watercolor I hope to check out more — but for now I opted for the “summer” blueberries and leaves stamp set — the Berry Much … I can only buy “most sensible” for my budget at time, so I know I’ll get good use with this one has 9 stamps and includes 7 different sentiments for variety different cards … Thank you, again!! I’m sure I’ll be more in “holiday” mood in few months — can we expect more “links” for good deals?? LOL 😉

  25. Jane E Carney

    I love these. Perfect for my Christmas cards this year.

  26. Ellen N

    I love watching your videos and must remember to read your blogs (I always forget about blogs). I have learned so much from you. You make things look so simple, and you teach in very easy to understand lessons. Thank you for sharing your creativity with the crafting world.

  27. Tona

    Wow! Both of those cards are beyond amazing.

  28. Pam Nelson

    Absolutely beautiful cards. Your water coloring is amazing!

  29. Samantha

    Thank you for such a great tutorial!! Snow globe cards are amazing!

  30. Dee Earnshaw

    these ornaments are so darn cute – thanks for the eye candy

  31. Donna R

    Your card is amazing! What a unique idea!

  32. Lori Muchlada

    LOVE IT!! There’s something so special how you combine magical critters with your watercolor talents!! Win Win Win (CCC + Sandy Allnock + Us) 😉 Sandy, you’re amazing …. and this one, oh yeah, all starts with the simplicity of tracing around a roll of tape!!?! WOW!! PS: I think the thing above the globe (or bobble) is called the “finial”?? From my furniture back ground — I know it’s called that on a lamp?! hmmm … hugs to you and all!

  33. Linda Jones

    I love the ornament card. I ordered the stamp and I’m going to try it. As always, your paintings bring a smile to my heart.

  34. Bo Gilmore

    Hi Sandy, Thank you for sharing your techniques for these cards. I am looking forward to your next card. I am so happy I learned about you through Daniel West and CCC. I am starting to learn how to water color and I really appreciate you sharing your talent with others on YouTube. I can’t wait to do a night scene. Have a great day.

  35. Heike Carlson

    i am always amazed by your cards. I think it is so cool that they look like glass ornaments.

  36. Yvonne Boucher

    Love having the pooch and the kitty inside the globes

  37. Anita Trippi

    Sandy, you always impress us with your unique designs that you break down into easy sections. These cards are the best and showcase the stamps wonderfully ❤️

  38. Melanie Amaya

    Your cards are fabulous as is all your work. Love the ornaments.

  39. Jeanne Beam

    Absolutely gorgeous cards. Love your watercoloring ❤️
    Thanks for sharing.

  40. Gail Spresser

    Gorgeous cards! Love how you put the cat and the dog in a glass ornament!

  41. Suzanne Virnelli

    Sandy- you truly do the most inspiring creative work. I had pretty much decided that I own enough Christmas stamps (including probably the entire Anita Jeram holiday set from last year), but now I guess I just have to own this set as well:) You are a goddess!

  42. Dona Z

    These cards are the best..your art speaks LOVE. One day I’ll own one of your masterpieces and proudly display it in my home. Thank you for the joy your videos bring to my days.

    • Sandy Giazzon

      Beautiful cards. Loving all the new Christmas ideas.❤️

  43. Sally Harrold

    Love these cards! I’m a dog lover so you know which I like best. Not much of a watercolorist…just getting started. Your painting inspires me.

  44. rkokes

    such pretty cards!!

  45. Angela Hayes Hall

    Beautiful cards.

  46. Vannessa Osbourn

    You do such beautiful work and these glass ornaments are totally amazing!

  47. Lynn Hall

    So cute..enjoyable to watch..I will check on this would be my first with you…

  48. Karel Hamilton

    These ornaments are amazing! You are the Queen of my art heart! I love everything your brush touches!

    • Lori M

      Hi Karel Hamilton! I LOVE your comment — and, IMO, this couldn’t be said any better!! <3


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