Thursday, December 29, 2011

Jingle Belles Guest!

Can I just say that I completely squealed with delight when I was asked by Stef and Lauren of the Jingle Belles challenge blog to be one of the guests for the first challenge of 2012? Anyone that knows me figures it out pretty quickly that I love Christmas and Christmas cards, so when I discovered the Jingle Belles blog I was instantly was all about Christmas cards, creative challenges, wonderful owners and the people that play along are a friendly, talented bunch! What more could you want in a challenge blog? They also have something new for now have 2 WEEKS to play along with their prompts!

So you ask, what does the first challenge of 2012 entail? Well, here ya go!


make a holiday card that incorporates GIFT WRAP: as a background, as an accent, or using motifs cut from your favorite wrapping paper


make a holiday card with an image of present(s) on it!

For my card I went ahead and did BOTH of these things. I used some wrapping paper that I happened to have in my craft area as the background for the bottom half of my card, and I used one of my favorite stamps, which happens to be an image of a sleigh piled high with presents!

Make sure you head over to the Jingle Belles blog to check out all the great cards from this weeks guest stars, and then come play along! It's a great feeling when December arrives and you already have a nice pile of Christmas cards made up and ready to go!

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Sleigh Full of Toys
Paper: Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Naturals White, wrapping paper
Ink: Black StazOn, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Taken With Teal, Bordering Blue
Accessories: Marina Mist ribbon, Snow Burst embossing folder, Big Shot, Rhinestone Brads, Dazzling Details



  1. can *I* just say that we were equally thrilled when you AGREED to join us in our first post of 2012??!?!?! (which, ok, technically, i did sort of start in 2011!)

    love, love, ♥LOVE♥ this gorgeous card, but then i loved all of the ones you made all year long, so that is no surprise. you definitely have a TALENT for this christmassy stuff, missus! we're sooooo pleased to have you jingling along with us for another year! ♥

  2. Well, I squeeked with joy when I saw that you were there alongside me this week! Your card is delightful - love the image and so cute! Glad that you'll be playing along this year and I'm so looking forward to getting some inspiration from you - your cards are always SO appealing ;-)

    Happy New Year and all the best to you and your family from across the ocean!

  3. Love the first card of the new JB year. It is good to visit here again. Lovely card as always. Happy New Year.


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