Thursday, January 19, 2012

Christmas Lodge Bells

I found some time to play along with Merry Monday, over at Lesley's blog. I'm not a big fan of ovals, they always seem to throw me off, but I decided to go ahead and give it a try anyway and I'm actually very happy with how it turned out!

I used the Christmas Lodge set, I just love these stamps! I also used the Frostwood Lodge DSP, awesome paper! I really wish I would have stocked up on these papers, I just adore them. I used my Coluzzle to cut the ovals and the image was stamped using Early Espresso and Garden Green, and I used a blender pen to help fill it in. Crumb Cake was used to sponge the smaller oval, and Early Espresso was used on the outer oval.

I've had the mini jingle bells sitting in my drawer since the Christmas mini came out and havent used them once, so I thought today would be a perfect time. Growing up we had this decoration on the back of our front was a wood heart with a saying on it, and there were strings across the heart. There were bells hanging from the top of the heart and when someone opened or closed the door the bells would hit the string and make pretty sounds. Thats what I thought of as this card was coming together. Funny what the mind remembers or draws inspiration from.

Go check out the other cards being submitted at Merry Monday, they are gorgeous! I'd also like to thank the players that commented on my last Merry Monday card, I appreciate it! I'm trying to comment on peoples blogs but am having problems, pages arent loading or they freeze, so please dont think I'm ignoring you!

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Christmas Lodge
Paper: Early Espresso, Garden Green, Naturals White, Frostwood Lodge DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Garden Green, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Coluzzle, Mini Jingle Bells, DMC Floss #3031, sponge, dimensionals



  1. Wow Lisa,
    What a rich looking card. I love the addition of the bells. I have so many things in my craft drawer that I have never used either! Love that you finished the inside too! Happy you played again!

  2. Oh I really like this! That paper is fantastic for your image and the little jingle bells are so cute. Gorgeous card!

  3. Lisa, we need to trade cities! North Pole seems to be more up your alley with year round Christmas! Lol! This is super adorable!!!

  4. Gorgeous - love those bells hanging off the image panel - such a fantastic treatment!

  5. Very nice: I like the rustic look of it and those bells are just adorable!

  6. Lisa, your card is really lovely! What a great way to use the bells and I love how you have used that beautiful paper!


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