Saturday, May 21, 2011

Jingle Belles Card 21

Hello ...
Have you had a good day? ... I had a little ray of sunshine in the form of young Ross over to visit today ... he's such a live wire ... and loves nothing better than to sit on my knee having me tell him stories of when my brothers and I were children ... mind you he has a habit of twisting my hair in his fingers when he listens and right now my head is sore Lol!
So once he left to go stay at his grandparents house I decided to make a start on my card for this weeks challenge at Jingle belles Rock ... which has been chosen for us by Amanda Profumo  ... she has given us this wonderful inspiration board from Paper Doll Romance  to work with 


Beautiful isn't it? ... so much to choose from ... which makes my mind go into overdrive ... shall I use cream ... white ... tulle or lace ... crystals or flowers ... decisions decisions ...
I'm not one of those fortunate people who look at something and think immediately " I know exactly what I'll do......."
 No ... I'm more of a ... gather up your colours and let your heart and your hands guide you ... often walking away if it isn't quite coming together and taking a moment to clear my head ....
But I get there in the end ... and this is card 21 ....


A scrap of sparkly purple paper which I've had forever ... a fussy cut image from an old shop bought card ... some tulle ruffled and glued
The felt snowflakes are cut with my Sizzix and glittered and the sentiment is from WaltzingMouse ( Happy 2nd Birthday WaltzingMouse) ....


... and not exactly a sugar plum ... but a little purple bell tied to the gift ...
I know I say it every week but please go see the cards from the girls this week ... gorgeous! 
And you know because of this weekly challenge ... not only will I have a good stack of Christmas cards  come December ... but each and everyone will be different ... 

Have a lovely evening ...

~ Ros ~




21 comments:

Heather Jensen said...

Sounds like you and Ross had quite a time together today. Your Christmas card is just Darling. Have a wonderful weekend. :)
Hugs~

lauren bergold said...

AHA! a woman after my own heart, that is exactly how i work too... altho i bet i make a lot bigger of a MESS whilst doing it, lol! i love what you've come up with here, especially the awesome JINGLE BELL on the present! ♥LOVELY♥ work, as per usual... and it's only saturday!!!

ps: i know--how cool is it that we'll have our cards done early AND each one *UNIQUE*! i smile about that every single week!!! :)

SmilynStef said...

Love those glittery snowflakes ... so perfect with the elegant tulle ... all so perfect with the wonderful vintage font of the sentiment ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

Sylvia said...

This is absolutely awesome, Ros! I need to be on your Christmas list. I love the cards you have come up with, but I think purple should be a new theme color for Christmas. I love everything about this card! Have a good Sunday!

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous !!!!! I love lilac/purple Xmas cards,the glittered paper is beautiful and what a sweet image.xxxx

BEAR's Mom said...

sounds like you had a great time with Ross
Jake was here yesterday, still carrying around his Toy Story 3 Woody doll, even though the head keeps popping off ~ which makes the two of us jiggle with laughter!

this card is awesome!!! i could kick myself for not starting Christmas cards sooner...i want to have a table again this year @ the school bazaar and WHY didn't i start getting ready??? guess it's not too late :D i need to check out this challenge...

have a great week Ros
BEAR HUGS
~victoria~

Lynnda Hosni said...

So cute... love the lilac..and those glittering snow flakes..sweet... hugs...xoxo

cbuswell said...

Love how you used lavender for your Christmas card, gorgeous!!

Lisa said...

what a totally adorable card! the snowflakes and tulle are the perfect additions

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a sweet Christmas card Ros! Love the shimmer patterned paper and the cute image!

Stella said...

I knew it when I looked at this beauty; you did it again:) Another amazing combo of papers, images and embellishments. I'm in awe.....I love that cutie bear and that sparkling purple strip of paper is breathtaking. Snowflakes, sentiment...every thing goes so well together; wow!
Enjoy your Sunday evening....XXXX

Linda R. said...

I just love this.. That bear is adorable.. All the embellies look perfect..

Hugs, Linda

Gerri Herbst said...

Such a sweet card, loved how you used the inspiration colors and soft tulle texture!

Amanda Profumo said...

Fantastic take on the photo inspiration! You nailed it with your great use of color, sparkle and embellishments! I love how you layered lots of elements without making your card look bulky! Fabulous card!

Patrice said...

Lovely colors for the Christmas card!

Linda B said...

Soooo pretty, Ros. I love the bear. The tulle reminds me of the yards and yards of tulle I wound up after the wedding Saturday. Yours looks gorgeous against the backdrop of purple.

Rosemary said...

Absolutely adorable - a wonderful mix of romantic and whimsy - really is a great interpretation of the inspiration photos.

Ira said...

Wonderful CHristmas card, love that cute bear!

Lisa V. said...

What a sweet little bear. I love the attention to detail and all of the elements. So so pretty.

Lorraine said...

Oh this is so cute. I love that little bear. How lucky you were to keep him. The bell is just the perfect touch. Wonderfully done.

Marie B. said...

Thsi card is terribly cute! I love how you repurposed that bought-card bear! And the tulle! YUMMY!!!!!!! :)

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