Thursday, September 1, 2011

goin' for the gold... and silver... :)

despite the unexpected (& not very welcome) visit from a little lady called irene on the eastern coast of the united states, this was a banner week in these parts, ♥JINGLE BELLES♥, during which we witnessed a genuine hurricane of creativity! miss leslie's clever prompt was quite a challenge, but that did not seem to daunt anyone; if anything it just spurred your fellow belles to "think outside the box" in some very impressive ways. we did not envy the task of narrowing down to only three featured cards; but after much deliberation, here they are:

leslie says, "I really liked the simplicity of the embossed ornaments (which are cleverly "re-purposed" circle stamps) on the neutral background. She got in both gold & silver, and I just really liked it!"

leslie says, "I liked all the gold touches, and especially that she dug into her jewelry stash to make her own stick/hat pins. And that home-made flower WITH a tutorial! Just a great card all-around."

leslie says, "She knocked my socks off with FOUR gorgeous cards (not that everyone should start entering multiple cards to increase their chances ...) but each one is a neutral background with the gold or silver as the accent. So understated yet stunning at the same time. I think she totally captured the spirit of the challenge, even though she claims she lacks the Midas touch." :)

as per usual we thank everyone who devoted a slice of their precious creative time this week to "JINGLING" with us. if you've not yet perused the gallery, we highly recommend scrolling down for an especially nice treat!

many thanks to the lovely leslie of the crooked stamper for joining us with another brilliant (in every sense!) prompt idea this week. be sure to check out her blog (at any time) and shopping our stash (each tuesday) for more creative inspiration!

a brand new special "holiday weekend" prompt debuts at midnight; we can't wait for you to see it, so c'mon back, ok?! ♥


June Houck said...

Fabulous choices, L!

Marianne said...

They are all great cards!

Lisa said...

wow! thanks - I'm flattered, especially as I thought there were some simply stunning cards in the gallery this week. Congrats to the others - both gorgeous!

Dawn said...

Thank you! I am so thrilled that my card was selected amongst all the gorgeous, gorgeous cards created this week! I had a fab time playing along too. Congratulations to the other ladies! Hugs

Marie Bingaman said...

Oh yes! I totally agree with the pics this week! AWESOME cards! :)

Michelle Lupton said...

Wow!!! Thanks so much for choosing my card, especially amongst all the other wonderful cards! Very excited :)