Friday, November 25, 2011

Candy Kisses

Since most of us in the United States stuffed ourselves with a Thanksgiving meal yesterday, we thought for our final Jingle Belles prompt of the year we would celebrate food.

The theme for this week's prompt is Candy Kisses ... We're asking you to create a card featuring holiday food, drink or candy ... maybe for you it's gingerbread ... candy canes ... or cookies & hot cocoa ... whatever foods mean Christmas for you.

And we are so excited to have Rogue Redhead Designs sponsoring our prompt this week. They provided both Lauren & me with their new Candy Kisses stamp set to use for our cards ...

and they will be providing one lucky winner with a $15 gift certificate to use at their store. RRD is celebrating its first anniversary with several stamp specials through the end of the year including fabulous bundled savings.

The Rogue Redhead behind Rogue Redhead Designs is the talented Shar of Ill Tempered Ink.

Shar says, "My addiction to paper crafting and stamping became passion, and I knew I would someday make my own stamps. Every so often people ask me about the name I chose for the company. The "redhead: part is obvious once you meet me. The "rogue" portion of the name comes from me not being great with rules. Even when I learn a new technique I tend to warp it ever so slightly in my execution. That works great for art (sometimes) but you probably don't want to test any of my baking :^)"

Shar shared several fabulous cards with us for this week's prompt:

Shar's first card combines the sassy lass from Milliner Misses
all decked out for the holidays with a candy kiss
on the brim of her hat and sentiment from

Shar turned these yummy cupcakes from
delicious holiday wreath ... love those red cherries on top.

Here's what Lauren & I created with our fun Rogue Redhead Designs stamps.

Lauren says, "i've been inspired all year long by the cards made by our lovely belles--and there have been some truly ♥AWESOME♥ takes on the snowglobe! when i saw rogue redhead's gorgeous snow people, trees & snow background stamps, i knew it was my turn. i've done an old school shaker card (i still LOVE 'em!) using this template. since i'm not a fabulous colorer, i tend to paper piece; i stamp my images in permanent ink on scraps of clear label from the office supply store and then adhere them to my patterned papers before cutting. i did actually *EMBOSS* the snow background, however, and i'm quite proud of that!" :)

Stef says, "I went straight to the candy & cupcakes in Candy Kisses ...
I made a sweet little card to send to a girlfriend who loves holiday
sweets as much as I do (bring on the dark chocolate salted caramels).
The layout is this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch."

So break out those calorie-free food, drink & candy images and create a yummy holiday card design. Upload your card by 6pm EST on Wednesday, November 30th using keyword JB48 in galleries including the Jingle Belles Flickr Gallery.

We will choose one random winner for the $15 gift certificate to Rogue Redhead Designs.

And as Lauren mentioned, Jingle Belles will be back in 2012 ... to once again take back December one holiday card at a time.


Ros said...

I can't believe we are on our last card ..... sigh
Many thanks to you girls for the fun and the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Stephanie and Lauren, your cards are absolutely fabulous! Love them both!

Stef H said...

these are all yummy!

oh you elves are too funny!

hugs :)

Rose said...

fantastic yummy cards :)

thrilled to see jb's will be back next year!!!! FUN FUN FUN :)

Glenda Atkins said...

Oh, what a fun challenge blog, I hope to see you in January! My little triangle treat box has a peppermint candy on the front (false of course:) )
enjoy the Christmas Season!!

PS. I just re-read the challenge description and it said cards, so if the treat box doesn't qualify give it a toss - still love your site!

Electra said...

I wish I were your friend because you two make the most lovely cards!
I'm so glad I found you (must thank Rosemary) and will be back next year for sure. May you both have the loveliest of holidays and receive lots of beautiful cards!

Lorraine said...

Thank you ladies for sharing your wonderful idea and for putting so much time throughout this last year into this great project. It has been a lot of fun and has really helped to lessen the angst that I usually feel right about now. Your creations are always top notch and so inspiring. I hope that you have a wonderful, relaxing holiday and look forward to playing again next year!