Friday, November 22, 2019

Jingle Belles Header Inspired

For our final challenge of 2019, we're creating cards inspired by as many (or as few!) of the elements from the gorgeous blog header of our Jingle Belles Blog (created by the talented Lauren who does a new one for us each year to set the theme).

You might choose white-on-white ... or to be inspired by the other elements like the deer, pearls, lace, letters, snowflakes or a frame. Or you might just create in that wonderful shabby chic style.

Here is how we were inspired:

Stephanie says, "I started with Alexandra Renke elements and this week's Sunday Stamps Sketch.  I punched three circles from Alexandra's gorgeous papers and then used her Orient Mandala Stencil with Iced Spruce Distress ink in several places on the background.  I finished with pearl flourishes and a typed font sentiment.  Inspired by the header, I snuck in a couple of  Alexandra's die cut frames behind the circles."

Lauren says, "Ok, so, this feels like a bit of a cheat on my part, because as Stephanie mentioned, I designed the header, so obviously it's a style that I like and for which I have lots of stuff that works. So I've done a very literal translation. On the other hand, something I somehow hadn't realized until I was nearly finished, is that the header actually does not have ANY flowers on it. (Srsly... HOW did that even happen?!) Luckily I have corrected that omission with my card, which means I can join the Allsorts "Christmas Flowers" Challenge! and the handsome diecut deer means I'm eligible for My Time to Craft's "Christmas Animals" Challenge, yay!

And one lucky randomly drawn participant will get a fun prize - 2 of my favorite sets of Gina K. Designs Dies and a Kelly Purkey Christmas Stamp Set.

Be as loose or as literal as you like with your cards inspired by our blog header! Link your creations here by 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, December 4th. Keyword for galleries and Flickr is JB:19:24.
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
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Sue Crease said...

Ladies your cards are beautiful as always. Each week such inspiration, sorry for not joining in with each challenge but I keep every idea. I’m happy to say I’ve completed my holiday cards ( the first time ever before December!) so now I have December to do what I’d like 😁. Hugs to you both xx

Barbara Godden said...

Both cards are lovely and so different, it is going to be an awesome gallery with so many different interpretations of the header. I'm not sure if I managed every challenge this year, I know I didn't get as many done as in other years, I need to check on if I have all my cards done. I would like them in the mail by the first week of December. Thanks for another year of fun and different prompts.

Rose said...

Beautiful cards ladies!!!
WOW another year of jb's has flown by. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with in 2020 :)

Aimeslee Winans said...

Gorgeous cards, Belles! xoxo

Marianne said...

Fun prompt and fabulous creations, lovely ladies. Even though shabby chic is not within my comfort zone, I do love this year's header with all of those nautrals, so I'm sure I can come up with something this fortnight. I would not at all mind winning that fab prize either. I would have finished all of my cards for this year by now, if I had not been donating some 20 of them for a good cause. But at least it gives me another chance to have a play with some of my NBUS supplies, and I also discovered a few background panels that have been sitting in my UFO box for several years...
Marianne x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Fabulous inspirations! Thanks for the challenge

Vicky Hayes said...

What a fun final challenge! Thanks for all the inspiration since August when I found you - what a great way to get a stash of |Christmas cards made :)
Vicky x

Dorothy S said...

What gorgeous inspiration!
I am not sure if you have a list of guidelines...specifically, is there a limit for submissions?

Becca Sadler said...

Steph and Lauren: super FAB cards...utterly lovely!!!