Sunday, January 1, 2023

What Did Santa Bring You?

Hello and Happy New Year! We're so pleased you've stopped by on the first day of our THIRTEENTH Jingle Belles season! 

Once again, we'll be publishing a new card prompt every other Friday with examples from both Lauren & Stephanie; then you'll have ten days to join the fun. If, like us, you make one card per week, by December first (or thereabouts) we'll each have nearly fifty unique, handmade cards to share with our friends and family. No need to make a commitment or participate every single week, just jump in when you can and have fun along with us... but remember, the more cards you make, the less you'll need to make in December.

So let's get 2023 started! First up, we KNOW you have some brand new crafty goodies you're dying to use, so break out those gifties (whether they came from Santa OR you treated yourself in the pre-holiday or post-holiday sales). Be sure to mention the new product(s) you've used, so we can be suitably jealous (and you never know, perhaps enabled to purchase some of the items ourselves)!

Here's what we made with what Santa brought us:

Stephanie says, "I treated myself to Gina K. Designs A Very Silly Christmas (designed by her talented daughter Rina).  I couldn't resist inking-up the Ugly Sweater and coordinating sentiment for a CAS mailable design on a shimmery green cards base.  I stamped the sweater on green cardstock and added a bit of green marker to take the ugly up a notch."

Lauren says, "I was lucky enough to recieve a beautiful set of Vicki Boutin Washi Tape from my friend Gina, which I used to make some super-fast backgrounds; and I treated myself to some of Ranger's Distress Watercolor Pencils, which were absolutely ideal for coloring Wendy Vecchi's Doodle Christmas poinsettias. I also dug into some of my leftover diecuts, holiday stickers and Eyelet Outlet Cardinal Brads and used all of the above to make two A6 cards."

And to start the year with a bang, we've got a prize for one lucky random participant in our first challenge of 2023 - Sunny Studio Snowman Kisses & the Coordinating Die Cuts.

Link the holiday card(s) featuring your cool new goodies right here by 6pm (Eastern) on Wednesday, January 11th. Keyword for galleries and Flickr is JB2301.

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1 comment:

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge. Lovely cards
Happy New Year