Friday, August 19, 2011

Jingle Bells

TGIF.....Hope you all aren't getting tired of Christmas Cards yet cause I am sure going to have a bunch more to share with you before Christmas.....For some reason this year I am so into making Christmas cards and I think it's because I didn't send out one card last year or my Christmas letter and was scolded by a few dear friends so I figure if I get them done early, my notes written, etc., that I will get them in the mail.....I know, I'm sooooo bad!!!

I've fallen in love Jingle Bells and finally found it, thanks to Lynda at Bells'n Whistles.  And, can you believe it got here in time, all the way from Quixotic Paperie, for me to use for the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge, Christmas in July Challenge.  I'm sure they have more in stock if can't wait until it's available again soon at B'nW.  I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Totally Papercrafts Challenge - Christmas in August
Winter Wonderland - Cards for Men/Boys

As you can see my card is pretty simple this time as I didn't want anything to distract from this adorable image and the DP.  The Merry Christmas is not showing up as well as I would have liked as I used Gold Metallic ink and sentiment from ODBD but it looks pretty in real life.  I did add a few red gems so the easel part of the card would stand up without falling over.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I sure hope to see you again soon.  If you have the time to leave me a comment I'll be sure to stop by and visit.  I'm pretty sure I've gotten around to everyone from my last few posts and then some, but sure didn't have time to get around to some of you that I really wanted to visit.  I'll keep trying though as time permits.  Have a fantastic weekend and keep crafting!
"Love & Hugs" Carol


Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card Carol, it really is such a lovely image. I really need to get started on christmas cards, only made 1!!
Hugs Kat x

Patti P. said...

Just beautiful!!! Love the image and your gorgeous papers. You are going to be ready this year. I am trying, I would love to have all of mine done and ready to mail early this year.

Unknown said...

Wow Carol that is so beautiful
that is the cuties image love it
and like every thing that you did on your cards

Angelica Turner said...

Carol, this is just so cute!!!! Your coloring on it is PERFECT. Thanks for stoping by my blog and thank you so much for your wonderful comments. Hope you have a great weekend.

A Consuming Passion said...

Oooh Christmas them all! I've missed seeing your cards Carol.......This new blogger seems to show only those blogs it wants to in my Reader File!!!! Need to go take a look around! Hope all's well with you ....It looks as though you've been busy!

Renkata said...

hi dear Carol,
wow what a darling is your card. fantastic and precious scene.
Thanks for join us at EBWorld Challenge.
Have a great weekend.

Inkypinkydelights said...

Hi Carol, this is gorgeous! Love those papers too! Judy x

cheryl said...

oh carol hun you always make such stunning cards,the papers are just brilliant, and your coloring is first class have a great weekend hugs cherylxxxx

Tracey said...

I could never get tired of your Christmas cards Carol, they are all beautiful & full of inspiration & this one is no different!
Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Kathy said...

Gorgeous card Carol!!! I love how you have put it together!! That DP is perfect and I love that you could use it without covering any of it up!! I too love this sweet image and your coloration is fabulous!!! Such a pretty card ~ and the gold sentiment is so pretty!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at EBCW!!

NanaConnie said...

Beautiful card! Love that you made it as an easel card, too. Got here from seeing your card at the Winter Wonderland blog and am following via e-mail. Thanks for the inspiration.

Antoinette said...

Hello Carol, I am catching up with all the wonderful blogs I missed this week. Since working full time it has really played havac with my crafting and blogging :/
It's good to get ahead with the Christmas cards early, every year I say that I will start in August but by end November, not one card made :0)))
Love your creation Carol you have a unique style and I LOVE Jingle Bells :0)))) Have a nice weekend, Hugs Annie xXx

Mary Lou said...

WTG Carol --you are going to be way ahead of all of us when it comes to christmas this year!!! This card is soooo PRECIOUS!!! Love the image and the gold sentiment is wonderful!! BEAUTIFUL DP!!!!
Thanks for joining us at EBWorld and good luck!!
CONGRATS on Top # last challenge dear!!!
Have a terrific day!!

Eulanda said...

Another fabulous card!! And no I for one, am NOT getting sick of your xmas cards!! Great inspiration!!

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation and a perfect card for the man in your life, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland this week.
Hugs Kate xx
PS if you have not entered my new candy please check it out if you are interested :)

Anonymous said...

AWW!! Now this really is a sweet image and I don't happen to have it either!! :) So you lucky gal you!! The papers go wonderfully with this and I'm so ready to get back into my EB images VERY soon!!! Thanks for sharing and hope you had a great weekend.

P.S. A recipe will be coming shortly on my blog too!! LOL!!

Marion said...

Hi Carol,
Gorgeous easel card and such a sweet image. Lovely colouring.

Sue said...

Hi ya
a gorgeous card, super cute image, pretty papers & design,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Selma said...

We will never get tired of seeing all your beautiful Christmas cards Carol. Your work is always fabulous. I too love this darling image - it is such a cute card. I have been away and just had to check out everything you have been posting. It is always a joy to come visit you.

Amelia said...

Your Christmas cards are always beautiful Carol. I love everything about them, the images are gorgeous and your choice of background papers fabulous!
Amelia x

Janiel/ janny said...

Hi Carol, this is a beautiful Christmas card! The coloring and colors in general are fab!
Thank you for joining us this month at the EBW Challenge blog.

I hope you will join us again this month.
hugs, Janiel

Janneke said...

What a great card ;o)
Thank you for joining us at EBW Challenge this month.

Janneke XO

tootsie said...

This is so pretty! Love the traditional Christmas colors. Makes the card feel like....hmm...Christmas!!

Thank you for joining us in our Christmas in July challenge over at Elisabeth Bell's world!


Kiki said...

Such a fabulous easel card. Great job!

Thanks so much for joining our EBW challenge.

Hugs, Kiki

Wishcraft said...

Super sweet card, love the image you've used :o) Lisa x

Penni said...

I love this super card.

Thanks for joining us at EBWCB.


Lilian said...

Wow, this is gorgeous work Carol! Love the papers you used with the darling image. :) Thanks for joining the EBW Challenge!

Sassy Scrapper said...

Hi ya sweet stuff.
OMG can you say ADORABLE???? I just love this sweet stamp and the paper is gorgeous.
Hugs Bonnie

Teresa said...

Oh wow Carol this is beautiful, I really love your papers too. hugs Teresa xx

Pat said...

Hi Carol,

Such a cute Christmas card, I'm loving all your Christmas cards. Bit late getting round this week as I am away on holiday with the family so not much spare time. Have a great weekend.

Pat xx