Saturday, 17 January 2015

52CCT - Theme ....

....  Hello everyone!  Can you believe we've reached the middle of January already?  Time is flying by.  However, that does mean it's time for a new challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and this week I've a theme challenge for you.  You must use

BELLS

Here's my take:

Peace & Joy - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Folk Art Christmas Additions; Winnie & Walter - The Big, The Bold and The Merry
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Real Red, Pacific Point; Memento - London Fog; Versamark
Dies: Memory Box - Cross Stitched Frames #3; WMS - Folk Art Christmas
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Silver Mirri Card; Silver Embossing Powder; SU Marker Pens - Real Red, Pacific Point


I've made a very clean, simple card today and used a couple of challenges.  I've used the colours from Colour Me! - CMCC#54 and I'm also submitting this to CASology - CAS#129 where the cue word is NBUS - "Never Before Used Schtuff".  If you don't know NBUS - check out Darnell's blog here

I started by stamping a couple of bells in Versamark, heat embossing with silver powder and then cutting them out with the matching die.  One cut out I added some colour to each bell using my aqua brush.  I stamped the sentiment directly on the card base.  I used dimensional gel to adhere the bells to the card and finished by adding this lovely silver cross stitch frame.  I used my NBUS - my new Memory Box dies for the frames.  On the inside I cut a silver mat and on the white layer stamped another bell and added a Christmas greeting.

Peace & Joy inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsPeace & Joy sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

For more inspiration using our theme of "Bells", check out the blog to see what the rest of the team have made.  I have to say that I really liked the thumbnail display last week - all those blues - looks so pretty!  That's all for now - have fun!

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11 comments:

Tanja said...

I thought I knew that color scheme :o) thanks for playing with us at Colour me...! with this beautiful classic Christmas card

lilybygilly said...

Gorgeous card Deborah. I love the bells - what a lovely stamp that is! And your card is so pretty on the inside too - another marvel from you again this week. Hugs, Gill xx

April Cheetham said...

Such a lovely card, Deborah. I love the combination of stamps you have used! April Xx

Louise van Vuren said...

That's a lovely pair...of bells of course. The big, bold sentiment looks great too and I like the inside. Awesome job with the bells challenge Deborah
Louise xx

fabiola jaques said...

c'est magnifique Déborah, on dirait que tes cloches vont se mettre a sonner, très belle création tout en élégance et en sobriété, biz

Joyce said...

This is so very pretty. Love those silver bells, and also how your sentiment stamping looks distress--gives the card kind of a vintage look.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Beautiful embossed bells and beautiful colors and beautiful CAS design, Deborah! You hit all the marks on this one!! Thank you for entering the CASology NBUS challenge and for your shoutout! I don't think you've linked three times at NBUS yet, if you'd like to link again there! Have a great week! Hugs, Darnell

kreativekymona.com said...

Hey Deborah!! Your silver bells are so cute. I love how you added the blue and red to the silver. Nicely done. Thanks for playing along with us this week at CASology.

Jacqueline said...

A lovely bold layout Deborah - fab card - Jacqueline xx

Patricia Hays said...

That's a terrific bell image! I like how the accent colors in the bells are repeated in the sentiment. Excellently done, Deborah!

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh wow what beautiful silver bells. Gorgeous card Deborah!

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