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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Christmas Bells or Candles

The challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' this month is CHRISTMAS BELLS OR CANDLES.  I chose to use this beautiful bell image from Robyn's Fetish and colored it with Copics, adding some Glossy Accents to the berries. I attempted a card that doesn't have a lot of embellishments on it with the main accent on the center which was the image. I noticed the 'clean' look over at the challenge at Case-Ing Christmas and thought I'd give it a try.


I used my Spellbinders large Grand Nestabilities scallop die for this card and the round dies are from Quic Kutz. This card is quite large at a full 6 inches. And now for the big surprise....



It's an easel card! I have made so few easel cards that to make this one, I had to look at the first one I ever received and copy it. Thanks, Charlene, since if you hadn't given me that little round Magnolia easel card for Christmas years ago, I would have struggled to figure out the folds. ;) To make this card nice and sturdy, I made the entire thing out of heavy white cardstock and then began gluing my papers to that.

My sentiment is from the Frantic Stamper and I used a holly embossing punch from Nellie Snellen and a Cheery Lynn pine needle diecut along with some pretty red berry flat back pearls. The red paper is actually velvet paper and the gold paper is glitter paper.

This month we're sponsored by All Dressed Up who has donated two digital images of the winner's choice from their store. If you haven't visited All Dressed Up, please do!

The gals at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' love making Christmas cards no matter what season it is and we enjoyed the topic of CHRISTMAS BELLS OR CANDLES and hope you'll join us this month with your creation.

                                                                                      Hugs,
                                                                             Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Simply Create Too, Sister Act Card Challenge, Brown Sugar, Crafty Catz, Simply Papercraft, Pink Gem Challenge, Glitter n Sparkle, Scrapbook Stamp Society, Jo's Scrap Shack, Crafting From the Heart, Not Just Cards, Catch the Bug, Clear It Out, ABC Christmas Challenge, Craft Your Passion, Case-ing Christmas, Creatalicious Challenges, Pile It On, Polkadoodles, Art by Miran, Love to Scrap, Monday Morning Challenges, Craft Creations, Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge 2, Mema's Crafts, Digitally Sweet, Eclectic Ellapu

43 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card! Thank you for participating Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge
    Welcome again and good luck.
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

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  2. Beautiful Christmas card!!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

    DT-Member SCT
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  3. Moan, groan, I hate the thought of winter, with spring just beginning here, but this card is so pretty. With your superb coloring/shading, the image isn't in need of extra embellishments, but once again, you've heaped elegance on it by using the gold glitter paper, as well as the red velvet -- lush and plush !! And then making it an easel card, well, that just adds even more to its exquisiteness. This is bound to be a challenge winner -- good luck !!

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  4. I love this gorgeous shaped card, Gail. Great, rich colours and the sentiment font is beautiful. xx

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  5. Absolutely amazing Gail. Love the gorgeous coloring & the beautiful shading...Would love to know what colors you used to get that beautiful gold ... Super great idea to make it into an easel card. TOTALLY LOVE IT !!!
    hugs, Janie

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    1. The colors I used of my Copics to get this gold bell color are:
      YR24, YR23, Y15, Y11

      Thank you, Suzanne Dean, my Copic instructor in 2012 for the lesson on coloring the gold truck since I used the same colors for this bell!

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  6. Gail gorgeous christmas card and super colouring

    gr karin and
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator


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  7. Wow, stunning card Gail. Gorgeous cas design so beautifully coloured. hugs, Pat K x

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  8. Fabulous Gail, great shape and a lovely image
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  9. Love that image, your coloring is awesome!!! Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercraft, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  10. Fab project Gail, love the bold design and colours.
    Hope you're keeping well. Wedgie xxx

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  11. Fab project Gail, love the bold design and colours.
    Hope you're keeping well. Wedgie xxx

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  12. This is so pretty! Just beautiful Gail. Thanks for joining us this week in our Funday Friday challenge!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  13. Beautiful card Gail wonderful colour's and design thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
    Dianne x
    CC DT

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  14. Beautiful creation Gail! Love the image you used and the sentiment is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas!

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  16. Well, I think you nailed it! It is a stunning card with no embellishments, until . . . you open it up! Love it. I've not made many easel cards, either, and I've never made a circle one. Fabulous job. Thanks for playing (again) with LTSCB's Dots & Stripes challenge.

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  17. Beautiful Christmas card, love the easle card and the beautiful christmas bell. Thank you for joining Mema's Crafts challenge.

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  18. Gail, another beautiful creation. It looks like I can put my hand through the screen and touch it!!!

    Thank you for joining us for the Fun-day Friday Challenge at ~Jo's Scrap Shack~

    Happy crafting,
    Bridget

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  19. Like you, I love to make Christmas all year long. This is a beautiful card. I love your coloring. Thanks for participating in the challenge at Mema's Crafts.

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  20. This is truly lovely, what a joy it would be to receive it. Thank you for playing at Digitally Sweet Challenges, hope to see you again.

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  21. Really, really pretty! For not having done many easel cards, you're a pro! Love the color scheme you used. Thanks for playing along at Eclectic Ellapu!

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  22. great coloring. The card is so lovely. :)
    Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Natalie
    INKognito

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  23. So pretty, Gail! I love making Christmas cards all year long too! No scrambling in November and December! Your easel style is beautiful! I love your colouring! Wonderful die cuts as well!

    I notice you are linking up with us at Glitter n Sparkle - thank you! I am always excited when I see that you've joined us! Wishing you the best of luck in our prize draw!

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  24. Gorgeous CAS card--LOVE the polka dotted scallop on this super easel card! Thanks for playing with us at Craft Your Passion!
    Carolyn, DT

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  25. What a beautiful easel card, Gail. I have never done a circle shaped one! And the stamp you used is so pretty and beautifully colored!
    Thank you so much for playing along again in my Monday Morning "Colorful Creations" challenge!
    xEllie

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  26. I adore circular easel cards and you've done such a grand job! Thank you so much for joining in the fun over at Polkadoodles this fortnight. http://polkadoodle.blogspot.ca/2015/03/week-13-use-die-polkadoodles-crafting.html

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  27. You made such a beautiful CAS Christmas card! Thanks for joining us for the ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge at Bugaboo Stamps’ Catch the Bug blog this week. I’m holding thumbs that you are one of the lucky winners! Please join us again soon.
    Love
    Jen L
    Bugaboo Stamps DT

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  28. Wow this card is beautiful Perfect for the shape and the coloring is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Catch the bug.

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  29. This is stunning. Thanks for much for playing along with us at CASE-ing Christmas. Hugs.

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  30. A simply gorgeous card... colours, image and diecut at the bottom. Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, DT x

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  31. So nice to see a shaped card and an easel too! Thank you for sharing with us at CASE-ing Christmas.

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  32. Hi, Gail. I didn't even bother to look to see if you had played along with CHNCC2 when I was here visiting from LTSCB. So, this card is just as pretty as when I last commented. : ) Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

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  33. Beautiful card, super coloring! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion#256. Good Luck!

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  34. This is gorgeous Gail! Fabulous coloring and I love the round easel design! Thanks so much for joining us at Creatalicious this month!
    Tammy x

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  35. Flawless colouring, Gail! Thank you for sharing your project with CASE-ing Christmas.
    hugs, Asha

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  36. This is SO gorgeous! I am in LOVE with the fun shape, and your coloring is amazing! Thank you for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  37. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)

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  38. wow this is fabulous.. your coloring is awesome!! love it!!
    xoxo

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  39. you wouldn't think this is out of your comfort zone it is beautiful hun - Thank you for sharing with us over at Eclectic Ellapu this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
    Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit
    DT The Mirror Crack'd
    DT Anything but a Card

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  40. A gorgeous easel card, thanks for joining the Pink Team at Eclectic Ellapu this month. Carol DT x

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  41. Beautiful card Hun and thanks for playing at Eclectic Ellapu this month, I hope you come back soon! xx

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