Thursday, April 27, 2017

Belle wears bells!

Well, it's time for a little inspiration at Little Miss Muffet's challenge blog. I made this Christmas card using the image named Jr. Hatter Belle. I love making Christmas cards year round and my favorite color combination is the traditional red and green!

The three long banners down the side of this card are made from washi tapes. I taped on white paper and then cut the flag ends. The die cut around my image is from Sue Wilson and the 3 jewels on the side are jewels with crinkled foil behind them.

The sentiment on the oval image is actually stamped using a clear stamp set that I curved (the nice thing about clear stamps and how flexible they can be) and stamped. I always panic when stamping right on my image!  I test test test and then take the chance on my image. This time it worked great! And below is a picture of my bow. I used a brad (with the legs cut off) and glued it to the middle of my bow. This little brad was so perfect with the paper. So many people like my bows, and I'm always pleased to hear that since I can't be separated from my little bow tool for long. 

Challenge 161 is entering it's second and final week so if you have a card you'd like to enter in the challenge, the time to do it is now.  One lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop!

                                                                                                       Thanks for stopping by!
This card is entered in the following challenges:
CCC Digi Creations Challenge 71, Add Some Glitter
The Ribbon Girl Challenge April Use Any Image
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge May, AG
Hiding In My Craft Room Challenge 298, Any Holiday
Glitter 'n Sparkle Challenge 236, AG
Crafty Awesomeness Challenge April, AG
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge 1717, AG
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge So So Cute
Artistic Inspirations Challenge 177, Ribbon or Lace
Creative Moments Challenge 116, AG
Aud Sentiments Challenge 178, Use a Stamp for your Sentiment
Scrapper's Delights Challenge 65
Di's Digi Designs Challenge Use Something Digital
Crafty Friends Challenge 56, AG
Christmas Card Challenges Challenge 11, AG
A Snowflakes Promise Challenge 39, AG
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge 56, AG
Creatalicious Challenge Challenge 113, AG
Sparkles Forum Challenge 91, Favorite Color Combo (red and green)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge 115, AG
Digi Choosday Challenge 16, AG
Crafty Sentiments Challenge April 25, AG
Lemon Shortbread Challenge 40, AG
Stamp Art Papel Challenge 96, AG
Through The Class Room Door Challenge April 25
Crafty Creations Challenge 340, AG
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge 120, AG
Inspiration Destination Challenge 127, AG
Crafting by Designs Challenge Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,
The House That Stamps Built Challenge A2617, AG
The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge B:  Brad, Bells, Bow, Belle (image’s name)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Challenge AG


  1. So cute and so beautiful! Fabulous design Gail, so bright and crisp, perfect with the cute image...and how beautifully coloured she is! Love the glittery banners with that stunning bow too!

  2. Absolutely festive creation, Gail, and I also love the traditional red/green of the holiday. You've gotten just the right amount of glitz to your card, and love your banners, along with your bow and brad (which the tree matches your background paper, too). Your coloring is terrific, and very fitting verse to go along with the bells on this elf's hat. Have a wonderful day, Gail, with bells on !!

  3. Gorgeous Christmas card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good luck and Hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija Dt-membe

  4. Such a beautiful card! I love the traditional colours and fab image. Thank you for sharing with us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  5. Beautiful Christmas card Gail, love your colouring and pretty layout. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  6. Stunning Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Scrapper’s Delights Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry.
    Angie DT

  7. Loving this fab card the colours are brilliant like you this is my favorite combo as well. Loving those banners and amazing bow as well Stunning card Love and hugs Carole x

  8. Oh this is just super. Wow, great image and wonderfully coloured. What caught my eye was the way you have placed your ribbons under the bow, the striped affect with the bow looks absolutely amazing. Stunning work. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  9. Hi Gail, a wonderful Christmas card for your stash, the little elf is coloured perfectly. Thank you for joining in with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, have a wonderful weekend... Megan DT Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

  10. Gorgeous, yep traditional red and green always pops! Lovely image and the bow is wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs, Sandy

  11. Lovely card Gail, thanks for joining us at Scrappers Delight and good luck with your entry. Wendy DT xx

  12. Wow this is so beautiful. Love your layout and the coloring is wonderful
    Thank you so much for joining us this week at Through The Craft Room Door ATG challenge. I do hope you will come back again next week and join in again!
    Linda DT TTCRD

  13. Oh my...a real showstopper Gail!! xx

  14. OMG so adorable!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘The Letter B’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  15. What a cute fun card. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's "Letter B" challenge.

  16. Cute as can be, and you're one up on your Christmas 2017 cards! Thanks for joining us at The House that Stamps Built!

  17. This is so adorable AND beautiful!!! Such a sweet image, and I LOVE those sparkly banners. I've been on a curved sentiment kick lately, too and it definitely can be soooo scary! But the cool look is really worth it. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built. (you could also enter this at the Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra challenge at hurry because it closes Sunday night!)

  18. So cute, pretty and bright. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Cathy DT Member

  19. Very cute and in April - you got a jump on your holiday cards. Thanks for joining us at The House that Stamps Built this week.

  20. Fab as always! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

  21. Cute, cute! Thanks for linking up at Christmas Card Challenges! Karen (CCC DT)

  22. This is a fabulous card and good for you getting a start on your holiday cards. I'm so lucky to have you on the Little Miss Muffet team! :D

  23. This is just gorgeous.. loving all the bling xx

  24. Lovely cute card thanks for sharing with creatalicious Rachel DT

  25. This is fabulous, so creative and colorful. Love the colors and the gorgeous image :) Thank you for joining us at Crafting By Design and good luck xxx

  26. What a great card, so bright and cheerful. Well Done.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Angela DT for

  27. Lovely digi and sweet card.
    Thanks for joining with us at Retarte.
    Yaiza DT

  28. Hello again Gail…. You have made another beautiful card…. Love traditional colour on cute christmas cards...Thanks for entering it into the ‘Anything Goes’ challenge at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck in the draw and we would love you to join us again for our next challenge.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  29. Great Christmas card love the cute image and gorgeous bow----Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
    Carol DT x

  30. Gail, thank you for the tip on using washi tape. Very Creative and I am going to scraplift it. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges. DT/Jana CGCC

  31. Love your card, so bright and colourful and great image
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  32. What a brilliant and bright Christmas card,

    Thanks for joining in our Stamp your Sentiment challenge at Aud sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz

  33. Beautiful Christmas card
    Thanks for joining us at Retarte96
    Maria Pilar DT

  34. Oh my goodness! Fabulous Christmas card. Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for  http://

  35. Very beautiful card. I love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. I hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!! Patricia

  36. Your card is beautiful! The image is so cute. Thank you for joining us at Scrapbook Stamp Society. We would love to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

  37. Adorable, love the layout of the card, love your coloring! Thanks for playing along with Christmas Card Challenges.

  38. Fabulous christmascard! Gorgeous image and the perfect layout and paper!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Hester

  39. Gail this is gorgeous .
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator