Saturday, April 16, 2011

Jingle Belles: Diecuts challenge

Hello all! A week has come and gone since I last posted.... I really couldn't seem to find my creative mojo this past week! Everything I made just felt so blah and lacking!! *** sigh*** Have you ever felt like that? What's a gal to do???!!! Get crafting!!!  I was thrilled to see my blog friend, June Houck as the guest designer this week at Jingle Belles!!! I love checking out her blog regularily ( hmmm, is that spelled correctly????) 'cause she's got oodles and oodles of great projects posted!!! This week, June gave us a recipe for our JB challenge this week to use a diecut ( think Cricut, Sizzix, purchased, whatever ya got!!) for our card and of course she posted an adorable sample !!!
I don't know if my mojo's back, but I am so determined to stick with JB weekly challenges!!!! I love seeing my ever-growing stack of Christmas cards just waiting to be mailed!!! I feel so accomplished already !!!!! :-)
 Anyhoo , back to the challenge; here's what I made ....

Lot's of diecuts for this card! I used my SU scallop circle die for the card base and my Cricut ( George cartridge) for the circle which I embossed with a Cuttlebug  snowflake folder. The tag is from Winter Frolic and is inked in Marina Mist , the same colopr cardstock for the circle mat and all the inking. SU snowflakes die are spritzed in Glimmer Mist ( really wish they would show up better in the photo!!! urgh!!) and I added a glimmmer brad to hide the foam popdot I put on each snowflake. Oh, and of course, I stitched the circle mat and the ribbon.Finally the sentiment is  SU's Christmas Greetings set.

Thanks June for the inspiration!!!!!

Until next time... happy crafting!!!!!


  1. I love blue. I love snowflakes (and snowMEN, too!). I love Glimmermist (even though it doesn't show well in photos!). I love this card. Circle cards are so fun and different. Maybe I'll do one this week? Hmmm... tryin' to get my mojo back this week. Thanks for the great card and the inspiration!

  2. Hi, Candy! Thanks for the nice intro...I am grinning from ear to ear.

    I gotta say I think you found your mojo again! I really like blue-snow theme holiday cards. That tag is on Winter Frolic? That's what I love about blogging...learning from my blogger buddies. I love the stitching I had a Singer Pixie sewing machine my mom gave me for Christmas (a small sewing machine for scrapbookers). I used it once to do a treatment like that on a card, then I could never get it to work well after that. I returned the machine and the store manager said it was a lemon and gave me a new machine. My mom played with the new machine and said it wasn't any better, so she returned it. My grandma gave me her machine last week, and it is still sitting in the case. Thanks for the inspiration! I'm going to get it out right now :)
    Are the glimmer brads SU? Love them!

    Great shape card, Candy!!!

  3. Love that glittery brad in the center of the snowflakes ... and that stitched ribbon is wonderful ... fabulous holiday design ... I think it is mojo-licious ... thanks for joining our jingle belles fun.

  4. Thank you June for your sweet comments... they always brighten my day!!! Not only do I love JB for the loads of great weekly inspiration but also for finding such wonderful blog friends like you!!!!
    And yes, they are SU glimmer brads... thought I mentioned that!!!! :0 I'm so addicted to sewing on all my projects ( again) , it such a quick but beautiful accent , and easy ,too!! I bet your grandma's machine will work better amazingly!! I'm already looking forward to your next post!!!

  5. Thanks Lisa! Once I learned just how quick and easy circle cards were they are now one of my fav styles to make!!! I think I could add Glimmer Mist to just about anything I make!!! :)

    Stef, I am so glad I found JB.... you and Lauren rock some pretty cool themes each week!!! Thaks for keeping me creating!!!

  6. well i have to applaud your very good taste in blogging friends--that miss june surely is an inspiration to me as well! :)

    *LOVE*LOVE*LOVING this gorgeous card! the soft color palette is fabulous, as well as the lovely circle shape and you've used THE PERFECT diecuts! (plus i bet it's even better irl... glimmer mist never looks as cool in photos, does it but in person it's sooooo FAB!) :) :) :)

  7. Your circle card is so sweet! I love everything about it! Well done! :)

  8. Fantastic card!! I love the Marina Mist, its perfect for this card. Great job!

  9. this is gorgeous - love the idea of a circular card and the scalloped edge is so adorable. the tag and snowflakes are so lovely and the colour is perfect

  10. Love the circle card! and all your die cuts! BEE-U-TIFUL job!!! Hope you link up with Betty Bee's Buzz too!!!

  11. yup your mojo is back in full swing girl :) beautiful card!!!

  12. Me again!!! Thank you everyone for all the wonderful comments... they sure make my day !!!

    Stampin' Hugs!!
    Candy :)