Friday, April 20, 2012

Doing the Jingle Bell Rock!

Morning Folks :) 

I have some gorgeous new stuff in my crafty stash and don't fall off your chair when I say this; but it is actually compliments to my dearest hubby!  Last week I sent him past the scrapbook store on his way home to get me some tape and he went scavenging through the dollar bin on the counter at the check out! OMG!!! He has seriously spent way to much time with me to pick up this habit! He has never done this before and never shown an interest at all my little bits and pieces so this is a big thing in my books for him.  He comments on my cards and all that jazz as husbands are meant to do, but to actually take an interest and buy stuff off his own back that is not on 'the list', well that is above and beyond his call of duty lol.  

He got me a packet of some gorgeous little 'cat bells', a small clear stamp from Hot Off The Press (the Just a Note set), and some so yummy pink and brown glass beads.  I won't say I quizzed him on why he brought what he did, but I sure did try and understand the mans thinking as everything he brought was exactly what I would have brought and for the same intentions I would have brought it for too!  I did learn a very valuable lesson in this though, while he may not show that he takes an interest in what I spend my free time on, he certainly does take notice :)

Everything he brought along with those too cute little bells just rang Christmas in my ears!  With the weather freezing here (and it is! as Ben officially got his track pants out of the closet last night) and working on a theory that if I don't use the stuff he brought me he may never buy me anything off the cuff again! I thought what better time than to play along with a few challenges that really caught my eye this week and I am dying to get crafty and play along too!

So while my blog is looking like a Christmas Winter Wonderland with all these Christmas cards, I have another one to add lol :P

The front.
 Close up of the bell(s)
 Pop up view of the bell.
 The inside.
The back.
And back to the front again.

The image is actually a FREEBIE and is a Christmas Coloring page that I got from HERE :$  I have lots of this stuff stashed on my computer for the kids to play with.  And yes, I would be one of the kids in this case lol.  The lines are a little thick but it is a gorgeous Christmas bell and I could not resit playing with it.  Jingle Bell Rock was ringing in my ears so I typed up the lyrics and used this as the sentiment along the top above the stamped music sheet that is from my new Hot Off The Press set from hubby.

I've colored with Spectrum Noirs and TH Distress Inks and the bow I have added sparkle to with Stampin' Up's Dazzling Diamonds (so love that stuff!).  I printed the image a few times so I could make parts of the bell really pop out as well, and I added some of Ben's new bells too.  The pins are also from the new Ben stash so I covered all the bases with what he brought :))

Now the challenges that caught my eye -
Christmas Crafting -  #10 Gingham Christmas - Now this challenge really got my attention as I don't usually 'Gingham' for Christmas or any time of the year :$  So my gingham stash is pretty limited so I hope the pink DP from Raspberry Road Designs - Raspberry Jam Papers collection is enough. Also have a GDT call ATM.
ABC Christmas Challenge - H for Hardware and are asking for anything metal.  I covered my bases on this with the bells and the pins.
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge -  Is having a 'Sing Song' so I am rocking to the jingle bells rock and also added the music script stamp.
Christmas Inspirations - Are playing Bingo!  I matched a line with Digi Stamp, Distress and Layers and possibly another with Digi Stamp, Sentiment (if you count the Jingle Bell Rock lyrics) and Glitter.
 Christmas Card Challenges - Twine - Now this stuff is really hard to find in Perth so I used my trusty kitchen twine I use to sew up the chicken when making roasts :$ Hey it works! So I am not knocking it lol. They also have a DT and GDT call on ATM if anyone is interested.
Chrasima Cardz Challenges - Shabby Chic - How could I NOT resist the temptation to play along ??? lol
Crafts and Me Challenges - Vintage - Again how could I not resist?
My Mum's Craft Shop - Fav Song or Movie - Still doing the Jingle Bell Rock :)

Well I think that is it for me,
So thank you very much for dropping in to see me.
Being Friday, I hope you all have a great crafty weekend :)

23 Treasured comments:

Diane said...

Leesa this is sooooooo lovely!!

hugs Diane xx

Debs said...

Oh Leesa this is stunning - I love the shabby choc style of it and the colours are gorgeous.
Have a fab day.
Debs xx

p.s thanks for playing along at Charisma with us this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Leesa. Oh my goodness, this is beautiful. Gorgeous detail and love the colours.
Love Sandra xxx

Hazel said...

Totally gorgeous - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 68 - hope to see you again soon - new challenge tomorrow morning x


It is a wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. Hope you will play again next month too.

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow i just love this .. the little bells are so cute and i love that sparkly bell!
Lisa x

Georgiana said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful.

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Judith said...

Gorgeous card Leesa - you must be listening to my advice about Christmas cards!! - I just love the inside its just perfect hugs judith x

Sue B said...

Aww that's so sweet of your hubby to do that Leesa!! and wow! he certainly has fab taste !! I love those beads and the little bells - it's a really scrummy card. I love the music along the bottom and it's so beautiful inside too! it's a real stunner!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Love Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Totally Fabulous and so it your card! Great to hear Hubby is going the extra mile too! Thanks for sharing your wonderful card with us on the ABC Christmas challenge this time! LOVE to see more if you have any other cards in mind for our challenge you have loads of time left to enter again and don't forget we have a DT call too! hugs Samantha :0)

Unknown said...

Hi Leesa, How beautiful is this card ....what a stunner well done .I am feeling much better now and am back viewing everyone’s creations. I love what you have been creating lately ,sorry I have not been around much, fantastic work
well done Hugs Elaine

NGCARDS said...

A fantastic card hun! Thanks for playing at Charisma Cardz! xxx

Stef H said...

omword leesa! this is absolutely gorgeous. i LOVE pink and i just love this color combo!

thank you so much for the info on getting back to my "old" dashboard. yes. it worked. and thanks so much for stopping by my blog!


Karen B. said...

Wow, what a gracious husband! Your card is beautiful, it left me gashping out loud at it's beauty!

meg said...

A really beautiful card . Thank you for joining in at Christmas Crafting this month.

Clare Brown said...

fabulous card,goodluck at charisma this week

Gram's Treasures said...

Very pretty, and so much dimension! Be sure to send hubby to that store again. (lol) Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma. Good Luck!

Suzie McFloozy said...

Great card - love the image and the gorgeous bells x
Thanks for playing along with us at MMCS challenges & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Becky said...

Gorgeous card, wonderful details. What a treasure your hubby is
Thanks for joining us for this challenge at
My Mums Craft Shop
Hugs, Becky x

Carrie said...

Love this! Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week! x

Magali said...

fabulous card,good luck .Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations

Debbie said...

Gorgeous the image Leesa. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Crafting this month.
Debbie x

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing with us at the ABC Christmas Challenge...hope you'll join in with our new fun challenge!
Helen x

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