Sunday, November 25, 2012

Paper Piecing @ Christmas Card Challenges

Okie Dokies peoples! 
Sunday has rolled around once again so ...
It is time for a new challenge at

And this week’s theme is....
Paper Piecing

 Hmmm ... not one of my favorite things to do.  
I don't have a lot of patience for fussy cutting :( 
But Mr Mojo and I gave it a whirl anyway :)  

 For the bell image - I colored it 3 times and did some fussy cutting to get all the layers.  To the bell I added some black rhinestones, on the bow a light covering of glitter, and it all got a coat of dimensional magic. 
 I la la LOVE this ribbon!  Depending on how the light hits it, depends on if you see the gorgeous red or the lush green! So I have 2 shots of the bow to try and show you the colors of this. 

 Magical I tell you!  I found this is in my stash ... 
So my mother must have given me this, it is her style of ribbon.

 As this is not a favorite theme of mine this challenge sat on my desk for most of the week.  I had no clue what to do, tried several other attempts that I did not like :(  So ... I started with the basics and jumped over to The Shabby Tea Room for some inspiration and loved the country goodness colors I saw and then I was off!

The bell image is a digi that I do not know from where that I have colored several times with Spectrum Noir Pens and fussy cut and popped up with foam dots and given a coat of dimensional magic.  I wanted a wooden like background so I made the base DP, found the magical ribbon in my stash that I just HAD to use, and the sprigs for the embellishments are also from my stash of flowers.  To fancy it up a tad, I did some stitching on the image square and matted that onto a Fleur De Lis square and added some more black rhinestones onto the 4 corners of the card.

As always the girls over at
have some yummy inspiration to help get you in the mood too!
So please do pop over, have a peak
and we would love you to play along with us!

Remember the challenge theme is optional, the only real rule is you must create a new Christmas Holiday, winter or Hanukkah card / creation. 

I shall be back next Sunday with another Christmas creation to share with you!
Thank you for sailing in to see me today :)
Recipe -
Stamp / Image(s)- Unknown
Paper(s) - Cream cardstock, Kaisercraft - Kraft cardstock, Designer paper - handmade
Embellishment(s) – Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Dimensional magic, Kindy Glitz, Stash - flower stems, ribbon, black rhinestones.
Challenges this creation is entering with the help of the Feline Playful Girls:
The Shabby Tea Room - Inspiration & bingo - Stitching, gems & Glitter Mon
Crimbo Crackers- Anything Goes Thurs
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8 Treasured comments:

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card the layout is beautiful and I love the bow. Caroline xxx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Great card, jingle bell is stunning in 3d shape.
Love it. Have a nice Sunday.

Unknown said...

Wow this is stunning, I love the green and red coloured bow ... yes it's really beautiful and love the fun bell. xxx

rachel said...

fabulous Leesa - I wish I could come up with something half as good when I'm not into a theme! Hugs rachel x

Debbie said...

So pretty, Leesa!! I love your paper pieced bell and that gorgeous ribbon! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous LOVE this image and the way you have done your card, So pleased you could come and play along at Crimbo Crackers challenge hugs Samantha :0)

Sandra H said...

Fabulous card Leesa and wow your ribbons are amazing x

Elaine coustley said...

The ribbon you have used is so beautiful and you fussy cut bell is sweet. x

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