Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Rubbernecker Blogger Challenge #10

Good morning everyone!! Today's Rubbernecker Blogger's Challenge, brought to us by Shelly Kuck, is to use glitter and sparkle in honor of the upcoming holiday season. Don't ya just love glitter...especially when it gets all over everything!!! We went to see my parents for a few minutes last night and after I hugged my Mom, she was all sparklie, too!!! Anyway.....
I used this sweet little snowgirl called Ms. Mann by Rubbernecker, stamped her with Memento Black, colored with copics, used a glue pen around the edges of the body, gloves, and hat, and dusted it with Dazzling Diamonds. The edge of the sentiment layers was sponges with Bashful Blue and covered with Dazzling Diamonds, too. A Martha Stewart punch was used for the border and the snowflakes, buttons, ribbon and cording finish it off.

Our Design Team, as always, will delight you with their creations. Be sure to visit their blogs to see all their sparkle and glitz!
Bev Gerard (Tex)
Candy Williams
Juliana Swanson
Kittie Caracciolo
Linda Duke
Pam Hooten
Shelly Kuck
Sherry Cheever
Tami Mayberry
Broni Holcombe

I bought the red felt snowflake at Hobby Lobby the other was layered with the MS punched ferns and the ribbon from Pinkhedge Hog Paper Craft. The gold cording was run through the holes of the button and attached with a glue dot to the felt snowflake.

Recipe: Stamps: Rubbernecker
Paper: White, Riding Hood Red, True Thyme, Old Olive, Basic Grey's Wassail, Stampin Up! dp
Ink: Memento Black, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Buttons, Gold Cording, Martha Stewart Punches, Nestabilities, Snowflake Punch, Felt Snowflake, Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds


Belli Challenge #43 to Use Cording

The Belli Challenge was created by Chris (Chrissyd723) to inspire us to use the *stuff* lying around our stamping spaces...those long forgotten goodies that we once had to have!!
Anyone can play, so get out your scraps, stamps, and embellies!! Check out Chris' blog for details on how to win the challenge!!

The Belli Challenge this week is to use cording on your card. I just love to use cording especially with it such an elegant look!! I still have some Stampin Up! retired cording that I have been hoarding!! I stamped these adorable birds from Pink Poison with Memento Black and colored them with Copic Markers. They were then cutout and attached with dimensionals. Martha Stewart punched ferns were attached under the birds to act as pine boughs. The sentiment from Rubbernecker was stamped with Jet Black Archival Ink onto Blush Blosson cs, sponged with Cameo Coral, cutout with Nesties, and attached with dimensionals.

The gold cording was wrapped around my hand several times and them tied together in the middle. The ends were cut and flaired just a little.
The sheer coral ribbon from Hobby Lobby was first tied around the top layer and tied in a knot around the gold cording. The bow was then attached over the top of the knot with a glue dot. It looks sooo elegant but not very practical for mailing!! I will have to hand deliver this one!!

Recipe: Stamps: Pink Poison, Rubbernecker
Paper: Baja Breeze, Cameo Coral, Blush Blossom, Blue Bayou, White, Wild Wasabi, K&Co. Swell Noel Glitter dp
Ink: Memento Black, Archival Jet Black, Cameo Coral
Accessories: Ribbon, Gold Cording, Nestabilities, Corner Punch, MS Fern Punch, Dimensionals

Be sure to visit the Belli Design Team Member's blogs to see the cards they designed using cording!! You will find lots of awesome ideas!! Remember to check out Chris' blog to see how you can win!!
Holly Brown
Rochelle Wick
Debby McGivillary
Shelly Koskinen
Jennifer Greco
Chris Dickinson
Christi Thorsen
Ceal Pritchett
Lorie Ames
Courtney Fowler
Danita Hollander
Sarah Anderson

Thanks for visiting today and hope to see you tomorrow!!!


Candy said...

Both are fabulous Joan!!

Shelly said...

So cute Joan, love the embellishments. I bet your Mom didn't mind the sparkle you left her with either.

Holly said...

WOW! Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!! Love the cording on both cards. Are you going back to hoarding it again now? LOL

Juliana said...

What beautiful and festive cards!!!
You ROCK at embellishing!!
Beautiful coloring, too!

Lorie said...

Oh, wow! These are fantastic! Excellent job!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Oh Joan!!! Your snowlady card is gorgeous! I love how you added the sparkle and I especially love how you layered the snowflakes, ferns and buttons!
That second card...the birds I've been eyeing forever and will now HAVE TO spectacular!!! I adore it and will have to CASE it when I get the birds!!!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Ok, it's all your fault....I just bought the birds!!!

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! What gorgeous creations!! The images are popped out for a wonderful 3-D look!! Love them both!! :) TFS!

Chris said...

Joan, I'm laughing my head off here, not because your cards are funny, they're beautiful but because of the snow girl stamp on your first and her name being Ms. Mann, believe it or not this is my Sister's name, I can't wait to share that she has a doppleganger at Rubbernecker LOL! Secondly the glitter story, tee hee, I think it's always good to have a sparkly Mum!! Both your cards are so stunning Joan, your colouring is superb and you have such a wonderful way of putting papers and colours together, such talent! I love the snow girl, if I can get her over here so that I can send it as my sister's Christmas card I will. Love the birds on your second card, they're stunning 3d with the cording. Hugs, Chris

Rochelle W said...


Debby said...

Great job, I am becoming a real fan of yours. I love your work.
Angel hugs

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Joan these are both FABUOLOUS!! I love all the embellishments and sparkles! Great coloring, as always. Your work is just amazing!

Shelly Koskinen said...

This is sooo gorgeous!!! Great job!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Both of these cards are super adorable Joan, I especially love the birds, those stamps are fabulous!

Chrissy D said...

Gorgeous cards!!! Love them, Joan - Thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Joan, your cards always amaze me! You ROCK girlie!!!

Stamp and Smile said...

These cards are A-W-E-S-O-M-E!! I so enjoy the punches (MS) and your color choices... great eye for detail! Smiles... :)

Tex said...

Joan, your style is just beaming through on both of these. I love your work! And no ... no more hoarding, dear! *grin*

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Love them both!! That red snowflake with the punched leaves is so cool!!
hugs, Jami

Danita said...

This is another just BEAUTIFUL card Joan!!! Great job with this challenge!!!

Stamp and Smile said...

So adorable both of these cards! I turly enjoy the snowman, as I'm such a sucker for them! Plus the snowflakes... and your bling! Yum-O! Smiles... :)