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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Double Dog Dare Challenge and Belli Challenge #47

Double Dog Dare Challenge




Good morning everyone...It's Christmas Eve and all is well!!! I have all my presents wrapped and under the tree, the stockings are all hung up, my friend, Patsy, is here to spend the holidays, and we are going shopping today for a few thing so we can do a little baking before Mom and Dad and my DD Holly and her DH John come over. We are going to have oyster stew, chile, and nachos for supper after church. I know, it's a wierd combo but everyone got to pick their favorite dish. We even have a hot dog to go with the chile for my mother!! Anyhoo....enough of my rambling!!!




This wonderful Thomas Kinkade image was sent to the members of the DDC group by Julia (artystamper). Her dare to us was to see what we could design with the beautiful image. I chose to color it with copics, layer on Baja Breeze, and to use Papertrey Ink designer paper for the background layers. I even sewed a little around the bottom layer and used a Martha Stewart border punch to make the scallops on the bottom. The sentiment from Crafty Secrets Mini Memories set was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Whisper White, cut out with Nesties, and the edges were sponged with Barely Banana. Primas, Buttons, pearls, ribbon, and a clip with a ribbon finish it off. Thanks, Julia, for the great challenge!!!

Recipe: Stamps: Thomas Kinkade, Crafty Secrets
Paper: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Papertrey Ink dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Barely Banana
Accessories: Primas, Buttons, Pearlsm Clip, Ribbon Scraps, Nestabilities, Copics, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Sewing Machine

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Belli challenge #47 - Belli's Gone By!


This adorable Rubbernecker image was used for the Belli Challenge. 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 challenge this week is to make a card using Belli challenges from the past. I went a little crazy on this card...tried to do as many past challenges as I could! Here is the list:
# 9 Glitter (Dazzling Diamonds and Stickles)
#12 Scraps (I used a scrap of white and Chocolate Chip)
#14 Ribbon ( 3 different colors)
#18 Paper Piercing ( Piercing on the Figgy Pudding layer)
#23 Designer Paper ( The Basic Grey Figgy Pudding)
# 26 Felt (I used a felt snowflake)
#34 Square ( I made a square card)
# 38 Clips (I used a round brown clip )

Whoohoo....8 challenges on one card!!!

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with copics. The snow area was covered with pearl colored Liquid Pearls and covered with Dazzling Diamonds. The fire was covered with red and yellow Stickles and Dazzling Diamonds was added to the snowmen's hats and the stars on the scarf.



All the edges were distressed and sponged with a little Close to Cocoa. Piercing was done on the Figgy Pudding layer using the sewing machine (sewing without thread) and actual sewing was done on the main image. Liquid Pearls was also added to the marshmallows to give them a toasty look.
A clip with ribbon, two other ribbons, and a felt snowflake finish the design.

Thanks for the great challenge, Chrissy!!

Be sure to visit the Belli Design Team Member's blogs to see the beautiful cards they designed using Belli Challenges gone by!! You will find lots of awesome ideas!! Remember to check out Chris' blog to see how you can win!! If you upload a card to Splitcoast, be sure to add CBC47 in the keywords section.

Holly Brown
Chris Dickinson
Ceal Pritchett
Courtney Fowler
Danita Hollander
Sarah Anderson
Christi Thorsen
Lorie Ames
Jennifer Greco
Shelly Koskinen
Karen Gibson

Here is a list of all the Belli Challenges we have had over the past 11 months:
1 BEADS 2 RUB ONS 3 BUTTONS 4 WHEEL 5 CHIPBOARD 6 – SKIPPED THIS NUMBER 7 HARDWARE 8 FLOWERS 9 GLITTER 10 CHALKS 11EMBOSSING POWDER 12 SCRAPS 13 UFOS- Unfinished Objects! 14 RIBBON 15 PENCILS16 EYELETS 17 DIE CUTS 18 PAPER PIERCING 19 WHITE GEL PEN 20 MULBERRY PAPER 21 VELLUM 22 PAPER BAGS 23 DESIGNER PAPER 24 CIRCLES25 ENVELOPES 26 FELT 27 BIRTHDAY 28 CONTAINERS 29 SCALLOPS30 COASTERS 31 BAUBLES & BLING 32 BACK TO SCHOOL 33 FIBERS 34 SQUAREs 35 METAL EDGE TAGS OR FAUX METAL 36 LEAVES 37 PAINT 38 CLIPS39 PEARLS 40 THANKSGIVING 41 TABLE DECORATIONS 42 GIFT TAGS 43 -CORD
44 Cracked Glass Technique 45 Christmas Themed 46 Wrapping Paper

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Eve!!

I will upload my last Christmas card tomorrow :(
sigh.......I will go through Christmas Card withdrawls for a day or two until I start shopping for new spring sets!!! Maybe Santa will help me out with that!!! Yeaaaaaaa!!!

Recipe: Stamps: Rubbernecker
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Basic Grey's Figgy Pudding
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, Liquid Pearls, Felt Snowflake, Clip, Sewing Machine

12 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wow, they're both beautiful Joan, but WOWZERS that Thomas Kinkade card is amazing!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

The Thomas Kinkade is gorgeous, beautifully designed and colored!
The Belli challenge card is so cute, love the snowmen. Such a happy card!

Have a beautiful and blessed Christmas with your family and friends, Joan!

Jerri Jimenez said...

I absolutely adore this stamp, another adorable card! I got this image last year and it hasn't seen ink yet . . . maybe after Christmas? It will still look fabulous as a winter card, eh! Merry Christmas sweet Joan! I wishing you and your family all of His blessings throughout the coming year. {{{{hugs}}}}

Jerri Jimenez said...

Well, I just had to comment again because I just realize that you've posted the Kincaid card with the snowmen. I have that stamp too! LOL . . . we most definitely have the same taste Joan (and that stamp hasn't seen ink either).

Danita said...

Joan, these are just GORGEOUS!!! Dont you just love those TK stamps?? and the figgy pudding DS paper? WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW I love both of your beautiful cards!!! Great job and have a very Merry Christmas!!!

Holly said...

I LOVE your TK card. How beauuuuuuuuuutiful!

The snowman card is adorable. I love the glitter, and I think you actually beat me on the number of Bellies you used!!! LOL

See you tonight! Merry Christmas Eve!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Wow Joan, both cards are fabulous! That TK card is beautiful with the flowers in the corner! Your snowman card is precious...love all the snow!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Happy Holiday Hugs!

Barb said...

I love Thomas Kinkade and this card is stunning!!

Have a very Merry Christmas. I look forward to more of your wonderful work in 2009!

Chrissy D said...

Love the Kincade images and your Belli card is FABULOUS too! Way to use the Belli's girl! Love this! Thanks for playing along!

Christi said...

Wow Joan! Everything is awesome!!

Kim Meineke said...

These are both GREAT! The Thomas Kinkade card is so peaceful. Just makes me want to be there! And the Belli challenge... What a woman you are... 8 challenges in one card!

Julia Aston said...

I love how you colored and layered the Kinkade Joan!!! super choices on the DP's - it looks wonderful!