Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Creative Belli Challenge, Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday , and DDC

Good morning everyone and welcome to another Creative Belli Challenge!!!
This week's challenge is to use Christmas embellies on your projects.
We are soooo fortunate to be sponsored again this week by Creative Cuts and More!!!

I used their adorable Christmas Sleigh die cut in a beautiful navy blue called Huckleberry Pie. I drew the center section on the side, colored it in with Milled Lavender Ranger Distress Crackle Paint, and drew around the edges with a gold Zig pen. After the paint dried and had that cool cracked look, the foliage image from Peaceful Wishes was stamped on the painted area with Old Olive. The Kaiser Wood Flourish from Stamper's Dream was colored with an Old Olive color wash and the bling was added over the berries. Ribbon and Taylor's Tiny Twinkles bling finish it off.
Be sure to visit the Creative Belli Design Team Member's blogs to read more details about their designs. You will find lots of awesome ideas!!! If you upload a card to Splitcoast or PCP, be sure to add CBC78 in the keywords section.

Chris Dickinson
Ceal Pritchett
Holly Brown
Anne Harmon
Danielle Marcus
Debbie Daniels
Fern Riley
Robin Kirkpatrick
Steph Zerbe

Betty (gbedwright) was the hostess for the Color Challenge on Splitcoast yesterday and the colors she chose were Very Vanilla, Kraft, and Bravo Burgundy.
This is also for da Mudder's Teapot Tuesday Challenge hosted by Charlene (LilLuvsStampin). It seems poor little Dusty Bear was left in an attic for years, all alone. He was sooo sad and lonely....all tattered, torn, and really hungry!! I am on my way to Detroit (gotta make a detour to Michigan to pick up Charlene aka Bertie) with Florence Bear to the rescue....she has a bowl of da Mudder's chicken soup which will cure almost anything. Charlene is also hosting the DDC challenge this week...her challenge to us is to join in Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday Challenge. Soooo, gather all your bears, food, clothes, and sewing kits and join us in helping little Dusty Bear!! Be sure to add DDC to the keywords section of you upload so we can find you cards!!
Stamps: Florence Bear by Rubbernecker
Paper: Kraft, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla, Basic Grey's Bittersweet
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Wood Flourish by Kaiser, Lace, Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Copics

I made this Christmas card for the Ways to Use It Challenge on Splitcoast last Thursday. Julia challenged us to use stickers on our designs. I just received the beautiful SEI Winter Song stickers and papers which go perfectly with the Rubbernecker tree images from the Snowflakes and Stardust set. This is a 3 part tree image with 2 squiggly tree images and the stardust which was embossed with silver ep. The snowflake stickers and ribbon finish it off.

Stamps: Rubbernecker Snowflakes and Stardust
Paper: White, Riding Hood Red, Sei Winter Song dp
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Baha Breeze, Versamark
Accessories: Ribbon, Nestabilities, Silver ep, SEI Stickers, Dimensionals
Thanks for visiting today....have a great day!!!


Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Great projects,Joan! Love what you did with the sleigh! Your little teddy bear is adorable and the Christmas tree is stunning! Excellent job!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Joan!! Look at all these gorgeous projects. How do you find the time for them all?!!! That sleigh is stunning!! Your teddy bear and your take on Betty's colors is gorgeous! Beautiful Christmas card as well! I am in awe!

Fern said...

Thanks for the B-day wishes... I'll pass them on for sure... It sounds like your DH and Father are going to have a wonderful time this morning talkin' about old time!!!
Okay now, Joan, how do you find the time to do what you do?? Three more amazing projects/cards.. I don't even remember seeing this cute sleigh. You've done a wonderful decorating it.. It's beautiful... And little Florence is adorable... Love the colors, dp, flourish and the lace is gorgeous... And finally, the Christmas tree is so beautiful. Love the colors, the way the colors swirl to make the tree, and the ribbon just adds soo much... All three are gorgeous... Have a wonderful day, Joan... XX

Saskia said...

Beautiful & creative work!!

Saskia :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Holy hannah! These are all FABULOUS Joan! That sleigh is simply AMAZING!!! GORGEOUS girlie!!!

Holly said...

*thud* That sleigh is GAW-JUS!!!!!! How on earth did you think of that? Ohhhhhhhhhh........ you are the QUEEN of the foo-foo, and it works beautifully on this sleigh.

Love your red and blue tree - such a cool color combo! And that teddy bear with the bowl of chicken soup - awwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Oh! that sleigh is just beautiful!! and I love the teddy so cute! and that Christmas tree is so unique and wonderfuL!!

jdmommy said...

Weren't you the busy girl today, GF! I LOVE that sleigh! In blue, no less! Just gorgeous! Great job on the CC and MMTPT challenges too. You are truly amazing!!!

Kittie said...

Joan, all of your projects are wonderful. The sleigh is so darling.

JulieA said...

OH my, you've really been busy! What wonderful projects you have here. They're gorgeous!

Pamela said...

I love that sleigh but your cards from yesterday are over the top!!! Total elegance! Love them all! Pam

TexasGrammy said...

Wow!! How on earth do you do this? Frankly .. you're obviously working hard to convince me that I need to get a job .. so I can shop at some new-to-me places! Accck! That sleigh is divine! Then the cards come along an cause an out loud utterance of "Wow oh Wow"!!

Candy said...

Wow Joan all of these are fabulous! Love the sleigh, the bear is so cute and I love the colors you used for that gorgeous tree!!

Anne said...

Oh my word Joan! The sleigh is totally fun and a wonderful work of art!! What a great showcase of cards you have here!! The cutest bear ever and I love that Christmas tree!! Great work my friend!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Holy cow Joan!! How in the world did you ever make that sleigh?!! All of your projects are so amazing to look at hun!! I just adore your lovely artwork!! Thanks so much for inspiration every time I visit you!! BIG HUGS

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Julia Aston said...

I love your wonderful sleigh Joan! what a super table or mantle decoration! and your bear nurse card is just so cute! AND that squiggle line tree is lovely!

Laurie tx stamper said...

Hi Joan, That sleigh center piece is lovely and what a gorgeous color of blue! The teddy nurse is darling, and the tree card is gorgeous with it's simplicity and big bow.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous Sleigh and very cool. Your cards are so sweet, that bear is just DARLING...