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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Creative Belli Challenge #108 and some Fabulous News!!

Good morning!!! First I want to share some wonderful news....I have been asked to be the Janurary Guest Designer for Layers of Color Art Stamps!!! They have such beautiful and elegant stamps and their Design Team, led by Laura Campbell, owner of Layers of Color, is full of talent and Chriatian values!!! Thanks girls for this amazing honor!!! Be sure to check out the Layers of Color blog...you will find lots of beautiful inspiration!!!

My card features the bird image from Layers of Color's Birdday Party clear art stamp set. They were stamped on various designer paper scraps with Soft Suede, cutout, and attached to the Prima dp called Annalee. The sentiment is from LOC's Merci Bouquet clear art stamp set. The wood birdcage is from Kaisercraft and the felt rick rack and cork scallops were cutout with Die-namics.
Recipe:
Stamps: Layers of Color Art stamps: Merci Bouquet and Birdday Party
Paper: Melon Mambo, Pure Luxury Ivory, Prima's Annalee dp
Ink: Soft Suede, Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: KaiserCraft Wood Birdcage, Ribbon, Felt, Cork, Die-namics Scalloped and Rick Rack dies, Corner Rounder Punch


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Creative Belli Challenge #108

Welcome to another Creative Belli Challenge!! The challenge this two weeks is Snow...This can include ribbons, brads, buttons, glitter, patterned paper, chipboard, stickers, Flower Soft - anything that is snow related. Be sure to use something old and forgotten from your stash, too...the Belli Challenge is all about using your old stuff and forgotten treasures!!!

My card today features the adorable stamp from Rubbernecker called Snowflakes and Tongues. It was colored with copics, the snowman and little girl were popped up with dimenrionals and Flower Soft was added to the snow and the snowman. The Snowflake was cutout with Taylored Expressions snowflake die and the ribbon and button with Baker's Twine finish it off.

Be sure to stop by the other Belli Girls blogs to see what they made for you today....you will find lots of awesome ideas!!! If you upload a card to Splitcoast , PCP, Stamp TV or another online gallery be sure to add CBC108 in the keywords section.
Tamara Morton - New Belli Girl!!
Beth Norman - New Belli Girl!!

35 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Congrats, Joan! They are lucky to have you!!!

Your first card is gorgeous! Love the use of cork! Your second card is adorable! My fave images are snowmen!!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Congratulations Joan! I agree with Dawn...t are a very lucky bunch!
Love the colours on your bird card, the stamped bird images, your stitching, the border layers and use of cork/felt and that pretty bird cage! Lovely card.
Your snow card is a warm and rich mix of colour, the stamped images are darling! Love your snowflake with button and twine, tied up so fine :)

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Congrats! They sure will be getting one talented lady on their team. Love your cards, the birds and the layers are beautiful and how sweet is the second one, catching those snowflakes.

Chrissy D said...

Ohhhh GORGEOUS, Joan!! Love the colors and papers you chose. FANTASTIC!!! Happy New Year!

jdmommy said...

Congratulations, Joan!! Every honor so well deserved! I love your cards today, of course, and the Belli card with the child and snowman enjoying the snow is darling! Happy New Year, my friend!

Holly said...

Hey congrats on your guest DT spot with Layers of Color! Whoo hoo! You do them proud with this beautiful card.

I love your sweet Belli card with the little girl sticking her tongue out. LOL Brings back memories!!

Tammy said...

Love both of the cards but the second one really tickles my fancy. Congrats on the DT, they are fortunate to have you.

*Vicki* said...

Such gorgeous cards my friend!! I adore the birds and colors on the top card and the images and your coloring is fabulous on the second one! :) Congrats to you for the GDT assignment!! They're lucky to have your talent with them!! HUGS

Becky said...

Both of these are fabulous. Love the cork on the first one, very creative. The second one is adorable.

Robin Parker said...

Love your color combination. The snowflake and button are the perfect touch. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Wow I just love this card it really makes my smile also how you have made it 3D really makes the card stand out. Looking forward to working with all the Belli girls.

Hugs
tamara

Noelle said...

What beautiful cards, Joan! That first one is just so cool and trendy, I LOVE it! Congrats on the DT and Happy New Year! :)

Crystal said...

WOOOWEEE Joan what wonderful news....HUGE CONGRATS and soooooooo well deserved gf, you do amazing work!!! LOVE these cards you have created, fabulous designs!!!! Have a wonderful day sweetie!!!

Anne said...

Ms Joan you talented lady you! So excited for your GDesigner stint! I'll be heading over there to check out all the fabulousness! They must have great taste in stamps since they clearly know a stamp artist when they see one!!! Love your cards today (as always)! Great use of cork!! Congrats again GF!

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Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Congrats on Layers of Color, Joan!! Laura is a sweetheart and you are going to be an awesome addition!

Love your cards!! The layout with the cork is stunning!! Beautiful coloring and design with the doves. Your second winter scene is beautiful also. Love your combo of colors and the layout with the snowflake.
hugs,
Chris

Happy New Year!

Meghan said...

How pretty!! I love your snowy scene and your birds!! Beautiful!

Karen W said...

Very cute card, I love the layering on this.

Maria Matter said...

fabulous cards Joan!
adorable snowy scene for Belli and beautiful design & colors for your LOC card...congrats on your GDT spot!
hugs & blessings

maryr917 said...

congrats joan on the guest designer spot-your card for this challenge is gorgeous-love the stamp set you used to create it

the belli card is so cute-i love that image as well-the flower soft is a perfect touch

Joanne (jojot) said...

The first is such a delight of elements...and the second is too dang cute......

Happy New Year, gf

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- I have that DSP on my work table- waiting for just the right image! Just beautiful and Congrats on the guest DT- awesome! The Belli card is wonderful- fun challenge!

Kimberly S said...

Fabulous cards Joan! Congrats on your guest designer spot! :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

What delightful cards, Joan and congratulations on the guest designer position. Your snow card is so fun and whimsical. And I love all the gorgeous textures, elements and beautiful bird images on your layers of colors card.

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Joan, I adore your Belli card - what a fun image and such a great card!I love the button/snowflake combo.

Congrats on the Layers of Colors GD gig! Your paper pieced birds are terrific with that Kaisercraft birdcage - wonderful idea!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Gorgeous cards Joan, I especially love the first one, so beautiful!

Linda Palmer said...

I love the birds on the first card. Will checkout their website for sure. Love the idea of stamping them on dp or scraps. I always love any snowman. They are some of my favorite images. This one is so cute looking at them from the back. Great cards.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Joan - what a gorgeous card - we are thrilled to have you with us at LOC - the images are gorgeous in your hands! I love the colours and the dimension you have happening here - fanulous Joan and such a great combo of images! Thank you for sharing Joan - I look forward to seeing more! {{{hugs}}}

joy said...

Joan, I just knew you would have a wonderful card! I love your image and how you have colored it! The flower soft makes it extra special!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Thank you Joan! It's our honor to have you join us this month! I LOVE your style and your joyful friendship!

These cards are delightful in every way! I love your use of color and layers!

Denise Marzec said...

CONGRATULATIONS, girlie! They sure ARE lucky to have you. I love the ric rac ribbon layered over the cork on the first one. Love the colors on the second and that FUN image! Hehe!

Melisa Waldorf said...

I LOVE both of these Joan, but especially the LOC card ... I'm kinda partial though. I love how you did each bird a different color and the cork board!! I'm so excited you are the guest designer this month! I can't wait to see what else you come up with. It' so much fun to see how many different ways each designer uses LOC stamps. I'm always seeing new things and learning!
Have a blessed day!

hugs,
Melisa

Jessica said...

Beautiful cards, Joan! So happy to hear you are guest designing for Layers of Color this month - can't wait to see what else you have planned for us!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Your birds are so pretty and springy feeling. Darling snowman card Joan. So so cute.

Carole of Brum said...

2 very great cards, but I have to say that the birdcage card is WONDERFUL, love it a lot! I adore those Annalee papers and havent been able to use mine yet, just too nice to cut them. congratulations on being the Guest Designer, you def deserve it. Well done! CoB