Monday, July 24, 2017

Ding Dong!

Another fortnight has sped by and its time once more for the girls in the Christmas Club to show their makes. Margaret chose the theme this time which is Jingle Bells.
A quick look in my used christmas card pile turned up the following  which I had already trimmed  down prior to taking the photo.

Straight onto card no1. which I have matted onto a christmas paper from Nitwits From their Holly Jolly Frolics range 'Ticking Green'. Matted onto gold shimmer card stock and then adhered to a red card blank. The yellow bow was on my desk and matched the bells perfectly.

Card no2.  had a slight mishap in that I had cut the green parchment and gold shimmer papers in ascending size to mount the bell card onto.  Had them all sitting straight in the middle of the card  but then I knocked the card sideways and the pile shifted to how you see them now and I liked it better so left as is. I went over the  bow with red glitter glue and it now has a nice sparkle to it. The sentiment is an Xcut die  which also comes with a little die cut bell which you will see used on a card further down.  Design paper by Raspberry Road in their Christmas Collection  free in Quick Cards Magazine several years ago now. 

Now it wouldn't be Christmas if card no3. didn't have any acetate on it but just when I wanted the camera to show  a bit of glare it decided to take a perfect photo. The acetate is there  though trust me. I attached using a different method this time  and you can't see any ds tape. I will leave you to work out how I did it!

For the next 3 cards I delved into my christmas stash for some bell ideas. This first one uses a memory box die 'Swirl Bell' that I die cut from gold shimmer card stock and backed with green parchment paper and then fussy cut round. Tied together with a snippet of gold thread. You can just see the little additional bells that I cut using the Xcut die from above. I used more green parchment paper and embossed using a folder by Crafts -Too called  'Merry Christmas' . Attached to  a blank card base. Camera decided to give me a pink background  even though the card was standing in my white light box. Now why couldn't it have done that on my pink card from  the previous post!!

 Card no5. uses 2 different shades of yellow/gold shimmer card and a holographic red sticker . The bell design in the centre and the sentiment were from another gold sticker sheet.

My last card to show you uses bell design silver stickers , a sentiment sticker and silver strips to edge the red card which is adhered to silver shimmer card stock. 

I'm late in linking up so apologies to Margaret for being so but I  entirely blame that time thief. If anyone spots him make a Citizens Arrest!!

Linking up to the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenges #159 Christmas in July.
Aud Sentiments #184 Christmas  in July.
Crafting By Designs # Recycle, reuse, repurpose.
Crafty Gals Corner #132 Christmas in July.
Creative Moments #122 Anything goes +Christmas  in July.
Little Red Wagon #403 Christmas in July.
A Gem of a Challenge #199 Christmas in July.


  1. Wow Valery that's good value for one challenge....6 beautifully bell themed cards....and well worth all your time and effort,never mind feeling satisfied with using stash and recycling...fabulous xxxxxx

  2. Oh they are so beautiful. Love them all!
    Valerija xx

  3. Wow, so many fab cards with bells!
    xxx Margreet

  4. Hi Valery
    Wow all fabulous cards...
    Hugs Sylvie x

  5. A brilliant selection of jingle bells Christmas cards - well done. Time thief active around here as well - he gets about a bit like Santa does!!

  6. What a wonderful set of cards, it's so satisfying to get a little pile of Christmas cards done at once isn't it especially when no matter how many we make we always seem to need more :)
    Hugs Kaz xx

  7. Super cards Valery. I love them all. x

  8. Wow, what a fantastic collection of cards Valery. Great to get some into the box to take the pressure off nearer the time.

    Sue xx

  9. Well, your bells are ringing in a great way!!
    Lia xx

  10. These are gorgeous Mrs A and so very environmentally friendly - Michelle x

  11. How many bells card, you has been so busy! Love expecially the first one card, very elegant and sweet!
    Thanks for your comment on my loss

  12. Love the way you used the holiday bells in each card design Valery.

    Hugs Diane

  13. Hi Mrs A your cards are stunning. I love that you recycle old cards I like doing that too. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  14. Hi Mrs A,
    what a wonderful array of cards and all wonderfully designed also.
    Super to re-cycle old ones and it must be so good for the enviroment to re-cycle also.
    I need to catch the time theif also.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  15. Brilliant collection of 'bell' Christmas cards, great upcycling too. xx

  16. The bells are certainly ringing here, a great set of cards, lovely images and great background.

    Kath x

  17. What beautiful cards! I love all of them! Each and every one is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Crafty Gals Corner!

  18. So cool that you did all those cards with a bell theme! I'm loving all the gold. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  19. Wow, a stunning set of cards. Can't pick a favourite, they're all fantastic. The time thief has been operating over here too, but I didn't see which way they went!

  20. Oh wow Mrs A what a beautiful selection of cards l love the theme too! sending lots of love x

  21. Help ma Bob!! Valery you got carried further than I did with these fabulous cards, each one is beautiful, couldn't possibly choose a favourite, love them all, Kate x

  22. Gorgeous cards Mrs A., beautiful detail and colors!
    Hugs, Sherry x
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

  23. What a wonderful collection of cards for the theme Mrs. A. I couldn't actually choose a favourite. Barbxx

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    Great deal of great information & this can be useful some or maybe the other way.
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