Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Jingle Belles 48 - Candy Kisses

We're ending up the Jingle Belle challenges this week with a yummy one.  Our prompt is Candy Kisses - and our cards can have anything to do with holiday food.  Well, when I think of holiday food I do, indeed think of all the festive candies and cookies that pop up all over the place and tempt me to no end.  I was perplexed however, when HWNSNBP and I were in Shop Rite last Friday and I could not find a bag of regular milk chocolate candy kisses.  They had peppermint, dark chocolate, caramel, and a few others but no plain milk chocolate ones.  And I didn't even care if they had the red and green wrappers, I just wanted some milk chocolate candy kisses.  Oh well, I gues I can bank those calories for later in December when I will be tempted with all the other goodies. 

But before I side-track myself even more with thoughts of chocolate chip cookies and cinnamon marshmallows let me show you my card for the week.

I've had this $1 candy stamp for a long time and inked it up for the first time.  It was a little tedious coloring it and I'm sure that someone with Copic Markers or any of those other similar markers could have done a better job of coloring this image, but my SU markers didn't do too bad. 

The glittery background paper was a "Black Friday" purchase at Mikes with my 30% off before.... I forget what time of the day, but we were there around 9 a.m.  And the little glittery lollipop button also found it's way into my bag that day along with some lights and mucho ribbon and lots of other stuff. 

A trip to the Christmas Tree Shop on Saturday with my daughter yielded an addition to my border punches as they had these MS punches for a fraction of the original cost in the craft stores.  Who can resist a good deal on a punch?  I have to admit that it is kind of difficult to use this on thicker paper which is probably why they were so reduced and found in the CTS, but the Whisper White was okay, and if I just want those little gingerbread people I found I can punch them out on either side individually with the thicker paper.  Come to think of it, as I look at the card I think I will do that and add one on each side of the sentiment.

The ribbon treatment was an attempt to fill in that blank space created by not stamping that candy image twice, but I really thought that that would be too much busyness. 

So that is the last of the Jingle Belle challenges for this year.  I have to thank Lauren and Stef for coming up with this idea and for providing the venue to share all these cards since last January.  It really has put my mind at ease a little knowing that I will not have to do this in December.   I may even get to spend some time putting together some Christmas Thank You cards to have on hand and ready to send out right after the holiday instead of in January! 

I also would like to thank all the guest hostesses who came up with such great prompts for us and for all those fellow Jingle Belles who visited me here on my blog and commented on my cards.  I know that we are all limited in time, otherwise we wouldn't have been doing this, and I'm sorry that I didn't get to visit with the JB's as often as I would have liked to. 

I'm also glad that there were a couple of weeks when I made multiple cards because there were a couple of challenges I missed, like last week - I really wanted to make a Festivus card, but just couldn't fit it in!

And now I'll go take a peek at the gallery and look forward to seeing what the ladies will be coming up with for 2012!


  1. well now, this card is a ♥SWEET TREAT♥ by anyone's standards, and even better knowing that you've worked in a brand new purchase AND some previously un-inked rubber... that's the way to do it, my friend!

    thank you so much for sharing all of your lovely cards this year and for your enthusiasm and support! and *YES* i have to agree wholeheartedly that this is the most relaxed i've ever been on 11-30, and boy it feels GOOOOOOOD!!!! ♥

    ps: oof!!! i forgot to add *FESTIVUS* to last week's list of alternative holidays! yikes!!! thank you for reminding me now, i'll add it to next year's list!!! :) :) :)

  2. Lorraine, this is so festive and fun! You got some terrific buys on your shopping venture. It must be a great feeling to be ahead of the game.

  3. I really like the layout with the ribbon and the button. And all I can say is that from what I have personally seen of your work, you do more than beautifully without Copics!! I look at that bicycle on last year's Christmas card and amazed at your detailed colouring.


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