Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Jingle Belles 37

Yes, that's correct.  It is Jingle Belles 37.  I was so busy last week that I missed a day and totally missed the deadline to get my card in.  Well, to be honest, it wasn't even done, but the challenge was pretty straightforward and....... well, no more excuses.  I'm posting this today before I run out of time again (as I'm staying late at work yet again!).

The challenge this week is call Deck the Halls brought to us by Ms. Sue Culloti and we are to:

"make a freestanding (2.5 x 3.5") xmas-themed Artist Trading Card


add an ATC-sized element to your holiday card


incorporate a playing card into your design


use a recycled xmas card (or an element from

one!) on your (newly made) holiday card!"

I had purchased some ATC watercolor blanks over the summer - for what I do not know - so I scrounged around and found them - lucky for me - and used an image from a stamp that I had recently purchased at a stamp store I visited recently.  (I'm a sucker for bird images you know!)

Then, feeling in a dreary mood (from the week I was having last week) I decided to go really out of the box and use some "different" holiday colors.  Well, really only one unique color - yellow!

Do you like it?  I know it's out there a little, but I just got a book from one of those book thingy's that sends you a Christmas book each year and one of the featured sections was Christmas in Yellow, White, and I think Gray.  Not what I would choose, as yellow doesn't happen to be one of my favorites, but I think it worked for this card based on the background paper.

Okay, maybe I'll be back to add more rambling on to this, but I've got to get going and finish up.

You do want to see the rest of the cards for this week right?  Click here.


  1. do i like it???! ♥HUBBA HUBBA♥!!! :) that is gorgeous... so vibrant and fresh-looking! i LOOOOVE the stamp (& your coloring!) and that holly paper is great. i confess that i would've *probably* thought "red" first... but looking at this i'm wondering why b/c the yellow totally WORKS! well done, you, on all counts! ♥

  2. Love that sweet little bird ... and what a fun border punch ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

  3. What a sweet image, and what a sweet card! I really like the yellow (not one of my faves, usually, either) on this! Great coloring on the ATC, too.

  4. ooo - i have some of those ATC watercolor blanks, too (and i don't know why) - wish i'd thought of that. on the other hand, mine wouldn't be as well colored or anywhere near as cute!

  5. I love it! The background sorta reminds me of a partidge in a pear tree....but its really a birdie on a holly sprig! Or whatever that branch is....I so don't know my trees...or bushes.....Ha!

    Very nicely done! Your card is Christmas and refreshing! Love the colors!

  6. LOVE the yellow for Christmas!!!! So cheerful!!!! :) And you know how much I love birds too :) Hope you are feeling 100% better! I just caught up on your blog and read about your emergency room visit :( Hope you are able to have a beautiful weekend! Thank you for sharing this gorgeous, cheerful creation!!!! :)

  7. Lorraine, I can't tell you how delighted I am when I find you have left another kind comment on my blog. What a delight to come here for a visit. Your writing is so charming and makes me laugh! Your card creations are absolutely wonderful. I have always wanted to learn to stamp and color. Someday.... I hope you have a lovely weekend. Elizabeth, Creative Breathing


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