Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Jingle Belles 2014 - Weeks 1 & 2 - Something Old, Something New

I'm sneaking this in just under the wire (I hope).  I want to take December 2014 back and work on my Christmas cards throughout the year.  So, I hope to participate in the Jingle Belles challenges once again beginning with this first one of 2014.  Marrying the old and new.  We are to use something from our stash and something new.  I'm stretching this a bit as most of these ingredients are new, but some of them I've had for some time and haven't used them, so I'm counting them as oldest of the new.

Well, I didn't make it under the wire to post it on the Jingle Belles blog and it's probably just as well.  I kind of threw this together after work today and the picture isn't even that good.  The bottom of the card is the same color red as the top and I really wanted to find some smaller red jewels so I could add a group of three.  This size is just too big for that.  

My challenge will be to improve the design of this card and make sure that I have two of them since we are in the second week of the year.  Or maybe it will be just one of a kind.  We'll see.

Oh, and let me say these are all dies - the Happy Holidays and the Jingle Bells are Memory Box dies.  The fir fronds and pine cones are Impression Obsession and because I rushed I broke my Big Shot plate embossing those pine cones.  That'll teach me to rush!  Luckily I have a spare set.


  1. well, i'm sorry about the deadline thingie, but i'm GLAD you left a comment b/c there is NO WAY i'd've wanted to miss this lovely card! really really love the way you've combined multiple dies and STILL pulled off such a fabulous C&S vibe... someday you'll have to essplain to me *HOW* you do that, lol! meanwhile a very happy new year to you, missus, and thanks for joining in our JINGLE BELLES fun! ♥

  2. Bummer on the broken plate ... but fabulous embossed texture ... love love love those pinecones ... so glad you joined our first jingle belles prompt of 2014 ... always glad to see you.


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