Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Jingle Belles One More Time

A Recent Conversation 

HWNSNBP:  Do we have enough Christmas cards made?
(yes, he said we)
ME:  I don't know, I haven't counted them, but we probably don't.
(yes, I said we with emphasis)
HWNSNBP:  You know it's getting close to December.
(I ignore that because I might say something I might regret.)

Last Night

HWNSNBP:  What are you working on?
ME:  Christmas cards.
HWNSNBP:  Are we going to have enough yet?  You know it's almost December.
(I lifted my head and gave him the look, and he backed out of the room with...)
HWNSNBP:  Okay, I'll leave you alone.  I'm not checking up on you.  
(no, I haven't harmed him.......yet)

If you read my last two Jingle Belles posts you'll know that I promised to make a card with a new stamp.  Well, I was having so much fun coloring this image that I made three.  The stamp is from Lil Inkers and I saw it used on The Daily Marker blog.  Kathy was using it for placecards, and I might do that too, but I knew that I had to have that stamp so I quickly placed my order with Lil Inkers and got it in plenty of time for this challenge to use flowers on our cards.  Of course, the bird was the big selling point for me, but the whole design really spoke to me.  

I colored them with color pencils and I did two bluebirds and a European robin.  There's another sentiment you can chose "Deck the Halls" and I'm saving that for another time.  BTW - my daughter treated me to a MISTI last Christmas and while I've used it before, but with this card, lining up the sentiments on the ribbon was so much quicker.  

I used a poinsettia embossing folder for the back panel and added a length of polka dotted ribbon (another cleaning find) behind the image that I fussy cut around.  It still needed something so I used a Sizzix die to die cut the spray of greenery for the background.  

Here's some close-ups, but the colors are really more vibrant like the first picture in the post.

Okay, now I really have to get going over to the Jingle Belles blog to get this posted and to visit the other lovely creations from this challenge.  Won't you join me by clicking here.  


  1. Look at you rockin' the flowers again ... love these ... thanks for always supporting us at jingle belles.

  2. Yes, I get that "we" too. I spotted the European robin straight away even before I read down through the post. He looks perfectly coloured :D. I had my American bird book out today as I was trying to colour a tiny little stamp (Bird for All Seasons" as a bluebird...
    Those cards are just adorable, I can see why you fell for the stamp.

  3. The 'we' comes up in our too. I must admit, I have caught myself using it on occasion, but we won't talk about that. Beautiful cards Lorraine. Good luck with meeting your 'quota'. It's only November 19th. I am sure you will make it.


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