Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Jingle Bells Kickstart with the Chicks

Hi there.  I'm so glad you've stopped by!

I have a couple of cards today.

First off a fun one.

This stamp set was a Christmas gift from a sweet friend.  
I love that I could break it out for the Jingle Belles Challenge who want bells
and for the Krafty Chicks challenge.

I've colored using Zigs and the colors and sketch from challenges at 
My Favorite Things, who made this delightful stamp.
(Oops, the Sketch Challenge has ended.  Drat.)

I used another set that the same sweet friend gave me.
This one is from Power Poppy and is colored with Arteza Twimarkers.
Christmas Kickstart is asking for a wreath.

Since both of these sets are getting their initiation, I'll take them
over to Darnell's NBUS challenge.

Christmas Kickstart: Wreathed in Christmas Smiles
Jingle Belles: Those Christmas Bells
Krafty Chicks: Christmas
MFT Color Challenge: Use Grout Gray, Lemon Chiffon, Lush Lagoon, Steel Gray
NBUS Challenge 14: Never Before Used Schtuff

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Christmas sELFies, Jingle All the Way (MFT)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:   Watercolor (TH, Pacific Point (SU), Neenah Solar White
Other:  Zigs (32 Persian Blue, 51 Lemon, 91 Lt. Gray, 71 Flesh 220 Tea Rose), Twimarker (321 Charcoal Gray), Double Pierced Squares (Avery Elle), Crackle EF (Darice, Glitter Pen

Card Recipe (cars 2)
Stamps:  Berry Sweet Holiday (PP)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red ink and marker (SU)
Paper:   Neenah Classic Natural, Baked Brown Sugar (ret. SU)
Other: Arteza Twimarkers (195 Green, 207 Forest Green, 114 Ruby Red, 335 Raw Umber), Subtle EF (SU), Xstitch EF (ret. SU), Gold Twine, Gold Dazzling Details (SU)


SmilynStef said...

your elf card is so stinkin' cute ... thanks for ringing your bells with us at jingle belles.

Christine Alexander said...

OMG that Elf card is so adorable, and love the gold bells on your wreath :)

Dotty Jo said...

Love both cards, Bonnie! Your wreath card is just gorgeous and I love the addition of the bow and embossing too. Thanks so much for playing along with Robyn and I at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A Fun and an elegant in one post? both are fabulous.
Faith x

Pat said...

Two fantastic Christmas cards Bonne, and who could resist that sweet fun elf in the brightly coloured blue and the perfect sentiment, and then the prettily coloured wreath with the beautiful gold embossed background, a really elegant card. x

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh I do love that elf Bonnie and he never fails to make me smile. Love the wreath card too with the embossed kisses and the gold thread. Vicky x
PS SO pleased you're joining my 'make a card and miss the challenge deadline' club!!!

I Card Everyone said...

I think I might have said 'I need a little Christmas!' and here you are, with the jolliest little elf in the crew! SO cute, Bonnie!
As cute as Mr. Jingle is, your wreath is absolutely beautiful! I'm loving all the embossing on your cards today!

Nstiz said...

What fun images, Bonnie. Love that elf hanging upside down and what a gorgeous job you did on that wreath. The layout of the elf is so creative. Love the use of your embossing folders, something I never think to do.

JosieD said...

Super cute Jingle Bells card and a lovely, versatile wreath card! Like the gold dazzle on the wreath...sets it off so nicely.

Trina P. said...

Oh that elf is way too cute and your wreath is gorgeous. Two different types of Christmas cards, yet both equally amazing.

jimlynn said...

Your first card is so much FUN!!! Love that little guy.
The wreath is gorgeous. Two wonderful cards.

Marcia Hill said...

I think that upside down elf is my favorite image in that set and just perfect for the jingle bell challenge! Love him in blue too rather than the traditional red or green! And your wreath is absolutely GORGEOUS Bonnie! The detail is amazing and you've colored it just beautifully too! FABULOUS cards my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Nance said...

Great Christmas cards, Bonnie. I love the elf. I need to break mine out and color them. And the blue and white color combo makes him more fun. Hugs my friend!

Sandy said...

Cute! I think after this virus thing, we are all feeling a little upside down!
Sandy xx

Brenda in IN said...

The elf is so cute and the wreath is lovely. Two great cards and I like how you used embossing folders on both. Cute design on the elf card too.

lauren bergold said...

oh my gosh, that elf is waaaay too cute and too funny, and as always you've made him into a beautiful card! what a great way to ring those xmas bells with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two fabulous cards, Bonnie! I really chuckled at the upside down elf on card one and adored your wreath with all the subtle shimmer!!

Tangii said...

2 great simple cards. Thanks for joining us again at the Krafty Chicks Challenge, looking forward to see you again.

Mac Mable said...

What a fun elf card, which made me laugh...thank you x. Glorious wreath card, which is so very pretty Bonnie x.

kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful cards Bonnie - the elf gave me a smile, and I love the texture at the base of your wreath card - I must remember that... I have the dies, just forget to use them :)
Stay safe

Ros Crawford said...

That elf is so fun! I like that you used the blue there too... It would make a super card for my DH - His football team is those colours Lol! Loving the glittery bells on your pretty wreath too... You certainly haven't lost your inspiration my friend... Have a wonderful day!

LeAnne said...

Love that funny little elf, especially in BLUE! That would be me, the only elf not in red or green! Your wreath is pretty too...you know I love any and everything you create!

Bobby said...

What could be cuter than a blue elf hanging a bell. He's darling, Bonnie. The wreath is beautiful and there is that wonderful embossing that always adds so much to your cards.

TK said...

Your elfin' card is adorable, I just adore that stamp! So fun! Your beautiful wreath is colored perfectly too -- another 2 down for Christmas :o)

Robyn Oliver said...

A gorgeous wreath card Bonnie - the colours you've used are beautiful together - the card feels serene and the lines of embossing are a great finishing touch - thanks for sharing with Christmas Kickstart, Robyn

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, your elf card is so darn cute and fun! I love the stamp, the sketch, and the blues. Your wreath looks so pretty with the gold pom poms and gold cord. Every time I see that Subtle embossing folder I want to run right out and buy it.

Loll said...

Your elf is so darn cute!! Love this image and the colours you've used on him. So bright and fun! :)

Your Christmas wreath with gold jingle belles is so beautiful. Love the details with gold cording and the warm brown background. Gorgeous! xx

BożenA said...

One post and so different emotions for these two cards. The first so funny and surprising with beautiful royal blue. I love it for all these layers, it's too hard for me to build a card this way. The second card is the quintessence of elegance. Wonderful colors and I love all embossing on the card.

Jo said...

The blue elf is such a cutie, love how you played around with the blue. He is definitely on a jingle :D
The second, more serious, is special too! xx