Thursday, December 8, 2011

Jingle All The Way

It's already been a crazy week around here - and it's not over with yet!  I usually post something on Wednesday - but didn't get around to it this week.  Hopefully I'll get back in the groove in the next day or two and get some things created.  Maybe I'm suffering from Christmas card burn-out!    Right now though I'm just trying to finish the last of the litter (Raggedy Andy doll) in Christmas gifts!

What's not to love about Dasher (SU).  To me it's one of those images that you could use all year long - if Christmas lasted that long.....sigh......He's stamped in Versa Mark and embossed in silver.  The ribbon is some I've had close to forever and just never think about using it.  Same way with the gingham patterned paper.  I think I've had these two little pieces for about a year. I'm thinking I need to remember to get some more red and white gingham - especially with Valentine's Day right around the corner.  Anyway.....I added some little silver bells to the ribbon, made a double bow with the Bow-Easy, and then added some white "greenery" under the bow. 

I'll enter this in the following challenges:  Skipping Stones Designs (Sketch - check it out on their blog),  Creative Belli Challenges (Winter/Christmas), Creative Card Crew (Tis the Season), Kaboodle Doodles (Colors of Christmas), and Dolce Stamps and Cards (cards with some shine).

Thanks for stopping by.........
Lynn

53 comments:

Monica said...

Love your embossed image with the rhine stones. The bells and ribbon are to die for. So perfect and stylish.
xxx Monica

Marilyn said...

This is brilliant and gorgeous Lynn! The gems in the antlers and the bells down the ribbon are like wowsa... very creative!

Tammy said...

I LOVE your card Lynn! Bells make a great embellishment for the handsome reindeer!

Dixie said...

Just gorgeous, Lynn! Love how you did Dasher up in the silver with the gems, so pretty. He pairs just beautifully with the papers and ribbon you used. Absolutely loving the bells too.

Tammy said...

This is GORGEOUS Lynn!! I love the silver embossing with the red gems and the tiny bells are so cute! Beautiful creation!
Tammy :)

NanaConnie said...

Marvelous with Dancer done in silver EP, Lynn. Great touch adding the jingle bells to the ribbon, too! I love red and white as a color combo for Christmas, but I get tired of it for Valentine cards. :-D

Karen said...

Love your card Lynn. Dasher is dashing with his sparkly antlers. The red, white and silver really says Christmas.

Margaret said...

Red and white, perfect for Christmas. I love your ribbon and the little bells
Thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew for this challenge
Margaret :o)

Linda said...

Oh my goodness Lynn what a simply stunning card. I do love red and white together and Dancer looks fabulous done in silver EP.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Donna Hanley said...

Hi Lynn, Adorable card. I love that stamp and it is well used in my house. Love the red gems you added. The brad, ribbon and "greenery" all add such a nice flair to this beautul card. I guess you are working on my order for Ann & Andy dolls, huh. Good thing, I was afraid they would not get here in time for the holidays. LOL. I'm glad I'm not near you, you'd probably want to hit me and I would not blame you. Any have a great day and thanks for taking the time to share with us.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Lynn

What a pretty card! I love Dasher and I have that stamp too. Love how you've used him here really lovely.

Thanks so much for sharing your card with us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.

Tina

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Lynn,I love the raindeer and the jingle bells,
Kevin xx

KER said...

I LOVE THIS CARD!...dasher is a fave...and the bells on the ribbon...perfect!

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Wonderful use of ribbon and effective use of digi stamp on your predominantly red Christmas card!

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ Colors of Christmas Challenge!

Kath
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is so pretty, love the image being embossed in silver with the red. Loving all those little details you added, with the pine branch and bells. Hope things calm down so you can sit back and enjoy the holiday.

Jennipher said...

Oh, I love what you did with dasher Lynn! This card is so pretty and sparkly. The red plaid is a nice addition too. What the heck...I love it all.

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Gorgeous!!! That reindeer is awesome!! Love the bling on the atlers!!!

And yes, gingham and bow are outstanding on this!!!!!
Maria

MiamiKel said...

Such a pretty holiday card, Lynn! Love the red - it just pops with this beautiful reindeer! Love the little touches of the dazzlers, lol - just super all around, one of my favorite images of the holidays is a reindeer so I'm smiling HUGE at your post! Love!!!! x0x0

Studio-Sara said...

Thank you, Lynn, for your kind comment! Made my day! :) Your blog is *fantastic*, by the by!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, I looove this, Lynn!!!!! Dasher looks beautiful in silver and how cool are those cute little bells!!!!!

Sharon said...

Absolutely love this Lynn. Superb design, gorgeous image and just love that bow you've made. A really stunning card! hugs Sharon

Jingle said...

WOW! This is just so very pretty!!!

Vicky Hayes said...

Your red white and silver colour scheme is fantastic Lynn! I love Dasher too and I do use him all year round - if you colour him with markers you can leave out the Christmassy antlers!

Princess Scrapper Stamper said...

WOW!! Lynn this card is just amazing! I love it!

I'm glad that you decided to play along with us at Dolce Stamps Thursday Metallic/Shine challenge, your card looks fabulous in the challenge gallery!

Just wanted to mention that in order to be eligible to receive the free goodies, you will need to become a follower of the Dolce Stamps challenge blog.

Again, thanks for playing along with us and if you'd like your card to appear in the Splitcoast challenge gallery, you could add DSAC07 to your keywords!

Big Hugs & Happy Holidays!

Heather

Dolce Stamps and Cards said...

Your right who doesn't love Dasher, and when it is in such a beautiful card like this it is impossible to not to love. Great detail love the colors. Thank you for joining us at Dolce Shine/Metallic Challenge.

Colleen Holmes said...

Absolutely love this Lynn. Awesome design, gorgeous image and loving the bow you've made. A very beautiful card! Hugz, Colleen

jkreucher said...

Oh How Beautiful! I love the shine on this beauty!
So glad you joined us in the Dolce Stamps and Cards metallic and shine challenge!
Judy

Karen W said...

Very cute card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Belli!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

I love your card and how you used the jingle bells on it!! Your so clever! Thanks for visiting me! I hope your hubby is doing well!

Anonymous said...

Lynn, this card is beautiful! I love the red color scheme and those bells are the perfect embellishment, placed so perfectly!

Jeanette

Babette said...

Wow! You used lots of embellishments and they look great together. I especially love the reindeer with the jewels.

Cindy said...

Lynn I love your card LOVE LOVE the silver bells...
Thanks for joinging us at Dolce Stamps and Cards.
Cindy

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Ahh, Dasher - I love him and he is one of my fav SU stamps. LOVE him embossed in silver and love how elegant the red/white/silver colour combo looks. Love how you added the silver bells to the ribbon - what a fab idea.

Shannon White said...

Wowzers Lynn! This is Fabulous! I love your Darling Reindeer and his bling! Your Dp's and ribbon are just Perfect, not to mention the Sweet jingle bells and white greenery too! Just Fabulous all the way around! Love it!

Hope you are having a Fantastic weekend Lady! 8-)
Hugs
Shannon

Carol L said...

WOW Lynn, this is just gorgeous!! I LOVE the white ferns and jingle bells with all the red and white! You've created a real beauty here with Dasher!

Ellen said...

Your card rocks! Love the gingham and the bling in the antlers! Fabulous christmas card!! Thanks for playing in the Dolce Stamps and Cards Sparkle and Shine Challenge!
Have a very Merry Christmas!!
Ellen

Tara said...

Beautiful card Lynn! Iove using silver embossing powder. Thanks for joining Dolce Stamps for the challenge.

Darlene said...

GREAT CARD!! Love Dasher and the red & white gingham with the bells & white greenery is very festive. Smashing card!

Karen Howard said...

I know what you mean about christmas card burn out!!! I just finished the last of mine although it will take until Christmas to blog them all. I love the embossed reindeer on your card and the bells down the ribbon! Hugs, Karen

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow Lynn this is a beauty, I love the red, white and silver color combination you've used! It is a busy time of year isn't it? (:

Shawna said...

Jingle all the way indeed! This card is stunning Lynn. From the seasonal red and white, the bling on the antlers, right down to those little bells.. . . . . fabulous card!

Nancy in Iowa said...

Very elegant! I LIKE it!

RORO LEE said...

Everything goes so well together! Nice card, Lynn!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I need more Christmas cards- I have not had this stamp out at all....II just gotta CASE this beauty!!! Wonderful Lynn!

Lynn McAuley said...

Love Dasher with the jingle bells and jewels!! What a sensational holiday design, Lynn!

ThePurplePlace said...

Another WINNER! I also own this stamp and had not used it at all this year, but now that I have seen how wonderful your card came out, I'm tempted to pull it out and make a card! I think embossing with this stamp makes it perfect and always make the cards even more special!!

Love....and thank YOU for always leaving me so many wonderful and sweet comments! They ALL mean so much and are truly appreciated!

Hugs,
Lis

xGemmax said...

wow what a gorgeous card hunni...great colours & beautiful image too!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Katie Gehring said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at Skipping Stones Designs this week!

Margaret said...

Gorgeous card! I don't know what I love more...beautiful Dasher in his silver embossing and bling, that gorgeous ribbon, the pretty gingham paper, or those super sweet silver bells on the ribbon!!! Awesome card, Lynn!!

Melissa said...

Oh, I LOVE this, Lynn! The red and white are perfect for a holiday card and you've put them together so well on this!!

Stephanie said...

Now this is just GORGEOUS!!! Love the embossed image, and the bling, and the bells, and the ribbon.....lol Thanks for sharing some inspiration over at SSD this week!

Miss Amber said...

Lynn! Those bells are such an excellent idea for a Christmas card! Loving the color combo too! Perfect :)

Shirley said...

How really beautiful and elegant. Your image is just perfect for the rest of your card!...or is it the other way around!