Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Belli Challenge 134

This is my first post as a Belli Girl and I'm so excited. The theme of this challenge is Snowflakes!   Check out the Creative Belli Challenge blog to see all the wonderful creations by the design team.  So much inspiration!  You have two weeks to submit your entry in the challenge and if you're chosen as a Belle you'll be asked to be a guest designer on one of our challenges and receive a badge for your blog.

In keeping with the spirit of the Belli Challenges , we encourage you to use your OLD and FORGOTTEN embellishments.  Be sure and pop on over to the Belli Challenges and show us your snowflakes!!


I usually have to make several birthday cards this time of year and always try to give them a wintery type look. I think the snowflake and cardinal fit the bill (no pun intended!).  I've used some old DP scraps that I had laying around and a nestie I seldom use to showcase the pretty cardinal.  The snowflake was made with a MS punch and I added a button that came off a shirt of mine last year!  The white brads were added at the top.  I have so many white brads and always forget to use them......Maybe I just have too much stuff!  The cardinal was colored with Copics and I added some shine to the branches with a Stardust pen.

(Oh, and be prepared.....I have another Funny Friday coming up this week!)

Thanks for stopping by.......and if you have snow in your area, send it to South Texas!  I always say if it's going to be cold, it might as well snow!  Be sure and enter the Belli Challenge and show us some snowflakes!

Lynn

34 comments:

Marilyn said...

Wowsa Lynn! I love the red and white and that splash of tartan is perfect!

Linda said...

Lovely card Lynn as always! Love the colours to! Congratulations on your new DT over at Belli's you are a great inspiration to me!

Hugs
Linda xxx

Cheryl said...

This is so pretty! The cardinal looks ready to fly off the page. Congrats on joining the Creative Belli team!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Congrats to you on joining the team! What a fun and inspiring challenge, too. I know I have MORE then a few neglected embellies in my craft room. Haha! Your card is gorgeous, Lynn. I love the bright red and white and the cardinal just pops off that polkadot background. So pretty! :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Lynn, I love the image, the tartan paper and the snowflake with the button.
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

Beautiful card Lynn, absolutely sensational! Congratulations on the new team, you will be treasured.

NanaConnie said...

Congrats on your new DT position, Lynn! I'm so excited for you. :-D Magnificent cardinal and I love the combo of polka dot and plaid papers. Really well done.

Becky said...

Congratulations on your new DT position Lynn.. This card is just gorgeous with all that red and polka dots

Lynn McAuley said...

I love this gorgeous birthday creation with your beautiful winter cardinal and snowflake embellishment!! Sensational work for the Belli Team, Lynn

Paige said...

The red and white color combo is so striking with this image! You did an awesome job coloring in the cardinal!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!!! The red is just stunning!!!
You laid out those brads perfectly! I always have a problem lining them up straight!!!

Great challenge too!
Maria

Ceal said...

beautiful card, love your coloring on the cardinal

Lesley said...

This is lovely Lynn, the colours are gorgeous and pop off the page! Congratulations on the new DT.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your great card- the image is colored beautifully- and I love the DSP and the snowflake! We have no snow in Chicago to ship to you- sadly......! Welcome to the Belli girls!!!

Margaret said...

Too much stuff?! Bite your tongue!!
This is fantastic! I love the bold colors and your bird is beautiful! A wonderful winter card!

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn, Very nice card. What a great coloring job on your Cardinal. The b/g paper is so sweet looking and I love that you used the white brads. Good point, I don't use white ones too much either. I'll have to start. I like your snowflake with the button. Great start as a Belli girl. congrats.

MiamiKel said...

Congratulations on being a Belli girl! They are blessed to have you :) This is one dazzling, eye cathing card! All the red - glorious! Hugs! x0x0

punknscrap said...

Lovely card Lynn, gorgeous colouring of that great image. Nice match with the papers too.

StephC said...

Gorgeous! Love the red. Fabulous card!

Carol L said...

Congratulations Belli Girl! Your cardinal card is fabulous! I just LOVE that plaid dp with the polka dots, and the fonts on the sentiment are beautiful! I love the vivid red color of your cardinal too! Gorgeous card!

Joan Ervin said...

You have made such a beautiful winter birthday card, Lynn...the cardinal is sooo pretty!!!!

Robin Parker said...

This is just gorgeous. Love the designer paper and the snowflake with the red button.

maryr917 said...

great card for your first post as a Belli girl Lynn-I love it-birds are some of my fave iamges-we had 4" of snow here in Pittsburgh yesterday-I would gladly send it your way-although it will probably be melted by week-end

Vicky Hayes said...

It's blowing up a gale here in the UK Lynn but your bright card has definitely warmed things up! I love this gorgeous cardinal especially with the touch of plaid down the side. Happy new year to you!

joy said...

Lynn, this is a beautiful! I love how richly you have colored the cardinal and your paper combination is gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

I love that bright Cardinal! Aren't they most beautiful in the snow?

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Lynn, this is a stunning card! I love the bright red and he gorgeous image!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Lynn! I love that image and it's colored beautifully!! Congrats on your new DT!
Tammy :)

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Beautiful card Lynn! Congrats on your new DT position - how awesome!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Lynn, this is so pretty and I just love how you have the papers behind that beautiful cardinal. OOOOHHHH can't wait for my Funny Friday:)

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty and a great card for a winter birthday.
Congrats on your DT position.

Colleen Holmes said...

Lynn, this card is so pretty and elegant! I love the red and white together which makes the bird pop right off the page! Over the top with this one!!! Happy New Years! Hugz

Jean McKenzie said...

Lynn, this is so pretty done with the red and white! That is a gorgeous image and I love your colouring and those lovely tartan and spot papers.

Darlene said...

Rich, vibrant colors, perfectly colored Cardinal, tartan plaid, white snowflake accented with a bright red button, pretty layering behind the image. What's not to love??? This is knock out, shut the door, beautiful!