Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Creative Belli Challenge #105- Use something that begins with an ‘R’

The Belli challenge for the next two weeks is to use anything that begins with an ‘R’.  I had a great time going through my stash looking for supplies that would fit the bill.  I ended up creating this card:
The Belli premise is to use old and possibly forgotten embellishments- I had fun with ric rac that I purchased a LONG time ago- from the Target $ spot…… I cut a piece to fit my card, and then cut another piece and wound it around itself to create the braided look that I sewed down over a red strip. 
keep winding…it may want to twist a touch
  I used an image from SU. The DSP is from My Minds Eye. I added RED cardstock (SU) with my blue sparkly ric rac braid. There is a layer of Soft Sky under that punched with the SU scalloped edge punch.  I colored the image with Copics and used Polar White Flower Soft on the coat trim and the snow. The snowflake is punched in Soft Sky and acetate.  I covered the acetate with Creative Inspirations Paint and added RED rhinestones in the center.  Finally, I added RED thread in a Zig-Zag stitch around the edge of the card. 
(HERE is a tutorial I wrote about sewing on cards.)
Be sure to visit the Creative Belli Design Team Member's blogs to read more details about their designs. You will find lots of awesome ideas!!! If you upload a card to Splitcoast , PCP, Stamp TV or another online gallery be sure to add CBC105 in the keywords section.
Chris Dickinson
Ceal Pritchett
Holly Brown
Anne Harmon
Robin Kirkpatrick
Jessica Stockmeyer
Shelly Schmidt
Maria Matter
Darsie Bruno
Melisa Waldorf
Joy Hadden
Robin Parker
Chris Olsen
I was inspired by these challenges:
AI Factory-Bring on the Bling
Digi Doodles Shops Best-Anything goes
Paper Play-Let it Snow
Stampin B’s-Snowflakes
Stamping for the Weekend-Winter
Totally Papercrafts-Snow and Snowflakes
2 Sisters-snowflakes
Craft Your Days Away-Christmas Trees
Mark’s Finest Paper-circle on card
Lexi’s Creations-Traditional Christmas Colors
Stamps R Us-Sparkles and Scallops
Thanks for stopping by,


Priyanka said...

This is soooo pretty, the background pattern paper is so beautiful and the image is perfect for this season,very nice work u did.

Katja said...

What a pretty project! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week.

Katja (DDSB-DT)

lalkygirl said...

fab card and great use of ric rac,thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck in the challenges
lalkygirl x

Benzi said...

Such a sweet card and so pretty! I love the braided ric rac and the wonderful stitching around your card. Awesome dp and image, too. So glad you joined the Stampin B's this week.

Carrie said...

what a great idea for the ric rac and I love how you used the image

Doreen said...

This is so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at

Anonymous said...

beautiful card! I love the DP! love the braided ric rac! thanks for entering this week at AIF and don't forget about our DT challenge!

Joanne (jojot) said...

this one has a bit of a vintage feel to it...lovely....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week

Maria Matter said...

Hi Shelly, hope you're having a great day!
Your card is so beautiful! love the image, colors and the fun way you used your ric rac!! Well done!
Happy Thanksgiving!
hugs & blessings!

Laura said...

Oh how cute is this.I love the image,its so adorable and the Dp is perfect with it.

Mary Marsh said...

this is such a cute card-love the retro image-the dp is such a perfect complement

Terry said...

Another adorable Christmas card! Very pretty and fun designer papers! Happy Thanksgiving!

Unknown said...

Such a lovely card!!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodles shop`s Best!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Aw!! How darling Shelley!! I just love your background paper and how you created your ric rac embellishment. Awesome stitching and design. Happy Thanksgiving!

stampingandstitching said...

This is such a cute card! Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful! Love that ribbon technique! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Karen said...

Very nice, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

joy said...

Shelly was a pretty card!Makes me want to do some stitching.

Tracy said...

Your card is wonderful and I love the little trick with the rick rack. :) Great tip! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

redwasher1 said...

This is just delightful!!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Joan Ervin said...

What a super cool way to use the rick rack, Shelly...thanks for the tutorial!!! Love that sweet little image, too, and all the pretty details you added!!!!

Karen W said...

Very cute card, she's perfect with this paper and so festive!

skylife said...

That's really interesting thing to do with the ribbons, thanks for sharing :-) Really nice card!
Thanks for joining us at DDSB

Jóna said...

Super great card !

Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best, hop to see you again.

I am posting this to all those I comment on, so you might have got this before, if so I hope it’s ok to get it again :D
I am one of the DT members at DDSB and I want to tell you about group I have opened at PCP “Fan’s of Digi Doodle Shop” and you are so very welcome to join us there :D

All the best to you, Jóna

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) the image is adorable and the papers and colours you used are fab :-)

thanks for joining us on the Totally Papercrafts Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

we would love to see this on the Simon says Stamp Challenge too :-) x

Shar B said...

Such a sweet card! Love it!

Cheryl said...

I LOVE this Shelly! I am going to have to try that trick with the rick rack.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Shelley said...

This is gorgeous, I love what you have done with the ribbon. Thanks for joining in this fortnights CYDA Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx
P.S Some blog candy here...

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Sa-weet card and image, luv it, and all the "r" work too!

Karen said...
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KraftyKoolKat said...

Lovely. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Shelly, I love all the R's, but especially the RED! Winding the rickrack together is very clever!

Karen Howard said...

This is really breathtaking! I love the image and soft look! Hugs, Karen

Kathy said...

Wow, I love this. The flower soft is such a sweet touch. I just bought this paper, too and it is one of my faves. The image is darling, and braiding the ricrac is such a great idea, really gives a different look to the ricrac.

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