Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Creative Belli Challenge #132- Anything Winter or Christmas

For the Creative Belli Challenge this week, the challenge is to use anything Winter or Christmas themed.  

  And since I am still in need of Christmas cards....I created one more!  I was inspired last year by a Belli team member, Darsi,  that designed for Fred She Said and she makes the most gorgeous cards!!!  I love the images and have quite a few of them sitting in a computer file...unused.....!
 The spirit of the Belli challenges is to encourage you to use your OLD and FORGOTTEN embellishments! 
  I am using the Christmas Rose pre-colored stamp set from Fred She Said on Cryogen White cardstock. I tried something new- to cut out the image- I used Spellbinders Labels 9 die and just cranked the end of the die into the Cuttlebug....on each end- I do not think I have ever used this die before...... The middle portion was cut freehand. I cut out black cardstock behind the Labels 9 shape and then added Fleur De Lis corners behind that.  The sentiment is also from FFS and I used some gold findings given to me by a friend and added pearls on top of them.
 Be sure to stop by the Creative Belli Blog to see what the other Belli Girls made for you today....they are such a talented group and I am so humbled to be part of the team.  you upload a card to Splitcoast, PCP, Stamp TV or another online gallery be sure to add CBC132 in the keywords section.

Karen Wallace

Challenges for my card:
Anything Goes Challenge Blog- Cutting/altered corners
Create me Pink- red, green and gold colors
Creative Card Crew- Tis the Season
Tuesday Throwdown- Celebrate the season
Heart Song Inspiration- Christmas Red, Green and White
Come and Get it- Anything Christmas
2 Sisters- Punches/dies
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle- Holiday Card
Raise the Bar- Christmas
Thanks for stopping by! Shelly


kiwimeskreations said...

Shelly this is a really elegant card - love the black and red and the roses are fabulous.

Joanie said...

Lovely card, I especially like the nostalgic look you have created.

Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes

joy said...

Shelly, this is a beautiful card. The color combo is striking and so elegant. Thanks for letting us know how you made the frame (in my "to try" file!)

Niki said...

Gorgeous, elegant card. Love it!


Traci S. said...

Hi Shelly this is such a lovely card. I love red and black dramatic!

Congratulations, Shelly! You were randomly chosen to receive a set of cards from the He IS Able blog! Please stop by before Tuesday 8pm to claim your cards!

And, you may want to leave a comment...starting this next give away we will not only choose a random winner...but the number of cards and envelopes will be randomly chosen between 1 and 10! Now, that is exciting! You could end up with some wonderful Christmas cards in no time!

Congratulations, Again!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

paige said...

Shelly this is gorgeous! Love what you did with the dies to cut/mat your beautiful image!

jimlynn said...

Shelly, this is just fabulous! It has such a vintage feel to it...very elegant and so pretty.

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card, I love the vintage look it has and that was a neat little trick with the nestie die!
Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes
Kat xx

Karen W said...

This is so pretty, I love the image!

Laura said...

shelly this is an amazing card.I love the rich colors. TFS

Becky said...

Shelly, this is gorgeous..

Unknown said...

A lovely card the colours are just perfect. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card crew this fortnight.
Kelly x

Gopi said...

Lovely card..the flowers are so gorgeous! Thanks for joining us in our Christmas Colors Challenege!

Mary Marsh said...

this is beautiful Shelly-and pre-colored images are such a good ides to get some cards done quick-wish I had thought of that sooner

Darlene said...

Wow Shelly, this is one amazing card! Very rich and elegant. I love it!

Anonymous said...

Very elegant card, Shelly! I really like how images are mirrored. Will have to give your frame technique a try -- thanks for sharing, and for sharing your card this with us at Tuesday Throwdown! :-)

Shannah said...

What a beautiful, elegant card! So glad you joined our Heart Song Inspirations Challenge this week! Hugs, Shannah

Thanh Vo said...

Shelly, I love this classic take on Christmas.

I hope you are enjoying the holidays with your family and that you had a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar for the December Challenge.