Friday, July 29, 2011

Blue Christmas at Jingle Belles



    I am feeling anything but blueLauren and Stef at Jingle Belles have asked me to be their guest designer this week.  They invited me to set the challenge, and I chose "Blue Christmas."  I am an Elvis Presley fan, and I often play his Christmas album all year long.  Won't you join the Belles?  Create a Christmas card with blue as the predominant color and link your card to the Jingle Belles challenge blog.

  Jingle Belles is one of my favorite challenge blogs.  I try to play along every week when I am able.  I am usually excited to make theme cards when a holiday approaches (Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, Christmas, etc.), but after creating a few, I am ready to move on to the next holiday.  That is why I think Lauren and Stef are brilliant; by creating one card each week I am still excited about creating and I already have 27 Christmas cards for Christmas 2011!  I have found the other participants (aka "Belles") to be some of the nicest bloggers on the planet.  I hope you will join in as often as you can...I promise that it will ease your holiday stress in December and you will have FUN!

Supplies:
Cricut cartridge:  Winter Frolic (branches border p.63)
image:  1989 Leisure Arts post card
paper:  Denami Design colored card stock (gold); BasicGrey Granola (navy) and Blitzen "Polar Blue" and "Garland";  Stampin' Up! chocolate chip card stock; XPEDX "ponderosa pine" linen card stock
stamp:  Hero Arts (text)
buttons:  Making Memories
punches & ink:  Stampin' Up!  Boho Blossoms punch & chocolate chip ink pad
die:  Tim Holtz Tattered Florals flower die
crochet trim:  by Stampin' Up! Chantilly 1/2"

23 comments:

jengd said...

I saw this card a few minutes ago on the my Google feed for Jingle Belles. I hadn't paid much attention to any names I saw, just the cards and I LOVED this one. Saw YOUR post and put two and two together to equal something close enough to four to want to comment on your blog. :) Congrats on the fab card, challenge and already having 27 cards ready to go!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

CONGRATS on being their GDT this week!! That is AWESOME! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee your card!! I am loving that Santa! I am hoping I can play along this week! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Creative Cutter Room said...

Just love your work! This is a beautiful card. I am a fan of blue at Christmas-it just works! TFS

Ros said...

I love the challenge June ... and your card is pure elegance ... fabulous post card ... you definitely see me at JB this week

Judy Ford said...

Very elegant! Love the vintage Santa! You ROCK, as usual! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Lisa V. said...

June, love your prompt for this week. Your card is beautiful. I will be getting my blue out! Thanks for the challenge.

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

WOO-HOO! Another guest gig! And I love me some blue for Christmas cards, so YAY YAY YAY YAY! I hope to get time to play this weekend. (squee!)

Shauna K said...

such a lovely card, June!! congrats on the guest DT!! :D that vintage santa paired with those lovely papers and flower- fantastic!! :D

Linda R. said...

WOW. Your Christmas card look beautiful..

Hugs, Linda

Julie M said...

Congrats on the GD spot, June - they are lucky to have you!! Love this card - what a gorgeous vintage Santa, lovely papers too.

I hope you do a Potter marathon too - I was slightly punch-drunk by the end of it all - but what a good way to spend a holiday week!!

Julie x

Cathryn said...

Oh June this is lovely! Hugs, Cathryn :)

Court said...

Gorgeous card!!!! They couldn't have picked a sweeter guest designer nor someone more excited and supportive of Jingle Belles! You introduced me to them! :) Congratulations!

artfuldelight said...

Congrats on GDT. Your card is beautiful!! :-)

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh June, this is a real stunner! I LOVE the vintage look and the way you incorporated the blue in your fabulous take on this challenge. I am hoping to play this week too!

SmilynStef said...

This card is so elegant ... love that vintage Santa ... and loved that you joined us at jingle belles this week ♥

~amy~ said...

Woot Woot!!! Congrats on the guest spot over at Jingle Belles!!! Such a fun challenge...I love to work with non-traditional Christmas colors! Your card is simply gorgeous....love it!!

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your GD spot with Jingle Belles, June and you picked such a fun, fabulous theme! Your card is so vintage looking and absolutely beautiful! LOVE it!! :D

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Nance said...

Woohooo--congrats on the GD spot June!! I'm so happy for you. This card is stunning--love that vintage Santa and the newsprint flower is perfect! Thanks for all your sweet and encouraging comments on my blog--your comments make my day!
((hugs))

Linda said...

June this is so pretty. I love vintage Santa. Beautiful card.

lauren bergold said...

oof! apparently i forgot to come over here and OFFICIALLY say THANK YOU for the brilliant prompt idea and for being our lovely guest star this week! also, you *KNOW* i loooooooooooove this gorgeous, glamourous, vintagey-vibed "blue christmas" card... but it bears repeating!!! ♥♥♥!

alienanessa said...

Absolutely phenomenal, and I thank you for the rush of "cold" I got looking at him...it's been nearly unbearably hot and ***humid!!!*** here in CO!!

Lisa said...

I was thrilled at this week's challenge - thanks for setting it and bringing a little Elvis love into my life! Great idea. Your card is gorgeous and I love the vintage image you found - the blue of his robe is just sumptuous. Lovely card.

Noelle said...

Gorgeous card, June! I love that vintage Santa & the sweet printed flower at the bottom of the page:) Thanks for the **awesome** challenge at JB this week! BLUE is my FAVORITE color, so I had to play! :) Have a stellar day!