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Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Christmas Card Club - Silver Bells



The countdown to Christmas is well and truly on now and it also means another Christmas Card Club challenge. This one was set by Asha with the theme of Silver Bells in line with that lovely Christmas song.

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks 
Dressed in holiday style. 
In the air there's a feeling of Christmas. 
Children laughing, People passing 
Meeting smile after smile 
And on every street corner you'll hear.

Silver belIs, silver beIls 
It's Christmas time in the city. 
Ring-a-ling, hear them sing. 
Soon it will be Christmas day.

Strings of street lights, even stop lights 
Blink a bright red and green 
As the shoppers rush home with their treasures. 
Hear the snow crunch, see the kids bunch. 
This is Santa's big scene. 
And above all this bustle you'll hear.

I panicked a little as I wasn't aware that I had anything remotely like a bell in my stamp stash and punch art wasn't happening for me, but then like many I remembered a stamp set that I earned for free from Stampin' Up! that had sat unused and unloved on my shelf for a rainy day or perhaps for a lovely Christmas card challenge!  It's called Embellished Events and is a great set to cover all events through the year.  Now it's out I'll be using it more for sure.  The bells are from that set and could be used as wedding bells too and don't they look great surrounded by the 3 step stamping Wondrous Wreath set from the Stampin' Up! Autumn/Winter catalogue.  I wanted to add layers to the card, but not just white, but I also wanted some texture rather than smooth foil sheets and so I used my silver metallic encore ink pad to cover the edges of one matting layer and then heat emboss it with silver powder to give a less 'pristine' shimmer.  My sentiment is from the freebie set Good Greetings. 

I offered the chance to win one of these sets on a previous post if you visited my Stampin' Up! Facebook page to like it and comment on the post featuring the Good Greetings set.  

The draw has taken place and the winner is Lorraine Collett. Congratulations Lorraine  I think you wanted clear mount so let me have your addy and I'll get it in the post to you. 

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to visit the other ladies in our challenge club to see their interpretation of the challenge.

Until next time.....
Zx
Challenges
Crafty Hazelnut's extra Christmas Challenge - Anything goes.



18 comments:

  1. Wow this is fantastic, I won! Thank you so much for the chance. I will email you now.
    Your card today is so pretty with the beautifully stamped wreath and those lovely silvery bells. As you may have gathered looking at my blog there was a mix up with the themes but hey, I enjoyed making my card, lol.
    Lorraine

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    1. Hi Lorraine, a happy accident with the theme this time, but a fabulous array of inspiration nonetheless. Thanks for your comments. Zx

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  2. this is lovely Zoe.....it's amazing what you find in your stash!......the stamp I used was one of my oldies too......xxxxx

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    1. You can never have too many though Margaret! LOL

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  3. Hi Zoe, you sure scored big on remembering this set. It worked perfectly for the challenge and made such a lovely wreath to support those gorgeous bells. It's a beautiful stamp and big congratulations to Miss Lorraine for being the lucky winner. I know she'll put it to great use! TFS & Hugs.

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  4. Love this Zoe, the bells look lovely in front of the wreath. Great layout too....but you've got me singing again!! Carol x

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    1. It's a catchy little number hey Carol!!!

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  5. Beautiful card Zoe and perfect for Asha's theme. I had never heard of this carol/song before the challenge - now can't get it out of my head lol! Karen x

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    1. I've heard it but not for a while Karen. It's a good old movie song!! Thanks for your comments too. Zx

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  6. The way you set the bells into the wreth looks wonderful. Great card, Zoe!

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  7. Hi Zoe
    Fabulous card.... Love the Bells
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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    1. Thank you Sylvie. I liked your real bells on yours! Zx

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  8. Ooo . . . beautiful!! So clean and crisp with a beautiful focal image(s). The silver layer you created is really pretty and is the perfect addition to the pristine white. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

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  9. Ooooh I nearly missed this one Zoe - this is gorgeous and I love the greeting around the 'square' shape. Lovely bells m'dear!!

    Hugs Sue Pxxx

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  10. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for December - hope to see you again soon x

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