Jingle All The Way is the third ATC in my Wonder Of Winter series. As you can see from my previous cards, I’ve used similar colors and embellishments to tie the ATCs together visually, but have focused on a different aspect of Winter in each card. I’ve also discovered some wonderful design blogs along the way. Here are the challenges and blogs that inspired me while working on this card!
The first challenge is The smART-Word Challenge – Ice is their smART Word for January. I used a lot of bling, brads, and snowflakes with shiny reflective surfaces to emulate the reflective qualities of Ice! If you have never entered a design challenge before, I encourage you to visit this blog – this new site would be a great place to start!
The second challenge is the Winter Challenge at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge. You would never know that this is a new design blog at a casual glance – it has already attracted a huge following! They welcome all types of cards and paper crafts – both “fussy and fancy” or “simple and clean”. Since I tend to vascillate between the two styles, I’ll be keeping an eye out on their challenges!
The third challenge is Challenge #82 – Glitter or Rhinestones at the Creative Belli Blog. I love bling and have been a long time fan of both the Creative Belli Blog and their designers – so I’m excited to share this blog with those of you who are unfamiliar with it! They encourage you to create beautiful things from the items you have lying around your stamp room. Check out their blog – it’s hard to not be inspired by all of their amazing artwork!
Have an amazing and creative week everyone! If you are inspired to enter any of these challenges, please let us know so that we can share in the beauty of your creations!
This is great, I love the snowflakes, bling and papers. Thank you for that great write up about our challenge blog, we hope you continue to be a part of our challenges :).
Fussy and Fancy Girl Juanita
I love how you work your challenges. I adore using challenges to spark my creativity, too. This ATC is adorable. I am about to start making my first ATCs and I am afraid they will be… nothing special and may disappoint the people I am trading with… wahh! (confidence, confidence!) Thank you for being such inspiration today. I look forward to getting to know you through CED2010.
ow wow! gorgeous ATC, really love the snowflakes!
wow, look at all the details. Nice work!
This one is pretty too. I love your choice of bling!
What a great project! I love the frame and BLING! Thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge!
I came by through SmartWords to admire your lovely, blingly ATC… then I saw your cat photos. They are both beautiful animals. I love Maine Coons (and still miss mine after many, many years).
What lovely wintery ATCs – all of them!
Thank you so much for stopping by! I really appreciate your kind words. I have become a follower as well.
Wonderful ATC – love all the rhinestones and that color combo! Thanks so much for your especially nice write-up about the Belli blog and thanks for playing along with us!
This is adorable, I love the embellishments. Too Cute! Thans for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.
I love all the embellishments. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.
Thanks for playing along with the smARTworks smARTword challenge!
Ramona, thanks so much for mentioning us on your blog and playing in our challenge. We hope to see more of you and your beautiful creations in the coming months.
Donna – smARTworks Design Team
Beautiful card! Thanks for playin with us at Fussy and Fancy
Love your creation! Thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy.
Wondrous ATC! Thank you so fairy much for sharing all the pretty bling on my Snowflake Blog Hop.