Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Bah! Humbug! Surprise! Surprise!! Challenge

This week at Bah! Humbug! it's all about surprises; either surprise the Humbuggers with a theme of your choice or design a project to hide a surprise. Well SURPRISE, ladies! I made the card I planned on doing last week. LOL I didn't quite make the "Bells" challenge as I planned (although I appreciate Ann hearing those church bells from my embossed card through her computer. ) but I really did have a card designed and here it is. I welded the shadows of the bells from the Weddings Solutions cartridge to some elongated ovals from George to make this shaped card. I added a gold mirri mat and patterned one from Graphic 45, then layered things up. The holly is from Jubilee. The bow is cut from matte metallic card stock from Recollections and I used my Copics to shade it. I tried to duplicate the colors of the bells on the front DP.

Inside I added another gold mat and the reverse of the double sided DP from Graphic 45 I'd used on the front. The bells are cut from textured metallic card stock by American Crafts. The holly is cut from Bazzill Emerald City which has a lovely shimmer.

Here's the dimensional shot. I cut the bells twice and hand cut one of them apart so I could get a bit more depth. I've added adhesive beads and gems and my favorite part are the tiny jingle bells I added as clappers. I'm quite pleased that this card fits in a regular size business envelope and think it would be pretty as a wedding or anniversary card in other colors (obviously minus the holly, unless it's a December wedding, I guess). Anyway, I'm pleased to have been able to finally make this, this week and doubly pleased that we're finally seeing some sunshine here in CA. Be sure to check out the fabulous projects the ladies at Bah! Humbug! have made for this challenge. They are really a talented bunch and have a great sense of humor. I'm also adding this to the Christmas Cards All Year 'Round June challenge which is Anything Goes.


  1. Donna, this is just beautiful... you are so darn creative...and I agree it would make a beautiful wedding card, minus the holly.. hugs

  2. Another amazing card. It would look great as a wedding all in white like you do so well! Such great colours in this card. xx

  3. oh so glad you completed this Donna it's just stunning - so much scrummy detail. I love it.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  4. this is really REALLY cute. But what they hey, what's so new about that?...

  5. Hi Donna, this is amazing (like everything you do :)
    Enfys xx

  6. Oooooo'errrr Donna!
    You've got jingly-jangly dingalings lol! Love this card and all the fantastic details ... especially the jingly-jangly bells. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  7. GORGEOUS! I love the gold ribbon and the gold pearls are perfect but that's nothing new coming from you!

  8. congrats on card publication...sorry i missed it.

    Thanks for participating in the challenges!!

    -Kat, CCAYR Design Team


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