Friday, March 29, 2013

Jingle Belles are BLING-ing!

Yes, you read that right, and we'll explain it in a minute; but first, since we've got another lovely guest star to thrill and inspire you, please allow us to proudly introduce the lady in question: if you've played along with us at all, you'll recognize the name Lisa Hausmann, as Miss Lisa has been a loyal and beloved belle for all three years of our happy holiday card-making lark, so let's get to know her a bit better!

"Hi there, I’m Lisa Hausmann, (find me on my blog Recklinghausen Musings), & I was thrilled to be asked to join in on this Christmas adventure with my favourite Belles. I’m first & foremost a scrapbooker but card making was a natural progress & since I discovered Jingle Belles, my Christmas card making hasn’t looked back. I’m a born & bred Brit, now happily living in Germany having moved here for love 12 years ago. My wonderful husband doesn’t seem to mind my paper fixation & our happy life gives me plenty of topics to scrap about. I am a challenge junkie & apart from Jingle Belles, you can find me at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog where I’m a Master Forger as well as over at Whimsical Musings which is an inspiration challenge blog I co-host with weekly prompts to get your creativity wheels turning. If that wasn’t enough, I also participate in the LOAD (LayOut A Day) challenge three times a year (Feb, May and Oct – the next one is just a few weeks away & I can’t wait!). Yes, I create a scrapbook page every day for a month – he he! I’ve joined in 12 times now & completed 10 full months as well as two partial months – that means nearly 400 layouts! There’s not a lot of time for much else in my life but I also like dabbling in photography and exploring my new homeland."

So what do we mean by, “Jingle Belles are BLING-ing”?! We want you to create a holiday card which incorporates bling, glitter, glitz, gems, shimmer, or anything sparkly!

Here's what we did:

Lisa says, "Anyone who knows me knows that I’m all about the sparkle, so I jumped at the chance to come up with a Jingle Belles prompt that encourages all of you to join me on my glitter quest. I had so many ideas about what glitter, bling or shimmer to use so it took me some time to decide on this card topper that I recently picked up at a craft fair. The glitter detail is just beautiful so I hope you can see that in the photo. I picked out a modern aqua background to contrast with the old-fashioned robin design, but which also picked up the tones of the ready-glittered elements. I wanted to add more contrast so some satin ribbon in a big bow topped off with a clear sparkly button & a gem-topped pin added yet more different forms of shine. Some glitter letters blending into the background finished off this multi-blinged card."

Stephanie's Card
Stef says, "One might say my card is a case of *glitter-overload* since every single element has a glittery sparkle ... but we all know there is no such thing as *glitter-overload* in the land of Jingle Belles.  I combined four different glitter papers, glitter stickers, and metallic sparkly snowflakes & sentiment using a sketch from The Paper Players ... sparkle-on my friends, sparkle on."

Lauren says, "It's no secret that I love all embellishments, and the sparkly ones most of all, so I doubt if anyone is surprised to see me make a super-loaded ultra-embellished collage with multiple bling ingredients! I've got a self-adhesive, heart-shaped bling border, a rhinestone flourish that i recolored with alcohol markers, some glimmery brads, and (though it's hard to see in the photo, sorry!) my stripey paper is the sort which came already encrusted with tiny bits of glitter in the design, so I've got all the shine with NONE of the mess--awesome!"

So put on your most glamorous thinking cap; dust off your bling flourishes, your glitter glue, and your tiny rhinestones; and prepare to dazzle us with jewels, gems, sparkle and shimmer! Link your glitziest holiday creations here by 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, April 10th. Keyword for galleries and our flickr group is JB:13:07.

10 comments:

June Houck said...

Lisa, terrific prompt and a lovely card for inspiration in my favorite Christmas color combo :)

Stef...4 glitter papers = fantastic!

Lauren..best collage of wonderful glazed brads, flowers, Ros candy cane, and overall goodness. Love it!

Brenda said...

Wow, this card knocked my socks off. Love all the bling!

Brenda said...

Wow, this card knocked my socks off. Love all the bling!

Noelle said...

Yea, Lisa! This is an awesome prompt and I can't wait to play :)

Lisa said...

I've just visited the card entries so far and they are ALL gorgeous! I'm thrilled to see so many wonderful bling-y cards. Thanks so much for joining in everyone. Here's to another wonderfully sparkly week.

scrappymo! said...

Great inspiration...thanks for the chance to win!

Lisa said...

So excited to see Lisa guest starring, I love her work!

Stamping in Pink said...

Absolutely awesome inspiration from your DT and guest! A fantastic challenge - thank you! hugs Karen

Meighan Wheller said...

Fab DT creations. Love Bling so had to add a card to your challenge! Meighan

Lisa said...

I just want to thank everyone who played along with my prompt these last two weeks - I will get around to you all to check out all that scrummy bling and say hi! So very grateful and happy you liked my sparkly idea :-)