Friday, 16 November 2012

Oh Jingle Bells ....

Greetings from Dublin. Thank-you for stopping by and a warm welcome to my new followers. I've had my card today bobbing around in my head for the last week so am delighted to finally get it made and posted. This one was very tricky to photograph.


I've made an easel card to accomodate a musical scene with Rudolph, Dasher and Blitzen rushing over snowy stars (yes, climate change has a lot to answer for!) to bring wondrous toys to all the girls and boys. They are singing Jingle Bells as they go, with not a snowflake clinging to them as they are moving so quickly!

This might be a better angle;


CS is Bazzill. Papers and tags are from Melissa Frances (Countdown to Christmas and music sheet from 5th Avenue). Stamps are from the magical Stampington and Company (S7338 - Classic Christmas), with the dashing reindeer and Santa Moon inked with Encore metallic inks and embossed with Judikins sparkle EPs. The Jingle Bells ticket at front is from Unity Stamps IB-127 stamped with Versafine. The chipboard musical note has been inked with Distress Stains Metallic Pewter and then stamped with music stamp from Anna Griffin (580K21) using Versafine. (By chance I won some chipboard notes in a raffle at a crop last weekend, so I think it was serendipity to make this card). Same musical stamp also used on centre part of a doily backing the chipboard note. I've edged the top and slanting borders and punched snowflakes with Martha Stewart punches. Tied little bows to those jangling jingle bells (Anitas) and liberally applied liquid pearls and stickles for more sparkle. Dotted some of the snowflake centres with pearls (Artoz). The stars were handcut as I don't have a die cutting machine ... yet ... Santa?!

Thank you so much for checking out my blog. Have a lovely day! Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges;
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Musical
Frilly and Funkie - Chipboard and Metal
Moving Along with The Times - Seeing Stars!
Milk Coffee Challenge - More Than 1 Fold
Crafts 4 Eternity - Marvellous Music

32 comments:

  1. Fabulous card^_^ Love your happyness on it^_^
    Hugs my friend and happy weekend,
    SOnia

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  2. Oh this is beautiful with a fabulous composition.
    I had to lol as I was sure I was the only crafter who did not own a die cutting machine but Nicola I now read that I am in very good company!!!
    Thank you for joining us at FSC with this gorgeous creation.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  3. This is really gorgeous Nicola, I like the papers all the stars and the jingle bells.
    Kevin xx

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  4. Lots of work and delicious detail in your card Nicola. I love it.
    Hugs
    Laine
    X

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  5. So much fabulous attention to detail... Love it all.. Brilliant creation... Hugs May x x x

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  6. Hi Nicola, What a fabulous creation, love the shape of the easel card, and you have added so many lovely details.
    Thanks for joining our musical challenge at FSC
    Avril x

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  7. What a fantastic card with sooooooooooooo much xmas going on, fantastic embellishments which I can appreciate takes so much work. Thanks for joining us this week at C4E marvelous music challenge
    Love
    Amanda x

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  8. A fabulous creation Nicola, full of gorgeous colour, shapes and Christmassy images.
    Thanks for linking to FSC.
    hugs {brenda} xox

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  9. So fabulous - LOVE what you've done with the papers - displaying them to perfection... and the reindeer dancing from star to star look wonderful. Brilliant, brilliant easel card!
    Alison x

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  10. This is so lovely and has such depth with all your tiered layers... I love the stars and music note, and all the special touches and details... thank you so much for joining us at Frilly & Funkie!

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  11. Wow, that's a fantastic creation, so many lovely details. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

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  12. Oh wow, your creations continue to amaze me! Such beautiful details in each and every one of them!

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  13. so stunning nicola.i love your gorgeous design and really fab details :D

    xx coops xx

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  14. Wow!!!! This is a dance of jingle and I absolutely adore it!!!
    Sandy

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  15. Wow...this easel card is amazlingly beautiful! Love all the fabulous textures and embellishments. Great creation!!! :)

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  16. Hi Nicola,
    Thanks for the heads up on Sugar Creek Hollow - I had seen it, but hadn't really registered that the heart would fit in (I blame the head cold for the fuzzy brain!). Think I can just fit in one more challenge - UPA will only let you combine with up to 5 others... Hope you have a lovely Sunday.
    Alison xx

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  17. Me again... on the crackle front, I can't take credit: the key for me has been the PaperArtsy paints. Rock Candy crackle glaze is one thing - and I love the effects you can get, but for a weathered paint look, their glaze and fresco paints are amazing. You can watch Leandra from PaperArtsy doing the crackle here in real time - and it's just 6 minutes - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk8a8IFAkuI
    And I did try my topcoat with a bog standard white yesterday, and that wouldn't crack, so I'm sure it's about the quality of the products!
    Alison xx

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  18. Clever idea here Nicola. Love the way you have pieced it all together for a great 3D feel. Hugs, Buttons x

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  19. Hello Lovely! Your card is gorgeous! Beautiful festive look, so much Christmassy gorgeousness to look at. Truly fabulous!! Hugs, Joanna xx
    Ps. Thank you for joining the musical challenge at FSC! x

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  20. Really gorgeous easel Nicola and such a clever orientation with the stars and the reindeer, I think it's so clever. Chris xx

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  21. Beautiful card Nicola, love the design and all the details you've added. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

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  22. I love your gorgeous card Nicola, the stars are fabulous and that background paper is beautiful. A lovely composition with lots of dimension. Love it! Hugs, Anne x

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  23. Its like what Christmas dreams are made of. Fabulous card Nicola.
    Hugs Lynn

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  24. Another fabulous card Nicola, brilliant use of colour and textures, love it. Teresa xx

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  25. What a beautiful card,Nicola.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  26. There are so many great details on this three-dimensional creation!

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  27. Oh this is gorgeous, I love the depth you have achieved, just brilliant
    Lindsay xx

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  28. Lovely lovely!!! I love the set up card, and all the elements and dies used here! The patterns are wonderful, as is the metal! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie this fortnight!

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  29. very cute card and original design!!
    thanks for playing with us at Craft 4 eternity this week

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  30. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this weeek. hugs x

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  31. I know how satisfying it feels, when a long rolled idea finally finds its' way out and manifests in a lovely creation like this one, Nicola!

    This is so gorgeous and there's so much love put into detail! Wonderful!

    Have a lovely weekend!
    Claudia xx

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  32. This piece is stunning. All the details are so lovely and allow the eye to wander around and around. Just perfect! Love it!

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Thank-you! Your visit and comment is very much appreciated. Nicola x