Sunday, 23 November 2014

Only 4 more to go until Christmas ..... weekends that is

Happy Sunday

I hope you're enjoying the weekend.

First off I'd like to say a big Hello and Welcome to my latest followers ..... it's always nice to see the numbers growing.  Thank you all for taking the time to visit my little piece of Blogland ..... and I hope you visit again soon.

What a week it's been ....... busy doesn't come into it!  You know me though ..... I wouldn't have things any other way.

The week got off to a great start on Monday ...... when I was chosen as the Weekly Winner over on one of my favourite Blog Challenges ..... Merry Monday.   Watch this space next Monday ..... that's all I'm saying!

Thursday saw one of my tags win Loll's 12 Tags of Christmas event ........

Thanks Jeremy ...... I had so much fun playing along!  Hmmm ......maybe I should have bought a lottery ticket this weekend ...... they say things come in three's!!

It's been quite the week for socialising ...... Tapas on Tuesday, the usual Walmsley Wednesday, Thursday saw us trying out one of the newest restaurants on the island ..... The Forge (if you don't eat meat or fish then it's not for you!)  And then finally on Friday, we went Italian!  If things carry on like this I'm going to be the size of a small house by Christmas ...... the diet starts on Monday!

Anyhow ...... back to the crafty stuff.
Speaking of Merry Monday ...... this weeks challenge is all about Christmas Bells ..... Ding! Dong!

This was a tough one this week ..... would you believe I haven't got any pretty Christmas Bell stamps!!!!

I managed to find one jingle bell, but everything I did with it ended up in the bin!! (it's not been a good week in the old craft room!)
Anyway ..... this is what I eventually came up with ......

It has got bells on it at least .......

And as its a CAS design, with lots of white space ........ yes you've guessed it, I'm doing a two for one this week, and entering it into the latest Less is More Challenge ......  well the recipe is
Jingle all the Way!

I think it qualifies, don't you.

I die cut the letters using a Cuttlebug alphabet ...... cut each one three times and layered them together to add some depth

The coloured ones have been inked using Distress inks and then I've added a few glitter dots using Stickles Glitter Glue.

I attached them to the centre of a piece of white card and then added some embossed lines for a bit more interest.

The little sleigh bells and festive ribbon add the finishing touch to the front and of course I had to add something to the inside.

I actually found some jingle bells on an old Penny Black sentiment stamp which I stamped, cut the bells off and coloured them using Wink of Stella pens ...... pretty!

That's me done for today.  It's a lovely afternoon so we're taking the little man down to the prom with his bike.

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your Sunday.  And I'll see you all again next week.

Cheerio for now



  1. Well you ended up with perfection...doesn't matter to us how many times it took to get there ;)! This is so adorable and inspiring...will have to get out of my alphabet stamps and die cuts and remember this sweet card!!!

  2. This is fabulous Linda, so creative and I love the CAS design. Thanks for joining my challenge this week at Merry Monday.

  3. I love your Jingle card - great idea beautifully executed.

  4. I love your CAS design. This just sings to me. Love the font you chose for "jingle" and the bells attached to your ribbon! Perfection!

  5. I LOVE this, Linda! Those fun letters and beautiful bow with the jingle bells play off the white space perfectly! Love the scoring too! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  6. This is gorgeous - funky lettering and tons of white space - love it!


  7. Really lovely, crisp and clean card, love it.
    Lynne xxx

  8. I love this... the way you have decorated the letters is SO pretty!
    Terrific card Linda!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  9. This is beautiful :) love the jingle bells

  10. WOW!! Fabulous cards. Your cards really made me smile ... so much fun.

  11. OH YES! Linda this is so crisp and classy.
    Love the tinkling bell too.
    Fantastic take on the LIM challenge
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  12. It definitely qualifies - brilliantly CAS!

  13. Just great ! Love the jingle card !

  14. Oh my gosh! I LOVE your adorable jingle bell card! So adorable and crisp! Beautiful tag too, Linda!

  15. Какая она чудесная! Позитивная и яркая!

  16. Love your card! A great idea, that of the jingle bells. Well done!

  17. Congratulations on your well deserved wins Linda - love your jingle card too! Anne xx

  18. Absolutely stunning, caught my eye immediately! And popping over to your blog from Less is More gave me an extra treat as one of my sons lives on the Isle of Man. Going to check out a bit more of your blog and sign up to follow you.

  19. Wow Linda - I hopped here from Less Is More, LOVE your Jingle Bells card. Now following you!

    Di xx

  20. A fabulous CAS design. Love the the jingle bells lettering

  21. Absolutely love your jingle card Linda! Fabulous CAS design.

  22. Linda this is PERFECT for this week's challenge, so stylish, love it!
    Thank you for joining us at Less is More this week
    LIM Designer

  23. Fantastic CAS card! Love it!

  24. Love your card Linda - this card is CAS perfection and the little jingle bell is adorable!

  25. This is a gorgeous card Linda, a stunning CAS design.

  26. You have another winner here, Linda, in this adorable JINGLE card!! Congratulations on the well-deserved Showcase from LIM!! Hugs, Darnell

  27. Hi Linda, gorgeous card, congrats on your LIM showcase, Cathy x

  28. LOVE this CAS design Linda. The little touches with the stickles on the letters and the scoring really make it special. Loll xx


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