Thursday, 6 April 2017

Ring-a-ling, hear them ring…

I’m sharing a card today I made as guest DT over at Crimbo Crackers for the current bells challenge featuring some Tim Holtz bell dies.

To make up my card I followed the current sketch at Jingle Belles.  I did add in the whole musical sentiment element to the sketch.  One, because I wanted to make sure it was clear these were Christmas bells and not wedding bells, and two, because I also wanted to enter the current challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown which is for musical notation.  It was crafty serendipity (there’s been a bit of that happening in my craft room lately, which is pretty amazing given the state of disorder it’s in!) that I had a sentiment that was actually lyrics from the Christmas song, Silver Bells.  This came from a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps set and I stamped it over my musical notation (a Tim Holtz stamp), which I am sure is from an entirely different song, not sure which though as I can’t read music.

The current theme at Crafty Friends is for things beginning with ‘b’.  I’ve got no less than five b-b-bells on this card so I am linking it up over there.

If you’d like to come join the fun and ‘ring in the season’ with some bells over at Crimbo Crackers you have until 19 April to do so.

Chalks & Powders etc
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Movers & Shapers Mini ~ 658773 Jingle Bell & Christmas Bell
Inks & Paints etc
Tsukineko Encore! Ultimate Metallic ~ Bronze
Christina Re Designer Card ~ Shimmering Pearl
Core’dinations Tim Holtz Metallic Cardstock ~ Bronze, Gold & Silver
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection ~ CMS112 Seasonal Reflections

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hello... it’s so lovely to see you have shared one of your lovely cards with us. Thank you for entering your Bells card into our ‘B is for…’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  2. What a super-fun way to combine all of those great bells ... so glad you got *sketchy* with us at jingle belles.

  3. oh how clever to combine those beautiful diecut bells with stephanie's sketch! very cool indeed! thanks for joining our sketchy fun at JINGLE BELLES!

  4. A lovely collection of bells, very joyful.
    Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Throwdown.

  5. I love what you did with the sketch. The bells and the music make such a wonderful Christmas card.

  6. I think this is a very clever combination of challenges! Love the musical notation with verse and the sweet die cut bells! Thanks so much for playing along with Christmas Card Throwdown this week! Deborah, DT.


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