Monday, November 19, 2012

Peaceful Bells

***This is my second post for the day.  For my Moxie Fab post please scroll down or click here!***



It's feast or famine around here - minimal posts for a few weeks and then two posts in one day!  Always the way isn't it?  Anyway I haven't played along with ColourQ in a while and the colours this week are really fun - I always love Cajun Craze!  I don't think I've used the bells from this Papertrey Ink Bells and Boughs set before but I thought they'd be fun with these colours.  So fun that I ended up making two cards!  Can't decide which one I like best.  What do you think?





Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Suede) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Bells from Bells & Boughs) PTI, (Sentiment from Very Merry Christmas) Hero Arts
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Soft Suede) Stampin' Up!
Punch:  (1/8" hole punch) McGill
Gems:  (Fabrications 'Linen' collection) Teresa Collins
Twine:  (Cappuccino) The Twinery
Other:  (Black Enamel Accents) Ranger  

17 comments:

Stacy said...

Ooooh I really like these cards Jen! That color combo & layout are really pretty.

Karen B. said...

These are so festive, I really like the layout on the first card.

Regina Easter said...

omg this is sooooooooo awesome...

Lisa said...

Jen these are fantastic! Love the way you've used the pretty bells and the tiny dots with your sentiment on the first card. And the simplicity of your second card speaks (rings!) volumes!!

Deanna Jean said...

Umm...WOW!! This is amazing Jen. The layout is great and I love the added dots around the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

Lindsey said...

Oh, how to decide? The slightly more CAS second one certainly speaks to me, but I do love those little colour-coordinated dots by the sentiment on the first. So let's just say I like them both! :)

Jen said...

Decisions, decisions. Sorry can't do it because they're both pretty fantastic! Great way to use some non-traditional colors to make a couple of fab holiday cards! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love both Jen, but I especially love the colours you chose!

Glenda J said...

These are both fantastic! Great CAS Christmas cards.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, the first one! It stood out in the thumbnails. It really speaks to me, just perfect the WAY you placed the colors and the bells and the dots around the sentiment. Really. Totally. Perfect.

Lynn said...

Jen, I love how you did a horizontal and vertical layout. Two gorgeous cards!

~amy~ said...

love them BOTH and the colors are wonderful!

lostinpaper said...

They are both fab, but I think my fave (if you *made* me pick one) would be the version with only 3 bells.. love that sentiment!

Ardyth said...

Fun use of those colours. I love the dots around the sentiment - such an easy way to kick it up a notch and add some more colour!

JJ Bolton said...

Love these fun cards! I love that you went non-traditional with the colors for the bells:) I'm so used to seeing that set used with traditional colors, and you've made me look at it with new eyes!

Jessi Fogan said...

Do I have to pick a fave? I don't want to. If I *really* have to, I think I like the first one. It takes the unconventional colours & adds even more with the layout. And the second one is just too cool with the bells strung on twine. So, I guess that would be a no, I'm not choosing. So there :P

Sylvia said...

Love your cards, Jen, those bells are fabulous on both! thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ this week.