Saturday, December 6, 2014

MC Dec/14 - Quill Bells - Be Naughty & Snowmen Fall From Heaven cards

At our last quilling session one of our members was showing the group how to make bells. Even though I've done them before... I got in the act too, and wouldn't you know it, just as I needed to use them, they are lost on my desk somewhere. Sigh... so made a few more, this time I colored one side of my quill strip with a silver Krylon leafing pen. Dried, then did a very tight coil and shaped my bell, gluing the inside to keep the shape, then pressing down on the round shape to make it an oval shape. Added the little clappers. So cute...

I side folded my white card (5."w x 4.25"h). Used a Spellbinders die and my tan mat to dry emboss the frame design on the front. Hit the high points with Distress "Iced Spruce" direct to paper. I rarely use this pad, but really like it for this winter card.

Die cut some pine sprigs (Cheery Lynn) and while still in the larger piece of cardstock, hit it direct to paper with Distress "Forest Moss" then with a sponge and "Pine Needles". Removed from cardstock and adhered to card front. Adhered my quilled elements the pine sprig (that has glitter applied to the needles) and bells.

Tied a double loop bow from red ribbon and tied white wire thread around the center which I then wrapped around a bamboo skewer to create curled tendrils.

To see a pictorial tutorial on how to make this bow, click HERE

PS I had won a bunch of ribbon from a recent challenge on "Little Scrap Pieces", so have been using them. Is a really great selection...

Inked the quote stamp ("Be Naughty, save Santa") with Distress mini pads "Barn Door" and then here and there with "Black Soot", stamped and clear embossed.

On the inside stamped the Celtic Tree ("Celtic Christmas" 4pce set) one of the newest stamp sets from Quietfire Design using Versafine Toffee and embossing with Queen's Gold, then stamped the Celtic snowflakes using "Stormy Sky" and clear embossing. Stamped the quote with Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy
Side folded my white card (5"w x 7"h). Adhered a marbled mulberry paper edge to edge.

Embossed a piece of white cards (Sheena Douglas "Snowflakes"). Since I don't usually clean my folders, this one still had some blue ink on it which got transferred to my cardstock... Used the side of a Distress pad "Stormy Sky" on the edges of the cardstock. Adhered to card front.

Had a leftover glittered snowflake  from a previous project that I had eCut. Adhered all my elements (quilled bells and glittered pine boughs, 2 loop fork bow - see instructions HERE)

Stamped the quote "Snowmen Fall From Heaven..." on white cardstock and cut close to stamping, inked edges with the blue pad, then layered to a blue scrapbook paper from my stash...  then on to card front.

On the inside stamped (Inkadinkado "Holiday Silhouettes" set) the snowman with Versafine Black Onxy and the snowflakes with the blue Distress pad. Stamped the sentiment "Let it Snow" small size (Quietfire Design) with the black. Sponged some blue "Tumbled Glass" around the edges.

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Be Naughty card:
Paper Wings Production  Holidays or red & green
Snowmen Fall From Heaven card:
Die Cut Divas  snow and Xmas
Reasonable Ribbon  #107  snowmen + ribbon
Delightful Sketches  sparkly
Inky Impressions Challenge  #188  snow
Sassy Studio Designs  #258 glitter & shine
Crafty Catz Weekly  #258 snowmen
Either card:
Gloria Designs  #21 winter holiday
Inspiration Avenue  anything goes
Crafty Sentiments  anything goes
Loves Rubber Stamps  #129 anything goes
Papertake Weekly  anything goes
Scrap Creations  anything goes
TTCRD  2 - 8 anything goes
Divas By Design  #162 festive
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  Xmas
Little Miss Muffet  #100 anything goes
Trimmie's Craft Challenge  #288 anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge  #123 winter
Crafts 4 Eternity  #20 winter
SisterAct Card Challenge  #86 anything goes



Janette said...

Love your cards Yogi and the snowman card is so cute...
Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

That is a gorgeous embossing folder, and I love the touch of blue that transferred! It worked! Such pretty, wintry cards! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Karen Hasheck said...

Wow- what a great card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Through the Craft Room Door. Hope to see you again soon!
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Virginia L. said...

Your post makes me smile, Yogi! The sentiment on the first card is too fun (and real)! Gorgeous design all around! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Christmas/Holidays” Challenge!

Dawn said...

Great work. Thanks for joining us at Divas this week x

Teresa said...

Thanks so much for sharing all these beautiful cards with us and also for sharing the embossed one with us on RRR this time... it's gorgeous!

Glenda said...

Lovely cards inside and out! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Arlene said...

Beautiful - Your quilling is amazing.

Arlene said...

And I meant to let you know that we are so happy that you join us at Die Cut Divas.

Dana Joy said...

Such a great project. Thanks so much for playing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Unknown said...

Just making those bells, makes me want to try out quilling, so cute!

thanks for Playing along with the Die Cut Divas

Anonymous said...

What beautiful cards,Yogi,and just love the wording on each.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x (GDT)

Jane Savage said...

What a beautiful elegant card!
Thank you for joining us at Delightful Challenges. Jane xxx

Céline said...

thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

creative lady said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

PaperDaisies said...

A great selection of cards. Stunning. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

wow, this is so fabulous. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello, A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week.

Teighan DT

Leslie Miller said...

Very pretty cards with your embossing and the corner treatments!

Jo Nevill said...

A really beautiful Christmas card

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jo x

Kim Kelley said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS


Shona Hamill said...

Gorgeous cards. Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T Challenge this week. Shona xx

michele said...

Fabulous card :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity hugs x

Dawn T said...

I love what you've done with these two cards. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Love the embossing and the evergreen branch on this very pretty card! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Gloria Stengel said...

I have never tried to quill a bell! Great idea. Pretty cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Bonnie Garby said...

Great projects! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Karen Letchworth said...

Beautiful job, Yogi! You really are a talented crafter, and I thank you for sharing your talents in our challenge. Please stop by again soon.
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Cathie Borowski said...

Such a cute sentiment, and I love how you have brought all the elements together. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas Snow/Christmas Holiday Challenge. Cathie DT