Friday, January 25, 2013

scandinavian style, redux

one of my favorite things about ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ this year and last is that since we've gone fortnightly instead of weekly, it means i get two shots at every single prompt. which is awesome, because i get to try out ALL my ideas! admittedly not all of them come out quite as fabulously as i envision, but i genuinely do believe it's better to "go big" and perhaps fail, than to play it safe all the time. case in point: i had this great idea about red-on-white handstitching for my second "red white and jul" card. i even found some leftover cross-stitch-able ribbon that my aunt had given me, which made it super-simple to make said stitching immediately into an attachable border strip-- big win, right?! wellllllllllllllllllllllllllllll... ok, truthfully... i'm not in love with this card; but on the other hand it's bright and festive and it's one more for the stash of cards that's already getting me closer to a stress-free december! gotta love *THAT* right?! :)

(patterned paper: reminisce, paper co, sei; florals: we r memory keepers, prima; red rub-ons: making memories; snowflake stickers: martha stewart; other: 14ct aida ribbon, dmc embroidery floss; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, hot glue, sewing machine)
speaking of second shots, i usually don't make more than one sketch card, but i really came down to the wire this week, time-wise, and retro sketch #47 (happy almost anniversary, retro sketchers!!!)  was still sitting on my work table, so i just grabbed it and went to town!


if you'd like to "go to town" in the creative sense, i should mention that both stephanie AND all of our fellow ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ have been sooooooooo totally rockin' the scandinavian style... you should definitely pop over and grab a little inspiration for yourself! ♥

9 comments:

  1. OK, I can accept that you aren't totally happy with this card. I can't for the life of me figure out WHY, but I can accept it. I think it's stunning! I love the cross-stitch - so perfectly inspired by the photo! Love the pattern :) And that big poinsettia is so pretty - I love the golden accents!

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  2. I'm in love with this card! Very pretty, very red, very creative - what's not to love? I need to go make a card for this challenge...

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  3. Wow...cross stitching and everything?! LOVE

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  4. wow! This is so sweet and festive! <3

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  5. You may not be in love with it but I'm thinking I am! Love the homespun look to it! Gorgeous.
    Lynn

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  6. Love it! Great stitching and the flower is totally fabulous!
    ...just one question.. how do I get onto your Christmas card list? ;)

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  8. This one is so pretty!! I love it. I honestly don't know what I have that would fit this challenge. I can't bring anything to mind and I'm too consumed right now. lol. The next JB will be mine though. I just love the look of this one. Its very pretty. :)

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