Sunday, January 23, 2011

Jingle Belles Challenge

Hi everyone,

Well I've been able to make a few cards this last week.  I even mastered Gimp (sort of).  Just wish I knew how to upload to the internet what I have done.  Any ideas, any one?  I am slowly becoming computer (kicking & screaming all the way) smart.


Any hoo, this is my latest card for the Jingle Belles challenge this week.  What do you think?  I made a lot of boo boos on this card.  That'll teach me to do things when I'm bone tired.  I stamped the sentiment crooked (so hate that), so then had to angle the nestie label on an angle.  Then somehow I managed to not align my papers correctly, so a knotted ribbon covered that.  Lastly I managed to get a black mark on the pink background, so gems covered that up.  I also managed to make the distress inks run when I used some Pearl-ex & water.  Oh well, I guess that these things happen.

Well I'd better be going, I'm trying to get both my girls to have a sleep this arvo (so wish I could have one ;P)

Happy crafting every one xoxoxoxo

12 comments:

Dawn said...

If you hadn't pointed out the boo boos I wouldn't have noticed Paula... adds to the look of the card. You will be well ahead for Christmas if you continue at this rate!

June Houck said...

I make lots of mistakes when I am tired and can sometimes cover up with a button, brad, prima...

But the angled Nestie label is much more interesting and artsy. As a former math teacher I tend to always put things straight, but I am trying to relax and let my right brain work more than the left LOL :)

Your trees are charming (bad pun, I know) and I love the stamped background behind them. Lovely!!!

lauren bergold said...

ok, i have to say first: I ♥LOVE♥ your card! and second: the "boo boos" you made...are actually MY FAVORITE PARTS!!!

the angled nestie labels are *brilliant*... (and made me mentally say, "why didn't *I* think of that?!??!) ...the knotted ribbon is PERFECT... and the gems are FAB! this would have been a very cool card anyway, but now it is ♥AWESOME♥! :)

SmilynStef said...

I call them "design opportunities" rather than boo-boos ... I agree, the angled sentiment and cluster of gems are two of my favorite parts of the design ... fabulous holiday card. Thanks for joining our jingle belle journey.

Jeanne said...

Oh I didn't see boo boos I saw FABULOUS! Love it!
TFS!

Marianne@RuffHaven said...

Boo Boos , Dontcha just hate'm ?
In this case they helped to make your card more interesting. Very pretty card

Alice Wertz said...

you covered the mistakes so beautifully, Paula. i certainly can't tell that there were boo boos if you didn't tell us! very pretty card!!

Lisa - papergrace said...

Mistakes? Boo-boos? Where? All i see is an amazingly fabulous card!! Seriously...you knocked this out of the ballpark. Really gorgeous.

Rosemary said...

I agree with everybody else, I don't see no stinkin boo boos (lol), you're too hard on yourself! This is a lovely card and it's going to make its recipient all smiley and feeling special!

Dawn said...

I think the fixing of boo boo's is what makes your card so utterly charming :) Very clever of you to think of ways to hide things. I love how your card turned out :)

Lorraine said...

Sometimes mistakes are greater opportunities. This came out wonderful. I love the addition of the gems and your ribbon is super.

lisa said...

You covered those boo-boos up SO good, I would never have noticed. Thanks for sharing. Georgeous card!