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Friday, October 9, 2015

Christmas Bell

Happy Friday, sweet friends! I'm posting on the Live & Love Crafts blog today, where the DT has been sharing favorite occasions this week. It's time for more festivity because Christmas is my favorite everything. ♥︎
Showcasing the beautiful church from Pion Design's Christmas in Norway collection, I created a bell for my mom to hang from her Christmas tree or wherever she pleases. The church was cut out with a Spellbinders Standard Circle (small) and layered on a Picot Edge Circle. I paired it with papers from Maja Design's A Gift for You, as the red is such a lovely contrast and I adore the Christmas stars.
A dusting of snow with flecks of gold were added to most of the papers via Shabby White Frantage. A shabby 10mm Jingle Bell was used for the clapper, which is attached with Natural Hemp. A wintry breeze of Shabby Chiffon trim ruffles around the base, centered with Sunflower Pearl trim. The Cheery Lynn Designs poinsettia die is centered with Frosted Berries and surrounded with Flower Sprays and Pomegranate Apples (in Wine Pudding and Vanilla Cupcake). The snowflakes are also from Cheery Lynn.
The back is finished off with snowy trim and sweet Christmas birdies. ♥︎ I hope she enjoys it. :o)

Thank you for visiting and I wish you a beautiful weekend. :o)

Lovely challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Pink)
 *Creative Inspirations~ Stars and/or Stripes (Christmas stars!)
 *CropStop~ Anything Goes (Core'dinations, Silhouette, Spellbinders)
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ October Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Papertake Weekly~ Anything Goes
 *Penny's Challenge~ Anything Goes
 *Scrapy Land~ Anything Goes (Cheery Lynn and Spellbinders)
 *The Glory of Christmas~ Anything Goes Christmas (Optional: Green and Gold)


  1. Seeing your stunning Christmas ornament is such a lovely way for me to start my day! The festive papers are gorgeous and your detailing is amazing especially your wonderful poinsettia with the frosted berries in the centre.
    I hope you have a beautiful weekend my kind and talented friend.
    hugs Sue xx

  2. What a beautiful and festive Christmas ornament and a wonderful gift for your mom. The shabby white frantage gives it a beautiful snow dusted feel and your gorgeous trimmings have created another inspiringly, delightful project.

  3. This is the prettiest ornament I've ever seen, just stunning.Thanks for playing along over at DL.ART!

    Hugs, Lori m
    DL.ART DT Member

  4. Stunning card. Fabulous poinsettia! Have a great weekend.

  5. So gorgeous front and back! WOW! Very vintage, yet colorful, and so pretty. hugs, de

  6. Wow!!! The bell is absolutely stunning Karen, front and back. I adore the image and the gorgeous Poinsettia that is so beautifully embellished. I can't stop looking at the detail and how much creative crafting has gone into this project. Your Mum will treasure her gift for a lifetime.
    Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiration. I feel the need to make one to go on my tree.
    Have a super weekend.
    Sending lots of big crafty hugs & kisses your way. Lots of love. Donna xx

  7. Gorgeous WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!! I love this bell card colors papers --- I am speechless your projects always do that to me.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes OCTOBER Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  8. A lovely Christmas bell with your signature love written all over it! I really enjoyed seeing your ornament, but I loved reading your description of how it all came together! Oh, I know your Mom is going to be so happy to receive this! Hugs and many blessings to you!

  9. Stunning project Karen, your mom will love this so much knowing how much you put into to create such a lovely project! I just adore the snowy trim and the sweet birdies. The papers are so beautiful, even the back side is so pretty! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  10. Gorgeous! This is a great addition to any Christmas tree.

  11. Oh my this is absolutely stunning! Sorry I have been missing in action. I have been finding it hard to keep up with my projects on top of the blogging, you tube, facebook, facebook groups and Instagram! And now there is Periscope! Haha! I guess I have turned into a Social Media junkie but I am not able to do it all. I have missed coming by to see what you are up to Karen. I hope all is well! Hugs oxoxo

  12. beautiful project! love the vintage design!
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

  13. a stunning Christmas masterpiece

  14. Magical....such a beautiful decoration for your mums tree. Love the gorgeous flower cluster! Have a wonderful week !

  15. Hi Karen,
    I hope that you are feeling better. This is Amazing my friend! I absolutely adore this,especially a Christmas creation made by could I not! LOL. Such a gorgeous ornament for your mom,which I am sure she will love!!! The poinsettias that you make are always beautiful and look so real. I am always amazed with that. Love the flecks of gold, trim and the pretty snowflakes too.
    Sending you TONS of my love, hugs and smiles
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

    Sending you healing prayers too.

  16. Wonderful design it's so beautiful love and hugs Carole x

  17. A great creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations this week! xxx

  18. Wow! Wow! Wow! Karen, this is just gorgeous! The church as the focal point is just beautiful and I love the papers you used! The trimming, beads and ribbon is spectacular! I love everything about this:) As always, such beautiful inspiration my friend!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Sherrie K

  19. Hi Karen! Thank you for the sweet Anniversary wishes! :) And What's up with this card? Another GORGEOUS Project yet again!!! :) This is simply Beautiful my sweet friend! I LOVE that Beautiful church as the focal point of your card... And those pretty snowflakes as they surround it... Fabulous Poinsettia.. looks so real... Amazing! The ruffle trim along with that bell just pulls it all together for a Peaceful winters night.... LOVE it! :) Have a wonderful Week! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  20. I am back, Karen, with my other hat! Thanks for joining us in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope to see your pretty projects again.
    happiness and hugs,
    {Creative Smiles}

  21. My sweetest friend, this is just the most gorgeous Christmas bell ever!! I adore the papers and the church scene!! The ruffled lace looks amazing!! I love how you wrapped it around the base of the bell!! The poinsettia is gorgeous!! As always, your attention to detail is perfection!! Your Mom will absolutely adore this!! She will want to showcase it all year instead of just around Christmas!! It is truly a work of art!! I'm so happy you joined us at Scrapy Land!! Praying that your arm is feeling much better every day. Hugest hugs my dear friend!! I've missed you :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  22. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for entering The Glory of Christmas challenge 69 with your lovely crafting, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too. x

  23. Stunning Christmas bell! You decorated the front and back so elegantly! I am sure your Mother will treasure it! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #27!

  24. Oh my what a beauty! Love the bell shape and those gorgeous papers and trims...wowzers!

  25. Karen, this is absolutely breathtaking make!!! I love every little detail on it! Thank you for the inspiration and for joining challenge at Scrapy Land :)


    Paper Talk with Samra

  26. Congratulations, Karen, on winning at the SL challenge with this beautiful card! Hugs, de

  27. Oh, what a gorgeous work of art, Karen! Love the bell shape, poinsettia, trims, and pearls! It's stunning! And, huge congrats on winning the SL well deserved! You take care! Hope you're having a wonderful week! Hugs and blessings to you!

  28. Stunning ornament with beautiful Maja papers, and the gorgeous Pion church image. Your mom must have been thrilled to receive such a lovely gift.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts


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