Wednesday, December 10, 2008


What is the Belli Challenge you ask?

Each week, I try to give us a challenge that will use things we have lying around our stamp rooms! With a constant flow of new things coming out, I tend to forget about the other things I have and they quickly become clutter!

This weeks, Belli Challenge is to make a project for Christmas. This month is one of the FEW times we use our Christmas stamps and make Christmasa projects - so let's CELEBRATE!!! You can make ANYTHING you wish AND combine challenges with your CHRISTMAS THEME.

Here is what you need to do...
1. Anyone Can Play! Spread the Word! :)
2. Make a completed project with a CHRISTMAS THEME. Share the link here in the comments linking to my Blog and CBC45. When you post to Splitcoaststampers or to your Blog, be sure and put CBC45 as the KEYWORD and mention of the challenge - with a link!
3. I will do a drawing and have a SPOTLIGHT FEATURE on my BLOG for the person whose name I draw! Last week's winner was BARB - check her beautiful project out HERE.

Here is what I used for this project:

First of all my inspiration came from a card in a craft magazine from last year. The paper, embellishments and stamps are different, but the lay out is very similar.

Stamp Set: Jesus Is Born (on sale this month!) by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and Encouragement also by SNS
Ink: Basic Black, Cranberry Crisp, Bravo Burgundy, Creamy Caramel
Cardstock: Ivory Confetti, Basic Grey DP Wassail, Basic Black
Accessories: Making Memories Rub Ons, Gold-Yellow Thread, Gold Brads, Needle (I actually hand sewed this!), sponge

Be sure to check out the FABULOUS Belli Challenge Design Team's creations!!! Leave them a comment! We all LOVE to know what you are thinking about what we create. I know it makes me SMILE when you leave me a comment.

Holly Brown
Joan Ervin
Ceal Pritchett
Courtney Fowler
Lorie Ames
Danita Hollander
Sarah Anderson
Shelly Koskinen
Jennifer Greco
Christi Thorsen

I am preparing my heart for the season and pray you are too! Have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a FABULOUS day too! Enjoy the Season!
Chrissy D


bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Beautiful card, Chrissy, perfect in every way!

Danita said...

What a wonderful card Chrissy!!! I just love the hand stitching of your star!!! Awesome work!! Great job on this challenge!!!

Sandy said...

Chrissy ~

That is a beautiful card! The star is a great touch. LOVE it!!

Lorie said...

This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

Dani said...

This is gorgeous! I love the star!

Christi Flores said...

Gorgeous Chris!! I love that star!!

Holly said...

Wow........... this is so beautiful! It reminds me of antique vintage scrapping.

Jennifer_GlitterInMyHair said...

Beautiful work Chris!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous! I love the way you did the star. So pretty!

Joan Ervin said...

Oh, my, Chrissy, this is such a gorgeous design with the beautiful Nativity image abd your stitched star...STUNNING!!!

Shelly Koskinen said...

This is so beautiful! I love how you did the star.

Unknown said...

O my goodness! I love this card I love the star

Sally said...

Such a beautiful piece, and very fitting for christmas!

Ceal said...

oh Chris this is Absolutely Beautiful!!! I have this set I may have to try something like this. You did a wonderful job!

Lee said...

Wow!!! This is simply gorgeous!!! And I definitely plan on playing this time!!!! LOL

Liz's Lovelies said...

Gorgeous card.
Here's some Christmas cards I painted.
Merry Christmas!

Leona said...

Beautiful card here true meaning of christmas springs to mind here!!!

Jami said...

Beautiful! I love how you used the stamp and this wonderful verse! And what a brilliant way to create the star!!
hugs, Jami

StampinCathy said...

Wow this card is just breathe taking! I just love the colors and that star is so creative.

Lee said...

Yaaaaaaaaay I got to play!!!! I combined it with a sketch challenge!!! :)