Wednesday, February 9, 2011

snowmen and queen bee..

Okay, I'm back with my weekly Jingle Belles' cards..and a surprise...


This week's theme was:

Baby, It's Cold Outside!


we're prompting you to make cards or tags that include ... scarves, mittens, hats, ear muffs ... or some fuzzy warm felt (or perhaps all of the above if you are so inclined).

Here's my take on the challenge...Echo Park papers...



Yup, back at using my rosette die...I tell you, it makes all the difference when you're working with all the right panels or whatever you call those layers when you use your diecutting machine:)

I managed to crank out 4 of the same design..

All the paper is ala Echo Park, the buttons are PTI, the wool felt is Impress and the sentiment is SRM.


I was inspired by the current Waltzing Mouse sketch:

**Happy Mail Alert**

Okay, I was an EXTREMELY lucky girl to have won a blog candy over at Pixie Dust Paperier. I was thrilled that it was a Lauren Bergold original....I actually consider myself mighty lucky to have a handful of Lauren's originals...her work is extremely detail oriented, a person could gaze at her art for hours...

This is the sweet 'lil card that came with the package..


Okay, ready...set...go:


It is thee most magical C-R-O-W-N..










 I know...a-mazing...honestly...over the top wonderful and it is all MINE:)  Thank you so very much Kirsty of Pixie Dust Paperier and thank you Lauren for creating such a gorgeous masterpiece....

signed,

~The Queen Bee~
{edited to add the "~"...thanks Julie E!}

38 comments:

  1. First... I adore your Jingle Belle card so, so, sooooooo much. I'm kinda swooning over your rosette right now (I have a "thing" for rosettes). And I LOVE that you layered a piece of felt between the button & the rosette! Such a wonderful detail! It really adds just that extra little somethin' to your SUPER cute paper!!!!!! Love it!

    SECOND... THAT CROWN!!! OMG!!!!!!!! Wow...I hope now that you've taken pictures that you're prancing around your house in it. :D You deserve it. xo

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  2. Love your X'mas card...great use of that die!!!!

    And that amazing crown...what a work of art! Lucky you!!!!:)

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  3. love the christmas card, and wow, that crown! lucky you!

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  4. LOL! Don't you mean ~Queen Bee~? You so deserve a crown as you are overseeing a kingdom of paper crafting sweetness ;>)
    Fun card! I am guessing this is not going to save you $ at the post office, but it will be worth it!

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  5. Your card is adorable and your rosette looks perfect! Lucky you winning such a fab prize.

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  6. Your Xmas card is so adorable! Oh my! Look at you lucky gal!! The crown is truly a piece of art!

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  7. Lovely creations all around! Your sweet is fabo...love the rosette! That crown rocks...now for a real one!

    Something for you on my blog!

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  8. I too have Lauren originals that are on display as art throughout my home ... I never tire of looking at them ... love the fuzzy felt on your jingle belle design ... do you cut that rosette die with your cuttlebug? Do you need a longer plate? Thanks for joining our jingle belles fun.

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  9. Love your sweet snowman card with the rosette! And wowza on your blog prize, gorgeous!!

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  10. wow - what a fun crown! and I love the card you made with the grid, heart and crown Amy!

    Your snowman card is just so cute with the fun rosette - thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week GF!!!

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  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE those cards you made!!! Loving the rosette's!! And that CROWN... holy smokes!! That is AMAZING!! What a HAPPY MAIL indeed! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  12. AWW!!! The snowman cards are SOOO adorable!! I love that big green flower, perfect with the papers! And that crown is stunny!! Congrats on your win!

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  13. well hello, yer majesty!!! :) soooooooo pleased you love the crown, that was totally fun to make! (from now on i'm thinking i should send you ALL my 3-d projects actually...b/c your pics are SO MUCH BETTER than mine!!!)

    as for said EP snowmen on their gorgeous c&s cards avec ♥fabbbbbbbbulous♥ felt-n-paper rosettes?!?!? well, obviously they are as regal and AMAZING as their creative cardmaker!!! :)

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  14. Oh I love that rosette. I might have to rethink getting that die. When you finish up your Christmas cards you can work on mine. :P

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  15. Oh your jingle belles card is darling!! Love your others too you are very inspiring :)
    TFS!

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  16. What a cute card, love the rosette!

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  17. cards are adorable...nice crown too!!

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  18. Those cards are just the cutest! LOVE the vibrant colors! And isn't Miss Lauren just a GENIUS?!! Lovin' that crown and card! So fun!

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  19. THESE are killin' me! Love your work SO much, darling friend! LOVE it, love it, WANT to marry it {okay, NEXT time!} you are ON fire!

    Congrats on your win AND the excellent share: Lauren's work is WONDERFUL!

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  20. Gorgeous Christmas cards.. You have been making a ton of them :)
    and Wow.. what fab happy mail :)

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  21. Yay for that fabbie batch of Christmas cards!!! BEAUTIFUL!!! AND WOW, what amazing card and crown!!!!!!!

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  22. Gorgeous Christmas card, loving that rosette die!
    Amazing card and crown, holy cow!

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  23. woot woot sista.... I Love your X'mas card...great use of that die....so cute....

    What an amazing crown!!!...that shout work of art!!! you Lucky Chickadee...hugs..xoxo

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  24. I love your christmas cards! I must get a die like that, lol.

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  25. Now those are super sweet Christmas cards girlie! Not ones for cheap postage methinks ;D
    Now as for that crown - wear it with pride, Queenie!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  26. Wow...what a warm and fuzzy card. gotta love the snowmen! love that crown and what a cute card to go with it! hope you have a great hump day!

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  27. Oh Amy, the rosette is grand on your card.

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  28. yea you cranking out 4 more Christmas cards!!!

    well i refuse to comment on the crown until i see a pic of it on your head!! *giggle*

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  29. Cute collection of Christmas cards Amy! Love the fanfold embellishments! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

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  30. You are amazinfg, first the card always wonderful work!
    And the projects look so stylish, great work Amy!

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  31. Cute, cute card!! I have that die, too -- love it!

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  32. Wonderful candy - that crown is amazing!!

    I really like the snowman card and the rosette is fab!

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  33. cute cute cute! LOVE your set of holiday cards!! arg! gotta get me that rosette die!!! =) and awww..... so very jealous that you got that gorgeous crown!! wow! amazing details! hope you are waring it everyday! =)

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  34. Wonderful creations! Thanks for joining us this week at the WMSC!

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  35. You lucky girl. Now you can wear a crown of inspiration while crafting your fabulous cards !

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  36. Wow wow wow X 10^23!!! Love this entire post!! Where on God's lovely green earth did you get that rosette die? I keep seeing it and absolutely love it! My only option would be to do them by hand, unless whatever makes them goes in a Cuttlebug or Calibur!! LOL I absolutely love that you sew so beautifully on your crafts!!

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Cheers,
~amy~