Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Belli Challenge Meets Repeat Impressions Blog Hop!

Greetings!  It's time for another Belli Challenge AND the second Repeat Impressions Blog Hop (details for the hop are at the bottom of this post)!  This week's Belli Challenge is to use something round and metal, plus there is an optional sketch challenge (head over to the Belli Challenge blog for the sketch and to check out the great cards the design team has made!).  I added some round nail head stickers to the scallops of the card base for the Belli Challenge.

For the Repeat Impressions blog hop, we are featuring another new line of Christmas/Winter stamps - Snow Globes and Ornaments!  I thought this fit perfectly with the theme of the Belli Challenge!  My card features the adorable Snow Kitty snow globe, but there are many snow globes in the set, as well as components to create your own ornaments and snow globes, as you will see when you check the rest of the team's projects!

I used some Polar White Flower Soft for the snow kitty and the snow on the ground and Stickles for the falling snowflakes.  I added a little Liquid Applique to the kitty's cap and the base of my snow globe is silver metallic card stock.  For the inside of the card, I used another Repeat Impressions stamp - Meowy Christmas (#2211).  All the patterned papers are from Kaisercraft's Gypsy Sisters collection.

I made a second card for the Hop, using the candy cane center and 'empty' snow globe.  I stamped the candy canes using Stampin' Up Riding Hood Red and then covered it with Versamark and clear Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE).  I heated it up and then added a second coat, so it's nice and glossy in real life!  The base was done the same way, using platinum UTEE and then I stamped the base portion of the image on top using black StaZon ink.  The base is popped up with foam squares.

As soon as I saw the candy canes, I wanted to pair them with the striped ribbon and the baker's twine and Jen del Muro's sketch for this week (SFYTT) provided the perfect layout!  The sentiment is from the new snow globe set and the patterned papers are from Cosmo Cricket's Jolly by Golly collection.

OK, now for the details for playing along on the Blog Hop!  Each of the design team members has been assigned a word (mine is Inspiration), which you have to collect by visiting each blog.  Once you have collected the words, figure out the phrase they make up and email it to Wendy at Repeat Impressions (wendy@repeatimpressions.com) to be entered in the drawing for a full sheet containing all the Snow Globe and Ornament images.  And that's not all!  If you are kind enough to leave a comment on each design team member's blog, plus the Repeat Impressions blog, your name will be entered a second time for the drawing!  You must submit your comments and email Wendy your guess at the phrase by 10pm EST on Sunday, August 22.  The new set and the winner of the hop will be revealed next Monday, August 23.

For those of you that participated in last week's Penguin Blog Hop, the new stamps and winner of the hop are being revealed today over at Repeat Impressions, so be sure to check them out! And remember to hop over to all of the other blogs to see the wonderful creations my fellow design team members have made!

Ayana Posadas ~ http://www.ayanaposadas.typepad.com/
Dana Joy ~ http://gotjoycreations.blogspot.com/
Darsie Bruno ~ http://www.craftingwithdarsie.blogspot.com/
Harriet Skelly ~ http://allycatcards.blogspot.com/
Joy Hadden ~ http://www.piecesofjoyhadden.blogspot.com/
Julie Smith ~ http://paperandsuch.blogspot.com/
Lynette Neus ~ http://mystampingaddiction.blogspot.com/
Makiko Jones ~ http://makinkstudio.blogspot.com/
Michele Greenwood ~ http://whimsicalcreations.blogspot.com/  
Robin Kirkpatrick ~ http://robins-rubber-room.blogspot.com/  (YOU ARE HERE!)

Whew, I'm exhausted!  Sorry this was such a long post - thanks for sticking with it!

34 comments:

Mirabelka said...

fabuluos cards!!!

jdmommy said...

Robin, I love your snowcat!! What a fun image! I really like all the nailheads on the scallops! Great job!

Joan Ervin said...

What a cute snow globe, Robin...love how you used the Flower Soft, and the candy canes on the second card are adorable!!!!

Ceal said...

Gorgeous cards Robin! love the snow globe

Anonymous said...

Oh Robin, that kitty cat snowman is adorable! I would not be upset if you stamped a couple of them for me???? See you Saturday.
qkk

Makiko Jones said...

Robin, you ROCKed this set!! I love both cards! Fantastic designs and details.

Kristy Smith said...

I love these cards! The "meowy christmas" is perfect for a friend with a cat! Great use of the candy cane colors throughout the other card! Thanks for sharing!

Dani said...

Love those snow globes, too cute! Great job with the round card, love it!

Janine said...

How cute Robin!! Hope all is well with you!

Ayana Posadas said...

What fun cards, Robin! I love them both. Great use of layers and awesome job with the new stamp images. So cute! :)

Harriet Skelly said...

I love how you used the new stamps Robin! I love that cat snowglobe and now I am going to have to get that sentiment for my cards this year!! Love it!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Darling card- love the snowglobe image with the snowman, and the one with candycanes- love that ribbon!

Thebug415 said...

LOVE that kitty! How fun!

Lynette said...

I love them, Robin! You are so very talented!! Every detail is just perfect.

cmyers said...

The Meowy Christmas card is so cute! I love the candy canes in the snow globe on your second card. Very clever!

Whimsey said...

Oh so adorable!!

Kendra said...

I will have to get some flower soft and UTEE for my christmas cards! Thanks for the tip!

joy said...

I ADORE the sentiment on your first card! Perfect! Both of your cards and inspirational!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Robin, this is too cute, what a great image and I love that snow globe, so many possibilities. Love all the sparkle in the snow. Wonderful card.

craftymom205 said...

Great cards.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Love the candy canes and the paper you used on that card! Meowy Christmas is cute too.

Rae Ann said...

The dimension that the flower soft and the liquid applique give the first card is great. I really like the effect of the UTEE on the second card. It really pops!

Julie said...

Lovely stuff Robin...that red and white ribbon is fab!

Karen Denson said...

Robin,
I especially love your candy cane card. The ribbon is just perfect with the card. The little snow kitty is very cute too, but the candy cane card just seems so elegant.

Kelly G said...

I think the kitty card might be my fave out of the whole hop! I love the colors, that's what did it for me. I wouldn't think to use kraft cardstock for a Christmas card, but it looks wonderful!

Candi said...

cute cards and the candy cane card , the colors are super!

Laurel said...

LOVING that red/white ribbon and candy canes!!

Dana said...

Love, love, love your cards!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

These are both fabulous!! Love the non-traditional colours and that snowcat is just too cute!!!

Kimwags said...

I really like the idea of an empty snowglobe...could turn it into a gumball machine by stamping some dots or punching out circles and filling it up...

mtscrapgal said...

You and the others have shown how versatile these new stamps are.My fav is your candy cane globe. Thanks

Janice M said...

Cute cards!! That striped ribbon is perfect with those candy canes!!

Di said...

Cute cards...Have to say the candy cane card is my favorite of the two! Great idea to use the flower soft for your snow. Love the use of the bakers twine on the button/ribbon on your second card. Great ideas!

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