Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Creative Belli Challenge #111

Happy Wednesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. It's time for another Creative Belli Challenge. This one is such fun I am sure you will all want to play along. We are asking you to use felt or fabric on your creation.

Look in your stash and see what you have in there. After all that is what the Belli challenges are all about. We want to you use your old and forgotten embellishments. Be creative- use felt backdrop, shape it into a flower or an animal, you name it! If you do not have felt, use fabric- think old towel, flannel, etc.......

Everyone is welcome to play along! If you upload to a gallery use keyword CBC111

Here's how to enter:

Please link back to the Belli Challenge in your post and provide a direct link to your new posting dated between February 16- March 1st. My design team sisters have some fabby samples to insprie you. Click Here to see their awesome work.

I found this fabric pin that I bought about 8 years ago in a fabric store in Berlin, Ohio. My intent was to use it on a card. I just didn't realize it would take me this long to do it (lol)!!

I took the pin off the back because I am going to send this card to my best friend. I didn't think she would wear it because I know I wouldn't. But, I love the look of it on this card.

My colors are from the Tuesday splitcoaststampers color challenge. This week, our hostess, is Peggy McCurry,
She chose wild wasabi, so saffron and pacific point. I liked working with this combo.

My designer paper is from Cosmo Cricket's "sew much more collection". The ribbon is Stampin-Up's so saffron grosgrain.

I used a sizzlits die to punch out the buttons. This is where I used the pacific point color.

The layout is from the sweet stop sketch blog. This was a great layout to use my fabric embellishment. The 3 rhinestones at the bottom finished off this card.

A few other challenges:

1.  The ooh la la blog wants us to make a card for someone special. This one is for my best friend.

2.  The desert islands crafters blog wanted us to use 3 items from their list. I chose: buttons, 1 patterned paper and the word friend on your card.

3.  The top tip Tuesday blog wants us to use stitching on our card. My fabric embellishment is stitched together.

So until next time.......

card recipe:
stamps: wordsworth tiny phrases
paper: su garden green, so saffron, pacific point
accessories: sizzix sizzlits die, ribbon, hero arts rhinestones, fabric embellishment


  1. Awesome challenge and I love your sample! I should have some of the felt and fabric, bins and bins of it from my sewing days :)
    Thanks for sharing the adorable Valentine pic of Phoenix Daisy, she is so cute!

  2. Beautiful card Mary! Love the fabric pin! Isn't it fun to pull something out you have had for years and it just happens to be the perfect thing to use!

  3. Mary, I love what you created with needle and thread!! Your ruffled ribbon is that Spring-y yellow is just right! Well done, my friend!

  4. Wonderful card- I love the background DSP- it is perfect! And I have to tell you- I just had an inspirational moment too.....! Love the ruffled ribbon too.

  5. Oh yes Mary! Now that's what I call All Stitched up! LOL!
    An absolute gem of a card!
    Thank you for coming over to play at Top Tip Tuesday this week!

  6. beautiful Mary!!! love how you added the stitching and also your pleated ribbon! great job!!
    hugs & blessings

  7. Oh my gosh! This is just adorable! I love the felt and the stitching, and the scissor paper is just too cute!

  8. This is beautiful Mary!!I love the colors and your felt image.Your colors are beautiful!!

  9. eeekkk! I LOVE this. I would put a pin on the back of your felt oval and wear it on my coat! It is gorgeous!

  10. Oh I love how you hand stitched around the felt! Fabulous idea!

  11. That little felt oval with flowers is just the neatest idea! Love the stitching, too!

  12. Mary how wonderful this is!! Love the felt and stitching with your fun flowers!!

  13. I just love how you used the felt, Mary...the sewing around the oval felt layer looks awesome and I love the scrunched ribbon!!!!

  14. Really cute, Mary, and it's perfect with the Material Girl paper! Great job!

  15. Love use of your felt, is so cute.. Hugs

  16. What a gorgeous felt piece - very effective.

    Thanks for joining in with our 'All Stitched Up' Challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday this week :)

    Carol x

  17. How fun and that Fabric Pin is just wonderful.

  18. So adorable and so very creative! Love all the elements! Beautifully done, Mary!

  19. Oh, I love this! Fabulous elements! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Ooh La La.

  20. How cool is that--having a pin to use. It pays to keep things around I guess. Beautiful work.



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