Wednesday, July 6, 2011

creative belli challenge #121

Happy Wednesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog.

It's time for another Creative Belli Challenge. and this time we want you to make your own embellishments.

Challenge #121 - Custom Made Bellies

Make your own embellishments, custom dye ribbon, crochet your own flowers, make your own paper flowers or buttons, etc, etc!

The spirit of the Belli challenges is to encourage you to use your OLD and FORGOTTEN embellishments!
Everyone is welcome to play along! Challenge a stamping friend!! Just follow the theme.

Make sure you check out the great ideas the Belli Girls have come up with for this challenge.

On my card I used the Sizzix die Daisies #2 to create my handmade flower. In the flower center, I used a fabric button from Stampin-Up to make it a little more dramatic. The flower is cut from pear pizzazz paper.

I made this into an easel card. It's really easy to do. Here is a link to the tutorial. I found it on splitcoaststampers.

My background paper is from Stampin-Up's greenhouse gala collection. Across this panel I added some chocolate chip satin ribbon.

On the bottom panel I used a border punch also from Stampin-Up and some pearls. This acts as a stop when your card is open and being displayed.

The best wishes sentiment is from the Stampin-Up set "sincere salutations". This one is going off to a friend who is celebrating a wedding anniversary.

Well, it's time to close this post so until next time................. God Bless.

Some other challenges:
1.  Splitcoaststampers featured stamper challenge #230. I chose this card to re-create ala Mary Marsh style.
2.  Paper Take Weekly has an anything goes challenge.
3.  The Top Tip Tuesday blog has a wedding/anniversary challenge. This one is an anniversary card for my friend.


  1. BEAUTIFUL card! Love all the green. Such a peaceful looking and gorgeous card.

  2. wow, this card is absolutely stunning and amazing!

    a real eye-candy! LOVE IT!!!!!!!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  3. Ooh! I love this card, Mary. Thanks for using the Greenhouse Gala paper. I have it and have had so much trouble using the larger prints. Love the easel effect and the tiny cutout flower next to your greeting. Just lovely!

  4. What a beauty, Mary! I love your layered paper flower--and that cool fabric button in the center!

  5. What a lovely card!
    Good Luck in the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge!
    Dawn xx
    (The Crafty Pad Designs DT
    PS This would also fit the Particular Style Card Challenge at The Crafty Pad!

  6. Mary, I love everything about your card. The flower, color combination and the fold.

  7. Ooooh, your flower is sooo pretty, Mary, and it looks wonderful with the papers and colors you used!!! Love the easel design, too!!!

  8. I love this pretty easel card- soft colors and a beautiful flower!

  9. Gorgeous card! love the colours too! Thanks for playing along with us on the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this week, hugs Samantha

  10. Mary, this easel card is so pretty! I love the layered flower, and the wonderful colors!! Great job, my friend!

  11. Mary,
    This is AWESOME!!!! I am in love with your color choices and that flower has some kind of freaky "trance" on it because I can't stop looking at it!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our Wedding/Anniversary challenge.
    Happy stamping...
    Lisa xx

  12. Awesome card!! love that flower

  13. What a beautiful easel card!!! Love your flower, the border and those awesome pearl accents. Gorgeous colors too. Hugs,

  14. Wow! This looks fantastic.

  15. Stunning creation!

    Thank you for joining Top Tip Tuesday this week.:)


  16. The flower looks fabulous, and great in these tones, well done!

  17. This is gorgeous, I love the colors and everything about this Easel card, fantastic!

  18. Stunning card Mary, I love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck!

  19. Beautiful, Mary! I love the colors and the style of the card. But my favorite part is the flower with its center brad! Awesome!

  20. Awesome card! Love that great big flower:)

    Thanks for joining on the fun at Top Tip Tuesday; hope to see ya back:0)




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