Friday, November 8, 2013

Caring Hearts Card Drive Blog Hop ~

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Welcome to the Caring Hearts Card Drive blog hop!  This wonderful drive is about remembering all the elderly that live in nursing homes and don’t get to enjoy the holidays with their families.  All you have to do is make a holiday wishes type card, write or stamp something on the inside, sign it and send it in!  It will make someone’s holiday very special this year, and you’ll have a chance at grabbing some really great prizes along the way!  Head on over to this post for all the details.  But that’s not the only way to win!  You can also win some goodies from commenting on the blog hop participants posts.  The winners will be chosen randomly, so the more you comment, the better your chances!  Lil’ Inker Designs is one of the sponsors of this drive, so a few of the design team members have joined in on the hop.  You  should’ve arrived here from Alicia’s amazing blog.  If you’re lost or just starting, head on back to Vera’s blog to get started off right!

Even with Lil’ Inker Designs coming out with some fabulous Christmas dies last month, I chose to reach back a couple releases for my inspiration.  I chose the Circles and Diamonds Stitched Pattern die and the coordinating Darling Diamonds stamp set

rusty jingle

I puffy heart rusty jingle bells!  They helped me choose the color palette, and though I’m not a gold kind of gal, I’m trying to be trendy!  I actually like the way the gold cord goes with all the rich brown and red.  The sentiment is from the Holly Jolly sentiment set and was just too perfect to not go with this those little bells! 

All righty!  I hope you enjoyed yourself here.  Now you’re headed to the fabulously talented Isha’s blog!  Have fun on the hop, and don’t forget to comment as well as send in a card or two!  It’s always nice to make people smile, and that’s just what this drive is all about!  Thanks for stopping by!

 

Alyssa

155 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

Oooh! Love this!

~amy~ said...

How pretty! love the colors and the fab cording!

Cathy Homan said...

Color combinations are great. Thanks for sharing.

Suzanne said...

Hi Alyssa! I love the gorgeous retro feel to these colors! Beautiful card!

Kristi said...

Love the color combo! Very fall-ish, but leads right into Christmas season with the red!

Amy Pjura said...

i love the use of the non-traditional holiday colors! the bells are perfect too!

cm said...

Beautiful card, sure to brighten the spirits of whoever receives it, just as you've brightened mine by sharing today! Thank you!
c

Michelle Simone said...

OMG....love the bells!!! Beautiful card!

Laura Turcotte said...

wow----I love this!

Judy1223 said...

I love rusty jingle bells, too! So rustic and charming! Just like your card...so wonderful!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Your card is beautiful. Thanks for showing.

Richell Martin said...

Loving the jingle bells! Love all the colors you used. Rustic feel to it! Thanks for sharing!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I love the gold with those jingle bells! Fabulous!

*Vicki* said...

Wow! What a really gorgeous design!! I love that gold glittery ribbon and bell accent! Thanks for sharing this cause! :)

Tammy B said...

love the non traditionalness of this!

Jess said...

Great card! Love those jingle bells!

Cheryl said...

Love a simple card! Thanks!

Lisa aka Myran said...

Beautiful card and colors!

Scrapycandy said...

Terrific card! Hard to get through the mail though. A wonderful cause. Thank you.

Kari V. said...

Wow. Just wow. I love that die you used...I think it might have to be added to my collection! Thanks for the inspiration!

Maria said...

love your card so pretty

Emily Adams said...

So cute! I love that it isn't red and green!

Auror Willow said...

I love the colors you chose! Cute!

cuecards said...

Love the color palette you chose for your card! Very cute!

grandmato19 said...

Great design -- how did you do all the different colors on the circles? LOVE IT!

Jackie said...

I need to add that die to my wish list. I love this card!

Lydia said...

So cute and cosy x

Maeghan M. said...

Such fab colors!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

AWESOME!! I am a FAN of this Card Hop!! THANKS for sharing such a FUN Card and for the chance to win!! Have a Fabulous Weekend!! =)

Elaine A said...

This is a really pretty card and I love those jingle bells!

Elaine Allen

Jennifer said...

What a gorgeous card and such rich, warm colors!

lindaplus3 said...

very very pretty :)

pcm said...

love the non-traditional colors!

Miriam Prantner said...

That is some serious precision stamping, love it and love the little bells and gold trim!

Kailash said...

Gorgeous non traditional colors, fabulous design!!

Debra said...

Love your style! Thank you for the inspirations!

Jen said...

This is such a great design - thanks for sharing!

Sabrina said...

Love the beautiful design of your card!!

jj said...


Your card looks so feative!

Deborah said...

I love the contemporary fee log this card sometimes it's good to go your own way may you have a blessed Holiday Season TFS

Laura Jane said...

COZY card!

Jen Carter said...

I LOVE this card!! The colors are beautiful and I love the little bells you attached to it! So pretty!

joy said...

Cute little bells and I LOVE the gold cording!! Very pretty card!

LSmith said...

love the bells and the gold cording!

Veronica Z said...

I just adore the colors you used for your card! It is beautiful!

Jingle said...

GORGEOUS colors on this and a sentiment that I'm rather partial towards! :) Beautiful card!

beaverphyllis said...

Great card... Love it!

Jayell said...

Love the bells, and the gorgeous colour scheme

di said...

I really like your color combination. The gold trim was just the right touch against the rusty jingle bells.

Vanessa said...

Hi I couldn't comment on the past 2 blogs, I'll' inker design and scrappybetties, not with my iPad or iPhone :(
Anyway I love your card, so beautiful

Linda T said...

A sweet card with lovely colors. Such a great cause in which I plan to join into.

Marianne said...

Ha, my husband recently called me crazy for wanting to hold on to a rusty jingle bell that I found in a broken down cat toy. Love you card, so pretty.

Kirsten said...

That is so cool - love the embossed stitching lines.

Anne Harada said...

The color palete is gorgeous! Love your card! Thanks for stamping for a great cause!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Alyssa! I love your choice of stamps and dies and your jingle bells are the perfect touch!

Thanks so much for taking part in the blog hop!

Demonica said...

Nice card

Meredith said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Lizzy C said...

So pretty!! Those jingle bells are the perfect final touch!

Nikki C said...

Such a fantastic Christmas card love the patchwork

judy said...

I love the non traditional colors on your lovely card!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the color choices. Fun card. TFS

Kelley said...

Love the bells and cord.

croppinmama said...

Great card...the die/stamp set looks like such a realistic cozy quilt. Nice color combo. Thanks for sharing.

Judy Tuck said...

What an eye catching card. Love it!

Kristen said...

Very pretty card! Love it!

Dixie Cochran said...

The colors of this card are the best! Well done!

Candida said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for the inspiration!

jeannine said...

Lovely design...I'll have to go check out those dies and stamps, just love it. Great idea to use the jingle bells on your card, looks great!

Olessya K said...

Such a nice idea with the jingle bells attached, the card is super cute!

Kristie Maynard said...

Oh this is so pretty and I love the little jingle bells! TFS!

Sheila H said...

Fabulous card!

Synderai said...

Very pretty card.

Buttarcrafts said...

Very inspiring non traditional colors!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Love those bells and those out of the ordinary holiday colors!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Love those bells and those out of the ordinary holiday colors!

Cat Craig said...

So fun, those circles remind me id the jingle bell underside...kinda...lol. Wonderful drive!

Ariana Garber said...

love the color scheme!

Rebecca Ednie said...

That bg is amazing. Don't know how you did it!

Janet Ireland said...

Love the pattern and those great colours. Thanks!

ruth said...

Cute card!

Cheryl Chow said...

Very elegant card!

Sue D said...

Love the quilt look and the jingle bells.

Barbara said...

This is a very unique and very pretty Christmas card. It's elegant and sophisticated! Thanks for sharing!

Annie Wills said...

Love this gorgeous festive card...thanks so much for sharing!

frommycraftroom said...

Beautiful. Great use of the die. TFS.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

What a fun card, Alyssa! Love the bells.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

So glad to see your card...my die has been sitting, but I'm feeling like using it now!

Shannah said...

LOL... you succeeded at trendy - it's completely fabulous! Love the colours, the texture and those awesome rusty jingle bells!
Hugs, Shannah xox

marylouh said...

The design worked very well as a Christmas design. Love the black bells. Beautiful card.

vanitya said...

Ooh, love this, nice switch from the usual holiday colors!

Lindsey said...

Alyssa, this is beautiful! I love the browns paired with red and the bells are fabulous.

Trisha Klowak said...

This is gorgeous!! I love how the colors turned out :)

Bethany Lau said...

Amazing card! I love the colors.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

fabulous design and colors!

Stacey said...

Beautiful card!

milliedk5 said...

Beautiful pattern. So pretty! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Sherri said...

Never thought about it, but that design in the die looks like the bottom of jingle bells. Wonderful card. Thank you for sharing.

Karenladd said...

Wonderful paper and love the touch of the little jingle bell!

Shaughn Woodruff said...

Fabulous card! I love that stitched die! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jannette said...

Love the card, I love the quilting look of it.

Jannette D

Teresa Ciarleglio said...

Fun and different card! Love it!

kyhunter said...

Looks like a quilt and reminds me home.

ancha said...

great card, tnx for sharing :D

Carolyn said...

Beautiful card. Great colors.

Mary-Anne V said...

very ptretty use of the die...love the little bell and gold thread.

Cindy Groh said...

I Love it. That is one of my favorite patterns. Fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kelley Petri said...

Oh-la-la!! Love the gold ribbon, the jingle bells and your reds and browns! Someone who is very lucky will receive your card this year! :-)

Janet said...

Great card love the puffy bells! ~God bless~

Sue Speck said...

Love those colors and the cozy quilt look!

canadian_liner said...

Some awesome stamping there, Alyssa! I am familiar with that stamp and die and know it takes some careful planning... Love your Christmas quilty card, rusty bell and all. GREAT cause, too!

Donna Cala said...

Those products are on my wish list so I am super excited to see you use them so so beautifully!!! Outstanding card!

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Such a pretty card with a touch of modern prints.

georgeanna elliott said...

Wow, this design is so intricate and inspiring! Love the different take on holiday.

Daria Z. said...

Such a unique color combo! Wonderful card - love those jingle bells!!

Maureen said...

Fabulous card! Love that die and stamp set!

Amanda said...

I love the stitched patterned die on this! Very pretty!

Nicki Lundeen said...

Cute card! nlundeen at catt dot com

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Great way to stretch your supplies! I love how you made this non- traditional Christmas background, perfect with the bells. Truly inspiring!

lynda said...

This is really cool! That's a lot of perfect stamping you did!

Unknown said...

wow! so intricate! love the bell too
thanks
Holloy

Wendy said...

Beautiful card...LOVE the rusty bells!

MB Isaac said...

Nice non-traditional card.

Kimberly Rendino said...

Pretty and different!!! Very nice job!

Colleen said...

I like your card, the colors are great and it is very trendy!!!

YillyLeon said...

Thanks for sharing!!

Tracey Humphries said...

Love that colour combo!

Moosisk said...

Love your fresh take on the Christmas card! Love the bells. :D

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the color combo.

Deborah Montgomery said...

So colorful...Love it!! Thanks for sharing :)

Weenie Thomas said...

Fab colour combination!

paperpapier said...

the die is simply awesome, love how it showcase the colour combo of paper in it!

Karen said...

very pretty card....fun colours...

Cornelia W said...

Gorgeous card - awesome hop - great cause!

valeriemolinier said...

This card is really gorgeous !!

Laura M. said...

Beautiful card! TFS :)

Joyce said...

What a fabulous card.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Soooo pretty! Love the bottom!

Kathy Mc said...

The rusty bells go perfectly with your sentiment. What an ideal color palette for your circles & diamonds. Your gold cording on the chocolate ribbon really pops. Great card for a great cause!

Emily H said...

Love love this!

Andrea La Vigne said...

Cute card, and you're right, the sentiment does go perfectly with the design!

devidhayaal said...

Wonderful card,Thanks for sharing!!!

Melfina said...

So cute card! I would love to hear the bells jingle!!! :-) great cause, be blessed!

{VICKI} said...

One of my faves!
Love the colors!

Hannah Lewis said...

Wow, what an amazing eyecatching pattern. Love it! Thank you for sharing, Hannah x

croppergal said...

Love your card - the colours and the die you used!

Amante del Papel said...

is an awesome card, so fantastic!

Ruth G said...

Awesome colors and pattern! Those bells are so very lovely and I can see why you based your color choices on them! Perfect! TFS!

Amy Kolling said...

I LOVE the pattern you stamped and those rusty jingle bells!!! Awesome card Alyssa!

Gabby Lou said...

What a fabulous card...I love the die and stamps you used along with the color!! Uber cute!!

Angie M said...

very cool card!

bjmartin said...

Love the colors you chose to go with those rusty bells! Awesome!

karenelr said...

The card is fabulous! I love the gold you used and the cover plate die was an excellent choice! Thanks for sharing!

mtscrapgal said...

I like the touch of gold in your card. Thanks

ChrisM said...

Reminds me of an old fashion card. Thanks.

Ren-Yi said...

Stunning stunning card. I'm so glad i got to stop by here because of this card drive. Thank you so much for supporting this cause. Cheers.