Here ye, Here ye! It's a ROYAL BALL!

Here Ye, Here Ye!  By royal proclamation …… I welcome you all to the Calendar Girl's Ball!  I'm the lucky hostess this month for the CG's and I invited each of the beauties to be Belles of the *~*ROYAL BALL!!*~*   

My challenge for them this month included these 3 things :)

1.   What's your style?   Make a card showing what they will "wear" to the ball, not using a dress stamp, and the card should speak for itself using color and style!
2.  Show off your true colors!  They had to add their favorite color somewhere to their card, even if it’s the smallest of a brad or a little tiny flower – it might not match your “dress personality” but that’s the whole challenge!  In the words of Tim Gunn, “Make it work!”
3. Shape up for this ball!!   Use a SHAPE somewhere on the card!  Any big-shotted, Cuttlebugged, hand cut out shape, etc will work! 

I was so excited when the Royal Court  accepted their invitations and I quickly thought of an idea for my gown!  I actually did a prototype, ditched it, made another card in a completely different style, then came back to my original idea and reworked it :)   To be honest, I would not wear a shimmery gold gown to a ball - not only do I not have the figure, confidence or sense of style to pull it off, but it seemed to work for my card, hee hee!   But I would love to wear a sweetheart style, poofy ball gown with a tiara if I could!

Challenge 2 - True Colors!  I added some beautiful green glazed brads - they look a little yellow/green but IRL they are a vibrant gorgeous light emerald!

Close up of the dress "Trim" - I used gold ric-rac and delicately glued it to the shimmery paper ~ The waist has a matching belt, but it's covered up with my gold sash ;)


I hope you get a chance to stop by the other Calendar Girls and see what gowns they will have on at the Royal Ball!  Take a peek!

Jeanette - Miss January
Kelly - Miss February {you're here!}
April - Miss March
Terry - Miss April
Barb - Miss May
Carol - Miss June
Michelle - Miss July
Debbie - Miss August
Paola - Miss September
Tami - Miss October

  Thank you so much for stopping by today - I enjoy your visits!

Card deets:  GKD - Black Onyx; S.E.I Gold Lame; Cuttlebug, spellbinders; Gold Ribbon, Gold Ric-rac; Glazed brads from Basic Grey, MM Trimmer, Tombo, Aileens

Card entered into these challenges: 
A gem of a challenge -- bows, brads
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Girly Card
Stamps R Us - For the Girls!


  1. Wow Kelly.....your gown is glamourous!! I love it! Very regal colors.

    Thank you for the challenge, it got me thinking in about 10 different directions!

    Hugs to you!

  2. Now that's a show piece for sure!!!! I love it!

  3. Gorgeous card!! This is one jaw dropping card, love the dress and all that gold shimmer. I am sure you could pull this off. :)Love this card!

  4. Wow Kelly, the golden dress looks so glamourous !! Perfect DP and lovely card.

  5. What a beauty... so creative!

  6. Oh Kelly this is a stunner for sure....Love the dress and how you incorporated the lovely green brads...And of course you can wear this stunner....it is after all your ball and we are all looking perfect with a shape and legs to match our dresses of choice...lol..(thats my story and I'm sticking to it)...You my dear are beautiful inside and out so own it and wear this beautiful dress proudly...Love ya..thanks for throwing such a lovely ball...I'm enjoying myself to the max...heehee...((hugs)) ♥♥♥

  7. Your card is gorgeous! I love how you made your gown. Thanks for a great challenge!

  8. Kelly, your gown is a masterpiece! I am sure there will be many trying to master your dress design. Wow! Lovely gold and classy lines to your dress. Absolutely gorgeous details, too - the rick rack, the brads (gotta have that green), the ribbon sash. You are a beauty and can/should wear this dress proudly.

    Thank you for inviting us to the ball - this has been one of the most fun challenges of my creative life!

    I hope you dance!

  9. Holy Cow! What an incredible gown and a stunning creation--your card is as special as you are. I would love to see the one you ditched! This challenge was fun and I cannot wait to see everyone later at the Ball! Thanks for inviting me.

  10. Gorgeous card! I love this paper. Your gown is fit for a princess!

  11. This is stunning! I just love this dress, so creative.

  12. Your gown is stunning and I think it more about the fact that you WANT to wear this gown than have it to wear!

    It was a fabby challenge and I am so lucky to be in this endeavor with you and the rest of the Calendar Girls!!

  13. And you look stunning Princess!!! Wonderful card Kelly. Another great idea to make a dress and another beautifully tied bow! Love the layout! Your emeralds look smashing with the gown!!! Dance the night away with your prince!

  14. THUD!!...I am now picking up my jaw...WOWWWW....this dress is ohh sooo REGAL looking for sure!!
    AIt's an unbelievable elegant dress, absolutly and perfectly executed and detailed to a 'T'!...you rocked your own challenge for sure Kells!!Love it all, and delighted to partake in this fun 'Ball challenge' too!:o)

  15. Oh fun!! And just in time for the Oscars!! Beautiful!

  16. I love your dress - it's certainly very girly! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  17. Fabulous Kelly, this is fabulous...love the dress, love the colors...!

  18. This is the perfect dress! Oh my goodness. I just love how the DP you chose works with the folds and shows off the design. The hem ribbon and the waist ribbon is just perfect. Your idea came to life on the card, great job!

  19. OMGoodness! This is STUNNING. So special and elegant.

  20. Hi Kelly!!!

    This is outrageous!!! what inspiration for my mojo!! I'm totally floored. Amazing, amazing, amazing!!! I can't think of any other words. From the glamourous colors to that stunning gown, to the gorgeous ribbon at the waist..... INNOVATIVE & PERFECTION!

    This dress is every girl's dream dress. Does it come in my size? :o)

  21. Oh....BEAUTIFUL!!!! That gold paper is delicious!!! YUM!!! I'm totally impressed.

  22. This is SO fun, clever, unique and creative!! I am SO impressed with this card! You've done a super job with your ball gown and everything has come together wonderfully. I'm glad you made it work - for it has worked very well!!

  23. Beautiful card...Love the gown great layout too...Thank you for joining in with us at A Gem of a Challenge...
    Mandy x

  24. Kelly, this is divine! Your mix of papers is stunning and that dress?? Wowza! Can I get it in my size? Oh. My. WORD! You are a sparkly-rockstar, Kelly! Amazing job with this one! Big hugs! :)

  25. Wowsers... this is stunning & so, so pretty!
    Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us.

  26. What a great challenge! Your dress is gorgeous, well done.

  27. Anonymous3/01/2011

    Oh my goodness, that is a to-die-for dress you have created, Kelly! I think you could take orders for these and they would just fly right out of your showroom. Love getting to see this side of you through your fun challenge!

  28. Okay, now you've rendered me speechless!! Woman, I don't know how you do it!!!! This card is amazing, and that dress has me picking my jaw up off the floor. I have one of your dress cards from a swap, and many times I've thought that card would be perfect for someone, but I can't bear to part with it!! I know I'll have it forever, and I REALLY need to frame it!! This one should be framed, too!

    Love ya,

  29. Just gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge

  30. Oh wow, talk about creative!!! I love it!!!! I may even be casing it :-)

  31. OH MY STARS THIS IS GORGEOUS! This needs to be framed! LOVE the shimmery gold paper and the delicate ric-rac trim is perfect! This is definitely fit for a queen! I would SO wear a dress like this if I had the figure and were ever invited to a Royal Ball! But the chances of that happening are a big, fat zero, so I'll just admire your beautiful creation! {hug}

  32. Oh my goodness gracious! Fall over *thud*.....this is GORGEOUS!!!! Kelly you really outdid yourself girl!!! My, My, My....I'm speechless :)