Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Penny's Challenge

Happy Middle of another Week Everyone!!
Time sure is Flying!!!

It's time for another Penny's Challenge and today we are focused on "Christmas Stars". I have a few creations to share with you for this challenge (kind of got carried away, teehee).
This was a fun card to create and I've used images from The Cutting Cafe for my STAR and TREE w/STAR. The base card is Whisper White which has been edged with a gold Pilot marker and the background paper is from the Basic Grey June Bug 6x6 pad. This plaid certainly screams old time Christmas to me. After coloring my tree with Prismacolor Markers, I "decorated" it with Stickles. The sentiment is by Studio G and the presents under the tree are peel & stick foam from Michael's.

These next two cards use the same "Star of Bethlem" image from Stampendous. On both cards, I've stamped the image using gold Brillance ink and embossed with Gold Sparkle embossing powder. Gold metallic cardstock was used to mat both images and both base cards were also edged with a gold Pilot marker.

For the black & white version, I've done extra matting to showcase it better. The only embellishment is the gold organza ribbon which came on a 100 yd. bolt for $2.75 from The Flower Factory ... a local wholesaler.

I know, I'll be really sad when we move from this area because I have some really awesome crafting distributors in my area! Guess I'll just have to make more day trips, teehee!

Please won't you come and join us today on Penny's Challenge. And when you do, don't forget to leave a direct link to your creation over at the challenge blog on Mr. Linky. Can't wait to see your creations. If you're concerned about time ... just think by playing the challenge you can get one more "much needed" Christmas card completed!! Right!!

Also be sure to check out the other design team members creations. Links to their blogs are on my sidebar.

Have a wonderful day! Catch you back here tomorrow ... that is as long as I don't have to appear for jury duty! YEP, I've been summoned for JURY DUTY and so far they haven't pulled my number. I have to check online each day after 4 pm to see if I need to go the next day! So if I'm MIA ... that's where I'll be ... at the Courthouse doing my duty!!!


  1. Beautiful cards. I love that gold paper your used. Great job on each one.


  2. These are all beautiful! I get carried away when I join a challenge with "sparkle" as the theme... lol.

    Good luck with jury duty, I mean I hope you don't get it...

  3. Good Morning Darlene, WOW girl all of these are BEAUTIfUL!!! You have been busy busy...I LOVE that tree on the first one......!!! Gorgeous work as always sweetie!

  4. They're all pretty awesome Darlene! Love the plaid with that tree...nice job!

    And the other two....sooooooo beautiful!

  5. These are fantastic! Loving all the gold! Booo to the Jury service - ugh!
    Teri xx

  6. I just saw your comment on the other blog. I don't know why it didn't notify me... lol. Yes, you qualify!

  7. Yuck Jury Duty!! I have been lucky to not be called for that since being here in downstate NY. We are on the border of 2 counties so they keep getting my county mixed up. LOL!

    These are such gorgeous Christmas cards!!! I love each and every one. Can you send them my way. i am so behind on Christmas cards. LOL!

  8. You're a good woman, Darlene! It's hard to have jury duty hanging over you when you're so busy! Beautiful cards today--well, they always are!

    Hope you're having a beautiful day, my friend!

  9. Beautiful cards Darlene! I especially love the die cut xmas tree one. Its so americana/country looking. Great job on them all!

  10. Beautiful cards Darlene You sure have been busy since my last visit,Hugs Debbie x

  11. Great cards Darlene!! Jury duty is a blast!! I have done it twice.

  12. Oh wow!! What beautiful Christmas creations Dar!! Just love the embossing and the top card with the scene is very pretty too!! Awesome job!! HUGS

  13. Girl you are such an overachiever LOL and I thought I was bad! You crack me up and then shut me up with such wonderful creations!! I hope they keep you in jury duty for a couple of days - at least I'll a wee chance to catch up! LOL

  14. Great cards Darlene...
    I love them all.
    Hugs Alison.xx


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