Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Two challenges ... One creation

That is correct!  This is an extremely busy week for some reason so I've had to combine two of my favorite challenges this week into ONE creation.  The Crafty Secrets forum challenge over on SCS (hosted by a very clever Marcy) is to do a Christmas in July creation.  (Just got that one in under the wire, girlfriend!! LOL)   AND ... of course my favorite sketch challenge ... Midnight Madness.  As you can see, MM has come up with yet another amazing sketch to follow.  This week I chose to use the FANCY sketch along with my Crafty Secrets image and came up with this beautiful creation.  (only my opinion of course!)

Isn't he just gorgeous??  I just love these vintage holiday images ... I'm just an "old soul" I guess!!  I've matted my image (from the Crafty Secrets Christmas booklet) with hunter green and white cardstock.  The background designer paper is from the Crafty Secrets Earthy paper pack.  The felt snowflakes & silver sparkles were in my stash from last year ... sorry, don't know the mfg.  And I've added Silver Stickles in the top & bottom corners to finish out the sketch requirements.

With my laptop still being in the hands of the Geek Squad, it actually took me longer to write up this post than it did to make this card ... and that includes drying time for the Sticles!  Uuugh, so frustrating ... I know ... deep breath and keep on typing!!  LOL!

Hugs to you all!


Heide said...

What super vintage image! Love how you used flowers.

Holly said...

I just love this old world Santa image! The DP and flowers pull the whole card together! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Midnight Madness and hope to see another great creation next week!


Lovely Linda said...

Hello Darlene the Vintage Queen! Who wouldn't love this gorgeous card - that image is adorable and the colours fabulous! Such a nostalgic feel and I love it! Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We love to see your creations and value your support! Love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Teri said...

Great card hun - love the old Santa image.
Will be posting mine later today, not too happy with it though.
Teri x

Olga said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love the image!

Carol said...

Darlene-this card is just wonderful. I was going through my little box of extra images the other day, and I found this guy! It is so funny to come by here today and see that you used him. I love this image and you have used him well in this sketch. It is a gorgeous card. Great job with the sketch. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Oh Darlene this is beautiful. This almost had me going into christmasmood - and I am so far away for anything christmas as it is possible to be *LOL*

It looks amazingly good! The image is lovely vintage and your colors and bling makes it all come togheter perfectly.

Thanks for supporting the Midnight Madness Challenge. I love your work!


Crystal said...

Darlene wow I LOVE this vintage Santa...Wonderful Holiday creation and way to go combinding challenges sweetie!

pam124 said...

Darlene, I just love your vintage image and your wonderful dps and details. This is one fantastic card!!

Thanks SO MUCH for joining the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and I truly hope you can come back for more fun next week.


Lana said...

I love this Santa card Darlene !!! Your at the top of your game when you do the Vintage Crafty Secrets !! They are my favorites that you do awesome job!!

Primitive Paper said...

THis has a great vinta / old world feel to it. I love your choice of color, textures, and embellishements you have used. Thanks so much for playing our challenge...I always look forward to coming over here to see what you have done! Blessings, Tracy--MMDT

Priscilla said...

Oh Darlene, Love your vintage lovely. It is a joy to check out your blog and work. Love your card and what a great take on the sketch. You have your own special style. Great glitter swirls. Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
MMSC Hostess

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Hi Darlene, you have such an amazing way with your vintage cards and this is no exception! Love that image of dear old Santa and the way you added the white poinsettias and scroll work on the background. Beautiful colors too. Fabulous's always a pleasure to stop by here. Thanks so much for playing along with us again this week.