Saturday, August 18, 2012

A White Christmas & Musical Note Cards

Happy Weekend my friends!
Today I'd like to share with you the card I made for the current challenge at Joan's Gardens.  I'm headed out to Joan's Gardens in Indiana next week for a workshop and I am SO EXCITED to see Joan and the other ladies again!  I always have such a fabulous time and learn some awesome new technique.  AND, of course I get to SHOP!!!  This week's challenge requirements are:

Challenge #30
  • Make a Christmas Card
  • Use all white 
  • Use something from nature (deer, bear, bird etc)
  • Use glitter or stickles
and here is my card creation:

Items used on this card are:
Paper:  White cs, White glossy paper
Accessories:  Cuttlebug Snowflake ef, Cuttlebug Swirls ef, Spellbinder Fanciful Holiday Shapeability die, PoppyStamps Picket Fence #837 die, Stickles (green, red, diamond, crystal), Pop Dots

Other challenges this card qualifies for are:
Crafty Ann's Challenge - Christmas in August or Winter Olympics
Crazy Catz Weekly Challenge - Animals (reindeer)
Stampin' for the Weekend - Monochromatic
Charisma Cardz - Monochromatic

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Something else I've been playing with this week are Note Cards for my Mom's church organist/choir director Pam.  Pam asked me to make her some note cards using an old music book that she had acquired at a sale somewhere.  Here's a peek at the book ...

She wanted them to look 'aged' so after cutting the music sheets to size, I distressed the edges with my Zutter Distrezzz-it-all and sponged with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink.

Here are a few of the completed 20 note cards.  I think they turned out pretty nice and perfect for a 'MUSICAL' person like Pam.  Just a little note about Pam ... she & my mother (age 82) have themselves a little duo called "Two P's in a Pod" (Pam & Pat).  Pam plays keyboard & my mother (Pat) sings.  They are booked all over the county at the nursing homes, senior citizen homes, etc. doing what my mother calls "Entertaining the 'old' folks" (remember she's 82 ... LOL).  How cool is that!

I hope you have enjoyed today post and have found a bit of inspiration along the way.  Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead!  The temperatures here in Ohio are going to be in the mid 70s all week - AWESOME!  That means now I need to get outside and get some work done that was on hold during those upper 80s lower 90s days.  
Thanks for stopping by and please come back again soon!


Rita said...

Lovely Christmas card Darlene. But how I love those little notelets. Hugs Rita xx

Gail said...

Darlene- your card for Joan's challenge is beautiful and I love those music cards - I like vintage look alot - you did a great job on both projects!

sue - bearhouse said...

Your card is gorgeous Darlene, I love different textures you have used. The note cards are fabulous too, such an effective design

Hugs Sue

Cat's sCrap said...

Original realization. Gorgeous embossings. Interesting layout. Good work ! Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Nan G said...

Beautiful Christmas card, Dar. I too love the 'note' cards! altered box has been sold! It's going to ME.

Patti P. said...

Darlene, your card is beautiful, I love that fence out front and the glittery snow laying on it! Your note set couldn't be more perfect, just stunning. Your Mom and friend sound like a hoot, thanks for sharing their story.

Pia S said...

What a great card! All the die cut elements are put so nicely together on the beautiful, embossed paper. Lovely white on white design!

sassy said...

hello darlene hunnie hopes your fine...and wow such a brilliant card thaks for joining in with us too at crafty catz this week hugs sassyx

Diane said...

Very pretty.....see ya Friday...and love those note cards, too!!

~ Barb said...

First of all I'd like to say, "Good For Your Mom"! Sounds like she is completely enjoying herself at her age. Those distressed music cards are perfect. Great idea to add the stickles to the top of your fence on your card. Adds the perfect wintery touch. Thank-you for sharing with us at The Poodles Parlour!
{Hugs} Barb, DT

Mrs. Swandog said...

Awesome did that fence justice! Wow!

Selma said...

Your Christmas card is beautiful Darlene. I like the fence in front of the tree and the edging around the tree. Thanks for joining us again in our challenge at Joan's Gardens.

Claire said...

Gorgeous card and I love your note cards too. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
Claire xx

Joan Fricker said...

Darlene, your card is beautiful. I also love the fence around the tree and the edging on the trees. your note cards are beautiful too!

Thanks so much for joining us at Joans Gardens for our weekly challege.

Ann Whitfield said...

Absolutely fabulous cards Darlene, thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Lyse said...

Nice card.

Carissa said...

Lovely cards. You will be ready for Christmas in no time.
Thanks for joining our monochromatic challenge at Charisma last week. Hope you will play again soon.
Carissa :)

Curlybear said...

Thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Animals with this superb creation,

I do hope you will come on over and join in the fun with us again next week,

Have a lovely day
Hugs Bridget :0)

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for participating in our Chocolate,Coffee and Cards challenge!!