Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Getting an early start . . .

Good Evening Everyone!

Hope you don't mind this 2nd post of the day but you know me . . . if I make it, I have to share it!  Well, it all started when I checked out the weekly sketch challenge over on SCS.  Once I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted to 'create a scene'.  I love doing that and should really do it more because they are always so well received!!  Anyways ... here's the sketch and my interpretation of it . . . probably a good idea to be working on some holiday cards ... Christmas will be here before you know it!!

Here are the items used on this creation:
Papers:  White, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizazz
Stamps:  SU "A Cardinal Christmas" (sentiment), Art Impressions (background grove of trees)
Inks:  Tim Holtz 'Broken China' and 'Stormy Sky', Momento 'Bamboo Leaves'
Accessories:  Spellbinder Classic Circle die, Martha Stewart border punch, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, diamond Stickles, Pop Dots, Eclipse Masking, large sponge daubers

{NEED YOUR HELP} ... the large tree in the foreground, done in Chocolate Chip even though it looks black in the photo, I believe must have been an RAK for me since I can't for the life of me find a die or punch in my collection that matches it ...??? ... if you know what die set or punch this is, I'd truly LOVE to know because I really like it and would be interested in buying  it.  Thanks!

A few other qualifying challenges I like to enter into are:
Craft A Scene - Anything in the Great Outdoors
Bearly-Mine Challenge - Sparkle & Shine
Cards and More - Anything Goes (must stamp)
Jackson's Digital Expressions - Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - Christmas in August
Wishcraft: Waste Not Wednesday - Use forgotten stuff (border punch-buried in the pile)
Creative Stamp Friends - Stamp a Scene

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your support!  It truly means THE WORLD to me!

OH and before I go ... I wanted to tell you that you'll want to be sure and stop by on FRIDAY!  
Lana & I have completed another 'Goodwill' Altered item and we will be doing our BIG REVEAL on Friday!  AND ... we have a surprise guest too ... how coo is that!  

Don't forget to CLICK HERE for the easy details on how you could win my BLOGAVERSARY CANDY!


  1. Your winter scene has great depth and dimension. Thanks much for playing along win us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  2. Your Christmas card is lovely. Thanks for playing along with us at Jacksons Digital Expressions.

  3. Good morning Darlene,

    What a perfect winter scene and a great way to interpret the sketch

    Lovely to see you at craft a scene challenge again this month, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  4. gorgeous card Darlene, I love the winter scene with those beauiful sparkly snowflakes

    Hugs Sue

  5. This is a gorgeous card, I love the scene you have created and your beautiful punched embellishments.
    Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.

  6. Wonderful Christmas scene! The black tree and the snowflakes are amazing.

    Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  7. Beautiful Winter Card! Great elements and detail:)

  8. It sure is COOL! Love the card. And do you have a new side bar? beautiful.

  9. Oh wow! This is gorgeous! You put so much detail and work into it. Soooo beautiful!

  10. Another stunner. Thanks for joining in on the fun at JDE

  11. Hi Darlene, what a lovely Christmas card. Love the colours and all your lovely arranged details.
    Thank you very much for joining us at Cards und More Challenge.
    Hugs Claudia

  12. Really wonderful Christmas card. I love the trees and all the snow. Thank you for joining us again this month at Craft a Scene. NancyD

  13. What a pretty card you have made here. Thank you for taking part in the challenge and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Member) xxx

  14. This is gorgeous! I love the sketch and you have nailed it! Thanks for sharing this with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

    Chana, DT Coordinator

  15. I'm so impressed by the look of this beautiful card! Real work of art!

  16. Lovely card! Thank you so much for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenge this time. Good luck!

    Hugs, Natascha

  17. What a beautiful card I love the serene winter scene you created and the snowflakes on the edge are so pretty x
    Thanks for playing along with us at MMCS challenge blog and good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  18. Waht a beautiful creation. Beautiful christmas card.
    Thank you so much for joining our challenge at creative stamp friends
    Hugs from Switzerland
    Nina x

  19. Your card turned out great. I really enjoy the depth. And I wish I knew the origin of your tree too!


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