Saturday, September 22, 2012

A Christmas Creation ...

for this week's challenge at Joan's Gardens!

Happy weekend everyone!  
This week's challenge at Joan's Gardens is to do a Christmas card keeping these points in mind:
· Use a Tree
· Use Blue and White Colors
· Use a corner embellishment
· Use a snowman

What a great way to get those holiday cards started!  I never seem to have enough!  I end up selling a lot of what I have made for challenges, etc. (mind you I'm not complaining) but then when it comes time to send cards to my family & friends I run out ... and you know there is NO WAY I'm sending a store bought card ... I'd be run out of Dodge!!  LOL!

Image is a stamped off image from a friend from a couple years ago (sorry can't remember who the company is ... if you know let me know so I can give proper credit!)  It was colored with Prismacolor markers and matted on medium blue cardstock.  The sentiment stamp is from the SU "A Cardinal Christmas" stamp set.
Paper:  The Paper Studio 'Vintage Blue Snowflakes'
Accessories:  Spellbinder 'Stacked Trees' die, Cheery Lynn Designs B165 Lace Corner Deco E die, Gold Pilot Marker, Stickles (crystal, red, green), pop dots

Other qualifying challenges:
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas is Just around the Corner
Unique Crafters Challenge - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes (must use digi/stamped image)
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes

Well ... that's it for me today!  Hubby & I have been busy doing some "Home Canning" the past couple of day ... hope to share that with you tomorrow.  Plus we spent the afternoon yesterday at the hospital with my daughter who went in for a scheduled surgery but it ended up being MORE than expected.  She's doing much better now and actually came home this afternoon ... but it going to be a LONG recovery!  Please say a little prayer ... thanks!


Joan Fricker said...

Cute card Darlene. Very pretty background.
Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

Gail said...

Nice card Dar - very clever how you did the tree in the back and the digi on the front - I like it!

Diane said...

Another beauty that tree...I just can't get in the "mode" to start Christmas cards...and I need to!! Hope your daughter is doing well...not sure what is wrong...but keeping her n my thoughts and prayers :>)

Desire Fourie said...

This is beautiful. Lovely colours and embellishments. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog} {Digistamps4Joy DT Member} {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Lady Anne's Paper Crafts DT Member}

Mian said...

A very beautiful Christmas card, Darlene! Love the 3D Christmas tree in the background! Well done!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Simply Create Too.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Jovan said...

Super cute card...thanks for joining Brown Sugar challenge!

My Crafting Channel said...

Stunning card.

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Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

What a lovely card.
Hugs Miranda

sassy said...

wow just love this very festive....superb perfect card love sassyxxx

nwilliams6 said...

I love the tree behind the image - what a great way to high light the image. I love me some snowmen so I adore this card!!!

Sandi said...

I like it Darlene! Thanks for playing in our 'Anything Goes' Challenge #53!
Sandi ♥
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Scrappin Sista said...

Very nice! Thank you for playing along with Brown Sugar in the "Anything Goes Challenge" Hope you decide to join us again!
Good Luck,
Alice B.
Brown Suagr DT

Kim Kutie said...

This is a really nice card. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar.

Donna said...

Wonderful card Darlene, love that snowman, so cute, and the 3 D Tree is fantastic!! Great card!! Way to go!!
Thanks for visiting my creation!!!

Selma said...

Very cute card Darlene. Will say a prayer for your daughter. Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens.

Pattie G said...

This is so festive! I love your coloring and all of your added touches. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
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