Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Sisterhood of Crafter's Challenge

Good Morning Friends!
Hope you are off to a good start!

Today I have the pleasure of hosting the 1st challenge of the New Year at The Sisterhood of Crafters and it's an easy/fun & fitting challenge ... at least in my location with the cold temperatures & snow on the ground.  

Our challenge this time around is:
Baby, It's Cold Outside!!!
(make a winter themed card or project).

For this card I have used DCWV patterned paper, Martha Stewart icicle border punch, Marianne LR0246 Snowman die, pop dots, Stickles & hand torn white cardstock for the snow panel.

This card also uses DCWV patterned paper ... the stamp is from an older SU 'Cardinal Christmas' set.  The border is again Martha Stewart icicle border punch and the large snowflake is Cheery Lynn Designs DL175 Laced Pine Snowflake.  My coloring on both cards was done with Prismacolor Markers.

It's hard to believe another Christmas has come & gone!  Now if we can just get through these cold winter days we'll be doing just fine!  Of course, being retired I don't have to worry about going out unless I really want too ... I guess that's one of the benefits of 'aging'!  LOL!

For this card I have used a stamp that I've owned for probably 5 years and have used MAYBE 5 times!  (That's just sad!)  It is a Serendipity stamp and I've used Versafine Onyx Black to stamp it on white cardstock.  My background panel is a 5x7 embossing folder of snowflakes by Sizzix.  The embellishments are Cheery Lynn Designs ... Sm Fanciful Flourish (B117S), Ornamental Wreath & Bow (DL143) and Anastasia Border (B136) dies.  To add sparkle on the snowy areas, I have used 2-way Quickie Glue and Art Deco Glamour Dust.  

I wish you could see this IRL ... the sparkle is SO PRETTY ... maybe this close up will help.

One of my new years resolutions is to complete the INSIDE of my cards as I'm making them instead of waiting until later.  So, my promise to you is that I will share the inside (as well as the outside) of my cards here on my blog . . . "IF" they are more than just blank! 

Here are a few additional challenges these cards fit:
Card Mania #11 - Winter Wonderland
 Creative Creations - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Winter Wonderland
Without Words Challenge - Baby It's Cold Outside
Cheery Lynn Designs - Winter White
Craft A Scene - Snowy Cottage Scene
Creative Card Crew - Snow & Ice
Inky Chicks #1 - Anything Goes
Loves Rubberstamps - Use Dies & Punches
Through The Craft Room Door #52 - Anything Goes
NanaVic's New Challenge - Anything Goes
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - White as Snow
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Cold and Frosty
Crafting By Design - Snowman
Crafts and Me Challenges - Winter Wonderland
Creative Belli - Winter/Snowman
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Fab 'n Funky - Winter
The House that Stamps Built - Make It Snow
Inky Impressions - Add A Sentiment
Perfect Sentiment - Winter Wonderland

I hope you'll come join in our Sisterhood challenge fun!
Thanks for stopping by and as always . . .
REMINDER:    don't forget about my New Years Blog Candy going on through the month of January!  You can either scroll down for the details or click on the 'candy photo' at the top of my sidebar!   And, I would really appreciate it if you helped spread the word!


Boxofcolours said...

Great cards Darlene & I too am trying to make an effort with the inside of my cards too! Thanks for playing along at Without Words.

brenda said...

A great collection of cards Darlene and your monochromatic scene is stunning.

I like your resolution to decorate the insides of the cards, whenever I see them I always think it makes them rather special.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft a Scene challenge this month.

B x

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful winter creations. You have captured coldness so creatively in each.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful creations Darlene. You have captured the cold so creatively in each.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Ani said...

Fabulous cars! I love them all! Thank you for playing along at Card Mania! I hope you'll join us again with our next challenges as well! Ani

Lady Anne said...

Oh Darlene all your cards are fabulous but I have to say I love the "old stamp" which is the white one which is stunning in it's simplicity. I just love how elegant it looks. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx
Lady Anne's Challenges

Diane said...

Wonderful the winter all white one, so elegant and gorgeous!!! We are to have 50's here on the weekend...very strange, but I'll take it......have a nice week.....your friend from sunny but brrr cold Michigan!!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous creation. Your white on white look is so elegant. Love it! Thank you for playing along this week at “Creative Creations”. I sure hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.

Veronica said...

Wow fantastic cards

Thank you for joining us at Creative Creations Challenge Blog ( Anything goes) Good luck and hope to see you for our next challenge
Veronica DT

Sharon said...

Darlene all your cards are wonderful. I love visiting your blog. Thanks for joining us for Vickies Challenge at Lady Anne's.

Squirrel x said...

Thank you so much for joining us at Without Words for our January challenge. Hugs, Squirrel xx

Glenda said...

Each and everyone of these is just beautiful! We are experiencing Spring thaw here in the South. We have had very little cold and now we are going to be in the 60's. Go figure!

kenli said...

What a beautiful Winter Cards... Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges.

Anita Blake said...

lovely winter cards. good luck and thanks for joining us at Creative Creations Challenges this week. Anita x

Colleen said...

This is stunning! I can see all the shimmer looks wonderful.

Dangina Martinez said...

WOW! Gorgeous designs. Thank You for playing along with us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week.
Good Luck and Hugs, Dangina

Miss Emerald said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

Gail said...

Ooooh, this last card with the embossing and diecuts in black and white is truly outstanding. It's so pretty! All your cards are really cute, but this black and white one...well, that caught my eye! Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'! Hugs, Gail

Olivia said...

Such a lovely job. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps and Inky Impressions

MaggieC said...

That second card is truly stunning and the shimmer does show up well on the close up. Keeping it to black and white really makes it so stylish. Thank you for joining us at Craft a Scene this month. xx Maggie

sandra carey said...

Beautiful x Thanks for sharing at Love to Create Challenge this week
Hugs Sandra Dt xx

Mei said...

Fab cards!! I love them all! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

Stempelhexe said...

Tolle Karten sind das geworden, danke fürs Mitmachen bei den Kreativen


paper fun said...

Darlene all of your cards are beautiful. Good for you getting a head start on your Christmas cards for next year.

Thanks for joining our ice and snow challenge at Creative Card Crew.


Judith said...

Oh I just love all of your cards - so pretty - thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week hugs Judith x

Lydia said...

beautiful cards xx love the WOW xx thanks for sharing at Loves Rubberstamps xxx

NanaConnie said...

These are really beautiful, Darlene! I love the black and white winter scene especially. We're so honored to have you join us in our "Winter Wonderland" challenge at Perfect Sentiment this week. Hope to see your beautiful work again soon.
NanaConnie DT

Denise @ kc242 said...

hi Darlene! Beautifu cards! Thanks so much for playing along with the creative card crew!

Sharon said...

Lo've your beautiful white card ! Thanks for joining us at the cheerful stamp pad!

Laura Love said...

WOW!! Your cards are awesome! I bet that white one is so sparkly and even more stunning in person! Gorgeous design! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

Pia S said...

You've made such beautiful and different styled cards! They're all great in their own way! I love the feel of your white on white card with winter scene!

Anne Fenton said...

I love your cards, they are all beautiful. Thank yo for joining us at TTCRD this week.

Stine said...

Lovely cards.
Thanks for joining us at kreative Stempelfreunde.
Hugs stine

Tamara Morton said...

Oh my, what gorgeous cards! A wonderful job on our challenge theme. Thank you for joining us this week over on Cheery Lynn ? I wish you luck in the draw.
Tamara xx

Ciska said...

Wow, you've been busy this week! Lovely cards, all with their own great creative vibe. Thanks for playing with us @ Fab 'n Funky this week :)

Gail said...

Great cottage scene!

Babette said...

What a beautiful cards.
Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

mixamatoasties said...

Lovely cards. I particularly like the last one.

Thanks for joining in with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' this month.


NancyD said...

It's a lovely winter scene and card Darlene. Thanks for joining us this month at Craft a Scene. NancyD

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are all so fabulous, love them. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

jo said...

Hi Darlene....what gorgeous cards, the white one especially is stunning!Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time & good luck!
Hugs Jo

ChrisAndCat said...

I love your cards, but the white one really jumped out at me, its absolutely gorgeous.

CTgirl said...

What beautiful cards!! They are all so lovely!
Thanks for joining us in the 'White as Snow' challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad!
I do hope that you will visit again.

Deanna said...

This is so gorgeous with the black and white image and the beautiful die cuts around it!

Nightowl said...

G'day Darlene, all your cards are gorgeous. The snowman looks so happy and I like your mittens taken through to the inside of the card. What a great idea to only round off 2 corners of the papers that border your lovely little red cardinal. Your snow scene is my favourite out of these projects. Wonderful layout and great combinations of the Cheery Lynn designs. I can see the glamour dust in the various sections and agree that it is so pretty.
Thank you for joining us at Lady Anne's Challenges (Nana Vic)We hope to see you there next time. *Hugs*

Vicki Romaine said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous. What a lovely stamp. It is good to go to the bottom of the drawer or box every once and a while and see what treasure we have. Thanks for joining the challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad. Hopefully you will enter again so we can see your lovely work.

Doris Te said...

Love your snowman projects - thanks for entering it at Crafting by Designs!

CTgirl said...

Wow, all three cards are just gorgeous! Your first card with the super cute snowman & gloves is just perfect for our 'Snowman/Getting ready for Christmas' challenge at Crafting By Designs.
I do hope that you will join our challenges again.

Dora said...

Three stunning cards, all so beautiful, Love the white one mostly, it's very elegant and cold and frosty :) Thank you for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin this month and good luck xx