Friday, September 6, 2013

Joan's Gardens Challenge

This weeks challenge over at Joan's Gardens has put me into the holiday spirit!

Eeeeks!  NOT YET!!  
(Yep ... only 90 more days until Christmas) LOL!!
 [ okay so my number was a little off ...  I did get you thinking about it didn't I !!??!!]
I've now added a Christmas blinkie on my sidebar so "I" can keep better track of the time ...
maybe it will help you too!

Anyways ... here are this week's requirements . . .



  • Christmas pattern Paper for background
  • Warm and cozy colors
  • Snow Flakes
  • Christmas Trees or Santa or anything reflecting Christmas
  • You must use a product sold at Joan's Gardens. Also, mention that you are doing the card/project for Joan's Gardens Challenge. It would be nice if you would add this link to your post: www.atjoansgardens.com


  • AND, here's what I've come up with . . .

    I'm actually quite happy with this card and it came together quite quickly.
    Other than the image which is from the Crafty Secrets Seasonal Booklet, everything else came from Joan's Gardens.
    Papers: BoBunny 'Father Christmas', Kaiser Craft 'Twig & Berry', white cardstock
    Accessories:  Memory Box #98238 'Snowflake Corner' die, Cheery Lynn Designs B323 'Winter Neighborhood' die, Cheery Lynn Designs B186 'Merry Christmas' die set, Icicle Stickles


    I have such a difficult time getting the 'sparkle' to show up on my photos but there is a little dab of 'icicle' Stickles on each snowflake as well as the roof tops ...looks fabulous IRL!

    Since I'm in the holiday spirit ... why not share that with a few other challenges:
    C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas 
     Card and Scrap - Use dies
    One Crazy Stamper - Christmas
    Oozak - Anything Goes/Dies/Punches

    Time to get back to creating for my 'paying job' with JoAnn Fabrics.  I have several 2014 Fall projects in process so I'd best quit 'playing around' and get busy!! 

    As always . . .

    18 comments:

    1. Very pretty Dar.....warm and cozy too and love the scene behind those adorable little houses.....You have inspired me to get that die out and use it....what? Only 90 days til Christmas...yikes, don't scare me like that...lol!!

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    2. Beautiful card love it..thks for joining us over at ONE CRAZY STAMPER and Good Luck!!

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    3. hi dar! oh is this ever beautiful! i need to start on xmas cards. oy yoy yoy - LOL.

      13 yrs of accumulated crap. who needs 18 vases; CHINA that not only do i NEVER use but you can't microwave it, oven it, freeze it. ok... get rid of it! i opened up a site on facebook called THIS N THAT GARAGE SALE where i'm selling my stuff. it's a closed group by you can join. i'll ship to my USA friends!

      hubby used to say he was waiting for me to retire so we can do some travelling. yeah, like that happened - LOL. we had more fun being home!

      be well sunshine and always good to see you and your gorgeous creations!

      hugs :)

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    4. I love what you came up with. Your background paper is awesome. I can see the sparkle. Wonderful dies and a beautiful scene.
      Hugs, Pat

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    5. Lovely creation, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge. Don't forget to check back on Thursday to see if you have won or if you have been chosen in our Top3. Also don't miss out on challenges and freebies on my digistamp blog.

      Jo

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    6. Your card is absolutely beautiful!
      Pam
      scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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    7. Very nice!! Thank you for joining us for the Oozak Challenge!

      -Samantha

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    8. What a lovely, fresh look. Fabulous Christmas design, Dar! The die cuts and layering are fabulous. Love the winter neighborhood die.

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    9. This is GORGEOUS!TFS!

      Sherrie K
      http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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    10. Gorgeous card Dar! Love all of the fab dies- and the beautiful picture you used. OMG- 90 days huh.....Eeekkksss!!!

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    11. Mom, this is beautiful!!! So elegant...

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    12. What a lovely christmas card

      Tusinde tak fordi du deltager i vores udfordring på Card and Scrap

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    13. Such a beautifuld Christmas card.
      Tak for at du er med på udfordringen hos os på Card and scrap.
      DT Sanne

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    14. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us CRAFT this week. Jeanette

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    15. Very pretty. I like the use of all of the die cuts. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

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    16. I'm sitting here asking myself ...why didn't I buy that Winter Neighbourhood die when I had the chance??? It looks gorgeous on your card and can easily be used on it's own. Fantastic card Darlene! Thanks for joining in our Winter Wonderland challenge at LCI this fortnight xx

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    Thanks for taking the time to leave me some love!
    Darlene