Thursday, October 24, 2013

A Christmas Cutie . . .

Good Morning Everyone!

As you know, I'm busy, busy working on projects for upcoming Craft Shows but decided to take a break from that and play a couple of challenges.  I will share one with you now and hopefully another one with you later in the day!  I know ... two posts in one day ... but it can't be helped ... time is limited these days!  Eeeks!

This mornings card is for the fun BESTIES challenges.  The main Besties Challenge is to 'Use a background stamp AND a Besties image'.  But, with time being limited I used a snowflake embossing folder for my background.  PLUS ... the challenge over at My Besties Aussie Challenge is to use 'White on White + One other color'.  Luckily, I think I have satisfied both challenges with this creation.

Is she cute or what!!!!!

This Sherri Baldy 'My Bestie' image is called BUNNY GIRLS and is actually paired with another image but I cropped the other 'bunny' image out of the picture and dressed her up for Christmas.  Hope that's okay with Sherri!

Since the Aussie Challenge is White-on-White+one other color, I didn't add any green to her dress .. stuck strictly with red/white.  I've also POPPED her up and added a touch of sparkle around the brim of her hat as well as the buckles on her shoes and her waist sash.

Here's an even closer look incase you couldn't see the sparkle.  

I just love fussy cutting these adorable images and creating a scene with them.  Whether it is a fairly simple creation as this one is ... or with lots and lots of layers and embellishments.  They are so darn cute they really POP off the page.

Want a peek at the inside?
 I want to send this is a very good friend for Christmas.  She doesn't typically follow my blog so I think I'm safe in sharing!  Yikes ... at least I hope so!  LOL!  Otherwise ... SPOOLER ALERT!!

Well, let me see if I can find a few other challenges to play along in then I really must get back to my craft show projects.  WHERE does the time go???

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Christmas Thank You
My Besties Norge - Use a punch

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hope you have a FABULOUS day!
You'll know where I'll be! LOL!

As always ...


Papers:  White cs, Christmas Red cs, Silver cs,
Stamps & Ink:  Stampendous, SU 'In My Thoughts', Versafine Onyx Ink
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, Red Stickles, Fiskars swivel craft knife, xPress It Foam Mounting Tape, Cheery Lynn Designs DL175 Lacey Pine Snowflake die, Cheery Lynn Designs B186 Merry Christmas die set, Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder, E6000 Spray Adhesive, Martha Stewart Snowman border punch,  Memory Box #98546 Precious Stars die, Spellbinder tag dies,


Sandra van Blaricum said...

Lovely card Darlene! love that embossingfolder!
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

Lynn Whitehouse said...

Beautiful card, love the red and white and the image is beautiful - thankyou for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap challenge - Lynn DT

Andree said...

A super card, I love the colour combo and embossing.

Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge. Please make sure you're a follower x

Lena said...

Such a sweet card, and the white and red it's really beautiful :-)

Thank you for joinig us at My Besties Norge! We wish you luck, and hope to se you on the next Challenges.

DT, My Besties Norge

Kaija said...

Such a pretty card,this is simply adorable Darlene!
Hugs Kaija<3

Lexie said...

Lovely CAS card. Love, love, love red and white together.

Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Julie Gleeson said...

A beautiful Red and white Christmas card! Thank you for entering the Aussie My-Besties Challenge! Hugs Julie DT x

Meighan Wheller said...

Wow love this image which you have coloured wonderfully. Love the layout of your card and the great colour choice of Red and White. A wonderful card for our challenge at Holly Jolly, so thank you for sharing with us. All the best Meighan

Diane said...

Super the red and white and her "sparkle" adorable card!!

Eva Gro said...

Hi Diane - you should check this out:-)

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Thanks so much Eva ... I saw this and sent an email but haven't heard anything back yet. Maybe I should leave another comment to that affect ... thanks so much!