Thursday, November 21, 2013

Joan's Gardens Challenge

Hello my friends!
WOW!  I feel like that guy in the Frosty the Snowman holiday special 
that claims 'Busy! Busy! Busy!'
With one last craft show for the year
 at the end of this month,
I've been busy, busy making more goodies to sell.

More about that later but for now I'd like to share the creation I made for the final challenge at Joan's Gardens with Joan at the helm!  That's right ... Joan is retiring the end of the year and her friend/employee Terri has bought Joan's Gardens.  
Be sure to pop over to Joan's Gardens for all the details.

This week's challenge requirements are:
  • Use Any Colors
  • Window
  • Trees
  • 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:

  • I just LOVE how this card came together and I can honestly say I don't think I would have made a card like this without the help of these guidelines ...
    Not that I can't mind you ... I just would not have thought to do so!

    Here are a few additional challenges I'd like to enter:
    4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
    Crafty Girls Challenge #6 - Anything Goes
    CCEE Stampers - Embossing and Glitter
    Creative Knockouts - Snowflakes 
    ABC Christmas Challenge - W for Winter Wishes
    The Paper Shelter - Christmas

    Thanks so much for stopping by today!  
    I hope you'll come join in on the fun challenge at Joan's Gardens!
    NOW ... I'd better get back to work creating!
    Still have wine bottle tags, Hershey bar pouches and envelope gift card holders to make!

    As always ...

    Papers - White cs, Garden green cs
    Image - Marianne Designs Vintage Christmas Image Sheet VK-9531
    Accessories:  Spellbinder Nesting Trees die, Poppy Stamps #815 Grand Madison Window die, Memory Box #98238 Snowflake Corner die,  Flower Factory gold holiday ribbon, Stickles, X-press It Foam Mounting Tape, Gold Pilot marker, Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder

    Items in RED where purchased through Joan's Gardens.


    Joan Fricker said...

    Very pretty Darlene!!! Love the winter scene out the window. Those prints are wonderful for this kind of card. Great job.
    Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

    Sherrie K. said...

    WOW!!! WOW!!!! I love your card! The scene is fabulous ad love the beautiful embossing and the tree is spectacular!!! LOVE this!
    Sherrie K

    Desire Fourie said...

    Darlene, this is so beautiful and I love the scene behind the window.
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    Diane said...

    Pretty~pretty...great scene behind that window!!

    Lori said...

    Wonderful card! Thank you so much for entering it in our Anything Goes challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks! WTG!

    Theresa said...

    Lovely Card, Darlene. That's a beautiful scene outside the window.

    Marie said...

    A very lovely looking card with great use of dies and a lovely looking image. Great one! Thanks for playing with us over at The Paper Shelter this week.
    Love n hugs

    Lena said...

    Old-fashioned style in this super nice card! Looks beautiful out and makes me crave for Christmas ..

    Thank you for participating in The Paper Shelter Challenge this week!
    Good Luck!
    Hug Lena

    Katie Sims said...

    What a wonderful vintage winter scene! I am so glad you could play along with us this week at Flourishes for our Timeless Tuesday challenge! :)

    Tamie said...

    Incredible creation! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

    Helen said...

    Wonderful card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

    Merkkari said...

    Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week! Hugs, Merkkari

    Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

    That's a fabulous card. Love that you have used the image as the scene outside the window. Very clever!!!

    Thanks for joining us at Creative knockouts this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

    Hazel said...

    Thanks for entering this delightful card for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon. x

    Valerie Reyes said...

    I love the effect you created with the window. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Creative Knockouts.

    marilyn scott said...

    That was a very pretty and fabulous card! I so love how you turn it so beautiful as that. Keep sharing your crafts. Here's expressing my best Christmas wishes to everyone. Have a merry Christmas ~ Marilyn