Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Having a "Dang!" Moment . . .

Hello Bloggers!
It's snowing to beat the band here and very cold!  So, I decided to take advantage of the situation and spend the day in my crafting cave! 
I know, I know ... some of you (who know me well) are saying "So what's so unusual about that?"  What can I say?  I LOVE my crafting cave and even though I still have Christmas decorations to put away ... I've decided to PLAY instead!  The mojo is flowing and a girl's gotta do ... what a girl's gotta do!  LOL!!!

Anyways, today I've created a card for the current challenge over at Class Cards 'n Such.  Their theme is Teal Snowflakes using this pretty image as your inspiration.  What fun (I thought!) ... outside my comfort zone to do snowflakes other than white!  And as you will see by my card ... I couldn't bring myself to make 'blue snowflakes' ...

One of the rules of their challenge is to use something carried in the Classy Cards n Such Store and even though my card doesn't have a lot of layers or embellishments (definitely outside my comfort zone) I did actually use TWO items carried at their store:


Here is what I came up with ...

I did actually die cut the snowflake background to use as my CCNS item  and the basis for my card.  But, then noticed that the theme said TEAL not just blue.   DANG!   SO ... I shifted gears and used my die cut snowflake background as a 'stencil' to sponge my card front using teal ink and a large sponge.

NOW, I have this beautiful die cut for another 'wintery' card creation. Don't you just love it when a mistake works to your advantage?!  
I wish you could see this beautiful paper in person ... IT IS GORGEOUS!
Also from Classy Cards n Such ... XP-73017516 'Stardream Fuse Vista'
This beautiful, glimmer paper comes in various colors and is a heavier weight.  Perfect for die cutting and as I found out today ... great for stenciling too!

Have you checked out the challenges at Classy Cards n Such?  NO?  Well what are you waiting for ... take a peek and play along!  YOU might even be the prize winner and they are very generous with their prize offerings!

A few other challenges to share in are:
Paperminutes Challenge - Snowflakes (NO Christmas)
Design Team Showcase

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Stay warm and safe out there!
As always ...

Other items used:
Papers:  White cs, Navy cs
Stamps:  Graphic45, Heartfelt Creations
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Versafine Onyx ink


Joann6274 said...

This is a beautiful winter card! I really love that pretty snowflake background. The teal color really brings those snowflakes out. nicely done!

Debbie said...

Darlene, I love how you turned your mistake into something quite beautiful. Your card is just lovely. Thank you so much for joining our challenge this week at Classy Cards 'n Such. We just love seeing your creations.
Debbie CCNS DT

wannabcre8tive said...

Darlene, this card is so cute and creative. I love the sweet image of those precious girls. I like how you stenciled the snowflakes for your beautiful background. Thank you for joining us for the Classy Cards N Such challenge this week. Hope you will join us again next week.

Clickersister said...

Beautiful card! I'm over in Indiana, so I sure understand your weather! A snowflake card is perfect for a day like today! Thanks so much for joining us at {PIN}Spirational Challenges!

Diane said...

Beautiful card, and it all looks like you had planned it this way form the start!!! I am loving that gorgeous background!! Thank you for joining us at "Classy Cards 'n Such" for our "Teal~Snowflakes" challenge!

jonim52 said...

Darling card. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps!

Heike said...

soooooooooooo cute


Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Shanna Shands said...

Great single layer card. Thank you so much for playing at Loves Rubberstamps!

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Sweet card! Awesome way to use the diecut!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Look forward to seeing you in our next challenge!
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