Thursday, November 26, 2015

Inspiration . . .

Hello Dear Friends!
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It's a little quieter than normal at my house this year since the kids are going elsewhere for their dinner ... but that's okay ... we'll make up for it on Christmas morning!  LOL

Earlier in the week I saw a card that crafting friend Glenda Brooks (Magpie's Corner) created and I just had to case her card for myself.  I thought my Mom would really like this card design for her Christmas card so I quickly pulled the pieces together and here's my finished card.  You can see Glenda's card HERE.

Unfortunately the camera didn't pick up the fact that I rubbed white ink over the background brick embossing to give it a more aged appearance (not sure why that happened) so please visualize the bricks a little more 'subtle' looking.  If you look at the closeup below you can see what I'm talking about.  Looks really cool IRL ...

This was actually so easy to create I just make a few more for other friends to receive this year.
Don't you just love the LACE 'curtains' in the window ... I would have never thought to do that!  
Isn't it wonderful how we can inspire each other!
I just hope I have been able to inspire some folks out there as much as all of them have inspired me!!

Challenges to share in today:
Make My Monday Challenge - Oh Christmas Tree
Always Playing with Paper Challenge - Create a Christmas Card
A Snowflakes Promise Challenge - Winter/Christmas
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge - O Christmas Tree

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope you've had a blessed day with family!
God Bless You one and all on this Thanksgiving Day!
As always . . .

P.S.  A friend and I have a new challenge blog beginning in 2016.   
Please check it out.  Double D Challenges

Papers:  Red cs, White cs, Green cs
Stamps/Ink:  Red rubber tree stamp that I can not remember where it came from, Memento 'Bamboo Leaves' green ink  
Dies:  Poppystamps 'Grand Madison Window' #815, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Merry Christmas' #B186 
Accessories:  Darice 'Brick Pattern' embossing folder, Martha Stewart Branch Punch, Kaiser red pearls, Hobby Lobby Lace trim, Recollections mounting foam, Gold Stickles

9 comments: said...

You did such a nice job on your card. I love the way you aged the brick a little bit with the white ink. It's always such a joy when someone likes my work enough to cas a project I have made! Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

Janice said...

Hi Darlene, what a super card, love the lace that you've used. Janice xx

Carol Hurlock said...

Happy Thanksgiving Dar. Your card looks amazing. I love it.
Bear Hugs,

Lesley said...

This is SO pretty and I love the texture you have used with the embossing folder and the foliage! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge!

CaroleAnn said...

what a great idea and I love your design and inspiration - I have this die but still have not used it - but will now!!! Hugs

Geri said...

There is something so special and so heartwarming about a festively decorated window! Fabulous attention to detail. The lace valance rocks!!! I think it's mission accomplished with the 'white rub' on the bricks - they look great! Thanks for sharing your sweet, sweet card with us at 'the challenge' . Happy crafting :)

Joan said...

This card is gorgeous!!! I love the lace and the rest of the great details! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday.

Cazro said...

Beautiful, a wonderful traditional card with a modern twist. Thanks for joining in the fun at Make My Monday. Caz DT

Saundra said...

Oh! This is lovely! Love the lace curtain!! Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas!