Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A Holiday Thank You!

Hello Friends!
Remember the other day I shared a vintage easel board with you that I created for a sweet lady who had invited me to her Holiday Tea (which was yesterday and FABULOUS)?  Well, I decided to make a SPECIAL Thank You card for her too.  What do you think??

One of my Christmas presents from hubby was a new Sizzix Big Shot Pro.
Mind you, I already have 2 Cuttlebugs and 2 Vagabonds but I don't have a die cutting machine that handles a full 8 1/2 x 11 size so I put my request into Santa for a Grand Calibur.  
BOY WAS I SURPRISED when I got the Big Shot instead!  LOL ...  
He said after reading reviews and comparing the two he felt the Big Shot was the better machine for me!  I guess there's been some issues with breakage on the new Grand Calibur and since he's already had to repair one Cuttlebug and one Vagabond he opted for the 'less breakable' machine.  LOL!

The first thing I die cut on my new Big Shot was a die set that I purchased not realizing how BIG the dies were.  Fabulous die set ... but BIG!  And, that is the Sue Wilson Noble Dies - Double Pierced Rectangles (CED5508).  I die cut the largest one and folded it in half to use on the front of my 5x7 base card.

The design paper I chose is from the Graphic45 Twelve Days of Christmas.  
I love the bold colors and I only used one 8x8 sheet for the entire card.

Other dies used were:
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson 
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson 'Thanks' (CED5408)

Yesterday was a fun day for me!
Not only the Holiday Tea with a wonderful group of ladies, but then in the
evening I joined my daughter and some of her friends 
for a 'Sip & Paint' Class at her local winery.

Here's the canvas we were to create ...

and here's mine ... lol!
Not bad, lol!  And a whole lot of fun!!
I'm so glad my daughter invited me along ... what a fun group of ladies!
Obviously I'm 'crafty' but NOT 'artistic'! 
Thanks for stopping by and as always . . .


laurie said...

I think she will LOVE your thank you card! What awesome paintings you gals did too...looks like so much fun!

Jacee said...

so lovely!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Linda S. said...

Now THAT sounds like a fun evening!! I would say all the gals were very artistic. I especially am impressed with your night sky, as well as your shading. Glad you enjoyed it. Take advantage of those times with your daughter.

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Beautiful card Darlene and I love your snowman canvas. Great job! Wishing you and your family a blessed and happy New Year.

NanaConnie said...

Love your card, Darlene, and I think your canvas is fabulous! I'd say you ARE a painter as well as being crafty. :-D

Leslie Miller said...

A beautiful card! She's going to want some of these now, too, you know. Gosh, thanks for the info on the Big Shot Pro which I've been considering. I need a new machine and am waiting for a promised Christmas bonus that hasn't arrived yet. I think your painting turned out fabulous! What fun you're having!