Thursday, September 1, 2016

On a Calm Winter's Night . . .

Hello Everyone!
WOW!  Here we are in September!
Where is the time going ... just moves along so quickly these days!
I've heard "the older you get the faster it goes' . . .
Well they weren't kidding!  LOL

Anyways, today I have a card to share that was created

 The dies I have used on this creation are:

The Sue Wilson Poinsettia Mini Background comes as a 
three die set.  I used 2 of the 3 dies ... the outer frame and cut
the center out using gold metallic card stock.

Using the 'center cut die', I cut a white panel which I then sponged with Tim Holtz distress inks to create the sky.  Next came my cottage scene which I die cut from white card stock and decorated at the end.  Here's a glimpse of the card before all the final touches were added:

I chose to use Crystal Stickles to add the sparkle of fresh fallen snow to the roof & ground then wanted a pop of color so added Red Stickles to the 'berry' portion of the frame.  Could have easily also added green for the leaves but was afraid of 'overwhelming' this serene scene.

It would also be fun to add this frame to 'sticky paper' and burnish the various areas with red, green & white fine glitter ... how pretty would that be (I'll have to give that a go next time!). Please remember, each an every day of the month there's a new inspiration sample shared on the blog by this fabulous design team.  Please be sure to pop over and check it out!

Please don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below. 
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Challenges to share in:
Crafting By Designs September Challenge - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination Challenge #101 - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Diva's Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts Challenge #157 - Sparkle & Shine
Cute Card Thursday Challenge - House/Home
Through the Purple Haze Challenge - Countryside

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  
I hope you have found inspiration in today's creation!
Until next time and as always . . .

Papers:  Gold Metallic cs, White cs , Black cs
Dies:  Listed & Linked above
Accessories:  Stickles, white gelly roll pen


Donna Ellis said...

Oh, Darlene! Beautiful, serene, and such a lovely keepsake! It's so pretty that I would want it on the mantle or table top as a Christmas decoration every year!

Donna Phelan said...

That gold frame really sets the stage for your beautiful winter scene! Love your snowy landscape you have added too! And yes add different glitters too, oh my word....that would be AWESOME! Happy September! YAY!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow that is gorgeous, I love how you have the deer coming out of the scene onto that terrific framing... I really need to get started on my Christmas cards too!

Leslie Miller said...

What a gorgeous die, especially cut in gold! Bad, bad girl for tempting me. WOW! LOVE how your extra touches add such life to the scene without being too much. This is just right. One of your best, I think!

Diane said...

Pretty winter scene and I love that gold framework...another beauty!!

Billie A said...

Very pretty scene you created and the gold really makes the card rich looking. Thanks for sharing over at Inspiration Destination.
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Miapuh said...

Love the card. Thx for joining our challenge over at Throug The Purple Haze, hugs DT-MiaPuh

*Vicki* said...

Absolutely gorgeous design Darlene! I love that gold frame along with your pretty sparkles for the snow!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday! I hope you will join us for the new challenge this week too! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member