Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Double D Challenge - Traditional Christmas Colors

Welcome back dear friends!
Today begins a new challenge over on the

Team Darlene is hosting today and the theme we are to follow is:

(Red, Green & White . . . Gold is Optional)

Check out this wonderful tile board we are inspired by today  . . .

 I must admit I am a tradition Christmas colors sorta girl ...
My sisters & I decorate our homes SO DIFFERENTLY!  My older sister does a lot
of WHITE & GOLD  ... very regal ...  where my younger sister is more 'fashion forward'
with PINKS & TEALS.  Interesting huh!!

So here's what I've created today:

I actually created this card by solely using off cuts from other projects.
(Love when you can do that!)

The two different die cut ovals fit nicely together in size so I positioned dimensional
tape between them to make space to add my red satin ribbon loops.

When I purchased this Sue Wilson Christmas Angel I couldn't wait to see how it
looked cut so quickly die cut it from gold foil paper then had it sitting on my worktable
just waiting for the right time to use it ... today was the day!  Isn't she beautiful?

I hope you'll come join in our 'Traditional Christmas Color' challenge fun and by all means pop over to see what the design teams have created!  Such talented designers!! 

OH!  and did you know there's also a prize being offered . . .
yep!  It's this fabulous Impression Obsession 'Merry Christmas' sentiment.

click HERE for all the details. 

Challenges to share in:
Craft-Dee Bowz Challenge - Anything Goes w/handmade bow
Crafty Boots Challenge - Things with Wings
Inspiration Destination Challenge- Anything Goes 
Mod Squad Challenge - Ribbons (11/22)
The Paper Shelter Challenge #273 - More than one of anything (ribbon loops)
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #220 - Photo Inspiration
Till next time and as always . . .

Papers:  White cs, The Paper Studio dp, DCWV Green Foil paper, DCWV Gold Foil paper
Dies:  Lawn Fawn Stitched Ovals, Spellbinder 'Floral Ovals', Sue Wilson '2016 Christmas Angel'
Accessories:  Offray red satin ribbon, Craft-Dee Bowz bow maker, dimensional tape


Lucyna Marynowska said...

Beautiful card Darlene! I'm keen on traditional Christmas color too. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. Big hugs from Lula! said...

Beautiful my friend!

Carol L said...

What a gorgeous, elegant card! I love the golden angel on that pretty die cut and it's all tied up festively with that beautiful red ribbon! Love this one!

Donna Phelan said...

Gorgeous golden angel, she certainly is the star of this creation! WOW! Beautiful layered dies, pretty papers and fabulous bow!

Olga Jewell said...


Diane said...

Gorgeous card and the metallic gold, so elegant and yet so traditional too..great job my friend!

Barbara said...

She is beautiful! Gorgeous Christmas card in traditional colors and love love the gold angel. Very elegant!

Karin van eijk said...

gorgeous Darlene
Gr Karin

Dee's Craft Room said...

I know what you mean Darlene, it is a great feeling when you use up some of those scraps you just cannot bring yourslef to throw away. Not only that but you have made a great card, the angel die cut looks amazing on that background. Thank you for playing along with Crafty Boots 'Things with Wings' Challenge.


Leslie Miller said...

I'm a traditional kinda gal, too. Fun to do some non-traditional Christmas cards, but when it comes to decorating the home I'm old-fashioned all the way. This is so gorgeous, Darlene, and I've been waiting to come visit you to read about it and then tell you how much I love it. The angel is beautiful in gold, and the designer paper and die cuts you've displayed her on are a perfect setting!

Kathy Krug said...

Gorgeous card, Darlene. I love the paper and the ribbons and the angel is so fabulous in gold and framed perfectly.

aussie aNNie said...

Love this gorgeous work here, the colours and added goodies are just perfect... Hope your day is good.xx {aNNie}

Vicki robertson said...

Stunning Christmas card, Darlene! I love this angel die cut and the gold metallic paper is perfect for it. Beautiful!

Conniecrafter said...

She is a lovely angel all in Gold, your extra's made for a lovely card, I agree it feels good to use those items that we couldn't use in other cards! Beautifully done! I am probably more traditional, with a touch of country

Martina Šedivá said...

Beautiful card - gentle angel and perfect work with ribbon. Thank you for visiting my blog.

lalkygirl said...

What a beautiful traditional card ,love how you used up all your stash
Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ and good luck
Tracey x

ann van dijk said...

Fabulous card design . Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck !Anneke DT

Judy Woodland said...

Oh, this is just stunning, and your bow is so beautiful! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at the Mod Squad!
Judy, Challenge Host

Patricia Alvarez said...

Gorgeous project. Very beautiful design. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. I hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!! Patricia

Asha said...

WOW!!! What a lovely holiday project, Darlene! The angel is stunning. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
x Asha

Sara Barker said...

Darlene, your card is BEAUTIFUL with it's traditional colors! that metallic angel really sets this apart, and I love how you used your ribbon! I saw this beauty was a winner at Mod Squad! congratulations! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog and the heads up about Dies R Us tag challenge. I had completely forgotten I had a TAG on my card! Happy Thanksgiving!