Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Double D Challenge - Dreaming of a White Christmas

Happy Wednesday Dear Friends!
It's time once again for a new & fun challenge at the

Today Team Diane is hosting the challenge
and the theme Diane has chosen is . . .
Check out this fabulous inspiration tile board Diane has created ...

Here's what I created for today's theme . . .

I'm fortunate to have so many beautiful background dies
is the one that jumped out of the binder and begged to be used today.

Sue Wilson Designs - Festive Collection - Snowflake Background 

I die cut the background using the same white card stock
as my card base.  Then for the center I used the beautiful Pearlized Esse
White Metallic card stock which I've had in my stash for quite some time now!

Instead of using the snowflake center die,
I wanted to simply add my sentiment and a touch of sparkle for my finishing touchs.
I recently purchased this beautiful Precious Marieke 'Merry
Christmas' die from Dies R Us and thought it would work perfectly.

The hint of green in the inspiration board guided
me toward what foil paper to use for my sentiment.  PERFECT!

The touch of sparkle came from the Nuvo Crystal Drops I placed in
the enter of each snowflake on the background.

Challenges to share in:
Crafting by Designs Challenge - Here Comes the Holidays
Creative Moments Challenge #108 - Anything Goes
Scrapy Land Challenge #55 - Anything Goes w/dies
A Snowflakes Promise Challenge #34 - Anything Goes Christmas 
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge #86 - Christmas Card

I hope you'll come join in the challenge fun
and by all means pop over to see what the design teams 
have created!  Such talented designers!!
OH and there's also a prize being offered . . . click HERE for all the details.

Till next time and as always . . .

19 comments: said...

Oh Darlene, I just love this. The beautiful white with just a pop of color is just classic and one of my favorite things! Beautiful!

Ros Crawford said...

Gorgeous card Darlene! That BG is so intricate! Love the pop of green!

Kathy Krug said...

Gorgeous, Darlene. I love that background die and the green sentiment and bird are perfect.

Donna Phelan said...

LOVE your beautiful background texture, sooooo pretty! That sweet bird and metallic sentiment are perfect accents! Merry Merry!

Karin van eijk said...

it's elegant and very beautiful Darlene
Gr Karin

Leslie Miller said...

An absolutely gorgeous die, and I love LOVE the bird in the center! Gosh, so easy and yet so stunning. Perfect use of the Nuvo drops. Another WOW, Darlene!

Olga Jewell said...

this is Gorgeous!!!

Loose Stitches said...

So beautiful and elegant!

Carla Brooke said...

Lovely creation, thanks for sharing with a Snowflakes Promise!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

The background die is so elegant and the metallic sentiment and bird just pop perfectly against it. Beautiful creation Darlene, I love it!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful framing of the sentiment and oh my I just love that color green, it pops so nicely against the white background!

Donna Heber said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card Darlene!

aussie aNNie said...

Beauty of a card Darlene, love that die..x

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining us at Crafting by Designs good luck x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful white Christmas card and love the background die
Carol x

Cheryl Wright said...

Beautiful, Darlene!!

Lilian YF said...

Just beautiful! Love the green with the white!
The Leaf Studio

Judy McKay said...

Stunning Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this Christmas season. Happy New Year. Judy DT

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly. Good Luck.
Lynn, Holly Jolly DT