Thursday, November 9, 2017

Winter Fun at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Blog

Hello Friends!

I'm so excited today!!
Last month my cards (here) were chosen as the #1 pick in the Top 3 for the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #436!  Yes, how cool is that!  And, that means I was asked to be their Guest Designer for today's challenge!  What an honor and what fun!!

Their challenge theme is:

** WINTER **

AND, they have two fabulous sponsors for this challenge . . .

Sponsor 1:Scrap N Dipity
Scrap N' Dipity
Prize is 3 images of choice from Scrap N Dipity.

The prize is 3 digital stamps of choice from Lacy Sunshine Stamps.

I have created with the Lacy Sunshine Stamp called 

This image was so much fun to color and create with!
I actually used my 'old' ZIG markers for today's coloring.  Tutti Designs 'Nesting Stitched Rectangles' were used to showcase Eleanor.  DCWV Glitter paper was used for the matting.  The icicle panel was punched using an old Martha Stewart icicle punch from white card stock ... then sponged with Tim Holtz Mermaid Lagoon distress ink which was then coated using the Nuvo Wide Glue Pen & Deco Art Glamour Dust for the sparkle.  Same process was used on Eleanor's 'fuzzy' elements.

Now I have a CONFESSION to share!

When I first read the guest designer instruction email, I missed one very important element of that email!  The THEME!  Yep, I created the card below before realizing what I had done!  LOL  SO, today is a 2 for 1 share day!  And I now have 2 cards for mailing this upcoming holiday season!  YEAH!!!

The same basic coloring & sparkle were used on both images.  However, I really should have had that snowflake charm on my WINTER card but it was my last one so it is what it is!  LOL!  Still looks cute on this card I think.  OLD OLD scraps of designer paper were used for the background on this card and touches of Stickles & Nuvo Crystal drops helped to add an extra touch of sparkle and texture.

Challenges to share in:
Craft Rocket Challenge #43 - Christmas is Coming
Daisy Chain Challenge #14 - Christmas/Winter
One Crazy Stamper Challenge - Christmas / Winter
I hope you'll come join in this fun challenge at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Blog.
And, if you need inspiration ... come check out what the design team has created!  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
As always . . .


Lia said...

Congrats Darlene!! And about your card: I only can say WOW. This is so gorgeous!!
Lia, xx

scrAPpamondo said...

They are both fabulous! Great coloring and embellishments!

Aunty Sue said...

Stunning work. So pleased you joined us at craft.

Olga Bester said...

Love both your creations, amazing how one digi can look so different just in coloring!
Hugs from Africa!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, look at all that icy cuteness! Gee, they both look wintry to me. The first is definitely more wintry and the second is more Christmas-y, I guess. Both are totally adorable!

Sheryl said...

Two beautiful cards Darlene good to have you joining us as GDT at CRAFT this week. Xx

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, fabulous cards! The images are so stinken sweet and your coloring is amazing!
Sherrie k

Wendy L said...

Super card for our challenge at Craft Rocket. Xxx

Maria Illsley said...

Two great cards I like the colouring of them xx

Donna Phelan said...

Very cool, congratulations! These are fabulous designs. Love that image and all of the frosty goodness! It's a happy accident, 2 beauties!

Leanne said...

Hey Darlene, super happy to have you play our challenge. Gorgeous cards, not sure which I love the best. Wonderful, and thanks again for playing at One Crazy Stamper!
Cheers, Leanne DT/OCS

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness these are just way too cute, love those big glasses and great coloring of them. Your embellishing on both is terrific, love the icicle border too, and pretty sparkle!

Brenda said...

Both cards are perfect, Darlene! I love the nontraditional colors of the first. Thanks so much for joining us as a guest designer this week!

Alexander Kretschmann said...

This is just beautiful.

Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next year again.

Your card would fits our theme at Do-Al(l) Kreatives, too. Would love to see you there again.


*DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#43 –Christmas is coming}
*DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#11 – Pre Christmas Session }
*DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#11 – Zooanimals}
Alex' Kreative Seite

Ine Swinkels said...

very nice. Thanks for joining us at Daisy Chain Challenges.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)