Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Double D - Baby It's Cold Outside

Hello Friends!
It's time for a new challenge over on the Double D Challenge Blog!
Team Darlene is hosting today and the theme is:
Baby It's Cold Outside  (WINTER)

Here's the inspiration board I have created to help you get started . . 
 So many fun winter elements to be inspired by, but the sled & mittens caught my eye so that is the direction I took for today's creation ... what do you think??

I'm blessed with some fabulous winter type dies so of course I just had to rummage through and see what I could come up with!  I've had this sled die since last winter and hadn't used it yet so that was my first pick.  Plus, I knew I wanted to use the 'Brrr' sentiment.  Next I had to decide did I want to use mittens or a cup of hot chocolate in my design.  After choosing my background paper from a new Carta Bella paper pack called 'Cabin Fever', I decided on the mittens.
The dies I've used are Elizabeth Craft  'Sled'  #1243, Elizabeth Craft 'Brrr' #1228 and Memory Box 'Precious Mittens' #98663.  

The sentiment has been 'stacked' using THREE cuts ... 2 blue & 1 white.  Crystal Stickles has been added to the snowflakes for sparkle and the snowflakes were stamped on the red mittens with a touch of Crystal Stickles in the middle also.  

Please be sure to pop over to see the amazing creations the ladies
have made to inspire you today!
I'm always so impressed with these ladies!!!
They leave me in awe with each & every challenge theme!

Challenges to share in:
Craftaholics R Us Challenge #50 - ATG
Scrapy Land Challenge #80 - ATG using product carried in the store
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Snowflakes
Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #348 - Holidays
{PIN}spirational Challenge #206 - Photo Inspiration (inspired by the red/green & sled)

613 Avenue Creates Challenge #204 - ATG - Christmas/Winter
Crop Stop December Linky Party - ATG using product carried at their store
The Paper Girls Challenge - Holiday Fun (Sled Riding)
Memory Box Challenge #31 - Holiday Greetings

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun!
Here's what I have up for grabs to one lucky random draw winner.
But, you need to play to win!!  LOL
 Hope to see you there!
As always . . .


Barbara said...

Oh boy, a red snow sled. That brings back memories of being you and playing in the snow until your hands and feet were frozen. What a great time that was. That BRRR on the bottom says it all. Great card Darlene.

Olga Jewell said...

Absolutely gorgeous and Merry Christmas!!

Donna Phelan said...

What a FUN card! That sled is fantastic! (going on my wish list!) What a FAB year of Challenges! Merry Merry!

Vicki robertson said...

Amazing and fun! I love this whitewash background and the pop of blue. Makes me want to go sledding!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, gosh, I love everything about this! The sled is fantastic, and the mittens and the "brrrr"... well all of it. Love how you added the gold cord on the sled, and the wood grain paper is perfect. You were very inspired!

Sheila H said...

Your sled is amazing and it pairs nicely with the sentiment and mittens. Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create.

Kathy Krug said...

The wood background is perfect for the sled. Like others this brings back memories.. of street sledding for me. I know you are familiar with Western Pa. My little home town Washington had many hills that were perfect for sledding. Every year the city would block of certain streets for sledding which meant that you could go all the way down a steep hill go thru the intersection and half way up the other side of the hill. Talk about adrenalin rush, but I did not know about adrenalin in the 50's. Wonderful mood board and card.

Nancy said...

LOVE your gorgeous card, Darlene! It's just fantastic from top to bottom! :o)

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Darlene, this is just fabulous, that sled doesn't even look like it is a die cut, that is so cool, love the mittens with it and those sweet poinsettias. All looks great against the wood background!

Flo said...

So, so pretty! Also, very colorful, cheerful and a memory-jogger. Awesome job, as usual. said...

Another lovely creation my friend. Sending you the best Christmas wishes for lots of joy! Merry Christmas!

Georgiana said...

Absolutely lovely!

Georgiana said...

Thank you for joining our “Holiday” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

Stay Creative,
• Carson's Creations •
Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

Diana Lynn Martin said...

Fabulous! Your card makes me nostalgic for our old family cabin in the Sierra Mountains in California/Nevada. The amount of detail on this card is very impressive and I love how the rustic wood background pulls everything together beautifully. Thank you very much for joining us this week at Craftaholics R Us!

Diana ♥
Leelee Card Designs
Craftaholics R Us Design Team

Esther Asbury said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Live, love, love that red sled.

Carole said...

Beautiful, Darlene! I love the nostalgic feel to your card and all the little details to admire. Thanks for sharing your work at {PIN}spirational Challenges . Good Luck and hope to see you again next time.
Carole x DT

Gerda said...

What a gorgeous card!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
Have a great day.

Judy Woodland said...

It's Christmas Eve and I am sitting here enjoying all our lovely creations. I am so in love with that sled, it's perfectly sweet and perfect for the challenge. Merry Christmas, my friend! Hugs~

Sherrie K. said...

I love this! The background paper is perfect! The sled is darling and pops against the background~super cute design!
Merry Christmas!!
Sherrie K

Team Clark said...

An incredibly beautiful card Darlene! I hope you and your family had a very merry Christmas and will have a wonderful New Year! Hugs, Autumn

Deanne Saunders said...

Your card is beautiful!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Pam Sparks said...

love your sled card Darlene - I had to go put it in the cart even though I already have sled dies! For so long we didn't have one, now I want them all! hoho TFS!

Pretty Paper Junkie said...

Oh my gosh! I just love it to pieces. So realisitic!

Marilyn said...

This is pretty and I love how you did the lettering.
Thank you for joining us at the Crafty Sentiments Designs challenge and I hope you'll be back again soon.
Marilyn S

Rae Ann said...

Love the interpretation of the inspiration picture. The woodgrain paper is the perfect background for these dies and the pop of blue is so fun.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Snowflakes challenge.