Saturday, August 4, 2018

A Christmas Surprise!

Hello Again My Friends!
I know I've been having multiple blog posts lately but I'm just having so much fun playing in challenges (and my mojo is on a roll) that I just can't help but share it all with you!  So for my second post today,  I was honored to have my creation selected in the Top 3 last challenge and couldn't wait to join in again over at  the Mod Squad Challenge .  The current challenge theme is  'Getting In Shape' (a shaped project).

While doing my blog commenting, I spotted a card using this Double-Z fold so just had to check it out.  You can find the measurements & instructions for this Double Z fold and many, many more over at Beccy's Place.

As you know, I'm in need of A LOT of holiday cards this year so once again I have used that theme for my creation.  I have used designer papers from two different 6x6 paper packs.  The backgrounds are all from the Carta Bella 'A very merry Christmas' pack and the Santa and inside sentiment were fussy cut from a sheet of paper in an old BoBunny pack called 'Father Christmas Collection'.  To make the sentiment stand out, I have outlined it with a large tip Gold Pilot marker and popped it up with dimension tabs.

Challenges to share in:
Are2BArtzy August Challenge - ATG
Dream Valley Challenges #183 - Christmas in July

Thanks so much for stopping by 
and I hope you've found inspiration in my design.

As always . . .

P.S.  While writing up this post, I thought my card looked rather PLAIN.
So, don't be surprised if I come back with an EDIT to this post showing a few more embellishments ...  lol.

***  UPDATE ***

As noted above, when I created/preposted this card last evening I just wasn't happy with how 'unfestive' it appeared to be so after returning from our usual out to breakfast Saturday morning ... I got in the cave and did a little modifying ... this is better.

Memory Box Snowflake Corner dusted with glamour dust.

What's a holiday card without a touch of sparkle?
I'm happier now ... what are your thoughts?


Leslie Miller said...

Ha! Just couldn't leave it alone, could you? Well, you're right about the holiday sparkle. Love how you used all these papers!

scrAPpamondo said...

Big congrats for being on the Top 3 list at Mod Squad Challenge and also for this amazing 2Z fold card!!! It's just fabulous and also more with the sparkling swirls!!

crafty-stamper said...

Love the fold and traditional Santa image
Carol x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome Christmas design. I love the pretty papers, sparkle and great Santa image.

Nana Connie said...

Gorgeous, Darlene, but I loved it the original way, too! :-D Great fancy fold.

Conniecrafter said...

Wow you just amaze me in all that you get done :) I thought it was a lovely card but I do love the extras you have given to it, really knocks it up a few notches!!

Judy Woodland said...

LOVE the vintage look of this card. I have always been partial to a vintage Christmas. Great choice of patterned papers, and of course that wonderful Santa. Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Shaped Card Challenge
Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
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Ine Creaine said...

Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges. Very nice and Good luck!
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)