Friday, August 3, 2018

Christmas is Right Around the Corner!

Hello Again!

Well, we are at it again!  LOL
BFF Diane (Nellie's Nest) has challenged me to participate in the
current The Paper Players Challenge and I accepted (call us crazy .. like we don't both already have a ton of things to do! lol)  But this just looked like too much fun to pass up!

Here is the sketch we are to follow ...

What do you think??

I REALLY need to get going on all the holiday cards
I am going to be needing this year so that was my choice of theme
for this fabulous sketch.  And, all the panels came from one
particular paper pad ... Carta Bella 'A Very Merry Christmas'

I used the Tutti Designs 'Stitched Nesting Tags' 
Tutti Designs - Dies - Nesting Stitched Tags
for my tag element and Baker's Twine for the embellishment.
At the last minute I spotted this  Sue Wilson 'Frosty Snowflake Border'
laying on my work table and decided to add it to the bottom.

Sue Wilson Designs - Festive Collection - Frosty Snowflake Border

 While putting my card together, I first had the panels laid out on a white card base but didn't like how it looked with this 'vintage' styled design paper so I switched to a red card base ... then I still didn't think the panels stood out enough so I decided to edge each panel with a wide tip Silver Pilot marker ... that was better!


YAY!  One more card created to add to the Christmas Card Stack!
NOW, I best get back to that long ToDo List that MUST get done today!  LOL
But, this sure was fun and I hope you'll come play along!  I love a good sketch challenge!!
Be sure to pop over to Diane's blog to see what she has created 

Challenges to share in:
The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge #33 - ATG Christmas
Scraps of Life by Scrapymo - July Rudolph Days Challenge
Die Cutting Diva's Challenge #380 - ATG
Allsorts Challenge Week 278/9 - Tags
Cute Card Thursday Challenge - #541 - ATG

Until next time . . .
Thanks so much for stopping by...
As always . . .


Diane said...

On wow, this is just, love the vintage look and spectacular tag and how you have outlined the papers, at first I thought you had added a card stock under each panel...GREAT job!!

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous card!! Love so much the tag with that happy vintage Santa against the lovely papers!

LeAnne said...

I just LOVE this vintage Santa and all the goodies you've embellished him with, Darlene! This is right up my alley! So happy you shared him with us this week at the Players!

Bunny said...

Ho Ho Ho! This is so cute. Love that layout and the papers are great. [Bunny]

Claire Broadwater said...

Darlene, I love every detail on this amazing card! Your vintage Santa made me smile! Thank you for playing with my sketch at The Paper Players this week! XX

Eliz Stewart said...

Darlene... your tag image is adorable beyond words! Love how you pulled this card together! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

Leslie Miller said...

I love a sketch and this is a good one! Fun use of some super cute designer paper, and then all finished off perfectly with the frosty border. I'm having fun watching you and Diane have fun!

Doni High said...

Love the vintage look! T silver edging really separates and pops the layers without being distracting ...good call!

stampwithsandy said...

Super fun Christmas card, Darlene! I love the mix of patterns and the retro Santa. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Paper Players!

Liz said...

Lovely Christmas card, Darlene, what a super Santa! xx

Kathleen said...

A super card with a really great image on the lovely tag. Thank you for joining our 'Tag' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

Jan Clothier said...

Eek! Christmas already?! This is gorgeous from the vintage-look Santa, the mix of pretty papers and the sweet yet intricate die cut border. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

scrappymo! said...

This is q beautiful vintage card and I love this design. Your Santa image is so nice and has such an old fashioned feel. It is the Santa image of my childhood.

You did great job with the sketch.

Thanks for taking part in the July Rudolph Days Challenge.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh look at that Jolly old soul, love the classic look to him! Love how you have put all the panels together, the silver border is a really wonderful touch with it!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a truly fantastic card design. I love all the layers, pretty papers, dies and images. This is so festive.

brenda said...

It's a super bright and cheery Christmas creation Darlene, many thanks for joining our 'Tags' theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Bernadette Bliss said...

Congratulations on being chosen Headliner. What a great card. Love it!

Donna Phelan said...

Oh I love this!!! The layers are AMAZING!!!

susiestacey said...

Lovely tag.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Tags' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

mum of two said...

Fabulous Santa!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
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