Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Exciting News . . .

Hello Everyone!
I have some exciting news to share with you today!
There's a new challenge blog out there in blogland  and I'm on the design team!
Our first challenge begins TODAY!
How about that!  What fun!

This new challenge blog I'm referring to is the  

This is a monthly challenge with an Anything Goes Christmas theme.
You can enter up to 5 times and you can also share your creation with as many other challenges as you wish!

Being on this team will certainly help me get in the mood to make holiday cards.  I always wait until Fall then run out of time getting everything created I need. 

I hope you'll come check out this new challenge and then join in the fun!
Here's what I have to share with you today!

This beautiful white-on-white creation is actually 1 of 20 I was commissioned to make for a friend in North Carolina.   Here's how it came together . . .


First I gathered together the dies I needed and they consisted of:

Spellbinder Holiday (S6-040) '5x7 Holly Frame'
Cheery Lynn Designs (B481)  'Joy to the World'
Memory Box (98390) 'Leaping Deer'

Since all of these dies were intricate, I used a sheet of wax
paper between my paper and my dies.  Made it SO MUCH EASIER. 

After adhering my 5x7 frame background panel to 
my A6 cards using my tape runner, I adhered the holly 
circle using Art Glitter white glue.

Step 2:   I adhered the corner die using the white glue just inside
the holly frame.

Step 3:  The 'Joy to the World' was next to be positioned
inside my holly wreath.

Lastly, I added dimensional tape to the back
of my leaping deer and adhered him
on the left side of my card.


All I need now is a sentiment for the inside and these cards are ready to
be on their way to N.C.

Here's another peek at the finished card . . .

A few drops of Nuvo White Crystal Drops were added for balance.

I hope you've enjoyed today's Christmas card and I can't wait to see what
you create and share over at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog.

Challenges to share in:
Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge - Holidays
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Christmas
Fab n' Funky Challenge - Christmas in July

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you are having a fabulous week!
As always ...


Joan Fricker said...

Beautiful card.

Diane said...

Another elegant card..always have loved white on white cards and this one is gorgeous...20 cards...egads I would of lost my mind making all the same lol...

Vicki robertson said...

Congratulations, Darlene! Your card is so elegant! I'll be visiting the Merry Little Christmas Blog.

Olga Jewell said...


Doni High said...

Gorgeous! I love the white on elegant.

Leslie Miller said...

First of all, I need this challenge. Second, congratulations! Third... OMG what a beautiful card! And 20 of them? No wonder you were commissioned. This is drop dead gorgeous!

scrAPpamondo said...

Congrats for your new DT! Your inspirational card id just gorgeous, love the white on white intricate elements and the design!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Congratulations, this is gorgeous

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderfully created and I love all the white on white dies the way you layered them to create this beauty. This is so gorgeous!

BrendaB said...

This is just beautiful! Love the diecuts you used!

Conniecrafter said...

Congrats!! I just don't know how you do it all.
Your white on white is so pretty!! Love the whole framing of it!

Bunny said...

Congratulations, Darlene. I love your white on white. It's beautiful. I look forward to the day I can make cards and participate. [Bunny]

Chris said...

Your wow card is a stunner, great step by step guide too! Congratulations on your new DT.
Thank you for playing along with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ this month.

Pat said...

Stunning white on white creation, love all the intricate dies you have used, thanks for sharing at Fab’n’Funky this week.

Pat xx

craftysahmiam said...

Terrific use of those gorgeous die cuts ! Congrats on the design team position, I look forward to playing along with the new challenge.

Marsha Reed said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Darlene! I love the all white and all the dimension you achieved. Thanks for joining us at the Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge. Marsha DT