Saturday, December 8, 2012

Blue Christmas . . .

. . . without you!!
Do you remember that song? 

Today I have a blue Christmas card to share with you which was made for the challenge at Joan's Gardens.  This week Joan & Selma have asked us to create with these things in mind:

Use something oval
Use an embossing folder
Make a blue and white card
Add a ribbon (maybe a bow??)

I recently purchased this image from Joan and thought it would be perfect stamped in blue.  What do you think?  The ribbon really is the same color as my background paper but for some reason my camera doesn't like photographing blues & purples in their correct color hue!  I'm sure it's just a setting and maybe AFTER the holidays I'll have time to check into it.

Recipe for this creation:
Papers: SU Brocade Blue cs, white cs
Stamp:  Stampendous 'Cling Snowy Postcard'
Ink:  Tim Holtz Stormy Sky distress ink
Accessories:  Cheery Lynn Designs B117S Fanciful Flourish Sm., Cheery Lynn Designs B147 Holly Flourish, Cuttlebug border embossing folder, White Jelly Roll Pen for faux stitching, Offray Antique Blue Satin Ribbon, Icicle Stickles, Waterfall Stickles, Kaiser white pearls

This creation also fits the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week which is HAPPY HOLIDAYS.  

And a few other challenges are:
Brown Sugar Challenge - You Have Me In Stitches
Craftymess Challenge - Vintage Christmas
Delicious Doodles - Anything Christmas with Blue
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Blue & White
Raise the Bar - Blues & Whites
The Stamp Man - In the bleak mid winter
Stampin' for the Weekend - Let It Snow

My decorating is all finished and since I received our first Christmas cards of the season, I guess I'd better get started on addressing ours and get them in the mailbox!  I hope you are enjoying your holiday preparations as much as we are! 

Until next time and as always . . .


  1. aw my friend this is outstanding awesome a totally breath taking .....most beautiful card love your new look christmas blog too ....i hope you are well
    love sassyxxx

  2. OH Darlene, this is SO pretty. That stormy sky distressing ink is GORGEOUS, and your stamp is wonderful.

  3. Darlene, this is my favourite christmas stamp this year - its gorgeous! Love the frosty feel to this, your blues and whites have photographed lovely - its really fresh looking and so elegant!

    Beautiful bow and flourish, the perfect finishing touches :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week,



  4. Wow Darlene this card is stunning, stunning, stunning and I know who you can send it to!!!!
    Merry Christmas my friend!

  5. Darlene this is just gorgeous. Love the colours and all the little finishing touches. You have a great eye for detail. Hop on over to my blog to partake in my 400 Follower Give Away - thank you so much if you have already participated.
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  6. Now this is spooky, I,m watching Andrea Botecelli on TV singing 'Blue Christmas Without You' and then I see your post on my laptop. WHOHOHOH, spooooky.
    Great card by the way. xxxx

  7. Darlene, I will try this again. My other message disappeared for some reason.
    I love your card and a great idea stamping it in blue. Thanks for encouraging me to order this stamp as I love it. I plan to use it for some of my cards too.
    Great job.
    Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

  8. Beautiful card, it looks lovely stamped in blue, and the dies and ribbon set it off perfectly,Thanks for sharing it with us at Cheery Lynn Designs.
    Donna xx

  9. It's it in the blue, and have that stamp (thanks to you) many stamps, so little once the 16th is over I can have mroe creative this card!!

  10. Such a beautiful card, love the soft hues of blue too.. thanks for joining in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week.

  11. Darlene, This is one of the most beautiful Christmas cards I have ever seen.

  12. O i love the image it fab thanks for joining us at crafty mess xxx

  13. What a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Delicious Doodles and looking forward to seeing more of your lovely work. Good luck. Vee xx

  14. This is a beautiful stamp and I love how you dressed it up with all the die cuts and embellishments. Gorgeous card Darlene. Thanks for joining us in our challenge at Joan's Gardens.

  15. Beautiful!!! I love the glitz. Thanks for playing along with us @ Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges Blue and White Challenge.

  16. WOW hun, this is an awesome make! Love it to bits! How are you hun? Hope all is well with you and yours? Enjoy the festive season hun, and thanks for playing along in my challenge this week!
    Teri xx

  17. This is so beautiful!! Love the monochromatic look - every detail is fabulous. Hugs!

  18. Wow gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us this time at SFTW.

  19. Oh I love the image and the whole feel of this card, beautiful.

    Thanks for coming over and joining in with us over at Craftymess.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx


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