Thursday, December 26, 2013

Shew! What a fabulous day!!

Happy Day After Christmas!

What a fabulous day with had with our daughter & her family yesterday!
Fun gift unwrapping and a wonderful breakfast afterwards!
Thanks kids ... we love you!

Today I'm trying to getting my glassware & platters packed away for another party day, and thought I'd take a quick moment to share a few additional last minute Christmas cards I made 'just in the nick of time' to have them go postal to friends & family.


Here are a few more using some fun die cuts I purchased at Joan's Gardens over the past year. The corner snowflake is by Memory Box.  The Snowman as well as the Sign are by Marianne.  The 'sign' is part of a set that also has a 'street light' as seen in the card below.  The Santa w/reindeer die is by Cheery Lynn Designs.

 Here are a few challenges these cards qualify for:
Creative Belli #185 - Christmas
House That Stamps Built - Last Minute Card or Tag
Little Red Wagon #217 - Christmas Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks #9 - Christmas/Winter

For the following two card creations, I have used the same stamp 'Snowy Postcard' by Stampendous which I asked Joan at Joan's Gardens to order for me last year.  For the first card I stamped the image with Versafine 'Sepia' ink ... colored in the holly/berries with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers then simply attached to my background paper and added ribbon.  Quick ... Easy ... Beautiful!

(Cheery Lynn Designs 'Merry Christmas' die set)

While there was still a bit of the sepia ink on my stamp, I stamped it again using Tim Holtz 'broken china' distress ink.  I love how a hint of each color came through on the image.

Okay ... time for sharing is over!  
I need to get back to my cleaning or it won't get done today!
I hope Santa brought you LOTS of fun, new crafty things to play with.

Talk to you soon and thanks for poppin' in ... 
As always . . .


  1. Such beautiful cards, Darlene. I think I am about ready for Christmas to be packed away for another day. . . New Year's and Valentines on their way! Have a great day. Love the postcard stamp.

  2. Wow!!! Talk about talent...these are AMAZING!!!!

  3. Great cards! Do you have a New Year's card you might share?
    You are an inspiration.

  4. Beautiful cards Dar!! I haven't even thought of putting my stuff away yet, good for you to get it going, I am thinking of doing it on Sunday...but, I am sure glad it is over for the year...such a busy time, and now maybe "we" can relax a bit!! Have a great week end my friend!!

  5. These are all very pretty! Thanks for sharing them at Little Red Wagon!

  6. Great cards and wow.. you have been busy!
    Thank you for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and I do hope you'll be back again!

  7. Thank you for linking up in the 2 Creative Chicks December Challenge.
    GDT 2 at Creative Chicks

  8. Thank you for linking up in the 2 Creative Chicks December Challenge.
    GDT 2 at Creative Chicks

  9. Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations for our "Anything Goes" challenge. I hope you had an opportunity to hop over to the other blogs for a chance to win prizes there too. Happy New Year and we are looking forward to seeing you in 2014.

  10. Very pretty Christmas cards. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations and a happy new year,


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