Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Snowy Borders . . .

Hello Everyone!
SNOW ... WIND ... COLD ...
Welcome to N.E. Ohio!

There's a new, fun challenge going on over at Classy Cards n Such and I decided to play along!  The theme is BORDERS and you are to use something that is currently available in their store!

I know this beautiful Memory Box 'Frosty Border' #98171 is available from their store because I just purchased it from there!  LOL!  I also found these awesome Impression Obsession Fir Tree dies (DIE084-V) there and couldn't wait to create using them!

I created my snowy background by stamping a large Inkadinkado snowflake die with white craft ink onto navy blue cardstock ... then stamping a fun snowflake grouping stamp from AMuse called 'Lots of Flakes' with Brilliance 'pearlescent ice blue' pigment ink.

Of course my mounds of snow are simply torn pieces of white cardstock which I've tucked the lower part of this fabulous Memory Box 'Woodland Deer' #98679 die down into ... making it look like he's trudging through the snow!  I did add a touch of Stickles to the snow edges for a touch of wintery sparkle!

I think I purchased this beautiful die from Beverly also, but if not, I'm sure Beverly over at Classy Cards n Such would be able to get it for you!  He is PERFECT for GUY CARDS!!!  My corner snowflake treatment is yet another Memory Box die called 'Snowflake Corner' #98238.

I also had the fabulous challenge over at Craft A Scene in mind when I was making this card creation.  This time around we have the freedom to 'Create Your Own Scene'!  Of course, my scene is what you might find out in the woods this time of year around our 'neck of the woods'!    I actually saw a couple of deer in our back woods just a few days ago ... such a beautiful sight to see!  I have really enjoyed 'creating scenes' lately!  Whether it is with stamps & ink ... or like this creation which is primarily die cuts!  When my creation is complete, it gives me such a satisfying feeling!  Come give it a try!

Thanks so much everyone for your encouraging words and for just taking the time out of your busy day to spread joy & happiness!

Guess I'd better go grab a sweater ... I'm FREEZING down here!  LOL!
AND, I have the heater on too!  
Brrrrr!  Come on Springtime!

As always ...


  1. This is a stunning scene you have crafted. Love the night sky effect.
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  2. Hi Darlene - I popped over on the CS blog hop and found this most beautiful card - WOW! Beautiful deer (Have to have this one!) and the flourishes and snowflakes - so pretty and I love your technique on the background. Take care and Happy New Year! Dru

  3. Hey Darlene - I hope this isn't a double post as when I had to sign in - it tossed me back here but I do not see my comment ;-( I won't rewrite the whole thing just in case - love this card and Happy New Year! Dru

  4. Really beautiful work, Darlene.

  5. Very pretty winter scene...could almost be my house here....looks so peaceful!! Thank you joining in at the challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such...good luck with the challenge and hope to see you next week, too my friend!!

  6. A beautiful scene, Darlene. I love the way you have combined different techniques to achieve it. I hope you haven't got that much snow where you are. Thank you for joining us at Craft A Scene, this month. xx Maggie

  7. gorgeous scene have you made. beautiful!!
    thank you for joining at craft a scene this month.

  8. Lovely scene, beautifully created :)

  9. Darlene, this is a fabulous take on our challenge! Wonderful job using that frosty border. love the scene you have created. Thanks so much for joining our new challenge at Classy Cards N Such.

  10. This is a gorgeous scene! Thanks for joining us for the border challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such!


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