Thursday, December 13, 2018

A Cold Winter's Night

Hello friends ...
Believe it or not, I'm still trying to recoup from our wonderful holiday party this past Sunday evening (sharing photos and post soon).  I have most of the party dishes, etc packed away until next  year so now it's time to get back on track with my  holiday shopping and MUST get my holiday cards in the mail ... SO BEHIND this year (must be slowing down in my old age!  LOL)

Anyways, here is a card I wanted to share that I created a few weeks back using another beautiful image from the PowerPoppy store.  I got in on their Cyber Monday sale and purchased  the entire Holiday Digital Blitz Bundle ... it's amazing!!  I love how this came together ... hope you like it too!

After coloring my printed image, I die cut it using the Memory Box 'Wrapped Stitch Frames' die set purchased at the Dies R Us store ... love this frame set.  (In fact, I love it so much I accidentally ordered it twice and ended up selling the extra one to a local crafting friend.)  Silly me!! lol

Memory Box - Dies - Open Studio - Wrapped Stitch Frames 

Once colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and die cut, I 'flipped' the frame over (top & bottom, not front & back) before adhering it around my image.    This gave me the extra blue at the bottom and the white frame at the top ...  it was actually a fluke but I liked how it looked so went with it!  (Don't you love when those little mishaps turn out so cool!!  lol)
 The frame was also popped up using dimensional tape from Lowe's (yep Lowe's).

My added snowflakes come from the Hunkydory Moonstone Dies - Let It  Snow die set.
Hunkydory - Moonstone Dies - Let It Snow
I hope you're having as much fun creating holiday cards as I am!

Challenges to share in:
Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge - Make Your Mark
 Crafty Gals Corner Challenge - Anything Christmas
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Christmas
The Crafty Addicts Challenge - Christmas
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - All Occasions
Have a great day and upcoming weekend!
Thanks so much for stopping by and as always . . .


  1. Wow how beautiful! I love the snowbound church!

  2. This is a beautiful card. I love the image of the church. It makes me think of singing Christmas hymns and being all warm inside. Love that snowflake. I, too, have unfortunately purchased 2 of something. [Bunny]

  3. What a lovely Christmas cozy and festive! You really captured the spirit of the season. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  4. Lovely scene, and such beautiful stitched frame!

  5. Such a wonderful scene!
    Hugs, Joy

  6. I love that you flipped that pretty frame, Dar. How serendipitous that it compliments the scene so well, flipped that way. Yes, I love when that happens, too. Beautiful scene. Wonderful images. Awesome colouring. There is a wonderful, old-fashioned air about this card which I love. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  7. This is such a pretty scene and you framed it beautifully with the blue.

  8. Wow, flipping the frame is so subtle that it took me a few minutes to twig what you had done and I love your mishap result. Love the image too. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. So pretty, great deal to get the whole bundle, just love the evening church scene, your little accident did turn out lovely and like you meant it to be that way. I am behind on christmas cards even though I started them during the year.

  10. My favorite to make are Christmas cards & I love seeing what everyone else makes, too! This is so beautiful, Darlene--love the snowy scene!

  11. You're blowing me away with these PP digis, Darlene! Holy cow, you did an amazing job with the coloring on this! So serene and beautiful. Those stitched frames are some of my new fave dies (bought when you enabled me). Yes, I love when those flukes turn out with happy results!

  12. I love this snowy scene! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

  13. Darlene, this is gorgeous! I love your scene and especially your coloring! Thanks for sharing over at ATSM!

  14. Great winter scene and beautiful snowflakes!Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafty Gals Corner!Hope you join us again soon!
    Kleri DT (My blog)

  15. Very pretty card. Love the gorgeous image and fabulous colouring. Great to see you in the ATSM gallery. Hope to see you again in 2019. Nandini, DT


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