Friday, December 21, 2018

Almost time . . .

Hello friends and Happy Friday!

I still can not believe it's only a few days until Christmas!
I just don't where the time is going, I just know it's moving way too fast for me!

I have a couple holiday cards to share that I realized I had created
and photographed but had forgotten to share them with you all.
I actually found them in my NOVEMBER folder ... told you time is zinging right past me!  LOL

Several months ago I decided to put together a few 3D images 
that I've had in my possession for several years that I 
purchased locally at a craft shoppe that was going out of business.

They are dated circa 2010 and when I try to pull up the
websites, they are no longer available. 
But I'm sure you now the type of 3D sheets I'm referring to where
the pop outs are numbered and you stack them to create an image
like the one on this card.

for the background.
Lawn Fawn - Snowfall Backdrop: Landscape Die

I also finished the inside of this card with a verse
printed out from my files and die cut using
Tutti Designs oval layering dies.

Here is the 2nd card I had to share using yet another 3D image
from those same sheets.

Other dies used on this card are:
Sue Wilson Designs - Festive Collection - Frosty Snowflake Border
Memory Box - Dies - Open Studio - Wintry Snowflakes
 Hunkydory - Moonstone Dies - A Holly Jolly Christmas
Tutti Designs - Cross Stitch Nesting Squares

A few snowflakes created using Nuvo White Crystal Drops
were added to the top of the card base.

Challenges to share in:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge - ATG w/Critter (Teddy Bear)

I hope you've enjoyed my cards today and find
inspiration in my designs.

Have a wonderful weekend ahead!
As always . . .


  1. I am so glad you shared these as they are both gorgeous. I love the wonderful background on each of them. Snowfall is a great die.

  2. Thanks for joining us at Archiscraps. Your card is very festive and I like how you did the snow background.

  3. Oh Darlene these cards are so very beautiful and I love the verse. Thanks for joining us at Archiscraps.

  4. Suddenly we are mid December and the year is flying by. I have enjoyed a year of creations with you and each and every one was wonderful! I don't know where you get the time but I'm happy you do. I have loved visiting and seeing what you are doing!

  5. Oh, Darlene! You have outdone yourself in the elegant-sweetness category! I love these! Your teddy bear is heartwarming and gorgeous. I especially like how you used the Lawn Fawn snow die on your pretty candy cane cane. I think I need that die! Beautiful! Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas season. hugs, de

  6. So cute and I love the crossed stitched squares and have been wanting them. Her comes Santa Clause!

  7. Both cards are just beautiful! Love the dies you use-Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's!

  8. Two beautiful Christmas cards! I especially like that first one with the candy cane - so pretty!

  9. Love the diecut background to add even more dimension to the first card. Your work is really lovely! Thanks for sharing with us at Archiscraps.

  10. those are just fantastic, I love the ones that you punch out and layer, that's what I thought I was buying but I had to cut them out :( I love the candy cane with the holly, love that die behind it, makes a great backdrop!
    Wishing you the most Merriest of Christmas'!

  11. I've said it before -- crazy busy times! I wish I had something to lose track of, but I had so much on my plate I didn't even take time to photograph many of my cards. Love the decoupage look of these. And where would we be if we didn't use the old stuff once in a while? I love seeing it! These cards are so pretty. I have a beautiful card from you tucked in with my Christmas decor and it has that very same snowflake border on it. What a delight it has been each day as the mailman drops off more cards. My house is looking very festive!

  12. Both cards are marvelous. The first feels a bit Victorian and the second is quite enchanting. So glad you entered the Die Cut Divas' challenge this month.

  13. Lovely ! Thank you so much for joining our Christmas Challenge over at Country View Challenges !
    Corrie x

  14. Hello Darlene!! This is very lovely and festive design! That sweet little teddy bear sticking atop of the stocking is so sweet with his dimensional bow too! I love the snowflake details on this design too! Thank you for sharing your creation for the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge this month! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  15. A really lovely design for your super card. Thanks so much for joining our Christmas challenge over at Country View xx


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