Sunday, January 13, 2019

Exciting News ...

Hello Dear Friends ...

I've had this exciting news under wraps for awhile now and
today I get the share the fun news!
I've been asked to join the Addicted to Stamps Design Team for 2019.

This will be perfect for me since I must admit my stamps (both rubber & digital)
have been taking a back seat to my 'die cutting addiction'  of late ... LOL
I hope you'll come join in our fun!

Our first challenge for the new year is hosted by team mate Doni
and her choice of theme is  

our lovely sponsor is

Remember, this is a STAMPING challenge so be sure to use a (rubber, clear or digital)
stamp on your creation while following the theme.

I have chosen to print and color a very old (but adorable) AliciaBel image
called 'HUG' for today's card and as the sentiment reflects ... it makes me HAPPY!

After coloring using ZIG markers and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers,
I die cut the image using Memory Box 'Stitched Square Layers'
Memory Box - Dies - Open Studio - Stitched Square Layers

I've also used the Sizzix Tim Holtz Falling Snow embossing folder
for the background and the Jeanine's Art 'Winter Corner' as embellishment.
Jeanine's Art - Dies - Winter Classics - Winter Corner

This corner die is so pretty, especially when you add a touch
of sparkle using Diamond Stickles to the snowflakes.

OH and see those little hearts?
Well, they just happened to be laying on my work table from a previous
project and I thought they worked perfectly with this sweet scene!

I hope you'll come join in this FUN challenge.
Hope I'll see you there!!

Challenges to share in:
Winter Wonderland Challenge: It's Snowtime
Card Mania: Baby It's Cold Outside
Christmas Crafts All Year Round: Let It Snow
Creative Craft Cottage: Winter
 Sweet Stampers: Winter/Snow

As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by! 


  1. A beautiful card as our new DT member at ATSDC Darlene, so happy to have you. A cute snowman and I like the sparkle on the diecut corner and the embossed snow background looks great. hugs, Marlies

  2. Congratulations Darlene! I love your card; that snowman just melts my heart! Your cute hearts salvaged from your desk go very well on this card front. Well done my friend!

  3. Congratulations on your new position. They are fortunate to have you.

    Your card is so cute and nicely colored. [Bunny]

  4. Darlene, Welcome aboard the ATSC design team! You did yourself proud with this card. Love the addition of the tiny hearts :)

  5. Well, look at you with your new challenge team! You're just a firestorm of stamping, blogging, creative energy, and such a cute card for your first showing! Isn't it fun? Nine teams now? You go, Darlene! If anyone can do it, you can! You've combined cuteness and beauty here by adding that gorgeous, sparkly die cut corner. Yes, this makes me happy, too!

  6. Wonderful and cute card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  7. Congratulations Darlene! Your card is supercute!

  8. Hi Darlene it is so wonderful to have you join the team and I love your beautiful Snowman card it is so happy and joyous, superb creation
    lorraine x

  9. Well congratulations, my dear. They are so lucky to have you. Your card is so stinkin' cute, you have used those stamps well. Happy 2019!!

  10. Welcome on board new teamie, awesome card for our this cute card and all the gorgeousness surrounding it.. big hugs.x

  11. A super cute card and love the image. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland Challenge and hope you will join us again. Carol S. DT

  12. Congrats on joining the design team, that image is so cute, love their big eyes, so sweet. Your embossing is great with it and oh yes love the sparkle on the snowflake, so perfect!

  13. That is a darling card and a great combo of stamps and dies.

  14. Well, congratulations Darlene! You have outdone yourself on this one and I see that you have nicely combined the dies with stamping. I love the snowy frame on these happy winter people and snowman. I see an icy cold background as well. I haven't seen snow in 5 years. This will have to do.

  15. Hi this is a stunning Christmas card that image is so cute. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog for the current challenge the theme is “It’s Snowtime” and the sponsor is Beccy’s Place. Hugs Jackie (DT)

  16. Gorgeous card and I love the sparkle on your snowflakes..

    Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Crafts All Year Round]

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  17. Fabulous colored card from the 'die queen' LOL...what a happy jolly snowman he is and great combo of the dies, too...Congrats on YOUR new 'gig'....I see a couple of other names I recognize there as well...have fun and get those stamps inked up!!

  18. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
    Anneke DT

  19. Congrats Darlene! Your snowman card is totally adorable.
    Have a wonderful day.

  20. Very sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Pat K xx

  21. Absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  22. Amazing artwork, I love colors :) Beautifully coloured image! :)
    Thanks for playing with us at CardMania Challenges :)

  23. What a cute wintercard! Love the winter Corner you used! Thank you for joining us at sweet stampers,
    hugs Anke

  24. Deine Karte ist soooo wundervoll. Schöne Coloration. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme bei der SweetStampersChallenge. LG Karina


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