Friday, July 30, 2021

Creating with something new . . .

Hello Dear Friends & Happy Friday!

Isn't this BEAUTIFUL?

Today I have a card to share using a new stencil & die I purchased thanks to my BFF & 1st Class Enabler Diane (Nellie's Nest).  These new fun products are from a company named Del Bello's Designs and the stencil is called Christmas Snowflake Flourish Bauble Stencil from their Sweet Poppy line.  Isn't it awesome!!

Christmas Snowflake Flourish Bauble Stencil by Sweet Poppy

I couldn't resist and just had to order the coordinating die too.  This stencil JUST came back in stock so if you want one, don't hesitate ... get it ordered NOW!!  What beautiful Christmas cards I will be sending this year!  Oh yea, I was telling you about the coordinating die ...

This company is so, so nice and FAST shipping too!  Which is always a plus in my book!  I hate waiting for weeks ... with some companies, by the time it gets here I've forgotten what to do with it!  LOL  Ever have that happen??

I have used various TH distress oxide inks for the inking on my stencil.  The image is by Stampscapes, called Lakeside Cabin - 147F.   I used a Tombow Marker #977 to color in the cabin. White Nuvo Crystal drops & a Paper Rose holiday sentiment die were used to complete my card.

 Entering the following challenges:

The Male Room Challenge - Christmas in July

Here are a few of my first attempts with this fabulous stencil.  Not too shabby for my first try but attempt #5 is the only one I felt deserved to be turned into a card  to share today.  I'm sure I will get better at my ink shading in time ... might need to watch a few YouTube videos for some tips & tricks.

I hope you'll check out this new (to me) Del Bello's Designs company and if you enjoy magical/mystical products, they also carry a line of Lavinia that you'll want to scope out!

 Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Wishing you a FABULOUS weekend ahead!
As always . . .


  1. I saw Diane got this too and it's stunning, great

    1. LOL ... Diane is the one who enabled me to purchase it. Difference is, I also bought the coordinating die, she hasn't yet. It's a little tricky to line up but it makes for a beautiful card. It was all her idea and her fault I'm spending more money on crafting goodies! LOL

  2. OMGosh, this is gorgeous! You did some amazing things with it. Love all the colors. Wow! Fast shipping is a big deal to me, too.

  3. Darlene, this die is really amazing. So many possibilities to make with it. Your creation is fab!!
    Lia xx

  4. This is a real stunner Darlene and I love that you can create an endless diversity of scenes to put inside the ornament. Yes, we all definitely appreciate fast shipping! Vicky x

  5. Hi Darlene,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    I love this wonderful card and that grgeous bauble stencil and die.
    Your scene inside the bauble is very wonderful and beautifully created.
    This is the second card in the challenge that uses that bauble stencil and I can foresee more in the cominf month as they are so useful for batch making and I see you have made a few more in different colours.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  6. Oh wow you did get a great job with this, Gorgeous shading and I love that image for the inside too, LOVE it!

  7. Such a pretty scene and card, perfect for all the men out there ;-) Thank you for playing at the Male Room Challenges

  8. This is stunning, Dar. You are so talented. Thanks for sharing your wonderful art in our challenges. Hope you're having a great week!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  9. Wow Darlene this is gorgeous. Beautifully coloured and an amzing Christmasy scene. So glad you shared it with us at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge. Thank You.
    Love it.

  10. Beautiful card. I love the cabin image inside the bauble. Don’t forget to add our challenge graphic to your blog post to be eligible for votes. Thanks for playing along with The Male Room. X

  11. So beautiful and I'm so excited to see how you've used it. I just got this stencil last week so I need all the inspiration I can get :-)
    Have a great day.
    Lena xx

  12. A truly stunning creation Darlene! Love it!
    Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday July challenge, a new theme starts this Wednesday and I'd love for you to join in again!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  13. This is a beautiful card, Darlene. What a wonderful stencil and die! It will be a great batch making card! Thanks for sharing with us over at the Christmas Craft Creations challenge!

  14. A very beautifull! You have used your stencil in fabulous way. Thank you for joining The Male Room Christmas challenge, I hope you'll also join our Birthday party challenge.

  15. Dear Darlene
    The christmas scene is stay safe. with love and gratitude from Sri Lanka


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