Sunday, October 3, 2021


 Hello Friends!

Did you know there's a brand new Christmas challenge blog out there in Blogland starting TODAY?  As you can see by their beautiful logo above, the name is 

Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge

We can all use a little more 'peace' in our lives these days and of course we all have holiday cards to get started on before time gets away from us so why not come join in their challenge fun.  The theme is ANYTHING CHRISTMAS and there will be 2 challenges a month on the 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month.

Here's an inspiration board we are offering to inspire you ...

Here's what I've created for our 1st challenge ... as you can see, I was inspired by the stocking in the lower left corner.

   I went through my holiday dies and found this fun Spellbinder Holiday Cheer die set containing a stocking that I thought would work for what I had in mind.  Unfortunately, this set is retired but can still be found in places like EBay and Amazon.


 As you can see by the image above, the stocking has snowflake pop outs and since I wanted to use a stencil on the stocking, I decided to trace around the die and fussy cut out a couple.

Then I used the Tim Holtz 'Holiday Knit' stencil and carefully positioned it so I would get the zig zag edge to create the illusion of a white fur top.  I also used white Nuvo crystal drops zig zagged along the top for texture (difficult to see in photo but cool IRL).

 Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - Holiday Knit

I finished off my card with a Penny Black sentiment from the 'Winter Cheer' die set.

winter cheer picture
Please stop over and check out our teams and the wonderful inspiration they have to share with you today.  Here's another quick link for you . . .

Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge
Thanks for stopping by and as always . . .



  1. What a lovely idea my friend! I love this challenge and what a wonderful idea to increase your Christmas cards along the way!

  2. Fabulously beautiful stockings! In fact we have similar ones here I hang on our own mantel every year, but no-one fills them, ever LOL! A very clever way to use the die and make the pretty stenciled stockings! I look forward to our adventure of the new challenge together once again with you!!

  3. Great card !!!!!
    Great new blog !
    groeten Ineke

  4. OMG, you girls are crazy. Another new challenge So cool. I'm off to check it out cos I'm a Christmas all year type of girl.. Hugz

  5. That stencil is perfect for the stockings. The wood background and all the texture you added really makes this a happy card.

  6. Beautiful card design and I like the stockings!

  7. What an awesome stencil for those stockings! Perfect against the wood grain paper and with the "Dear Santa" sentiment. Really cute and fun card! Congrats on your beautiful new challenge blog, Darlene! Happy to be here on the team!

  8. Very creative card with the stencil my lovely Sis, missing you and your post sure cheer me up... xxx

  9. Super stockings in a great design. Would like to get them to wear myself....! LOL!
    Lia xx

  10. Your stockings look amazing with the stenciling on them! A very fun Christmas card!

  11. Such a fun card. I love that you did the Stockings and how you used Tim Holtz's stencil on the stockings.


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