Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Double D Challenge - Christmas JOY


Hello Dear Friends!

It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Double D Challenge Blog!
 Diane is our host for today's challenge and the theme is:
Christmas JOY
The word JOY MUST be on your creation!
and here's the inspiration board she has created 
to help get you started . . .


 As I'm sure you have figured out on your own ... I was inspired by the image in the lower left corner.  I had a scrap of Buffalo Plaid designer paper in my scrap box and thought it would be perfect for today's card.  Plus I love when I can use up some of my mountain of scraps!  My 'Joy' sentiment (Penny Black - Winter Cheer - 51-255) was also cut from this same scrap of Buffalo Plaid design paper.

The frames were also scraps that were hanging on the hook from previous creations and that means all I needed to do was die cut a 'greenery sprig' of some sort so grabbed an older die ... Cheery Lynn Designs 'Holly Flourish'   ... now it's assembly time.

I hope you've been inspired by what I've had to share today!

Be sure to pop over to the Double D Challenge Blog to see all the details and amazing samples offered up by our VERY TALENTED design team ladies!!

Here's the prize you'll be playing for this time around ... 
Remember, it's a random draw for the winner so it could be YOU!!


 How awesome is this!  LOL

 Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hope to see you at Double D!

As always . . .


  1. Beautiful Christmas card design and I love the plaid!

  2. Beautifully created JOY card, the buffalo plaid makes the perfect background for your green sprig and the JOY in the plaid is the perfect finishing touch, plus looks like an easy mailer which is my kind of card, well done my friend and partner in crime!!

  3. This is so sweet Dar! That simple sprig of holly hanging down is the perfect pop of color.

  4. I just love using dies and having a bunch on my desk and then creating something amazing like this card. Using scraps is a bonus.

  5. Oooh how festive! That plaid background is gorgeous, makes everything POP! Love your wonky placement of JOY and your pretty greenery! This screams Christmas! Merry Merry!

  6. Lovely, such pretty combo of the plaid with the holly!

  7. I love how you used the papers on this design. The white background really makes the JOY a star. Beautifully done.

  8. Beautiful! The offset background papers look amazing behind the white frame. The green holly sprig really pops on the buffalo plaid. Great inspiration.

  9. Gosh, Darlene, this is the prettiest thing! It's so warm and rich with the traditional colors and the buffalo plaid. I love warm colors for Christmas. Awesome challenge, as always!

  10. LOVE this. That buffalo plaid patterned paper is da bomb, so rustic and country. Really pretty card.

  11. Such a lovely Christmas card, the dies are wonderful and the colour is fantastic!

  12. I'm really loving the buffalo plaid papers this year, and it looks beautiful on this card! I like the sharp contrast of the white and green with it and your card is such a great design too! Joy!


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