Saturday, December 19, 2009

More Christmas Cards...

It's less than a week til Christmas! Am I ready? That's just too silly for words! My son still has no idea what he wants for Christmas! Let's wait til the last minute, shall we? But in all fairness to Al, I did get him a new computer in the late fall and that was his present, sort of. Anyhoo, I've got all of my sister's family gifts wrapped and shipped on Thursday, and my daughter's are on the way as well! I do have good news, but can't tell you right now, so please stay tuned for an exciting announcement at the new year!

Because of the shopping, packaging and mailing, I'm a bit behind on the challenges over at Our Creative Corner. I try to keep up with their sketches and themes, and have combined their two latest because of my time crunch! I hope they don't mind! My card for the OCC Weekly Sketch Challenge - SASSC45 (above) works with their newest Holiday Theme Challenge - Let it Snow, as well!

This cutie is a digistamp by Stamps and Smiles and I colored her with Copic markers then mounted her to a Scalloped Square Nestabilities cut out. I used Martha Stewart's Icicle and Snowflake punches for the glittery white strip across the top, added rickrack and aqua pearls. My designer paper is part of a Winter Stack from Die Cuts with a View, and my glittery snowflakes are ornaments for a miniature Christmas tree. (I purchased them at Hobby Lobby) I finished the snowflake with a rhinestone flower, and glued them all together onto my purple card. Card size: 6 x 4 3/4 inches.

My next two cards are made with Christmas wrapping paper. As I was wrapping gifts last week, I noticed how pretty my paper was and how perfect it would work for cards. So, of course, if I can glue it to a card, I will! For this card, the Santa and the background stripes are cut from the wrapping paper. I adhered the Santa to a red cardstock panel, and glued the background paper to a matching red card. I tied a white satin ribbon around the panel, mounted the Santa to the card and finished it off with glittery flourishes, pearls and a red star. A fast and easy card using scraps from your gift wrapping. Card size: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches

This cutie penguin was a square off of the wrapping paper I used for my sister's gifts! She loves penguins, and he's just too adorable not to use for a greeting card. I adhered him to a soft green panel, and added green rhinestones. I enhanced his color with Copics, and mounted him to my designer paper from a Christmas stack from Die Cuts with a View, then to a cream card. I glittered the felt snowflake with Martha Stewart glitter, and added a sentiment sticker to finish the card. Card size: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches.


  1. They are all great, I love the digi one feeding the birds, she's adorable.

  2. Wonderful cards! Thank you for playing with The Fresh Batch this week. I hope you join us again.


  3. Three fabulous cards! I love the glittered flourishes and snowflake and the image form Stamps and Smiles is just too cute! So happy you had time to play along with us this week at the OCC! Great job on the challenge.

  4. Gorgeous work and cards Darsie, your coloring is amazing and I just adore your card layouts!!

    Please stop by Stamps and Smiles tomorrow, your card will be featured. :D

    Thanks for playing along with us over at Stamps and Smiles, see you in 2010!

    Hugs & Smiles, Jennifer :)

  5. Hey, congrats on being a featured designer at Stamps and Smiles. Oh, and you won goodies, even better!
    Happy New Year.


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