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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Holiday Spirit {Scrapy Land}

Welcome to my project for the 8th Scrapy Land Challenge! 
And a special welcome to new follower Pauline Steward.

The Challenge is open until January 4. 
The theme is "HOLIDAY THEME using any die manufacturer which Scrapy Land sells" (electronic die cuts do not qualify)Scrapy Land sells over 40 brands of dies, including overseas products, and most are at a great discount.
  plus free shipping over $45!

My card features the Sue Wilson Spanish Collection - Seville and the following dies.
Spellbinders Long Classic Rectangles Large S4-142
Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Squares 

The Inkadinkacling sentiment is stamped with white pigment ink and embossed with Sparkle N Sprinkle EP107 Sparkle.

The Impression Obsession Snowflakes are die cut from the silver liner found on peanut cans, then layered and held together by a silver brad.

The Impression Obsession Pine Branch has been embossed with a little Sparkle EP and then Chunky Clear and Silver Glitter were added.

LOVE this die: Memory Box String of Bells. It is covered with Silver Ultrafine Glitter (isn't it so pretty with those darling little swinging clappers bringing movement to the banner?)

We are looking forward to seeing your pretty Holiday Creations at the Scrapy Land Challenge.

Products Used:

Scrapy Land Sue Wilson Spanish Collection - Seville
Scrapy Land Memory Box String of Bells
Scrapy Land Impression Obsession Pine Branch
Scrapy Land Impression Obsession Snowflakes
Spellbinders Long Classic Rectangles Large S4-142
Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Squares
Stamp: Inkadinkaclings (no name #60-60083)
Embossing Powder: Sparkle N Sprinkle EP107 Sparkle
Inks: SU Whisper White Pigment, Brilliance Sky Blue Pearlescent
Paper: Navy Blue, White, Tin Liner off a Planters Peanut Can
Glitter: A-Line Stamping brand Silver Opaque Ultra Fine Glitter, Off-brand Chunky Clear Glitter

Challenges I'm Playing In:

  1. Cards Galore Encore Challenge - Merry Christmas and Anything Goes - 01/01
  2. Die Cut Divas - Snow and Christmas/Holidays - (my pine branches are covered with glittery snow) 01/01
  3. Crafty Creations Challenge - #278 Something to "die for" - must use die cuts - 12/23
  4. Double Click Skittles - #11 Happy Holidays - 12/23 (Jan 10)
  5. A Gem of a Challenge - #134 Anything Christmas - 1/6
  6. Sentimental Sundays - #237 Anything Goes with a Sentiment - (stamped sentiment in white ink and used EP) 12/23
  7. Artistic Inspirations - #122 Anything Goes Christmas - 12/21
  8. Card Mania - #62 - Christmas 12/26
  9. Get Creative Challenges - #4 Blue Silver White (I have used Navy Blue - the photos look black, but the Cardstock is navy blue) 12/31
  10. Incy Wincy Designs - (week of Dec 15) Anything Goes Christmas - 12/21
  11. Monday Morning Challenge - #1 Anything Christmas or Winter - 12/29

Thanks for visiting!
Stamping Hugs,


Sue said...

Stunning card.

hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Shona Erlenborn said...

Gorgeous art work Donna. You take four dies and create a stunning masterpiece! The scrolled die makes it look so elegant and the peanut butter foiled snowflakes are the perfect finishing touch.

Paula said...

Silver bells, silver bells, it's Christmas time in the you will not be able to get that out of your head my friend. What a lovely card, so rich looking with the silver and white. Another fabulous creation Donna!

Olga said...

Gorgeous!!!! Love the die and glitter!!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gob-smacking gorgeous Donna.

crafty-stamper said...

Stunning card very elegant,love the black and silver,beautiful die-cuts-especially the string of bells banner, and love all the glitter
Carol x

Lori Kobular said...

Such an elegant Christmas card! I love all the details on your card and the dies you used are perfect!

Anne Temple said...

Gorgeous card Donna! I have that bell die and used it for the first time and I love that the clappers are separate. Love your write up describing everything too. I have to confess that when I first saw the white falling dots on my screen, I thought something was wrong with my computer. Then I realized you have falling snow! Love it!

KT Fit Kitty said...

So sparkly and beautiful, Donna! Wow! I love all of your die cuts! Thank you for showing exactly which ones you used! I have the IO pine branch and I just used it recently - it looks amazing with all that sparkle! Must try that next time! Hope you're doing well, my dear friend. Sending hugs!

Creations by Shirl said...

Beautiful card, love all the details...
Thanks for joining DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.

jimlynn said...

Guess I'll have to start saving peanut cans now!!!!! LOL!
Totally gorgeous card Donna!!! WOW! Love the dies you used on this stunner too. So beautiful!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous Donna! I love the glitter and die cuts they look beautiful together... I have the pine branch and snowflakes hanging out in my stash..yay! ...take good care, seasons greetings. Hugs, Shirleyxx

Brenda said...

stunning, as always merry Christmas

Sarah said...

Wow Donna what a truly scrumptious card!! xx

Ab Fab Designs said...

Gorgeous Donna
Merry Christmas xxx
Hugs xxx

Jane Savage said...

Gorgeous, Donna! Love that elegant colour combo and your fabulous use of die-cuts! xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a very beautiful christmas card Donna
Gr Karin

Joanna Solecka said...

Stunning card!!! Love all the dies and colours are great

maria's knutselplezier said...

Gorgious card dear Donna, I love these Christmaswishes, love your glitters a lot!!


Lisa said...

This is so elegant and beautiful, Donna!! I love the dies you used!! The bells look amazing!! And the pine branches and snowflakes are stunning!! I just love everything about this beauty - it's gorgeous!!

Regarding your question about my bows, I use crinkle ribbon and then I shape them with a bowmaker that my Dad made for me...I've asked him to make some so I can put them in my Etsy store :) The ribbon is already crinkled so I just basically tie it in a bow and shape them. Does that make sense??!! I use ribbon from My Craft Spot and from Little Scrap Pieces and they both come nicely crinkled :) Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Tammy said...

Sensational Christmas card! Love the deep blue with the white and silver, stellar!

Sue said...

This is stunning Donna. The embossed sentiment looks wonderful and the way you have framed it is so beautiful. I love the colours too.
hugs Sue xx

Janis said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Donna. Your work is such an inspiration to me. I love these beautiful diecuts that are showcased to perfection against the deep blue. WONDERFUL!!!
Have a lovely Christmas!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

pam said...

Stunning card creation Donna, love how you have framed the sentiment, beautiful embellishments.
hope you are well..
Hugs Pam x

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so very elegant and beautiful looking. I just love everything about it. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! This design is certainly predicting that and I love the soft falling snow you added to the blog.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Stunning Donna, I love your design all of the dies and those glittery bells
Kevin xx

Stampsnob said...

Black white and sparkle . perfect for this beautiful card the die cuts are the best ........Lis

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,

eine wunderschöne Karte hast du gestaltet. Ich bin wieder begeistert von der genialen Gestaltung. Die Rahmenschablone sieht wunderschön aus mit den glitzernden Dekorationen.
Ich wünsche dir und deiner Familie von HErzen ein wunderschönes Weihnachtsfest und einen guten Start ins neue Jahr.
Ganz liebe Knuddelgrüße herzlichst Silvi

Shirley Chillman said...

Superb project Donna the glitter is perfect for this time of year. Your creativeness with dies is so cool and the designs on your makes are always beautiful.

Hope the run up to Christmas is going smoothly for you.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Becky said...

This is gorgeous. Very elegant.

Arlene said...

Great use of the sentiment with gorgeous framing.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Toni said...

Hi Donna... First can I say thank you for such a sweet comment left on my blog and for becoming a follower! I so enjoyed browsing through your beautiful posts and receiving so much inspiration from your creations. I adore your recycled cookie container. Gorgeous !!! And your cards are just stunning. I am now a follower of yours and I also am following your boards on PINTEREST.... I can spend hours on PINTEREST. Wishing you and your family a beautiful Christmas !

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Donna, such an elegant design, I love your beautiful string of bells and pine branches - a wonderful Christmas card.

Patricia St Martin said...

Donna, Stunning!!! I LOVE the Navy, Silver and White together, just a wonderful card. Love the extra elements you added. Started a little early but want to make sure I get everyone, I want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas, hopping you have a fantastic day with your family. The most healthiest ever New Year in 2015. With all the inspiration, creativity and goodies you need for making your beautiful cards thought out the year and then some.
Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
rubber stamping is my game blog

Carol L said...

Your card looks amazing with all of those wonderful die cuts! I especially love that string of sparkling silver bells across the top, mixed with the pines. The snowflake is gorgeous too!! Just beautiful!!

NanaConnie said...

Absolutely stunning, Donna! What an incredible project combining pieces from 4 totally different dies. I love the deep blue and white combo. The sparkle is fabulous and the embossed sentiment just pulls everything together. I'm overwhelmed with the beauty of this design.
I'm going to be MIA on visiting for the next 2 weeks as I travel around the country visiting family for the holidays. Merry Christmas to you and yours and may your New Year be healthy and productive. Hugz.

Blue6366 said...

love, love, love. Thanks for joining us at Double Click Skittles challenges.

DT Barbara

Jean Bullock said...

If anyone knows how to make a card sparkle and shine, YOU DO! This is beautiful.

Linda said...

How gorgeous!

aussie aNNie said...

Love your wonderful creation, full of gorgeous colours....xx
{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Patricia Chalas said...

Wao Donna your card is adorable!! those bells are great.

MaryH said...

Gorgeous! I do love those SWilson dies (hooray, I have this one!) and of course those MB bells are perfect with the glitter effect. The pine branches added so much extra detail, and TFS the tip aboutl the p-nut can metal. Had not thought of that! (soda can metal works great too). Love the color scheme on this and the scallops on the card shape. Bet this one will take extra postage!!! Hugs & Merry Christmas. (How are you looking on Friday, post Christmas?).

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, Donna. Love the color combo and the silvery details, so very pretty. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.


cotnob said...

Hi Donna, I just popped back to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Karenladd said...

This card is so beautiful! I love the glittery bells and all the layers of sparkle!! Have a wonderful Christmas Donna!

Anonymous said...

Hey Donna! Your card is so festive. I love the dark cardstock with the white frame panel. Beautifully done. Thanks for joining us at DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.

Desire Fourie said...

Wow truly amazing beauty right here, Donna. I just love the dramatic black and silver.
Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed festive season and a 2015 filled with tons of love and joy.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Raechelle Bellus said...

This is gorgeous! I love the mixture of dies and texture! A beautiful color scheme as well. Merry Christmas!

JD/ Jill said...

An elegant, and Beautiful Christmas card. Merry Christmas to you....

Anna Jasiolek said...

Lovely card with lots of fabulous embellishments. Thank you for joining our 'dies' challenge at Crafty Creations Challenges and I am sorry for my late commenting, life has been very busy lately. I wish you a Merry Christmas and lots of creative ideas in the New Year!
Anna xxx

Ileana A. said...

Wonderful elegant cards! All embellishments are beautiful!
Thanks for playing at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

Ellie said...

What a stunning creation Donna, love the dies you used and beautiful colors!
Thanks so much for playing along in my Monday Morning Challenge! A new challenge will be posted tomorrow, hope you'll play along again!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable!!! You should enter in the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge, lots of prizes to win!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Gosh, that frame looks so pretty on your Christmas card! I love all the different dies you used, especially all glittered up in that special way you have with sparkle. Donna, I really must add you to Bloglovin'. I've been getting your emails, but they get buried. Going to do that right now. I hope you had a lovely Christmas!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW those silver bells look stunning Donna!!
Wish you and family a Happy and Fantastic New Year 2015
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Eret said...

Stunning card as always, Donna. Love all the layers and beautiful sparkling die cut embellishments.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family and may all your wishes come true in the New Year.

cotnob said...

Hi Donna, I just in to wish you and yours a very Happy New Year.

Mynn xx said...

This is totally gorgeous! I LOVE the black and silver! Just stunning! If you do a yearly highlight, I'd love for you to link it up with mine here: HUGS and happy new year! :) Mynn xx

Karen Petitt said...

This is so beautiful Donna! The colours, the sparkle, I really love the branch die and I must try to get myself another snowflake die - they are a real weakness for me!
I hope you had a lovely Christmas huni surrounded by those you love and who love you. I too wish you a fabulous New Year with no pain for either of us Karen xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Happy New Year Donna so pleased I've found your blog your cards are amazing I'm looking forward to see what you are going to bring us this year.
Take care

Debs xxx

Sherrie K. said...

Wow!! This is incredibly gorgeous! I love the beautiful dies and gorgeous design! The silver bells are so pretty with a bit of sparkle! LOVE this!
Hope you had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Looking forward to seeing more of your creations in 2015!
Sherrie K

nwilliams6 said...

Some beautiful texture and design on this. Gorgeous work my friend - a memorable Christmas card for sure. Hope your holidays were wonderful! Hugz

Petra Swart said...

Oh so very, very beautiful, Donna!!!! You really know how to use dies in such a creative way!!!! I love the beautiful white frame and those pine branches and the snowflakes are lovely!!! And yes, those swinging bells are so awesome!!!! This is such a stunning card, Donna - I love it!!!!!

Monica said...

So very classy and elegant.


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