Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Christmas {Scrapy Land}

A Happy Hello from Warm, Sunny Florida!
Hard to believe we are nearly at the end of another year.

Pretty Die-Versions snowflakes adorn today's card.

Challenge #31 at Scrapy Land is 
Anything Goes with die cuts. 

To enter the challenge follow the theme AND use any die brand that Scrapy Land sells
and become eligible for a fabulous prize and badges!

My cards measure 6 inches square, and A7 (5" x 7") using the following "mix-and-match" dies from three Scrapy Land manufacturers.

(Scrapy Land dies shown below with their links)

Both frames are dark purple, and the middle 
dry-embossed paper is a metallic lavender.
The ornate white frame and Snowflakes are coated with glittery 
Sparkle Embossing Powder.
This photo shows the metallic lavender a bit more realistically.
is among my favorite for the pretty details.

The metallic paper is textured and dry embossed.
Snowflakes are adorned with sparkly rhinestones.
The square card took a little longer to create because of the heat embossed snowflakes and frame, and the extra inked areas. 

But the rectangular card was very fast and easy. 

Even though dimensional adhesive was used, both cards are relatively flat for mailing purposes.

Sue Wilson Ornate Pierced Rectangles
Looking forward to seeing your creations on the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog!

Scrapy Land Products Used:
Other Products:
  • Sentiment: SU Elegant Cheer
  • DCWV Metallics Set, Rhinestones, dye ink, pigment ink, purple/white CS
  • Sparkle N Sprinkle's SPARKLE embossing powder.
  • Embossing Folders: Die'Sire's Star Of Wonder, and Craft Concepts Tuscan Tile
Challenges I would like to play in please:
  1. Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Challenge #257 Use Die Cuts Or Punches (listed above) 12/4
  2. Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #108 Use a Diet Cut 12/4
  3. Winter Wonderland Challenges Nov 27 "Add Some Sparkle and Bling (snowflakes have rhinestones, and snowflakes and frame have glittery Sparkle EP, cardstock is shiny) 12/3
  4. Christmas Card Challenges #52 - Anything Goes Christmas 12/4
  5. Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Nov 24 - "Embossing" (I used EP on the frame and snowflakes and 2 EF's on both shiny background panels). 12/6
  6. Cuttlebug Mania Nov 24 "Embossing" 12/7 (used 2 EFs and several die cuts shown above)
  7. Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge - Nov 30 - 12/6
  8. Always Playing With Paper #53 "Non Traditional Christmas Card" 12/5 (Used unconventional colors).
  9. Artistic Inspirations #146 "Anything Goes with a twist of Christmas" 12/13
  10. Sparkles Christmas Challenges - #59 Christmas Die Cuts (Santa's sleigh) 12/28

Crafty Hugs!


Sue said...

What a super card Donna.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Linda said...

Gorgeous card, Donna, and I just love your header! :)

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Love the card shape and design . Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges .

Shona Erlenborn said...

They are both gorgeous Donna! Love all the texture you have created especially in the square one. The layering of the die cuts and the dry embossing to the textured cardstock really makes it extra special.

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous, Donna! Loving those die cuts and how you layered them together for the best effect. The one with Santa & Reindeer is spectacular!
I saw these at The Outlawz but didn't see them entered into the Inlinkz over there. Did you forget that step? :-D

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous cards Donna, love the sparkle en the great dies.
Gr Karin

brenda said...

I've almost forgot the concept of "warm and sunny" Donna, our weather is dreaful, not so much cold but just dull, windy and rainy day after day. I would almost welcome some frosty days as it usually leads to some sunny days.

Lovely deep and rich colours on your card and nice depth and dimension as well.

B x

Anne Temple said...

WOW! These look amazing and I love the colors. You captured the glittery frame perfectly and I know it's even prettier in person.

Lori Kobular said...

Two amazing cards Donna!! They are both so beautiful with those lovely Sue Wilson dies, gotta get me some more of them! I love the white with lavender together, such a soft touch!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, Donna, these are both so stunning!! Wow!! I absolutely love the designs of both cards!! Those frames look amazing!! (I see several dies I must have, you enabler!!) I love the embossed metallic paper!! Everything about these are perfect!! Elegant and gorgeous my friend!! I love, love them!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful cards Donna, I like paper the embossing and all the lovely die cuts, I hope you are well.
Kevin xx

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,
wunderschöne Karten hast du gestaltet. Super edel mit fantastischen Stanzteilen hast du gearbeitet.
Ich liebe deine Arbeiten sehr und habe auch die Werke der Vergangenheit angeschaut und bin begeistert.
Vielen lieben Dank fur deine vielen Kommentare. Ich wünsche dir von Herzen eine geruhsame Adventszeit. Big Hugs Silvi

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your cards are very pretty, Donna! So detailed and ornate are these dies! The shimmery paper is a nice touch! Sending hugs your way, dear friend!

Stampsnob. said...

Gorgeous as always The dies are beautiful ............Lis

pam said...

Two gorgeous cards Donna, love the colours and dies you have used, I have both these Sue Wilson, only used the out frame from one, wish their were more hours in a day!
Hope you are well dear friend..
Stunning work!.
Hugs Pam x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow gorgeous and oh so elegant designs. I hope you are doing well... enjoy the warm sunshine down there :) Hugs, Shirleyxx

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Hi Donna , and a huge thank you for your little message on my blog, Donna , it touches me .
Your cards are Gorgeous and incredibly elegant.
This shadow play is beautiful, I have much to learn from you Donna .and I Love Love your blog! : all those little thoughts so true, all those little pictures that dance like elves, customizing your signature (. ..I have copied you on this point in my article today, you see? lol), WHERE see you all this Donna??

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card design. I love those colors too. Your work is always a joy to see!

Christina Hor said...

Oh what a joy to see a new card from you Donna! What beautiful sets of fancy die frames and you've worked them so beautifully together on this card! I love fancy frames, many are a Sue Wilson. These set definitely going on my wish list! LOL. Hope your week is going well.


Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeous work Donna, as usual!!! Such a wonderful choice of colors and superb design!

Paper Talk with Samra

Shirley Chillman said...

Send some of that warmth my way Donna it's brrrrr here.

Beautiful makes and a very pretty colour scheme. I love the way you use your dies and embossing folders together on a make.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Donna, these are just stunning! You are the queen of die cuts, you always know how to combine and layer everything into a masterpiece!! The shimmer and glimmer is totally eye-catching! LOVE!! hugs :)

Patricia St Martin said...

At first I thought the colors where in metallic browns and I thought how stunning but as I went down I could see the dark purple and lavender much better and I love the colors (I do have these metallic papers and they are beautiful anyway). I love these dies that pierced the card stock they add a wonderful touch. Wonderful dry embossing the snowflakes look fantastic. How fun is your pierced rectangle card, again love all the stunning layers, embossing folder and Santa. I would love to tried some cuts with you on anything I have. Just let me know what you would like. After Christmas would be nice.
Hugs Pat

Barb Harmon said...

Both cards are outstanding love the metallic paper with the purples . You are amazing at using the different dies to create a masterpiece

Pia S said...

Oh wow, fantastic cards, Donna! Love all the detailing and the ornate die cuts. I love your cards, really, I do!

*Vicki* said...

These are both magnificent creations my friend!! I just love the embossing and shimmer on the soft colored design!! The sparkle makes me say WOW!! :) So stunning!! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

Karen said...

Donna, these are extraordinarily gorgeous! Wow! How I adore purple and your creations are so uniquely lovely. The dies are stunning... but even lovelier is always how you work your magic with them. Gorgeous layers and design, my dear friend. Thank you for continually inspiring. :o)

Hugs and blessings,

maria's knutselplezier said...

Gorgious project Donna, great die cuts , great beautiful paper!! I really love it!!


Leslie Miller said...

You and these dies sure made some beautiful cards together, Donna! I love how you layer and combine them. Such a great idea to layer the Santa sleigh die cut over the center ornate oval and stamp the sentiment under it. Really love the embossed shimmery metallic paper. I believe I have some that color. It's very nice with the plum. I have so many pretty embossing powders and several of them are sparkly like this. I'm usually trying to do quiet stamping in the early morning, but maybe I should emboss some die cuts ahead of time. That sounds like fun! Thanks for such beautiful inspiration!

Nancy Hill said...

Your two cards came out beautifully. Love what you did with the Sue Wilson dies and the variations. Love the embossed shimmery metallic paper and the embossing powder that you used. What an inspiration to all of us.

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 108 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT , also for my CHNC challenge 257 x

MaryH said...

A gorgeous color, and not one I'd think of immediately. Looks very elegant with the SW dies..(love the Nobel pierced collection too). The heat embossing over the framing looks so pretty, and love the tiny sleigh flying across the purple sky! Also loving the holiday gif at the end of your blog. Well done! TFS & have a super wkend. Hugs

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Donna these are two beautiful creations, I love the different card shapes you have used, the colours and the embossed backgrounds look amazing so does the wonderful dies you have used, awesome makes
lorraine x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous shaped cards and die-cut frames,love the embossing and beautiful dies and love the sparkle
carol x

Linda Vich said...

Absolutely stunning work, Donna! These dies are so intricate and you combine them all so artistically! Loving the pierced dies–those are new to me!

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous goodies, De, on this greatly designed creation. x
 { aNNie}

Lee Ann Barrett said...

So pretty, Donna! All of the sparkle is just gorgeous, especially the sparkle embossing powder. Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at The Challenge!

Jean Bullock said...

Both cards are gorgeous! The embossed metallic card stock makes these cards extra special. Love the die cuts and layouts too. Fabulous work!

cotnob said...

Two stunning cards Donna, such elegant designs and fabulous die cut details - I love the beautiful colours you have chosen, they are both absolutely gorgeous.

Kimbo said...

Beautiful card, I love those frames

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

Swissie said...

Just wonderful!
Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Donna :o)

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Donna, these are gorgeous cards, and I just love the Sue Wilson dies - wow, they are stunning and really dress up a card so beautifully. Love the great shimmer, and how lovely that a simple sentiment (and the sleigh) are all you need with these! Beautifully done! Hugs!

Sue said...

Donna, two over-the-top Christmas cards, so very beautiful. Love the pierced
edges and all your pretty layers. I love anything with snowflakes (except the driveway of course!! LOL) Pretty embossing and of course Santa's sleigh is wonderful on that lovely card. Gorgeous work on both as always.


Sharon said...

This is such a gorgeous card Donna. I love the beautiful rich colour scheme and the fabulous dies.
Sorry I haven't been around lately. Trying to finish my Christmas orders and it is getting scary cos not many days off now to finish.
Thank you for the lovely comments you have been leaving on my blog. They are always appreciated. Once Christmas is over I will be catching up more often.
Hope you are well.
Hugs Sharon. x

Sara Barker said...

Boy, Donna, with all these comments, I hope you can get through them all to see my words of warm appreciation for your wonderful words on my blog, and for becoming my latest follower! I'm so delighted to see your cards in detail! How beautiful they both are! You used those dies to their greatest potential, and both of these cards are so intricate and obviously made with such love! Big Hugs! Sara Emily

April said...

Beautiful cards! I love the stitched dies. Great job as usual!

Natalie said...

wonderful monochromatic card :)
wish you a wonderful christmas time!
Thanks for playing along in the Artistic Inspirations Challenge.

Helen said...

Beautiful - love the way you've combined all the die cuts.

Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas and Happy New Year!

Helen N x


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