Friday, October 14, 2011

Friday Mash Up & Freshly Made!

Fall has definitely been ushered into my neighborhood ~ the trees are glorious, the air is crisp and the garden has fallen into it's winter rest....did I say winter!!! You bet, and I've been busy getting ready for my Christmas Stack Class ~
here is a peek at just one of the cards that we will be creating ~ I flipped the sketch from {Freshly Made} 

and loosely followed it and my card also qualifies for the Friday Mash Up, as they called out for snowflakes!  ~ thanks girls for these wonderful challenges ~ please visit these gals and join in the fun!
And the card..........I sponged just a tad around this wonderful tree found in the Christmas Lodge stamp set ~ what a beautiful set and a must have in my studio! The snowflake was created using the Northern Frost Die, sticky tape & Dazzling Diamonds....a girl can never have to many dazzling diamonds! It's really hard to tell in the photo, but I used Shimmery White CS ~ there is a very subtle misting of snowflakes across the card front! I also kissed the curls using Dazzling Details under the
Merry Christmas!

And the inside, as you can see I've done some sponging to the edges, I found it too stark and wanted to soften the look a bit. I had orginally sponged the edges with Riding Hood Red and found it still needed to be softened a bit more, so I gently added Old Olive on top of it, I was pleased with the out come! What do you think?

Thank you so much for stopping by today, if you have any question, please drop me a line, I'd love to hear from you ~ your comments are important to me and I read each and every one! I hope I have inspired you to create today ~ blessings to you and yours, have a wonderful day!

If you live in Winnipeg or the vicinity and would like to host a party I would love to come and stamp with you and your friends!! Or, if space is an issue, come here and create with me at one of my many clubs or classes! Drop me a line for further info! I'd love to meet you! Enjoy your day!

  • Stamps: Christmas Lodge 
  • Paper:  Shimmery White, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive 
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Versa Mark, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive 
  • Acc: Silver Brad, Northern Frost Die, Black EP, Dazzling Details, Sponge 


  1. Oh wow - I love that tree! What a beautiful Christmas card. I can just imagine how sparkly this is IRL - and I get to make it!!;) Good to see you spending some time in your studio my friend and I pray that you are feeling 100% better.

  2. Hello Denise,

    What a fabulous card, I simply love your tree. It never snows where I live in the tropics!

    Yes your card does qualify and not loosely, Snowflakes are snowflakes. So glad you joined our challenge this week.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

  3. This is lovely inside and out! I always love the look of some extra sparkle! And you are right - you can never have too many dazzling diamonds :) Thanks for joining us at Freshly made Sketches!

  4. Thanks for the Shout out Denise... I love that lodge stamp great take on the sketch too.. I like how you put the tree along the side. Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup.

  5. Lovely card! This is my favorite set out of the Holiday Mini and you used it wonderfully here!

    Thanks so much for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

  6. This is such a lovely cozy card! The details onthe inside are great too! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!!

  7. Gosh, this is gorgeous! That tree is wonderful and I love that sparkly snowflake! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  8. Looks like you are definitely getting in the mood for Christmas! Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup.

  9. Very nice card, love the cabin image.

  10. The sparkly snowflake is gorgeous Denise! I also love the vintage feel to your card! Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches and the Friday Mashup.

  11. Beautiful, Denise! I love the layout and the positioning of the tree! Gorgeous!

  12. Christmas Lodge has never looked better! That's going to be a great class! Love the sparkle and you used it well. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  13. This is a beautiful use of Christmas Lodge! I love the pop of red from your sentiment and the sparkle of the snowflake. So glad you joined us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  14. What a pretty and sparkly card!! your class will love creating it! Thanks for joining Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  15. What a beautiful card. You are getting me in the spirit. Hugs,

  16. This is one of my new favorite stamp sets and I just love how you have used it here, Denise. The soft distressing and the pops of sparkle all add to the vintage charm. Looks great! :)


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