Saturday, December 14, 2013

Blue Christmas

Hello, my crafty friends! I can't believe it's so close to Christmas already! When I was a kid it used to seem like forever between Christmases, but now it comes unbelievably fast. It has been surprisingly cold here in Northern California. The other night we got down to 22° & we even had a little bit of snow, which was so exciting! I know it's no big deal for you East Coasters, but it is a very big deal here!

Anyway, for this card I used my favorite Christmas colors.... blue & white. This color combo used to be non-traditional, but now it seems pretty mainstream. I've always seen it representing winter or Hanukkah, but now I see it used more & more for Christmas, which works out great for me! I made a set of 10 of these, using the CTMH "Frosted" Paper Packet & some other embellishments....

CRICUTExpression & Gypsy
CARTRIDGES:  "Folk Art Festival" & "Lacy Labels"
PAPERCTMH "Frosted" Paper Packet
STAMPSCTMH "Frosted" & Joy's Life "Everyday Occasions"
INKCTMH Exclusive Inks "Twilight"
EMBOSSINGCuttlebug with Darice "Snowflake Background" folder
OTHERStickles "Star Dust", CTMH Liquid Glass, sparkly snowflakes from my stash, foam tape



BBTB2 -  "Winter Is On The Way" Challenge
Craftin Desert Diva's -  Linky Party #21, Christmas
Cute Card Thursday -  Challenge #299, Christmas
DL.ART -  Thankful Thursday December Linky Challenge, anything goes
FCCB -  Challenge Me Monday #190, holiday cards
Paper Playtime -  Challenge #25, "Winter Fun"
Simon Says Stamp -  "Let It Snow" Challenge
Color My Heart -  CTMH Color Dare #73, "Frosted Blue" & "Frosted Turquoise"
Jo's Scrap Shack -  Fun-Day Friday Challenge #30, Winter
Little Scrap Pieces -  Fun Friday Linky Party, anything goes
All That Stickles -  "Happy Holidays" Linky Party, must use Stickles 


Thank you so much for stopping by & have a wonderful weekend!!

-Diana ♥


  1. OMG! I love your card. The colors you used are fabulous.
    Cindy Lou

  2. Hello and thanks for joining in with us at Jo's Scrap Shack Winter theme this week. This is an adorable card with the pretty house die and the embossed background. Looked very frosty indeed. Just became your newest follower and hope you'll find time to visit me too. Merry Christmas and so glad you joined in for the FFC winter challenge. TFS

  3. A wonderful card! Awesome job!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenge Blog ♥

  4. What a beautiful card! I love the color combo and I love that cute house! The embossing is fabulous. Yeah we East Coaster's know snow! lol But it is always exciting when you get a little when normally you don't. We just get to much sometimes. lol Thanks for joining us at BBTB2;-)

  5. It's me again Diana! lol You know how much I love this card and missed it the first time that you entered it in Jo's Winter FFC, so thanks for joining us;-)

  6. This is fabulous Diana!!! I love the colors and that great house. Such a pretty card! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Winter Is On The Way' challenge at BBTB2 and our 'Winter Fun' challenge at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

  7. What a fun card, Diana! Thanks for linking up with us at Color My Heart. Hope to see more of you and your creativity!!

  8. Pretty card Diana and I love the blue/ white theme too. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  9. I love the embossing on your card and the pretty paper colors. What a festive house and all the embellies add so much to your wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  10. Chevron is so hot right now, and I see why, it really adds to your project. Thank you for joining us at FCCB!!!

  11. This is such a pretty and lovely card ! Thank you so much for join g us at BBTB2 !


  12. LOVE your card! Love the embossed background mat, and the house is so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing with us at FCCB, BBTB2, and Craftin' Desert Divas!

    Emily - Mollie's Motif

  13. What a lovely card! Beautiful color choice, and I love the house. Thanks for playing along with FCCB this week!

  14. So cute! Wonderful detail, from the embossing to the glittering snow to the sparkling snowflakes.

  15. Thank you for linking up at Paper Playtime! This challenge blog is moving to Pause Dream Enjoy beginning Tues, Jan 7. Please bookmark the site and come link up in January!
    Linky Parties hosted at Pause Dream Enjoy
    Pause Dream Enjoy Facebook Fan Page
    :) Janis

  16. Gorgeous card Diana, the house is so cute.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  17. Very pretty card! The snowflake embossing looks great and I love how you added the glitter! Thanks for linking up your project at Craftin Desert Divas! :)