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Sunday, November 30, 2008

CHARITY AUCTIONS ON EBAY


Just wanted to let you all know that I am participating in a couple of Charity auctions on EBAY. They are both for fabulous causes, so please go and take a look.

The first one up is for CANINE COMPANIONS FOR INDEPENDENCE ( Established in 1975, CCI provides 4 categories of highly-trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities, including multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, hearing loss and developmental delay. CCI receives no governmental funding and there is no charge for the dog, its training or ongoing follow-up services.)

Click on link below to see all the fabulous cards, all handmade by some of the best card artists on EBAY

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=320322063281

The next one will be available in a few days, I will update you then. Bid if you can for this fabulous cause.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I wish you & your families a very safe and happy holiday. Talk to you all on Monday.


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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

PAPER PIECED SANTA CHRISTMAS





Layered card which has nearly all been paper pieced. A lot of elements of this card have been designed by me. Funny comical characters and a funny title! Look at the sparkly snow in the background. Look at the sparkle. Coordinating inside. 6" x 6" Card comes with a gorgeous box envelope. See pics below for much more detail.
Go to www.darlingdelights.com for more pics and info

Hedgehog Christmas - 4 Mini Cards & Hand Decorated Box







What a great gift, 4 small cards (or large gift tags) and beautifully decorated box.
Box measures approx 4 1/2" x 5" & is 2 1/4" deep, Beautiful decorated inside and out, with pretty cord ribbon on the top, a pretty bow with poinsettia center and two dangling reindeer (you could remove them and use as ornaments). There are 4 cards (3 1/2" x 4 1/4" approx), 2 of them have hedgie in front of a stocking and 2 carrying holly. (Note: cards are really to small for regular mail!!), but great for giving to friends or using as gift cards holders or gift tags. Inside of card (2 red & 2 green ribbon). All cards have coordinating envelopes. All fit nicely inside the box.
See pics below for much more detail.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

HOPEFUL PENGUIN - Inky Antics



Well, another busy day trying to get ready for thanksgiving, managed to squeeze in some time to make this card.
Layered card which I have, STAMPED, WATER COLORED AND HAND DRAWN & PAINTED THE BACKGROUND. Little penguin looks adorable waiting for Santa and keeping warm with his cup of cocoa. He has some glossy accents added to him. Igloo has glitter accents on it, as does the sign which reads"Santa Stop Here" He is sitting on a pearl effect snow. Embellishments include rhinestone, ribbons, snowflakes and a mirrored sentiment which reads "hope". The inside coordinates with the outside and has a gift card holder attached to the left hand side. 6" x 6" Card comes with a gorgeous box envelope. See pics below for much more detail.
Have a fun evening and if you want to see more pics go to www.darlingdelights.com

Monday, November 24, 2008

SANTA DOG (huge) SHAKER CHRISTMAS CARD - Penny Black








Hello all, hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Well I am trying so hard to make more Christmas cards. Time is passing so quickly and I am trying to get ready for the holidays. I a did manage to make a SHAKER card today. Hope you like it.
HUGE adorable Shaker card. Shaker fills up most off the front, it looks like an ornament ready to hang. Inside shaker is a little picture with trees, house and adorable little dogs. Shaker has been glittered inside and is filled with little red and green beads. All around the shaker is beautiful twisted red, green and white rope. Card has lots of layers with a snowflake embossed metallic background. At each top corner are beautifully dangling beads with a little bell. Top of shaker is adorned with a pretty green bow. Inside coordinates with outside and reads "Wishing You a Wonderful Christmas. 6" x 6" Card comes with a gorgeous box envelope.


See pics at http://www.darlingdelights.com/ for much more detail.

Friday, November 21, 2008

SNOWMAN CHRISTMAS CAN OF TAGS











What a little cutie gift set. You get 1 hand crafted tin holder, 4 hand sewn gift tags and 4 matching envelopes.
The holder measures about 4" tall, not including the handle. It is made of shiny gray tin and I have added really cute little snowman and snowflakes to it, as well as pearly snow all around.
Pretty red, green and white ribbon sits at the top and bottom and the handle is loaded with colorful ribbons too.
The gift card measure approx 3 " x 3" each and are a matching set, the difference being that two have white candy canes and two have red candy cane.
Snowmen have all been heat embossed, and colored, glossed and popped.
Insides are also hand stitched and stamped with the sentiment "Happy holidays". Matching envelopes have also been hand stamped and all have the same die cut candy cane.
What a great set and the tin would be great for putting candy, candles etc inside.
Available tonight 7:30p.m. (CST) at www.darlingdelights.com

Glitter Poinsettia





This is a terrific card which I believe would also make a perfect picture either in a shadow box or by itself. Card is heavily layered with some really pretty scalloped stitched border.
Lots of glitter making it very festive. background papers have a linen look to them. Embellishment's include french horn with holly, small poinsettias, "Noel Ribbon" and a little velvet red bow. The huge poinsettia in the center is surrounded by pretty gold leaves.
Inside is also very pretty with embossed sentiment which is holographic and great scalloped stitching again. A stunning card with a gorgeous decorated box envelope which I have made to size this card so it will not get damaged.
Available at http://www.darlingdelights.com/ BUY IT NOW OPTION OR BEST OFFER AVAILABLE

Thursday, November 20, 2008

SANTA BABY - Paper pieced card




Wonderful paper pieced card for that pink contemporary person in your life. Card has many layers which have all been hand stitched. Great metallic paper on front. Santa outfit has been paper pieced with lots of embellishments. Embellishments include, pretty pink and black pom poms, pink rhinestones, pink ribbon and bow with pearls. The inside coordinates with the outside and is also hand stitched. Has great little pink/black dotted disc's dangling from the inside. 6" x 6" Card comes with a gorgeous box envelope.
Listed for sale tonight 7:30 p.m. (CST) at www.darlingdelights.com

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Christmas Dream - Inkadinkado




Great card with many layers which have all been hand stitched. Image has been stamped, heat embossed with holographic powder, colored and popped. Lots of stitching. Embellishments include, layered Poinsettia, metallic "DREAM" sentiment and lots of crystal stars, a snowflake and pretty ribbon. The inside coordinates with the outside and is also hand stitched.
Card comes with a gorgeous box envelope.


Available tonight 7:30p.m. (CST) at http://www.darlingdelights.com/, please stop by, sign my guestbook and see lots more pics.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Christmas Santa Tear Bear Card with gift card holder









Who can resist these adorable bears, I just had to make one. I think he looks so cute I will have to make some more. Little bear has been made lovingly created by me and I have added white flock to his clothing and a cute little pompom to his hat.Metal sign that says "Now Entering Christmas Village"Great inside with gift card holder attached!! This card measures approximately 6" x 6" and comes with a matching handmade box envelope.
Go to www.darlingdelights.com for more pics

Monday, November 17, 2008

12 days of Christmas Gift Set - 1 Tin, 1 Card, 12 Tags & Envelopes














This is truly a gorgeous gift set, which I have spent many days creating. I shall attempt to give you a short description but the pictures speak for themselves. The gift box is tin and has been completely decorated. The outside is covered in glittered swirls and rhinestones which really shine. There is a removable ornament dangling from the front which has "Partridge in a Pear Tree" stamped inside. All the gift tags and envelopes fit inside the tin. The lid of the tin is covered in Poinsettias and an adorable shaker which has a poinsettia inside filled with little red beads.12 Gorgeous gift tags depicting the 12 days of Christmas and 12 matching envelopes. The card is 6 x 6 and comes with a matching boxed envelope. See pics for much more detail.
Go to www.darlingdelights.com for more pics

Friday, November 14, 2008

HO HO SANTA











Great card with many layers which have all been hand stitched. Image has been stamped, heat embossed with holographic powder, colored and popped. Pretty ribbon and bows, and dangling ornaments also adorn the front of the card. The inside has a very pretty paper pieced stocking and is also hand stitched. Card comes with a gorgeous box envelope. Matching gift card holder has the same image and details as the card (gift card not included) See pics for much more detail.
Go to www.darlingdelights.com for purchase details

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE









This one is great and another huge stamped image. Layers are all stitched. Stamped image has so many details some of which include: heat embossed with holographic powder which makes it change colors as the light shines on it. Hand colored, liquid pearls for the snow & border dots. The trees are covered in a really lifelike materials that feels soft to the touch. Glitter for snow. See the pics for more detail. Beautiful Poinsettia sits at top of card with a little pearl for center. Other embellishments include red ribbon and green glittered flowers. This has got to be one of my favorite Christmas cards so far. Inside is also hand stitched and paper pieced and comes with a gorgeous box envelope. See pics for much more detail. Available at www.darlingdelights.com

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

REINDEER JOY - Paper pieced card






Pretty paper pieced winter scene. Layers and layers of snowy glittery hills. Gorgeous embossed trees which have been hand stitched. Reindeer's are dimensional and have cute little collars with ringing bells attached. Layered "JOY" banner at top is attached with gold stars. Inside is also hand stitched and paper piece and comes with a gorgeous paper pieced box envelope. See pics for much more detail.
See http://www.darlingdelights.com/ for purchase information

Monday, November 10, 2008

JOLLY OLD SANTA & TOYS






This card would be great to frame or for using in a Scrapbook. Wow, huge Santa covers the front of this heavily layered card. Background has been hand stitched. Santa has been hand stamped, heat embossed with holographic powder which gives shows lots of colors as the light hits it. Santa has also been popped three times, square have been glossed, as has Santa's buttons, heart patch and toys, white parts of his dress have been glittered to look like snow. Accent bar at side says merry Christmas and also has two snowflakes and a little reindeer.Look at the inside left carefully, I have stitched all around to create little quilted squares. The inside coordinates with the front and has also been hand stitched. See pics for much more detail.
Available at www.darlingdelight.com 7:30p.m. (CST) tonight

Thursday, November 6, 2008

IMAGINE CHRISTMAS SHAKER






Great shaker card. Card has been hand stitched and has many layers. Hedgehogs have been hand stamped, colored and popped. Shaker is filled with lots of snow and tiny red beads. Pretty ribbon bows and candy canes, also sentiment at bottom is silver finish and reads "imagine" The inside coordinates with the front and has also been hand stitched. See pics for much more detail. Available at www.darlingdelights.com at 7:30 p.m. (CST) tonight

Duplicating my work

I have to say I was quite stunned yesterday while browsing through "the place" where I sell my cards. I came across a card called Winter Wonderland that looked INCREDIBLY SIMILAR to the one I had designed and sold only last week. A lot of time and thought goes into making my cards and I was quite upset that someone should just copy me without a moments thought and pass it off as their own idea. Anyway, now that I have got that off my chest!! I have added a fine print box at the side of my blog, which I probably should have put up before now. Anyone is welcome to duplicate my work for personal use, but not for selling, publication or to submit to design teams / challenges. Thanks for letting me blow off some steam!! Will post a card later this evening, it's really cute and is a CHRISTMAS SHAKER.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

BLUE SNOWMAN CHRISTMAS









Blue Snowman Christmas, now here's a little snowman who is really cold but is happy nevertheless. Card is hand stitched, paper pieced with lots of extra embellishments. Snowman has been paper pieced and has a glossy little carrot nose and hat. His features are like little pieces of coal. His scarf is very glittered. Shiny pearl like snow sits on the sides of the snowman. He is holding a little gold string with star shapes that say "Faith, Family & Friends. Rhinestone brads, white snowflakes complete the front. The inside coordinates with the front and has also been hand stitched. See pics for much more detail. Card is 6" x 6"

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

TARTAN DANCE MAGGIE - Sugar Nellie








Hello, I finally decided to make a Scottish card. I am Scottish (but live in US) for those who don't know me. Obviously for a Scottish card I had to use Tartan or Plaid!! Great red colors with lots of layers and red stitching, pearls and ribbons and bow complete the front. Maggie has been hand stamped and colored, then popped for 3D, isn't she cute in her highland dance outfit. The inside coordinates and the verse of the left is the SCOTTISH version, the right hand side is the English translation. Look at the pics for much more detail. The box envelope has also been embellished and hand stitched.