Wednesday’s Card: Cozy Christmas on a Hill

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  1. Gloria Taylor says:

    Thank you again, Darlene for such a cute idea for a Christmas card. I love how you layered the houses on this card. Can’t wait for next week’s project.

  2. Darlyne Wagner says:

    You are right: very simple yet effective card–cozy is the word!!

  3. С наступлением холодов пуховик становится все более актуальным. Это относится как к мужским пуховикам, так и к пуховикам для женщин, а также к пуховикам для детей. Но качественный товар стоит хороших денег, и если вы покупаете только пуховики из натуральной кожи, то вам придет на помощь пуховики распродажа, где есть шанс купить пуховик дешево.

  4. Another awesome card and video. I love all the little houses and how you “lit” them up! Thank you for all the great ideas!

  5. Very cute card! LOVE the neon-ish colored houses on the hill and the snowy bkgrd. I am so grateful for your videos. Not only do they inspire and teach me but it’s also nice to pick up tips to do what I do better. Giving you “extra” thanks for making the videos. 😀

  6. Robin in WA says:

    Love the color chart your daughter made. 🙂 Beautiful card Darlene! Colorful and happy. Love it!

  7. Darlene, I love this card. And I love your videos. Look forward to them every week. I find that watching card videos is very soothing and always appreciate it when a card make goes to the work of showing us the entire process. Yours are my favorite! And your daughter’s color chart is amazing. What a thinker! Have a good rest of the week and thanks for your inspiration.

  8. One of the most interesting and striking Christmas cards I’ve seen so far this year! You put so many processes into creating a seemingly CAS card but the result is stunning! Oh, I love you sharing that note about your daughter – yes, you have modelled well for her! Bless!

  9. Your card is so cheery and I love all the techniques! You are good! Your daughter’s palette is so sweet!

  10. Maria Rodriguez says:

    Well Darlene, your daughters have the best teacher, how very sweet that your little girl copied what she sees her mama doing, what a beautiful tribute from her to you.
    This card is just amazing, a lot of little details make it so unique and wonderful. Your videos are an amazing teaching tool Darlene, thank you so much for sharing this card and your little girl’s Crayon Color Chart.

  11. That’s so sweet of your daughter. I was doing ink swatches on paper and my daughter decided she wanted to do her own ink swatches with my inks. They are just so cute sometimes!!

  12. Patty Beers says:

    I have to tell you. Seeing your daughter’s chart made me think of it. My granddaughter found your videos that I watch all of the time on my Ipad. I thought she was watching one of the cartoons she usually watches but I think your videos were on there and she got really interested. She had been watching them for quite awhile when I noticed. She asked for more of them and when she sees me on Facebook looking at them she sits with me and watches them. Finally one afternoon she started stamping and watercoloring and I noticed she was talking about what she was doing, naming the colors and the products she was using. She just turned 6. I was amazed. I videotaped her and I swear she sounded just like you. So cute. I wish I knew how to upload the video for you but haven’t learned how to do that yet. (It is on my iphone) Thank you for being such an inspiration to everyone.

  13. Absolutely adorable card. I very much enjoy your precision and I appreciate your frugal use of paper.

  14. Rachel Hawn says:

    Your daughter is going to be a fabulous card maker like you!

  15. that is soooooo cute!

  16. Casey Thrush says:

    I am so glad you showed us this one! I LOVE LOVE LOVED IT when you posted it last week. It was cool to see how you did it. Love those non-traditional colors. The card REALLY POPS!!!

  17. Haley Cross says:

    Oh my goodness, that color palette that your daughter made is so sweet! She wants to be just like her mommy! <3

  18. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Adorable card…your 9 year olds colour chart is impressive (that is very sweet! Thinking just like her Mommy!)

  19. Mary Jane says:

    What a great card! I just love all the little details. Ive been on the fence about getting this die set but think Im going to go ahead and order it today!

  20. Thanks for another great video Darlene. This card portrays the very cosy feeling of Christmas but does it without the usual (boring) red and green. I applaud your use of real color. Your daughter’s color palette is a work of art in itself!

  21. I went straight to the post button before I got to say… I love the picture of your daughters color pallet. It just goes to show they pick up a lot from us.. Great JOB

  22. Anita Holmes says:

    I love your card, so cozy….and I agree, the video’s make all the difference!
    I especially Love your daughters crayon chart, so, so sweet! An artist in the making!

  23. I love all your videos and look forward to them every wednesday. Good morning btw. Great card! I saw it on the hop.

  24. I agree, I love watching a video so much more than just reading the instructions. Yours are wonderful and I love this card. I have that background stamp and had forgotten all about it, thanks for the reminder and thanks for sharing your talent.

  25. Sharon Hayes says:

    I agree with you. I am much more inspired by a video than by just seeing a card. Your videos always inspire me…your calm voice, your clear directions, and your enthusiasm for creating. Thank you.

  26. Adorable little scene. Now I’m really glad I got this stamp & die set. Clever way you made your street…makes those houses POP! Also, think you’ve created a clone of you based on your daughter’s color chart. Cute.

  27. Jane White says:

    I LOVE the palatte! Just like Mom’s Peerless Watercolors…it is so sweet!


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