Monday, December 25, 2017

Friends make me Merry!

Merry Christmas friends!

A couple of years ago my sweet friend Darnell of djkardkreations blog sent me a Christmas card that inspired today's post.

I had never seen an easel card like this before and I immediately set out to CASE case every perfect detail of her card.  

Here is Darnell's card:

I had to purchase the SU (retired) horse and sleigh on e-bay and I was able to still order the window die from SU,  at that time, but I wrestled with how to duplicate her delightful trees in the background. I ended up finding the perfect image at Serendipity Stamps.  Here is a better picture of the image:

Neat huh!?!

Friends make me merry! especially you, Darnell! Thank you again for your friendship!

Have a wonderful and blessed holiday my friends!!


Winter Homestead by Serendipity Stamps
Horse and Sleigh by Stampin Up (retired)
Window by Stampin Up (retired)
Wonderful Words: Snow mini by Papertrey Ink
Christmas Cheer die by Papertrey Ink


Mary Holshouser said...

This is wonderful.
A peaceful scene that
has so much dimension.
thanks for sharing.
Merry Christmas.

Darnell said...

I am honored, Patti! You did a brilliant CASE of my card and you went to a lot of trouble and took a lot of care with the details! You also spent a lot of money, lol!! Too funny how we do enable each other! Thank you, too, for your wonderful friendship! Merry Christmas and Happy HOHOHOliday Hugs to you! Darnell

Colleen said...

Patti, this is priceless! You did Darnell good with her CAS card, yours is just as magnificent as hers! Merry Christmas friend!

Mac Mable said...

Beautiful CASE of Darnell's beautiful card and yes blog friends make me happy too x

Jeanne said...

Fantastic CASE of Darnell's lovely card. Yours is so very striking in the gray and red. I think the easel design is really neat. Oh the lengths we'll go through to get just the right product to complete a card. True friends are true enablers??? I dunno, I just like the card! Hope you have a happy day. :)

TaeEun said...

What a beautiful CASE of Darnell's card! Stylish in gray and red ! Thank you so much for your pretty holiday card! It arrived before Christmas :)! Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend! Wishing you a great start into the New Year, Patti!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, Patti,
No wonder you wanted to CASE Darnell's card. And my friend you did her proud with your gorgeous rendition of it. I just love scene cards anyway and the fact you had it all behind a window and made it an easel is fabulous. I had never seen a easel card made that way either. Both Darnell and you are such fabulous card artists. I am always inspired by you gals!

Lisa Elton said...

You've CASEd Darnell's amazing card beautifully Patti!! This is fabulous!! I hop you enjoyed a Merry Christmas!!

Vikki H said...

If this isn't the cutest scene? You and Darnell rock it! Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year!

Birgit said...

What a wonderful CASE of Darnell's card. Your card is as sweet as can be! Thank you for the lovely Christmas card as well! It truly brightened my Christmas!

Marcia Hill said... rocked this CASE Patti and I'm sure Darnell is just as pleased as can be that you CASE'd her and so beautifully too!! And thank you for the beautiful card you sent me...I just love the dove die cut you used on the card and now I want to CASE you!! Want to give me a hint as to who makes the dove die?? I love how tiny and just perfect it is!! :0)

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, that's just so cool Patti! I'm glad you were able to find all your goodies online :)
Hope you had a great Christmas and wishing you a Happy New Year x