Monday, September 29, 2014

Christmas Carolers

I really like the new Impression Obsession Carolers and they are just the perfect size for my type of cards.  The Papertrey Ink In The meadow die set is my go to to create curved hills.  I gave it a crimped design to look like snow.  I glued some left over leaves around a circle to create the wreath for the lamp post.  I used Sakara 3D Crystal Lacquer on the lamp post lights for a little shine. I dabbed some Viva Decor dots in red and gold on the tree.  I then attached the Carolers and framed the design using the Spellbinders Matting Basics which are my go to for framing because I can not cut a straight line.

Update on the glasses, got my exam at the Optometrist and of course they want to sell you on their frames, lens etc.  After I received a quote somewhere between $400 - $700 for a new pair I drove over to Costco.  The vision center their quoted me $249.00 for the exact same items.  Of course I opted for Costco. It really does pay to shop around.  PS I did get a price from Walmart it was about $350.00.

Poppy Stamps Village Lamp Post, Small Madison Arched Window & Snow Flocked Tree
Impression Obsession Carolers
Spellbinders Nestabilities 5 X 7 Matting Basics B ( 4⅝ x 6⅝” & 4⅛ x 6⅛”)
Papertrey Ink In the Meadow die set 
Fiskars Paper Crimper
Viva Decor Red & Gold Paper Pens
Sakara 3d Crystal Lacquer  


  1. Great, well done Diane!!!
    Hugsss, Gaby

  2. My goodness Diane that 's some price for spectcales, pleased you managed to get them cheaper.
    Fabulous Christmas scene with your dies, love it, hugs Kate x

  3. What a beautiful scene, Diane. I love your carolers. I plan to order those Matting Basics right away. I went over to Spellbinders to take a look after you enabled me. :-) This is a beautiful creation.

  4. I gasped when I saw this one, Diane! What a wonderful holiday scene!! I love it!

  5. Good morning Diane,
    Love, love, love this wonderful scene card, it is amazing.
    That's some price for glasses. Converted from Dollars to Pounds it's approx the same as here in the UK. Yes! it does pay to shop around.
    Have a good day

    Patricia xx

  6. Stunning card, love this scene just exquisite.
    .xx aNNie
    The Journey is the Start

  7. Beautiful card Diane, love the scene, brilliant.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  8. Lovely card, love the carollers, may have to think about them for next years (my Christmas cards are finished for this year) :o)
    Jackie xx

  9. What a gorgeous Christmas scene Diane love every detail of it....I just ordered new glasses and I know what you are saying the pair I bought a few years ago cost me almost 400 this time I went to Wal-mart vision center and at the most may have to pay 140 something out of pocket.

  10. Great card and beautifully created Christmas scene, Diane!
    Love the IO Carolers, Poppy Stamps Village Lamp Post, Window, Snow and decorated Tree.
    BTW, good deal on glasses!

  11. Your card is just gorgeous! The dies are great!

  12. A perfect Christmas card, Diane, makes me long for Christmas, for your scene evokes such nostalgic feelings! Hugs, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  13. This is a fabulous card, such a wonderful festive scene.

  14. Fabulous dies and brilliant scene, great card.

    Kath x

  15. Am so loving all the dies on this pretty card. Haven't seen the IO carolers yet, so will be on the lookout. Love your snow hill and especially the leaf wreath treatment on the lamppost. This is such a pretty card. We get our glasses at Costco too. They even beat Sam's/Walmart prices, because if you buy 2 pairs, you can get a break on the 2nd pair. We've checked all these places and found that Costco gave us the best prices and you can always take them back way later, if you need to get them adjusted on the nose pieces, or whatever. TFS

  16. Brilliant Christmas card Dianne. Wow it does pay to shop around , can't believe the price difference x

  17. Absolutely gorgeous! I love Christmas cards and this one is so beautiful. The wreath on the lamppost looks lovely.

  18. Your cards are gorgeous and this is super! Your detail is fascinating and you have to come back for a second look nd see something new. I like how you have the tree through he window and the carollers in silhouette.

  19. Hi Diane this is just fab love the design .I'm sorry not commented in September but been on holiday in Florida for a month. You have been busy and creating some magical cards I'm in love with Squirrel Gathering love it. Will be back to normal commenting this week Love and Hugs Carole x

  20. Oh I do really like this scene, the carolers looking through the window at the pretty tree and love the wreath on the lamp post!

  21. Just a wonderfull Card. I am so lucky that I have got a window and some singers. I will try to make a Card something like your. I wish you a fine new week. Hope the the fall has come to you with all the beautifull colours.

  22. A beautiful Christmas card x
    A perfect Christmas scene.

    hugs sally x

  23. Another perfect scene. Hugs Mrs A.


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