Monday, December 7, 2015

Challenge #93 - Christmas

Hey everyone, Michele here with the next PGCB challenge. Christmas is coming and we hope you've been getting crafty!  If not, I hope our challenge this month will get you motivated!

Challenge #93 - CHRISTMAS

Please welcome our guest designer for the month of December:

Diana M. Larson

What an honor to be a guest designer for the Paper Girls Challenge Blog. The theme this month is “Christmas” - I love it!!!  I love to share what I create. If you like the ribbon or twine you see on
this project, you can order it from DL.ART.

I started blogging almost five years ago and have chatted, met, and been inspired by many of my peers.  Every month I have an ANYTHING GOES linky challenge on my blog, one entry per day, with a chance to win a prize. On the second and fourth of the month I offer themed challenges, with limited entries.  We have lots of fun with creative inspiration from my Design Team and from all the entries. This year I have introduced a line of crinkle ribbon, which some are custom colors that I have developed and I keep a formula book with my color combinations.  I love to experiment and try new things, I hope you will come visit my blog and be inspired.I also have an ETSY store, where you can purchase the ribbons I make, twine and numerous hand made cards and jewelry. The name of my blog is DL.ART but the url is:, I hope you will stop by and enter my challenges and be inspired.

Two years ago I started selling Close To My Heart products. I love the paper and stamps so it just seemed to fit with everything else I was doing along with teaching a few workshops a year and exhibiting my watercolor paintings and participating in art and craft fairs.  I will be here all month if you have any questions please come over to my blog all my contact info is at the top of my blog. I am also on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest, and you can get feeds right to your e-mail every time I post, if you sign up for it.

Here's Diana's beautiful Christmas project:

After I had photographed the box card I added twine to the sleigh. I used about 5-6 pieces of paper to create this. The file comes from I used AC cardstock and MME. I love do 3D projects and multiples of anything. I added a brad for the door knob. These are so fun to make and give. I will be here all month, so I will see you for the next challenge!

And here are projects from the Paper Girls:

I created a small gift box out of a 12x12 sheet of card stock with a card to match.

So last weekend a friend and I did our Christmas baking
 and this weekend I got to scrap about it.  Double the Christmas craft fun!

We did our annual tradition visiting Santa - probably our best visit yet.

I love wreaths, but I haven't had a chance to make one for our house this year.  After about an hour of curling leaves and another 3 of hot gluing them to make sure none of the ring was showing, I have a new wreath.  The best part about it, I can change the snowflakes and ribbon and make this wreath work for all seasons!

I decorated some tree forms using punched out circles and squares. They were perfect to pair with my new Nutcracker themed nutcrackers.

And now for our winner announcement!

The winner of Challenge #92 is entry #4 Julie O.!

Congratulations! Please send an e-mail with your shipping info to to claim your prize within two weeks.

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Migdalia said...

Such beautiful creations!! Diana, your Christmas creations is just Gorgeous!
Have a blessed day,
*Crafting With Creative M*

DIANA L. said...

Thanks for picking me as a guest designer

Tiggerscraps said...

I've just found this blog! Looking forward to being inspired! Great projects!

Gaylynn said...

Sharing some Santa Christmas gift tags this time. Love the theme. Happy Holidays.

Carrie said...

What gorgeous creations by the DT! So much creativity! That wreath especially caught my eye! I love Diana L's blog and participate in just about all her challenges! I won one recently and was so thrilled when my package arrived in the mail! Diana, that box card you made is darling! So many sweet details!

Janis said...

Amazing work by the team. So glad to see Diana as a guest designer!! What a wonderful box card she made!!!
Thank you for this fun challenge.
<3 J

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