Saturday, January 16, 2010

It's All About the BLUES ...

It's difficult during these winter months not to come down with a case of "the blues" but never fear ... Spring is right around the corner! Well, at least I am hanging on to that thought!! And if you can't PLAY OUTSIDE ... you may as well PLAY IN YOUR CRAFTROOM!!!

My creation today covers various challenges and a few of those challenges were looking for you to use the color "blue". The items used on this card are as follows:

Papers: Blue Bayou, SU Blue Bayou designer paper, Garden Green, Whisper White
Inks: Blue Bayou, Ranger Vintage Photo
Accessories: Image from The Lady's Closet, white paper doily, Basic Grey Opalite half pearls, Basic Grey pearled brad, JoAnn's Clear Iris String Pears, Prima flowers, Creative Memories corner rounder, distresser, sponge, Martha Stewart branch punch

And the challenges it covers are:

Simon Says Challenge Blog - Shabby Chic

Stamp Something - Blue & White

The Play Date Cafe (PDCC12) - Shades of Blue

Our Creative Corner - Blue & Green

Crazy 4 Challenge (C4C20) - Sketch

Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday - Girly

WOW ... I think that's the most challenges I've ever put together on one card! You ladies who do this all the time must be "rubbing off " on me!! LOL!! Plus the fact that I'm suffering from bicep tendinitis/arthritis in both arms/shoulders right now and crafting/typing is a bit painful ... guess my brain said, "put them all together and get back to resting those shoulders"! So that's what I've done!

Hope you find inspiration from this creation and thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great weekend everyone!!!


  1. Well...if you have the winter blues, the Play Date Cafe Challenge was right up your alley!

    Great job on all the challenges you entered!

  2. OMG - this is so gorgeous!!! What a great vintage card!! Perfect take on the colors - Darlene!!!

    So happy you added the OCCC to this card!!! Hugs ~S~

  3. WOW This is simply gorgeous!!! such beautiful details. and the image is wonderful.. This also fits Creatalicious Challenge..Very lovely work..
    Hugs, Linda

  4. This is such a stunning card, Darlene! I love all of the fabulous layers and embellies! Spring is indeed right around the corner. February is the shortest month, and next thing you know it - we'll be watching March go out like a lamb. Hope you're feeling better soon - take time to rest!

  5. stunning vintage, thanks so much for challenging with us this week at the Play Date Cafe. Sandi

  6. Oh, honey, this is simply stunning! Love those shades of blue! You have got the most incredible vintage style! I bet your home is victorian...
    Love the doiley..oh how I hope you end up on the Sugar Creek team!
    Kim xXx

  7. This is fab so vintagey and intriguing, Petra.

  8. Gorgeous card, Dar! Love the doily and the pearls. Everything matches perfectly. Fantastic.

  9. very nice card and great job on all the challenges-hope your arm is feeling better-I am sending prayers with this comment

  10. I can't imagine my dear friend Darlene having the blues...but if you do occasionally, and it inspires you to create something as beautiful as this card...well then I think it's just okay! (For a little while!) GORGEOUS card--so beautifully vintage--well done, Dar!

  11. Really loving these blue tones - gorgeous card hun!!
    Teri xx

  12. Oooh Dar, it's fabulous! LOVE the vintage look and feel of this one. Gorgeous blues! Awesome touch with the doily, string of pearls, and sprigs of greenery there with those flowers and pearls!

  13. Stunning!! I love all the pearls and the image. The blue hues are fabulous and all your details really make the whole card pop !! absolutely beautiful!

  14. Hi Darlene! I always love dropping by your blog to see your beautiful creations! I'm glad you could get sooo many challenges in on one card, I love when that happens =) Thanks for joining us again at SSDS!

  15. Gorgeous card :-) I love the image and the colours and embellies are perfect :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and DT call :-)

    Lols x x x

  16. what a stunning card... i LOVE THE VINTAGE look, and you "rock it"!

  17. WOWZER Dar, this is just STUNNING!! I love it!! Love all your pretty and elegant touches and the blues are so pretty!! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!! HUGS

  18. What a GORGEOUS card! I just love the image and all the frills! Its so beautiful!

  19. Beautiful card...I love the vintage feel! Thanks so much for joining us at Creatilicious.


  20. Oh wow an really amazing vintage card, great work.
    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and DT call.


  21. Gorgeous,love your beautiful image and fabulous detail!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!

  22. Hi Dar - love this little vintage number! Thanks for your kind words about my surgery/recovery. I'm doing fine. Been an emotional week tho, we had missionary friends in Haiti. Jack is hospitalized in Miami but Jeanne was never recovered. We know she's enjoying heaven!

  23. oooohweee- Darlene -- this is really cool!!!!

  24. Sensational vintage card! I really love it. Your greens and blues are so beautiful together. So happy you could join in the fun at the OCC this week!

  25. Wow... a stunning card! This is so beautiful.

    Thank you for yoining us at Stamp Something this week!

    Hugs from Germany

  26. Wow...such beautiful colours and I love all the embellishments you have used.


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