Sunday, January 23, 2011

A couple challenge cards to share with you today . . .

. . . for Sugar Creek Hollow and Pattie's Creations.

Happy Sunday Everyone!  I hope it's WARM where you are ... it sure is COLD ... Brrrr ... here in N.E. Ohio.  We are in the 'single digits' and it's snowing again!  My battle cry these days is "come on springtime"!  LOL   Anyways, onto today's challenge cards.

First is a card I did for the Splash of Color challenge over at Sugar Creek Hollow.  What a fun challenge ... won't you come join us??  
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The recipe for this card is:
Paper: Powder Blue, White, Black cardstock
Accessories: Prima flowers, Deco Art Glamour Dust, 
Quickie Glue, White Gelly Roll Pen, Black fine tip marker
Technique:  Faux Stitching

Other challenges this card qualifies for are:
Pattie's Creations - color challenge PLUS digi
Challenge Up Your Life - Clean & Simple
Mami Doodles - Mostly Blue

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Secondly is a card I created using a digi image from PattieG.  Her challenge (as you can see above) is also to use Black & White + one other color . . . but this challenge has a twist ... use a digi image.  Well, I got a little carried away with my coloring (oops, old age ... forgot what I was doing, LOL) and used more than one accent color ... oh well, I'm still going to share it with Pattie and label the plus color as "springtime color".  I know that's cheating but I like how the card came together.

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The recipe for this card is:
Image:  Pattie G Creations
Paper:  Apricot, Black, White cardstocks
Accessories:  Prismacolor markers, SU photo corner punch, 
Martha Stewart butterfly punch, White Gelly Roll Pen, 
SU Crystal Effects, Sentiment stamp and Versafine black ink

Other challenges this card qualifies for are:
Fairy Fun Fridays - Happy Birthday
Fairy Tale - Flowers
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes 

Thanks so much for your visit today and I hope you enjoyed my creations!  Stay warm out there and have a great day!
Big football game on for us today!  GO STEELERS!!!


Crystal said...

Darlene WOW these are FABULOUS!!!!! Such pretty creations girl!! EEEK hope you are staying warm too teehee its soooo cold!!!! Have a great one!

Dorcas said...

Love thta blue card, darlene! Beautiful!

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

This is SO beautiful! I love your color choice for your "splash" of color. The faux stitching is a nice touch and I love the soft look you've given the image with that lovely shade of blue. Such a pretty card! So glad that you joined at Sugar Creek Hollow. We always love seeing your designs!
Hope to see you again for next weeks challenge.
Sugar Creek Hollow Design Team

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

I just finished reading all the way to the bottom of your post. My husband would love this. He's already in his Steeler's garb for tonight and I can hear him on the phone with his buddy making "food" plans for the game! As for our weather... High of 11 today and 9 tomorrow. Low of -13 both days. It's a good time to stay in my craft room and keep busy!

Bev said...

super cute .... fabulous job

thanks for playing along with Pattie's Creations.. hope to see you again next week

Heide said...

So glad you could join us again!
I hear you about the weather cries! Here in MI it is COLD, Cold, Cold but, no snow today. Where is spring??

I love this image that you have used from SCH, and your splash of blue looks gorgeous! I also like that you drew the lines( lack of a better word) in black and white on the opposite color panels. Great card!
Hope you can join in again next week!
Hugs, Heide

Sandi said...

Darlene - Both cards are super! I love the regal looking image from SCH, and even though you got carried away with the tulips image from PC, it's still a stunning creation!
Well Done!
Thanks for playing in our challenge!
☺ Sandi
DT Lead Team 1 for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Berenice R. said...

Beautiful card! :)

Nancy said...

The blue card is so pretty! Love that image.

It's gray and chilly (54) here, chilly for us anyway. Would be warm for you :). Most of the time we only have two seasons - hot and hotter, so this is a nice change.

Trisha said...

Love the tulip image and colors u chose! Thanks for playing at Fairy Fun Fridays Birthday Challenge! xox Trisha

Julie said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the black, white a splash of blue Such a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!


Karen said...

Really lovely, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations.

Pattie G said...

Darlene, What pretty cards! Love how you colored my image too, Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
hugs ♥

marsha said...

Darlene, this is just beautiful! The Sugar Creek Hollow image is gorgeous in blue with the design you created. Thanks for joining us for this week's Sugar Creek Hollow challenge, we hope you will come back and join us again next week!
Sugar Creek Hollow Design Team

Cec said...

Darlene, so nice to have you back and that light blue is such a gorgeous colour with the black and white. I love the layout and how you have colouted that image. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Donna Moore said...

Wow Darlene, what an honor to have you join us on this challenge! Your work is always so perfectly put together with your special touches, so inspirational! This gorgeous creation is no exception, you have showcased this image so beautifully; the shade of blue seems meant to be used with this SCH image. Both of your cards are lovely, but I must admit I am partial to your entry with SCH's challenge....Thank you so much for joining us this week! Hope to see more of you here!!

Donna Moore said...

Crumbs, I lost my post! Let us try again! :)
Wowzer girl, love your participation with us this week, it is always such a pleasure to see your amazing creations. You have done such an exceptional job on this image from SCH, thank you for joining our challenge. We hope you will joining us again to inspire and delight us with your gorgeous art!!

Nicecrane Designs said...

Love your pastel tones Darlene,,,,,,you are really talented,,,,wowww,,,,,,,and the folded butterflies are amazing...

Primitive Paper said...

Good morning and thank you for joining our challenge over at Sugar Creek Hollow. This is such a gorgeous design. Your image looks spectacular against the wonderful array of patterns you used, and you added the perfect embellishments to finish your design. Please come back and join us next week. I would love to see you win some free stamps and the more you enter, the better your chance! Blessings to you and thanks so much for playing along with us!!! Tracy, Sugar Creek Hollow Owner

Bianca said...

What a amazing card! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Natacha said...

Wow what great cards!!! A job well done.

Nancy said...

Such beautiful cards, Darlene!! The splash of that blue looks amazing with the image!! Thanks for joining us this week at Sugar Creek Hollow!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards.Love how the colours pop against the black.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

Melanie M said...

Lovely creations... nice cheat (Springtime color). Thank you for joining us at Patties Creations challenge this week.

Lori said...

Beautiful bouquet, great work, thanks for joining our Birthday challenge at Fairy Fun Fridays, we're happy to have you!

Mami Doodles said...

Lovely!Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

Sharon Basel said...

Hi Darlene!
We just love having you play with us at Sugar Creek Hollow :) Another fabulous card with all the special touches and details you add to perfection. This is the prettiest I've seen this SCH digi - the ice blue is the perfect splash! Thanks for joining us at SCH - we appreciate your support and look forward to seeing your creation in the next challenge starting Saturday!!
Sharon, SCH-DT