Saturday, January 29, 2011

Joans Gardens Challenge #4

It's time again for a fun challenge over at Joan's Gardens and this week her challenge requirements are:

1.  Use Yellow and Green for your colors
2.  a piece of trim
3.  a frame to call attention to your focal point
4.  embossing


Recipe for card is:
Papers:  Basic Grey (origins), garden green, whisper white
Stamps:  Serendipity 
Accessories:  Martha Stewart floral vine border punch, lacy butterfly punch, Webster Pages trim, Nestabilities classic & scallop ovals, white gelly roll pen, Prima flowers

Other challenges:
Basic Grey - BG item +FlowerPower
Colour Create - Colour: lemon, green, white
Do You Stack Up? - patterned paper
Some Odd Girl - scallops gallore
Top Tip Tuesday - Fabulous Flowers
Magical Monday - Flowers

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On my last post I showed you an altered Crystal Lite container filled with Dum Dum lollipops and showcasing a digi image from Nicecrane Designs.  Ignacio (the artist/owner) was so intrigued with the LOLLIPOP concept that he did some research and then made THIS . . .


Keep in mind, Ignacio is in SPAIN and it amazed me that he would go to this length of get the information.  LOL!  I have offered to send him a bag of these Dum Dum goodies.  The fun part is that this candy company was originally based out of Akron, OH (where I live) and it states that in the article. 

Isn't this flier amazing!!  He is SO TALENTED!

Okay ... that's it for me today!!  I've been busy helping out with the CDAC Group Heart Hop but did take a break to create this card.  I hope you like it and find inspiration in it.  Have a wonderful weekend! 

Hugs, Darlene


Carol L said...

Your card is an explosion of spring and I LOVE it! Those pretty flowers, beautiful butterfly, and gorgeous punched borders just make me feel warm all over! And what an interesting story about the lollipops! TFS!

Miranda said...

great card Darlene, great colourcombo and lovely details
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week


WencheP said...

It's wonderful! Love the colors and the sentiment!

Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Jo said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at DYSU! Hope to see you next week.


This is such a pretty card. Love the colors you chose! I also have this MS punch but rarely use it because I never know how to place it. You have inspired me!

Eiglas said...

Beautiful card Darlene - love the details and the colours.
Thank you for sharing with us over at Crafty Cardmakers this week.

Eiglas said...

Super card Darlene!
Thank you for sharing with us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week.

Peggysue said...

Wow Darlene, you packed a lot of great stuff into one beautiful card! Love the pattern paper & matching butterfly. Super job on the oval opening-I never think to do that kind of card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at DYSU. Please join us again next week!

Nicecrane Designs said...

Love this card Darlene,,,,oh my,,,,,it is stunning my friend,the folded butterfly,,,, the flowers, the colors,,,,,,I adore it,,,,,you always surprise me,,,,,,,,,Wowwww,

princesskitten said...

wonderful - love those patterns

kittens DYSU team

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous - love the colours.

Thanks for joining us for our 'Fabulous Flowers' challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday this week :)

Carol x

Lana said...

Love that your expanding out you go girlfriend!!!Spain WOW!!! Great job Darlene!! Busy Bee !!! Love the lollipop container and info how great is that!!

country grammie said...

That is fantastic! Love, love love it!

Anonymous said...

Fabby card, love all the colours! Thank you for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week, hugs Samantha :0)

Anonymous said...

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Janna said...

Hey Darlene :) Thanks for sharing this card with us at DYSU! It is really lovely and joyful! Janna

Jack said...

Beautiful card, very bright and cheerful. Great sentiment too. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. xx

Lou said...

Hi! Such a lovely card,very pretty with the papers and flowers.
Great butterfly too.
thank you for joining us at BasicGrey,hugs Lou.xx

Julie said...

Fab- love the profusion of flowers and colour! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Colour Create this time around! Juliex

Selma said...

Love all the pretty flowers and the butterfly. Another gorgeous card Darlene.

Sharon said...

What a gorgeous creation. It's just like peeking into a secret garden. Beautiful use of the challenge colours.
Thanks for joining us at the Colour Create Challenge.
Sharon xx