Saturday, January 15, 2011

Let It Snow . . .

 . . . so I can keep playing!  LOL!

When I snows, I just stay in where it's warm and get creative!  Well ... there was supposed to be a 'clipper system' come through Ohio today so I was all ready to craft!  (Snow hasn't happened yet!) But I was in the crafting cave and couldn't see outside so I just kept playing . . . LOL . . . here's what I have for you today.
 First is a challenge over at Sugar Creek Hollow.  I know ... I just showed you last week's card ... but I was AFRAID of this one so got an early start ... WASN'T AS BAD AS I WAS EXPECTING!  The challenge was to use FABRIC on your creation.  I found this pretty piece of yellow lacy fabric in my stash ... wrapped it around a piece of white cardstock and used it for my background panel.  You really need to take a moment and pop over to see what the DT came up with ... they are AMAZING!!!

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The image I have used is from Sugar Creek Hollow and other than coloring & adding a little sparkle with Stampendous Diamond Dots ... this beautiful image can stand on it's own!!  Be sure to check out their store.

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My second card today is another Nicecrane Designs Pyramid Twist Digi creation. This particular digi image comes from the Water Babies 3 Collection and is so unique!  I just love these Pyramid digis. If you haven't taken the time to pop over and check these out ... I urge you to do so.  Once you do one ... you'll want to do more!

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I've used JoAnn's Whisper Strokes markers for my coloring and you don't need many embellishments with an image like this ... so I have only used a Martha Stewart butterfly punch, a McGill dragonfly punch and finally used this cattail image that I've had colored / cut / sticking up on my station for over a year! Sorry can't remember who this stamp belongs to.

A couple other challenges this card qualifies for are:
Paper Play - Cutie Patootie
Sassy Studio Designs - Something over a year old 
(cattail image & punches) 

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And lastly is a fun easel card using an image by Fairy Knoll offered over on CDAC for the Color Challenge this week.  I thought she was so cute with her little bear that it would work perfectly for a little girls Birthday card.

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I have used Making Memories designer paper for my background ... hot pink card stock, Michael's lime green ribbon, Tim Holtz peeled paint & broken china distress inks, Martha Stewart border punch, Royal Lace Heart doily, distresser and Studio 112 pearls.

A few challenges this card qualifies for are:
Fairy Fun Friday - Birthday
Raise the Bar - Child Image
Stamp Man - Distressing
Digi Doodles - Pink & Green
Do You Stack Up - Distress It

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you're having a wonderful start to your weekend!  Time for the BIG PLAYOFF GAME (Pittsburgh Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens).  See you later!

Hugs, Darlene


Amy Johnson said...

Wow Darlene! Great cards! I love how you used fabric as your background paper in the first one. I should try that sometime, I probably have more fabric than paper! And the technique used on the second card is amazing! I've never seen that before! And the third card is so sweet and girly! Just love it!

Kim B said...

Fantastic cards. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

Joseline said...

Beautiful cards Darlene! Love the lace on the SCH card. You colored the image so beautifully.

Card #2 is outstanding!! I love how you printed the image and colored it in. So very creative.

Card #3 is darling!! It's just adorable.

Cec said...

Wow what fabulous creations today. I love the yellow lace background on your SCH card. The pyramid twist image on the second card is so cool and I love the papers and punched border on your easel card. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow and I hope you will come and play again. BTW I cranked up the size of the thumbnails because they were too small to do justice to your wonderful card.

Heide said...

Love how your cards have turned out! The lace looks super with the SCH image.
Great technique on the second card.
The last card is fun and I love the BG paper.
Thanks so much for joining us at SCH!

Julie said...

Gorgeous cards Darlene. Your SCH card is gorgeous. Great job with the challenge. Great coloring.

Thanks for joining us at SCH!


Crystal said...

Terrific creations Darlene, what a fabulous post!!! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Dawn B. said...

Your cards are beautiful Darlene.. You can switch between beautiful and whimsical just like that.. I love your blog look.. So pretty.. DO NOT SEND ME ANY MORE SNOW.. school was closed for a week.. It took me a whole day to shovel.. They only got 3 inches and some ice.. Bunch of babies.. hehe.. Have a great week..

Julie said...

Hi Darlene! Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Miranda said...

fantastic cards with great images
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge


Sharon Basel said...

Wow Darleen - another beautiful card with an SCH image! This is gorgeous and the colors are wonderful together - love that fabric - it looks fantastic with the SCH digi you used. Thanks so much for joining us again at Sugar Creek Hollow - we appreciate the support and hope you'll keep playing in our challenges week to week.
Hugs to you,
Sharon - DT

WencheP said...

Very cute card, love the bright colors. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Janna said...

hi darlene! thanks for sharing all these great cards with us and thanks for participatin in our DYSU challenge! janna

KraftyKoolKat said...

Three great cards. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


Karin said...

Wow, you've been busy! I live near Cleveland, so I know all about the snow ;) Love the fairy card with all those layers, so pretty!

Mary Duffek said...

Gorgeous cards. Love them all and the top card is totally fab! (Go SCH) Thank you for playing along with us in the Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge this week. Your coloring and layouts are totally fabulous. Awesome cards!

Sandi said...

Darlene - the Water Babies image is so cute, and you've enhanced it beautifully with the pyramid look. I haven't tried this technique yet, but it looks great!
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!

Pattie G said...

Darlene, What a cute card! Love the image too, Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
hugs ♥

Jen Leeflang said...

You rocked the twisted pyramid - how gorgeous it that?
Thanks for joining us on the Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.
Pattie's Creations Design Team 2 Lead

Tracy said...

Fun card and great bright colors! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Stressed Stamper said...

Wow you have been busy.
Thanks for joining in at TPC this week - Good Luck
Sarah - Stressed Stamper

Lynne said...

Awh what an adorable card - thanks for sharing it with us at Fairy Fun Friday xx Lynne and the Fairy Princesses xx

LindaS said...

I ESPECIALLY LOVE HOW THE CATTAILS ARE ADDED. Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
hugs ♥

Liz's creative corner said...

Thanks for joining us at paperplay with this lovely card, great details, hugs Liz xx

Katja said...

This card is so sweet! Thanks for joining our pink/green challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Katja (DDSB-DT)

princesskitten said...

They are all super - long may it snow

kitten DYSU team

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

Darlene, this is fantastic! I love that color combo! You've colored the image so beautifully too. I know what you mean about the challenge. I was afraid of it too when I first saw it because I don't sew and didn't have any fabric laying around but it turned out to be one of my favorite challenges. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sugar Creek Hollow! Hope to see you back next week.

Sugar Creek Hollow Design Team

Julie said...

Such sweet cards, thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Raise the Bar.

craftybunny said...

Sweet card.Love the colours you've used.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

Lisa said...

Such sweet cards. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man challenge.

Regan said...

Sweet cards! Each is unique and perfectly detailed! Thanks for playing along at SSD! :)

Suzi said...

Great easel Birthday card, lovely and bright. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday this week with your lovely work.
Suzi x

marsha said...

Darlene, that is a fabulous card! I love that vibrant yellow and your design looks fabulous! Thanks for join our challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow - check back this Saturday for another fun challenge!
Sugar Creek Hollow DT

Kelly said...

What a great selection of cards!! Thanks for joining us at FFF, we look forward to seeing your future creations.