Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Midnight Madness and MORE . . .

Here's a little snippet of this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge card.  The beautiful butterfly image I've used is from the "priscillastyles" store and I thought it was perfect for this week's CAS sketch.  Did you know your have the choice of TWO different sketches at Midnight Madness... AND ... you can get a sneak peek at the sketch the Friday BEFORE the challenge!  How cool is that ... really helps give you those 'extra hours' in your day before the challenge is posted.  Now  here's my card for this week's challenge . . .
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I've used a combination of DCWV designer papers for my backgrounds and my new Beaded Oval Nestabilities die.  Prismacolor markers were used for coloring and Stickles for a touch of sparkle on the wings.

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It's Tuesday and that means it is time for another TAG challenge over at Joan's Gardens.  Today I went for another 'vintage' style tag.
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I have used images from Crafty Secrets and designer paper from Webster's Pages (purchased at Joans Gardens).  This is such a fun way to get tags made up early and have them on hand and the ladies are creating some B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L tags ... pop over an see ... then join the fun!!

Other Challenges:
Happily Scrappin - (vintage) picture inspired

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And lastly is my creation for today's Crafty Secrets Challenge over on the forum of Splitcoast Stamper.  Marcy is our hostess today and she's asked us to use HEARTS along with our Crafty Secrets products.
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The recipe for this card is:
Papers:  Black, Red & Kraft cardstock, DCWV dp, Paper Pizazz dp
Image: Crafty Secrets Valentine Cotton Scraps
Accessories:  Creative Memories heart punch (small hearts), 
Martha Stewart Lacey Heart Punch, K&Co. key, Offray blk ribbon,
Crafty Secrets Valentine Stickers 
(postage stamp stickers in the little hearts)

Other challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Use two patterned papers
Lexi's Creations - Valentines
Ooh La La Creations - 3 of a kind (3 little hearts)
Freshly Brewed - Love or Valentine Theme
Flourishes - use hardware

Thanks everyone for stopping by today!  I hope you are having a wonderful day and remember to HUG the ones you love and let them know they are precious to you!!!


La Vikinga said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card with the butterfly!!! I really stands out and looks very real!


Patti J said...

Oh my, all of your projects are SO beautiful! I love them all :) Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ this week! Hope to see you again next week! Love your blog background, by the way!

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card and a beautiful butterfly.Thanks for sharing at CYDA.xxx

Anonymous said...

Sweet vintage Valentine card.Just love the cute little stamp stickers and the key.Your other projects are beautiful too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion

Anonymous said...

Sweet vintage Valentine card.Just love the cute little stamp stickers and the key.Your other projects are beautiful too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

beautiful cards! I am loving on the butterfly one a lot! Pretty paper you used! :-) Amy

Georgia Ehrmann said...

both are beautiful and I love the vintage one! Thanks for playing with Happileigh Scrappin' this week! Hope to see you again soon!

Leigh said...

Cute project! Thanks for playing along with us at Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge. Good Luck!

Becky said...

Darlene, What beautiful projects. Wonderful colors and details. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

lalkygirl said...

stunning creations,i love the valentine card ,so pretty
thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
tracey x

Wendi said...

Fabulous cards but gorgeous tag
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Anne said...

Perfect card for our challenge. Thanks for linking up with us at OLL this time. Hugs x

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful, Darlene. I love everything about this beauty!

Nancy said...

Wow, so much eye candy! Love the butterfly on the Midnight Madness card. Your tag for Joan's challenge is gorgeous!

Tammy Hershberger said...

The key on your Valentine card is a great addition and works perfectly for the Timeless Tuesday challenge! Thanks for joining us this week!

Dora said...

Hi so many beautiful creations, love that butterfly and the bright papers. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck. xx

pinky said...

What a gorgeous selection of projects:) Thanks for playing along at Crafty Sentiments vintage theme this week.

Grace said...

Hi Darleen! Oh goodness these are all lovely! I just love the tag... so vintage and gorgeous! Love the CS hearts card and of course that beautiful butterfly card... guess you'd say I love them all! :) Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

marsha said...

Darlene, love your butterfly card! The butterfly DP looks fabulous with this! So many projects, WOW!

LindaS said...

Wonderful card. I especially love the butterflie and the use of orange makes it so eyecatching. /PSDT

corinne said...

very nice ! thank you for joining us on craftyourpassion's challenge blog. Good luck !

Priscilla said...

Gorgeous group of projects from you.....another fantastic ps card too..Thanks for using my image. Thank you so much for all you do over on CDAC too. :)


Love your tag! So many points of interest and I love that you used pink!

Lexi said...

All fabulous work :D Thanks for playing at LC

hugs Lexi xxx

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Hi Darlene, it's been a while since I've visited you...sorry! I just love your card with Priscilla's butterfly. The colors are amazing and really show it off just beautifully! Your tag is super pretty too with the images, ribbon and heart charm...gorgeous! I keep seeing these Webster's pages and will really need to check them out, they are so pretty!
Hope your year is starting off to be a good one!

Guro said...

WoW!!! I love all your cards here, amazing!
The card with the butterfly is stunning. Love the colors, the image and all the glitter :-)
Lovely tag as well.
Have a great week :-D
Hugs Guro

Sue W said...

Beautiful Tag!!!

Lovely Linda said...

Wow Darlene - you are amazing with your cards - they are always divine! Love butterfly and your colouring - it looks like it is about to fly off the page! I am late commenting again but glad I made it! Your details are always wonderful and I love coming to visit!! Thank you for inspiring me each week! {{{hugs}}}

Vanessa said...

I agree with everyone else ... amazing! :) I especially love the tag that was on Stampin Sisters blog!
And I LOVE your blog!!! Very nice!