Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Today I'd like to share a couple more challenges & their creations with you.

First is a challenge over at Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog and she has generously offered up a free digi to be used on your submission.

Isn't this a cute image?  And such an inviting scene when there is actually snow flying outside!!    I've used Prismacolor markers for my coloring then covered it with SU Crystal Effects to give it that 'waterglobe' appearance.  The background paper is Paper Pizazz Water paper and I've added the sentiment 'Dream' from a Crafty Secrets Words Stamp set and clear water drops from Joanne's.  The shape comes from a Nestabilities Nested Egg Die set.

Next is a creation designed for the Crafty Secrets Challenge over on the forum of Splitcoast Stampers.  Lori Lynn has challenged us this week to "USE UP THOSE SCRAPS"   so that's exactly what I did!  You know we all have a mountain of them in our scrapbox left over from the holidays, so I just started look around.  First I saw this tag that I had started for another creation but 'nixed' the idea ... of course there's a ton of scrap pieces of DP to choose from, the key was laying on my worktable so I grabbed it too, next was to find a Crafty Secrets image to go with my other pieces.  The Crafty Secrets GIRLFRIENDS booklet was the perfect place to go to find this adorable trio.  I did add pearls & Stickles for added dimension but hey, she didn't say it had to be ALL scraps!  LOL!

Other qualifying challenges are:

My Time to Craft  - Up in the Air 
(I think ocean breezes qualifies)
Papertake Weekly  - Anything Goes
Crafty Your Passion  - Anything Goes
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Life in Times Past (win Unity Stamps)

Thanks for stopping by today . . . I hope you have a wonderful day filled with FUN!



Ann Whitfield said...

Two fabulous cards Darlene - I love your creativity with the free FE digi and also in the use of scraps for your second card. I do confess to way too many scraps dating back far too long! Thank you for joining us at Carfty Ann's
Ann x

Mervi said...

Beautiful, especially i love the vintage style card!

I came from Feline Playful and became your follower,
please pop in to my blog too;-))m

Scrappy Scatty said...

Wow , lovely makes

Dana said...

Both are such lovely creations!!! I love the snow globe on the beach scene!!

Sandi said...

Darlene - Wow, I love both of these cards! The Crystal Effects on Ann's image is super, I love that wet look. I didn't know they had egg-shaped dies, very cool with this image. Great job Darlene!
Oh I forgot, the wintery blog background is awesome with the snow falling!
☺ Sandi

Bernadet said...

beautiful cards Darlene. The first one is sure a fun card;)
I become a follower

Crystal said...

Hi Darlene, girl these are terrific cards!!! WOWWWEE I love the crystal effect look, it looks AWESOME!! Hope things are GREAT!! Hugs to you!

jimlynn said...

BOTH of these are super!!! Love that second one for sure.

Sharon Caudle said...

They're both fabulous cards, Darlene! But I love, love, love that second one! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you can play again next week! Happy New Year!
hugs, Sharon

Vicki Romaine said...

I really like your digital. Going to the beach has always been a great part of my life. I also, like the addition of the tag and brads. Thanks so much for joining the challenge at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

airing cupboard crafts said...

What a pretty card. I have become a follower through feline playful x

deesdesigns said...

Two great cards! I'm so glad you were able to join us for our challenge at My Time To Craft, Up in the Air! Dee

Chrissie said...

Great cards! Breezes certainly are up in the air!
Thanks for joining our challenge at My Time To Craft this week!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Darlene, two beautiful cards. I love the way you have coloured and embellished the first card using Ann's image. I like the use of scraps in the second card. I made a New Year's Resolution in 2010 to use up my stash of paper/card I had bought/been given and apart from commissioned cards or challenge cards I made the whole year. Thanks for joining in with Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym xxx

BarbaraW said...

Cool vintage image at the beach. Thanks for joining the challenge at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Sammibug said...

Very cool image! Love this card! Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Your passion, in our "anything Goes" challenge, and Good Luck!

JP Card Crazy said...

Great image for the Cheerul Stamp Pad. love the layout!

Janet said...

I love the way you have echoed the egg shape in your die cut and the embossed finish really gives it a wet look. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's Challenge and look forward to you joining us again soon.

Janet xx

iReneM said...

Two great cards, Darlene. Dontcha get a good feeling using up those scraps :-)
Love the brightness of Ann's Faberge style egg - the Crystal Effects have added so much depth - superb!
Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Ann's