Tuesday, January 18, 2011

YES . . . I'm obsessed!

I just LOVE playing the challenges and sharing my creations with you!  Hope you don't mind!!  I just can't help myself!!  I'll try NOT to be too wordy and you can just look at the pretty pictures!  LOL!

Today I chose to do the FANCY SKETCH for the challenge over on MIDNIGHT MADNESS.  If you've never played these challenges before ... you'll LOVE them just as much as I do!  Speaking of LOVE ... that's the theme for today's card.

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The 'central' image used here comes from the "priscillastyles" Store.  If you are looking for some wonderful Valentine digis for your cards ... this is the place to go!  PLEASE ... check it out!!

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Next is the TUESDAY TAG CHALLENGE #3 over at Joan's Gardens.  This is such a wonderful idea and I've even worked ahead a little bit while the creative juices are flowing ... KWIM!  Today's TAG will be for one of next years Christmas presents.

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I have used Graphic45 Christmas Past designer paper ... and the image is also from that same pack.  I've stamped snowflakes on the dp for a little added texture ... gold Stickles around the edge ... a poinsettia from Michael's with a Doodlebug Glitter brad for the center.  Paper was purchased at Joan's Gardens.  If you've never checked out her supplies ... do yourself a favor ... CLICK HERE to see what she's not only got in the store ... but what's NEW coming in and ON SALE going out!

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Lastly for today is the Crafty Secrets Challenge over on SCS.  Pammyjo is our hostess today and she has asked us to use our Crafty Secrets / Heartwarming Vintage products in creating a ONE LAYER project.  Here's what I came up with using a Crafty Secrets Birds & Blooms Creative Scrap image.

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 I've embossed my background garden green cardstock using one of the Cuttlebug Heritage embossing folders.  I've chalked yellow over the embossed corners and added gold Stickles around the image.  The Happy Birthday sentiment comes from the new Crafty Secrets "Birdies at Home" clear stamp set.

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Oh Dear Me ... I nearly forgot one!!  Here's a card I made for a challenge over at a new online group called The Outlawz.  They've invited me along for the challenges and this card was made to satisfy their Monday Birthday challenge and they've also ask us to use pink/green/brown. 

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I have used a digital image called "Babies In Italy" from Nicecrane Designs for my focus image.  I've used Prismacolor markers for my coloring ... Basic Grey designer paper ... Nestabilities Labels 3 for my sentiment panel and Prima flowers/Basic Grey pearl for accent.  The matting IS done in SU Chocolate cardstock ... although it looks black in the photo ... sorry!

THANKS for stopping by today!  
You have no idea how much it mean 
to me to have you stop by!
AND ... if you leave me a comment ... it truly warms my heart!



*Vicki* said...

Oh my girl!! Such pure gorgeousness hun!! I love them ALL!! That heart design is just darling!! :) TFS! HUGS

xGemmax said...

They are all gorgeous and love them all :o)
hugs and xxx

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

Your heart card is adorable! I love B&W with just about any color but red is one of my favorites. Love the dots and ribbon and how you trimmed out the main image. What a fun Valentine!

Midnight Madness Design Team

Crystal said...

WOOOOWEEEEE these are FABULOUS!!!!You have been a busy bee gf!!! FUN FUN FUN!!!! Hope you are enjoying your week so far! Hugs!

Bettina said...

hi darlene! so much beauty here. love all of them. how wonderful to pop in and see so much wonderful things at the same time, you have been busy having fun, fun fun.i love that heart card. its a wonderful design and i love the colors.hugs

Cindy Gay said...

Great cards especially the top one!

marsha said...

Had to tell you again how gorgeous your heart card is! You have certainly been busy - love the tag card you created also. Your new blog look is fabulous - so vintage!

Jen Leeflang said...

I love that card of yours, Dar, ~~ but then you NEVER disappoint with your creations! Thanks for joining us on the MMSC this week!

Guro said...

Ohh, what a great post!!! Your work is so elegant! Love the work you have done with Priscillas image; great take on the sketch. Love the tag too :-D
Thank you so much for sharing your work with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.
Hugs Guro

Nicecrane Designs said...

Lve it Darlene,,,,,so sweetie,,,,,so soft,,,,you coloured my little babies amazing and I love The sky,,and the flowers,,,,,wowww...

Linda aka Oz said...

ok, so what did you do after lunch....hehe
all the creations are so delicious!! I drool with envy. The Oz

Valerie said...

This is such a wonderful cards! You have been very busy! Valerie PSDT

Nancy said...

Oh,so much wonderful eye candy! Hope to see you more as I try to get more active again with challenges and blogging!

Selma said...

Darlene you always make the most beautiful vintage things. Both of these are so pretty. Thanks for joining us in the Tag Challenge at Joan's Gardnes.