Saturday, February 5, 2011

Joan's Gardens Challenge + More

Have you checked out the fun challenges over at Joan's Gardens?  On Thursday's she has a card challenge where she gives you a sample & the recipe to be used ... and there's a prize for one random winner ... on Tuesday's she has a TAG challenge ... no prize ... but there is recognition because the others can VOTE on your tag creation AND you get a head start on those birthday, all occasion, Christmas tags you will need for the coming year.

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This is my card for this week's CARD CHALLENGE and the requirements are:

1. Use Coral/pink and Green for your colors
2. A Birthday Sentiment
3. Vintage Paper
4. Handmade or Punch flower

I have used Webster's Papers, the image is for the challenge over on Picture and Scraps Challenge, homemade flowers using Heartfelt Creations Posey Patch Stamps & Dies and the butterfly accents are from the Martha Stewart Lacy Butterfly punch.  (all items were purchased from Joan's Gardens)

Other challenges for this creation are:
Picture & Scraps - use image provided
Marks Finest Papers - Self Made Flowers
Sweet Stampin - Spring Flowers
Sew Many Cards - Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon - Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes (new site)

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Another project I would like to share with you today are these fun coasters I created using the new Coca Cola Ladies from Nicecrane Designs.  You can find these adorable images HERE.  I'm just over joyed with how Ignacio has showcased my work!

For this project I have used neutral colored chipboard coasters, Modge Podge, Tim Holtz 'symphony' tape, and various Tim Holtz distress inks/applicator.  For a closer look ... I have included individual photos of these coasters ... so much fun to make and what a great gift idea too!

OKAY that's it for me today ... I've been on the verge of catching a cold the past couple of days and today it seems to be more annoying that yesterday ... really makes it hard to craft & play with paper/ink when you have to get up and blow your nose a million times!  Grrrrr!  So I think I'll go curl up on the sofa with my warm blanket and take a nap!  Hubby is making homemade clam chowder for us so I don't have to worry about cooking today either!  Awww ... (other than this stupid cold) Life Is Good!!

Have a wonderful weekend . . .
Hugs (no kisses ... I'm sick!)


Joan Fricker said...

Beautiful card Darlene. I love the papers and the colors. Great job!

Thanks so much for playing in Joan's Gardens #5 Weekly challenge. Your entry is fantastic.


Vicki Dutcher said...

Terrific card and flowers! I do have to say your coasters are excellent! Love the vintage pictures on them! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Fiona said...

lovely card, great papers and prettty butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin.


Harriet Skelly said...

Your card is beautiful and I love those butterflies! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Nancy said...

Darlene, your card for Joan's challenge is gorgeous!
The coasters look great with those images! Great job my friend!


Gorgeous card girl! Lovin those flowers!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

omyword! these are all gorgeous! i love those butterflies and those coasters are more than spectacular!

feel better soon.

hugs :) said...

LOVE your projects!!! Those butterflies are gorgeous!!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Us Crazy!!!

Carol L said...

Nobody does vintage quite like you do, and your card is just amazing! I love the pop of color on the photo, and your flowers and butterflies perfectly compliment that photo! Gorgeous card AND coasters!

Lana said...

Wow Darlene ,I love these coca cola cards and your challenge card is really beautiful! Wish we could vote on the cards too I would definitely vote for yours!! Congrats again on your DT gig with Nicecranes Designs!!!! Get well soon!!!!

~Jeri~ said...

Lovely work! Love the vintage feel with the colors you chose to use. The butterflies are perfect!!

Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining again!

Renate said...

Beautiful card you have made for us and just love the cute butterflies.
And i just adore the sweet colours here. So nice to se something other than purple and brown.

Thank you for playing with us at Picture and Scrap.
Hugs from Renate

downrightcrafty said...

Gorgeous creation and love the image, thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us at Stampin with the Dragon
Hugs Kate x

Gro said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors.
And the coasters are amazing!

Hugs, Gro

scrapn_momof2 said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the wintage look and feel of your projects.

Thanks for joining us over at Craft Us Crazy!

Virgo5 said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

nedergaard said...

Very beatyfull card. I love the color's og the creations

Thank's for playing with us in Pictureandscrap

Susan Raihala said...

Gorgeous card! Love, love, love the handmade flowers and how balanced they are with the butterflies! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

The vintage feel to this card is marvelous- the flowers are so sweet looking.
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowwwww Darlene,,,,I love yord card,,,,,the butterflies, the back, and these soft green and oragne tones,,,are perfect my friend.really you are talented,,,,,,. and of course congratulations,,,,on your coasters using my Vintage Ladies,,, wowww,,,,,I love yur style ,,,,,,,Darlene.

Abi said...

Beautiful Darlene, I love that your vintage card has such a fresh feel to it with those gorgeous colours. Thanks for playing along with our Sweet stampin challenge x

Vicky said...

This is such a beautiful card I love Websters they are my fave papers.
Thankyou for joining us girlies at Sweet Stampin Challenges, good luck.

Hugs Vicky xx

paperfun said...

Beautiful creations.

I loved your sign off. Hugs only as you are sick.

I hope you feel better.

Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges.