Saturday, February 19, 2011

Playing a NEW challenge (NEW TO ME THAT IS)

Happy Weekend Everyone!

First of all thanks to all of those who shared their condolences for Ruby and prayed for my safe trip to her funeral.  The trip was uneventful and the weather was sunny & warm (very uncommon for this time of the year here in N.E. Ohio) ... I thank you very much!!

Now for today's card . . . my mojo is lacking a bit so when I saw this "vintage" challenge over on A Day for Daisies listed on Feline Playful and this awesome FREEBIE to participate in the challenge ... I decided to play in hopes of sparking my creativity and IT WORKED!!

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What a wonderful image and I had fun playing with Tim Holtz distress ink ... paper piercing ... crystal effects ... Martha Stewart punches ... glitter ... and a wonderful new K&Co. purple/green designer paper pack to achieve my 'vintage' creation.

A few other challenges this card qualifies for are:
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days - Distress It
Mami Doodles - Flower card 
Res-Q-Challenge - Something that makes you happy (vintage & the color purple)
Totally Papercrafts - Use a Digi
4 Crafty Chicks - fairy/angel/butterfly
Cute Card Thursday - include something shiny (glitter & shiny rose)
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Paper Play - add shine (crystal effects rose & glitter everywhere)
Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #98 - colors on cupcake are purple & green

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to have more creations to share and inspire as the week goes on.  Have a wonderful weekend and tell those you love "just how much they mean to you" ... it's certain to make them smile!!



Rachel Hope said...

This is sooo pretty! It would work well for this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge as well!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

absolutely gorgeous!

ok... i have to ask... what program do you use for your framing?

hugs :)

stampinlynn said...

Great a take on the image... so fresh and pretty tfs

Jane Wetzel said...

Hi there Darlene..this is gorgeous and I happen to love purple! Really cool!

Ronnie said...

Great card! You added so many pretty elements! Thank you for playing along with Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Linda w said...

Such a great card, love the pretty colours, you did a great job with it. Hugs lin

Teri said...

Awesome hun! Loving the rich colours.

Dana said...

Beautiful card Dar!! Don't you just love ADFD?? The images are so beautiful and fun to color!!

Dana said...

Ha!! That comment up there ^^^ was because I am a follower, today I am here for my official DT duties ; )
Again, I love this!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Denise said...

Fabulous! Love the vintage look! Thanks for playing RESQ challenge this week!

Anonymous said...

Hi Darlene, I love your card ~ so many gorgeous features. The cutout butterfly, the border punch is used so creatively, and glitter on the border of her dress. So so pretty. Thank you for visiting me at Doodle buddies and leaving your lovely comments.

Karen said...

Awww WOW Your card is amazing!! I love your imnage and the lattic lace on those papers! Thanks so much for joining in this week at Paper Play

Carol Ann said...

Very striking card Darlene I love the colours you have chosen to colour your image. Thanks for playing along at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days.
Carol Ann xx

Stressed Stamper said...

Great card -fab rich colours
Thanks for joining us at TPC this week
Good Luck
Sarah x

Tamie said...

Fabby colors and the border punch is fantastic! Loving the color you chose for your butterfly. Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

samara Rachel Navi said...

Dar, this is gorgeous! I love the coloring. Wow, it is so wonderful to see the "girls" on cards. Flappers are a fav and how you colored her, set her up, just absolutely gorgeous! Thanks Dar...I love how comments (thanks for yours) introduce me to new and wonderful talents, such as you!!!! xox samara

WeirdCat said...

Great card,very pretty, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
Ruth x

Leanne said...

Love the colors, and the butterfly super cute, thanks for playing with us this week.

Leanne DT 4 Crafty Chicks!

seedlings mum said...

Gorgeous,and thanks for joining in our challenge!

Purple Card Lady said...

This is beautiful! I love the purple and I love your blog background. How enchanting. Thanks for joining us for ADFD challenge.

CatWoman said...

Wonderful card! I love the strong colours you used.
Thanks for joining us for the ADFD challenge. :)

Lori said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for playing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

Jen Leeflang said...

I just love it, Darlene - the colours are so striking! Thanks for joining us for our A Day for Daisies "Very Vintage" challenge.

Nicecrane Designs said...

Yeah I really love your diecut Darlene and The folded butterfly is amazing,,,,,,

scripperscrapper said...

WOW!! Beautiful card, great job!
Thanks for joining us this week at PCJ.
~Lisa a.k.a. ScripperScrapper

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Very beautiful, great work on this - it's always so fun to try new things!! Thanks so much for sharing this with our challenge at CARDMADFAIRY'S DIGI DAYS:)