Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Sisterhood & Crafty Secrets . . .

WOW, can you believe it's midweek already!  
Time's just a flyin'!!

Today I have two challenge cards to share with you.  First is my creation for the challenge over at THE SISTERHOOD.  Today our hostess is Terri and she's asked us to embellish with RIBBON & BRADS

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For this creation I have used one of the sweet 'Victorian Children' images from Nicecrane Designs for my focus.  Isn't she just the sweetest!!  My apricot organza wired ribbon is from Michaels and the large orange brads are Basic Grey.
Please be sure to pop over to our Challenge Blog for all the details and if you need to be inspired before joining the fun ... be sure to check out the creations shared there by my 'sistahs' ... you're sure to find inspiration from these ladies ... a very talented bunch if I do say so myself!!  LOL!!

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My second creation today is for the Crafty Secrets Challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers.  Marcy is our hostess and she's asked us to "Go Beyond the Fold" ... what does that mean you ask ... well it means don't just finish the FRONT of your card ... do the INSIDE and even the BACK! 

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This was such a great challenge for me ... I'm GUILTY of leaving the inside of my cards blank until I either need one to send or need to get them ready to sell at a craft show!  My Bad!!

Here's a peek at the inside of my card.  The sentiment reads Birthday Blessings.

And, here you can see I have used the same designer paper on the back that was used as the background on the front.  The image I used today is called "POPPY" from Crafty Secrets and I have colored it with Prismacolor markers.

Since these are both Birthday cards ... I'd like to share them in a few other challenges.  

A Spoonful of Sugar - Birthday Wishes
High Hopes Stamps - Female Birthday
Scrap-Creations - Birthday cards
Stamps R Us - For the Girls
Allsorts - Inspired by Nature
Card Makin Mamas - Birthdays
Fairy Knoll - Birthday or thank you
Tallen's Place - Birthdays

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed your visit!  See you soon!  Happy crafting!


Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowwwww Darlene,,,,,what vibrant orange color,,,,, OMG and it works really good contrasting with my vintage pict,,,,,woww,, woww, wowww,,,And I love your ribbon,,,,,,wowww what a colors,,,,Darlene,,,,

Love crafts forever said...

Thanks for playing with us at Stamping With The Dragon.
Hugs Nataliya.

Peggysuez said...

Beautiful coloring job! And how nice to see such vibrant shades, when I look out my window I see . . . white! Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week!

Rose Petal said...

Hello Darlene. Two very pretty cards. Lovely images and so nice and colourful. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
Love Sandra xxx

Fleur said...

Great cards, Thanks for joining my nature challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Inspired By Friends said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

Crystal said...

FABULOUS creations Darlene, WOW girl they are incrediable!!!! Hope you are having a great week, big hugs my friend!

Joynana said...

Loving the colors on this very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

Lovely Linda said...

Wow how adorable Darlene - I am loving both of your cards - the colours are so vibrant and your details are gorgeous! Love the image on the SSIC card - Love it! Thank you for playing along with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week - we love to see you and appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Both cards are perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tellen's Place :D

Collette said...

Love both cards, but especially partial to the little Victorian girl ... Beautifully combined with the bright colors - love it. Thanks for participating at the Stamps R Us Challenge.

Terry Oulboub said...

How lovely both cards are, Darlene. Love the papers! Thanks for playing along with us at Tellen's Place for our "Birthday" challenge this week. :~)

lesleyworth said...

those poppies are gorgeous! love that red! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

Grace said...

Oh my goodness these are just beautiful! I love the wonderful colors... the vintage image is so cute and the poppy image is wow! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Wendy Colledge said...

Both cards are fabulous! Love the papers too;o))
Thank You for joining us at Lexi's Creations

Jacki Randolph said...

Gorgeous cards, beautiful coloring on the poppies.
Thanks for sharing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

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

Love this one too! You're a genius with these poppies!

Lacey Stephens said...

Hey Darlene. Great cards! Thanks for posting about Luke!!
I also wanted to thank you for entering the High Hopes challenge. Unfortunately, you didn't use a High Hopes image so your card will not be entered into the prize drawing. :-(
Big hugs!

This N That said...

I really love both of these. I like your unique style! Those poppies are so beautiful! Thanks for playing with Card Makin Mamas!

Paddington fan said...

Love both of these cards but the poppy one is especially striking!!! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our flower challenge, good luck, love Jacky x