Tuesday, May 24, 2011

It's All About BLACK & WHITE today!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!  
Well, it seems the storms are over ... at least for today!  And since I have established this entire week as CRAFTING WEEK ... I have a couple cards to share with you today.


My first card is for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #105.  I started out just doing the CAS sketch but ended up adding some bling so it would qualify for the FANCY sketch. 

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The recipe for this card:
Image - TJDesigns #0327 "Fashion" Collage Pack
Papers - Black cs, White cs, Anna Griffin designer paper
Accessories - Michael's B/W Plaid ribbon, Darice gems & brads, CM fine tip black marker, Signo White pen
Technique - Faux Stitching

Other Challenges:
Karen's Doodles - Make it Sparkle
Make It Monday #38 - Anything Goes
Woodware USA #28 - Anything Goes
Creative Inspiration Paint - Inspired by Bling
Emerald Faerie Garden - Anything Goes (3rd entry)
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
One Stitch At A Time - Bling It On
CES Challenge #37 - Embellish It (2nd entry)

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My second creation to share with you today is for the Crafty Secrets Challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers.  Marcy is our hostess today and she's ask us to use our Crafty Secrets / Heartwarming Vintage products along with BLACK & WHITE .

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The recipe for this card is:
Stamps - CS 'Bird Lovers' & 'Bird Notes'
Papers - Black & White cardstock, Glossy White cardstock
Ink - Indian Ink Black
Accessories - Bird: CS Creative Scraps CS09-DS Altered Fairies, Satin Bows from JoAnn's, plaid ribbon from Michael's, Cuttlebug Textile EF

If you have any Crafty Secrets products ... won't you come join the fun.  Every Monday, CLUES are given for the TUESDAY challenge.  Hope to see you there.

Well, that's it for today ... the sun is shining ... guess I'd better get SOMETHING done that resembles housework!  LOL!  Have a wonderful day!


  1. Beautiful creations Darlene. What a fine looking lady! Great take on the sketch. Kindly, Peggy

  2. Love your cards..Such a pleasure to visit your blog. Great take on the sketch. Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
    MMSC Hostess

  3. Love both of your creations! The sentiment on the second one is darling! Thanks for playing with us at IDIC this week and good luck!

  4. I love both of your cards Darlene! Thanks for playing with us at WoodwareUSA!

  5. Love it - great vintage feel!! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges this week, Juliexx

  6. Hello Darlene .Love your vintage lady card layout and image .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  7. what an elegant vintage card
    Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday
    Lisa x
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  8. Darlene...I've been itching to make a pink, black & white card. I need to look ahead at my DT challenges and see if I can make it work! I love this! The vintage image is so pretty and I love the plaid ribbon. Great job with Priscilla's sketch!

  9. Ohhhhh, what a gorgeous card- just so beautiful to look at Hun. Thank you for playing along with us at the Emerald Faeries Garden Challenge this month

    Hugz, Deb/ Owner

  10. Beautiful card!
    thanks for joining us at the creative Inspirations paints challenge this week!
    Love from France, Kianel.

  11. Hi Darlene! Golly... I'm glad I don't have to choose between the 2 cards... I love them both! ;D

  12. Hi Darlene! I am sooooo jealous of a Whole week for crafting. It seems as though by the time work and family time are over there isn't much other time left over! Beautiful cards. I especially love your victorian lady one! Divine.

  13. GORGEOUS cards! Great use of these fabulous images. Thanks so much for joining us at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week! Hope to see you playing again with us next week!!

  14. Very elegant! Love the pink & black colour scheme.
    Thanks for playing in the Emerald Faerie garden! Viv :)


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