Saturday, July 30, 2011

Crafty Secrets & Nicecrane Designs

Happy Saturday Everyone!

Today I'd like to share with you a few cards I've made over the past week.  First of all, the Crafty Secrets Forum Challenge over on SCS (splitcoast stampers) is a "Paper Parade" and hosted by Marcy. 

Crafty Secrets has some wonderful paper packs and I decided to use a sheet from the 'Earthy' pack.  It's 2 sided so I created panels from each side for my background.

The sentiment is from their 'Garden Girls' stamp set and I have used Prismacolor markers for the coloring on the flowers/leaves ... and TH Tea Dye Distress Ink for the sponging.  Michael's grosgrain ribbon and a Martha Stewart butterfly punched butterfly were all the embellishments I felt were needed.

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Next are 3 cards created using some of the newer images available at Nicecrane Designs.  Ignacio has been really busy ... so you'll want to pop over and see all the new images/papers he's offering in the store.  (Scroll down a little and in the left sidebar, click on NEW PRODUCTS)  These creations were made using his 'Incredible Josephine' images ... SO ADORABLE

 This first card utilizes one of the 'digital images' from the Josephine Birthday Pack and I have used Prismacolor Markers for my coloring.  This luscious background paper is from the Prima - Madeline paper pack (love it!). The flower was made using TH grunge paper and his floral die.  The leaf is of old olive cs and a Cheery Lynn Designs (B119) leaf die (purchased through Joan's Gardens).

Paper: Old Olive, White and Blue Bayou cardstock
Inks:  Blue Bayou, Old Olive
Accessories:  Spellbinder Stylish Flowers EF, Prima flowers, Silk flowers w/pearls (JoAnns), Cheery Lynn Designs (B118) Pair of Ferns die, Offray satin ribbon

 These next two cards utilize images from the Incredible Josephine Collage Sheet.  There are two different collage sheets available and EIGHT different images on each sheet (quite a bargain if you ask me!). 

 Paper:  White, Pink, Black cardstock, DCWV designer paper
Accessories:  Organza ribbon, Stampendous diamond dots, MS butterfly

Please be sure to pop on over to see what's new at Nicecrane Designs.  Be sure to check out his latest designer papers too ... they are AWESOME!

Other Challenges:
Digistamps4Joy - Children's Day Around the World
Mami Doodles - Flowers

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!  


Bunny said...

This card is fabby...Thanx for joining us at Digistamps4joy, and good luck.


Amanda said...

Wow a bunch of cards, and all superb!!!

Big hugs Amanda xx

JACKIE M said...

Beautiful cards and wonderful images.

Thanks for joining us in Mami Doodles challenge.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great group of cards- love the great image! Fun to see you joining in at Bloggers Challenge!

Chrissy D said...

Lovely cards! You sure were busy!

Lori said...

Lovely creations!

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowww, so lovely, so cute, and all over your colorization is really beautiful Darlene.

Ida said...

Very nice grouping of cards. Love your embellishments (especially the butterflies). Thanks for joining the BC Embossing Challenge.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful cards, love your added blossoms! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Starla B. said...

Wow, these are all just absolutely lovely. Fabulous job.

Thanks for playing with us at Digistamps 4 Joy! I hope to see you in our next challenge as well. =D

xx Star