Friday, January 20, 2012

More cards for Mom . . .

I have altered  this gold 'treasure chest' and am filling it with cards for my mom's birthday the end of the month.  I can't show you the finished product yet because my friend Lana (Blest With Stamps) has the same gold box and we have CHALLENGED EACH OTHER in our altering method.  She's not been feeling well (hang in there Lana) so doesn't have her's done yet ... so I will wait until she's had a chance to complete hers then I will share not only MY finished product ... but her's too!  In the meantime, I've been busy making cards that I think my Mom would like to place inside ... here are a few more:

Paper:  SU Groovy Guava cs, Graphic45 dp
Ink:  Tiim Holtz tea dye distress, SU groovy guava, Versamark
Accessories:  Sponges, Stampendous White embossing powder
Technique:  Emboss Resist

The Perfect Sentiment - Emboss Resist
CropStop Challenge - A Bit Old You Said (distressing)
Delightful Challenge - Distressed / Vintage
Papers:  Bright Pink cs, Mellow Moss cs, DCWV dp
Image:   'Women's Painting Vol. II' from the Nicecrane Designs Store
Accessories:  Petaloo and Prima flowers, gold Stickles, Pink grosgrain ribbon

Colour Create Challenge - Pink & Green

Papers:  white, pink, old olive cs ... SU designer paper
Image:  'Women's Painting Vol. II' from the Nicecrane Designs Store
Accessories:  Cheery Lynn Designs B132 Flower Chain Border die, Prismacolor Marker for Faux Stitching, Zutter Distrezz-it-All
Technique:  Faux Stitching

Clearly Inspired - Pastels
4 Crafty Chicks - Summer in January

Papers:  DCWV dp, SU Pacific Point blue cs, white cs
Image:  Crafty Secrets Creative Scraps ' Vintage Photos'
Accessories:  Martha Stewart punches, Joann's flowers


Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share my creations with you! If you're in the path of the 'clipper system' coming across ... filled with the 'white stuff' ... be careful out there and stay safe/warm.  We supposed to get 4-6" of snow starting around dinner time and throughout the evening.  Guess I'll be hiding out in my crafting cave!  Oh Shucks!!
Happy Day All!


CropStop said...

Really like the texture and color combos of your distressed card! Thank you for joining in the fun at

Ashley said...

What a beautiful birthday card! :) Thanks for joining us this week at The Perfect Sentiment.

papertrails leaver said...

your mother will cherish this box of treasures forever!

Amanda said...

How beautiful, great work Darlene and such a nice gift for your Mother's B-day!

Cassie said...

Beautiful work, Darlene! Thanks for joining us over at the CIC :D

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our Summer Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, nicely done!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow! lucky mom!

how r u, dar? hope all is well. thanks for the lovely compliment on my cards. it's ALWAYS good to see you.

hugs :)

KarenC Inspired said...

You did a great job on our birthday challenge! Thanks for playing @ Perfect Sentiments!

Megan K. Suarez said...

such a cute card! Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Cool projects! Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans. :)

Vicki said...

Beautiful card for the challenge! All of your cards are beautiful. Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Vintage Challenge!


WOW do I love your entry in Delightful Challenges. Such a gorgeous card around a sentiment. Way to go. The colors are spectacular!!! Thanks for coming to Delightful and see you again. Luv Samara

jan farnworth said...

a very nice birthday emobss resist card thanks for joining us at the perfect sentiment.

Jessica Pascarella said...

Love the embossing sentiment you used! Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment!

Sassy said...

Beautiful job on the embossing resist technique! Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment.

Melissa S. said...

These are all great cards. Thanks for shareing the blue one with us for the Dilly Beans Challenge this week.

Lori said...

Love your summer card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

Dreamtime Designs said...

Absolutely wonderful design. I love the colour :) Great vintage/distressed theme that fits perfectly with our Delightful Challenge. I totally hope you join us this week with the next challenge :) Good luck.
Lisa Walsh
(Dreamtime Designs)

P.S I have blog candy if you're interested.

rosalien said...

Fabulous cards. :)I love the pictures you used on your cards. Thanks for joining DC.

Hugs, Rosalien

Jennipher said...

Your embossed resist card is gorgeous! I love groovy guava. Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment.

Margaret said...

All of your cards are gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at Perfect Sentiments.

Kathy D. said...

what size are the cards that will fit in that box? and where did you get it? Been trying to find something for my FIL.

Thanks for playing in Clearly Inspired "Pastel" challenge. Hope to see you on Feb 3rd when the new challenge is posted.

Rosie said...

All of your cards are stunning! I'm sure your mom will enjoy all of them! The white embossing against the pink background is gorgeous. Thank you for joining in our CropStop Challenge. Hugs, Rosie

Julie said...

Gorgeous selection of cards. Thanks for joining us at Colour Create for our Pink and Green Challenge, Juliexx

Nicecrane Designs said...

Absolutely a delcious to watch these cards,,,,,,,,love the colors and the romatinc effect,,,OMG love them.