Friday, March 2, 2012

Joan's Gardens Challenge #8 and Baby Cards

Well ... another week has flown by which means that it's once again time for a fun challenge at Joan's Gardens.  This week, Joan has asked us to use the following format:
  • Create a card using corner embellishments
  • Color theme should be Blue and Green
  • Add some kind of flowers 
  • Use an oval background
And here's what I came up with . . .

Recipe for this card:
Paper - Basic Grey designer paper, Bashful Blue cs, White cs, Riverrock cs
Ink - SU Bashful Blue, Mellow Moss
Image - Stampendous Rubber Stamp'Agapanthus Cluster'
Accessories - Heartfelt Creations 'Daisy Patch Dies', Spellbinder 'Beaded Oval' die, Spellbinder 'Classic Oval' die, Stampendous Gold Diamond Dots, Stickles, SU Photo Corner punch, Cheery Lynn Designs B117 Fanciful Flourish die

I'm thrilled to say that I will be attending the upcoming Workshop at Joan's Gardens the weekend of March 23-25.  I ALWAYS enjoy my time with Joan and the other ladies who attend her workshops and proud to say that I've made some wonderful friends along the way!   If you ever get the opportunity to attend one of her workshops, you will be impressed with the fun creations she & Selma come up with as well as have a wonderful fun time and don't forget to shop in her store ... that's always my favorite thing to do!!  LOL!

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Now ... about those baby cards I mentioned.  I have an upcoming 'Card Party' on the 17th and the ladies will be looking to replenish a variety of cards so I thought I'd best get a few baby cards into the mix.  I love this rubber stamp ... it is by Serendipity Stamps and is perfect for paper piecing.  So I decided to use that technique on both cards.  The designer paper used on this first card is from the Little Yellow Bicycle 'Cupcake Love' paper pack.

 This second card features designer paper from My Mind's Eye 'Lime Twist' 6x6 paper pack.  Since it is a two sided paper, I decided to use a strip of the reverse side on the front and then repeat that pattern on the inside.  The sentiment stamp is from Inkadinkado and the matting panel was created using the Spellbinder 'Lacey Circle' dies.  Faux stitching, Kaiser pearls, satin ribbon and a plastic diaper pin from Joann's were the embellishments for this fun creation.

 Here are a few qualifying challenges I'd like to share these creations with ...
365 Cards - New Beginnings
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes - Papercrafting
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT  - Pink & Girly
Creative Inspirations Paint - Paper Piecing
Crafty Your Passion - Paper Piecing
Paper & Such Design - Paper Piecing
Whimsy Inspiration - Paper Piecing

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you are having a wonderful day and looking forward to an even better weekend!!  Happy Crafting my friends!



Michelle Looi said...

Thanks for playing at 365cards. Love the cards especially the one with the little pink diaper pin! :)

Country Mouse said...

Adorable cards!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion!
dt member

Joan Fricker said...

Beautiful card Darlene!! i love those flowers!

Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our Weekly Challenge.

Joann said...

Great use of colors and that Flourish is one of my favorite ones. I have to put it away so I do not use it on every card.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Great cards, always good to have extras in your supply. Thank you for joining us at 365 Cards.

Catherine said...

Really cute girly card, Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight..

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Lovely card, and love the colours, Thanks for joining in at Paper Craft Journey, and Good Luck,

Lou P DT

Wendy said...

Fab card Hun love the image thank you for joining us at whimsys stamps for our challenge this week paper piecing

Hugs Wendy DT WS

Umair Paracha said...

Some good design collection is presented here and designer creativity shown from the work

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~ Kendra ~ said...

Great cards! Love the paper pieced dresses on the baby cards! Adorable! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Paint and Paper & Such!!

Kerry said...

Two gorgeous cards Darlene...I really love the paper of my favourite things to do on a card. That safety pin is brilliant lol. Thanks for joining in our Pink & Girly challenge at LCI this fortnight xx