Friday, May 25, 2012


WOW!  Here it is Friday ... and the beginning of the Memorial Day Weekend!
Do you have a picnic, parade, family fun or maybe a graduation party in the works?
Well, what ever you are doing this holiday weekend please be careful, have a ton of FUN and don't forget to thank all those fabulous Men & Women of our Armed Forces who keep us safe on a daily basis !!!

Today there's a new challenge over at Joan's Gardens and I wanted to be sure and join in the fun before all the holiday festivities begin.  This week, were sticking to your basic Black & White ... here's what I'm talking about ... check out this theme

 Use a Wedding Theme
Use some kind of flourish
Pearls or Rhinestones for embellishments
Use only Black and White

Yep ... with June right around the corner, there will be wedding music in the air!
Here's what I came up with.

 Products used for this creation are:
Paper:  White & Black cardstock
Ink:  Versafine Black
Stamp:  Impression Obsession 'Bride'
Accessories:  Cuttlebug 'Textile' EF, Cheery Lynn Designs B117 Fanciful Flourish, Want2Scrap black gems, Memory Box 98267 Quinn Flourish, Stickles 'diamond', Spellbinder Scallop Hearts, White Signo pen

Items in red were purchased at Joan's Gardens.

A few qualifying challenges:
Moving Along With The Times - Celebration but NO birthdays
Southern Girls Challenge - Die Cuts or Punches
Divas by Design - Flourishes
Fab 'n Funky Challenge - New Beginning (marriage ... new life)
The House That Stamps Built - Three Elements (stamped image, embossing, punches/dies)

Thanks so much for stopping by today ... I can not express how much your comments mean to me!  I truly appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedules!

Hubby only has THREE MORE WORKING DAYS before he retires!
WOW!  This should be a fun ride!!

Have a fabulous day!


Pssequimages said...

Darlene I just love this! What a gorgeous card. Especially love how the Quinn Flourish worked on this. That's one gorgeous embossing folder (and one I don't have!) ---- y e t

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Great job on this challenge -so many elements but you got them all in there!! Love the Quinn Flourish against the black heart - so striking!
Enjoy You Weekend : )

Cat's sCrap said...

Elegant card. Fine and delicate work. Congratulations !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Cheryl said...

oh gosh Hun,this is just brilliant,love that image,and just love how you have used,that flourish,it works, beautifully,so striking,have a great weekend,Hun,take care hugs Cherylxxxxxxxxxx

Joan Fricker said...

Darlene, your wedding card is stuning. I love how you added the flourish to the brides boquet. The Quinn Flourish on top of the heart is just perfect. Great job!

Handgathered said...

Darlene, your wedding card is stunning. I like your use of die cuts. They are lovely with the black background.

Frea said...

Love your card, such a pretty image and very elegant. Thanks for sharing with Little Miss Muffet Challenges. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Frea, DT member LMM Challenges.
I noticed you haven't placed the 'new' badge from Little Miss Muffet which is mandatory for this challenge. It you place the badge you can enter the link and have a chance of winning the entire new release collection. Make sure you use the HTML code so the badge will renew itsself automatically.
Hugs, Frea

Nancy Hill said...

Darlene: A beautiful card for a bride. A great keepsake card. I love the sparkle on the bride

Margreet said...

Elegant card with beautiful flourishes.....thanks for playing with the Divas!
xxx Margreet

StephC said...

Beautifully done. Very elegant. Thanks for sharing with us at the Creative Belli challenge!

Bev said...

Beautiful Card! Thanks for posting all the challenges. I am trying to do them to get back into the groove. You are making it easier for me, to be sure.

So happy for you and your hubby with retirement coming up...congrats and enjoy!

Paige said...

Stunning card - so elegant! So happy you joined us at Creative Belli!

Debs said...

Very elegant card - B&W is so striking.
Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Gram's Treasures said...

Wow, what an awesome card. Love that memory box flourish, so I'll have to see if I can find it. Thanks for playing along this week at Charisma and hope to see you next time too!

Cheri said...

What a stunning wedding card!! Thank you for playing along with the DCC challenge at The House That Stamps Built.

Rach83 said...

Stunning card, Darlene. Love the sparkles, embossing and flourishes. Super girly but oh so elegant.

Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky for our "New Beginnings" challenge. Hope you can play along again soon.

Rachel x

Mrs. Swandog said...

Darlene, Your card is beautiful!

Rene Sharp said...

Wow, your creation is simply stunning!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Southern Girls. Smiles, Rene' :)