Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Inspired by Others . . .

Hello fellow bloggers!  I hope you are having a fabulous start to your week.

While blog hopping last evening I came across THIS Anniversary card created by Stamping Anja and couldn't wait to case it.  I've had this homemade flower sitting on my work table for a week and knew it would be perfect for this creation.

Here is the recipe for my card:
Papers - White, Olive green, Plum purple cardstock
Inks - Versafine Black and Momento 'Bamboo Leaves', Momento 'Canteloupe'
Accessories - Darice 'Periwinkle' organza ribbon, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Build a Flower #1' (B181) die set, Sizzix 'Branch w/leaves' die, Martha Stewart 'Frond' & 'Branch' punches, Fiskars border punch, Liquid Pearls, McGill Flower Making Kit & Black Mat, Cuttlebug 'Swirls' EF, Glimmer Mist

I just love being inspired by all you fabulous crafters!
Now let me check Feline Playful and see if there are a few other challenges that I can share my creation with.  
Lollipop Crafts #83 - Flowers in Bloom
Make It Monday #93 - Anything Goes
 The Crazy Challenge #122 - Recipe: Ribbon/Twine, Gems/Pearls, Dies/Punches
Great Impressions - Die Cuts / Punches (2nd entry)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today!
I only hope I inspire some of you and much as you have inspired me!


  1. hiya sweetness..just adore your card that flower...is gorgeous beautiful colour too overall a stunning card.....hugs love sassyxxx

  2. stunning card, such an elegant design and I love the flower


  3. What a beautiful anniversary card! I love your embossed background. And that gorgeous flower!!! Oh my...it's stunning! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  4. Beautiful . Love the black punched strip and the stunning flower .
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  5. Lovely card! The liquid pearls are perfect and that flower is amazing! Thanks for joining in with Craft Your Passion this week! :)

  6. What an elegant card! The purple frame is such a nice detail, and the flower arrangement looks gorgeous! Spotted this on MIM-

  7. That is a stunning flower - and you showcased it so well with a CAS background! So glad you shared with us at Great Impressions Stamps Darlene!

  8. This is yet another beautiful creation and the lower is simply gorgeous. I have joined your blog and I hope you will visit me

  9. oh wow Hun,your work is just amazing oh that flower sweetie is simply stunning,brilliant hugs Cherylxxx

  10. What a wonderful flower - you did an excellent job on it!!! I love to be inspired by others too - I think of myself as a sponge as everything I know how to do was learned from looking at the work of my fav crafters. Lovely purply card!!!!

  11. Oh Wow , what an awsome card , that flower definatley sits just right on that card ,the colours are stunning too . I saw this entered into the MMM challenge and just had to drop by and leave a comment , good luck ...Hugs Sue xx

  12. Love how you used what I think of the reverse side of the embossed and filled in the dots. That is So clever. I love it, so elegant, perfect of an anniversary or wedding. Thanks for the inspiration! Glad I saw it on MIM. Deb

  13. Darlene, this is gorgeous. Love your hand made flower. such sparkle, I know the camera doesn't pick glitter up well so it must look amazing in reality!

    I came over from your link at MIM. I'm #16 & #130 this week. I'd love it if you stopped by to check them out.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  14. Oh my goodness--stunning card! Saw this on MIM & had to come see more.

  15. Adorable card.
    Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!

  16. Very pretty card, stunning flower, thanks for joining us at CYP, hugs, Sarah x

  17. This is gorgeous! The colors are stunning! Thanks for sharing with us at Great Impressions Stamps!

    Sue Kment


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