Thursday, July 5, 2012

Shelly's Images Challenge w/Special Guest Designer

(EDIT:  Remember to leave me a comment on this post to be eligible to win  a $3 Shelly's Images Gift Voucher ... 
Winner will be drawn July 18th)

Hello Everyone!
I hope you had a fabulous, safe July 4th.

Thursday means another fun challenge at Shelly's Images and starting today, our challenges will be changed to TWICE a MONTH ... the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month.  Remember there is always a new Technique/Tutorial Tuesday prior to those TTT challenges.

Today's challenge theme is:

(use text/sentiment on your card/project)

Since I am the Design Team Lead for today's challenge at Shelly's Images, I have the pleasure of inviting a SPECIAL GUEST DESIGNER.  So, without further ado, I'd like to introduce you to SASSY (Sue).

Sue is from the UK and her design work is gorgeous!  I especially am inspired by her quirky stories and vintage creations.  I always come away with a big smile on my face after visiting this 'Sassy' lady!
FYI ...
You'll want to be sure and pop over to Sassy's Secrets and leave her a comment because she will be giving away a $3 Gift Voucher for Shelly's Images Store to ONE LUCKY commenter ... and ... I WILL BE DOING THE SAME so be sure to leave me a comment too.

Before I show you what I have created with today's featured image, here's a sneak peek at Sassy's creation ... it is GORGEOUS and you  can see more photos when you visit her blog.

NOW .. just so you know ... I went a bit crazy and made TWO projects for today's challenge which makes this posting even longer (sorry).
Using the featured image "DAISY 1".   I have manipulated it a little bit using WORD to showcase two flowers vs one, and I have placed Shelly's "Thinking of You" (coming to the store soon) in front of the flowers.  SU watercolor pencils and blender pen were used for coloring and I added a touch of Momento 'Bamboo Leaves' green ink onto the tips of my yellow Prima flower.

My 2nd creation is a 4"x6" TAG card with a pocket front.  (I will be doing/posting a tutorial for this "tag style" card within the next couple of weeks.)  I have printed, colored and cut out "Daisy 1" in order to place the stem down inside the pocket along with my homemade tag using a Crafty Secrets image.

The inside of my tag card showcases Shelly's 'Daisy 1" image again for my sentiment.

So there you have it!
Remember ... you have THREE (3) chances to win Shelly's Images digi stamps.  
  • One winner will be chosen from the entries to the challenge at the Shelly's Images Challenge Blog ($6 gift voucher).
  • One winner  will be chosen from those who comment on Sassy's Secrets Blog ($3 gift voucher).
  • One winner will be chosen from those who comment HERE on my blog ($3 gift voucher).
Here are a few qualifying challenges:
Cooking It Up With Katie - Lace a Summer Flower (card #2)
The Paper Shelter #71 - Flower Power
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Tags or ATC (card #2)
Stampavie and more #171 - Lots of Flowers (card #2)
The Pretty Little Ribbon July Challenge - Tags (card #2)
 Clear it Out Challenge - Anything Goes [use something Yellow] - card #2 ribbon is more than 3 years old
 Jackson's Digital Expressions - Anything Goes [use flowers] card #2
LEJ Designs - Fabulous Flowers
Sassy Cheryl's - Anything Goes

Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by and have a FABULOUS day!


  1. Hi Darlene, such a stunning job, not 1 but 2, both very special and wonderfully colourd.

    Hugs Amanda

  2. A beautiful creation, hopped over from Sassys. xxxxx

  3. ooo eh look thats me lol!!!hope all well hugs sassy and than you so much xxx

  4. sorry lovely lady in my moment of fame hehe,,i forgot your cards and there all really have given us something very beautiful to look at hugs again sassyxxxs

  5. Hi Darlene, you never disappoint us with your creations, Absolutely Stunning. Now I'm off to Sassy's to see her work too. Enjoy your day my friend. Hugs Rita xx

  6. Stunning card and wonderful tag too. I love the design and the gorgeous summery colours
    Great choice for your GDT, I love Sassy creations and always enjoy looking at her blog

    Hugs Sue

  7. Simply lovely Dar!

    I love yellow. It's my favorite color. Hope it's not too hot where you are. Good thing we have ac in our homes, huh?


  8. So pretty! I am not sure which one is my favorite. You are always going above and beyond and I can't thank you enough! You are the best!

  9. Gorgeous creations , loving the yellow too, well done :) Viv xx

  10. Thanks for sharing your beautifully colored flowers with Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  11. Very innovative, Darlene!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  12. Fabulous creations! LOVE the flowers and the bright yellow is amazing! :)

  13. Sweet card with beautiful coloring. Thanks for joining in on the fun this week at JDE.
    DT CAS Leader

  14. What a nice tag,you daisies are amazing,they look so lifelike. Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  15. Gorgeous card love your image and your papers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  16. wonderful!Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter, good luck and hope you'll join us again.

  17. Great tag Darlene - love the Sunflower! Thanks for joining us at Jacksons Digital Expressions!

  18. Very nice card, I love the image.
    Thank you for sharing with us at JDE; good luck.

  19. What beautiful projects!! My favorite is the first card. The flowers and colors are just so cheery & summer-y!

  20. What fabulous creations. Each one is GORGEOUS!
    Thanks for playing along in the Anything Goes challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's.

  21. I love that fussy cut flower, and the colors are beautiful!

    xo, Kristina
    Sharing bloggy love from SSS challenge
    Come by and see me sometime!

  22. Wonderful projects and that tag is especially gorgeous! Love it!!!!

    Don’t forget to join in our hop going on from the 6th to the 8th of July for the chance to win beautiful Digis!

    Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Vicky

  23. Love your tag !

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


    Jo x

  24. Very nice tag. Thanks for playing along at Jackson Digital Expressions

  25. Really gorgeous, fab colours and layout. Thank you so much for joining in with the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog
    Lindsay xx

  26. Lovely tag, fab colours, thanks for sharing with us at the pretty little ribbon shop blog, hugs Liz xx

  27. Very nice Sunflower Projects !!!

    Thanks for playing with us at Stampavie and more Challenge,
    hugs Jenny

  28. Darlene, your work is wonderful and These two projects are just stunning! I feel in love with the tag...just fabulous! I too, am a fan of Sassy Sue. Thanks for sharing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.
    Chana, DT Coordinator

  29. I love sunflowers and what a beautiful job you've done coloring them! Especially like that tag card. I should check out that digi. So many digi's so little time :) Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!

    DT Member

  30. Wow both of your projects are lovely. You did a wonderful job coloring. I love sunflowers that last Saturday I planted some with my kids; I'll see how they come out in a couple or a few months lol.
    Thank you for participating on a Jackson's Digital Expressions Challenge.
    -Katya Bess
    J.D.E. D.T. Member


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