Monday, August 13, 2012

A few FUN challenges . . .

Mine is certainly better today then it was yesterday (got into a fight with some yellow jacket hornets)  Yikes ... NOT a good thing!  But I'm okay and they are DEAD!!!!

Anyways, I was lucky enough to win some adorable 'The Digi Garden' images over at The Poodle Parlor last week and after a heads up from Jacqui, decided to join in their 'customer challenge' with this cutie which is a PRECOLORED image called 'GnomeBoy1'.  My background papers are from the DCWV 'Once Upon a Time' and 'Glitter' matstacks.  The satin ribbon is from Michaels and the butterfly is a Spellbinder die.  I've used my Fiskars swivel craft knife to cut out the image and popped up both him and the butterfly.  I think it came out pretty cute.

Other qualifying challenges:
Digi Doodle #120 - Things with Wings
My Heart Pieces - Use designer paper
Crafts & Me - Use a Digi

Another card I'd like to share today is one I made yesterday for last week's CAS (clean and simple) challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers.  You were to use Blue & White and of course, keep it CAS.  Here I've used the 'Anchor' stamp set by Our Daily Bread, watercolor pencils and chalk for my coloring.  A bit of blue hemp was my embellishment.

I'm trying my hand as CLEAN and SIMPLE cards because I think they are good to have in my collection for the upcoming craft show but it's really not my favorite style.  If you've seen my blog, you know I like all the muss & fuss ...
Here's a card I couldn't wait to make using two new Impression Obsession stamps I purchased at The Stamp Pad in Zoar, Ohio over the weekend. Prismacolor markers were used for my coloring.

Lastly is a card I quickly made because I had this vision in my head of what I wanted to create using this masculine stamp (also Impression Obsession purchased in Zoar) and it's NOT exactly what I envisioned but it's close.  I think the colors are a bit OFF but at least now I can see what I need to do next.

Well, I guess I've shared enough for today.  
I hope you have a fabulous week and stop back when you get the time! 
Thanks for the visit!
Time to go put more Benedryl on my bee stings!


  1. Darlene you have been busy. These creations are gorgeous.

  2. Oh my gosh Darlene I hope your all right! I know bee stings are painful hope they hurt less really quickly. Your last two cards turned out really nice those are the same stamps I got when we were at The Stamp Pad in Zoar I can't wait to play with them too.Thanks for the inpsiration I really like all the cards you made today !!!!!!

  3. my goodness, you have been very busy again making such a wonderful selection of cards.


  4. they are all beautiful each in their own right.. love the one with the anchor on especially the verse wonderful my friend hugs sassyxxxxxxxx

  5. cute card...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  6. love your cards, especially the anchor one. I see you are from cleveland. how far are you from holow's. we get up there once in a while. maybe we could meet. my email is

    1. Hi Sherry ... I tried to email you but it 'kicked back'. I'm 30 minutes away from Hollo's ... let me know the next time you are going and I'll drive out to meet you. Thanks

  7. Oh my, hope the bee stings heal quickly! Wonderful selection of cards, Dar! Love the dp behind the boots n hat image. Do you know who it's by? Take care my friend. Hugs from FL.

  8. All three are just gorgeous.Thank You so much for joining with us at My Heart Pieces,hope to see you again next week and don't forget to check back if you are the winner.

  9. Lovely card. Great image and card design. Thanks for joining in this weeks Challenge at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges. Jenny x

  10. Fab cards, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.


  11. Cute card! You chose a fantastic digi. Thanks for playing in the Critter Sketch Challenge.

  12. Lovely cards Hun how cute is the gnome :)

    Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop :)

    Hugs Mandy xxx

  13. cute card thanks for joining us at critter sketch and good luck emma xx

  14. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Critter Sketch Challenge "Digi Week” with us! Just loved your card, and hope to see you back here next week!

    CSC DT
    Jenn Zeeb

    My Mom's maiden name was Pavlik,

  15. Hi Darlene,
    Oh My Goodness this is just Absolutely Gorgeous!!! How stinkin cute does this card look lol, I love what you've created with my little Gnome. Love the dp's, the colour scheme is just perfect. Love the layout and the butterfly looks fab. Just Gorgeous. Thanks for joining in The Digi Gardens first Customer Challenge and Good Luck. Hope you'll join in with us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  16. I love your Gnome Card, Darlene! Bee Stings? I do yard work...bees and wasps really hurt you, and so can a water moccasin like the one we killed last week!

    Be careful, and love seeing a cute card again from you...and thanks for the kind words on my blog!

    Your friend, with a virtual hug for you,

  17. Hello there friend!! Just wanted to stop by and say hello!! Hope you are doing well...besides fighting with bees!! LOL!!

    Your creations are all fabulous my dear!! I really love that dig garden image...too cute! :)


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