Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Joan's Gardens Challenge #31

Hello my friends!
Today I'd like to share with you the creation I made for the current challenge at Joan's Gardens.  The requirements this week are:
  • Framed lattice background
  • Any type of flowers
  • A bird
  • A vertical greeting
Selma has once again provided a 'gorgeous' sample creation and I'm so glad I found the time to play along with this one.   Here's what I came up with ... what do you think?

List of products used on this creation:
Paper:  SU Marina Mist, White
Stamp:  Magenta
Ink:  Versafine black, Tim Holtz broken china distress
Accessories:  QuicKutz diamonds & dots ef, Spellbinder Lattice Rectangles, McGill 'Floral Petals' #64503 punch, K&Co. chipboard bird, Marianne #0156 leaves, Marianne #0157 Flourish, Michaels black organza ribbon, PunchBunch Flower Making Kit & Black Mat

I didn't have any one piece lattice frame dies so I kind of create my own by first embossing my cardstock ... then cutting it with my lattice rectangle die.  I hope this qualifies!

Other qualifying challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Emboss It
Crafty Boots Challenge - Tweet-Tweet
Eureka Stamps - Anything Goes
Love to Create Challenge - Homemade Flowers
The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Borders & Frames

Well that's it for me today.  I have so many wonderful ideas swimming around in my head since I've come back from the workshop at Joan's Gardens last week and I have ALL DAY to play.  Guess I'd better get started!  THANKS so much for taking the time to stop by today ... it means the world to me!


  1. Darlene, your card is beautiful! Love those colors. Great job.
    thanks for joining us again at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

  2. HI Dar - love your card - and the flowers and die cuts too! I wish you the best on winning:)

  3. Lovely card Darlene, awesome job.

  4. This is just beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  5. Great card. Lovely colors.
    Thanks for joining us at CYP.
    LG Michelle

  6. Beautiful...gorgeous colors and love the flower...aren't we just getting so good at flowers..thanks to Selma...love it...have a nice Holiday...we are leaving tomorrow...no internet....ugh!!

  7. Stunning!! I love this Card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps! We hope you come back and play with us again soon!

    Many Blessings,

  8. Lovely die cuts and flower. Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create. NancyD

  9. Fab card, I love the pretty lattice card and your layout.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  10. Fab card, I love the pretty blue lattice card and your layout.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  11. What a gorgeous card, I love that vintage style bird. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

  12. Beautiful card. Love your colors and layout.
    Thanks for joining he Crazy Challenge.
    Hugs Berit

  13. Love the bird! Thanks for playing along with us at Eureka Stamps!

  14. Beautiful card, love your gorgeous flower! Thank you for sharing with us at our handmade flower challenge over on the Love to Create Challenge blog!

  15. Великолепная открыточка! Цветочек очень красивый! Я тоже люблю сама делать цветочки!

  16. the bird looks like a real one Dar...and love your flower too, I am having a dificulty to put so many element but you did it perfect...great card dear...big hugs from Germany

  17. Very pretty Darlene. I love your creative sentiment. Those Marianne leaves really look great behind your beautiful rose.


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