Thursday, January 10, 2013

I'm doing Blue & White today . . .

Hello blogging friends and thanks so much for stopping by today!

When I saw the 1st challenge for 2013 over at Joan's Gardens, I just couldn't wait to create something and play along.  Then I gave a peek at Feline Playful and saw a couple other challenges that would be fun.  

I'm in the middle of taking down Christmas in my house but hey ... I deserve a break ... right!  LOL!

The challenge at Joan's Gardens is:
  • Created a blue and white card
  • Use 4 corner dies
  • Make a Thank You Card
  • Add a flower

 This is really CAS for me but I like how it came together and even decided to create another (similar) card using the same basic idea & products.
Here's what I've used to make this card:
Paper:  white cs, medium blue cs
Stamp:  StampCraft
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Cheery Lynn Designs B165 Lace Corner Deco E die, Spellbinder Shapeabilities Create a Flake 3, Cuttlebug Swiss Dot EF, Spellbinder classic circle die, Cheery Lynn Designs Create A Flower 2 (leaves),  For Card #2 I also used MS icicle border punch, MS snowflake punch and Tim Holtz broken china distress ink.

My 'flower' was actually made from a Cheery Lynn Designs Lace Pine Snowflake die (DL175).  After die cutting from white cardstock, I simply crunched it all into the middle ... added glue to make a stem ... waited for it to dry then cut most of the stem off to make it sit flat on my card.

Here are a few other challenges these cards qualify for:
Stampavie and more - Blue and White
Creative Moments Bloggers Network - Monochrome/Anything Goes
Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps - Use dies or punches
Creative Creations - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenge - January Blues
Pikes Playground - Wintery Thank You
Squigglefly - Thank You Cards
The Crazy Challenge - No Design Paper
Whoopsi Daisy - Diecuts & Punches

Okay that's it for me ... time to get back to work!  I have Santas, garland & ornaments EVERYWHERE!  And, it's almost time to make dinner ... yikes!

Thanks all!  And, as always,
Don't forget about my blog candy ... going all all month!  Check out the easy details by clicking the candy photo at the top of my sidebar.  OH!  And ... I've added MORE to the pot just today!!!


Holly said...

Darlene these are both such pretty cards! I love the blue! Very creative of you to make the flower from the snowflake! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh how pretty! I love the flower made with the snowflake die : ) And the blue on white- so elegant!

Marcy said...

This is so pretty! I love the soft colors and embossing on the card. Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

Olga said...

Just love what you did with the snowflake dies on your first card!
Have a fab day!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful, love the dies you used on your card and the fabulous card design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Jennifer said...

Your cards are lovely Darlene. Such a clever idea, making flowers from snowflake die-cuts. I love them!

Thank you for playing with us at Penny's Paper Crafty, and good luck in the draw.

Jennifer. x

Desire Fourie said...

So beautiful. Love the touch of green with the leaves.
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Karen said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for coming and checking out my blog! I just became a follower of yours, and I love it! Well I am off to poke around here, to check out all your pretty things! P.S. You have a beautiful family!! karen♥

Karen said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for coming and checking out my blog! I just became a follower of yours, and I love it! Well I am off to poke around here, to check out all your pretty things! P.S. You have a beautiful family!! karen♥

Karen said...

Hi Darlene, What a beautiful card, and I beautiful blog! Thanks for stopping over at my blog, I just became a follower on yours! Well I am off to check out all your pretty things! Oh and you have a beautiful family too!! Karen♥

Betty said...

Beautiful designs I love the colour scheme. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this time and good luck

Pssequimages said...

These are gorgeous Darlene!

Kathy Bradley said...

So lovely and elegant - and thanks for playing along at Squigglefly.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said... blue and white!

Gill McCall said...

lovely card, thanks for playing along in the monochrome challenge with us at Creative Moments. Gill (DT)

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card! I love the layout and corners! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Laura Love said...

How gorgeous! Love all the intricate Die work and such pretty colors! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

May said...

Beautiful card, Love the design & elegant!! Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy... May x x x

Anonymous said...

Fab cards - love them both. The blue and white are so effective. Thanks for joining in at Creative Moments. Helen (DT) x

Diane said...

Both are you, sometimes CAS just works perfect, like it did for seeing your creations, always inspire "me" to get busy!!! Have a wonderful Sunday...hope the hubby is cooking you something "delish".....LOL!!!

alex said...

Beautiful cards, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments

Alex (DT)

Shelly said...

Gorgeous creations, thanks for joining us at Cupcake for our Monochromatic Blue challenge! Shelly :)

Miss Emerald said...

Gorgeous card! Beautiful elements and design. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crazy Challenge.

Nan G said...

Beautiful cards! Love the drippy icicles and the snowflake flower on the first one.

Anonymous said...

I love your gorgeous card! Love the swirl :).This is sooo Elegant and Pretty!

Selma said...

Both these cards are so pretty Darlene. Thank you for joining us in our first challenge this year at Joan's Gardens.

Joann said...

So elegant and pretty. Your cards have such a wintery feel : ) Just lovely Darlene.

Scrap Vamp said...

Lovely card!

Clarky J said...

Your card is brilliant and perfect for our monochrome challenge - thanks for joining in the fun with Creative moments xxx