Thursday, January 24, 2013

Playing the challenges . . .

Good Day Everyone!!
Brrrrr  it's STILL cold here in Ohio ... hope it's warm where you live!
(I'm ready for Spring, LOL)

Today I have a couple of creations to share with you since I took the time to play a few challenges out there in blogland this week.  Since becoming familiar with Cheery Lynn Designs dies, I've enjoyed playing along in their weekly challenges.  This week the challenge is "SWEETHEARTS".  I decided to make a 'wedding/anniversary' easel stand card with one of my vintage images from TJDesigns

 Items used on this creation are:
Papers:  Red, Black, White cs, Paper Pizazz dp
Cheery Lynn Designs dies:  B117S Fanciful Flourish Small, B165 Lace Corner Deco E corner die, B136 Anastasia Border
Other Accessories: Computer generated sentiment, MS Heart Punch, Stamps Happen Inc. rubber stamp, Organza polka dot ribbon, Petaloo flowers, Wild Orchid Flowers, JoAnn Wedding tulle spray

Other Challenges I'd like to enter this creation into are:
Inky Impressions - Celebrate
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
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My second creation is for the 'Vintage' challenge at KennyK's Krafty Krew challenge blog.  After seeing the creation by the design team I just had to get a little 'more' involved so went to their store, made a purchase (okay maybe a few purchases) and got busy.  Here's what I came up with:

Now I know SHE doesn't look like your typical 'vintage' bride but the colors are right!  LOL!

Here's a closeup so you can see the sparkle . . .

 Items used on this creation are:
Papers:  white and purple cardstock, Crafty Secrets digital dp from their Vintage Valentine Digital Kit, Fab Scraps 'High Tea' dp, 
Accessories: Wright's vintage lace, Hobby Lobby floral ribbon, Cheery Lynn Designs B165 Lace Corner Deco E, Cheery Lynn Designs DL113 Exotic Butterfly,  Memento Angel Pink ink, blending sponge, Mauve Stickles, Diamond Stickles, Prismacolor markers

Other Challenges I'd like to enter this creation into are:
Crafts and Me Challenge - Vintage
CYDI #27 - Getting Girly
Creative Card Crew - Girly
Oldie But a Goodie Challenge - Glitz & Glam (corner die & butterfly die 1 yr old)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Don't forget about the blog candy I have up for grabs during the month of January!  Not just one giveaway but now there are TWO ... that's right TWO GIVEAWAY PACKAGES ... click on the photos on the top of my sidebar for all the details!
And ... as always my friends ...


  1. Challenges are keeping you busy in the studio! I like your "stand by your man"'s a blast!

  2. Lovely cards. Good luck on the challenges.

  3. oh wow hun these are stunning,just love your detail,the colors and designs are amazing hugs Cherylxx

  4. Wow Dar, these are them both...but LOVE the one for the Cheery Lynn Designs one...looks like a winner to much awesome details!!! Have a nice day from your freezing~snowed in friend in Michigan.....

  5. What a great image on your first card and a lovely design, Darlene. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

  6. I really enjoy your vintage cards- love the Stand by Your Man sentiment and the easel you created- lovely coloring on the 2nd...... We may get snow today- only 1 1/2 inches in Chicago so far this year.....!

  7. Fabulous creations Darlen^_^
    Big hug,

  8. WOW both creations showcase the Cheery Lynn dies so creatively. So gorgeous
    Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog
    Dr Sonia

  9. Gorgeous cards
    Thanks for join us at DigiStamps4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

  10. Stunning creations, thank you for joining us at DS4J

    Alex (DT)

  11. Both are great! Love the Stand by your Man card!

  12. Your card is beautiful I love the vintage photo and the design is fantastic.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #102 red or pink challenge
    DIANA L.

  13. OK that is too much fun - a stand up card for a stand by your man kind of celebration!!Stay warm and thanks for the info you sent! I'm getting ready to go camping - my new tent is on order and as far as the other gear that is needed well I'm on hold. Maybe when it warms up??

  14. Love your Kenny K image! The dies are fab and so are the gorgeous papers! Thanks for joining the Kenny K Krafty Krew this week!

  15. Beautiful, love all the little details, so classy! Thanks for joining the Stampotique DC

  16. Great cards Darlene,and what a great image you chose for the first one, thanks for joining us over at Cheery Lynn designs this week.
    Sheila xx

  17. Super easel card card, love the image and sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

  18. Nicely done.
    Thank you for joining us this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge.

  19. These are so beautifully designed. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  20. Darlene, Both of the cards are have their own personality and I love them.I love your easel stand card and I also love Cherry Lynn dies they have so many wonderful ones. Your Kenny K image is just adorable and you colored her just beautiful, love the background paper and the sparkle.

  21. What fabulous cards, I love your Stand By Your Man. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stampotique Designers Challenge. Sue xx

  22. lovely card, great image and fabby design. Thanks for joining us this week at Inky Impressions xx

  23. Darlene, your beautifully colored Wedding Garter image looks fabulous on this pretty purple-toned card. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's "vintage" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose


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