Friday, February 8, 2013

A 'Sassy' fun challenge . . .

Happy Friday Everyone!
Unfortunately I got so involved with my Crafting Cave Cleanup that I missed out on a couple of my favorite challenges last week ... so I'm hopping on them right away this week!

First is the fun challenge at Sassy Studio Designs.  It's Dare to be Sassy time and this week's theme is "HAVE A HEART" and I have used last week's Friday Freebie image from their Paper Craft Planet group as my focus.

Inside View
I just started learning how to color with my new Spectrum Noir alcohol markers so this was my first try.  Not too bad but I'm sure will improve with practice.  I used Baby Blue Liquid Pearls on her wings for added dimension.  The corner punch is from Creative Memories and the hearts are from the Martha Stewart large heart punch.  

Here are a few other challenges I'd like to enter this card into:
Crafts 4 Eternity - Be My Valentine
ATCs & Cards with Attitude #33 - Be My Valentine/Anything Goes
Broken Box Stock #19 - Be My Valentine
Card Crafter's Circle #61 - Love Is In The Air/Valentine
Card Makin' Mamas - Love
Digi Haven - Love / Valentine
Polka Doodles - Lots of Layers/Pink & Red
Raise The Bar #130 - A 'Couple' of Things
Totally Paper Crafts - Valentines/Love

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Another challenge I always enjoy participating in is the one at Joan's Gardens (every Thursday).  This week Joan & Selma have challenged us to:
  • Use Blue, White and Green
  • Use a Flower that has a pattern
  • Use an Oval
  • Use a stamped sentiment

    I haven't made a paper flower in awhile now ... I was grateful to have the PUSH with this challenge to get back into making a few homemade flowers.

Inside view

Products used on this card are:
Paper:  Medium blue cs, DCWV Winter Matstack dp
Accessories:  Spellbinder classic ovals & beaded ovals, McGill Floral Petals P/N 64503 punch, McGill black forming mat, PunchBunch Flower Kit, Martha Stewart 6 point snowflake punch, Cheery Lynn Designs B117 Fanciful Flourish die, Impression Obsession CL114 Sympathy Sentiments clear stamp set, Versafine Onxy ink, SU river rock ink, DRS Designs G510 Crosses rubber stamp.

I hope you have enjoyed my cards today and I truly hope you find inspiration in my work.  If ever you have a question that I might be able to help you with ... PLEASE do not hesitate to ask!  I will do my best to get you an answer.

Time to make dinner!  Friday ... that means Fish & French Fries ... guess I'd better get to the kitchen!  Thanks for stopping by today, have a fabulous weekend ahead and as always . . .


  1. Stunning Valentine you made and the heart around them looks great! =)
    Beautiful sympathy card and verse!
    Hugs, Elenor

  2. Both of your cards are fabulous! Your Romeo and Juliet are just gorgeous! I love your sympathy card too. It's hard to to lose a loved one and a beautiful card from your heart is always appreciated. Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs Freebie Friday challenge! Good Luck! Hugs, Robin

  3. For a first attempt with your new pens you have certainly made a lovely card. Glad you joined us at ATCs with Attitude.

  4. I just love both of these. I too just received a set of Spectrum Noir markers and am beginning to learn to color with them. Your images look great! Have a good weekend!

  5. oh wow Hun both cards are simply stunning,your detail as always is just amazing hun,love them too bits,sorry not been over for a while just taking me,some time to get back into my routine,hugs Cherylxxxx

  6. Darlene, pretty card. Glad you enjoyed getting back to your flower making.
    Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

  7. Beautiful cards....thanks for joining DTBST!

    (Sassy Studio Designs DT)

  8. Such a romantic card Darlene. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  9. Darlene, both your cards are gorgeous. Your SN colouring fabulous - I love the grey together with the pink and red. The sympathy card has a beautiful serenity ... great achievement!

  10. Both cards are so pretty. Love your creativity--you've got great, fun ideas that turn out beautiful cards. :o)

  11. Lovely card - thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles for the Pink/red challenge. Karon, DT Polka Doodles.

  12. Both cards are beautiful Darlene, Thanks for joining in with us at Digi Haven, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  13. First try with the pens, huh? Turned out great! Love your flower and colors on the next card!

  14. Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing along with us at CMM.x

  15. Darlene, This card is wonderful. Love the stripes and your patterned flower is amazing!

  16. A wonderful Valentines, such a romantic image. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.
    Hugs Sue W.

  17. Beautiful card with a beautiful picture of circumstance.
    Thank you for playing with us this week at Craft 4 Eternity.

  18. Fabulous cards. I just LOVE how those wings turned out. Those liquid pearls look pretty cool, especially how you have the feathered effect. It looks like rippling water. LOVE it! I commented on PCP, but I just had to come to your blog to find out how you did it. Thanks again for joining us at SSD Fabulous Freebie Friday!

    xx Star (SSD DT)

  19. Darlene, Love your Valentine for Sassy Studio it is a wonderful image they always have such nice free images. Wonderful job with the layout, love all the hearts and your coloring. Your sympathy card has a wonderful sentiment and you did an awesome job with your flower. Love the colors.

  20. What a beautiful how you did her wings. Thanks for joining us for Sassy Studio Designs DTBST this week and good luck!

    -Lori SSD DT

  21. Really great card with this lovely fantasy image. Love that sponged heart around the couple and you did a great job coloring, and yes, you do improve with practise so keep coloring! BTW, love what you did with the wings. Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven

  22. How very romantic! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!


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