Monday, February 25, 2013

NEWS to share . . .

Happy Monday fellow bloggers!  

EXCITING NEWS to share with you today!  

The lovely Holly Young over at Squigglefly has asked me to join their team 
and I was honored to say YES! 

Challenge Badge
So ... let's get started!  This week's challenge is GET IN SHAPE!
Now I must admit, I don't make very many 'shaped' cards so this was a bit of a stretch for me but a truly FUN ONE!!!   I've used the fun image named Plant A Seed of Love as my focus image.

I've used my new Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers for the coloring (still practicing) and sponged around the outer edge using Tim Holtz broken china distress ink.  I used the largest Spellbinder 'Beaded Circle' die for my base card and a Spellbinder 'Classic Circle' die for the main panel.  Kaiser pearls were my only embellishment and a SU 'Bermuda Bay' marker was used for the handwritten sentiment.

Inside View
I hope you'll take the time to pop on over to Squigglefly and check out the amazing artwork the rest of the Holly's Hobbyists DT has to share with you today.  For links to ALL the DT members at Squigglefly, please click on the tab right below my header.

Other challenges:
CAS on Sunday - Making the Rounds
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes

Time to get busy on projects ... I got a bit behind with being down with that nasty flu bug and I'm STILL playing catch up!  Hope you are healthy & having fun!  Till next time . . .
And as always . . .


  1. Well congrats to you...and what a beautiful shaped card...and great coloring, too!!! Have a nice week my friend!!!!

  2. Wow, what a stunner to start with! Beautiful card and beautifully colored! Great to share Squigglefly with you!

  3. What a cute card! Love the button hearts and the sweet sentiment.

  4. Darlene this is so pretty and what a creative way to add the get well sentiment on the "beads" of the die! Your inside sentiment is really sweet too. Your coloring is gorgeous and I love the sponging too. We are so happy to have you on the Squigglefly team - thanks so much for helping us out!

  5. Such a gorgeous creation Dar!! :) Congrats on your DT news my friend!! Love your pretty floral design right in the middle of your circle card design! :) Thanks for playing along with us at CAS on Sunday! Hope you will join us again next time and good luck! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

    Hope I'll be seeing you around some more my friend!!

  6. So glad to have you on the SFDT Darlene! What a first project! Love the die you used - I don't make many shaped cards either and my largest dies aren't big enough! Love the sentiment that you hand-wrote and you have coloured the flowers up so beautifully! Look forward to seeing more of your fabulous designs!

  7. Darlene,
    So, so pretty! I like how you've placed the sentiments on the outer beads of the circle - wonderful! The image is so cute and happy and colored perfectly.

  8. Congratulations Darlene, such a beautiful card and have fun on the DT! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  9. What a gorgeous card!!! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS on Sundays!!

  10. So glad to have you on the SF team - YAY! Love your card - it is stunning and your coloring is wonderful. Love the image, your card shape, and the fun way you did your get well border - but that sentiment you typed up is wonderful! Great card. Hugz!


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