Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Going GREEN . . .

Hello everyone!
With St. Patrick's Day coming up this weekend, I thought I'd play along in some of the GREEN challenges that are out there in Blogland!  This is going to be fun!

My first creation to share today is a fun Dare to be Sassy challenge over at Sassy Studio Designs.  Their challenge is to use GREEN and for a twist, use something 'recycled' on your creation.  I have chosen to use the front of a card I received as the background on my card as the 'recycled' requirement.   The Sassy Studio digi image I chose to use today is called 'GoGoGirl2'.

Inside View

When you don't make the desired background for the inside of your card, create your own as I have done here.  Quick & Easy!  Sorry ... camera colors are weird today!  LOL!

Papers:  Garden Green cs, White cs, Stamp:  My Sentiments Exactly ' Irish Blessing',  Ink:  Momento 'Bamboo Leaves', Accessories:  Cheery Lynn Designs B231 Birthday die, Provocraft vine die, Kaiser green pearls, X-press It foam mounting tape, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers

Other challenges:
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge -  Shades of Green
Twist of Faith Card Challenge #28 - Irish Blessings 
 Melonheadz Friends - Going Green
 The Pink Elephant - St. Patrick's Day/Use Green
Creative Inspirations Paint - Go Green
Gingerloft Challenge - The color Green
Eclectic Ellapu - Birthday
Great Impressions - Use green and/or something recycled
Kenny K's Krew - Birthday
The Outlawz Monday Greeting - Use Green w/sentiment on front

My second card today is a card I made last week for the All That Stickles: Green Linky Party then I couldn't locate the challenge again ... until today that is!!  Whew!  Found it!!

I've created this cute little Easter scene in Microsoft Word by using digital images from the Crafty Secrets 'Spring Bunnies' digital download.  What a fun project this was!

Papers:  SU Old Olive cs, Doodlebug 'Hello Spring' 2 sided dp  Accessories:  Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Prima flowers, Lime Green Stickles, Memory Box #98438 'Big Splash Border'

Other challenges:
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Easter Egg-stravaganza
Bearly-Mine - Easter
Eureka Stamps - Spring has Sprung
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes

 Well I think that's it for me today!  Thanks so much for stopping by and I truly hope you find even just a 'teeny tiny' bit of inspiration from my work!  I know I certainly find GREAT inspiration from all of you!

Enjoy your day and until next time . . .


Pauline said...

A wonderful bright creation, Darlene, and a perfect Irish blessing for a birthday! Thank you for sharing with us at Twist of Faith Cards!

Kathy said...

Great idea to recycle a card front. Such a gorgeous sentiment and love the way you've colored the SSD image. Beautifully done. Thanks for playing along with us at SSD. Just thought I'd mention, there is a DT call going on right now as well at Sassy Studio.


Great cards i love them both so vibrant.

Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft


Tammy said...

WOW Darlene, gorgeous creations!! Love that image on our first card and your Easter card is beautiful! Fantastic design! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month!
Tammy x

Shari said...

Wow both cards are wonderful! I love hte way you used the tulips for your background on the first card.

Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime for our Anything Goes Challenge! Good Luck!


Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are both so fabulous, love them. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Louise said...

Very pretty card, thanks for joining us at Kenny K's for our challenge
hugs Louise

Laurian said...

Great card Darlene, what a great image!

Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu and I hope we see you again soon!



Ardilla said...

Both of them are gorgeous!
Love the image in the first one... and the bunny in the second is so cute!
Thanks for playing with us this forthnight at Gingerloft in our GREEN challenge.
Ardilla :)

Claire said...

This is gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week!
Claire xx

Cheryl said...

Fabulous! I love how you recycled the old greeting card. The image looks wonderful against it.

Thank you for joining our challenge at Great Impressions Stamps .


Cheryl said...

Very pretty!!

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

cynthia said...

Love the card thank for linking it up at all that stickles cynthia-dt

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Awesome way to recycle! Awesome cards! Thanks so much for playing with us at Kenny K’s Krafty Krews *Happy Birthday* challenge !

Tammy, KKKK DT from Créations LaDiva :) xx

tiggertastic said...

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog - Tiggertastic

Designing for:

Sketch Saturday , Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

Mamma Mia said...

Hi Darlene - love both your cards but especially the Easter card with the vintage feel! Thanks for sharing your card at Lexi's Creations this time.
Helen x (DT)

Patricia St Martin said...

Darlene, Wonderful cards. Always nice to recycle things. Images are just darling.
Hugs, Patricia

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Wonderful cards! Thanks so much for playing along with this weeks "Use the color GREEN" challenge over at at The Pink Elephant!
Sheri-TPE DT

DIANA L. said...

This is so cute great job coloring
Thank you for joining us at Creative inspiration paints.
CI design team member

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Both great cards Darlene, but I especially love the first one, the tie dye looking inside part is fabulous! Thanks so much for playing at Melonheadz Friends again this time:)

Tracey Manderson said...

great cards. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine, Good luck and hope you will join us again

Pauline said...

A wonderful bright birthday creation... thanks for sharing at Twist of Faith!

Dangina Martinez said...

What a pretty card, love the color combo. Thank You for joining us this week at Loves Rubber Stamps. It is always a treat to see such great work.
Good Luck, Dangina

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

WOW totally love how you have recycled that card picture!!! looks fabulous. And great inside as well.

Love the fabulous die cuts on the second card.

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Gingerloft Card Challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

tracym110 said...

Both cards are so super cute!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Paper Play Time!