Monday, March 11, 2013

Squigglefly Challenge

Happy Monday Everyone!

It's time for another fun challenge over at Squigglefly and the team of Holley's Hobbyist (of which I am a member) have some fun creations to inspire you!  Today's challenge theme is:

(St. Patty's Day, Easter, Springtime)

I have chosen an adorable image to work with today for my DT card!  
It's one of Diane Carubia's digi images called "A Message From Mouse".  I can't wait to see my spring flowers in bloom ... sure is an uplifting feeling after those dreary winter days!  Won't be long now (YEAH!) ... here we are in March already!

 (A peek at the Inside)

Papers:  BasicGrey 'Porcelain' 6x6 paper pack, bright pink cs, white cs, SU pink pirouette cs
Stamps:  JustRight Fancy Sentiments
Ink:  Versafine Onyx 
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, Prima flowers, Stickles, Cheery Lynn Designs B117S Fanciful Flourish Small, Paper Piercer/Pad, Spellbinder Classic Circle dies, dimensional tape
Technique:  Paper Piercing

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Of course I couldn't stop at just ONE card, LOL ... so I used another fun image called 'Better Than A Thousand Words' by Cheryl Alger to create this card.

Here's a peek at the inside of this card:

Papers:  BasicGrey 'Sultry' 6x6 paper pack, bright pink cs, black cs
Stamps:  JustRite Fancy Sentiments, Verses Rubber Stamps (inside)
Inks:  Versafine Onyx 
Accessories:  Martha Stewart hearts border punch, Kaiser hot pink pearls, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, Offray hot pink satin ribbon

Other Challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Hobby Cutz Challenge - Anything Goes
No Matter Which Challenges - Anything Goes

I hope you've enjoyed my cards today and found a little inspiration along the way!
I'm still practicing with my new alcohol markers and I think I'm finally starting to get the hang of this shading thingie!  However ... I know I still need MORE practice and look to you all for inspiration!  If you have any hints on coloring with Spectrum Noir please leave me a comment ... I'd love to hear it!

You'll also want to check out the wonderful creations my team mates have created to inspire you with this week.  (Charlene is having computer issues so please try again if you have trouble getting into her blog today). 

Tammy Hair      

Pat Martin     
Jan Marshall
Elizabeth Hart

Till next time ... enjoy your day and I hope you find some time to have fun!
As always . . .


Holly said...

Darlene both of these are so sweet and pretty! I love your little flowers on the first card and how you colored them to match. Beautiful papers you used too. I love the piercing around the image and your layout. Your second card has such a lovely lacy border at the top, and I love your inside sentiment!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Hi Darlene! I just wanted to stop by and say Hello and here I get treated to this adorable cards. The images are so cute and colored to perfection. Your work is always a delight. I love your blog wall paper. It reminds me of Graphic 45 Ladies Diary paper that I won't cut into yet. I am saving it for something really really Happy crafting.
Bear Hugs,

Tammy said...

Wow Darlene, both cards are absolutely brilliant! Fabulous colors and shading and the backgrounds are just perfect!

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

WOW, both the cards you are showing today are just stunning. Lovely work. I am so excited to have you on the DT at Squigglefly now. Cheers, Holley

Patricia St Martin said...

Darlene, Oh these are so darling! These images are just adorable and love both of the cards colors they are so Spring, can't wait as it has been raining here for several days and have not seen the sun. Have a wonderful week.
Hugs, Patricia

mags said...

A really cute card. Thanks for sharing with us at Hobbycutz and good luck.
There is still time to enter our blog hop.

Kobie Fouche said...

Thank You for Sharing your Creation with us over at Hobbycutz...Hugs Kobie

marion said...

Both cards are sweet and lovely, Thanx for joining us at NMWC and good luck, hugs, Marion

nwilliams6 said...

Darlene - look at you - two wonderful cards - can't decide which is my fav because they are both really special. Love the flowers on the first and that adorable girl and her dog on the second. Wonderful coloring, perfect extra touches, and a sweet feel to both. Your insides are definitely top notch as well - I so need to do a better job with mine. Hugz from Alabama!

Diane said...

These are so cute..and Dar your coloring is need to give me lessons....and I see the wonderful TH is going to be in a couple of places in Ohio, once this month and again in August....wonder if he will be close to you?? well, my friend, I need to get busy on my to you later.

Annette said...

Two absolutely gorgeous cards! So cute!
Thanks for joining us at NMWC this month!
Hugs Annette

Cathy said...

Fabulous creation, such a cute ickle mouse. Thank you for joining in the first Hobbycutz Challenge, and don't gforget to hop if you haven't already.
Cathy xx

Di said...

Beautiful cards! thankyou for using my mouse image and i love how the flowers seem to match the flowers in the image
Hugs Di xx