Thursday, April 11, 2013

Friends are Flowers that never fade . . .

Good Evening blogging friends ... hope you've had a nice day!

Hubby & I spent all afternoon looking at granite, quartz, formica and other materials used to make counter tops.  Yep, our house is 13 years old and we are ready to replace the counter tops with something a little more modern and bright.  I'm leaning towards the quartz ... love that little sparkle that it has.

Anyways, didn't get much crafting time in today but did manage to get a card put together for the challenge over at Joan's GardensSelma has all the details on her blog since Joan had surgery this week and is a bit busy with recuperating at the moment!  If you'd like to join in ... here are the requirements:
  • Use at least 2 butterflies
  • Add at least 3 different types of flowers
  • Use aqua or light blue and white for the background
  • Add a sentiment
  • Must Use Something sold at JOAN'S GARDENS on your card

I really enjoy playing this challenge because it continues to make me think outside of my 'normal' crafting box!  Joan & Selma ALWAYS come up with fabulous themes ... thanks ladies and GET WELL SOON JOAN!!

A few other challenges I'd like to enter into are:
Papercraft Star - Use a Stamp
DL.ART April Linky Party - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Butterfly Kisses
Forever Friends - Die Cuts and/or Punches
Happy Camper - Flower Power
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Milk Coffee Challenge - Welcome Spring
Crafts and Me - Lace and Pearls
Creative Moments - Things with Wings
Clear It Out Challenge - Spring is Coming/flowers

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your kind comments! I only hope I am able to inspire YOU as much as YOU inspire me!!  Weekend is coming ... ENJOY!
As always . . .

Recipe for my card:
Papers:  White cs, DCWV Nana's Nursery Boy
Stamps: Viva LasVegasStamps sentiment, Memory Box Dogwood Branch
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Fiskars swivel craft knife, Wild Orchid flower, Prima flowers, Cheery Lynn Designs DL112 Exotic Butterflies Small, Kaiser pearls, Cheery Lynn Designs B136 Anastia Border, Cheery Lynn Designs DL235 Canadian Kaleidoscope Tiny Doily die, Offray White Satin Ribbon


Diane said...

Very pretty the pretty papers you have used, has a "french vintage" flair to it!! Your 3 kinds of flowers go well together, too...and look at you already getting yours go girl! Nice talking with you on the phone today, I always learn alot from you!
"Talk" to you later!!!

Sandra H said...

Hello and good morning, Your card is so beautiful l just love that shape and your embellishments used are perfect for our challenge at Forever Friends "Dies/Punches good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

Such a lovely card.
Hugs Miranda

Mrs. Swandog said...

Darlene, Your card is wonderful! I love the lacey topper!

Stef H said...

this is gorgeous!!!!

my house is 13 yrs old too and i'm ready to redecorate. just have to save up for it. modular homes are different from stick homes and everything costs more... which really sucks. my neighbor DID do her own countertops with the new paint that's out. said it was a bit of a process, but it turned out fabulous!

take pictures.

hugs :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Dar! :) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog to say hello! So glad you enjoyed the video! Love your gorgeous creation here with the lace and flower details! Come on Spring! Thanks for following me and I'm doing the same with Feedly! Enjoy your weekend my friend! HUGS

Pssequimages said...

Love this, Darlene. Especially how you did the three variations of the flowers, and the combination of designer paper and doily.

Selma said...

This is beautiful Darlene. I love dogwoods. I have granite counter tops and really love them. Thanks for joining us in our challenge at Joan's Gardens this week.

Deb said...

So beautiful!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
have a great weekend, Debxx

Nan G said...

Oh my how'd I miss this one?! And it's such a pretty card!

Paula Huiras said...

This is so pretty. I love the lacy top and the papers u used work so well.

Karen Patterson said...

Very pretty card, and great flowers on this spring card. Thanks for playing with us on the clear it out challenge blog.

Shelagh McCarthy said...

Lovely Card, so pretty and of course it's in my fave colour hee hee ... Thanks for joining in at Happy Campers xx

Sleepy Stamper said...

This is such a sweet card. I love all the embellishments. Thank you for sharing this with us over at the Papaecraft Star.


Cards By Leona said...

Lovely soft colours
Leona (Creative moments DT)

Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty colors and cute card... Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends Challenge.

Joan Fricker said...

Beautiful Darlene.
We love our Quartz. No upkeep.

Manderly said...

You did it! It is beautiful and your followed the theme! Lovely make. Thanks so much for joining us at Forever Friends Challenge this fortnight!