Monday, April 22, 2013


WOW!  Here we are again at the beginning of a new week!
How's the weather at your house?  So far it's being a fairly typical SPRING here in Ohio.  And that's okay ... sunshine, rain, more sunshine ... more rain!  I'm just glad the threat of accumulating snow if behind us for another year.  I'm ready to get outside, breath in some fresh air and play in my yard/flower beds!

Speaking of SPRING TIME ... the challenge theme today at Squigglefly is:


and, that means you can create one of two ways on this one!  
Either APRIL SHOWERS ... water themed or MAY FLOWERS ... use flowers.  
I chose the WATER theme idea.

 Isn't this image called "What A Catch" by Diane Carubia just the cutest!
 And in keeping with my New Years resolution, here's a peek at the inside.

So come along and join the fun but remember to be eligible to win, you must use a Squigglefly image, if you don't have one, no fear, there are tons of freebies here!

Other challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge - Blue & Green
Digi Design Challenge -  Bears
Crafty Catz #179 - One for the Boys

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you'll come back again soon!  Also ... thank you in advance if you've taken the time to leave me a comment ... I really love hearing from you all!

As always . . .
Recipe of this card:
Papers:  Navy cs, Paper Pizazz 'raindrops' dp, Old Olive cs
Stamps:  Northwood (front), Hero Arts (inside)
Inks:  Momento black
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Offray 'dippydot' grosgrain ribbon, TPC Studio 'reel me in' dome stickers, Creative Memories corner rounder, PoppyStamps 'Grassland Border' die #825, Fiskars swivel craft knife, Pop Dots


Tammy said...

Cute card, love the sentiment!

Anonymous said...

Dar, this little bear is so sweet! :) Your coloring looks wonderful and I love the inside too!! So wonderful to hear from you my friend!! BIG HUGS

Rita said...

Another beautiful card Darlene. Hugs Rita xx

Charlene Mitchell said...

I have so many favourite artists at Squigglefly and Diane is definitely one of them! You have coloured this perfectly and I love the frame you have created for him! Awesome Darlene!

Kathy Bradley said...

This made me laugh out loud - I've done the very same thing! Your card is so, so cute and your scene is darling. And, your coloring is perfect!!

Holly said...

Darlene this is such a fantastic card! First of all your coloring is just spectacular! I really love the water drop paper you used, and that sentiment on the front and inside are so cute!

Pam said...

This is such a cute card!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Darlene - this is fantastic and the background paper is so perfect -- love it!!

nwilliams6 said...

What fabulous bg paper for this card and image and that image is sooo cute! What a great card for this challenge. Wonderfully done. Hugz!

Mad Moose said...

Great male card. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

Patricia St Martin said...

Darlene, Awesome masculine card... Love the papers and the darling image.
Hugs, Patricia

craftyeyes said...

great card thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy x

Di said...

This is just gorgeous!! i love the way you have used the dies to make a scene, its Fabulous Thankyou for entering my challenge!
Hugs Di xxx
p.s may i use this on my store?

Kelly Schelske said...

Awe, what a sweet card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Di's Digis and be sure to check out the new challenge today!

Hugs, Kelly