Thursday, April 18, 2013

Joan's Gardens Challenge

Hello again my friends!
First of all I'd like to give a SHOUT OUT to my friend Joan Fricker of Joan's Gardens.  Joan had knee replacement surgery last week and is now going through the difficult healing/therapy phase of this adventure.  I just want her to know that I am praying for her speedy & complete recovery!
Even with everything Joan & Selma are going through in their personal lives right now ... they have obviously vowed to NOT LET US DOWN ... hence another FABULOUS challenge offering this week!  
Bless You Ladies!

You can find the requirements on Selma's blog and then post your entry over on Joan's blog but I can certainly help you get started by sharing the requirements here on my blog ... 

This week we want you to create a "Girly" card.  
  • Use pastel colors
  • Use some type of lace (can be real or die cut)
  • Use at least one bow
  • Include flowers 
  • Use at least one product from Joan's Garden

Here is what I came up with this afternoon . . .



While visiting Joan a few weeks ago I purchased this ADORABLE Memory Box 'Princess Dress' #98495 dress form die and am so thrilled to be able to create using it today!   HOW CUTE IS THIS?  And it even includes the hanger ... so sweet!  I took the liberty of adding a little faux stitching on a couple of the dresses just to help them 'stand out' a bit on the page.   What a great way to use up those little scraps of designer paper I have been 'saving'!  Why I was saving these little pieces I don't know ... but I'm sure glad I did ...they worked perfect for these little dresses!

A few other challenges:
Forever Friends - Die Cuts and/or Punches
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - Make It Girlie (design paper over a year old)
Glitter n Sparkle - Faux or real stitching
DL.ART April Linky Party - Anything Goes

I look forward to seeing what the other ladies who enter Joan's challenges create ... they are truly an inspiration group of talented ladies!!  Hope you'll come join in the fun and please take a moment to say a quick prayer for Joan ... I can't imagine how tough this must be!  

Thanks for stopping by and as always . . .

Recipe for this card:
Papers:  White cs, Pink cs, PinkPaislee 'Butterfly Garden' dp, Scraps of various dp
Ink:  Tim Holtz 'tea dye'
Accessories:  Memory Box #98495 'princess dress' die, Cheery Lynn Designs #B136 Anastasia Border die, Prima flowers, Flower Factory pink organza ribbon, Diamond Stickles, Jambo Lace Roll Tape

Items in red where purchased through Joan's Gardens.

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful card you made and great that the hangers were included too! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  2. Love your card Darlene! Those dresses are awesome! Very girly!

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  3. Lovely! Thanks for joining the challenge at Forever Friends,Lisa (DT) x

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  4. this is great thanks for joining us at glitter n sparkle and good luck emma xx

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  5. What a cute girly card Darlene. I love those little dresses and hangers. Thanks for joining us again this week in our weekly challenge at Joan's Gardens.

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  6. How darling and unique Dar! Very pretty!

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  7. What a darling card, Dar. :o) I'm going to have to get that dress die! It is so, so cute.

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  8. Beautiful little dresses on a delightful card. Thanks for sharing your work with us at an OBAG, Jx

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  9. Wauw! This is an adorable card! It has cuteness all over ;)
    Love the dresses and the pastel colors and how you all things combined!
    Thanks for sharing with us over at foreverfriends!
    Good luck in the draw and hope to see you soon again!
    Linda DT-FF

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  10. Wauw! This is an adorable card! It has cuteness all over ;)
    Love the dresses and the pastel colors and how you all things combined!
    Thanks for sharing with us over at foreverfriends!
    Good luck in the draw and hope to see you soon again!
    Linda DT-FF

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  11. super sweet card...don't you just love that die....and the price for it is so reasonable, too!! Love your pretty dresses...makes me want Spring weather even more....have fun on your trip!!

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  12. very nice,thank you for joining us at Glitter n sparkle challenge blog good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    AJ dtm

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  13. Fabulous design and really sweet little dresses - love it!
    Thanks for playing along at with our 'Girly' challenge at Oldie But A Goodie this week and good luck
    Hugs Laurie x

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me some love!
Darlene