Saturday, April 6, 2013

Spring Time and Sparkle

Good Saturday Afternoon to you all!

Today I have two cards to share with you for two different challenges.  
First is a fun card for the Sassy Studio Designs Dare to be Sassy Thursday challenge #171.  I'm also entering this card into their May Guest Designer Post.  I love these images and have been wanting to try out for the guest designer and am FINALLY going to 'go for it'.  I hope they like my creation.  This week's challenge is to use something wet on your project (stickles, smooch, crystal effects, dew drops).  I have used pink cottoncandy & mauve Stickles.

Sassy Studio Designs Digi Image:  Katniss Girl of Fire Sassy
Papers:  White cs, bright pink cs, internet music score dp, Basic Grey 'sultry' 6x6 paper pack
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, xPress foam mounting tape, Cheery Lynn Designs DL112 Exotic Butterflies Small, Cheery Lynn Designs B165 Lace Corner Deco E, Prima flowers, Stickles, Memory Box #98401 Tiffany Frame and #98402 Cherise Label dies

Other Challenges:
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Singing and/or Music
2 Sisters Challenge - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Challenge - Anything Goes
CMC Copic Challenge #65 - All About the Hair
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes with Sparkle
CCEE Stampers - Things with Wings
Delightful Challenge - All About Music
In the Pink Challenge - Lets Fly Away ... In Pink!
Stampavie and More - Pretty in Pink
Stamp n Doodle - Pretty in Pink
DL.ART April Linky Party - Anything Goes  

The second card today is for the "Springtime Fun" challenge at Impression Obsession.  I have never participated in their challenge and after seeing a creation my friend Diane (Nellie's Nest) created for the challenge, I thought I'd give it a try.  

I have used three Impression Obsession products for this CAS card.  
I've created the background with their F8714 Dandelion Stem rubber stamp and Momento 'bamboo leaves' ink.  The corner treatment is their rubber stamp F1047 Daisy Corner which I colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and fussy cut with my Fiskars swivel craft knife.  The adorable birds is a die I purchased this week at Joan's Gardens and it is Impression Obsession DIE058-N, which I cut from heavy black cardstock.

Other Challenges:
Creative Moments - Things with Wings (entry 2)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Green, Yellow and one other
Papertake Challenge - Anything Goes

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you are finding crafting time in your busy schedule this weekend!  I don't know what I would do if I didn't have time to craft ... 'therapy at its best!'

ENJOY the rest of your weekend!  SO NICE to see the SUNSHINE!!
As always . . .


rachel said...

beautiful card - thanks for joining us at crafty sentiments and good luck xx

Shirley said...

Hi Darlene, Your Impression Obsession card is wonderful. How creative with the BG, the corner image, and your die. The color combo is beautiful! Welcome to our challenges and good luck in the drawing too!!

Patricia St Martin said...

Darlene, The frame is just beautiful and the images you colored her so stunning. Love your corners and the awesome butterflys. I love the music theme. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Thursday! I'm so glad you also enter the hair challenge at Color Me Creative. Good luch on the challenge.
Hugs, Patricia

Jackie W said...

Very beautiful! Lovely image and colors! So glad you joined us at Delightful Challenges!
Jackie DT

Ellis said...

Beautiful card for SSD challenge, great frame around her! The other card is just wonderful! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Craftyanny said...

Very pretty Darlen
Thanks for playing along with Crafty Sentiments and good luck
Anne x

Nan G said...

Love this one! The birdies are a gorgeous die cut.

Nan G said...

p.s. She's ready to step out in the town! Love the design, Dar.

Shelly Schmidt said...

What gorgeous cards! I am a lover of pink you know, so I am gushing over your first card, but love the IO card too! The music DP behind the image is awesome too!!!

Annie said...

Hi Darlene....both of these makes are different colourwise but beautifully made.


Annie x

Christine L said...

Fabulous image and gorgeous pink card... love the butterflies!

Thanks for sharing at In The Pink... hope to see you here again soon with another fabbie pink creation!

Christine x

Céline said...

really gorgeous, love the silhouette
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

Amanda said...

Both cards are gorgeous Darlene, enjoy your weekend.

Hugs Amanda

alex said...

Beautiful cards, thank you fro joining us at Creative Moments

Athina said...

Great background! Good luck with your submission! Thank you for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps! We hope to see you back again next week!

Ellen said...

Love the background you created for those happy singing spring birds! Marvellous card!

Vickie said...

Oh wow! Your card is just great! I love the music paper background and how you edit the photo with the sparkles! Excellent all around! Thanks for playing with u at Stamp-n-Doodle:)

Debs said...

Gorgeous pink card - stunning image and I love that die cut.
Thanks for sharing with us at In The Pink and Stampavie & More.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Nicolchen said...

Your creation is just gorgeous :0)))

Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and more ;0)

Hugs Nicole

Inkypinkydelights said...

Lovely cards, especially the Sassy one. Judy x

craftyeyes said...

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

patscrap91 said...

Your card is very elegant !

Denise @ kc242 said...

Hey Darlene! What a fabulous card! Love your coloring and design. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Delightful Challenges!
Delightful Challenges DT

Katie said...

Great IO card!! Love how you created the background. And that diecut is so striking in black. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

DIANA L. said...

Both cards are beautiful I especially like the floral one with the birds
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes April Linky Party

Alaine said...

This is gorgeous!!!! Thank you so much for joining us at DTBST last week!!!!!

Alaine - SSD DT

WeirdCat said...

Great cards, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments this fortnight
Ruth x