Thursday, June 13, 2013

A.R.T. Challenge #1

Hello Everyone!

TODAY is the big launch of a new challenge blog called A.R.T. (A Random Thursday) Challenge!  We have an easy one to get your started and hope you will join us EVERY THURSDAY for a new fun themed challenge.  Here's what we're looking for today:

(what does summertime mean to you??)
To me summertime means beautiful flowers, green grass, birds and butterflies!  
As a child, my father had a huge flower garden within our semi-circle driveway and the circle was filled with various colors of Sweet Williams.  The butterflies came in 'groves' to draw in the sweet nectar of these sweet flowers and, just as this little girl is doing, I used to crouch down and watch the butterflies ... they were so beautiful and fascinating!

I hope you'll come join in the fun at this BRAND NEW challenge blog which I am so proud to be a member of the design team!  Please be sure to check out the beautiful creations from my team mates ... such a talented group of ladies!!  WOW!

I'd also like to enter this creation into the following challenges:
Little Red Wagon #189 - Three or more pattern papers
Scrapper's Delights Challenge #1 - "S" is for ... (Summertime Sunshine & Smiles)
Whimsical Designs - Summertime Fun
Bearly Mine Challenge #90 - Anything Goes
Craft-room Challenge - Here comes Summer
Deep Ocean Challenge - For a Girl
A and T Emerald Faeries - Punches and Dies
Card and Scrap Challenge #56 - Use Flowers
Country View Crafts #4 - Die Cuts
One Crazy Stamper Challenge - Summertime Fun
Scrap It Girl - Use your dies

Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by today and as always . . .
Recipe for this creation:

Papers:  White cs, My Mind's Eye 'Lime Twist' dp, Crafty Secrets 'Radiant' dp
Image:  Digi Darla's Butterfly Wonder
Accessories:  Spellbinder Gold Labels Four die, Cheery Lynn Designs DL112 & DL113 butterfly dies, Cheery Lynn Designs B117S Fanciful Flourish Small, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Prima flowers, Stampendous Diamond Dots


  1. Absolutely PRECIOUS Dar! What an adorable image, she is just too sweet! Great embellies too! xoxo

  2. Just lovely with all the fluttering butterflies.
    Have a beautiful day!

  3. Oh my goodness!! This is absolutely adorable!!!!

  4. Such a beautiful image and the colours are so zingy together, they certainly remind me of summer.

    Thank you for playing along with us on our first challenge at

    Kelly xx

  5. Hallo Darlene, It seems there is a problem with A.R.T's comment option. I cannot leave a comment.
    Sorry for the inconvenience.

    1. Thanks so much Olga for the heads up on this problem! I have notified the blog owner and hopefully it will be fixed quickly! Really appreciate you letting us know! HUGS!

  6. Oh, very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

  7. Beautiful card.
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.

  8. ADORABLE!!! Everything about this is so cute and the delicate butterflies are so pretty.

  9. Fabulous design. So much lovely details; I like all :-))
    Thank you for sharing with us at BearlyMineChellenge,
    Hugs, Andreja

  10. Cute image. I love the color combo you used. Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Designs. Good luck on the challenge. TFS... Friday

  11. What a beautiful card. So awesome and cute. Thanks for playing along at Scrap It Girls June Challenge.

  12. Such a cute card. I love the pink and orange color combo. The image is adorable.
    Anyway, since you've played at our chalk blog before I wanted to let you know that it's anything goes with chalk at Chalk Ah Lot for the next 12 days. Hopefully you can join us.
    Best Wishes

  13. Love it Darlene!!
    This image is sooo cute and I love the butterflies..
    Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Deep Ocean Challenge!!!
    Hugs, Tina

  14. Such a cute and adorable card! This image is lovely. Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at the Craft-Room this fortnight.

    Maria x

  15. Lovely choice for your "s Word Summertime Sunshine & Smiles!

    Thank you for joining in on Scrapper's Delights Challenge
    "S is For...."

  16. How adorable and sweet...LOVE the addition of the orange butterflies, very eye catching!!!

  17. Bright sunny cheerful summer card, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  18. So sweet and full of summer colour. Thanks for joining us at Country View Crafts in our die-cuts challenge.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  19. Fabulous card, just adorable thanks for entering at Scrap It Girl.

  20. So, so cute! Thanks for joining us at Scrap It Girl!


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