Monday, June 10, 2013


Good Morning my friends and welcome to the 2nd week in June!  
I hope you had a fun weekend ... it sure was a beautiful one here in N.E. Ohio!

Today I have made a card with a number of my favorite challenges in mind.

First of all, since June is the official wedding month, I will start with the fun challenge over at Sassy Studio Designs  ... JUNE BRIDE.  I have used their image called BELLA BRIDE ... isn't she pretty!  You'll have to check out (and click to enlarge) the 'close-up' at the bottom of this post to see the sparkle I've added to her wedding dress.

 The next challenge is over at Joan's Gardens where she has asked us to:
  • Use an embossed background
  • Use Pink and black as your main colors
  • Use an Oval
  • You must use a product sold at Joan's Gardens.
OH DEAR ... I just realized I forgot to run my background panel through with the embossing folder!  It's laying here on the table and I was waiting until I was done doing the 'doodling' edging frame ... dang!  Oh well, I'm going to share it anyways!  Items purchased from Joan's Gardens will be listed at the end of this post.

Another challenge is over at Cheery Lynn Designs where they require you to use at least one of their products and this weeks theme is ... CREATIVE CORNERS (must have a corner embellishment).  Well, I decided the Cheery Lynn Designs B165 Lace Corner Deco E was the perfect corner embellishment for this delicate looking creation.  I love that it looks like a cluster of little hearts!

The final challenge blog I had in mind when creating this card is over at Di's Digi Stamps ... BEAUTIFUL BORDERS.  This is my first time 'doodling' a border around my card and I really like the outcome.  I actually saw it done on one of Di's DT member cards and thought it would be a delicate touch to my creation.  What do you think?  It was really easy since I simply 'linked' the corner embellishments using my Tim Holtz Black distress marker ... fine point end.

Let's see what other challenges I can share today's creation with:
In The Pink Challenge - Anything Goes (must have PINK)
 Crafting for all Seasons - Wedding/Anniversary
Catch The Bug - Going to the Chapel
The Hobby House - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Going to the Chapel
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
613 Avenue #23 - Anything Goes / Twist - Celebrations

 Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you are finding inspiration through my work.  I know I sure enjoy drawing inspiration from all you talented crafters out there in blogland!

Wishing you a fabulous week ahead and as always . . .

Recipe for this creation:
Papers:  White cs, Black cs, Paper Pizazz dp
Image:  Sassy Studio Designs
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, TH black distress marker, Spellbinder Floral Ovals, Spellbinder Classic Ovals, Cheery Lynn Designs B165 Lace Corner Deco E, Cheery Lynn Designs DL112 Exotic Butterflies Small, Memento Angel Pink ink, Fiskars swivel craft knife, Sakura Quickie Glue Pen, Deco Art Glamour dust 'crystal', 

Items listed in RED were purchased through Joan's Gardens.


Diane said...

Beautiful Dar!!! I think you nailed all 3 challenges perfect...and good luck on them!!

Anonymous said...

thank you for joining us for the Hobby House first challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Dawn Lancaster said...

A beautiful card Darlene, super image! Thanks for playing at Crafting For All Seasons this time!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Lori Aragon said...

This is so beautiful! I had to come take a closer peek :)

Marcy said...

Gorgeous card, Darlene! Your layers are all wonderful, and I especially love the doodled edge. I've been adding some doodled edges to my scrapbooking lately. How do you like the Distress Markers?

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Hey there Marcy! Thanks for your lovely comments and as far as the TH distress markers, I only have a few and I don't do a whole lot with them. Maybe because I get stuck in a rut with all the other markers I have and use! LOL!

Craftdee Donna said...

Beautiful card - perfect for the Beautiful Borders challenge at Di's Digi Designs
Thanks for joining in, good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ♥

Christine L said...

A beautiful card.... such a fabulous image and perfect design.

Thanks for sharing at In The Pink this time.... good luck!

Christine x

Laurian said...

Fabulous card Darlene!
Thanks for joining us at DTBS at Sassy Design Studio and I hope you'll join us again soon!

Laurian GDT

tinamarie said...

SO elegant! I love the image and colors! perfect for a bride!
Thank you for playing at Creative Corner Challenges!

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors and the sparkle you added to her gown! Thank you for joining our DTBST Challenge this week.
Ruza, SSD Designer

Chana said...

This is beautifully done, Darlene! Thanks for sharing it with us at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Lori said...

Your coloring is just wonderfully done. Thanks for joining us this week at Cheery Lynn's Challenge and best of luck.

Wenche said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining our challenge at the Hobby House.

Joann said...

Hi Darlene,
Your card is beautiful and that image is just stunning! Thank you very much for joining us again this week at Cheery Lynn Designs.
Hugs *


Hi there Darlene! I LOVE your card - such elegance!!!! I love the subtle sparkle too! Thanks so much for joining us at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog this week, good luck in the draw!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang

Min said...

Howdy Darlene - WOW - what a gorgeous Wedding card! Just Beautiful!!!
We are so happy you joined us this week for the Catch The Bug Going to the Chapel Theme Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
Be sure to visit The Bug Blog today for a new challenge!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Kaymin Kreations

Joan Fricker said...

Darlne, pretty card. Love the corner and the oval die really sets off the image. Great job.
Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

beadz said...

Great card, Darlene! Thank you so much for joining us at the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and good luck!