Monday, July 1, 2013


Hello my friends and Happy Monday!
Can you believe it is JULY 1st already??
I'm telling you ... I'd better get my Christmas List started ...
at this pace, it will be here long before I am ready!  LOL!

Today's challenge over at Squigglefly is called PURPLE PASSION and I'm loving it!  If you know me at all, you know that PURPLE is my FAVORITE color so I really had a fun time coloring for my creation today!  The image I chose to create with today is called FLOWER CAKE and the artist is Pamela Lehto.  You can find it HERE.

I am SO HAPPY that my camera picked up all the different PURPLE hues and didn't turn them all BLUE!  I know it's a camera setting issue but I haven't figured it out yet!  SO, keep in mind, that BLUE flower you see in the front on the cake ... is ACTUALLY PURPLE!!  A DARK PURPLE ... but purple none the less!!

This turned out to be a great way to use up my SCRAPS of purple design paper that I have in my stash too.  So many different shades of purple and I love them all!

Here are a few challenges to share this creation with:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Challenges for everybody - Anything goes
Stamping Sensations - Summer blooms
  Speedy fox and friends - Purple
Fairy Tale
- Birthdays

Artistic Inspiration - anything goes
Crafty Ribbon - anything goes with ribbon
Creative Moments - flowers

Hiding in My Craftroom - anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes

I hope you'll come join in our PURPLE PASSION fun at Squigglefly!  And if your mojo is running low, pop on over and check out the fabulous inspiration samples the team has created for you!!  See you there!

I will be back shortly with a second posting for today ... the July Link Party & DT Challenge for Crafty Secrets.  Hope you'll come back again and check it out!

As always . . .

Recipe for this card:

Papers:  White cs, Deep purple cs, DCWV dp, Hot Off The Press dp, SU purple pattern paper
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Fiskars swivel craft knife, Purple Grosgrain ribbon, Cheery Lynn Designs B231 Birthday die, Cheery Lynn Designs B136 Anastasia Border die


Diane said...

Beautifully done, even the "blue" whoops I mean "purple" flower...LOL...very gorgeous, once again!!

Tammy said...

Beautiful! Love the gorgeous colors and coloring!

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh what a pretty birthday card! Just lovely! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge this week!

Pat said...

LOVE how your colors POP!! Great card!

Anne Fenton said...

Wow, great card..the purples make your card pop...thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - your vivid colors on this are really beautiful and make this image really stand out. Fabulous card and so well done. I really love that image - I am going to have to put it on my wish list. Hugz!

Bianca said...

That´s a wonderfull card! Love the colors! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card and love the colors. Thank you for joining us at Artistic and Creative Moments. Abbie (Owner) xx

Florence said...

Oooo! pretty colours Darlene. Really eye catching. Beautiful card. Thank you for playing along with the ATS&M challenge.
Florence x

Sharon said...

Lovely card and awesome colors! Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs.
Hugs - Sharon

Diana Martin said...

Great use of different hues! Thanks for participating at Hiding in My Craft Room!

Holly Young said...

So gorgeous! I love the border at the bottom and your coloring is fantastic!

Anke said...

Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at Crafty ribbons
hugs Anke

CTgirl said...

All the purples are just great!!

Thank you for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Crafting by Designs!
Do join us again!
Crafting By Designs DT

wannabcre8tive said...

This is really beautiful. Wonderful coloring. Thanks for joining us in the Speedy Fox Challenge.

Angie said...

Gorgeous! The coloring on your cake is sooooo yummy!!! Making me hungry! :) Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friend blog challenge!