Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sassy Studio Designs Challenges

Good Afternoon my friends!

With being gone from my 'cave' for several days recently, I am a bit behind on some of my favorite challenges ... so today I'm playing CATCH UP!  
We all know how that is ... 'you gotta pay if you want to play'!! 

Anyways, here's a card (and envelope) I made this morning for the Dare To Be Sassy Thursday Challenge #186 (use your favorite color combination) and it also works the PCP Sassy Studio Progressive Challenge using this adorable 'Sock Hop' freebie for this month's challenge.

Anyone who knows me KNOWS my favorite color is PURPLE and I like how it looks pared up with any shade of green.

Recently I stocked up on some design paper at Michaels when they had it on a 5 for $1 special and found this beautiful swirly 12x12 by Recollections.  I thought it would work perfectly with this fun image!

My frame work is a new die purchased over the weekend at Joan's Gardens.  It is by Memory Box ... #98540 ... Findlay Frame.

 With my design paper being 12x12 in size, I was able to decorate the front & inside of my card as well as the envelope flap with only HALF the sheet (6" x 12").  How cool is that!

AND ... while crafting this weekend with friends, I FINALLY learned how to use my WeR Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board so I can now make matching envelopes for my creations!  SO EASY (once you figure it out ... I have a tendency to 'over think' things like this)!

I was actually able to use up some scraps I had laying on my work table too.  The Cheery Lynn Designs B136 Anastasia Border die on my card front is one of my favorites ... as are the Cheery Lynn Designs DL112 Exotic Butterflies Small dies.  And of course, my coloring was done with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers ... still practicing ... I think I'm getting a little better!  Hopefully!!  LOL!

A few additional challenges are:
Bloggers Challenge - Things with Wings
Brown Sugar #51 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Challenge - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes + Twist (matching envelope)
That Craft Place - It's A Girl Thing
Emerald Faeries #45 - Happy Birthday
Craft Your Passion - Happy Birthday

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you're having a fun filled day!  
I'm hopefully headed outdoors to get the lawn mowed before more rain shows up!  
Have a great day and as always . . .


Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous with such vibrant colours. Love the matching envelope.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Diane said...

Colorful and pretty Dar, and a "just has to make you happy" card!!! Love the envie maker, too...I better make one before I forget how!!

Lin said...

Love your diecut border and the frame behind your great image, and that swirly paper is perfect for the image.

Thanks for sharing with us

Lin xx
Crafty Cardmakers

Crystal said...

What a super fun card Darlene....I just love that great paper and image!!!!!

Meggymay said...

Super image, love the colours you used. Thank you for joining us at CCM this time.

Gail said...

Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar Anything Goes Challenge this week - good luck in the draw and a new challenge starts on Friday! Enjoy your day! Gail DT

fionalawlor said...

Wow!! I love the bright coulours that you have used and such a fab image :) Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our Birthday challenge.
Fiona x

Lori aka lorib117 said...

Darlene, just gorgeous! Love that background and the beautiful die cuts. Thanks for joining us for the Sassy Studio Designs DTBST challenge this week and good luck.

-Lori SSD DT

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Lovely colourful card, thanks for sharing it with us at Brown Sugar challenges and good luck
Julie x
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Lisa Somerville said...

The green frame looks fabulous behind the girl, lovely color combination! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Bonnie Irvine said...

Love the movement that background paper creates on this card. It's perfect as a backdrop for this sweet image. I expect her to start dancing any minute. Great use of dies. The inside and envelope make this card really special...so finished. Thanks for joining our Happy Birthday challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I hope we see you again soon.

Carrie Robinson said...

what a lovely card. the colours are amazing!! thanks for getting Girlie at That craft place xx

Jules said...

What an amazing background for your card, the image is great as well. Thank you for joining us at A & T Emerald Faeries. Good Luck xoxoxox