Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Hello my friends ...
How is your day going?  
Mine didn't start out all that great but it's beginning to look up a bit!

Are you aware of the Progressive Challenge that the Sassy Studio Group has over at Paper Craft Planet (PCP)?  Jackie's been doing it for a few months now and I'm thrilled to say I've found made the time to play on each round.  This month you can choose either one of these 'Sassy' images to create with ...

OH NO!  I forgot one important factor!  The THEME ... which is OCTOBERFEST!
Guess it's back to the coloring board for me!!!

Lager Pin Up Sassy
Cheers Sassy

I chose "Cheers Sassy" and not only made one card ... but two!
LOL ... imagine that!
I chose "Cheers Sassy" so I could perch her on a variety of things.  My first card could be used for Valentine's Day ... a Birthday ... or even an Anniversary card since I have her perched on a heart.

 This card was quite simple to create once the coloring and fussy cutting were done!  Some background paper and two dies are all that are used on this creation.

Paper:  White cs, Pink cs, Black cs,  DCWV Valentine Sparkle 12x12 dp (RAK from friend 3 yrs ago)
Accessories: Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Fiskars swivel craft knife, Memory Box #98373 Whimsical Flourish, Memory Box #98479 Heart Ensemble

My second card was equally easy!  I was going to add more sparkle or snow but then thought that perhaps a military wife might want to purchase it to send to her hubby who is overseas as a Christmas card and I know they have to be cautious of sparkly cards.  (keeping the 2 craft shows I have coming up in mind when creating these days).

Doesn't she look festive in her Christmas colors!!  

For my 'snowy' fence, I actually die cut two fences (one white/one brown) with my Cheery Lynn Designs B123 Victorian Picket Fence and cut the top row (pickets) off.  Then by 'offsetting' them it gives the illusion of snow.  
(Figured this out accidentally ... don't you love when that happens, LOL.)

My background paper on this one is as OLD AS THE HILLS!  It is from the DCWV Winter Mat Stack.  Again my coloring was done with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and fussy cutting with my trusty Fiskars Swivel Craft Knife.    The sentiment is a Verses Rubber Stamp.

Let's see if I can find a few other challenges to share these creations with:
Clear it Out Challenge - Men/Boys - Dies/Punches (Card #2)
Creative Card Crew - Christmas (Card #2)
Just Inspirational Challenge - Die Cuts/Punches (Card #1 Flourish & Hearts) (Card #2 Fence)
Oldie But a Goodie - Punches/Dies (dies on both cards are more than 6 mos old)
Created with Love - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Clean and Simple
My Craft Creations - Stamped/Digi Images
OohLaLa Creations - Cards for Men
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Digital Images or Papers
Without Words Challenge - Happy Anniversary

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you're having a WONDERFUL day!
As always ...


Chris Hanselman said...

Adorable cards. Love that she is sitting on a heart. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created With Love Challenges.


Sandra van Blaricum said...

Beautiful cards Darlene, I love the second one :-)
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh my Darlene this is adorable. Love the image and your coloring.
Thanks for Joining in the fun at Created with love challenges.
Linda K. DT

Diane said...

Wouldn't the hubby (mine)love her sitting with him in his man cave and sharing his beer...LOL...(only in his dreams) HA! Beautifully done and great images.....gorgeous coloring as always.....fun AND inspiring!!!!

Barbara Godden said...

Fabulous card I love the Sassy images. Beautifully coloured and fabulous diecuts. Thanks for joining us at Clear it Out for the Boys/Men challenge using diecuts.

Sheena Fitzpatrick said...

Lovely cards, great colours on the Christmas one!

Thank you for joining the challenge with the Creative Card Crew!


Mian said...

These cards are fantastic, great design and fab details.

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Hugs Mian
Love to Create Design Team Member

K8 said...

Really beautiful cards, love your coloring!! Thank you for join us at Created With Love Challenge this week, hugs Kate (DT)

ibalady said...

love that stamp . I have the winter mat stack im gonna look for that background. its terrific.great job on your coloring

Ruza Rebel said...

WOW! You did an awesome job with Cheers Sassy! Thank you for joining us for our Clean N Simple Challenge this week at Love to Create.
Ruza, LTC Designer

Sheila said...

Fabulous card, thank you for joining the my craft creations challenge, good luck x

Crafters Guild Sisters said...

Fabulous Christmas card. Great tip about getting the illusion of snow on the fence. It looks great :)

Thanks for joining our Christmas challenge at Creative Card Crew!
~ Crystal (DT)

Desire Fourie said...

These are wonderful creations with great details and its perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Hazel said...

Thank you for entering your lovely card for Tammy Scraping Corner 80 'anything goes' challenge, Hazel, Guest Designer x

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Gorgeous cards Darlene! I love your image and she looks so different on both cards.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Tammy’s Scrapin Corner.

I would love to have you join me for a chance to win FREE candy on my blog. Have a wonderful week! Hope to see you again next week. Hugs, Gloria DT


Maria Rud said...

What a wonderful card! Love the image. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges.


Jen Christoffersen said...

Super-fun card! Thanks for sharing and participating in the Clear It Out Masculine Challenge!
Jennifer C.- DT

Bridget Curnow said...

Wow superb colouring and layout, love the images and colour themes,

Thank you so much for joining us at
Without Words Challenge I hope you will try to join us again next Month :)
Have a lovely day
Crafty hugs
Bridget :) x

Katherine Clayton said...

GREAT card! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out Challenge...hope to see you join us again soon! (and Good Luck!)

Kathy CIO DT

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Wow! Cool cards! Thanks so much for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Dips said...

What absolutely gorgeous cards, great use of dies. Thank you so much for entering my challenge theme on an Oldie But A Goodie, and good luck!

Chris x said...

wow a beautiful card Thanks for joining us at OLL.
Chris x