Saturday, January 4, 2014

A New Year - Crafty Secrets Style

Good Morning Bloggers!
Brrrrr is it as cold at your house as it is at mine??  
It's cold already (in the teens) and we're expected record breaking cold over the next few days.  Bring on the Springtime!  LOL!

Have you been over to the Crafty Secrets Blog lately?  
Sandy is always sharing wonderful inspiration from the team with fabulous freebies sprinkled in here & there.  Last week was one of those times when she shared a freebie for all to grab and create with.    Be sure to check it out HERE.

Remember, Crafty Secrets has a monthly linky party the 1st Monday of every month!  And, for just playing along (anything goes using Crafty Secrets products) you will get a $6 voucher and the chance to win a $50 gift voucher!  January's Linky Party starts on Monday ... please come play along.

Anyways ... I've gotten a bit off track!
I grabbed this newest freebie and created a quick & easy step card.

I have a few unique fold card dies that I really need to start using more!
Like this step card die from Cheery Lynn Designs.  It was the perfect backdrop for this fabulous calendar image which I've colored with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers..  I have a few friends who are celebrating birthday's this month ... I think I'll turn this into a birthday card for one of them.
The 3d butterfly embellishments are K&Co and I thought they were the perfect compliment to the buttercup flowers on the image.  
(Like I said ... come on Springtime! LOL!)

A few challenges to enter:
A Gem of a Challenge #110 - New (my image)

Well, that's it for me today!  
We have friends coming over this evening so I'd better do a little light cleaning around the house.  It's still Christmas here at the Pavlick house as we celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas.  So that means, come next week I will be doing what most of you already have completed ... getting everything put away for another year!

Have a wonderful weekend ...
Stay warm (or cool ... depending on where you live) ...
Thanks so much for stopping by and as always . . .


Desire Fourie said...

This is just gorgeous Darlene. So love the butterflies and autumn colouring.
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Sue Bridesmith said...

Gorgeous, thank you for joining us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge #10, hope you will join us again next week for another fab challenge...
Suzy B Owner

Sarah said...

Beautiful card, Darlene! Love that beautiful butterfly. This weather is a good excuse to stay inside by the fire; stay warm! Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet! Hope you will join us again!

Patricia St Martin said...

Darlene, Gorgeous card and love how your image turned out with those beautiful colors. Love your butterflies. For this year I'm going to try and work ahead for my challenges so I'm not always last minute and cleaning OUT my craft room of thing I have not used in years and not to make room for new stuff. Also starting NOW keeping up with comments, I'm so tired of falling behind.
Hugs from Wisconsin, Patricia

Kylie said...

Hi Darlene. This is just amazing. The butterflies are so beautiful and the colours so warm. Not very CAS for our challenge but thank you so much for sharing at ATCAS xx

Diane said...

Gorgeous card Dar!!! Love the butterflies, makes me wish for Spring!! You have once again inspired me to get out my step card die..and I love how your flowers come off the top of the pretty!!

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 10: anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Love the way you used the digital image, Dar. Gorgeous card!!! Stay warm,'s even nippy here in North Carolina!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at ATCAS and hope to see you again.


Kelly Lloyd said...

Pretty creation
Thanks for sharing with us at a gem of a challenge
Hugs Kelly

Beccalite said...

Such a pretty card, love the step design.

Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with our 5th Challenge 'Anything Goes' at CraftyHands Challenge Blog.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx (DT Member)

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous I like the design and the colours, Thanks for playing along with us at Gem of a challenge and Good Luck.
Kevin xx

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Gee Darlene, I missed this as I didn't look far enough back. It's stunning! Now I need to make a blank month people can use as it looks neutral enough it would work for several months
Thanks for playing with this printable, it looks beautiful!