Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Waiting for Springtime . . .

Hello once again my friends!
I have one more card to share with you today then I really MUST get busy cleaning this house and staying out of my cave!  Time goes by so fast in my cave!  LOL! (It's no wonder nothing else gets done around here! LOL)

Today I'm playing with a cute Sheri Baldy 'My Besties' image called MILLIE MAE.
And, the challenges I've created for today are the Besties Challenge (More than Two Folds) and the My Besties Aussie Challenge (Anything Goes with Butterflies).

A few weeks ago I was playing with 'fancy folds' for my cards and remembered using the Double Fold Pocket card instructions by friend Judy Rozema (Joy in a Jar).  So I thought this would be PERFECT for today's creation.  If you click on Judy's blog name above, she has a fabulous step by step tutorial for you.

I'm still practicing coloring with my alcohol markers.  Sometime I do good ... sometimes, not so much!  But hey, practice makes perfect ... right!
All products used on this card will be listed below my name at the end of this post.

A few additional challenges:
Artistic Inspiration #75 - Anything Goes using Ribbon
Card Mania #38 - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations #108 - Fancy Folds
Through the Purple Haze #25 - Your favorite color (purple & especially paired with peach)
My Besties Norge #10 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you're having a fabulous day!
For those of you in the crummy, snowy, bitter cold weather areas ... stay safe & warm!

As always . . .

Papers:  Purple cs (base card), Graphic45 'Secret Garden', SU Groovy Guava cs, White cs
Accessories:  7Gypsies tag, white tag, Michaels purple organza ribbon, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Italian Flourish' doily die DL233, Spellbinder classic oval die, White Gelly Roll pen (faux stitching), Darice flower, Stampendous diamond dots, Tickets from stash, Impression Obsession DIE-058N (bird on branch) die, pop dots


  1. YEAH!! I am back in!! lol This is the first card I saw and it got me excited since we will be knee deep in snow. Love the bright colors, can't wait for Spring!

  2. I love the bird die cut, it's so sweet. Lovely card Darlene, thank you for taking part in this weeks challenge at TTPH

    Sara, DT

  3. How very very sweet.......its a lovely card....love all the colours.

    fiona DT

  4. This is SO sweet, Dar. You're always making something super creative. It's inspiring to see it all.

  5. Beautiful card! I love the image.

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  6. Aaaw, super sweet card! Such a cute image and fabulous design!
    Sherrie K

  7. So very pretty Dar...i just LOVE those colors together, and would never of thought of the combo myself!! Adorable image and so beautifully colored!! And what is really funny, as I had been thinking of doing the same shaped card, but just never got around to it...maybe next week...thanks for inspiring, yet once again!!

  8. Wow, a breath of spring! Love all the colors, and its a beautiful design! Thank you for joining us at TTPH this week :)
    Lisbeth, DT

  9. Love your card, thanks for sharing it with us at Artistic Inspirations.
    Louise x

  10. Such wonderful colours & they all go together so well. I love the folds on this card too.Thanks for joining us at
    Through The Purple Haze Challenges
    Hugs, Teresa DT
    Ceesa's Card Creations

  11. How fun is this card. I love all the details you had added and your image is fabulous. Great coloring as well. Thanks for joining us over at TTPH..

    DT Pam

  12. A beautiful card.
    Thank you for joining us at my besties aussie challenge.
    greeting Geesje

  13. Love the colors you used. thanks so much for joining us at My Besties Aussie Challenge DT BEVERLY

  14. Wow your card is so bright and beautiful Darlene! Thank you for sharing with us at Aussie Besties! Hugs Julie DTx

  15. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspiration with our ribbon / anything goes challenge. Hugs Tania (DT) xx

  16. This is so cute, beautifully coloured image and I love the little bird diecut

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Lexi's Creations

  17. Great colourfull card. I like it very must. Thanks for joining us at the My Besties US and hope to see you again.
    with love from Holland,

  18. So so beautiful card :-) Love it!!!
    Thanx for joining at My Besties Norway Challenge and good luck. Hope to see your great projects soon again :-)
    Hugs from Karin


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