Friday, February 28, 2014

Do what you love . . .

I think that is wonderful advice!!

Good Afternoon Bloggers!
I'm running a bit behind today ... had to take care of a thank you card order that was commissioned the other evening.  So, now that it's taken care of, I can get back to a few challenge cards and other crafting fun!

I actually started putting this card together the other day (for a different purpose) and since this cut piece of design paper was in my way I figured I'd best just turn it into a card and be done with it!   So what do you think??


 This Webster's Pages design paper was cut to fit an A-6 card which meant I had an extra strip left over.  I started doing a Washi Tape corner banner in the upper right corner then decided I didn't like it so I took that EXTRA piece and simply adhered it over the top and added a strip of ribbon to hide the seam.  Came together quiet nicely I think!!  LOL

I wanted to use this adorable Cheery Lynn Birdhouse I had laying on the work table so instead of utilizing the one that was already printed on the design paper, I simply did a little fussy cutting around the flower petal and inserted the birdhouse over the existing one.  
What a great opportunity to use my new Poppy Stamps 'peaceful bird' too.

A few challenges:
A Creative Romance - Jenny's Bingo Game (Ribbon-Charm-Bow)
Challenges and Candies #28 - Spring Around the Corner
Craftitude Challenge #59 - Anything Goes
Jellypark Challenge - Things with Wings
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Wags n Whiskers - Photo Inspiration (colors)

 Well that's my share for today!
Now I'm going back to 'doing what I love' ... crafting!
(should be doing laundry ... uugh, it can wait!  lol!)


 Recipe:
Papers - White cs, Webster's Pages dp, Teal cs, Scrap of brown plaid (I believe it's from American Crafts)
Stamps - Paper Smooches 'Group Hugs' (prize from my Cuttin and Stampin win), Inkadinkado
Inks - Versafine Onyx, TH Tea Dye Distress Ink
Accessories - Cheery Lynn Designs 'B418 - Birdhouse with Lattice', Poppy Stamps 'Peaceful Bird #929', Darice 'Ohhh So Trendy' ribbon, Bow Easy, Darice turquoise 1/4" organza ribbon, the Paper Studio Spare Parts birdhouse charm, TH black fine tip marker for faux stitching

6 comments:

Diane said...

You are so good at putting together what you have laying on your craft desk...wait until you come to my house and see ALL I have that is leftover, maybe I will put you to work on it..lol!!! Have a creative weekend my friend!!

Mikha Adriani said...

Hi Darlene!!
I love the layout and also your designer paper :) really sweet combine with blue!
Looking forward to work with you! :)
Hugs, Mikha

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

awww very cute card! Love the great die cut!!! fabulous DP

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Wags ‘n whiskers. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 500 followers come and join in http://crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca/2014/02/woooow-celebration-in-order-its-500.html

Georgia Ehrmann said...

I love how you've used the paper you had on your table! Isn't it wonderful when creativity just "hits us" ! Thank you for playing with us at Jellypark Friends for our "Things with Wings" challenge.
Hugs,
Georgia

Andreja L. said...

Thank you for joining us at "Izazovi i SlatkiĊĦi" this week with your cute Spring card :-))
Hugs, Andreja

Donna said...

Such a cute card, thanks so much for joining us over at Craftitude Challenges
Hugs Donna DT xx