Sunday, February 9, 2014

Red Gardenia Love

Happy Sunday Morning Bloggers!
It's snowing (again!) here in Ohio so I'm back in my cave creating & sharing!
The other day while working on a project, I had the pieces
diecut to create a Gardenia using the 
Cheery Lynn Designs #B339
Gardenia Flower Strip die and decided to do it in RED for the project.  
Once I got it all done I realized that it wasn't
going to work for the project I was working on afterall, so I sat it aside!

Well as fate would have it, the new challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs this week is FRAME IT and here's what I created using that same beautiful flower!  (Actually like
it better on this card that the original project idea!)

To showcase the flower, I framed it using Cheery Lynn Designs #DL128 'Two of Hearts' dies then popped up the hearts onto a Spellbinder Heart Circles background.
I'm very pleased with how this card came together.
And, I actually think I'm going to put it in a clear box and send it
to my Mom for Valentine's Day ... she'll love it!

Here are a few closeups of the details


A few additional challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - All You Need Is Love
Crafty Calender Challenge - Love is All Around
Di's Digi Designs - Valentine and/or Love
Sunflowerfield Designs Challenge - Valentines Day/Love
Feeling Crafty Challenge - Dies and/or Punches
Live & Love Crafts - Love n Lace

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!
I hope you're enjoying your Sunday ... nearly time for lunch here in Ohio!
Think I'll make Tuna Salad on English Muffins with a slice of Campari Tomato!
Yum ...

Papers:  White cs, Real Red cs, Pink Pirouette cs, Hot Pink cs, Anna Griffin 2-sided dp
Stamp/Ink:  Crafty Secrets 'Birdies at Home', Tim Holtz 'Berries' distress ink
Accessories:  Jambo Cotton Lace Roll Tape, Zva Creative pearl swirl, Kaiser pearls, Red Stickles, Pop Dots, PunchBunch Flower making kit, TH distresser
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies:  DL128 'Two of Hearts', B291'Mini Fanciful Flourish Reverse', DL112 ' Exotic Butterflies Sm',
Other Dies:  Memory Box #98265 'Devine Butterfly', Spellbinder #S4-316 'Heart Circles'


  1. So beautiful Darlene, love the vibrant red. xxxx

  2. Wonderful Card! Fantastic Detail! Thank you for sharing with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun, Amy A.,DT

  3. Beautiful frame of your gorgeous red gardenia flower! I love all the reds, and pinks and beautiful layering! The lace is a sweet touch too! Thanks for joining in Cheery Lynn Designs challenge! -Karen

  4. Hi Darlene,

    What a stunning Valentine! So pretty in red and pink. The same color I used on some tags this morning. Don't you just love all the Spellbinder dies they have created? I just love those hearts!

  5. Oh Dar, this is stunning! Absolutely gorgeous!

  6. Gorgeous Valentine!

  7. Gorgeous card!! LOVE the colors, gorgeous lace and the beautiful butterfly! Your cards are always so lovely! Awesome job on this!
    Sherrie K

  8. I don't know when or if you changed your banner but I absolutely adore it. Such sweet images. Love your flower with the framing and butterflies. Blissful! Lunch sounded yummy and healthy. Warm Creative Hugs...

  9. Wow, Darlene, that red flower really pops. Gorgeous card. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  10. Great card thanks for joining us at Feeling Crafty and good luck x

  11. Gorgeous card!Thanks for joining us over at SunflowerField this week and hope to see you again soon!
    Jennyfer, DT
    ♥ SunflowerField DT ♥
    ♥ Jennyfer Creates ♥

  12. This is a gorgeous card. Love all the die cuts and the single rose as the focal point.

  13. Darlene Beautiful card. Love all the layers and the touch of glitter on the rose. Glad you joined the Cheery Lynn Challenge. Best of Luck to you.

  14. Such a lovely flower in your card :)
    Thank you for joining us at Sunflowerfield Designs.
    Hugs, Mari

  15. OM Gosh I'm loving your card, the colors, design, destressing are all amazing!! Your use of the CLD dies are WONDERFUL....thank you so much for joyning in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs and I wish you good luck xxx Amy

  16. Love all the red. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card for Crafting Musketeers 'butterflies' challenge, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers x

  17. Gorgeous, gorgeous card.....the flower is amazing...LOVE it and the added sparkle makes it just glisten!!
    Love how you framed in the flower and make it the focal point!!!

  18. This looks Great! Thanks for joining us at CM xx Jan

  19. Pretty card
    Thanks for sharing with us at a gem of a challenge
    Hugs Kelly

  20. This is so gorgeous!! I LOVE the layered dies.. You did an amazing job!! I love the pearls, the sparkle on the flower.. Just stunning!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  21. ohhh wow I'm in die heaven!!! Just have to stop drooling lol. Love how you have layered them up. Super creative!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 500 followers come and join in

  22. What a stylish card, I'm sure your mother will love it :-) Thanks for joining in the Love/Valentine's challenge at Di's Digi Designs Hope to see you in the new challenge starting today too, Donna ♥

  23. Fabulous card - gorgeous image, colours & design!

    Thank you for joining in with us over at Feeling Crafty Challenge!

  24. Beautiful , thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers this month , Fran (DT) xxx

  25. A pretty and romantic card from you. Thank you for joining the LLC challenge this month :o)

  26. Stunning. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Musketeers, Nicola X

  27. Gorgeous card, hope your mum liked it! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar for our latest challenge!
    Claire xx
    CCC DT


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