Monday, April 28, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous April Guest Designer

Hello my friends!
I'm thrilled once again to create as one of the April Guest Designer at  

Thanks so much to Gloria and the amazing Craft Hoarders Anonymous team for inviting me to play along as their April Guest Designer!  It's been wonderful!!!

Challenge #6 Sketch Challenge, with a Twist
Use the sketch below as inspiration for creating your project. You can modify the sketch to create a card, scrapbook layout, altered canvas, mini book cover, and so on. Now, for the TWIST! You must search your hoard and find one item that is OLD and one item that is NEW and use them BOTH on your project. Show us how you combine older items from your stash with something recently purchased.

Please note: you may change the elements of the sketch design. The flowers can become gears, stars, or a bow. The banners can become buttons or a folded edge. Please feel to rotate or flip the sketch. The sketch is just a guide to your creativity.
One talented participant will receive this prize, donated by Hampton Art! The GoGo Crafter Rolling Tote is collapsible, allowing it to be shipped and stored flat. It comes with two wheels and a sturdy retractable handle for transporting. It also has interior dividers that are adjustable and removable, two interior pockets, three exterior side pockets for supplies, and a zippered front area. This tote can hold enough items for an evening crop or be a helpful "companion" at trade shows or expos. 

Over $100 Value  - Product is NOT included

Hampton Art, founded in 1980 in picturesque Long Island, NY, has been inspiring stampers, crafters and papercraft enthusiasts for over 20 years. One of the earliest “art stamp” companies, Hampton has transformed over the years to become a complete provider of creative products such as stamps, inks, papers, kids crafts, stationery, scrapbooking supplies, and card making accessories for crafters of every age and skill level. We focus on working together with other companies through strong, personal relationships and licensing partnerships to consistently bring fun, inspiring products to market. We have a portfolio of brands including Hampton Art™, Studio G™, Diffusion, Ditto™, and our latest addition, Ki Memories®, acquired in 2012. Our products can be found via most national craft retailers at over 5000 stores across the US and Canada. We also ship to 20 different countries across the globe. Hampton was acquired by National Spinning Co, Inc. of Washington, NC, our current home, in 2008. For more information, visit our Website

Here is my interpretation of the sketch:

I just love ALL paper Graphic45!  And one of my favorites is the Le' Romantique Collection.
Being a lover of vintage design, this paper pack really called out to me!

I don't have much of it left so I utilized every scrap I could from this same sheet to create this card.  Including the medallion center as well as the design panels and flowers.

The lacy medallion is actually the 'center die' in the Cheery Lynn Designs 'Polynesian Sails Oval' die set and then I die cut an extra center panel using a Spellbinder classic circles die.  Lots of gold Stickles helped to add sparkle to this beautiful dancing couple creation.
For your convenience, the Challenge Rules are HERE.  
Make sure to link your project using the Link Tool on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  Please be sure you visit the Guest Designers and the Design Team to see what they have to share!
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Well, that's it for my project today.  I hope you'll come join in the challenge fun at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.  You will have until Sunday, May 4th at midnight, PT to enter your creation.

Thanks so much for stopping by ... it's always such a thrill to have you visit!
Papers:  SU Very Vanilla cs, Graphic45 Le' Romantique Collection dp, 
Accessories:  Cheery Lynn Designs #B307 'Sweet William Strip' die, #DL153 'Polynesian Sails Oval die, Gold Stickles, Offray ivory satin ribbon, PunchBunch Flower Making Kit

7 comments: said...

Another gorgeous creation! Love those Graphic 45 papers! Thanks for being a guest designer at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Terri's Cards N' More said...

All I can say is "WOW! Your design is absolutely gorgeous. Great job my friend.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Love this card. It is beautifully put together.

Diane said...

Elegant and stunner...I bet they will miss you when you are done guest designing...beautifully done my friend!! PS:....Loving those gorgeous flowers!!

Gracie CH said...

WONDERFUL! I love what you designed for the challenge! So pretty and elegant! I already made my card and will be linking it on Saturday.

Juliz Design Post said...

Beautiful card Darlene, noticed it on Craft Hoarders and wanted a closer look. Such a lovely design. Congrats on being Guest Designer. Julie x

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

OH my goodness, Dar! This is a work of art! One of my favorite projects from you ever! It just exudes romance and vintage! I love the contrast between dark and light papers, the subtle touches of glitter and the gorgeous flowers. Congrats on being chosen as a guest designer for Craft Hoarders Anonymous!