Thursday, July 17, 2014

Do What You Love!

Happy Day Everyone!
Today's card extends some really good advice  ...  at least I think so!

My friend Diane (Nellie's Nest) is a guest designer for the current challenge at the Butterfly Challenge blog and inspired me to play along in their 'Spots & Stripes + your butterfly' challenge.
This card was a really quick put together since I have several purple butterflies already die cut and in a container that I made for my neighbor's baby shower a few months back.  And, it seemed that every time I was in need of a striped or polka dotted paper, I couldn't find one so ... I purposely stopped at the local craft store recently and bought a couple different paper packs with ONLY stripes & dots for those occasions.
The background paper on this card is actually more of a plum/raspberry color but for some reason my camera just doesn't like to give me truer color on purples.  Always wants to go more to the blue or red ... oh well, whatever.  'Don't sweat the small stuff ... right!'

I was also able to use up a few 'scraps' that were laying on the worktable.  
  • The sentiment panel is from the Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Designs 'Spanish Collection - Seville' (CED1203) that I had die cut for another card then decided to do it in another color.
  • The Spellbinder classic ovals were in my 'extra circles & ovals' box.
  • As I said ... still have several different sizes and shades of purple butterflies from the shower.
Always a good thing to be able to use up some of those scraps.

Here are a few other challenges to share in:
Creatalicious Challenges - Monochromatic
TokBobok #14 - Monochromatic
Crafting By Designs Challenge - Use a Sentiment
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Spots and Dots
Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you're having a great day!  Please stop back tomorrow when a have a fun Crafty Secrets project to share with you!
I'm working again this afternoon at the JoAnn Fabrics Headquarters so better cut this short and get moving!  Happy Day All!

Papers:  White cs, American Crafts 'Dots & Stripes' dp
Accessories:  Paper Smooches 'Group Hugs' clear stamp set, Versafine Onyx ink,  Bakers Twine, Kaiser pearls, Cheery Lynn Designs butterfly dies, pop dots, Spellbinder Classic oval dies, Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Designs 'Spanish Collection - Seville' die set (CED1203)


Mrs A. said...

I'm certainly seeing spots and stripes before my eyes with this gorgeous card. I always have trouble with purple too. Always comes out blue in my photos. thank you for fluttering by my challenge. Hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

Diane said...

Pretty~Pretty...great use of the that butterfly and the pretty papers...thanks for the "plug", too!!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

I wanted to enter that challenge so I hope I have enough time. This card is outstanding in design and color. Thank you for posting this wonderful art. Hoping to see you again really soon.
Blessings, Carole

Brenda in IN said...

I love your happy, colorful card and I really love the sentiment. It is so true and I'm glad you reminded me.

MaryH said...

Hi Darlene, Saw your bold graphic design of the spots & stripes over at Mrs A's butterfly challenge, and this is a real WOW design. Love the colors and those wonderful stripes in the background, as well as the eye-popping dots paper. The lacey butterfly was a perfect embellishment to finish off such a pretty card. Love that sentiment - so very true. TFS

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Darlene, so sweet and pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

michelle said...

fresh and modern, love it! thankyou for entering the sisters of craft blog challenge. michelle dt x

michelle said...

fresh modern and vibrant. love it. thankyou for entering the sisters of craft blog challenge. michelle dt.x

Gill McCall said...

Fab entry, thanks for taking part in the Sisters Of Craft challenge. Gill DT