Friday, September 19, 2014

Ride through life with me . . .

 . . . the best is yet to be!!

Isn't that a wonderful sentiment?!
Hello my friends!
I'm back today with my weekly Crafty Secrets DT card to share.
I've been consumed by the PBS Masterpiece Theater series 'Downton Abbey' (watching Seasons 1-4 through Amazon).  So, of course I'm in a 'vintage', 'loving' frame of mind in my card making today!  LOL!
Did you know Season 5 will be on PBS in January 2015?

I just love this vintage image so that is where this creation began!

The background paper today is the Digital Embossed Yellow & Green papers DP-209.
I however, took the liberty of changing the color to pink (using Word10) for my card.  This beautiful paper really gives the illusion of embossing ... you actually will want to run your finger over it to feel the embossing!!

A peek at the inside completes my loving thought on this card using a second cut from the Creative Scraps 'Love Mail' sheet.   A bit of distressing and sponging on the edges using Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink ... helps to give it that old time vintage feel.

With being able to print my own 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of design paper via these wonderful Crafty Secrets DIGITAL papers, I had plenty left over to die cut and make my flower for the front.  I've used the Cheery Lynn Designs 'Chrysanthemum'  #B311 die for the flower, Marianne 'leaves' #LR0156 cut from a scrap of green card stock and the word 'LOVE' (both inside & outside the card) is by Cheery Lynn Designs #B227.  And, of course a vintage creation requires a pearl or two ... here I've used Kaiser pearls for the flower center and as a lower corner embellishment.

A few challenges to share in:

Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge - Vintage
Scrapper's Delights Challenge - Anything Goes w/Twist - handmade flower
Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

If you haven't been over to the Crafty Secrets Store lately, you are missing out on some AMAZING SALES!!!  Here's the link ... pop over RIGHT NOW!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hope you have a FABULOUS weekend!
As always . . .


Desire Fourie said...

Just so beautiful Darlene. Its wonderfully chic and vintage. Loving the flower ensemble.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life} said...

I love everything about this card! Wonderful image and that flower is just perfect to grace the front of your card!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

One of my favorite folds and the vintage aspect is amazing. Thank you so much for joining our 150th challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I thank God for your participation and I pray you will have a day filled with joy.

Carole Robb Bisson

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Hahaha...I was going to ask you what embossing folder you used on this stunning card! I love the image, love the soft vintage colors, love the clean design....and that is one of my all time favorite sentiments. How gorgeous!

Diane said...

Very the vintage image and the gorgeous are on a creative roll!! Beautiful card my friend!!

Julie said...

So pretty! Love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Scrapper's Delights
Julie T

Gill McCall said...

simply adorable. thanks for joining us at Scrappers Delight. Gill DT