Friday, January 16, 2015

Butterfly Kisses . . .

Hello Again My Friends!
Sorry for yet another post in the same day but what can I say?  I'm on a roll and lovin' it!   These 'spurts' don't happen often and I have to keep the creative juices flowing when they do!!!
I do hope you understand! 
At my age, a girl's gotta do - what a girl's gotta do!  LOL!

As you saw in my earlier post, I do enjoy a good sketch challenge!  And, I recently was introduced to an awesome one at the Cardabilities Sketch Blog.  
Here's the new sketch to create with . . .

And, here is my creation . . .

(View of the INSIDE)

I must admit these sketches are really making me THINK and be more creative!
I'm very fortunate to have all the wonderful crafting goodies I have available to me ... so many in fact, that sometimes I neglect (or just don't have enough hours in a day) to blow the dust off and use them.

Today, I did just that!  
Blew the dust off of my stencils and got creative!
As you see, not only on the front of my card, but on the inside panel as well!
LOVE when I finish a card inside & out!!

I even used a couple dies that had never been die cut yet!  OMG!  
This pretty 2 piece Impression Obsession 'Fancy Butterfly' die set that I've had for ages.
And, hiding under the Butterfly Kisses panel, the Spellbinder 'Wonderful Locket' die set.

Here are a few other challenges I'd love to share this creation with:
Brown Sugar Challenge - Birthday for a Girl
Sister Act Challenge #89 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and for all your kind words of encouragement!
I truly love what I'm doing (now that I'm retired) and so blessed to be able to share it with all of you out there in blogland!  Have a FABULOUS weekend!!
As always . . .

Papers:  Ivory cs, Cosmos Cricket dp, Paper Pizazz dp, scraps of design papers
Inks/Stamps:  Versafine Onyx, Tim Holtz Dusty Concord / Serendipity Stamps, Verses Rubber Stamps
Stencil:  Memory Box 'Texture Mesh'
Dies:  Impression Obsession 'Fancy Butterfly',  Poppy Stamps 'Massa Leaf Outline', Sizzix 'Branch w/leaves, Sweet Dixie 'Daisy Set', Spellbinder 'Wonderful Locket'
Accessories:  Pop Dots, Purple Stickles, Large sponge dauber


Joann6274 said...

Darlene this card is gorgeous! Love that sentiment and love your take on the sketch. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Jo's Fun~day Friday challenges! Have a great weekend!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh my goodness, Dar! This is jaw-dropping, mouth-watering, eye-popping GORGEOUS! Your interpretation of the sketch is wonderful...and the added texture and design from the stencils is just magnnificent! I love the cluster of dies/flowers, butterflies and sentiment. This inside is as beautiful as the outside....just like you! Wow! I'm so glad I came over for closer look at this beauty!

Elizabeth said...

This is such a beautiful card Darlene. I saw that stencil the other day and foolishly passed on it. Going to have to rethink that. I do the same thing, buy stuff I think is neat and if I don't use it right away it gets forgotten.

Cibele Degrazia said...

woow!! great card, so beautiful!! Thanks of sharing with Cardabilities!

Sylwia S said...

Beautiful card. Thanks of sharing with Cardabilities!

Lisa B said...

Oh my Dar. I will send you the bill from my doctor who fixed my jaw!! This is gorgeous!!!! Stunningly beautiful. Love it to bits.

Agata said...


Leslie Miller said...

Wow! Gorgeous! I always think the Cardabilities sketches are so pretty. Yes, you've got all the right stuff to make this work, for sure!

Ewa M said...

Thank you for playing along with us at Cardabilities.

Joyce Kers said...

So pretty! I love the use of the die cuts too.

Jenny Alia said...

Love this Darlene! Gorgeous colors, background and dies.