Thursday, January 29, 2015

Butterfly Love . . .

Hello Dear Friends!
We are expecting a big snow storm today so, 
I'm staying in where it's warm & safe!  

Today I have a card to share using the sketch from the current sketch challenge at Splitcoast Stampers (must be a member to see challenges) and the theme of  'V for Valentines' (+ butterfly) for the new challenge at the Butterfly Challenge Blog.  I'm thrilled to say the card I created for the previous challenge at the  Butterfly Challenge Blog was chosen as one of the Top 3 ... how cool is that!  Thanks ladies!

Card Recipe:
Papers:  White cs, Red cs, Me & My Big Ideas dp
Image:  Crafty Secrets 'Love Mail' Creative Scraps
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs #DL112 Exotic Butterflies Small, #B227 Love, Spellbinder Classic Hearts
Accessories:  White Gelly Roll Pen

I have truly been enjoying working with a few sketch challenges lately.  
When I'm stumped or the mojo is 'not so good' ... all I need to do is look through a few sketch challenges and the creative juices start flowing.  I have always found this to be a good 'starting' point for me when I'm stumped ... give it a try the next time you are struggling on 'where to begin'!

Challenges to share in today:
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Love, Valentine's Day
Shopping Our Stash Challenge - Love Me Do (everything used is more than 1 yr old)
Through The Craft Room Door -  Anything Goes (Jan 27 - Feb 2)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope if you are getting snow today like I am, you'll be able to stay in where it's warm and safe too.  If not, then please be careful out there! 
And remember ... Spring is on the way!
As always ...

14 comments:

  1. You are really "rockin" those sketch challenges and the "love" cards....great job!!

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  2. Oh and congrats on your win at The Butterfly challenge, too!!

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  3. Such a beautiful card....I love that sweet butterfly!

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  4. Very pretty card. The way it all comes together is perfect. Thank you for joining us this week at TTCRD.
    Cindy- DT TTCRD

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  5. Hi Darlene, Very beautiful card you made as always. I love all the details, especially that paper with the sentiment is just gorgeous!! I gotta get those butterflies too. :D I can see why it won Top 3 it's just gorgeous all the way around.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs
    Hugs
    Deborah DT

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  6. A gorgeous Valentine card, with such a lovely sentiment. Lovely design. Liz - Butterfly Challenge #23, Guest Designer. xx

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  7. Whoa Dar, this is fabulous. I love how you added the embellishments to the designer papers. Thank you again, for joining the Classy Cards 'n Such challenge this week. We hope you, your crafty friends and followers will join us each week for our challenges! Everyone is invited to enter!!

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  8. An absolutely beautiful sentiment and what a gorgeous card to go with it. Loving those red filigree butterflies. Thankyou for fluttering by my #23 butterfly challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

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  9. Pretty card! I, too, love to use sketches as a starting point for my cards when I'm low on mojo.

    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

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  10. Glad you are staying warm, Darlene. More time for creating those wonderful challenge cards that you do so well. I love your die cut word, and the pretty little butterflies on this card, along with the roses on the paper of course. Thanks again for joining us on the Classy Cards n' Such challenge this week. I always look forward to see what you are creating.

    Mindy CCNS DT

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  11. Lovely card! And a great job with the challenges! I don't know why, but I find sketch challenges the most difficult for me to do. Maybe I just need more practice!

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  12. Gorgeous card Darlene! It's so pretty and striking.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me some love!
Darlene