Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Challenge Debut for 'Double "D" Challenges'

Hello Everyone!
Today is an exciting day for me!  It's the debut of challenges being offered by my friend DIANE and I at our new DOUBLE 'D' Challenge Blog.  We hope you'll come join in the fun!

Team DIANE is hosting today and here's the theme:

  Forget Me Not
(Flowers and BLUE)

Each challenge (1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month) will offer a Tile Board for your inspiration.  It's so much fun to see the different creations crafters come up with using the exact same board!

Even though TEAM DIANE is the host for the early month challenges, we decided that the design team (and ourselves) are more than welcome to partake in ANY of the challenges.  There's nothing worse (for me at least) than seeing a Tile Board that CALLS OUT TO ME and I can't play along!  SO, we remedied that issue!  Be prepared to see at least Diane & Myself playing along even when we're not required to!  LOL

Here's what I came up with today.
My Mom's birthday is January 27th ... she'll be 86 years old (God Bless Her!) and
I thought she'd like all the pretty blue flowers so decided to 'personalize' it for her.

My background image and focus image came from the internet. 
A few die cuts and flowers ... VIOLA!  Mom's card is complete (now to remember to mail it! LOL)

Thanks for stopping by today and please come check out our new, fun DOUBLE 'D' CHALLENGES!
OH and did I mention there would be PRIZES OFFERED?
No sponsorship ... just Diane & I sharing our love for the crafting arts!

Challenges to share in:
Artistic Inspirations Challenge - ATG Twist-Winter Blues
 Crafting From The Heart Challenge - ATG
Craft Your Passion Challenge - ATG
Eureka Stamps Challenge - Birthday
Our Crafty Corner Challenge - ATG
Ooh La La Creations Challenge - Girlie

As always . . .

Papers:  White cs, Black cs,
Accessories:  Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson 'Faux Quilled Leaves' (CED1403), Cheery Lynn Designs 'Mom' (B411), Spellbinder Celebrations 'Pierced Rectangles (SCD012), Prima flowers, Gold Stickles, Foam tape


Ros Crawford said...

Oh your Mom will love this ... It's gorgeous!!

Diane said...

Gorgeous card..she will love it for sure...beautiful flowers and details! I am so very 'happy' you joined in with us this time around and look forward to seeing more and more of you lovely work on both teams!!!

aussie aNNie said...

Adorable card for your dear mum, it's a real stunner and love the die used.x

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Your vintage card is stunning Darlene! The pretty flower bouquet and background paper are so beautiful.

Leslie Miller said...

Perfectly beautiful image, background, flowers. Love those die cut leaves, and the "Mom" makes it extra special. Don't forget to mail it! She will love it!

Vicki Dutcher said...

A lovely inspired card -- love the corner clustering of leaves and flowers

Tammi Cremeans said...

Awesome. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Tammi , CYP DT
makememories4life {My Blog}

Donna Ellis said...

How lovely, Darlene! I did not know what a tile board was, so thank you for educating me! Beautiful blue tones and such a gorgeous setting! Thanks for playing in the {Our Crafty Corner Challenge}! Hope to see more of your pretty projects again soon!
crafty hugs,
{Creative Smiles}

Kathy Krug said...

This is an impressive first post. I have loved visiting the blogs to see how these beauties were created. Love how you added so much dimension to the MOM die cut and your spray of flowers is beautiful

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Congrats on your maiden voyage! I know you gals will make this challenge lots of fun. I love all the blues in your pretty card, and I know your mom will love it too!

NanaConnie said...

Beautiful, Darlene! Love the blues. I must find time to play along in the challenge. :-D

Carolyn Cochran said...

I love this color combination! Thanks for playing with us at Craft Your Passion!
Carolyn, DT

Linby said...

oh wow - this is so pretty and beautiful colours too. Thanks for sharing with us at OLL this time.
Lynn x

Joann Williams said...

Beautiful!!! Love the colors and that image is so very beautiful. :)

Helen Haines said...

A beautiful card for a special Mum. Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner. Helen DT

Wynn Walton said...

This is a beautiful card Darlene. Your Mum will love it. Thank you for sharing it with us at OLL Challenges. Wynn DT

crafty-stamper said...

Congratulations and good luck with the new challenge blog,beautiful card and Happy Birthday to your Mum----Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
Carol DT x

karalschuknecht said...

Beautiful birthday card, I love the die cuts. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. Karal DT

applejack cards by sue said...

Such a fabulous card. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Artistic Inspiration. Sue DT xx

Mac Mable said...

Such a pretty card, your Mum is going to love it x