Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Double D - Happy Mother's Day / Happy Birthday!

 (If you're looking for Day 2 of the Jo's Scrap Shack Blog Hop, please scroll down!)

Hello Everyone!
Today begins a new challenge at the Double D Challenge Blog!

Team Diane is hosting today's HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY / HAPPY BIRTHDAY 
challenge and check out this fabulous board Diane has created for your inspiration . . .
Not only does the team choose their TOP 3 Favorites and a WINNER
but there is also a prize being offered for one lucky winner drawn via!
What is the prize for this challenge you ask . . .
 Be sure to pop over to the Double D Challenge Blog to see all
the fabulous, inspiration shared by the team
and then of course join in the fun yourself!!  
We'd love to see what you create!
As for me, the tulips are what caught my eye right away and here's my design:

I love pink & purple flowers and actually that's the basic color palette for my summertime flowers.
And, even though I do have a few purple tulips sprinkled here and there throughout my landscaping, the tulips in my front flower bed which are also in bloom right now, are the color of those in this photo.
Hence my decision to use this image as the focus for today's card.
This will be my Mom's Mother's Day card.  She's 86 and NOT an internet person
so I don't run a risk of her seeing it before it comes in her mailbox!  LOL

This was actually a very easy card to create since the image is the main focus.  I found this beautiful image online and brought it into Word10 to size it down to fit my card front.  After printing I simply cut it to be sure I had a white frame around it.   I wanted to pull the GREEN from the image so after die cutting the beautiful Cheery Lynn Designs 'Cathedral Lace Frame' #DL148  from white card stock, I cut a panel of forest green card stock and placed behind it.  My Memory Box 'Grosgrain Ribbons' Set of 3  #30077 ribbon is also cut from the same forest green and I've popped up the Cheery Lynn Designs 'Mom' Set of 2 #B411  sentiment.

Challenges to share in:
Deep Ocean Challenge - Flowers Everywhere
Scrap-Creations Challenge - Spring Flowers
Paper Minutes Challenge - Mother's Day / Father's Day

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun!
Thanks for stopping by and as always . . .

Papers:  White cs, Hunter Green cs


D- said...

I love your card. Your flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn said...

Gorgeous card my friend!

Barbara said...

Did you hear me say "WOW", when I scrolled down to see what the team has done for this challenge. I said it out loud, you must have heard? I wold really like to know more about how you made this gorgeous card design.

Olga Jewell said...

this is absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Migdalia said...

Hi Darlene,
Your Mother's Day card is Stunning!!
Have a blessed day,
Crafting With Creative M

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Bright and beautiful card Darlene! I love the gorgeous design and red tulips.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Stunning image! Did you color this? If so, WHOA!

Diane said...

Gorgeous tulips (I had a few red tulips in my garden a few weeks ago)...a very bold and striking card, one your Mom is sure to love!!

Kathy Krug said...

Fabulous design. That image is a perfect fit for the dies and the black makes the red and white really pop.

Donna Heber said...

Gorgeous! Love those red tulips!

Donna Phelan said...

Gorgeous Mother's Day card, love those tulips! My Mom will be 86 on Thursday! :)

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful image and framed just lovely, sure to bring a big smile to your Mom's face!!

Donna Ellis said...

oooooh! Your mom will LOVE LOVE LOVE the beautiful tulips cascading into their reflection. Fabulous use of the graphic and the CL frame die! Dar, such loveliness! If my mom was still alive, she would also be 86. I wonder if you and I were born the same year? Hope you enjoyed your recent craft shows! hugs, de

Leslie Miller said...

I wonder what it would be like to still have my mom around. She passed at 85 years ago. I was a somewhat late in life child. Miss her, still! Gorgeous red tulips there, Darlene! Love the beautiful die you framed them with, too. Gosh, that looks like real ribbon. I could replace all my masses of ribbon that I hardly use anymore with one die set? Ha! Who knew!