Tuesday, March 14, 2017

One for the Ladies . . .

Hello Everyone!
Today I have a card 'for the ladies' to share!

I knew I wanted to start with a sketch for today's creation and decided to use the first sketch I saw when I opened the Paper Playful site of challenges ... which is the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  And, it just so happens to be the sketch my good friend Diane (Nellie's Nest) was telling me about yesterday.  Mind you, if Paper Playful would have had the Tuesday challenges up ... this would have been entirely different.  LOL

Sue Wilson Designs - Ornate Oval - My Friend

Lately I've been trying to use some of my OLD  'shtuff' so I grabbed this VERY OLD (at least 5 years) sheet of designer paper called 'the girls' paperie by Margie' which is actually double sided so worked perfectly.  For my focus, I've used the Sue Wilson 'Expressions - Ornate Oval - My Friend' 4 piece die set #CED5420 which I think I've only cut once before.  

The flowers are from Heartfelt Creations.   They are left over die cuts from the Adventures in Stamping show I demo'd for them two years ago.  I simply sponged a little Tim Holtz 'picked raspberries' distress ink on to match my design.

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Leafy Branch 4For a touch of greenery around my flowers, I die cut the Elizabeth Craft 'Leafy Branch 4' from olive card stock and snipped it apart to fit in around both the corner flower cluster and the flowers atop my pretty yellow satin ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.   And, my bow was made with the help of the bow making tool at Craft-Dee Bowz.

To help accent my focus image, I went around the outside edge with a Gold Pilot Marker and popped it up with dimensional tape.

Here's a peek at the inside of my card.
I was going to leave it blank for a hand written message but this card is 5x7 in size so there was plenty of room for a stamped sentiment as well as room for a hand written message.

Challenges to share in:
Crafty Cardmaker Challenge #184 - For a Special Woman or Mother's Day
Dream Valley Challenge #151 - Lots of Layers
Craft-Dee Bowz March Challenge - ATG w/handmade bow
Crafty Purple Frog March Challenge - Lovely Ladies
Daisy Chain Challenge #6 - Make it Feminine

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
We had a couple inches of snow over night and they are calling for another 3-5" tonight.  But hey ... I am in NE Ohio ... guess I need to expect this sort of thing ... but just not so late in the year!  LOL   Come On Spring!!!

As always . . .


Donna Phelan said...

This is beautiful! So Spring like and fresh! I love your pretty Designer Papers and your pretty embossed flowers! Remember the 8 inches of snow we had.....no more! We had all rain for our 'blizzard' and it is just about gone! YAY!

Leslie Miller said...

Sometimes the old stuff is the best. Those papers are so pretty and definitely feminine. Nice, easy sketch which you dressed up beautifully!

Neva Zver said...

Great card love the design. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
Neva DT

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Darlene, this is beautiful! These gorgeous colors make me think of Spring and they make me smile!

lalkygirl said...

What a fab card ,love the colours and how you used the sketch
Thanks for joining us at Craftdeebowz and good luck
Tracey x

Josephine said...


Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful framing of the sweet sentiment, I love your flowers, especially added to the bow and great shaping of the leaves also!!

Linda Anderson said...

How beautiful!!! Love the frame and flowers. Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.


Brandi said...

Very pretty card. I love the pinks and yellows together, great spring feeling! I love the flower accent on the ribbon, cute touch! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

Brandi R.
AHSC DT Member

Oma said...

Beautiful card Darlene! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Lisa said...

Beautiful! Just love the vibrant colors on this! Thanks so much for playing along at Atlantic Hearts this week!

Golden Goddess Designs said...

great card Darlene, I recognize those HC Daisies...I have that set too! Lovely card and thanks for sharing at AHSC this week!


Sue Reynolds said...

Beautiful card...love the flowers...you have introduced me to a new site on etsy. Those flowers are already die cuts, or is there a die you can buy? I look for them on site but couldn't find them. Love the colors you used, the die-cuts you used and great interpretation of the sketch...love it all.

Sue Reynolds said...

Ooops I got so excited about those flowers, forgot to say thank you for sharing with us at AHSC and hope you join us again this week.

Amy Crafty Purple Frog said...

What a great creation! I LOVE the way you have framed that sentiment :D
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog and good luck.
Huge hugs

Amy xx

Maike said...

Lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Happy crafting, Maike ;o)

Wendy said...

Love this card so pretty the sentiment is lovely thank you for joining in out challenge this month at crafty purple Frog Wendy DT.

Angela Radford said...

Such a pretty card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela xXx

Sally Dodger said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for joining our challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Sally.x.

Helen said...

Beautiful card, Darlene - love the colours you've used.

Thanks for joining us at Daisy Chain Challenges.

Helen x

Lucy Woods said...

So lovely! The flowers are fab! Thanks so much for sharing at Crafty Purple Frog!
Lucy x