Monday, June 5, 2017

HUGS . . .

Happy Monday All!  
WOW!  Are we into June already?  Where is the time going?

Sorry I've been a bit MIA here on the blog lately but with good weather and all the yard work needing done, I had to switch my priorities to work around the house.  I finally finished the last of the mulching yesterday morning after breakfast and it all looks SO NICE!!  The flowers are beautiful this year, yard looks good and now with the landscape clean & tidy I can sit back and enjoy it from my deck chair (when I'm not in my crafting cave that is! lol)

Anyways, today I have a card to share that was created for a fun challenge that I'd really like to show my support to as she is considering closing down and I'd really hate to see that happen.

Jeannie always has fabulous themes and shares some awesome prizes along the way too!
The theme today is a SKETCH ... check this out!
Anyone who knows me knows I love working with a sketch as my starting point.  And, this is a great sketch that can be used for so many different occasions as well as made into something feminine, masculine or even for the kiddos.  Here's what I've created today . . .

I was actually able to utilize some of the scraps I had laying around my worktable and I love when that happens.  The background panels are from other projects and the butterfly was die cut for another project that didn't work out as hoped.

The image I've used today is from a sheet of images by the artist Sandra Kuck who is an Ohio native.  And these sheets are sold by a company called Nellie's Choice.  The images are all so sweet.

Challenges to share in:
Scrap & Craft Challenge #4 - ATG with string, twine or ribbon
Animal Friends Challenge - Animals with Wings 

I hope you'll come join in the Dragon Fly Challenge and show Jeannie your support.
See you there!

As always . . .

Papers:  White cs, DCWV dp
Image:  Nellie's Choice
Dies:  Tutti Designs 'Stitched Nesting Circles' #220, 'Stitched Nesting Rectangles' #217, Spellbinder Classic Circles, Technique Tuesday 'Hugs' #DIY098, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Sm Lace Faerie Queen' #DL161
Accessories:  dimensional tape, Nuvo white crystal drops, Michaels satin ribbon



Bastelkueken`s Kreative Welt said...

a wonderful card creation....
Thanks for joining us at Animal Friends
Hugs Anja

Donna Phelan said...

Great design, love the vintage photo and the dies you chose, that butterfly is fabulous!

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful card with the sketch and, gosh, those scraps sure did work out. That butterfly is gorgeous and the image so sweet! I'll bet your garden looks just beautiful. I had a full day out there Sunday and it was wonderful. Mostly planting pots and now waiting for the flowers to grow. Now that I've spent more time out there I see lots more things I need to do, sigh...

Angie Jones said...

Very nice card. Thank you for joining us at Scrapper’s Delights Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry.
Angie DT

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Darlene it is just beautiful, amazing what scraps laying around our desk can turn into such beauty. Sure does feel good when all that yard work is done isn't it!!

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Gorgeous Darlene! You did very well with the sketch and it is very feminine and romantic. Love it! Thank you so much for taking the time to create your gorgeous entry for our Ching-Chou Kuik monthly challenge. I hope you will enter again and also check out our Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook challenges as well. Have a fabulous day! Hugs, Gloria DT

Jeannie said...

Hi Dar! This is just so beautiful, the image is so sweet, and that butterfly is amazing. I'm glad you enjoyed using my sketch for this challenge, and I appreciate you sharing the challenge information on your blog so much. I always enjoy seeing your name pop up in my challenges, and I hope you'll join me again when you can :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

Lady Bug Stampers said...

what a beautiful card. I love that butterfly. Thanks for joining in the fun at Ching-Chou Kuik digital Stamps Challenge this month. I hope you will come back soon.
Linda DT CCK

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely vintage style card you have made here which fits perfectly the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month of “Butterflies”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Design Team Leader).