Monday, February 19, 2018

Precious Little Ones

Happy Weekend All!
The other day I took the opportunity to step away from my design team work and upcoming craft show projects, to join in a couple fun challenges out in blogland ... (thanks Diane).  

The sketch I have used for today's creation comes from the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Challenge Blog and my theme comes from the Tic Tac Toe Challenge Blog.

Here's the sketch ...

And, here's the Tic Tac Toe Board


Recently I purchased some new designer paper packs (like I need more paper!  Geesh!) from the Dies R Us Store  ... did you know they are now carrying papers, inks, etc.? ... and what fun I had using these coordinating papers from the Carta Bella 'Rock-a-Bye Baby' 6x6 pack.

In following the sketch, I used the Tutti Designs 'Stitched Hearts', Sue Wilson 'Passion Flower' and 'Maiden Fern' dies.  The enamel dots I believe are by Cloud 9 and were purchased years ago at Joann Fabrics.  

 My sweet image is from a sheet of vintage images by Nellie's Choice.  The artist is Sandra Kuck.  Did you know Sandra Kuck is from a small town here in Ohio (East Liverpool).  Yep!  And fun fact, my sister who has been a hair dresser for years, did the hair of the one little girl that Sandra Kuck was using as a model for her designs.  Small world isn't it!  LOL

I love it when I can put two challenges together and create such a sweet card!  A huge thank you to all those folks out there that create challenges that keep us inspired and help us 'push' our limits.

Challenges to share in:
613 Avenue Create Challenge #206 - ATG twist/Love (this is love between a Mother & her children)
 Angie's Digital Stamps Challenge #17 - ATG twist/Love
Dragonfly Dreams February Challenge - Flowers

Have a great day and week ahead!  
Can you believe it?  It's supposed to be 66 degrees here in Akron, OH on Thursday!
Yikes and it's still February!  But that's how the weather rolls here in Ohio. 
Snow one day and warm sunshine the next!  

Thanks for stopping by ... hope you've found inspiration in my designs!
As always . . .


Lia said...

This is a great interpretation of both challenges. Brilliant work!
Lia xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable card, so sweet!

Donna Phelan said...

Great image and story! I do love that pretty plaid and Sketch--makes for an interesting design for sure! Gorgeous flowers, I love your colors too!

Nicole Watt said...

What a lovely, heartfelt design! I love the mix of vintage and modern. Thanks for joining us at Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

Leslie Miller said...

Oooh, nice sketch, pretty card and paper! I love me some plaid! Ack, don't get me started on paper. I have some bookmarked at Lawn Fawn. Pretty flower arrangement, and I like the clear enamel dots. Yes, small world! Dang, she's good. You'd think it was a photograph!

Verna Angerhofer said...

A very beautiful card you made with all those dies and papers. I love it.

Conniecrafter said...

Like any of us need anymore paper, but some are just hard to resist, especially if it is a good deal, such a sweet image and love the heart you framed it in. Your flowers with it are so lovely arranged, wonderful project!

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

This is so pretty.
Hugs Miranda

laurie said...

How beautiful!

Rosanne Mulhern said...

What a wonderful image you used for this card. The embellishments are just perfect for this sweet scene. Thanks for joining the TTTC this week.

Felicita Johnson said...

I love your take on this weeks Tic Tac Toe board. The vintage look is beautiful Thanks for sharing your creation with us over at Tic Tac Toe challenge.

Lisa xx said...

This looks beautiful Darlene

Thank you for joining us at SSW2

Heide said...

Beautiful card, Thanks for joining us this sketch. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

anne said...

Such a beautiful card, those flowers are gorgeous.
Thank you for playing along with us at SSW2
Anne SSW2 DT

ccheney said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Angie's Digital Stamps. Cindy (DT)

Janelle said...

Suuch a sweet card! LOve the use of the plaid for the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Angie's Digital Stamps. Hugs, Janelle (DT)