Monday, November 8, 2010

Delightful Inspirations Challenge

Hello my friends!  I hope you're Monday is a sunshiny one like mine is!!  It seems this week we're going to have "Indian Summer" so I'll be outdoors trying to get everything 'finished up' before the snow flies.  BUT today, I'd like to share with you a creation I've made for a challenge blog I've been long wanting to participate in!

The challenges over at Delightful Inspirations are unique ... in that they offer a FREE DIGITAL STAMP OF THE MONTH as a part of their challenges.  So as not to confuse you, you can find all the details HERE.   

This months image is perfect for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.  It's called "Harvest Basket" .... and you can find this image and MANY, MANY more at Designed2Delight Digital Stamps.  Here is the creation I've come up with!

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I've made a gate card using SU rust cardstock and the designer paper is by Debbie Mumm sold through JoAnn's  I've used Prisma color markers for my coloring and Nestabilities classic & scallop circles for my matting.  A little purple Stickles was also added to help pull out the color of the eggplants in the basket.
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Here's a view of the card partially & fully opened. 

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By printing & coloring the image twice, I was able to pick & choose the images I wanted to cut out and pop up for more dimension.  Below is a side view so you can see I have popped up the pumpkins and the one ear of corn.

This was a fun card to make and even more fun to color!  I look forward to playing more D2D challenges.  They also have a Designed2Delight Digital Stamps Group over on CDAC (Crafter's Digital Art Center) if you'd like to check them out there too!

Here's a few other challenges I'll be sharing this creation with:

Crafty Emma's Store Challenge - Forever Autumn
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Fall Cards
Tuesday Throwdown - Give Thanks
Paper Play Challenges - Circles
Lexi's Creations Challenge - Anything Goes

Well, with the time change, the sun will be going down earlier than I'm used to, so I'd better get outside and get something done!  Thanks so much for stopping by and tomorrow I'll have both Crafty Secrets & Midnight Madness creations to share with you ... OH WHAT FUN I'M HAVING!!!



  1. Gorgeous card Dar!! Love your pretty Fall colors and the gate fold is brilliant! HUGS

  2. Darlene this is fabulous, what a GREAT image and love the 3d effect girlfriend...WOOOHOOOOO enjoy the sunshine this week sweetie!

  3. Hi Darlene
    gorgeous card, lovely image & colouring, fabulous papers, thank you for joining us at CES this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  4. Great fall card, love your 3d effect, thanks so much for joining our anything goes challenge over at Lexi's Creations, we're happy to have you!

  5. This is such a beautiful card! I love the gorgeous warm colours and your colouring! Wonderful dimension too! Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week!

  6. Gorgeous card & I love the image perfect for autumn & thanks giving.
    Thank you for joining us at CES Challenges & hope you will join again next time.

    Hugs Vicky xx

  7. Beautiful fall card. Love the warm and rich colors. Thank you for playing with us at Paper Play this week! :)


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