Thursday, October 13, 2011

Joan's Gardens (" Hope You Can Cling To" Challenge at SCS)

Afternoon All!  
This week's challenge over at Joan's Gardens is pretty special!  Be sure to pop over to read all about it then join in the fun!!!

You do know it's BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH don't you??
Do YOU have your appointment made??  If not, pick up that phone right now and get it scheduled!

Here's the basis for the challenge:
Create a card or project with some girlie embellishments; flowers, lace, glitter, bling, pearls, ribbons..... all things girlie!

Here's what I've come up with:
(click on image to enlarge)

Recipe for my card:
Papers:  White & Pink cardstock
Image:  Royal & Langnickel Brush Mfg., Fancy Ladies Collage Rub-On
Accessories:  Wilton Paper Doily, D'Amore Allure Flower, Prima flowers, Kaiser pearls, MS Butterfly, Quickie Glue, Deco Art Glamour Dust, Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish B117, Stampendous Pink Diamond Dots, White Feathers, Zutter Distress-It-All, SU pink ink, pink Satin ribbon. Sizzix swirl EF

Other Challenges:
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Ribbons & Lace
MelJen's Designs - Use a Ribbon
Digistamps4Joy - Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Tuesday Throwdown - Think Pink

Thanks to you for stopping by my blog today ... and if you left me a comment THANKS EVEN MORE!!!  Hope you've had a wonderful day and tomorrow is even better!  Tell your family you LOVE THEM ... we never know what tomorrow has in store for us!!!


* * * EDIT * * *
I decided to make a box for this card so the flower didn't get crushed and to make it even more 'special' for someone!   Here is what I came up with using the directions from a past challenge at Joan's Gardens and shared by Selma Stevenson.  If you need a link to those directions ... let me know.

Below you can see I've added a touch of tissue paper to just add extra 'softness' and 'care' to this project.

Thanks for your visit!  Have a WONDERFUL DAY & WEEKEND!!


  1. Darlene this is FABULOUS LOVE this image, and the doily is such a PERFECT touch!!!! gorgeous GF!!! Can't wait to play next week :)

  2. This is lovely. The image is great, the embellies are fabulous, and I love the doily and feathers! Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.

    DT Member

  3. Your card is beautiful! I love the doily and of course the fancy flourish!

  4. Oh wow such a beautiful card...
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  5. I really love this card and the embellishments you've used.
    Thanks for joining our Ribbon-challenge at Meljen's Design Team & Challenge Blog this week!

    Greetings,Katja (Meljen's DT-member)

  6. Fabulous work Darlene!! love your image and your embellies - so shabby chic and girly too. Thanks for sharing your work with us at Tuesday Throwdown and I sure am looking forward to seeing more of your creations at WnW.

  7. Stunning work! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.

  8. Beautiful card! Love all the details - the embossing, flowers, swirls, doily, feather.. wow! I love it all!
    Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs this week!
    Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

  9. Darlene, your card is absolutely beautiful! Great idea for using a box, it would have been a great shame for the lovely flower to be spoilt.

  10. Hi Darlene,
    I just entered Joan's Garden challenge and saw your lovely vintage card and just wanted you to know how much I liked it!

  11. Awe! Very beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenge, Good Luck! Hugs! Leah Ann DT

  12. Wonderful work!
    Thanks so much for joining us for the Girly Girl challenge at Little Miss Muffet stamps! Hope to see you again!

    With best wishes,

  13. Darlene, such a lovely card and the box is just a good idea. The embellishments are really super. Thanks for sharing and joining us at Digi Stamps 4 Joy this week. Ursula DT member

  14. Darlene your card and box are simply all of the wonderful elements that you added to both.

  15. Wow Darlene -- what a gorgeous "girlie" card. Love the way you added the feather. AND of course I love that special box you created for it. Thanks for joining us again in the challenge at Joan's Gardens.

  16. Absolutely a delicious to watch ,,,, my favorite card..wowwww.

  17. Darlene, you gard is girlie WOW! Love every element you used. And, the box is such a special way to present your card.

  18. A beautiful card and box, very classy design. Thanks for joining in the Little Miss Muffet Challenge. hugs Donna x

  19. Thanks for sharing your creation on our Meljen's Design Challenge for using a ribbon.

  20. Darlene, wow this is gorgeous. I love the feather and how you used the doily for the background. The box is adorable too and such a great idea.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for the Hope You Can Cling to Challenge.


  21. Hey there Dar!! Your creation is so stunning girl!! Love the pinks and the feather!! Thanks so much for joining with us at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week!! Hope you will join us again! *Vicki* - Oct GDT

    Hope you're doing well!! HUGS

  22. Beautiful card, and I really like the idea of the box to send the card to protect it and it's embellishments.


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