Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Double Zig-Zag Card Challenge

Hello friends!  
I'm so glad you stopped by today!  
I have a FUN creation to share with you!

Around Easter, my friend Shelly Parker, (Shelly's Images) told me about a video she had just watched on making a 'Double Zig Zag Card' and said she wanted to make one.  I told her it sounded interesting and then challenged her to create this FANCY CUT card and I would too!  May 1st was set as our deadline for completion and we could decorate it to our own personal liking.  Here's what I came up with . . .

and here are close ups of each section . . .




You can find the details on making this card at Card Making-Magic.com ...  
HERE IS A LINK or watch the video below.

Here is a list of items I used on my Double Zig Zag Card:
Papers:  Pink 12x12 (80#) cardstock, White cardstock, Lavendar cardstock
Ink:  Colorbox 'Berrylicious' chalk ink
Accessories:  Wild Orchid flowers, Prima flowers, Spellbinder 'Anemone Flower Topper', Cuttlebug 'Textile' EF, MS 'Butterfly' punch, Cheery Lynn Designs DL112 'Exotic Butterfly Small' dies,  Cheery Lynn Designs B117 'Fanciful Flourish' dies, Cheery Lynn Designs B118 'Pair of Ferns' dies, Marianne LR0157 'Decorative Elegance' dies, MS 'Branch' punch, Prima 'Say It In Studs' self sticking embellishments, Wrights lace, Art Glitter glue, sponge applicators

I have so much fun with these 'personal challenges' between friends!  Why not give it a try ... it certainly makes you think outside the box and expand your creativity!! 

I hope I've inspired you ... even if it's just a little bit!  LOL!
And don't forget to pop on over to Shelly's Blog to see what she created!
OOPS  WAIT ... she didn't get around to creating hers yet and I forgot to change the date on my post!  LOL ... what a pair!!  I'll be sure to let you know when Shelly has her creation ready to share!  Sorry for the mess up ... but we're having fun!!!

A few qualifying challenges:
Cheery Lynn Designs - Bling It Up
 Paper Creations Ink - In the Garden
Wild Orchid Challenge - Anything Goes
By The Cute and Girly - May - Spring is in the Air
I Brake for Challenges - Flowers
Just Tracy's Crafts Challenge - Anything Goes
Lia Stampz Challenge - April Showers bring May Flowers
Scrap It Girl - April Showers bring May Flowers
Bearly Mine Challenge - Dies
Die Cuttin Divas - Flowers
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT - Anything but Square
LEJ Designs - Lots of Layers
Papertake Weekly - In the Garden
Sassy Cheryl's - Anything but Square



  1. OK this card just left my head shaking back and forth, speechless and I probably had that deer in the headlight look on my face!! So much love and work - absolutely amazing my friend!! I don't know if I ever could do anything like this - hats off to you : )
    Hope you have a great week!!

  2. wow ...must have took you ages alone to get those embellies on what a brilliant creation love all the colours hugs sassyx

  3. Ooops...is TODAY the 15th! Sheesh...and I even had an extension. Wow...I need to get busy on this. The problem is that now I have seen your creation and I don't think I can come even close to creating anything as beautiful as this!

  4. oh wow this is just fantastic,honest Hun,the detail is just amazing,the embellishments are just perfect stunning,hugs Cherylxxxx

  5. just had to come back and have another gander..i kept thinking of it lol!!!.i watched the video too oh my word what a allot of work you did...and thanks for sharing the tut..it was a pleasure to watch ...so you never know when one of mine or one knicked of you pops up on my blog hugs sassyxxxxxx

  6. Darlene, this is beautiful, what a wonderful mix of flowers and flourishes. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

  7. This is just so beautiful. Love the whole design.
    DS4J DT Member
    Doing Life

  8. Oh Darlene u outdid yourself on this card. How fabulous it is. The colors and choices of embellies just wonderful. Love the fact I know u and know how talented you truly are!!! Love love love this card. evette k.

  9. This is fabulous, I like all the flowers and, flourishes, Thanks you for joining in with us at Hooked on Craft this month, Good luck.
    Kevin xx

  10. I'm going to give this a try. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL. I can't get enough of the beauty of this card. WOW Thank you for sharing.

  11. I watched a tutorial on how to make these awhile back! haven't made one yet!
    yours is a pure work of art!
    Stunning in all the pinks, amazing textures, and all the layers! WOW!
    thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl "don't be square" challenge this week!

  12. WOW! I'd love to attempt a card like that! So much detail! Simply gorgeous! Thanks for inspiring us at DCD this week!!

  13. Wow, your card is amazing! I'd hardly call it a card; it's a work of art! Thanks for sharing at Die Cuttin' Divas.--Pat N.

  14. Wow this is totally amazing, I am stuck for words. Thank you for joining us at LEJ Design Challenge. Good luck. Chris xx

  15. WOW! This is stunning. . . .and certainly anything but square. :) Love that you shared the tutorial. I'm sure lots of ladies are going to want to make one of these. GORGEOUS.
    Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's Anything but Square challenge this week.

  16. Wow! Gorgeous, this must have taken you ages, so many beautiful embellishments and fab die cuts.
    Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.

  17. Wow, great work, and those flowers ......!
    Thanks for joining us at DCD this week! Hope to see you back next week!

  18. Darlene this is amazing girl!!!
    Love all the layers and this fun design...I attempted one of these this past week but threw it away, it wasn't pretty...lol
    So glad you could share with us at
    Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge

  19. Wow, this is jaw-dropping gorgeous, Darlene!

  20. Beautiful creation sweetie, looks fabulous, thank you for joining us at WOC this time ♥ Pops x

  21. Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining Paper Creations Ink, In the Garden Challenge!

  22. Lovely card and dies. Thank you so much for joining us at Bearly Mine this week. Good luck and I hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs, Natascha

  23. Somptuous card! Will have to try that!
    Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn designs challenge this week!
    Love, Kianel.

  24. Ooooh my WORD! this is absolutely stunning...breathe taking...gorgeous..I love it..could just stare at it all day. You are an inspiration..thank you..beautiful..did I say stunning..stunning.

  25. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at Lia Stampz!

  26. OMG!!!!! Look at the details!!! Wowzers!! I am blown away. Amazing creation, so talented!!

    Thanks so much for playing with us at By The Cute & Girly’s Spring Is All Around challenge and good luck!

    Tammy, BTC&G DT from Créations LaDiva :) xx

  27. OH MY---this is FABULOUS! I just want to keep looking at it. Thanks for sharing the tutorial--I can't wait to try it. Thanks for entering Scrap It Girl's May Flower Challenge.

  28. Stunning card! Great video too Christina!!! Thank you so much for sharing all your creations, you are a wonderful teacher!!! Big hugs!!

  29. Wow! Looks like a gorgeous flower bed! Fabulous card! Thanks for playing along with Scrap It Girl!

  30. Your card is INCREDIBLE!! I am in awe of all the fabulous details...a feast of color and texture for the eyes!! Thanks for joining Scrap-It-Girl's "May Flower" challenge. :)

  31. Thank you for entering the Scrap It Girl "April Showers Bring May Flowers" Design Challenge. Your entry is beyond any imagination and so unique!!! For more crafty inspiration follow my FB Page: www.facebook.com/mothershipscrapbookgal
    xoxo, Rina Gonzales, Scrap It Girl Design Team Member

  32. holy gorgeousness overload! what an absafreakinlutely awesome card!!! Thanks a ton for playing at Lia Stampz this fortnight. Good luck!

  33. Wow! Wow! Wow! This is absolutely stunning!! Thank you for sharing it with us at Liastampz. xx

  34. HI Christina here and I wanted to say a big thank you to you for adding the link back to my website ... Card Making Magic for the instructions to make this card. You have done a wonderful job ...it is beautiful xx


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