Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge

WOW!  I can't believe it's time once again for another challenge at 

Our theme today is:
(cards or gift giving projects)

With my annual craft show coming up the 1st weekend in November, I was happy to create not ONE but THREE birthday cards for our challenge.  Birthday cards, of course, are always the first cards to sell so I'd rather have extra than not enough.  With that being said, I created cards for a Man , Woman and Child.

First ... for the guys!  
Stamps:  JustRite 'Anchors Away'
Paper:  Medium Blue cs, DCWV dps, Chocolate cs, White cs
Ink:  Versafine black, Tim Holtz 'Frayed Burplap' distress ink
Accessories:  brown jute, TH sponge applicator, brown Prismacolor marker, blue chalk, makeup applicator

JustRite Stamps has made this guy card a breeze to make!  If you haven't seen this stamp set you really should check it out ... it's fabulous for those masculine cards that can be so difficult to make and has some awesome sentiments included too!
(All items in my recipes highlighted in BOLD BLUE  
were purchased at Joan's Gardens)

Other qualifying challenges:
Creative Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Lots of Layers
Kreative Stamp Friends - New Stamps (first time inking up this JustRite set)
Hooked on Craft Challenge - Cards for Men
For the ladies:
Stamps:  Endless Creations sentiment
Papers:  White cs, Graphic45 dp
Ink:  Versafine black, Momento 'cantaloupe'
Accessories:  Cheery Lynn Designs 'Build a Flower 2' die set, PunchBunch flower making kit, McGill black mat, Kaiser pearls (originally cream color - used a yellow Sharpie to get the color I needed), Marianne LR0235 die set, crystal Stickles

 I followed Selma Stevenson's directions on making this flower.  You can find this tutorial on her blog, HERE and be sure to check out the rest of Selma's blog for more helpful flower making tutorials.  Her flowers are AMAZINGLY lifelike!  I'm still practicing but happy with my progress!!

Other qualifying challenges:
Bearly Mine - Add a Sentiment
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Card Mania #4 - Handmade Flower

And ... for the kiddos:
Stamps:  Inkadinkado sentiment, Inkadinkado 'Beautiful Fairies' clear stamp set
Papers: Purple cs, Raspberry cs, White cs
Ink:  Versafine black
Accessories:  Prismacolor markers, Cheery Lynn Designs B165 Lace Corners Deco E, Pop Dots, Fiskars swivel craft knife

I must admit this was the quickest & easiest card to create and I love how it came together.  I have had this Inkadinkado stamp set for well over a year and never inked it up!  This is perfect for those sweet little girls in our lives!  I'll be inking this set up more often now!

Other qualifying challenges:
Clear It Out Challenge - Child Image and use old stash (the image itself is old)
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Fairytales (Tinkerbell from Peter Pan)
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Things with Wings

Well, that's it for me today!  Hope you've enjoyed today's creations and PLEASE come join  in our birthday fun at The Sisterhood of Crafters.  You will have until Oct. 7th to get your entry in for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor Dustin Pike!   Hope to see you there!


  1. Your projects are simply gorgeous! Love all the detail!

  2. That is an awesome "man's seeing them, as I am terrible at them...beautiful rose, too....someday I want to just sit down and amke flowers...all day!! Have fun on your trip...take lots of pictures...and see you maybe in a couple of weeks!!

  3. Wonderful cards. I especially love the first one. It's so cool with the frame around the ship.

  4. Darlene I just love this. So beautifully designed. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  5. Darlene I just love this. So beautifully designed. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  6. Hi Darlene! Three fabulous cards here! Each one perfectly suited for their intended recipient.

  7. Wow!All so very pretty...

  8. BEAUTIFUL card very well put together ..Thank you for playing along at Card Mania Challenges!

  9. Beautiful cards, love your range of styles. Your male birthday card has fab colours and a nice neat design.

    Love your other cards, they are so pretty and full of sweetness.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Hooked on Craft.

  10. What a lovely selection of Birthday cards Darlene, all so different and all so fabulous.
    Thank you for joining us this week at whoopsi Daisy.

  11. Wow! Love all your cards. The fairy (Tinkerbell like) image is adorable and I love how you designed the card! Thanks for joining us at the Clear It Out Challenge!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  12. Wonderful card. I really love the colours and all the detailing is wonderful.Thank for joining us at Card Mania Challenges.

  13. beautiful card for the girlies and so effective straight onto the white background.

    Thanks for joining us at whoopsie daisy this week.


  14. Oh how did I miss these?! They're all stunning! Your yellow rose is to die for, Dar! Love the JRS ship stamp too.

  15. Absolutely gorgeous!

    Thank you for sharing with Cupcake Craft Challenges this week.

    Warm hugs

  16. A gorgeous card, love those fairies...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
    Helen x

  17. Lpve the colours on your male card - thanks for joining us at TioT. Cindy

  18. What fabulous Birthday cards! You have certainly covered all the bases!

  19. very beautiful!!

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!!

    you can visit
    for my free digis!!

  20. Fantastic birthday cards. Thank you for joining us at creative Craft.
    Nikki x

  21. What beautiful cards...I love them all, thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week.

  22. Gorgeous flower ! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges!
    Hugs, Mila!

  23. All are lovely cards. So gorgeous designs. I like your coloring and that image is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.


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