Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Butterfly Kisses & Lace

Good Evening my friends!
At the moment we probably have somewhere between 4-6" of snow on the ground with that much more expected again over night.  I have not yet 'got up the gumption' to go out to clear the driveway since our holiday visiting is mostly complete and hubby (being retired now) has no need to venture out on the highways!  I figure I'll wait until it's all done ... then ... fire up the snow blower and Get 'R Done!

So ... since I was enjoying a day of 'doing what I wished', I watched a couple of movies on Netflix and created a card for the current Cheery Lynn Designs challenge which is LACE (faux/real).  I was watching the Jane Austen movies ... 'Pride & Prejudice' and 'Emma'.  Needless to say, these movies helped put me in a 'lacy' frame of mind with the period clothing made of the finest silks & lace.

This creation is really not my true to form style as it is quite CAS compared to the many layers I usually enjoy but I'm VERY happy with it's quickness & outcome.  Here's what I've used to create it:

Papers:  Black cardstock, White cardstock, FabScraps 'High Tea' design paper
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies:  DL113 Exotic Butterflies, DL101 English Tea Party, B136 Anastasia Border
Accessories:  Tim Holtz 'milled lavender' distress Stickles, Versafine black ink, Serendipity rubber stamp

I think I mentioned in an earlier post that I've been 'summoned' for jury duty this week  ... can you imagine ... Christmas week!  [sigh]   I did NOT have to go in today and I just checked their website and there are no selections being done tomorrow either ... so ... it appears after I get the driveway cleared tomorrow I will have yet another day to watch movies and craft ... YEAH!!!  

Here are a few additional challenges to add this creation to:
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - Add ribbon and/or Lace
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps - Anything Goes
Stamp n Doodle - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again real soon!
As always . . .
I just realized I have had over 100,000 visits to my blog and 550 followers!  THAT IS AWESOME!  Sounds like some NEW YEARS CANDY is in order.  I'll be gathering that together and posting about it real soon!  Stay tuned and thank you, thank you, thank you!!


  1. Love lows! Congrats on the blog milestones! Love the colors of the card! And in the previous post.....crazy hat, Dar! Guess you need something like to blow snow. :D hugs from warm FL. (ps..chilly tomorrow tho.)

  2. Got a new iPad for Christmas ...darn spell checker. Did that first post read okay?

  3. Love your lacy card Darlene and the colours are so striking. Good luck with the snow clearing. I just can't imaging that much snow. hugs, Ursula

  4. The pink and black look magical together, and I love your die combination ... beautiful! Wonderful to have you join in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week.

  5. Darlene this is just so beautiful and hey a girl cant go wrong with pink.
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  6. I know this is not your "usual card" style but I love it. My daughter loves butterflies so this is going into my "have to copy at a later date" file. Ty ty ty. So beautiful. Your granddaughter and grandson are just so beautiful. Lucky you!! You are indeed blessed with them I am sure. ekc

  7. Hi Darlene! What a beautiful Blog you have..not sure from where I cam as I was browsing around for inspiration in Bogland but sure glad I found you!! This card is fabulous as are all the others I have looked at here. Love your style wow! Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season!
    Tammy from Créations LaDiva :) xx

    I have some candy on my blog, would love to have you join for a chance to win :) Still have a few days left! Thank you and good luck if you already have ☺

  8. the pretty~pretty butterfly..inspiring me to get busy!!

  9. Beautiful card, lovely image, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky, good luck. Best Wishes.

    Pat xx

  10. This is so pretty....and your grandkids are lovely! Thank you for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER CHALLENGE! Good luck on winning, remember if you use a TPS prize your winnings increase and their images are fabulous! Happy New Year

  11. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week!
    Good luck!
    Love from France, Kianel.

  12. Beautiful card Darlene in the pink and black, especially with the border and doily done in black, makes a very stark contrast.
    Thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs
    Donna xx

  13. Gorgeous colour combo! Such a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing it with us at TTCRD!


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