Thursday, March 28, 2013

Joan's Gardens Challenge

Hello my friends!
Even though I should be cleaning house for the upcoming holiday weekend, I just couldn't let the week go by without playing one of my favorite challenges and that's the one over at Joan's Gardens.  
This week's requirements are:
  • Use some kind of container
  • Fill it with flowers
  • Use Yellow, Green and Orange
  • You must use something sold at Joan's Gardens on your card.
Here's what I came up with and here's a list of items used.  
Those in BOLD were purchased at Joan's Gardens.

Papers:  Prima Sweet Fairy 6x6 pack, SU Daffodil Delight cs, Hollo's bright orange cs, SU Old Olive
Inks:  Momento "Bamboo Leaves"
Accessories:  Sizzix Swiss Dot embossing folder, PunchBunch Flower Making Kit / black forming mat, Art Glitter Designer glue, McGill #64005L 'Star Flower' punch, PunchBunch starburst punch, Martha Stewart  3 in 1 Hydrangea Punch, Cheery Lynn Designs B119 Tropical leaves, B147 Olive branches, B136 Anastasia Border dies, Heartfelt Creations HCPC3472 China Fragments stamps, Spellbinder Nested Tea Cups, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, pop dots

A few other challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Mother's Day/Female
DL.ART - Spring
DRS Designs - Paper Flowers
Forever Friends - Flowers
Happy Campers - Add dimension
The House that Stamps Built - Spring Flowers
Jen's Digis - Spring

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Now I'd better get out of my 'cave' and get something done in the rest of the house!  Hope you're having a fun day!  As always . . .


  1. Beautiful Darlene. Love the colors. Your flowers look so springy!!! Great job!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

  2. Love the perky yellow flowers! And your teacup is beautifully colored. Well done my friend!

  3. Wow Dar, it sure caught my eye! It's absolutely GORGEOUS!! Happy Easter!

  4. Great colors Beautiful spring card.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #106 Spring challenge, Have a Happy Easter
    DIANA L.

  5. Hi Dar! Love your beautiful, vibrant card! Hugs, Vickie Y

  6. How CUTE, Darlene. I love your idea of filling up the teacup. What a beautiful card.

  7. Fantastic use of die cuts on your card. Great colour combo and design. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week. Hope we see you next week. Hugs Sheryl xx

  8. Awww... how sweet--a little cup of flowers to brighten anyone's day. This card will surely make someone very happy, Darlene. Lovely card!

  9. Gorgeous card… thanks for entering Forever Friends monthly challenge, good luck in the draw and hope to see you again for our next challenge.

  10. That is just so beautiful Darlene, all these stunning flowers are awesome! So pretty! Happy Easter and thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, take care, Ira xox

  11. Oh my goodness, how gorgeous is this! Love that tea cup filled with beautiful flowers!! Thank you for joining the DRS Designs challenge.

  12. This is truly gorgeous, Darlene. Thank you for bringing it to the spring flowers challenge at The House That Stamps Built.

  13. Darlene this is just so gorgeous. Love all the colors and those flowers are so pretty. Love Love Love your cup it is just beautiful... I save cups!
    Have a wonderful Easter my friend.
    Hugs, Pat

  14. What a happy card. :o) The one you give it to will be cheered up all day just looking at it. Love the orange and white lace--it gives the card a nice punch and makes it really pop.

  15. This is beautiful. Love the design with the teacup with flowers and that lovely lace and dp as well. Thanks for playing at Forever Friends monthly challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for another challenge. Bettina xx

  16. A beautiful card. I love the bright colours and your clever use of die cuts to create the flowers.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft challenge this week, hope to see you again. Hugs Sheryl xx

  17. Dar, this is downright GORGEOUS!!! Love the "container" you have used...very creative!!! I was going to enter this challenge, but heck, I don't think I can come near to anything as beautiful as it!!

  18. So pretty, love the way you colored the tea cup. Thanks for joining the DRS designs challenge.

  19. So pretty and virbant,simply eye catching and striking

  20. Lovely card Darlene, love your card, the flowers are so very pretty and bright and just cheery, and that cup is just gorgeous!!
    Thanks for sharing,


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