Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge

Happy Over The Hump Day Everyone!

Today I'd like to share the creations I've made for the new challenge over at The Sisterhood of Crafters!  Being one of the 'founding' sisters, I feel blessed to be a part of this lovely group of ladies and when some of the girls have their hands full with children/jobs, etc. ... I feel obliged to create an extra inspirational piece for the challenge.  Today is one of those days so be aware, I don't have just ONE creation ... but THREE!

Our challenge this week is all about the MEN/BOYS in our lives especially with Father's Day coming up this weekend! (June 16th)   So, here's what I came up with:

 What do you think?  Is this little guy cute or what!  I think EVERY little boy (or girl) sometime in their childhood has put their dog (or cat) in their wagon and taken them for a ride!  
What FUN childhood memories!  

Recipe for this card:
Papers:  white cs, teal blue cs, Paper Pizazz dp
Images:  Vintage photo from TJ Designs Vintage Photograpy Collage Pack 
Stamp images: 2008 Rubber, Impression Obsession (sentiment)
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Prima flowers, Stampendous heart diamond dots, Fiskars swivel craft knife
 LOL ... if you are as old as me, you will remember this car!  My girlfriend (who is 7 years older than me) actually had a '57 Chevy just like this ... same color too!  This car is a CLASSIC and I thought it would make a perfect Father's Day card for that all those CLASSIC/PRICELESS Dad's out there!!

Inside Sentiment says:
"Just like this car ... your love is PRICELESS"
Happy Father's Day

Recipe for this card:
Papers: White cs, Black cs, Teal cs, 
HOMEMADE background paper using my Scor-Pal and matching teal marker
Stamp image:  Cornish Heritage Farms GM Series 1957 Family Bel Air
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Creative Memories black sticker letters, Darice Ohhh So Trendy Stars Satin Retro Seafoam ribbon, Spellbinder Scallop Oval dies, Joann's satin pearl centered bow, Fiskars swivel craft knife
Technique:  Scoring and Outside the Circle
 For my final card creation, I was playing around with DIGITAL elements and kept it VERY CAS 
(NOT my favorite style ... I like all those layers and do-dads!!)

I was thrilled last week when I was the winner over at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge and won 5 digital images over at Eureka Stamps.  The sentiment and rock formation are two of the five images I chose from Eureka Stamps.  I actually had to do some playing around with the rock formation digi image in order to 'overlay' it onto my Crafty Secrets Barber Shop digital design paper without all the 'white' background ... because it was a .jpg file vs a .png.  YEAH, I'm happy to say I was successful (although there has to be an easier way than how I did it!) and love the dimension achieved on this creation.

I used my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to color in the rocks/greenery and did a little doodling around the outside edge.  Like I said ... very CLEAN and SIMPLE!

Since I already had it up on my screen (in Word 2010), I figured I may as well print out two and jazz up the second image a bit more.  I guess this falls into the LESS and MORE category style of crafting.  And below is what I came up with but adding just a few more elements to the same basic design.  What do you think?
Aaahhh ... now that's better!!
A little touch of gingham ribbon, a few flowers/leaves & a butterfly ... VIOLA!  
Now it could be used for just about anyone's birthday card!

A few other challenges to enter:
Eureka Stamps - Father's Day
Amusing Challenges - Father's Day (Cards #1 or #2 - no digis)
Catered Crop - For the Boys/Masculine card
Glitter n Sparkle - Father's Day/ Male Cards
Hobby Cutz #8 - Masculine and/or Father's Day
Pile It On - For or From a Father
Anything Goes Challenge - Father's Day
City Crafter Challenge - All About Him
Crafty Sentiments Designs - For a Male
Creative Craft - We Love You Dad
Cuttin and Stampin #23 - Father's Day
LEJ Designs - Boys/Men
Loves Rubberstamps #56 - Masculine theme
Our Daily Bread - Masculine or Father's Day
Papertake Weekly - Hello Boys
Tuesday Throwdown - You're the Man
Use It Tuesday #57 - Masculine (Card #1 - stamp at least 6 yrs old and vintage image 3 yrs)
Twisted Tuesday - Clothes Make the Man
Artistic Stamper - Makes for Men
Simon Says Stamps - Transport

Well I hope I haven't bored you too much with my finger babbling and I truly hope you can find a little inspiration from these creations.  Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by my blog today and PLEASE, come join in our challenge fun at the Sisterhood of Crafters!  
I'll be watching for your creation(s) and promise to come by to take a peek (and leave some love)!!!

Until then ... and as always . . .


  1. Stunning creations Darlene. You have such a beautiful creative style. Love the combo of the digi with the photo on the first.
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  2. Gosh all your cards are so lovely!! And beautifully done ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  3. So awesome!!!! I LOVE the designs ! Thanks so much for playing along this week at CCCB :-)

  4. Love all your cards, thank you so much for sharing them with us over at Anything Goes for our Fathers Day challenge xhugsx Nikki

  5. Hi Dar! Love the boy and wagon and that 57 Chevy...what a blast from the past! Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  6. Love how the stamp matches the photo in the first card! Thanks for playing with us at Hobbycutz challenge!

  7. That car makes a gorgeous masculine card! It will be well received! Thanks for joining our "You're The Man!" challenge. … x
    Asha - Tuesday Throwdown DT
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  8. Fabulous cards Darlene :-) all of them are just fantastic ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge
    Lols x x x
    you could enter your chevy card into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge too !! :-)

  9. My FIL would love that 57 Chevy card...he loves old cars! Thanks for playing along with my Amusing Challenges this week - it's a great assortment of cards you made!

  10. Awesome masculine cards, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!


  11. beautiful crad. Love your take on the Male theme. Thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle this week. Hugs Shelly

  12. Thank you for taking the time to enter the LEJ Designs Challenge No. 57 - Something for the Boys/Men...

    Not sure what card you are entering, however they are all wonderful and different. Love the first card the most as I like that tartan paper and the stamped image and the photo image go so so well together!

    I really hope to see many more entries from you in our future monthly challenges on our challenge blog. Fantastic digi images from LEJ Designs up for grabs and other stuff from our amazing sponsors!

    Hugs Lisa xxxxx DT Member

  13. Love your masculine cards - love the little boy paired with the photo. Thanks for playing along with us at The Artistic Stamper.
    Alison x

  14. Thank you for sharing with glitter n sparkle x

  15. Wonderful father's day card
    Thank you for joining us at Creative inspiration paints.
    CI design team member
    DIANA L.

  16. Very beautiful card! thanks for playing with "Hobbycutz" this week. Good luck.

  17. Love all 3 of the cards you have created .... especially the one with the little dog and boy ... super cute

    Thanks for joining us over at LEJ DESIGNS CHALLENGE BLOG

    Good Luck

    Tina DT xxx

  18. What a great masculine/Father's Day card Darlene!! Thanks for sharing with us at ODBD!! Love the car image which is perfect for any guy!! Your other cards are gorgeous as well!!

  19. amazing cards!!!thanks for joining us at Pile it on... we have a new sketch challenge this week - hope you are able to join again - kimberly DT

  20. Wonderful cards! The first one with the little boy is so sweet with his doggy in the wagon. Thanks for joining CCCB this week. Hugs and happy day, Wendy

  21. Wonderful creations Darlene, love the one of the boy and the dog especially, but all your creations are amazing. Thanks so much for playing along at Crafty Sentiments this week:)

  22. Very Nicely done. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

  23. Loving all of these, Darlene, but have to put on my DT hat and comment on the '57 Chevy card you submitted for the "Masculine" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown. Fab coloring and yes, I do remember '57 Chevys. :-D Magnificent card and thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week.
    NanaConnie DT

  24. Great card, Darlene! I love that picture embellishment. Really suits the card. Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!

  25. Great Cards! They're all wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  26. I love all your cards but the first one was adorable. I was one of those who was always toting around my animals in the wagon. So cute. Thanks for playing with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  27. Great Father's Day card! Love that car and that ribbon is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!


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