Friday, September 20, 2013

Keep It Neutral . . .

Happy Friday Everyone!

This week at Joan's Gardens she has shared a beautiful creation with us as well as a new technique.  Although I haven't yet had time to try her technique, I did want to play along and quickly put a card together (limit of three so I hope to do a couple more during the week).
Her challenge requirements this week are as follows:
  • Use a picture
  • Neutral Colors 
  • Add a Flourish
  • You must use a product sold at Joan's Gardens. Also, mention that you are doing the card/project for Joan's Gardens Challenge. It would be nice if you would add this link to your post:

Here's what I came up with ... what do you think?
I have an awesome pack of vintage 'photos' that I purchased at the Adventures in Stamping Convention which in held here in Akron each spring.  The company is called TJ Designs but the website is

A few other challenges I'd like to enter into:
Coffee, Chocolate, Cards - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

Below I have listed items used to create my card and all items purchased at Joan's Gardens are highlighted in RED. Hope you're having a nice Friday!  I'm trying to get laundry done and working on some new items for my upcoming craft shows!  I'll be sharing those with you in a future post  (hint:  one has to do with Hershey Nuggets) YUM!

Till then THANKS for taking the time to stop by and as always . . .

Papers:  Ivory cs, Cream cs, Creative Memories dp
Stamps/Ink:  SU Elegant Greetings/Versafine Onyx
Accessories:  Cheery Lynn Designs (B117S), Starform gold stickers (#1223), Prima flowers, gold Stampendous Diamond Dots stickers, Spellbinder Gold Labels Four die, Prima flowers


  1. I love it Darlene. Wouldn't it be fun to make captions for them...very pretty!!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

  2. Gorgeous Dar....beautiful vintage image...and I love all the "pretties" you have put on it...and those corners, too...I never, ever think to use mine, so YOU have inspired me once again!!! And did you say Hershey Nuggets?? YUM!!!!!

  3. This is gorgeous, Darlene! I love the elegance of hose flowers cascading down the side. Just a beautiful job!

  4. What a lovely card, Darlene. I am a fan of Tweedy Jill products, she has such beautiful images. I love the vintage look of this card. Have a great weekend!

  5. Ha! Perfect sentiment to go with this picture, Darlene. She really does look like she is thinking about someone very special. You did a wonderful job on the challenge this week at Joan's. :o)

  6. OH great card and design. very nice

    Thank you for joining us this week at Docerela Creations.

  7. Ohhhhh So special Card!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Docerela Anything Goes challenge!
    DT Member - Sara

  8. Such a lovely card, such nice soft colors and an beautiful image! I love the vintage look, really nice! Thanx so much for playing along with us at CC&CC for our Anything Goes Challenge! Joanne

  9. What a dreamy card! Love the vintage sweetness! Thank you for joining us at Docerela Creations! DT Member- Nitasha

  10. Adorable card.

    Thanks for joining us at Docerela Anything Goes challenge!
    DT Member Ana

  11. Such a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Docerela Anything Goes challenge! DT Member Dulce.

  12. What a beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us at Jo's FFC;-)

  13. Gorgeous vintage! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Carri~Abusybee


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