Saturday, October 26, 2013

Joan's Gardens Challenge

Hello my friends!
I have to make this quick since I'm expecting around 
200 Trick or Treaters in less than 30 minutes!  Eeeks!

So here we go!
The challenge requirements this week at Joan's Gardens are:

  • Use craft color and red
  • Use bird
  • Use layers
  • 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:
    My base card is Kraft and the background paper is a scrap I had laying on the table and thought would work perfectly.  You notice that 'mesh' looking strip ... well it is a strip of Drywall Tape ... yes you heard me correctly.  The stuff the drywall guys use to seal the seams together before mudding over on drywall.  You can get a big roll of it at any of your local DIY stores.  I've actually cut my piece in half so I still have a length the same size to use on another project.  I learned this little trick at Joan's Gardens on my last visit a few weeks back.  I've used TH distress ink to color it.

    I will be back to share this creation with a few additional challenges but for now I'd better get my candy ready for the tricksters!

    Well, I'm FINALLY back to share this creation with additional challenges.  We ended up with less Trick or Treaters this year than usual ... only around 140 ... but there were some very creative costumes.  Okay here we go ...
    Rogue Redhead Designs - Die Cut Divas
    Sugar Creek Hollow #72 - Birds of a Feather
    Crafty Hands Challenge #1 - Anything Goes
    Jingle Belles - Not A Creature was Stirring

    Thanks for stopping by ... as always ...

    Papers:  Kraft cs, DCWV dp, White cs
    Stamp/Ink:  Hero Arts/Versafine Onyx
    Accessories:  Cottage Cutz 'Bella Springtime Bird', Tim Holtz distress markers, Marianne Design Creatables 'LR0191' Sign die, Stickles 'Red', 'Holly'

    Items in Bold Red are available at Joan's Gardens.


    1. Darlene. great job on your card. I love it.
      Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

    2. Oh gosh Darlene, that is one gorgeous Christmas card! Love your use of those fine dies, looks very elegant! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, enjoy your Sunday, hugs, Ira x
      Ira’s Crea Corner

    3. beautiful Darlene! The design is just gorgeous and I love the fun leaves and of course the dry wall mesh-how creative is that? Love the whole arrangement! TFS!
      Happy Sunday!
      Sherrie K

    4. Darlene, what a sweet Christmas card. Love the little birdie. Great job on Joan's challenge.

    5. Beautiful Dar!!! Love all your gorgeous and pretty details...LOVE that die (wink)!!!

    6. Lovely card! I love the post sign die. Thanks for playing the RRD Rebel Challenge Die-cut Diva.

    7. wonderful Christmas card. thanks for playing along with the Crafty Hands challenge blog

    8. Such a sweet card! Love that bird! Thanks for playing the DieCut Diva Rebel Challenge at RRD!

    9. Such a warm and pretty Christmas card! Thanks for joining us for the vintage or shabby chic challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow!

    10. Lovely, elegant card. Thanks for playing along with the current CraftyHands challenge! Sammy-x

    11. Darlene, congratulations on your win at Joan's Gardens this week. Your card is so well done, and a real eye-catcher. Very inventive!

    12. Love those glittery leaves ... so very glad you joined our Creature Feature at Jingle Belles.

    13. what a gorgeous card, so many lovely details to swoon over! thanks for joining our "creature feature" fun at JINGLE BELLES! ♥


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