Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Just a quick Thank You!

Hello my friends!
Happy New Years Eve!

Are you going out to a party or like us, staying in ... take a nap, waking up just in time to watch the ball drop in Time Square, NY, pop open the Asti, toast to another wonderful year together ... then turn off the lights and go to bed?!  LOL!

The new challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is THANK YOU!

Before I go into the details of my card creation ...
I would like to THANK-YOU for being such wonderful supportive friends through out the past year.  And, I'm looking forward to being inspired and uplifted by each of you again in 2014!

With it SNOWING outside and only in the single digits, I decided to warm things up a bit by using this lovely spring/summertime image from Craft Secrets called Digital - Garden Printables T-21.

 I've used several Cheery Lynn Designs dies for this creation:
  • Frame Die - FRM 141 Window A
  • Fanciful Flourish Small - B117S
  • Flourish Leaf Strip - B178
  • Gardenia - B339
 My background paper is by FabScraps 'High Tea' 8x8 pack, the sentiment is Hero Arts 'LL165 - Happy Everything Greetings' and the sentiment panel was die cut using Spellbinder Labels 14.  Touches of Diamond Stickles on the flourishes gave this creation some beautiful sparkle!  

I like how the diamond Stickles comes out GOLD on the red design paper and yet stays sparkly diamond clear on the white paper!

I've had the Gardenia flower strip die for some time now but this is the first time I've taken the time to play around and make the flower.  So when it came time today, I was having a bit of trouble and was getting frustrated because I wasn't sure what the heck I was doing!!  I was Instant Messaging with my friend Diane (Nellie's Nest) and complained to her about it and she said "Go over to the CLD site and check out the video on it!"  

So, I went over and clicked on the video which was hosted by Christine Sawvell and it was a fabulous step by step and in no time I had this flower created and ready for my card!
DUH!  Why didn't I think of that??  LOL!  Thanks Diane!
 A few additional challenges:
Creative Card Crew #52 - Anything Goes
Cuttin and Stampin #52 - Anything Goes Using Something New (Gardenia die)
Scrap-Creations - Something New
LEJ Designs - Anything Goes

Well, that's it for me in 2013! 
See you NEXT YEAR!  LOL!!
God Bless You All!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful card. Happy new year to you. Xxx

  2. WOW Dar, this is a beautiful, BEAUTIFUL CREATION!!! I might as well not even enter mine...LOL...LOVE your gardenia, it turned out gorgeous...and all the other pretty details...it's a beauty that's for sure. Thanks for mentioning "little ole me" too...hugs!!

  3. What a beautiful card! That flower is stunning...glad you persevered! Happy New Year, Dar! Wishing you joy, creativity, laughter, and health in 2014!

  4. Absolutely beautiful. Love that window with the flowers and vines around it. Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn challenge. Good Luck to you

  5. Beautiful card! I love your design with the Window's frame! Thank you for joining us at the Cheery Lynn Challenge!

  6. First off 'Happy New Year'.... Thank you so much for joining in with the LEJ Designs Challenge No. 84 - Anything Goes.

    What a really lovely card. It looks really dimensional with the image behind the window and then that gorgeous flower. The colours are wonderful. Love this card.

    This is the last Challenge of the year, as well as the last 'weekly challenge'. As of the 7th January, we will be going to Monthly Challenges and I hope you will join in with plenty more of our challenges in 2014.

    <3 & Hugs
    Lisa xxxx LEJ DT Organiser

  7. Hi Dar! Gorgeous Gardenia die! Beautiful card. Thank you for playing along with us at Cuttin' and Stampin' Challenge.

  8. Oh wow....what a gorgeous card with beautiful colours and a very pretty design. Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Cheery Lynn Designs....good luck and a very happy 2014 for you too hugs Amy

  9. Darlene, your flower is stunning. Glad you found the tutorial on Cheery Lynn's website. We have a lot of step by step tutorials on our blog as well. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  10. I like the view from the window. Thank you for participating in the Creative Card Crew challenge. Joanna DT

  11. This is so gorgeous Darlene. I just love the window die and your beautiful flower. Thanks for playing along with us in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Creative Craft Challenges 2 and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT


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