Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Floral Frenzie

Hello Friends!
It's time once again for a new challenge over at Joan's Touch AND Cheery Lynn Designs
The new challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is FLOWERS MADE WITH DIES
And, this week Joan at Joan's Touch is asking us to use:
  • Three Flowers
  • Vintage Colors
  • Texture (tulle/mesh)
  • Something carried at Joan's Gardens

WOW!  Talk about a pieced together creation ... LOL!
But, I love when that happens.

My base card w/background papers was already laying on my table from a previous project a few weeks ago that I changed my mind on and it worked PERFECTLY for what I was wanting to create today!
I created the gardenia (I know they're supposed to be white ... sorry Diane!) flowers the other day using the awesome Cheery Lynn Designs Gardenia Floral strip die and my handy dandy flower making kit in hopes of joining in on these two challenges! 

The leaves were die cut using the Heartfelt Creations Classic Leaf HCD736 die set onto olive green card stock.   Then I used my stylus to condition the petals and lastly spread a little Art Anthology Dimensional Crystal (Pickle is the color) onto each leaf.  LOVE the realistic look & feel to these leaves.

Joan required something for texture ... there was a strip of cheesecloth (from last Halloween's projects ... eeeegads I need to clear my table a little more often, lol) laying off to the side of my work area and I thought YES!  That will work!!  So, I just bunched up a couple of squares to make a 'poof' and glued it down before adhering my flowers. 

Did you notice my little ladybugs??
I created them using the Susan Tierney Cockburn 
'Susan's Garden Ladybug' kit - Viva Decor.
I think they made an 'appropriate' touch to my flowery card!

A few additional challenges:
Cuttlebug Mania - Let's Feel It 
Paper Minutes - On the Fly
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes/Use Flowers
Eureka Stamps - Add a Butterfly
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Use the color Pink

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hopefully you found a little inspiration in my work that you can use on your designs.
Have a great day ... see you next time!

Papers:  Crafty Secrets digital design paper, Old Olive cs, White cs
Stamp/Ink:  Stampendous, Versafine Onyx
Accessories:  Cheery Lynn Designs Gardenia Flower die strip #B339, Cheery Lynn Designs Small Fanciful Flourish Left & Right #B117S & B291, Heartfelt Creations Classic Leaf die #HCD736, Art Anthology Dimensional Crystal 'Pickle', 'Susan's Garden Ladybug' kit - Viva Decor, K&Co 3d butterflies, Offray decorative ribbon, Cheesecloth,


  1. Yes I did notice your ladybug. When I seen it, I wondered it you made it. Great job, I make my own also. So beautiful and love the butterfly's.
    Hugs, Pat

  2. Darlene, your card is beautiful. Great job on your flowers and I love the cheese cloth. Perfect texture!
    Thanks for joining us for this weeks challenge at Joan's Touch.

  3. Beautiful flowers,love the texture and embellishments -thanks for joining us at Crafting From the Heart
    Carol Dt x

  4. Darleen Just beautiful love your roses and each details the tiny ladybugs just love what you have done with this card.

  5. Gorgoeus card, love all about it and those little cute ladybugs, how did you make them? =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  6. It was said before, but I too love your flowers so much. The card is very beautiful. Thank you for taking part in our Paperminutes Challenge.

  7. So pretty! Your flowers are awesome. I love the embroidered ribbon!

  8. OMG!!! The flowers and perfectly amazing!!!! And the ladybugs are such nice zest))))
    Thank you for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs!

  9. Pretty card and love those little ladybirds on it.
    Julie x

  10. Hi Darlene such a beautiful card love how you have used the flowers. Thankyou for joining our challenge this fortnight at Crafting from the heart.
    Fiona blog co-owner x

  11. Darlene this is so impressive. Your flowers are just gorgeous, and I love the little ladybugs!

  12. Darlene, your card is beyond exquisite! All the lovely details are just right for a gorgeous vintage card. I could learn a lot by watching your methods. :o)

    Blessings, Ginny B

  13. Gorgeous card Dar...the flowers are stunning!!! (You have my permission to make them any color your Beautiful the little lady bugs and yah, you used the "pickle" on the that!!! Another stunning creation my friend!!!

  14. Dar, this is absolutely beautiful! Love the mesh bow and the colors/patterns all go so well together.

  15. Oh my what a gorgeous card LOVE your flowers and color scheme....and that bow behind the flowers looks so cool what a great idea. Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck xox Amy ;-)

  16. Stunning creation. I love the ladybugs

  17. Beautiful flowers and butterflies! Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps!

  18. Your card is just stunning Darlene...nice to see someone else doesn't tidy their work space very often lol. The flowers are the cheesecloth but think my favourite part of your card is the ladybugs! Thanks so much for joining our Flowers Galore challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink this fortnight xx

  19. So, so pretty. The flowers are fabulous and the little ladybirds are so cute. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

  20. What a beautiful big bow. Thank you for joining in with our Let's Feel It challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x


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