Thursday, January 31, 2019

Thinking of You!

Hello Friends!
Yep, we are still in the 'deep freeze' here in Akron, OH so I'm having fun creating cards and playing in some fun challenges.  Today's card is for another sketch challenge.  This time, it's the sketch over on The Paper Players blog and here's the sketch they have offered up.  You have until noon (PST) on Friday, Feb. 1st to join in so I'm getting mine in just under the time wire!  LOL

For my card, I've actually used one of the newly released Tutti Designs dies called 'Tulip Window'.  

I've die cut my focus image twice and glued them together for added dimension.  I've also die cut just the butterfly portion from a dark purple patterned paper and added for a little extra dimension.  The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp set called 'Thoughtful Messages' and after stamping I've die cut a banner using one of the Sue Wilson 'Stitched Flags' which I turn to often.  My background paper comes from the Penny Black 'Painted Blooms' 6x6 paper pack.

Challenges to share in:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes (2/6)

Since I'm in need of many new cards before my Spring Show, I went along with this same sketch (with a little twist this time) for another card ... this time for a birthday.

I've used another newly released dies from Tutti Designs called 'Cat in a Basket'.
Isn't it cute?  I've used the same paper pack ... same sentiment stamp set ... only difference is I've used another die and that was for the circle background for my kitty!  That die is from the Tutti Designs 'Nesting Stitched Circles' die set.  I'll have to look and see if I have a stamp or die of cat prints to add to the sentiment panel ... after looking at my card closer, I think that would be cute.

Challenges to share in:

Have a great day and stay safe out there!
As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by! 


  1. I love both your cards. The flower die makes for a beautiful creation and the sweet little kitten on the second card really caught my attention. Well done my friend.

  2. Cute cards. I like both the new Tutti dies :)

  3. How lovely and outstanding new dies, and such fabulous cards with them!

  4. Both cards are so well designed and use such awesome dies. I love both of them.

  5. I love this sketch and I have some dies that would be perfect for it, but it will have to wait. I love what you did with it on BOTH cards, Darlene! Pretty tulips on dotty paper, and, ohhhh, that kitty in the basket is so darling! The paper on the kitty card is super cute, too. That's what I've been doing -- working on a card order and posting one of them now and then. Maybe just two more quickies and I'll be done!

  6. Darlene your tulip die is beautiful and the polka dots compliment it perfectly. Keep warm - spring will soon be here. Thanks for playing along with us over at The Paper Players this week!

  7. Such great cards, Darlene! The tulip die is so pretty and I always love polka dots! The little kitty looks snug as a bug in that basket. I am in Indiana this week visiting family so, I understand the cold weather. So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  8. Both so pretty, I love the papers you are using from this paper pack, such pretty and cute dies! I just bought some stitched banners from another company and used it for the first time today :) Pretty detail in that butterfly. cute details on the cat and I think paw prints on the sentiment would be very cute, hope you have some stamps or dies to use :)

  9. Such pretty cards! I love the kitty though! I am crazy cat lady myself! Thank you for entering at Crafty Gals Corner! Good Luck! DT Connie

  10. Gorgeous cards.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x


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