Saturday, April 4, 2020

Crafting through another weekend . . .

Happy Saturday to you my friends!

As mentioned on Thursday, Michigan BFF Diane (Nellie's Nest) and I have challenged each other to participate in a couple different challenges this week just to keep things interesting!  She chose the challenge for this past Thursday (in case you missed it ... click HERE) and today I've chosen the fun challenge we are playing in.  And, that is the AAA Cards Challenge ...

This card was not only made in minutes, but I also used the 'Use a Stencil' twist.
What do you think???

Memory Box 'Butterfly Vine' Stencil, 
Tim Holtz Distress Inks and 
Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes 
was all that was needed to make this beautiful & quick card. 

There's really not much to tell in regards to the process of creating this card.
White card stock panel,
Tape down your stencil,
Begin brushing on your inks ...

Add a final sentiment (if you want) and VIOLA!  Card complete!

Don't forget to pop over to see what Diane has created for you ... I know I'm excited to see what she has come up with ... our styles are very different one from the other but many times we draw inspiration from what the other one has created!  How Cool Is That!!!

Challenges to share in:
Time Out Challenge #158 -  Lots or a Little Purple

Crafty Calendar April Challenge - Add a Butterfly

Well, that's it for me today!  
Stay safe and healthy my friends!
We will get through this Corona Virus outbreak as long as
everyone follows the rules and watches out for friends & family.

Friendly reminder . . .
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 Thanks so much for stopping by!
As always . . .


  1. Beautifully created Dar, soft and brightly beautiful at the save time and kind of 'dreamy' too!! Well done!!

  2. Wow! That stencil turned out fantastic. Love the background, too.

  3. That is such a gorgeous card. Great colors and looks so much like Spring with the design.

  4. This is superb, Darlene, really dreamy and ethereal! Love the colors! I think it's cool what you and Diane are doing and I loved your earlier layered birthday card!! Take care and be safe! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Gorgeous blending of your colors, that is such a pretty stencil!

  6. What a gorgeous card, the stenciling is beautiful and so are the choice of colors, love the blues and purples! Thank you for joining us at AAA Cards, Hugs - Oh Sorry, Social distancing ;) Namaste ~ Ishani
    P.S. You could join in at Time out challenges too, where we are spreading Epilepsy awareness through Purple cards.

  7. The most gorgeous mix of colours and a beautiful stencil choice too! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Keep safe, stay home and craft instead!

  8. This is such a gorgeous card. Love your purple and stenciling. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  9. That's a stencil? Wow! Dreamy, beautiful background with the butterflies looking all ethereal. What you and Diane are doing is the next best thing to being there together!

  10. A beautiful technique and beautiful colours! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

  11. Gorgeous card, Darlene. Lovely design and beautiful colours. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
    Liz - DT xx


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