Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Double D Challenge - Lavenders, Lilacs & Purples

Hello dear friends!!

We have a new challenge to share with you over on Double D today
and the awesome Diane is our hostess!  The theme she has chosen is . . .

Lavenders, Lilacs & Purples

What fun!  Check out this amazing mood board she has created for your inspiration:


Anyone who knows me, knows that my favorite color is PURPLE!!
Here's today's card . . .

 Inspired by all the purple & white, I decided to do a little 'marker stamping'
using an old Paper Inspiration floral stamp and some old SU markers
to create my focus image.

Though difficult to see in the photo, my focus flowers are matted in green,
then deep purple, then white.  Using Cottage Cutz Double Stitched Rectangle dies
to create my frame work.

My Impression Obsession sentiment was stamped onto a panel die cut from
Memory Box Stitched Scallop Circle die set using the smallest die in the set.  A touch
of TH distress ink was sponged around the edge to make it stand out.

I've added a touch of scroll work tothe top of my card by die cutting a older
Spellbinder die from a scrap of white card stock.

Purple Polka Dots & Purple Gingham creates the base for my flowers and
a few little Martha Stewart butterflies (3-in-1 butterfly punch)
finish the flower garden feel to my card.

Diane has this fabulous Memory Box Small Lavender Butterfly Right Corner die as the prize offered to one lucky random winner.   WOW!  How cool is that!!   Remember ... you gotta play to win!

Be sure to pop over to our Double D Challenge Blog and check out what the design team ladies have created ... they are amazingly talented and I'm sure you'll find more wonderful inspiration!

Challenges to share in:
Always Fun Challenge #161 - Female or Mom
Let's Craft & Create Challenge #159 - AG - (Option) Ribbon, Lace or Twine
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Dies and/or Punches
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - AG with a Feminine Twist
Little Red Wagon Challenge #548 - Flowers
The Rainbow Card MAY Challenge #17 - Vivaciously Violet

Hope to see you there!

As always . . .


  1. Beautiful stamping and dies used, gorgeous card.x

  2. Oh my goodness, I love everything about this! From the purple, to the polka dot paper all the way to those lovely butterflies! Well done!

  3. What a beautiful mood board and a beautiful card too! Hope you are well my friend

  4. Awww you and Penny have the same favorite color lol The way you stamped makes the images look like water colors, very beautiful! Love the wonky placed panel and that pretty die cut at the top!

  5. Very beautiful in this colors ! I can see they are your favorite !!!!!
    groeten Ineke

  6. Very beautiful card with all the pretty lavender colors! Isn't if FUN to use some of our older supplies, fabulous take of the mood board!!

  7. This is so pretty. Love the card within the card. Lovely layout.

  8. This is stunning Dar! All those wonderful layers of purple upon purple. I love that you brought out some older stamps and gave them some love. I don't do that nearly enough! Wonderful inspiration here!!

  9. I love that you went outside the box with the polka dot background instead of gingham. Very original and just a stunning card. It really makes that panel of butterflies pop!

  10. Your card is so very gorgeous...wonderfully colored and I love all the layers.

  11. It's as though Diane created this mood board just for you! What a pretty card, Darlene. Purples and greens combined is an absolute favorite of mine, plus you've got polka dots and gingham and a gorgeous die. What could be better? Hugs!

  12. Beautiful! I also love purple, which is a good thing since I live in Barberton!!!
    Thanks for sharing your card with us at Little Red Wagon this week. Hugs!

  13. Two minutes before I clicked on your entry on the Let's Craft and Create blog site, the postman delivered a package to my door that contained the Spellbinder's die that you used for the scroll embellishment at the top of your card. I was so happy to see your inspiration for using this die! Thanks so much for entering your pretty card into our latest LC&C challenge. Cheryl W, DT

  14. Gorgeous stamping, love it on a slant like that, the decorative edge is so pretty, and love the details in the butterflies!

  15. This is a riot of purple Darlene! I love your focal panel with those beautiful flowers that look as if they're turning into butterflies and flying away! Vicky x

  16. I love the look of marker stamping. It's always so "artsy", which I really am partial to. And I have that old Martha Stewart punch and use it often. I really like how you have done the little white lines, thanks for the inspiration there. Super sweet card.

  17. Violet is such a pretty shade of the purples, isn't it? I love it. Your card is so beautiful, delicate and feminine, Darlene, Wow! Awesome job!
    Have a great day, and stay safe and well.

  18. Love these sweet little violet flowers and the butterflies. Gorgeous card.

  19. Darlene, this is so pretty! I love your butterflies. Thanks for joining us at TRCC, and I hope we see you again soon.
    Em, DT

  20. This is gorgeous! I love the stamping and the diecut at the top. And those butterflies are awesome! :) Thank you so much for joining us at the Rainbow Card Challenge! Hugs! Katy-DT

  21. What a beautiful card! I adore those butterflies! Thanks for joining us at The Rainbow Card Challenge! I hope you join us again soon! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  22. Your card is wonderful! Thank you for participating in The Rainbow Card Challenge this month!

    Mary Ellen, TRCC DT


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