Monday, January 25, 2021

EXCITING NEWS and a NEW Challenge Blog!

There's a BRAND NEW CHALLENGE BLOG starting today and I'm thrilled to announce I've been asked to join the Design Team!!!   This new challenge is called Make The Cards Challenge ... be sure to check it out!  

 Lots of fun new challenges coming your way and I'm so proud to be a part of this amazing design team!  Let's have some fun!!

We are starting out with a SKETCH ...

I love doing sketches so I was thrilled to see what our first challenge was to be!  Remember the sketch above is for your inspiration  ... a main starting point.  You are allowed to flip it, add a little something extra ... that sort of thing, but just be sure you can still see the main sketch theme within your project.  Here's what I came up with ... hope you like it!!

 After gathering all the necessary pieces I wanted to use that matched the sketch exactly, I then decided to add a few other elements.   The black accent line around the outer edge using a Black Zig marker broke up all the white space and then added a little 'movement' with the leafy flourish. 
Product used:
Papers:  White card stock, Black card stock, Echo Park 6x6 Dots & Stripes design paper
Stamp:  Endless Creations
Dies:  Memory Box 'Stitched Scalloped Circles' (#30047), Cheery Lynn Designs 'Leafy Flourish' (#B571)

I do hope you'll come check out this new challenge blog and oh yea, I forgot to mention ... this is a WEEKLY CHALLENGE ... going live every Monday at 9 AM EST.  Something new & fun to get your week off to a great start!    Hope to see you there!

As always . . .


  1. Lovely make, Darlene. Love the font of the sentiment too - so delicate!

  2. What a pretty design you have created using the sketch...congrats on being added to the team as well, looking forward to seeing your creations!!

  3. Congrats Darlene!
    Try to play on !
    Groeten Ineke

  4. A very striking card, and congrats for your DT!

  5. Wow, you are a busy lady. Congrats. Off to check out the new kid on the block. Your card is lovely. Great sketch. Hugz

  6. Your take on the sketch is awesome. I love the wonderful details on your card. The die is so beautiful and I love the sentiment as well. With the striped papers and the red and white along with the black it really is so very outstanding. Congrats on being named to the design team too.

  7. Congratulations on your new position and on the new challenge. Your card is lovely. [Bunny]

  8. Beautiful, gorgeous colours here, love love love. xx
    Congrats on the new design team, so much fun.

  9. Just love the colours!
    Hugs from Africa!

  10. Hey, congrats, Darlene! More fun for you! Your card really jumped out at me in the Feedly thumbnail. I kept thinking "popcorn", which I love, but it's so much prettier!

  11. Congrats on the new team! I love what you have done with the sketch, the addition of the leaves is a great touch to the sketch!

  12. So pretty design card. Love this.
    Hugs, Mifta

  13. I love your card. You are so right, that black marker detail breaks up the white space and adds interest. I love it!

  14. What a beautiful card you made ❤️

  15. I love your card so much! I love to bold colors and the border around the edge. Thank you so much for being part of this amazing design team!


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