Tuesday, January 5, 2021


 Happy Tuesday Friends!

Today I've created a card for the new challenge over on the CAS Mix Up Challenge Blog where crafting friend Leslie (Running with Scissors) is a new DT member.  Congrats to her and what fun I had creating this card.  


Actually, truth be told, I created THREE cards but liked this one the best!  LOL

My stamping is on the inside of my card,
the splatters were created using Tim Holtz Distress 'Antique Bronze' spray stain
and Distress Oxide 'Mermaid Lagoon' Spray,
and my Mixed Media element is faux stitching.

I have used a very old Spellbinder (Valiant Honor) for my decorative panels.
My front cover sentiment is by Sue Wilson (CED5416) and the inside stamped sentiment is a very old stamp set from Stamp Simply.

Challenges to share in:
A Place to Start January Challenge - Anything Goes
Jan's Digi Stamps January Challenge - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create January Challenge - Anything Goes

  Wishing you a safe & healthy day!

Thanks so much for stopping by and as always . . .


  1. Oh, those splatters are amazing. They are perfect behind that intricate die. love that blue too. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up this month xx

  2. What a cheery sympathy card, Darlene - love the splatters!

  3. Wonderful splatters, Darlene! Wow! Love that die cut edge too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  4. very pretty, love the dies you used and like how you did the splatters!

  5. Such a wonderful monochromatic CAS creation, Darlene! Thank you for sharing your sympathy card with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. For me it is a difficult card to make. I need to make a few to have on hand incase I need one. Stay safe and Happy crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  6. The perfect splatters! I keep trying to make splatters like that and one day I will conquer them! Your SB dies are timeless and you know how I love the oldies. Gorgeous rose. A perfect sympathy card! Hey, Darlene, thanks for playing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  7. Wonderful splatters Darlene. They make a beautiful background for your die-cut flower sentiment. The die-cut shape is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  8. Not an easy card to make, but you have done a great job here.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Jan’s Digital Stamp Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  9. Beautifully done, Dar! It's never fun having to make sympathy cards but this one is lovely. Time for a DT hat - Thank you so much for entering and supporting our "Anything Goes" challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps this month. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  10. Very nicely crafted, Darlene! I love the background splatter! Thanks for such an awesome submission to our challenge at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  11. Again, this is a beautifully crafted card. None of us want to do these but you were able to do so with taste and beauty! Thanks for sharing with us at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner


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