Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Double D Challenge - Valentine Love


Hello Dear Friends!

It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Double D Challenge Blog!
 Diane is our host for today's challenge and the theme is:
and here's an inspiration board she has created to help get you started . . .


 Obviously I took inspiration from the sweet pillow in the lower right hand corner.  I have really had to dig into my OLD stamp stash for this one!  The stamps I've used I'm sure are at least 8-10 years old and probably no longer available for purchase.  

The word LOVE was created using a Martha Stewart clear stamp set of letters.  The set has both upper case and lower case.  Shamefully I must admit I've never used this stamp set.  But I'm sure at the time of purchase there was something I just had to HAVE it for!!!  

The little heart stamp is by Stampendous and I've used a few scraps of gingham ribbon as my embellishment.  This was such a quick, easy & fun card to create!

Challenges to share in:

CCC Digi Creations Challenge #122 - Valentine's Day/Love
Path to Positivity Challenge #88 - Celebrate those you LOVE
Happy Little Stampers CAS February Challenge - Love is in the Air
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Love is in the Air
Ellibelle's February Challenge - Hearts or Flowers
Try it on Tuesday Challenge - Falling in Love

There's A Stamp for That Challenge #15 (FB) - Love or Hearts

 So be sure to pop over to the Double D Challenge Blog to see all the details and amazing samples offered up by our VERY TALENTED design team ladies!!

Here's the prize you'll be playing for this time around ...

 Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hope to see you at Double D!
As always . . .



  1. A gorgeous card,a great

  2. This is great my friend. I love that it is flat and easy to mail. I don't even know where my Valentine supplies are anymore. Maybe I should try to find them!

  3. What a beautiful and unique card my friend... It's such a perfect take on that cushion on your mood board! I hope you are feeling a bit better today, glad that Albert helped to cheer you up. Big hugs to you

  4. Great minds think alike! I love your card!

  5. This is the perfect inspiration card for this challenge. So clever of you Dar, and I'm so glad you finally used those NBUS stamps. I so understand "having" to have something and then it sits there unused. Been there..... done that!

  6. WOW! That looks amazing and oh so picture perfect! Looks like you and Barbara spent the day crafting together, what FUN!!! LOVE your beautiful creation of love!

  7. Beautifully created and a perfect use of the mood board, very inspiring to me and I am sure to others as well!

  8. You made the perfect background paper for this!

  9. This is so sweet! Love the playing with letters!
    Hugs from Africa!

  10. Just fantastic! Perfect take on the mood board. Always fun to dig out something unused and put it to use.

  11. I love how you created the card from the inspiration pillow. It came out great and has great style. Thanks for sharing this with us at Try It on Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

  12. You did a terrific job with the inspiration, I think I have that same stamp set and only have used it maybe two times.... It came in perfect for this challenge!

  13. So very gorgeous and I love the design.

  14. Beautiful card!Thanks for playing our challenge at CCC Digi Creations. Stay safe and Good luck!
    Anneke DT

  15. Love the black, white and red combo and such a great design!
    Thanks so much for sharing this month at my Crafty Wednesday challenge, hope you'll stop by again soon!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  16. Oh, you clever girl, you. I think the way you have used those stamps is GENIUS. I LOVE everything about this - ah-mazing!!!!

  17. Such fun! Great CASE of that pillow.

  18. What a fun take on the theme, we've all been there with buying stash then not using it! Love how you recreated the pillow in your design.
    Thanks for joining us at HLS CAS. :)

  19. Oh, wow, Darlene! I love how you were inspired. What a cute, cute card!

  20. What a cute and fun card, just perfect for the challenge using that unique pillow for inspiration! I'm glad I'm not the only one who just HAD to buy things I've never used....yet! Welcome to the club :) Thanks for sharing the love too :)

  21. Great use of the word "Love" and red hearts! Thanks for playing with Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge with your love card.
    Ma-Mi, DT HLS CAS

  22. Your card is beautiful, Darlene - it's exactly like the pillow in the mood board. I love the black, white and red CAS style - ultra modern and chic at the same time. I am a sucker for black and white gingham ribbon too!
    Thank you so much for joining the Path of Positivity challenge this month! xx

  23. Beautiful design Darlene! Perfect take on the mood board.

  24. Fantastic Design! I love the letters flying in the air, absolutely like love in February :-)
    Thank you so much for adding this amazing card to our HLA CAS challenge.
    Bożena DT HLS


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