Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes


Hello my friends!

Today I have a card for the new challenge over on The Sisterhood of Crafters!
You'll want to come join in the fun as our theme is a very easy one ...


 Last month I purchased the fabulous January kit from Hero Arts.  Unfortunately the kit is sold out, but you can still purchase some awesome coordinating stamps & dies ... check it out HERE.   I don't typically go for 'kits' (I figure I have enough stash to create my own kit lol) but when I saw Jennifer McGuire using this set I just had to have it.

 This is what the kit looked like and I'm SO HAPPY I jumped on the chance ... it sold out REALLY FAST!


 I first stamped my flower branch & bee then began coloring.  I must admit the color is not what I originally had in mind but I love how it ended up.  Once I had my coloring done then I could figure out my base card & background.  For the background I was just going to go with white but that was too 'stark' for me so I went rummaging around my background stamps and came up using a VERY OLD Stampin' Up stamp called 'Crosshatch' (has to be from the early 2000s).  Since I decided on a purple base card I inked up my stamp using Tim Holtz 'Wilted Violet' Distress Oxide ink.

When trying to decide what sentiment to go with I remembered a friend had ordered some blank inside 'Thinking of You' cards so I decided on one of stamps in another very old stamp set.  This time by Stampendous and it's called 'Friendly Messages' ... perfect!  I finished off my design by popping up the flower branch & bee using dimensional tape. 

 I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

Challenges to share in:
Unicorn Challenge #62 - Use Flowers
Lost Coast Monthly Challenge #116 - Winged Things
Country View February Challenge - First Signs of Spring
Happy Little Stampers February Challenge - AG w/Dies

My 'sistahs' have created some fabulous creations to help inspire you ... 
be sure to pop over and check them out!

As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!


  1. Wow, a beautifully created card!! What a fun kit, sometimes it's fun to treat ourselves with these! Love the bee too!!

  2. Gorgeous Darlene! That crosshatch stamping has made a great background! I wonder if I have that one? Beautiful flower sprig and the little bee is so cute!

  3. I love it all! You're making very good use of the HA kit. Love the Crosshatch BG on this, too. I still have that BG and used it a lot in the past. Great job shopping your stash, Darlene!

  4. I love Love Love this Beautiful card you did an amazing job creating it. love the flowers and the bees. Have a great week

  5. What a gorgeous card Darlene!! I love that background stamp, it is just enough to give a cool background! Love your card!!

  6. Such a beautiful card, Darlene! Love that beautiful floral stamp. After looking at that, my eyes settled on that really cool background - imagine my surprise hearing that it's an old Stampin' Up! stamp! That one is way before my time but it looks timeless. Have a great week!

  7. So very beautiful and I love the gorgeous colors.

  8. Wow what a magnificent kit and gorgeous card, I was really in awe of the whole card and colours. hugs my sis. xx

  9. Beautiful coloring & card, Darlene!

  10. the flowers are gorgeous, love the little bee with them, that was the perfect background for them, not too much to distract from the lovely flowers but ties it together nicely!

  11. Dear Darlene
    As always abeautiful card. stay safe

  12. What a beautiful card and colouring!!! Thank you for joining the February challenge of the Country View Challenges!

  13. Beautiful image and perfect background!

  14. Gorgeous floral card! Love that you used a 20 year old stamp... A few more years and I will have some in my stash too, and there is nothing wrong with that! Thanks for playing with us at Country View Challenges this month.

  15. This is beautiful Darlene, I love the bold colours! I have this cross-hatched stamp too and it's perfect how you've used it here. Thanks so much for joining in with us at Lost Coast Designs and have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

  16. What a wonderfully stunning card, Darlene! I love your use of rich colours and clever layering over the cross hatch background! Thanks for joining us at HLS Dies this month. Stay safe! :)

  17. I am not surprised you 'had to have' that kit Darlene. It really is beautiful and you have done it proud here. Beautifully coloured blooms. Love how it is highlighted in front of that cross hatch stamp. Gorgeous colour of course!

  18. Gorgeous card. Love the hatched background, the lovely bold flowers and that bee is just adorable. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge. Hugz

  19. Your card is stunning Dar! I'm not much on buying kits either but when I saw this kit, I too thought I'd like to have it but it was sold out already. I love the cluster of flowers and the oversized bee is just too cute. Great card!!


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