Saturday, March 6, 2021

All Stitched Up . . .


Happy Saturday Everyone!

 The other day I received my order from Altenew and I just couldn't wait to have time to play with one of the stamp/die sets.  This one is the Engagement Wishes stamp & die bundle.  I don't know of anyone getting engaged or married right now but I thought it would be fun to make a card just to say HELLO.  And, you all know how much I love shades of Purple so here ya go!  LOL

 The main challenge I'm playing along with today is over at Creative Knockouts and their theme (as my title suggests) is All Stitched Up.  I had some left over stitched frame pieces from other projects so decided they would work along with this flower beautifully.  Here's a closer look at the stitching on these dies.

The dies used are:

Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Frames

 Memory Box Wrapped Stitched Circle Frames


 Frantic Stamper Hello

Frantic Stamper Precision Die - Brush Script Hello


I have used my new Derwent Inktense Pencils for the coloring ...

 Inktense Pencil Set - Set of 24

 and added a few different colors of Nuvo crystal drops here & there as an accent.

Other challenges to share in:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Beautiful Blossoms
Crafty Catz Challenge #541 - AG w/option Dies/Punches
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Reason to send a card & why ... Reason & Why:  Just to say HELLO and brighten someone's day when they don't expect to hear from me.
Krafty Chicks Challenge #549 - Stamp Act
The Flower Challenge #54 - Shades of Purple

Academy Scrap Art March Challenge

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
 Stay healthy out there ... PLEASE wear your mask!

 As always . . .


  1. What a fantastic post, love the wonderful colours and design. xx

  2. Awesome card! You make me wish I had brought my pencils with me. Beautiful design and coloring!

  3. Love the way you layered your frames Darlene and that focal floral group is stunning! Vicky x

  4. WOW!! It is so BEAUTIFUL!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia Rodriguez
    Migdalia's Crafts

  5. This is such a stunning creation, I love your colouring, inktense pencils are just amazing . Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you there again soon. Aileen DesignTeam

  6. This is really gorgeous!! I like the dies you have used to get this result!
    Lia xx

  7. Fabulous card love the colour Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  8. How gorgeous. I love how you have painted that flower, it has so much interest. Great design too, genius use of those frame dies. I just really like everything about this card!

  9. So very beautiful and gorgeous with those colors. I love your painting. Great use of dies too.

  10. Look at all those fabulous stitches! How great! This is beautiful, Darlene. You're good with those pencils!

  11. So beautiful Darlene and the stitched die frames are perfect!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Knockouts, good luck!

  12. Wonderful card! Thank you so much for joining us at Krafty Chicks Challenge for our Stamp Act week xoxoxo

  13. What a gorgeous card. I see why you got that beautiful stamp. Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It for our favorite type of card challenge!

  14. Such a beautiful card Darlene, thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) Viv DT xx

  15. Somehow I missed this post, lovely coloring of the flower and like the use of your stitched frames!


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