Friday, April 2, 2021



Happy Friday & Happy Easter Weekend!!

Once again I have found a fabulous fun sketch challenge to join in on.  I'm talking about the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog.  This is a new challenge blog to me and I'm sure I will be visiting often.  Here's today's sketch....


 This was so much fun to create and it can be used for a variety of occasions ... or ... Just Because!!  I've used the following:

Poppystamps 'Grand Madison Window'


Jeanine's Art 'Home Sweet Home' (cat)

 Jeanine's Art - Dies - Art of Living - Home Sweet Home

 ** Had I thought about using a cat earlier, I could have used this entire die set! **

Frantic Stamper 'Brush Script' Hello


For the background, I used the Tim Holtz 'Stone Layering Stencil' with TH Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink and a large sponge dauber. 

Tim Holtz - Stencil - Stone

 Distress Ink Pad - Walnut Stain

 Prima flowers were used and I've used Yellow Nuvo Crystal Drops for the flower centers.  The cat and butterfly were last minute ideas but I love how it finishes out the scene!

Challenges to share in:

Double Trouble Challenge #80 - 'Something, Anything, Everything' - Partnered with Atlantic Hearts Sketch
Cut It Up Challenge #222 - Spring Flowers and/or Butterflies
2 Crafty Critter Crazies April Challenge - ATG w/critter

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope you have a FABULOUS day!

Please help us end this pandemic by getting your vaccine when eligible and
please, please wear a mask when out in public!



  1. Hello there! Hope you are staying well! I love your card. The background is wonderful and I adore that sweet little cat and the butterfly! Well don you!

  2. Wow, I love your window scene and haven't used my window in forever, you have inspired me to do so! Such a pretty flower box and of course you know I love the cat...great job!! The stenciled background is pretty cool too!

  3. Such a pretty window scene! Love the kitty and butterfly and your curtains! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketches!

  4. those flowers and butterfly on the window make me smile ~ such a sweet card :-) ~ Thanks for joining us at AHSC ~ we sure hope to see you back ~ Denise DT ~

  5. Love the papers you have used to enhance the adorable window scene. Thank you for joining us at Atlantic Hearts this week, and I look forward to seeing you again.

  6. Love the stone wall look with your stenciling and the flowers are so pretty, that would be Opie with the butterfly keeping all his attention :)

  7. DEar Darlene
    It is so pretty. Love your stay safe.With loads of love and gratitude

  8. Love the design behind the window and the cat on the ledge. This is so cute. Thanks for sharing with us at both Double Trouble and Atlantic Hearts :)

  9. Hi Darlene, here we meet again! Love your take on the sketch and the way you created the inside background and the outside background. Fantastic card, thanks for playing along at Double Trouble and Atlantic Hearts!

  10. What a fun card you've created!! Reminds me spring is on its' way. Thanks so much for playing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch this week. Please find us on instagram @atlanticheartssketchchallenge & follow us there too!

  11. Love the scene you created and the window box of the little flowers and the kitty among them. Great interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and our previous partners of 2CCC and AHSC.

  12. Loving the cat in the window, it is perfect! The flowers are fabulous too! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

  13. OMG, love everything about this from the cute dies to the fabulous stencil! You put it all together beautifully, Darlene!

  14. What a sweet card using our sketch this week! Thank you for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

  15. I just love your little kitty scene! The butterfly was the perfect finishing touch! Thanks for playing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

  16. Love, love your window scene. Reminds me of the first time I went to meet hubby's family in Holland. Almost every house had window flower boxes. So pretty and happy!

  17. What a gorgeous card!! Love the pretty little flowers, the sweet little butterfly and cat!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!
    Have a great day.

  18. What a wonderful card you've made from the sketch, so many beautiful details and a lovely scene. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT


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