Monday, April 19, 2021

Make the Cards Challenge

Welcome back friends!

It's time for a new challenge over on  Make The Cards Challenge.

This challenge will run for TWO WEEKS
and we're thrilled to have guest designer Angie Cimbalo joining us.

ALSO ... this is the start of my SECOND term with this fabulous team and we have some new members also ... check it out ...


For today's challenge we're doing something a little different!
We are partnering up with the folks over at the Double Trouble Challenge Blog for TWICE the FUN! 

Here's our theme:

And, over at Double Trouble their theme is ...

If you're not familiar with how the Double Trouble works here's more info:

Thing 1: Trouble Maker
says, "In many countries, May Day is a celebration of spring and the coming of summer. It is celebrated with many spring flowers, many of them blooming right in your own backyards. Let's include flower(s) using patterned paper, stamps, digitals, embossing, stencils, or dies of your choice. The month of May also brings Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day, Labor Day for some, and other special family occasions.

You can stop here...
OR, play along with Twisted Sister's optional twist to earn another chance at our random draw.

Thing 3: Twisted Sister
says, "Our partner has a Color Challenge that screams flowers! Let's not Candy Coat it - you MUST use ALL of the colors in the 'Candy Coated' Chart below. With your stamps, dies, or mixed media use the colors you have on hand that are the closest match. Neutral colors are white, cream, Kraft or black... and if you wish, you may sneak in a little green."

Thing 2: Double Daresays, "If you have met Thing 1's requirement "Flowers" and included the optional twist using our partner's "Candy Coated" Color Challenge, you are eligible to enter your project HERE at Make the Cards. requirement "Flowers" and included the optional twist

This is optional: However, if you enter their challenge you get another chance for our random draw prize.

Note: No totally digital projects... you can use digital stamps that you color or digital patterned papers as part of your project. Make the Cards has agreed to keep this color challenge open for two weeks; however, their challenge will still end on a Saturday (May 1st, 7pm).

Here are the products used to create today's card . . .

Impression Obsession - Large Porcelain Pitcher (DIE978)
Impression Obsession - Dies - Porcelain Pitcher

The Greetery - Shiplap Builder

Memory Box - Blushing Bouquet (#98890)

Pretty Pink Posh - Simple Sentiments Stamp Set
Simple Sentiments Stamp Set

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks

Nuvo Crystal Drops

My shiplap background was due cut from white card stock then sponged using TH distress oxide inks before putting together my background layout panel.

For my pitcher, I die cut twice ... once from colored card stock and once from white card stock then fussy cut the handle, top & bottom to give my pitcher a 'look of it's own'.  I also used one of the white flowers from my bouquet to adorn the front.

My floral bouquet was die cut from a couple different colors of card stock then paper pieced over top a white die cut panel of flowers.  The stems were colored using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Marker. 

Challenges to share in:

Sweet Stampers #55 – lots of layers
Crafter’s Cafe #264 – flowers
Let's Craft & Create Challenge #170 - AG + flowers
Time Out Challenge #185 - Photo

 I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun ... here's the link for you one more time ...

Make The Cards Challenge

 As always . . .


  1. Hi Darlene, can't believe we already finished a whole quarter at Make the Cards! That background is really neat, and I love the bright and cheerful look of your card.

  2. Well hello there Darylene. We are neighbors in the gallery at The Crafters Cafe and I wanted to drop by and say HI Neighbor. Now I have to go check out the sentiment strips you are using.

  3. Every time I see that shiplap die, I fall in love over and over again. What a FAB card, Dar. I hope you're doing well. God bless you, my creative friend.

  4. Wow, Darlene, this is so happy and bright. I really need to get that Shiplap die. You make such gorgeous backgrounds with it - very inspiring and enabling :-) Love the colours you used to match your pitcher and your flowers beautifully! Well done, my friend!
    Enjoy your week.

  5. Love your pretty flowers and vase against the pretty wood grain background... So glad you shared your beautiful card with us and your participation in our Double Trouble Challenge “Flowers”. Hope you come back for future fun challenges at DTC.

  6. You really captured those colors beautifully! I love your pitcher of beautiful flowers. And the background is awesome.

  7. Hi Darlene. Love your card. It is so bright and cheery. Love the background. Thanks for playing along with us at Let's Craft and Create. Deanna DT

  8. Super fun card! I adore your shiplap background! Great backdrop for your bouquet of flowers!

  9. So pretty and bright Dar... I love jugs and have quite a lot of them... I much prefer flowers in jugs even if they are fake ones. The sun has brought some warmth finally! My lilac is opening and the trees around us are looking beautiful as they unfurl... Have a beautiful day and be well

  10. wonderful background-love the texture and all those bright colours with the extras fittings at the side of each block. Do like all those lovely flowers and again with such gorgeous texture. Thanks for joining Time Out x

  11. What a bright and cheery card. Love all the elements you used and the colors! This will surely bring a smile to someone's day!

  12. Beautiful card with all the pretty Spring and happy colors! Love how you colored the ship lap too!

  13. Love how you used the dies, Darlene, FAB card! xoxo

  14. Great card, Darlene! The bright colors of your flowers look great against the pastel palette of your background! Great partnering with "Make the Card"! -Donna (Double Trouble)

  15. very cool using the colors for the shiplap and the flowers, sweet pitcher for them too.

  16. Wonderful card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  17. Such a fun bright beautiful card!

  18. Super colors and gorgeous card congrats πŸ‘πŸ’ have a great day 😊

  19. You have the prettiest, most fun things in your collection! Isn't it fabulous? I never get tired of this stuff. Your card is so cute, Darlene!

  20. What a beautiful card you made :-)) I like how you take our colours! Beautiful flowers.

  21. Love the fun, bright colours you used for your background - they pair beautifully with those vibrant flowers! Thanks so much for playing along with us at TIME OUT! Jill

  22. Such a bright and happy card! So glad you played with us at Double Trouble! :)

  23. I love all your pretty flowers Darlene, Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Let's Craft and Create this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT

  24. Love this cheerful, sweet card, Darlene! Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble #82.


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