Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Double D Challenge - Flowers of the Month

Hello Dear Friends!

It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Double D Challenge Blog!
I'm happy to say I am hosting today's challenge and today's theme is:
 Flowers of the Month (July thru December)
July - Larkspur~Delphinium, or Water Lily
August - Poppy or Gladiolus
September - Aster or Morning Glory
October - Cosmos or Marigold
November - Chrysanthemum
December - Paper White Narcissus or Holly
and here's an inspiration board I've created to help get you started . . .

 As you can see, I went with Poppies and actually took the quick & easy way out by letting the designer paper do all the work.  I simply added a sentiment and die cut corners.

The sentiment is Penny Black - Awesome (#51-333) and the corners are Cheery Lynn Designs.

 awesome picture

 The background paper is a from a 12 x 12 Anna Griffin sheet ... I've had it for years.  Too pretty to cut up but finally did it!  LOL

The prize offering to one lucky player this challenge is this beautiful stamp set:


 But you have to play to win!!

 Be sure to pop over to our Double D Challenge Blog and check out what the design team ladies have created ... they are amazingly talented and I'm sure you'll find more wonderful inspiration!

Hope to see you there!

As always . . .


  1. Darlene, this is awesome!!! I am making a card with poppies for this challenge now, but so different from yours....
    Lia xx

  2. Your card is gorgeous! It is so cheerful and it makes me happy!

  3. Beautiful Designer Paper. Love your layered die cut sentiment and corner accents! So pretty!

  4. Beautiful card, I am glad you cut it as it makes a gorgeous card, reminds of the wide washi tape we have been using, makes me look at my designer papers a whole new way!

  5. This is beautiful Dar, and clever! I didn't have any poppies either, but found a way around it. ;0) Gotta love the creative liberties crafters have. Your card is gorgeous!

  6. Beautiful, Darlene! I love poppies. Those corner dies are amazing.

  7. LOVE this and that paper is gorgeous. Beautiful colours so admirable. Hope you are doing fine Sis, love you and miss you. xx

  8. That paper makes for a fabulous card, the sentiment and corners are Lovely with it!

  9. Wow, that's some amazing designer paper, Darlene! My problem with such a gorgeous piece is that I never want to cut it! You now have a beautiful card for someone, and it lives forever right here on your blog. Smart!

  10. Love that beautiful paper and the dies and sentiment are perfect with it.

  11. Oh that paper is just gorgeous and the colours! Hope all is well with you, Still raining here LOl! I hope summer doesn't forget us like Spring has. Have a beautiful day

  12. I am glad that you finally caught up that beautiful design paper. It makes a gorgeous card and easy too.

  13. Love that paper it makes a great background

  14. Beautiful poppies and use of pattern paper and dies.

  15. How pretty. I love the red and white...really stunning. I have those corner dies and have totally forgotten about them. I must dig them out and use them again, they are so fabulous!!

  16. Love how the designer paper become the focal point of this beautiful card Darlene. Really pretty!

  17. Gorgeous card Darlene, you are always leaving comments on my blog, now I get to do the same for you. Happy to know this is paper, because, I thought WOW can she color and I want to color that well.😊 and I know she would say, practice, practice, practice. It is such a beautiful card, do you need my address so you can send it to me. You always make lovely cards but I think you outdid yourself and it was so simple to make it seems. ❤💖💗


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