Friday, March 3, 2023


 Hello Friends!
Diane and I are 'at it again' and have another fun challenge blog for you to play along in.
The title of our challenge is:


That stands for ... Birds, Butterflies & Blooms!

Diane will kicking off our first challenge and here's the inspiration board she has created for you ...

How sweet is that!
Remember, this is strictly for inspiration!
You simply MUST use at least 1 of the 3 B's as the focus of your project.

Here's what I've come up with today ...

Today's card encompasses two of the three B's
Butterflies and Blooms

My card was a quick card to make, in fact, there are three more cards very similar to this one lol (see below).  This was actually a cover on a 12x12 paper pack that I cut up to create card fronts.  Then, simply added sentiments.  Today's sentiment is created using two die sets from Tutti Designs.

Challenges to share in:

Beyond the Blue Challenge #81 - Blooms
2 Sisters on the blog challenge #72 - Spring or Easter card
{Pin}spiration Challenge #299 - March - Birthday & Flowers
Shopping our Stash Challenge #491 - Flowers, Flowers Everywhere

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you'll come join in our fun!

As always . . .


  1. I'm impressed that you used a paper pack cover to create this pretty set of cards! Those blooms and butterflies are beautiful and just perfect for this fun new challenge! I'm happy to have been asked to be a part of the initial launch!

  2. Great cards !!!!
    groeten Ineke

  3. Ohhh, you made some gorgeous cards with that paper, Darlene! Note to self: Get busy and use some of my paper. I've been waiting for this challenge. Now it's decisions, decisions! You girls have left the field wide open. Thanks!

  4. These are so beautiful! Great using the package cover. They are too pretty to toss.

  5. Congratulations on your new Challenge blog and your trio is fabulous
    Cheers, Dr Sonia

  6. Love these amazing flowers. Congrats on the new challenge blog. I will have to check it out.

  7. Beautiful and creative way to recycle that paper cover and way too pretty to toss! Very colorful and beautiful and nice bright colors to cheer up anyone's day!!

  8. Oh, how sweet and fun, a new challenge and your beautiful card! I don't know how you both do it. This challenge will be a big hit for sure!

  9. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining our challenge at 2Sistersontheblog
    Caroline DT

  10. Oh my wow! What a brilliant idea to use the cover and it made such stunning cards! Thanks so much for joining us at Beyond the Blue!

  11. I love upcycling and that paper cover is gorgeous. Delightful card. Arlene with Die Cut Divas.

  12. Oh wow that is a lovely cover, I did the same thing recently with the cover of a calendar, you just can't help but use every lovely thing you can!

  13. Gorgeous designer papers!! Makes for a beautiful set of cards!! Way to go shopping your stash!! Thanks for play along with our "Flowers, Flowers Everywhere" challenge over at Shopping Our Stash!!
    —Deb Horst, DT #SOS491

  14. Very nice card.
    Thanks for sharing it at 2Sistersontheblog.
    Nicolette DT

  15. B is for...beautiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in my PINSPIRATIONAL challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  16. Beautiful card, I love what you have done with those patterned papers. They are so stunning. What a fun challenge, I can't keep up with you guys!!


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