Thursday, April 6, 2017

My Friend's New Challenge Blog

Hello All and Happy Thursday!

My friend Terri Snode (Terri's Cards N More) has started a new monthly challenge blog called 'Stinkin' Inkers Challenge' and their first challenge theme is
'Shower of Flowers'.

Earlier in the week new DT member Barbara Campbell (My Creative Room) at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog shared a card (seen HERE) that inspired me so I used her card as the jumping point for today's creation.

I just LOVE how this came together and think it really POPS!
My corner die is one from the Memory Box 'Distressed Addington Collage'  
Memory Box - Dies - Open Studio - Distressed Addington Collage
die set which was purchased from the Dies R Us Store.
My floral vine is an older stamp/die set from Heartfelt Creations called 'Birds & Blooms'.

Birds and Blooms Cling Stamp Set
Birds and Blooms Die

I did my die cutting from white card stock then colored my vine & flowers using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers DG2, GB6 and PL3.

The butterflies were punched from a scrap of daffodil yellow card stock using the Martha Stewart 3-in-1 butterfly punch.  A few little freehand dashes using a fine tip black marker gave my butterflies movement.

And of course I had to give my vine/flowers some life by conditioning them using a stylus.

Challenges to share in:
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #236 - Anything Goes
Crafting By Design April Challenge - Anything Goes (2)
CropStop March Challenge - Anything Goes using product carried in their store (Heartfelt & Memory Box)
House that Stamps Built DCC45 - Add a Die
Scrapy Land Challenge #63 - Anything Goes using product carried in their store (Memory Box)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday

I hope you like my creation today and I also hope you'll come join in my friends new challenge blog fun.  Hope to see you there!

As always . . .


  1. Barb's card and yours are both STUNNING! Don't you just love those Distressed dies? WOW! Your vines and flowers are gorgeous! Love your dashes and teeny pretty butterflies too! This card is so happy it's quite the celebration!

  2. So happy that you could be inspired by my card. That is what it is all about. Love your "jumping point", this is a fabulous card. Thanks from the bottom of my heart.

  3. Oh my goodness, Dar! This is stunning. Love the layout and the addition of the bright yellow flower and butterflies. Thanks for mentioning my new challenge blog.

  4. WOW! Gorgeous card! I love the pretty vine/flowers.

  5. this is gorgeoussssssss Darlene, love it.
    must remember this one

    gr karin

  6. This is so pretty, Me love the purple flowers and dies. Have a fabulous day.

  7. This is a very beautiful card, looks so delicate. xxxx

  8. Absolutely Gorgeous!!! I love the corner die you punched out - it adds such an elegant dimension to your beautiful card! Thanks so much for linking up to the Cropstop Challenge!

  9. The corner die-cut really set off your spray of flowers, Darlene, and I love the little butterflies, too! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  10. Look at all that beautiful white space! Love the Addington die and those little yellow butterflies. Of course, I love the flowers, too, but you know how it's always the little things that get me first. Sweet, Darlene!

  11. I thought I recognized that Great CASE on Barb's creation. I love the floral here, and those cute little butterflies are the perfect final touch. Isn't that corner die a stunner? Well done!!!!

  12. Beautiful! That corner die is so elegant!! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  13. Gorgeous Spring card! I love the Memory Box corner die and the branch is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

  14. A happy card; love the trellis look, colors and the font you used.

  15. The yellow butterflies make this card sing spring and the dashes between creates a wonderful sense of movement and frame for the flower branch beautifully.

  16. Love your corner die - I think I have something similar but have not known how to use it, inspiration time. Great job. Thanks for joining us at The House that Stamps Built.

  17. Love what you came up with from the inspiration card, lovely flowers to go with your leafy vine!

    1. Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us over at Stinkin Inkers Challenge.

      Tammi, DT

  18. Great card Darlene! Thanks for joining us at the Stinkin' Inkers! x

  19. Wow, this is Awesome - thanks for joining us over at The House That Stamps Built.

  20. What a great design!
    Thank you for sharing with Addicted to Stamps and More!
    Addicted to Stamps and More
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  21. Darlene, this is beautiful card and I love the branch of flowers and butterflies. Thank You for playing along with ATSM Anything Goes Challenge!


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