Friday, February 05, 2010

Challenges...

Well, I've had a migraine for the last week! BLAH! But that won't stop me from making my cards, right? My card today qualifies for a lot of challenges! This is the first time I've actually set out to fit my creation into a lot of blog challenges! It was quite fun to try to incorporate the required elements yet not making my card be overdone, or too busy! Hopefully, you won't think so, at least!

My card qualifies for the following challenges: Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #39, Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge: Hearts, Creative Card Crew Challenge: Valentine's, Cute Card Thursday: Challenge 98 - Spots & Dots, Catch the Blug Challenge: Non-Traditional Color Valentine, Polka Doodles: Non-Traditional Valentine, Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge: Love/Valentine, Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: Hearts, and Sophisticat Challenge Blog: Love. WHEW! Now on to the instructions for my card!


My card uses the beautiful designer papers of Die Cuts with a View called "La Creme". This pad has papers in shades of ivory, ecru and black with prints that includes flocking, flowers, stripes, polka dots and geometric shapes. I just love, love, love this paper stack!! It has such a vintage feel to it!

I cut my heart out of a floral flocked paper, then used a snowflake punch for the lacy look around my heart. I adhered my background paper to an ivory card which had been punched with the Looped Hearts punch. I then punched two doily strips out of black and ivory dotted paper and adhered them to my dotted paper. I glued my heart to the card, added black satin rosettes, a black sparkly bow and an ivory pearl flower. I computer generated my sentiment and mounted it to black cardstock, then to my card. I glued a black strip on the inside of my card edge, then finished off with pearls I had colored with a Copic marker. All punches used are by Martha Stewart. Card size: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches

36 comments:

  1. Very beautiful card!

    Thanks for joining us this week!

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  2. Stunning creation gorgeous thanks for joining us at SCSC

    Christine xx

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  3. Darcie ~ A BIG WARM WELCOME to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We are so happy that you have found us and elected to play along. Your card is just incredible, love all the embellishments!! AWESOME job!!
    The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing with us this week.

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

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  4. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

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  5. This is gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us on CCT this week :D
    Hugs x

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  6. Darsie this is gorgeous!! I jsut got some of that flocked paper and I never thought to use a die cut on it, DUH, LOL Thanks for the ideas and isn't fun to do the MMSC challenges? I love them.

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  7. WOW hun - that is some gorgeous card!! Loving the non-trad colours - I love this set too!!
    Fabulous!
    Hugs,
    Teri x

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  8. Wow, what a beautiful card! I love the use of the snowflake punch, how original. I used the same card on my submission, but yours blows mine away!

    Angela
    SewManyCards.com

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  9. Beautiful card!!! The heart is just precious!

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  10. Wow, what a really stunning creation. Love the vintage black and white. Ingenious way of using snowflake punch!! and really effective! Gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining us this week at SCSC.

    MEL X

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous!! I have this paper and have yet to use it ... thanks for inspiration!! Thanks so much for joining us at Penny's Challenge! Hope to see you again next challenge.

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  12. Wow this is gorgeous i love it great colours and the flower is beautiful. Thanks for joining the Sophisticats Challenge this week. luv gina xx

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  13. Beautiful, I love the papers and all the different punches! Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!

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  14. Well, first a BIG WARM WELCOME to our sketch challenges. We are just thrilled that you joined in. I know this is your first with us, but I sure hope it is not your last. Your card is just over the top beautiful. I think all these challenges really helped you to create an amazing card. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week. Keep entering because we have some wonderful sponsors coming up, PLUS, we are going to have another one of our HUGE give-a-ways in a few weeks, so keep making those cards with us for all the action ;)
    p.s. we have posted the sneak peak if you would like to click the side bar link for next weeks sketch.
    Priscilla
    MMSC Hostess

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  15. Hi Darsie - this is such a beautiful card - I have the DCWV DP and it has never looked like this! LOL! You have created a masterprice here - there is so much detail, all of it beautful! Darsie - your sidebar caught my eye and I was touched by your tribute to your sister - she is blessed to have a sister who loves her so much - beautiful...a fabulous photo of your dad too...very moving! Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we value your support and would love to see you again next week! God bless you! (((hugs)))
    Linda Design Team MMSC

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  16. Wow Darsie - this is absolutely stunning! your layout and details are wonderful and the details fabulous - love the heart edging and the border heart punch (what make is that border punch, please ? never seen it but love it!!) Thanks for joining in this week's CCC Challenge and well done on so many challenges!
    pauline x

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  17. Darsie-(my FSS DT Sister...LOL)so glad you came out to play with us at Midnight Madness this week. Your card is just magnificent. How clever to use a snowflake punch for the ruffled edge on the heart. This is so creative and charming. Thanks for playing along with us this week. Here at Midnight Madness we enjoy your friendship and love having you as part of our family.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

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  18. Oh my goodness, it's beautiful! Very unique...LOVE the colors and your heart borders...a lot of work and details!

    Thanks for playing along with us over at Penny's Challenges AND Midnight Madness...we hope you'll join us again!

    ~Cheryl
    Penny's Challenges DT
    MM February Guest Design Diva

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  19. This one is just exquisite Darcy! Thanks so much for your inspiration!!

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  20. very beautiful and elegant, love the colors!

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  21. Wow this card is amazingm, thanks so much for playing with us at Catch the bug blog.

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  22. Hello Darsie! I just had to pop by to say I love what you did with those snowflakes around the heart...ingenious! :)

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  23. OMG - I'm speechless! This is just beautiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in the Catch the Bug challenge!

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  24. Stunning card, so elegant.
    Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats
    Hugs Mandy xx

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  25. WOW, just Stunning, love everything about your card, good luck with all your challenges, thank you so much for joining us at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxx

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  26. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles in our non-traditional colours valentine challenge! A lovely card - so fabulous! Cheers Claire x

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  27. This is gorgeous!!! I love the elegance of the black and white, the black rose, the way you used the punch to frame your heart. Exquisite! Thanks for joining us at Midnight Madness. You did a great job with the sketch.

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  28. So beautiful and elegant, those papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.

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  29. Oh stunning card & what a gorgeous colour combo

    Thanks for taking part in my challenge and joining us over at Sophisticats this week.

    Jan x

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  30. Beautiful! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

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  31. Wow! This is really gorgeous and such lovely colours too.
    Thanks for joining the Polka Doodle challenge and hope to see you again next time.
    x

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  33. A BIG Welcome to Midnight Madness, Darsie! WOW, What a Knockout card! It's SO classy and sophisticated, using only few colors. You have got that STYLE! I definitely want to see more of your cards using our sketch, such details on it too. What a treat to see, thanks for playing with us this past week, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

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  34. Truly an outstanding card!!!! I love the black and white and all the wonderful details.

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  35. Thanks so much for playing at Creative Card Crew! What a beautiful creation! Love the colors!

    Janna :)

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  36. How elegant! Love your use of color. Thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy.

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