Thursday, April 18, 2013

Creating helps...

So, I made cards while listening to the news. The card making helps...the news-not so much.

Over at OWH the midweek throwdown is:

"We’re challenging you to use insects on your cards for our heroes to send home to their family and friends"

And at Penny Black  we are challenged to use Blossoms and Bows:

And Nancy's OWH tutorial is how to make a mirror image with your stamps!  Good technique to know!

And finally- at a new challenge blog we are given the challenge to use the CTMH Cricut cartridges! What fun so see so many great ideas on using these 2 fabulous cartridges!  Challenge #2 is to work with the Mother's Day key on the Artiste cartridge (page 74).  I like the scrolled frame- so I made 2 cards and cut several more to play with!

Thanks for stopping by, keep the prayers coming and craft on!


  1. All very pretty cards. Your Rose Blossom Garden card is especially lovely. Love how you used that cut! Thanks for playing along with us .... we would love to see you again!

  2. Wow have been very busy!!! Ok here we go:
    Cutest dragonflies ...ever!! Love how you did the 3 panel of them.
    Nice coloring on the Penny Black and Where did you get the Oh Happy Day banner? Gotta have that!!!
    Your ducks are adorable and the sentiment fits perfectly.
    Very pretty scroll you made with your Cricut...lovely cards.

  3. Wow Wow Wow!! What a beautiful card you created for this challenge. I love the cutout you used. And truly is my all time favorite color!! Thank you for playing along with us at the Rose Blossom Garden Challenge!

  4. What a fabulous collection of card Diane, you have been busy.

    So hard to pick a favourite, but I can probably narrow own to two, the last one with the gorgeous butterfly and the one with those eye catching flowers.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Penny Black and More this month.

    B x

  5. What a lovely set of cards! I love your colors and variety. Thanks for playing with us at Rose Blossom Garden. Your designs are truly inspiring!

  6. OMG, you are a card making Diva! I adore all the cards in this post. I love how you used the pink and black on our challenge at Rose Blossom Garden. Very striking! Thanks for joining us the Rose Blossom Garden!
    Kim xXx

  7. Wonderful card inspiration. The frame you made really showcases that lovely butterfly! The colors are bold and beautiful. Thanks for playing along with our challenge at the Rose Blossom Garden.

  8. Oh my goodness! I have not seen that scroll frame used in such a lovely way! You have really inspired me with your cards and the delicate touches on them. Thank you so much for playing that the Rose Blossom Garden, and I hope that we see you again and again!!

  9. Diane,

    What a fabulous collection of cards. Looks like you've rocked quite a few challenges.

    Totally understand what you mean about cardmaking being a release. It's certainly been a rough week, hasn't it?

  10. Beautiful! I love the black and the pink together. The card with the butterfly is perfect. I love how the colors pop with each other. Thank you for playing with us at Rose Blossom Garden.

  11. Hi! beautiful set of cards, so lovely.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more.
    Hope you link to the right post next time,it took time to find your creation, hope you understand;-))m

  12. Hi nice to meet you and what a lovely blog you have...and wow love your cards...don't you just love that cut out doily one, it's wonderful, love the too...hugs Peggy lee


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