Sunday, February 26, 2012


Hi there! I hope you all had a fab weekend! We had a good one - except for yesterday morning 3 of our dogs got ahold of one of our feral (wild) cats & tore him up pretty badly. His jaw is fractured & he has several large puncture wounds. He's home from the vet's now so we have a temporary cat ICU in my husband's office bathroom, lol. Hopefully he'll recover - poor little guy!

Anyway, I really wanted to enter a couple of challenges but with all the cat/dog drama I couldn't get my project finished in time to link up. However, I decided to carry out the challenges anyway, just for the experience & fun. The first challenge was over at DL Art & it was to use only the color purple & one other color. The other challenge was over at    K Andrew's blog & the theme was to do a wedding or engagement project. I was able to combine the 2 challenges into one card, which I had a blast making!....

I am entering this card into the following current challenges:

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog -  "Challenge Me Monday", theme is "Fancy Trims", use fabric or lace

Creative Cutter Room -  "Design Time Thursday", shape card (no squares or rectangles)


I used my Cricut Expression & Gypsy for this project. The card base is from the "Sentimentals" cartridge, cut at 5.25". All of the paper/cardstock I used is from my stash of loose papers, although I think most of it is Bazzill. The main image is from the "Damask Decor" cartridge, cut at 4". I used pop-dots for the main image on top of the twine & also for the birds by themselves.

The twine is "lilac" from The Twinery. The button, fabric flower, brad, eyelet, pearls & rhinestones are from my stash. The tiny lavender dots are from a Viva Decor Paper-Pen in "lilac". I used Stickles in "Star Dust" to outline the birds & on the tips of the fabric flower & "Lavender" on the eyelet & the heart brad.

All of the stamps on the outside & inside are by K Andrew Designs. I love love love her stamps! They are super high quality and the mix & match options are virtually endless! They are definitely a fabulous deal for the price & worth every penny. I used combinations from 2 sets: "Owly Hoo Sentiments" & "Winter Wishes". The little swirly flourishes on the inside are on the "Winter Wishes" set as well.

Well folks... I think that's all for today. Thank you so much for stopping by & taking the time to view my blog. I really appreciate all the super sweet comments too! See you real soon....


  1. Very pretty! I love the addition of some sparkle! Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Cutter Room.

    CCR DT

  2. This is just beautiful Love the colors. It is so elegant and elaborate. Even though you missed the purple challenge, you can still enter my DL.ART Thankful Thursday: anything goes challenge.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative cutter room
    DIANA L. CCR DT member

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  4. How great is this card???? I love the sentiment on the front!!! TOOOOO CUTTTEEE!!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at the Creative Cutter Room!

    Crafty Hugs,

  5. WOW!! Beautiful card and awesome colors:) So glad you joined us in the challenge over at FCCB!
    Sherrie K

  6. So nice! Love the great purple colors and the great shape! Cute twine too! Thanks for joining us over at the Creative Cutter Room! DT Member Carri

  7. Diana,
    Beautiful card, I love purple!
    You did a wonderful job creating it!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Cutter Room:)

  8. Where to start...this card is so beautiful. I love all of your little details and surprises! Thanks for sharing this elegant card with us over in the Creative Cutter Room. Cathie

  9. Love the monochromatic look! Your card is lovely!

  10. Very pretty card! I love the detail in the card!

  11. I stopped by to see this card, as I made one similar. You however did a better job. Great minds think alike, and so I am now a follower!