Thursday, March 10, 2011


Hello again, All:

Once a week or so, I try to create using only "Stuff in my Stash" hoping it will reduce my leftovers. Today I made these two cards using only 'my Stash' (except the white card stock used for the cards):

Challenge Card on the Bottom I used a McMahon 5 Design their new butterfly digi for- Sweet Sketch Wednesday - "Challenge #92"; CCEE Stampers - "CCEE1110 - Monochromatic [Blue] Challenge"; Crafty Creations - "Challenge #109 - Baby Blue"; and Do You Stack Up? - "DYSU#10 Layers Challenge; AllSorts Challenges - "Challenge #93 Card for a Teenager"; HotSpot Studio 313 Monthly Challenges - HSC2 Channeling Your Inner Movie Star -Halle Berry's Gowns (I chose her blue gown); Southern Girls Challenges - Use Flowers Challenges and Simply Create Challenges - "#39 - Monochromatic [I used blue].

The challenge card on top is my own digital design (if you want to see the 'whole digi' just leave me a comment and it may get to be tomorrow's Digi #80??) for - Stamping Vacation - "Sketch Therapy Monthly Challenges - March 2011 Sketch" ; Craft Us Crazy - "Challenge #3 At one With Nature"; Crafty Cardmakers - Challenge#41 Fabric [ribbon] "; Paper PlayTime - Challenge #40 Digi "Any Thing Goes"; Catch the Bug Challenges - Anything Goes and Let's Craft and Create - "St Patrick's Green Challenge.

I really enjoyed getting in an 'extra day making cards' [Don't know HOW but: House is clean, laundry ALL done, folded AND put away and still not time to cook supper--?? this doesn't happen EVER!]. Not only have I made the cards, I'm getting to upload them, too!--and Blogger seems to be behaving [a little] better today too so I can-------WOW!

Hope you're having one of 'my days' today too--aren't we blessed!



  1. Hi Diane! You are really on a roll to get all of that done in your day!!! Hooray!!

    Such a sweet card!!! Love your butterfly! Thanks for joining us at SSW.


  2. Lovely butterfly card. Thanks for playing along with us this week at DYSU xx

  3. Both cards are lovely! Thank you for playing along with us at DYSU.

  4. Love both of your cards. I love the image that you created. It is really cute. I love your take on the sketch for SSW. Your butterfly is really pretty.
    Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  5. Hi Diane both of your cards are really lovely, and images are just so cute. Great job this week and love your colours.
    Thanks so much for sharing your card with us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-Design Team

  6. What a beautiful card....that little butterfly just pops on your card!!
    Thank you for joining us at Simply Create for our flower challenge...hope to see you for our next challenge that starts tomorrow.

  7. Very cute cards! It's always great to use stash whenever you can! Great work!

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining us again!

  8. What a great card! I love the butterfly you created. The patterned paper is fabulous. I need to create more with just my stash... thanks for playing with us this week at Paper Playtime :)


  9. Love your butterfly card!! Your framing is beautiful!! Thanks so much for joining in on our CCEE challenge!!

  10. Your butterfly card is beautiful. Wonderful colors. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  11. Lovely light lacy layers ;-)

    kitten DYSU team

  12. Beautiful card- I love all of the wonderful layers and I love blue!

  13. hi Diane, I found you link under one of our previous challenges. I have linked your blog to our latest challenge which is St Patrick's you have used green on your first card. This way you are in with the chance to win the little goodies for this challenge.

    take care and thank you for joining us at Let's Craft and Create.


  14. Beautiful butterfly card Diane! I love the layers. Thanks so much for joining us this week @ SSW :)

    Genevieve SSW-DT

  15. Hey! You made 2 cards! You are a Card Making Machine! Love the butterfly in yellow this time and all your details are stunning! Great work again, Diane!

  16. Two cute cards!

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Lin xx

  17. Gorjuss cards!
    the ribbon is perfect and great use of your stash!
    Thanks for joining in the fun with Crafty Cardmakers!
    Hugs M xxx

  18. Really pretty Diane! I love how you layered all the diecuts - it just adds such great prominence to the lovely butterfly. Thanks for sharing this with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    Sharon, SSW-DT

  19. Great job on using Halle's blue gown for your inspiration! Love this card! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at the Hotspot Challenge!

  20. What a gorgeous butterfly creation! The colors are really beautiful that you used. Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,