Monday, February 4, 2013

Challenges~Challenges~Challenges

Do you love a good challenge as much as I do???
I LOVE doing them....it keeps my creative mind going....
and I don't do them to "win"...I do them because I want to.....
but if I am selected, then what a pleasant bonus that is...
a challenge inspires me....
it makes me use up some of my stash...(so I can buy more...lol)
to see what others have created.....
the ideas are endless...
and sometimes I have even met new "friends" along the way....
My biggest problem is chosing which one to do.....
it is just FUN!!!

Now some more fun...
have you seen these new dies that will be out in May or so???
here is a video of them HERE
I had to order a few...just to "test them out"...lol
 
Now onto my challenge for today...
at "Our Creative Corner"
the challenge is a sketch and to get mushy...a Valentine
 

 here is the sketch
 
 
I have been sharing pictures of my gardens....
today I have a picture of my dogwood right outside my slider
the first picture is a "before" picture...
same tree...different look!!
the next picture is a "now" "today" picture....
I prefer the before!!!!!
 

 

8 comments:

Kristi said...

Diane,
This is so lovely! I love all of the elements you used! And yes, I prefer the spring version of your dogwood tree too! It'll be here soon!!

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card, Diane!! I love the beautiful design and the embellishments you used!! Perfect take on the sketch!!

Your Dogwood tree is absolutely gorgeous!! I prefer the before version, too!! Happy Monday :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Ros Crawford said...

Brilliant take on that challenge Diane ... terrific card ... and WOW! look at that snow!! Love seeing your photos! Stay warm ...

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

ME TOO!! I vote for Photo #1 ...
Dang girl ... look at all that snow! COME ON SPRINGTIME!!!

Lisa M said...

Diane, you have created an outstandingly beautiful mushy Valentine card and I love what you've done with my sketch. The best Valentine elements EVERYWHERE! :)

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Our Creative Corner. Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again next week!
Lisa xx

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

such a super sweet Valentine! I love it & you nailed our sketch perfectly :-) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner this week!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Beautiful work with our sketch this week. Love the colors and patterns of the designer paper and how you used the shapes. Lovely embellishments too. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner!

Meihsia Liu said...

What a fabulous card! Love the romantic color scheme and all the beautiful details. Thank you for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner this week... :)