Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Double D "Lavender and Lace" Challenge!

Phew...we made it through January without any snow!  Now, February is here and it's time for our first challenge of the month on the Double D Challenge Blog

 Tomorrow, Punxatawney Phil makes his appearance to determine how much longer winter will last.  I have to say we have been most fortunate thus far with only a couple inches of snow here in SE PA.  However, February is always a thrill... if we are to get snow, it will be this month!

With that being said, February also brings us Valentine's Day.  I used the opportunity to combine the challenge theme with a Valentine's Day card that I made for someone special.  Although I am on Team Darlene, the majority of both teams like to participate in each others' challenges during the month.  Team Diane plays along with us on our challenges and vice versa.  I loved the February theme for Team Diane's challenge so I decided to play along too.

The challenge theme is...Lavender and Lace!
Use the color lavender and add lace to your project.  You can use a die cut, stamp, or even real lace including a doily.  We can't wait to see your creations.  Link your entry to the Double D Challenge Blog's "Lavender and Lace" post by midnight, February 12th for the opportunity to win one of the prizes listed below.

We will be choosing a Creative Winner and Top 3 to receive our Double D Badge to share on your blogs.  In addition, when a prize is available, we will be using a random draw to select the winner.  Today is one of those days and EVERYONE has a chance to win.  International entries are welcome as well!  Enter your project HERE.  

You could win this gorgeous Precious Marieke Flower Border Die.

And here's our "Lavender and Lace" mood board to inspire you....

How inspiring is this?  These photos ooze elegance and romance!

Here's my Valentine Card to inspire you too....


 I love the combination of lavender and lace.  By the time I had decided on the design for my card, there were dozens of die cuts scattered on my craft table.  I didn't use them all, but did use seven of them. One of my favorite, the Prima Pineapple Doily, became the first of many background layers.  On top of that, I layered a new Joy Craft Viewmaster die.  I love the lacey edge on this!  Next, the Nesting Stitched Hearts and sentiment word  "Love" are Tutti Designs.  The greenery dies are Leane Creatief and Creative Expressions.  The honeycomb corner die is from Memory Box.

I couldn't resist the touch of gold against the lavender and white.  A Martha Stewart Trellis punch doubled up is the base for the lace heart trim and Wild Orchid cottage roses.

Die Cuts used:  Creative Expressions, Joy Crafts, Memory Box, Prima, Leane Creatief, Tutti Designs

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope my card has inspired you to play along with the Double D, "Lavender and White" Challenge.

Visit my other team members for more fabulous inspiration...
Team Diane

Team Darlene

Hope to see you again soon...


aussie aNNie said...

Absolutely gorgeous love everything about this card.xx{aNNie}

Ros Crawford said...

So pretty Vicki!

Diane said...

Stunning, stunning card...WOW all those beautiful details and fun dies, too! I love everything about this gorgeous card! I hope you will join in with our team every month with your lovely creativity!!

Unknown said...

YOWZA! Loving your layers and die cuts, this is AMAZING! The gold details are a beautiful accent! I may have to print this out for future reference. THIS. IS. STUNNING.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

I too love the combination of lavender and lace, it's so sweet and romantic! Great inspirations, love your design, there are a lot of details to see here! The touch of gold is delightful!

Leslie Miller said...

It's absolutely stunning how you combined all those dies, Vicki! I especially love the touches of gold and how you doubled up the punched border. And the lace -- wow! This is a very special Valentine for some lucky person!

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful idea to combine the wood background with the gold and lace. Love everythin about this beautiful design.

Darlene said...

OH M Geee! This is just GORGEOUS! Love all the layers ... what a fabulous design with the pretty clusters of flowers! You are so talented! Thanks for another amazing creation filled with inspiration!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oooh, what a beauty! Love the Lavender and Lace combo against the wood background - brilliant! Fantastic combination of feminine and frilly die cuts too. And the pop of gold is the perfect finishing touch. We are delighted that you joined us for our Be My Valentine? challenge at Frilly and Funkie!


Darlene said...

Me again! I just can't say enough about the beauty of this card creation! I just love your style! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘HEARTS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

Barbara said...

This ist so beautiful, Vicki! All the die cuts match perfect on your card, great job, as always :) Thank you for playing along with us in the DIES R US challenge! Nice to see you again :)Take care!
Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Such an amazingly beautiful card you have created Vicki! So much work has gone into creating it and this make your cards so extra special.

Esther Asbury said...

Absolutely Gorgeous card! Love the lavender color scheme and all the lovely elements you included! Thanks for linking to CropStop!!

Karenladd said...

This is so beautiful! The layers and color combination is so frilly and perfect.

Glenda said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the pretty die cuts and the lovely color combination! Thanks for sharing with us at Die Cuttin' Divas!

Glenda's Cards

The Dolphin Inn said...

Stunning and such a lovely variation for Valentines day, a nice change from the more predictable red and pink xxx

Maryvonne Coussé said...

Stunning card !
Thanks for joining us at Scrapyland challenges blog and good luck !
Maryvonne DT Member

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Vicki, this is so lovely with all the gorgeous layers and die cuts. I so appreciate a beautifully composed card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Frilly and Funkie "Will You Be Mine?" challenge!

Susan Renshaw said...

So pretty!
Thank you for sharing with House of Cards!
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