Thursday, May 31, 2012

Have a Lovely Birthday

Hi friends!   This will be my last contribution to as a Design Team member for Wild Orchid Crafts.  Unfortunately, things are too busy for me to craft as much as I want to, so I have had to step down from all of the teams I was on.  When I do craft, you will continue to see me use my very favorite embellishments from Wild Orchid Crafts since they have by far the most wonderful selection to make our cards so special!!!

 Don't forget the 10% off deal with Wild Orchid until June 5th!! What a bargain!!!!

I used the gorgeous Walnut Trellis Rose, Mahogany Trellis Rose, 2-Toned Brown Chrysanthemum, 25mm,15mm and 10mm Open Roses, and Tulips!!!  I made the leaves myself with a MS punch and the left over stems from my WOC flowers.  I used distress inks to color scrap watercolor paper and then punched those out, gave them a little crease fold and glued to the wire.

I used the very pretty Cerridwen from Saturated Canary and colored her with distress inks.  The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley, I LOVE THESE!!!!!!! It is called Vintage Labels - Occasions.  The background stamp is also from LOTV and called Grunge Corners.  I simply masked the image and stamped the Grunge Corners over it.

Now you see this STUNNING lace????? OMG!!! My gorgeous friend Linda HAND MADE it!  Trust me I almost had to close my eyes to actually cut it!! Holy cow! Is she talented or what??? Also, check out the amazing pin in the flower cluster up top.  She made that also!!! Thank you so very much Linda! What a treasured gift!  Be sure to stop by her blog and say hello from me!! She is one super sweet lady!!!! Hugs Linda!!!!!

I know that I have stepped down from all of my design team positions, but I will still be posting occasionally.  I have plans to visit you all more too.  If you are like me the summers are crazy so I need a little time off.

Thank you so much for coming by today, it really means a lot!!!! Take care and I'll be around to your blogs soon!

Hugs, Dena


Tracy said...

Oh wow Dena, This is stunning, I love the colours!

Debbie Pamment said...

Aaaaw Dena - I'm sorry I haven't visited as often as I used too - life gets hectic and computers get old and slow - LOL. Sorry to hear your crafting time is reducing - but sooo happy to hear I'll still be seeing Divine Dena creations popping up on my blog sidebar to drool over. You have always been such an inspiration to me as well as a fabulous person. This STUNNING creation is yet another to inspire and amaze us all! Thanx for the beauty you bring to our lives.
Hugs always

Squirrel x said...

Oh. My. Word. Dena, this is simply magical hun. Everything about it is just perfect. Sorry to hear you are stepping down from your DT positions but do understand. I know I am going to miss your incredible creations and inspiration so I hope you are able to squeak in some crafting time soon. Hugs Sxx

heidy said...

Oh Dena,what a beaty,love the rich purple!
Hugs Heidy

Elaine said...

Simply gorgeous Dena...but your cards always are! I am guaranteed to drool when I stop by :)

I'm not going to say I'm sorry that you are stepping down from your dt positions. You have to do what feels right for YOU, time is so precious! And sometimes it's good to take a little step back and review where we are and what we want to do...whatever you do will be amazing!
I look forward to seeing your "just for fun" cards.
Take it easy hun

Love & hugs
Elaine xx

Colinda said...

Sorry to read that you had to step down DT,but what a smashing card this is!! So beautiful!!! Love the colours and the big roses! Enjoy your day, Colinda

Pysselbus said...

W.O.W!! What an amazing card!!! Your coloring is as always fantastic! So sad to hear that you have less time to craft and have had to step down from your teams. You inspire me tons so I'll be stopping by anyway - hopefully you will have time to rest and take it easy over the summer! Whis you all the best!!!


Stitching Noni said...

Hi Dena, I only recently found your blog. Your cards are simply stunning. Enjoy your time away from being on all the DT's. I have always wondered how you all find the time to design & craft & do the normal life things! Enjoy! I look forward to popping in again soon ;0)

Kelly Lloyd said...

shame to hear you are stepping down from the DT's but will continue to follow your work on your blog.

This card is simply stunning.. I love everything about it dena..
The colours, layout, design, embellishes.. Just gorgeous

Hugs Kelly

detenish said...

Oh Dena,what a beaty!!!
Hugs Tanya

Jane said...

Sorry to see you stepping down Dena, you will be sorely missed as you work is quite stunning. This card is one of your best, such amazing colouring. I agree I would find it hard to cut into that lace too ;0)
Jane x

Crea Astrid said...

Wowwwww, what a beauty. Nice coloring and colors. Lovely stamp.

Hugs Astrid.

Alessandra said...

wow, sin't this the most amazing card ever!!! Very beautiful! And I totally understand how busy it can be on many DT's, especially when you work 100% and hava another life besides card making :o) LOL! Have a rest and enjoy the time of just crafting what and WHEN you want with no pressure!
Hugs, Alessandra

sueincanada said...

What a stunning card. Fabulous coloring and unusual colors. Love the butterflies.

Crafty Chris said...

wow you colouring is fantastic a stunning card.
Chris x

Lorraine said...

WOW!!!! Love it. Your cards are always stunning and this one is no exception!
Lorraine x

Tonya H said...

I really do not know what to say other than WOW! Of course all of the beautiful embellishments are great and I adore SC images, but your coloring is out of this world. You just bring her to life with your coloring. If any card deserved that gorgeous lace it is this one!

Christina C. said...

Gasping.....OMG....this is drop-dead GORGEOUS!!!! What a phenomenal work of art, Dena....your coloring just blows me away..WOW,WOW, WOW!!!!!!!!!!
Your papers and details are perfect with this vision of loveliness. This is absolutely GORGEOUSsssssssss!
You enjoy your always, I will look forward to your posts!!

Joann Burton said...

Dena, this is beautiful as always. Have a happy and great summer. joann sassy raggedy

Carla S. said...

This is absolutely stunning, Dena! Your coloring is phenomenal and I love the gorgeous papers and flowers! I will miss seeing your regular DT designs, but will look forward to seeing your gorgeous creations whenever you can post!

britgirl58 said...

I am fairly new to card making, and blogs and design teams. I am happy for you in your decision, but from a selfish point of view, I only just found you, now do I lose you? Yours is always the last email I open, I savor it until I can give it full credit. Your cards are always so detailed - a cursory glimpse is never enough!
Good luck to you - I know its the new pool you want to spend more time

Julie said...

Oh My! This is just stunning!I love the colors and your coloring is beautiful julie x

Pat said...

Hey there my sweet friend!! Good for you for taking care of yourself! Sad for all those DTs! But yay for us that you'll keep creating! "cuz I will keep visiting your blog...looking for all your fun, new, no-pressure creations! You are truly one of the best out there...and I always enjoy coming to your blog to see what fascinating new work of art you've created to inspire us all!! Do take good card of yourself...and enjoy that pool!! Big hugs...Pat Frank

Louise said...

What a gorgeous card, wow!! your coloring and details are awesome. Love your choice of colors

imotrust said...

Gorgeous!!!! This card is simply magical; your coloring FATASTIC, the design work, everything looks wonderful!
Sorry to hear you've got to leave the DT's; still,that means more time for yourself and family, which is the most important!
Have a great rest of the week hon!
Hugs, Iulia

Riet said...

Ohhh wowwwww Dena,What a wonderful card,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the flowers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hello dearest lady,
What a spectacular card. You know how much I have always admired your cards and today, of course, is no exception. However, there is something in this one that is just WOW (and I don't like this word much, it shows poor use of the English language).
It's not even the pin or lace; but hey girl she's a talented lady isn't she, whoever she is.... ha ha ha!!!!! (I am truly giggling my head off here!) No, it's the deep, rich musty tones of those gorgeous flowers mixed with the sultry look of Krista's femme fatale and your astounding colouring. Together they create a very, dare I say it, seductive card. She's definitely the girl I warned my boys about ...LOL!
Thank you and bless you, firstly for using my creations in such a wonderful way on what has to be described as a work of art; and secondly for mentioning me on your blog. I am no one special, I just believe the world can be a nicer place if we all do a little something nice for someone else. You inspired me and encouraged me when I was afraid, now that is priceless!
Ok, I think we have made everyone sick enough with our gushings :¬E
I hope your decision will bring about a change that brings greater happiness for you and your family. I agree with everyone else, I will be back to see what you have for us whenever you find the time. Your blog has become a habit that is too hard to break, so you will have to put up with us all sorry!
Take care and be well. Big hugs Linda x

Alina said...

stunning, Dena, so beautiful!
take time for yourself, enjoy it! but I'm still a follower, I won't miss anything you post!
hugs, Alina

Marlies said...

Your card is fantastic Dena! I love the fairy tale look it has! Lovely image and such beautiful details and embellies! I want that pin LOL and what a lovely lace! Great card.
Sorry to hear that you had to give up your DT work but on the other hand it will give you more time for other things. hugs, Marlies

Shazza said...

amazing card, love the colouring, look forward to seeing your future posts x

Frea said...

OMG Dena, wow can you colour hun!!! Stunning, love this! What a knock out! HUgs, Frea

sue - aka bearhouse said...

WOW!!!! I am quite new to blogging and have just discovered you! This is totally stunning in every single way. I love the image and your colouring is amazing. The colours and embellishments are fabulous. I especially love the stunning lace and pin from Linda - I was so lucky to receive some beautfiul pins from Linda myself as blog candy, trouble is they are too nice to use so I am saving them for very special cards.

All the best

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh, I am so bummed you have stepped down. I enjoy getting your posts delivered to my email and while I do not always comment, I LOVE all your creations and find you so inspiring. don't be gone too long!

Fleur said...

WOWZER Dena, Gorgeous card
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Vick McClean said...

Hiya Dena,
I was shocked when i saw on the WOC site a couple weeks back that this would be your last mth but i will always follow you and you couldnt of ended on a better card, girl you just know my kinda card, i lurveeee this card. I have been having a sort of love affair with Saturated Canary digi's having bought quite a few this past couple of weeks so i will be making cards with them too, love your friend Lindas crochet work, how clever is she eh? lovely work all round, enjoy your free time now hun, lots of love and craft hugs, Vick xxxx

Tammy Ortiz said...

Dena this is the most lovely card I have ever seen . This is just gorgeous

Grenouille Greetings said...

Sorry I've not been by for a while Dena. I've been away. Also sorry to hear you are stepping down from your DTs. I hope whatever is making you too busy for your DTs is a good thing and not a bad thing! Your work is just too lovely not to keep them coming. This card is a dream. You clearly used an image that Krista drew with you in mind. She looks just like you and oh so pretty! Hugs, Lesley

Norma said...

Dena, WOWZER, this is absolutely gorgeous. Oh what can I say...this takes my breath away. Everything is perfect! Sorry to hear you having to step down from your DT positions, but glad to hear you'll keep on crafting. You're such an inspiration to a lot of people including me.

debby4000 said...

Oh I love you're wonderful card Dena, its so adorable. Shame you've had to step down from your DT's.

Astrid said...

Absolutely amazing, love how you coloured this pretty lady, LOVE IT !!

hugs Astrid

MichelleMyBelle S. said...

Absolutely beautiful!! But, then again, all your cards are. The colors are amazing.

Elise said...

Well tickle me silly!!! Dennnnnna!!! This is like out of this world AMAAAAAZING!!!!!! What in the world?! Seriously, my jaw has like dropped and I can't stop gazing at this! This is HEAVENLY, DIVINE, BRILLIANT .. the list goes on! Wow wow wowwwwweee! Your colouring of this girl who looks like a Goddess by the way you've coloured her .. you make her look STUNNING! The deep rich tones of this, purples mixed with rusts is perfect!!! And oh gosh yes, those gifts from your friend are just so beautiful! I love love love this Dena!!!

ps .. I know your craft teams will not be the same without you and they will miss you tremendously! They were SO lucky to have you! But I know now you will have a whole lot more time to do more other things and enjoy things more leisurely. You definitely won't be seeing or hearing the last of me Sweetie! LOL!!!!

Big Hugs,

Rach83 said...

Talk about going out with a bang! This is AMAZING! I love your colouring and embellies. That pin is stunning too.

Sorry to hear that you've stepped down from your teams. I hope you can still find some time to carry on crafting.

Take care,
Rachel x

June Nelson said...

WOWSER your certainly going out in style lovely lady, I know lifes a big enough commitment with out other things, its difficult to do lots of things at once, anyhow you keep enjoying you rcardmaking and I shall still visit daily , this is beautiful as always hunnie just love it huggies June xxxxxxxx

Linda Dale said...

I so look forward to your lovely creations. This last one is just fabulous. I totally understand about hectic lives and sometimes we have to just do what we have to do. I shall miss your awesome creations. Blessing, Linda

Louise said...

Hiya gorgeous Dena!
Hunni..this is breathtakingly beautiful! Stunning coloring, she is soo beautiful and you made her come to life in the most gorgeous of ways!

You know Im a HUGE fan of your work and I do understand what you mean about reduced craft time ;) I'm so happy I will be seeing you around though!
Blogland just wouldn't be the same without you and your amazing personality and splendid creations!

Big hugs!

Denise Gutierrez said...

Im so sorry to hear about your DT...your cards are so beautiful and im sure they will miss you a ton! your work is amazing

Chris said...

Sorry things are so busy for you Dena, hopefully you can re-join when you have more time because you'll be sorely missed! Your card is breathtaking, I adore your colouring and the wonderful designs you create. Hugs, Chris x

Gerrittina said...

That hair is amazing!! What colours did you use? Antique linen and Walnut stain?


Kirsty-Anne Davies said...

Hi Dena she is simply beautiful love the colouring and the masking ! Love the touches of glitter on her ! Handmade lace now that is talented !! ;0)

Nenny said...

Aww Dena, this is Cerridwen at her best! You've done a stunning job with this digi! Gorgeous colouring and card composition. Love it to bits! Hugs, Wends x

Sharon said...

Dena this is absolutely stunning, I really love your colour scheme and your colouring is so beautiful.
Enjoy your time out too.

Sharon x

Corine van der Zee said...

Back from a great vacation and ooo what i have missed!!! So many beautiful creations, OMG!!!!! This one is also stunning, love the home-made roses and what a beautiful colors!!! Love your coloring and indeed how can you cut in such gorgeous lace hihihihi. But you dit it hahahaha.

Hugs Corine

Kjersti said...

Your card is gorgeous, and so is your blog too! I'll put me as a follower to your blog:)
Hugs Kjersti:)

Shannin said...

Hi Dena. I hope all is well with you. Sorry I havent been around much, but life has been crazy for me. I just wanted to stop by and say hello. I am glad that I did as this card is one of the most gorgeous cards I have ever seen. I love it! Hope you have a wonderful week and will try to stop by more often.


rosie said...

gorgeous. love the image. fab colours x

Angela said...

This is stunning Dena! I have been soooo busy also and only just now had the chance to come by. I'm sorry you are not blogging as often. Hope you'll be back soon as I'll miss seeing your stunning creations. Your coloring of this image is beautiful. She is lovely and your card so gorgeous. Have a great summer sweetie! hugs, Angela

BA said...

this is absolutely gorgeous, love your coloring.
xoxo BA


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