Saturday, May 11, 2019


Welcome crafty friends!  It's Saturday, so we have a new challenge for you over at Catch the Bug:  School's Out/Teacher Appreciation.  Here is the card I have made for the challenge:

Teachers really do deserve so much of our appreciation, don't they?  They do lots to shape our future in the form of educating our children.  And these days, sadly, it seems that they do so at great risk, and for little money.  With this in mind, I created this simple "thank you" card using the Thank You Tulip Block image.  I asked my work friends what colors to use for the flowers, and they suggested orange and yellow.  The rest of the card is all in yellow, with the base layer coming from an ombre paper pad, the patterned paper from a K and Co. pad, and the yellow square under the image from my huge stash of Recollections card stock.  The image itself was colored with alcohol markers.


CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #34:  ATG (3/5)
613 Avenue Create #221:  ATG or optional make a shaker card (2/8)
The Paper Shelter #382:  Color It! (2/2)
Crafty Sentiments:  ATG (2/3)
Papercraft Challenges #36:  For Women and Girls

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoy your weekend, and find some time to stop by the Catch the Bug blog and join in the challenge fun!



  1. Marie your card is gorgeous! I love your coloring and background papers you chose! Thanks for joining us for our current challenge and good luck with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends DT

  2. really nice made. I love the colors.
    Thank you for sharing your cheerful card at our challenge.
    I love to see you back at our next challenge.

    -xiss- Renate.
    (DT Papercraft Challenges)

  3. The colouring is so beautifully done as is the delicate background shading. I love the coordinating papers used, looks so professional. Thank you so much for sharing this with us over at 613 Avenue Create, look forward to seeing more of your work. Tina Maree DT

  4. Ooh this is a super card. Love the image and beautiful colouring. Thanks for sharing at Digichoosday this week

  5. Just beautiful! Love the coloring on the tulips! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Flowers’ challenge. Please come back again soon and Good Luck!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  6. I love your yellow tulips, Marie! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges this week. Be sure to join us next time too!
    CGC DT
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Crafty Gals Corner Challenges

  7. Stunning card! So much detail, yet has a C&S feel to it...just beautiful :) Thank you for sharing with us at Craftyhazelnut's PPC XXX

  8. Such an elegant and lovely card, yet so cheerful and bright! Thank you for joining us at Papercraft Challenges for our "For Women and Girls" challenge! I am sorry for the late commenting, but hope you'll forgive me ;o) Have a great day and happy crafting, Maike ;o)

  9. Wow this is awesome!!! Beautiful colouring!! Thanks for playing with us this week at TPS, good luck! Hug Lena

  10. What a nice Thank You card, so colorful and cheery. Terrific challenge them that you created if for, too. Thanks for sharing it with us at Love To Craft

  11. Gorgeous card. Love how you have coloured the tulips.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.
    Narelle DT

  12. Such a pretty creation and I completely agree about teachers. I came looking for your turtle card (posted at CTB) - another adorable card!

  13. This is so pretty Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

  14. Marie this is also wonderfully crafted and is great for our May challenge. Thanks for sharing your creative talent with us. Good luck.
    {Color It Create It Show It Off Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}



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