Sunday, May 16, 2021


 Hello friends!  Welcome back to my blog!  I have some exciting news to share with you -- today is my first post as a designer for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!  I'm super excited to be joining this group of talented crafters, and I hope to be an asset to the team!  Our sponsor for the next 2 weeks is Lemon Shortbread:

And here is my card:

I chose to use this image called Rain Shield.  I used Copic markers to color her up, and I wanted her to look like she is some kind of nature fairy or something, so I used a lot of shades of green.  I'm pretty happy with how she turned out.  I used brand new stencils from Michael's (Recollections brand) to create the grass and sky.  All the inks I used were Distress Oxides; for the grass, I used Mowed Lawn, and then splattered with that ink and also Rustic Wilderness.  The sky is Tumbled Glass, and splattered with the same ink and Broken China as well.  I feel like I was channeling my inner Marine Simon as I was splattering away! 😆 
I cut all the elements of my card using my Cameo.  For the cloud shaker, I designed and cut out the frame 8 times; 7 plain ones, and one stitched one for the top.  I also cut my acetate with my machine.  Even the tiny raindrops inside the shaker were cut with my Cameo.  Now you would think, with all of this planning, that I would have thought to color my cardstock BEFORE cutting those raindrops.  But did I?  NOPE!  I had a HECK of a time coloring each of those buggers, on both sides!  They still were a bit sticky from the cutting mat, which made the process even more difficult.  BUT, I persevered and got the job done.  Next time I will know better...I hope. 😄  I also added clear seed beads and some Rock Candy distress glitter to help the raindrops move around.  The sentiment is computer generated.


CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG (the patterned paper is behind the shaker)
Love to Craft #58:  ATG (3/5)
Mix it Up #49:  ATG (3/5)
Color It, Create It, Show it Off:  ATG with coloring (3/3)
613 Avenue Create:  ATG (3/8)
Let's Craft and Create #171:  ATG ( I didn't follow the option this time!) (2/3)
Polkadoodles #20:  ATG (1/2)
Digi Choosday #19:  ATG (1/2)
Colour Crazy #19:  ATG with coloring (1/2)
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday:  First letter of your mom's name (Cyndi, clouds)

Well, that's about it for today, my friends!  Thanks again for stopping by, and don't forget to come on over to the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends blog to play along with the always Anything Goes challenge!  Oh, and leave the DT some love for their projects too! 

Until next time,
Stay Healthy, Take Care and God Bless!



  1. Great card love the sentiment too ! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.

  2. Your design looks fabulous, great colours too. . Many thanks for your entry at Polkadoodles Challenge Look forward to see you enter our next challenge. aNNie DT Member{My Blog}

  3. Awesome card. Cute image and love the shaker part. Sweet. So glad you shared over at Colour Crazy, Crafty Catz.

  4. Gorgeous card We have a DT call is still ongoing, please check the details on the Challenge Blog if you are interested.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  5. This is such a lovely card. The image is so cute. Thank you for sharing your project at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x

  6. Es una tarjeta adorable!
    Gracias por unirte a The Corrosive Challenge (DT)

  7. Such a cute card.Love the cloud shaker element. Thanks for playing along with us at Let's Craft and Create. Deanna DT

  8. Great card. I love the mix of stencils in this and the fun shaker. Thanks for joining our challenge at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you again.
    Tammy DT Coordinator

  9. Marie! I'm so glad you joined Lil Patch and share your creativity with all of us. I just love that you made the cloud into a shaker! Have a great week!
    Hugs, Joy

  10. Sweet image and I love the cloud shaker. Thanks for playing at Polkadoodles, hope to see you join in with future challenges. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  11. Wonderful card, love the shaker element. Thanks for joining 613 Avenue Create and TTCRD challenges. Anesha

  12. Gorgeous card I love the shaker element!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

  13. Amazing and very inspirational shaker card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Polkadoodles.
    Nunzia DT.

  14. Gorgeous card and love your shaker element...Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  15. Looks fabulous.Thanks for joining us at UYS

  16. A lovely shaker card Marie, and a super sentiment. Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Let's Craft and Create this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT

  17. What?!? I'm so proud of you! This card is phenomenal. I love the shaker bit.

  18. Very nice card.
    Thank you for joining us at Penny's challenge.
    Greetings Geesje

  19. so creative, great card! thanks for sharing with us at My Besties International Challenge Blog!

  20. Gorgeous card .It's so sweet and pretty. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Color It, Create It, Show It Off Challenge Blog. Hugs Neva

  21. Congratulations on your new DT assignment. Your card is cute and your coloring is awesome. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges and we hope to see more of your designs! Donna

  22. This is just so beautifully crafted and perfect for our May 2021 challenge. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. Good luck and please stay safe and healthy.
    {Color It Create It Show It Off Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  23. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing project with us over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
    Leslie, LTCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

  24. Cute shaker project! Love the colors and composition! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah,
    A Place To Start, Owner
    613 Avenue Create, Owner
    Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
    The Color of Cards, Owner



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