Sunday, June 20, 2021


Hey friends, I'm so glad you have come by today!  It's the third Sunday of the month, which means a new challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty FriendsOur sponsor for these 2 weeks is Twinkle Lane Designs.

Prize ~ £ 8.00 voucher 

I chose to use this sweet Hot Chocolate Girl image, and here is my card:

I printed this pretty girl onto Accent Opaque 120lb cardstock, and die cut her using Spellbinders largest classic nested oval.  I colored the image with alcohol markers and added some white gel pen to the dots on her hat, and clear glitter gel pen to the zig zag stripes on her mittens.  For the background, I dry embossed a scrap piece of white cardstock with the Snowflake Trim embossing folder from Darice.  For the ink blending, I chose Tumbled Glass, Kitsch Flamingo, and  Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide inks, to match the colors in her hat.  The blending was done using Taylored Expressions blending brushes.  The embossed panel was then sprayed with Perfect Pearls in water.  It shows up nicely in real life, if not in my photos!
The embossed panel was adhered to the card base using double sided tape, and the image panel is popped up with foam squares.  The sentiment comes from a Recollections stamp and die Christmas words set, and I stamped it in Versa Fine Clair Nocturne ink.  I added this to the card with a combination of glue and foam squares.  The two blings on either side of the sentiment are iridescent.  I had fun making this colorful card, and now I have another one for my Christmas card box!  YAY ME! 😃


Merry Little Christmas #35:  ATG Christmas (3/5)
CHNC #547:  ATG Christmas
Crafty Calendar:  ATG (3/3)
Love to Craft #59:  ATG (3/5)
Mix it Up #50:  ATG (3/5)
Paper Funday #30:  ATG (3/4)
Fezziwigs Festive Frolics:  Cold and Frosty (2/3)
Aud Sentiments #277:  ATG w/a sentiment (1/5)
Sweet Stampin':  I spy something Beginning with a B (blue, bling, brown hair)
Polkadoodles #25:  ATG (1/2)
Digi Choosday #24:  ATG (1/2)
Colour Crazy #24:  ATG with coloring (1/2)
Crafty Catz #556:  ATG (1/3)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't forget to click on over to the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends blog to check out the rest of the DT makes, and to join in on the two week challenge.  And remember, the DT loves it when you show them some love for their projects!  Until next time,

Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless!

~ Marie


  1. lovely card! nice colouring too! thanks for joining in the Polkadoodles challenge this week, Nelly dt x

  2. Another super make, I love the colours you have gone for, thanks for playing again on Fezziwigs, Hazelxx

  3. SUch a pretty card and the colours are gorgeous thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar hugs x

  4. Such a beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us at the Creative Craft Cottage Challenge.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  5. Marie this is absolutely gorgeous. I love the background colours and beautifully coloured image.
    Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  6. That background is so pretty and perfect for the sweet image, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

  7. Fabulous image and colouring Marie..Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  8. Wonderful card and nice coloured. Thanks for playing along at Penny's paper challenges. Hugs Ela DT

  9. Such a nice card - I love your colouring - thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create

  10. What a pretty card and this would be suitable for a lot of winter themed cards!
    Thanks for joining us at ATSM.

  11. You did a great job blending your colors and staying within those same combos. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Crafting! Pam, DT

  12. Wonderful card, love the colours. Thanks for joining 613 Avenue Create and TTCRD challenge. Anesha

  13. Beautiful! Love your background :) Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday - Good Luck!
    Maz DT

  14. Very sweet creation, thanks for sharing it with us over at Sweet Stampin', a gorgeous entry. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

  15. The background is beautifully done and your color integration is spot on! Thanks so much for sharing your cute project 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

  16. Congratulations, you were selected as a Top Rocker for Week 3 at 613 Avenue Create! Please stop by our blog and grab your badge! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome project with us!


  17. Such a gorgeous card! I love your coloring and the embossing! Have a great week!
    Hugs, Joy

  18. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Challenge 13 at Gem of a Challenge!

  19. Beautiful, love the colors you chose! Thank you for playing with us at Love to Craft Challenge and we hope to see you again next time!
    XOXO, Aimeslee LTCCB DT

  20. Marie I love how you did your background. I am not very brave when it comes to things like that but can very much admire talented crafters like yourself who do.

    Thank you very much for entering your lovely card into our challenge. Good luck with the prize draw.

    ** Hope you will join us for our Christmas in July Blog Hop starting 10th July **

    Stay healthy, happy, keep crafting and Creating Joy :)

    Mandy ♥
    DT for The Paper Funday Challenges
    Made By Mandy – My personal Blog

  21. A great card - thanks for joining us at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog.

    Helen x



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