Saturday, July 3, 2021


Hello friends!  I hope you are all well and happy on this first Saturday of July!  Hard to believe that 2021 is halfway over already.  With the start of a new month, that means a new Anything Goes challenge at the Catch the Bug blog.  This month also starts another change to the challenges at the blog.  We will now only have 2 challenges a month; the Anything Goes starting on the first Saturday, and Stella Says Sketch, staring on the first Sunday.  These challenges will both run for the duration of each month.  The freebie Fridays will continue as normal.

So now that the housekeeping is out of the way, let me show you my card:

I chose to use this cute Chubby Butterfly 2 image.  Isn't it sweet?  I think I need to get the other Chubby Butterfly image now too...hehe!  I embossed a cardstock panel with the Large Petal embossing folder by Darice, and then used Oxide inks in the colors Carved Pumpkin, Kitsch Flamingo, and Squeezed Lemonade to ink the embossed panel.  To do this, I used my Taylored Expressions blender brushes.  I love the look that this gives!  To take it a bit further, I splattered Carved Pumpkin and Kitsch Flamingo all over the panel...and the area AROUND the panel, if I'm being honest! 😒  Once the panel had dried, I used strong double sided tape to adhere it to a black panel, and then did the same to adhere that to the A2 card base.  I love the small border of the black cardstock between the white card base and the colorful embossed panel; it really sets off those colors!

My image was printed out on Accent Opaque 120lb cardstock, and then die cut with a Spellbinders Classic circle.  I chose alcohol markers that matched the inks I had used for blending, and very simply colored the butterfly.  I added some white gel pen dots to the eyes and on the cheeks.  Clear Wink of Stella was added to the hearts on the wings, and to the yellow portions as well.  For the sentiment, I used the Honey Bee Stamps Bitty Buzzwords stamp set and die set.  I know I am going to get A LOT of use out of these!  Here are a couple more pics:


Crafty Calendar:  ATG (1/3)
Love to Craft #60:  ATG (2/5)
Mix it Up #51:  ATG (2/5)
Polkadoodles #27:  ATG (2/2)
Colour Crazy #26: ATG with coloring (1/2)
Color It, Create It, Show It Off:  ATG with coloring (2/3)
Crafty Catz #558:  ATG (1/3)
Crafty Animals #52:  ATG using animals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hop on over to the Catch the Bug blog to see what the rest of the DT has created with their chosen images (you are gonna love it, I promise!)  Don't forget, you have the whole month of July to join in the fun, and we love to see what you make, so please join us!  Until next time my friends,

Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless!  😀💗

~ Marie


  1. So cute. I never think to use this image.. you did awesome. Awesome colors and so glad you shared over at Crafty Catz, Colour Crazy.

  2. Great card and adore your background! ...thanks for sharing with Polkadoodles this week, Nelly dt x

  3. What a cute and funny card. Your butterfly is wonderful and fabulously colorful, this makes your card what cheers you up.

  4. What a cute, happy card! Thank you for playing along with the Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge!!

  5. Fabulous card, such an adorable image and I love the inked, embossing background. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
    Liz xx

  6. Just perfect for the Challenge!
    Great project!
    We are so happy that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
    Stay safe and well.
    Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

  7. Very pretty card! Thank you for sharing with us at My besties international Challenge Blog
    Raelma =)

  8. Very cute, love the background! Thanks for joining Colour Crazy Challenges, good luck! Dawn Colour Crazy DT!



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