Sunday, May 15, 2022


 Hello friends!  Welcome back to my blog!  Today is the start of a new challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, where the sponsor is:

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Prize:  2 Images

I have used the lovely Taking Flight image for my DT card:

I had it in mind to make a pretty simple card with this image, and I thought that the Spellbinders small die of the month for February 2022 would make a nice frame around it.  I used the Silhouette design software to size the image to fit inside the oval shape of the dies, and then printed and die cut it out.  I used mostly Copic markers for my coloring:  G05, G14, and G28 for the stems and leaves, Y02 and Y08 for the flower centers, and BG13, BG15, and BG18 for the butterfly.  To add some shading to the flower petals, I used Prismacolor markers in Cool Gray 10% and 20%.  I have a lot of left-over DMC thread from my cross-stitching days, so I did a search and came up with a pretty blue green to match the butterfly. I used 2 strands for the stitching.  I also searched through my cardstock for this pretty blue green color that comes from the Cool Water 8.5x11 paper pack by Recollections.  It reads bluer in the pics than it is in real life, but I had a heck of a time getting decent pics of this card! ๐Ÿ˜’ The hello sentiment was also cut from this cardstock 6 times to really give it presence on the card.  It comes from the Hello Hobby die set I picked up at Walmart, and it really is a pretty font!
To assemble the card, I die cut the green panel with the largest die in the Spellbinders A2 card creator set A, and adhered it flat to the A2 sized card base made from Accent Opaque white 110 lb. cardstock.  I added foam adhesive squares to the back of the stitched panel and added liquid glue to each foam piece before placing it on the blue green panel.  I fiddled around a bit on where I should place the hello, and finally settled on it's current spot.  I angled it up to the right a bit so as not to cover up any of the stitched flowers.  I added clear Wink of Stella to the darkest areas of the butterfly, the flower centers, down the middle of the petals, and the hello word.  That wasn't enough sparkle for me, so I adhered a clear gem to the center of each of the stitched flowers as well.  And that's it!


Crafty Calendar:  ATG (2/3)
Love to Craft #68:  ATG (5/8)
Mix it Up #59:  ATG (5/8)
We Love Stamping:  For a Lady/Girl (3/3)
SheepSki Designs #62:  For the Girlz (2/3)
Stamping Sensations:  ATG W/option of Floral or Fauna (3/3)
Colour Crazy #19:  ATG w/coloring
Crafty Catz #595:  ATG (2/3)
Crafty Animals #61:  ATG w/animals
Critter Crazy #62:  ATG featuring a critter (3/5)
Unicorn Challenge #76:  Add Pearls/Bling

I thank you so much for stopping by today!  You have 2 weeks to join in on the new Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge , so get on over there and show us your stuff!  It's always so fun to see what everyone creates.  Until next time,

๐Ÿ’— Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless! ๐Ÿ’—

~ Marie


  1. What patience you have to stitch around the edge of the die, it is gorgeous work. Love the butterfly also, a gorgeous card Marie.

  2. Your card is absolutely beautiful thanks for sharing!!!

  3. Beautiful card, so delicate and feminine. Love your stitching around the edge, how many patience you have had!
    Thanks so much for joining us at We Love Stamping!

  4. So pretty! The delicate oval die cut is a great background for the lovely flowers. Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create's May, "Anything Goes with a Twist/Mother's Day" Challenge.

  5. I'm stopping by from the Crafty Catz blog after linking up my own creation. This is so pretty!! I LOVE the teal color and the stitching on that beautiful die cut is fabulous!!

  6. A lovely fresh Daisy image and pretty card, many thanks for sharing and joining in with our May theme at We Love Stamping challenge.

    B x

  7. This is lovely. The die you've chosen is so pretty and frames the image so well.
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  8. Hello Marie, oh wow this is so pretty - and so much work has gone into it - stunning! Wonderful colour choices and your colouring is just lovely.

    Thanks for joining in with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge, hope to see you again.
    DT - Crafty Calendar

  9. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us over at We Love Stamping.

  10. Marie your card is fabulous. Love your coloring. Thank you for sharing over at Penny's Challenge. Best of luck, DT~Jana Forrest

  11. A very lovely card.
    Thank you for taking part in the Mirtillamente challenge!
    Good luck and I hope to see you again.
    Alena DT Mirtillamente

  12. A lovely card, the image looks lovely framed in that pretty die cut.
    Thanks for sharing at Stamping Sensations, Avril

  13. A really pretty card - thanks for sharing your creativity with us at The Colour Crazy Challenge - Vic, DT x

  14. Really pretty. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Classic Design Challenge Janet DT



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