Sunday, July 17, 2022


Hello friends, and welcome back to my blog!  I apologize for the lateness of today's post...I thought I had it done, only to realize I didn't finish it.  But here it is now, today is the start of a new Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, and we are being sponsored by:


Prize: 3 Images

We received the pretty Ellie image to work with, and here is my card:

I love that The Paper Shelter gives you a paper, and a colored version of the image included with the black and white image.  They make it so easy to create a pretty card when you may be short on time or lacking some mojo.  I have to admit, it does kinda feel like cheating for me to use these things. 😞 I used the Silhouette Design Studio program to size the elements, then printed and cut them out, and assembled my A2 sized card.  I used olive green cardstock as a matting layer behind the patterned paper, and I also used it for die cutting the sentiment, which comes from the Hello Hobby die set from Walmart.  I cut it 5 times and stacked them up for dimension.  To add some pizzazz to this simple card, I used the clear Wink of Stella brush pen to add shimmer to the sentiment and the mat layer, as well as to the spots on the mushroom, to the butterfly, and to Ellie's wings.  This picture may show that shimmer more:

I adhered the green mat layer and the patterned paper down flat, while popping the image up with foam tape. 

Love to Craft #69:  ATG (5/8)
Mix it Up #60:  ATG (5/8)
The Crafting Challenge:  A Taste of Summer (2/3)
The Cutie Pie Challenge #173:  Little Cuties (2/3)
Craft Rocket #94:  Summertime
Dream Valley #273:  All Occasions (3/3)
QKR Stampede #448:  ATG (2/3)

That's all from me today!  Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to head on over to the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends blog to enter the challenge, and to leave the DT some comment love while you're there!  We love seeing what you create! Until next time,

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

~ Marie 


  1. Don't feel sad for using the pre-coloured image. It isn't cheating. If I am using a digital image I always use the pre-coloured. It gives more time to spend on the rest of the creation. I love your 'Ellie' especially as my granddaughter is called Ellie.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  2. How adorable and a great card design. Thanks for entering The Paper Funday Challenge and best of luck in the draw!

  3. This is so pretty! The green elements work really well with the other colours. And yes the shimmer does show up when I clicked on the second photo,
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  4. So sweet and pretty with that adorable image, great layout and lovely design. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.

  5. A very pretty and cute card. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  6. This turned out so well, It's sooooo pretty!
    Happy to see this posted this to us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  7. This is extremely cute,

    Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

  8. My way of doing things, so it's NOT cheating to me and it's a beautiful card. Beautifully made. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at QKR Stampede Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT



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