Thursday, August 18, 2016

Celebrate Today

Hello friends - I have been busy trying to clean my desk - but it has become a matter of 'faux' cleaning - you know what that is don't you - where we start off with every good intention of cleaning, but then get distracted by what is on there and end up 'faux'cleaning' - cleaning by using up the things lying around - LOL - still cleaning though - right!! Wink:wink

I have used a leftover piece of patterned paper that was just too 'happy' to throw out - this has been paired with some handmade patterned card stock and cut/embossed using Spellbinders A2 Modern Stationery Card Creator Die. Co-ordinating patterned paper has been cut into strips and added - as shown above.

For the background paper I have stamped using images from Seth Apters Faded Fragments Stamp set and added some splatters and white paint.

The embossed image is from my stash and has been sponged using Imagine Radiant Neon Inks  and popped up onto the card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  The computer is computer generated and has also been popped up using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  

Quick and easy and leaves my desk just a little bit clear - but only just!!

This card is linked to:
Crafting By Designs - August Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge - The Die's The Thing
Paper Shelter Challenge - Birthday Wishes 
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Use Die-cuts
Oh La La Challenge - Three Embellishments (Die-cut, paint splatters, paper banner)
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes 
(Love To Scrap Challenge - Anything Goes
Retarte - Anything Goes 

Take care friends and Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

{{{Hugs}}} and happy creating


  1. Oh Linda love the vibrant colours on this delightful card

  2. I like the way you clean! I need to do some faux cleaning too. The shape of this card is so unique and eye catching! Love the colors too!

  3. I love this card. It's so unusual, and that focal butterfly is so pretty. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at the Mod Squad! Oh, and I'm glad to see that you clean the way I do!!!
    Judy - Mod Squad Challenge Host

  4. Wow! I love the bright colors! Thank you so much for joining us at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog for our weekly anything goes challenge. I look forward to seeing you again.
    Best of luck in the draw!
    IDCB Owner

  5. Great card!!! I love the shape and the colors. Very beautiful papers and design. Thank you so much for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Good luck!!! Patricia

  6. Thank you for joining us at OLLCB beautiful card.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  7. Beautiful card. Great butterfly coloring.
    Thanks for joining us at Retarte#83
    Maria Pilar (Retarte DT Coordinator)

  8. Bright and beautiful car, great design, fabulous colours love the butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments.

  9. Yep, if you've used something off your desk it is no longer there and therefore you've been cleaning. Love this, it is so bright and cheerful

  10. Lovely card Linda. Great design. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Addicts and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  11. Ooh, I really like this, what a great idea to split the papers with this die - definitely going to have to try. Great colors too, so happy and bright! Thanks so much for playing along at The Paper Shelter Birthday wishes challenge. Hugs:) Audrey DT

  12. Gorgeous project with an awesome design! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes!" challenge!
    Leslie, LTSCB DT
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  13. Wow this is fabolous. Love the details with the bright colours, layers and embossing. Thanks for playing at Lemon Shortbread and good luck. Hope to see you back later today for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member Lemon Shortbread xx


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