Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Just be You

Hello friends - thank you for stopping by!  I have not been posting as much over the last few days as it has been so busy in our household - re-doing (I cannot think of the right word at the moment) the main bedroom - so our little house is overflowing with things everywhere - but it will be worth it!  Not to mention that is was also my birthday on the 4th of March and I had a wonderful day with the family - I committed (to myself) to keep off the computer for the day - it is a lot harder to do than you realise LOL! Anyway - onto today's card....

My card has been created using a pre-loved stamp set that I purchased and have only just managed to use - such a pretty set and sentiment.  I have kept to monochrome, apart from the little touch of yellow on the butterfly.  I have used Imagine Memento Ink in Sky Blue and Dandelion.  I must mentioned here that I did stamp the image twice and hand cut the butterfly out of the second one, layering it onto the first butterfly

The sentiment has been cut/embossed using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One Etched Dies and the Platinum Die Cutting Machine and popped up onto the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.The card front has been created using some of my favourite leftover patterned papers - a little patchwork!  I have also used the Spellbinders Cabbage Roses Embossing Folders and lightly sanded it for some added texture.   

The 'Faux Stitching has been done by hand using a Paper Piercer and template, along with a blue pen. and the card embellished using a recycled button and some white Ric Rac.

This card is linked to tthe following challenges:
Allsorts - Ladies Only
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist:Reuse/Recycle
Fashionable Stamping One for the Girls
Catch The Bug Anything Goes
International Art & Soul  Emboss + Use a Die 
Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges Always Anything Goes
My Time to Craft - Monochromatic 
Catch The Bug Anything Goes
Card Mania - Embossing
Crafty Animals Challenge - Anything Goes using a creature
Creatalicious Challenges Anything Goes + Option: Girly
Die Cut Divas Monochrome
Dies R Us Challenge Use Pastel Colours

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 crafting


  1. Beautiful and lovely card Linda.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Challenge.
    Happy Women's Day;-))m

  2. What a great design Linda and loving the colors too!
    So nice to have you joining in at my Papercrafters Linky party this week! Thanks for linking up!

  3. Very pretty card, thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

  4. OH SO PRETTY Linda! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Pastels’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  5. A lovely card Linda, love the patchwork effect you created and it's a lovely sentiment.
    Thanks for sharing at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
    Avril x

  6. Lovely card with wonderful color and sweet butterfly! And, happy late birthday! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us for the challenge!

  7. Really beautiful with those gorgeous colours and design.
    Thank you for joining our 'Ladies only' challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  8. Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

  9. how gorgeous Linda. Love that sentiment and the butterfly is so pretty on it

  10. This is fabulous! So glad you linked up with us at CREATALICIOUS! Jackie dt xxx

  11. Such a pretty card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  12. Wonderful creation! Love the colors! So blessed you joined our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday and hope you join us again in our current Challenge. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word in Psalm 31:24 which says, "Be strong and take heart, all you hope in the Lord." So sorry for my late comment, just been so busy!

    JO ANN

  13. Lovely project. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  14. Thanks so much for playing Card Mania Challenge!

  15. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional girly” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Stempel-Magie)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…

  16. Beautiful card .Тhanks for joining our Card Mania challenge.


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