Monday, August 5, 2019

Dragonfly Smiles

Hello friends, welcome and thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have had a lovely weekend!  It goes by so fast - faster than any other days of the week don't you think!? Or is it just me?! LOL!

I have used a free gift from a magazine for focal point on this card - such a pretty dragonfly and it comes with a co-ordinating die! I have stamped the image using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black coloured the image using Chameleon Pens and added some shimmer onto the wings using liquid glitter.

Next it has been layered onto to a layered circle using Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles SM Etched Dies  and a die from the Shapeabilities Woodland Wreath Etched DiesThe inside of the Die has been sponged using Imagine Memento Ink in Teal Zeal.  The dragonflies wings have been popped up using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares and Want2Scrap Baby Bling Turquoise Rhinestones have been added around the Wreath.  The smile sentiment is from Kaisercraft and the sentiment is computer generated.

The layered circle has been popped up onto a card front using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares. The  card front has been created using patterned paper from my stash - Authentique Papers I believe and embossed using an older Spellbinders Embossing Folder.  This has been sponged using Imagine Memento Ink in Teal Zeal.  The card front has been adhered to a slightly larger pre-cut White card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Use Your Create or Decorate a Container
Crafting By design  - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
My Besties Spanish Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Things with Wings
Simply Create Too Challenge - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge Week - Anything Goes
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Just Us Girls - Summer
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Artistic Stampers Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + optional distress it

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. What a stunning card Linda - love your background, and I recognised the embossing folder ;). that dragonfly is exquisite, and I love the depth pf colour and sheen you have achieved on the wings.
    Thanks for joining us at Word Art Wednesday this week
    DT WAW

  2. That's gorgeous, Linda! Beautiful, iridescent shimmer on the dragonfly's wings, and a lovely embossed background too. Thank you for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.


  3. A wonderful card, stunning background. Thank you for sharing at 613 Avenue Create x

  4. Wonderful embossing and colors on the dragonfly. Thanks for joining in the Catch the Bug Anything Goes Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

  5. Really beautiful card Linda - I love the dragonfly and how you got the iridescence - and you reminded me I have a never been used dragonfly die here!


    Di xx

  6. Lovely card Linda. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Wendy DT for http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

  7. Such a pretty card with gorgeous textures.Thanks so much for joining in with our August Texture challenge over at Country View xx.

  8. Love all the texture. Thank you for joining in the QKR Stampede challenge.

  9. What a beautiful card! Love that dragonfly and your design is gorgeous!

  10. Such a beautiful dragonfly Linda. Lovely layout and background. I bet you are looking forward to 'summer' down your way. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Us Girls this week.

  11. This is beautiful, Linda. That dragonfly and the design of you card are wonderful. Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at Catch the Bug Challenges. Julie O, Bugaboo DT member

  12. A really lovely creation and great colour palette, perfect for our 'Things with Wings' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x

  13. Such a beautiful card, I love that dragonfly and the shimmer wings.
    Thank you for joining us at My Besties Spanish Challenge blog
    Margo DT

  14. Gorgeous card and love the beautiful Dragonfly.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  15. Beautiful card! I love the colors and textures you chose! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Bugaboo DT

  16. Stunning card Linda. Love the papers and sentiment and your dragonfly is stunning! Thanks for sharing with our at My Besties Spanish Challenge and hope to see you again soon - Patsy DT

  17. This card is gorgeous! I love dragonflies, it seems like we have a lot around this year! Thank you so much for joining us at International Art & Soul.

    P.S. I am having a giveaway on my blog, come join the fun! https://chrissandlou.blogspot.com/2019/08/prize-giveaways-for-scrappin-with.html

  18. Wonderful project - Thank you for joining in with my challenge over at Country View Crafts.

  19. This has come together beautifully! Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious. Good luck and we all hope to see you and your wonderful creations again! Jackie DT member.

  20. Lovely card ! Thank you so much for joining the 'Texture' challenge over at Country View Challenges. Corrie x

  21. Beautiful card Linda! Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Gale DT for

  22. Your work is very beautifull, I love it. Thank you so much for participate to My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog (http://mybestiesspanishchallengeblog.blogspot.com/)

  23. Hola! Hermosa tarjeta y diseño !
    Gracias por acompañarnos en nuestros retos en
    My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog.
    Que tengas una semana muy bendecida.
    Lidia R. Dt Coordinator
    Dt at https://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/

  24. Beautiful creation Linda! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  25. Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  26. Wonderful :) Thank you for joining us over at Brown Sugar Challenge :) Ines DT


  27. This is an absolutely beautiful card. I love your color choices. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simply Create Too.

  28. What a cool card; love all the different patterns and texture! Thank you for joining the Crafter’s Castle’s August Challenge! –Tasha ☺

  29. This is just BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you'll join our newest challenge! Can't wait to see what you create!
    Hugs & Happy Days!


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