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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Let the Challenges Begin!!

I am finally working on challenges again!  I was out of town for 3 days, brought my granddaughter back with me and she stayed a week at the same time I was taking a
class from Jessica Sprague.  Left me no time or energy to work on cards!!  So my card today
starts with a base of CTMH Sunflower cs, used a Cuttlebug Divine Swirls embossing folder on it. Used a 1.25" McGill circle punch on CTMH Birthday Bash dp and used a circle cutter from Creative Memories to cut the other circles at around 2" also on the Birthday Bash paper. Cut a 1.5" strip from Colorbok Paper Pack in green.  Used the Martha Stewart Doily Punch on both sides of the strip to make my ribbon.  I used CTMH Simple Stitches acrylic stamp set with CTMH Evergreen embossing powder and Super Emboss Stamp Pad from Personal Stamp Exchange to make my faux stitching on my ribbon. Next I stamped a butterfly from CTMH Bold Butterflies wood mounted stamp set with Kaleidacolor Pastel stamp pad, and finally used embellies from Bead Design gemstones. I made my button out of the 1.25 circle, punched two holes in it and threaded CTMH Sunflower and Holiday Red Ribbon through it.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

        Annabelle Stamps Blog - sketch
        Cooking it up with Katie - sketch from another blog, add yellow and real or faux stitching
        Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge - scallops and embellies      
        Crafty Creations Challenges - make your own button
        Craft Your Passion - real or faux stitching
        Flutterby Wednesdays - have a butterfly, fairy or angel on card
        Incy Wincy Designs - use punches


  1. What a fabulous card,love the embossing.Thanks for sharing this with us at Cooking it up with Katie and Incy Wincy this

  2. What a nice, bright card! Thanks for playing with us at Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge! Hope you play next week too! Hugs, Val

  3. stunning card i love the bright colours they look great.Thankyou for joining us at CSSC this week and goodluck xx

  4. Pretty card! I love how you added the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

  5. Such a great card! Love the butterfly! thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  6. Very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

  7. Such a pretty card, Stephenie! I love all the circles and bling around your butterfly. :) Thanks for joining us at Flutterby Wednesday this week!

  8. I love that embossing on the base ad the butterfly is lovely. It's a beautiful card.
    Thanks for joining us at Cooking It Up With Kate.

  9. Great card, thanks for joining us at Cowgirl UP!

  10. Beautiful card, love the bright fresh colours! The embossing is fab!
    Thanks for joining us at Cowgirl's Sunday Stampen Challenge and good luck!
    Claire xx

  11. Very pretty and delicate looking card! Love the B-Fly and ayour colors are great!
    Thank you for joining us for "COWGIRL’S SUNDAY STAMP CHALLENGE"! I look forward to seeing more of your SUPER FABULOUS crafty works in the future!
    Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

  12. such a fab card! So many pretty details to admire! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

  13. Fab card.. love the layout and colours..Thanks for playing along with the cowgirls this week xx

  14. So glad you've managed to get some time for yourself again:D Thank you for choosing Cowgirls Sunday Challenge to get back in the swing of things withXXX

  15. Just love all the colours - so apt with the butterfly being the focal point of your card.The gems add the perfect finishing touch.Thanks for joining Craft Your Passion.
    Lisa x

  16. Hello Stephanie - I am loving this butterfly with the D'Vine Swirls Embossing Folder - it goves such fabulous movement! Love it! Your colours are great too! Thanks for playing along at Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda CSSC Guest Designer

  17. This is beautiful! What a lovely project.
    Thanks for cooking it up with Katie this week!

  18. Gorgeous card, especially love the two tone butterfly, thank you for joining us at Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge, have a great weekend, take careX:)

  19. Another fabulous entry Stephenie! Loving all the embellishments you've used! Thanks for joining us at Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge. Good luck. Hugs, Ang x

  20. This is beautiful! Lovely colours together, and very pretty sparkle!
    Thanks for playing along with us this week at AnnaBelle Stamps :)

  21. Very pretty card!! I love the butterfly! thanks for playing along!

  22. Cute card! Love the unusual color scheme! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week,

  23. gorgeous card!! Thank you for joining us on the craft your passion challenge. Good luck!

  24. What a wonderful card! I adore the butterfly. He's so beautiful. Glad you had fun with your granddaughter! Thanks for playing with us this week at CIUWK. :)

  25. What a STUNNER, Stephenie!
    LOVE your colours! Your butterfly is just lovely as is everything on your card!
    Great take on the sketch!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

    Have a great week!
    Take care,
    Kylie X

  26. Cute card - loving that butterfly hun x
    Thanks for joining us this week at Cooking it up with Katie x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xx

  27. Oh yes, stunning card! Thanks so much for playing along with Annabelle Stamps Sketch Challenge and good luck!

  28. What a fun card, very elegant, thanks for joining us Cooking it up with Katie!

  29. What a great colour scheme your project really POPS! Thanks for cooking it up with Katie this week