Tuesday, February 4, 2014

ATSM Challenge #81 - Anything Goes

Hello friends, hope this post finds each and every one of you healthy,  happy and in a good crafty space :o)  I am so excited to see that I have two new followers - yahoo! Welcome and thanks for adding my little blog.  Since this is my anniversary month (3 years) I'm planning to offer some blog candy for the first time.  So stay tuned as it will be announced soon (I'm so excited to share it with you!).

Our challenge for you this week at Addicted to Stamps and More! ATSM#81 is the ever popular ANYTHING GOES.  Dawn from LilyPink Scraps is our very special guest designer this week  - Welcome Dawn!  Please go visit her and say "hi".

Our wonderful sponsor for this week is....
My DT card this week uses one of our sponsors images called Little Bear Spring Bonnet  and it is just too cute for words - take a look please:
I haven't made a shabby chic/vintage style card in a while so I thought it would be fun to do so with this image.  I paper pieced her dress and hat.  Important lesson to remember when you are coloring with alcohol markers - color first then paper piece.  The DP I used is much more porous than the cardstock and I got a few areas of bleed over ink that I wasn't expecting.  Mistakes are sometimes part of the crafty process - right?  So I thought I'd pass that little tidbit of info on to you (I'll bet most of you knew that already didn't ya?).   The finished card is 5 1/2" square and will still fit nicely into a 6" envelope even with the lace peeping over the edge. I had a lot of fun with the distressing process on this card - I think that's why I like this style. 
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today, I hope you enjoyed this card! I'd encourage you to pop on over to the challenge blog and see what the rest of the DT ladies have made for your inspiration (just click here to get there). While you're at it, leave them a little love too - we LOVE to hear from you. :o)  Hope you will decide to play along this week with us - remember Anything Goes!
I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Divas by Design - Vintage with Lace
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #179 (4CCC179) - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays #192 - Birthday cards for a Special Woman, Using Pastel colors   
Til next time dear friends and followers...hugs and happy crafting! D


  1. Oh this is just so sweet. I love the delicate lace ribbon and the sweet little pearl necklace - it's just a fab card!

  2. This is adorable :) we keep learning all the time, thank you for sharing though !!

  3. wow! that lace is amazing! What a great card for you niece. 3rd year Anniversary - woo hooo! congratulations xx

  4. Beautiful lace! I have actually never thought about the order of coloring and paper piecing, I think I've just colored the images first so they wouldn't look so "naked"! :) Thank you for the tip and have a great week!

  5. The pearls....gorgeous and all that lace, just lovely. I admire your ability to be able to put all this together and make such a wonderful card. Thanks for the little tip also, especially as next week it is MYM x

  6. Hi Danielle, super cute! I love that pretty lace and the pearls on your cute bear. xx

  7. Paper Piecing Masterpiece!!! So cute :)

  8. adorable and i love the lace :) So glad you joined us on Sentimental Sundays this week. :)

  9. Totally fabulous D. Love all of the pieces and layers.
    Hugs, Flo xx

  10. Hi Danielle. Love your lacy cute card. The little bear is just adorable and your paper piecing looks fine to me, actually I was still admiring it whilst reading your advice. I hadn't noticed. :-) Have a great weekend! hugs Monika xxx

  11. What a cute card! Love the image!
    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!


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