Friday, March 9, 2018

Thank You Card Using Ching-Chou Kuik Monarch Butterfly

Hello friends!  I can't believe all the heavy snow in the Northeast.  I feel so bad for all of you that live anywhere near that area.  It must be very cold and difficult to get around.  Please be careful out there or anywhere else that it is freezing with snow and ice.

I have been sick the past 10 days; but I am starting to feel better; and hopefully on the road to recovery.  It is hard for me to stay in bed or to sleep when I feel bad. My husband and others that I know sleep more and stay in bed when sick.  I try to do less and take a lot of breaks to read; but it is very difficult to be sick.  LOL!  

A friend of mine asked me to create a Thank you card for her in-laws; so I have been trying to create a few for her to choose from.  This was my favorite of the four that I created for her.  I will be presenting them to her next week for her to choose.  The pictures didn't show the true colors of the purples; but I did the best I could to get them as close as possible.  

I am using Ching-Chou Kuik "Monarch Butterfly"; which is a fairly new image.  It comes with another image in the set; and you can also purchase the colored version of each of them.  This is my first time to use my Zig Water based Markers; although I have had them for at least a year, I think.  LOL!  I decided to create an Easel card; which is one of my favorite cards.  The colors of the butterfly and flowers are a violet blue; so not the color shown there.  LOL!  Lavenders/Purples are the hardest to photograph of any colors I have found.

Front of Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Circles - Nellie Multi Frame Straight Round
Outside Circles - Gina Marie Designs Pleated Circle Die Set
Heart Punch - Martha Stewart border (front)
Outside Border of front - Joy Crafts
Border bottom inside - Spellbinders Lonely Hearts 

Image - Ching-Chou Kuik "Monarch Butterfly"
Paper - Maja Design Fika
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Colonial White, Pansy
Sentiment - CTMH Workshop Your Way "From The Bottom Of My Heart" G1150
Ribbon - Offray
Pearls - CTMH Bitty Opaques Z1707 (retired)

Zig Water Based Markers 
Butterfly - 083 Lilac, 803 English Lavender, 080 Violet
Flowers - 803 English Lavender, 080 Violet
Branches - 075 Brick Beige, 065 Mid Brown

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (2 of 8) (Sunday)
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (No limit)
Brown Sugar - Spring or Easter (2 of 2) (Saturday)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3) (Friday)
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes (No limit)
  DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day)  (Thursday)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes w/option (2 of 3) (Wednesday)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)  
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Girl Power (2 of 5)
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
 Crafty Sentiments Design - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Tuesday)
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes (No limit) (Monday)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (2 of 3) 
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes (2 of 3)
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date)
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes (2 of 3) 
Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge Blog - Spring/Easter (1 of 3)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit) 
 Eclectic Ellapu - Spring Is Coming (No limit)  
Love To Craft Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (2 of 5) 
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes (3 of 3)

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  1. Such a lovely pretty card you have shared with us today over at LPCF. Thank you.

  2. What an elegant card. I think your friend will be pleased. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Eclectic Ellapu, good luck in the challenge.

  3. Fabulous design and papers, lovely colours and the butterfly image is very beautiful. Thank you for entering our challenge at Creative Moments.

  4. This is very beautiful. Lovely colours and great design. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  5. Back again, and again, just so beautiful. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  6. Gorgeous!! I LOVE, Love, love those gorgeous die cuts along the sides of the card; they are so elegant! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

  7. thanks for playing at the polkadoodles challenge!

  8. This card is so pretty and feminine! Love the lacy dies and the purple tones.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Anything Goes challenge.

  9. Beautiful! I love the butterfly. Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

  10. Amazing card! Love all the elegant and fancy die cuts you used! Love the purples!
    Thank you for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ, best of luck! Nick

  11. wow !!! beautiful work :) i like your good idea ,Thanks for the inspiration!


  12. Gorgeous card Gloria! It's so elegant and pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  13. So delicate. Thanks for sharing with us at Eclectic Ellapu.

  14. This is so pretty Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

  15. Wow. love the details and colour combo! Great image.
    Thank you for joining Creative Moments! Hope to see you again.
    Hugs from Africa!

  16. So lovely. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for

  17. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu, good luck!!! Amy DT

  18. A GORGEOUS card, such pretty colours.

  19. gorgeous card ! Thank you so much for sharing your work with us at Creates and Makes
    WIshing you good luck to win beautiful digistamps !

  20. Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well Gloria.
    Such a beautiful card you have made here - your layout, colours and embellishments are just perfect x
    Thank-you for joining us at the Ching-Chou Kuik Monthly Blog Challenge and don't forget we also have a monthly challenge over on our Facebook Group

    Nicola, CCK DT (Amethyst Lily Designs)

  21. Gorgeous and beautiful card Gloria thank you for joining us over on this month's challenge 'Spring/Easter' over on
    Ching Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration Challenge Blog
    Sorry to hear you are not well hope you are feeling better soon take care
    Dianne xx
    DT for CCK

  22. You are such a good friend to create this! This is gorgeous, I cannot imagine anyone not loving it! Thanks for your entry to CraftyHazelnut’s Patterned Paper challenge! Hope to also see you at the April Challenge...
    ~~Heidi @ My Little Stamping Blog

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


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