Friday, September 7, 2018

Guest Designer at Cropstop

Hello, everyone!  This is a scheduled post.  As I mentioned in my previous blog post, my husband is going through a health crisis so I have not had time to be online.  Thank you to everyone who has been praying for his recovery - your prayers are appreciated.

I'm happy to be sharing a card today as a Guest Designer for Cropstop!  Thank you to Esther for inviting me!  Each month there is a Cropstop Link Party with a wonderful prize from Cropstop - I hope you'll check it out and join in the fun!  For my project, I decided to make a quick and easy anniversary card featuring butterflies.


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This quick and easy card worked out well for me considering my husband's health, which has left me with little time for crafting at the moment.  I started by die-cutting the Oriel Butterfly from patterned paper, the Lunette Butterfly from white cardstock, and then the Butterfly Buttons from teal cardstock.  I adhered the butterflies together, Lunette onto Oriel and Button onto Lunette.  I embossed a white cardstock panel and stamped the sentiment (I recommend stamping the sentiment before embossing, but I had no problem stamping on the embossed cardstock).  I layered the embossed panel onto teal cardstock and then onto patterned paper.  I finished off the cardfront by adhering the layered butterflies and embellishing with a number of sequins.  Lastly, the cardfront was adhered to a top-folding white A2 card base.

Thank you to Esther at Cropstop for having me as your Guest Designer!  It was fun to spend some time in my craftroom!


I would like to support the following challenges: Butterfly Challenge Spin the Butterfly Wheel with the Letter E (I went with E for Embossing Folder) 1/3; Cardz TV AG 1/3; Crafts Galore Encore September AG 1/3; Crafty Catz AG Optional Butterfly 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper September UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Pastel Colours UE; Creative Inspirations AG 1/3; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; DL.ART September Linky UE 1/d; If You Give a Crafter a Cookie 4th Anniversary AG 1/5; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 1/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 1/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 1/3; Poppystamps PSC48 AG 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday Stamp it On (the sentiment is stamped) 1/5; The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions DCC95 ~ Anniversary; The Outlawz Festive Friday FF090718 Anniversary 1/3; Through the Craftroom Door AG 1/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk2 1/5
09-18 copy

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

49 comments:

Esther Asbury said...

Kitty, I'm so happy you were able to guest design for the Cropstop blog today! I LOVE this elegant butterfly card you created -- fabulous design and colors!!

sandie said...

I hope your husband is recovering well and send my prayers.
Congrats on the GD and this beautiful card. Such wonderful texture and sombery elegant x

Andrea W said...

Those butterflies are beautiful. A lovely anniversary card! Praying your hubby is continuing to improve!

terrie said...

Such a lovely card Kitty especially the color...love it I might have to case it...
I too hope your husband is getting better...your both in my thoughts and prayers...
Thanks for posting your lovely card.

KraftyKoolKat said...

So sorry to hear about your husband's health Kitty, I pray he will be better soon. Congrats on your Guest Design slot & this is a really gorgeous card.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Kitty. I hope that your husband's health gets better soon.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Janette said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Mrs A. said...

How pretty and crisp your card looks in the teal and white. Thankyou for finding the time whilst looking after your hubby to come and spin the butterfly wheel with me. Hugs Mrs A.

DIANA L. said...

This is so sweet. I love the design and your butterflies
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes SEPTEMBER 2018 Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day

DL.ART
DIANA L.

karin said...

I'm sorry to hear that your husband is suffering with his health, I wish you all the best and hope he will recover soon.
Kitty, you have made a wonderful card, but I am sorry to say that I cannot recognise the sketch in it. Maybe you can make another card with our sketch. You have time till the end of September to send in a new creation.
Karin DT Carlin's Kaartenparadijs.

Lisa said...

I hope your husband is doing better. Keeping your family in my prayers. Your card is stunning!! The embossing looks amazing and I love the gorgeous butterflies!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

scrAPpamondo said...

Hi dear Kitty, hope that your hubby's health is going better, now... I wish him a speedy recovery!! Prayers for you both!
I'm glad to know that you are GD at Crop to Stop with this AWESOME card!!! Such amazing inspiration! It's so delicate and feminine, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!Pinned immediately! https://www.pinterest.it/pin/534802524498597251/
Those diecut butterflies are the most beautiful I have seen, the light blue paper with dots and the turquoise cute buttons on the top matc so well toghether the intricate white!!! They are other must have for me LOL :D
Sending love and blessings on your way!That embossed background is just the perfection to compliment the butterflies and the sequins add to them a lovely bit of shining! All the design is amazing! Very well done, this card is so elegant and sweet!
Hope to have early good notices from you!
Sending love and prayers on your way
BIG HUGS

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card is so beautiful with the pretty butterflies and wonderful colors. I am so sorry your husband is still ill and I hope that he will be feeling better soon. And, don't worry about commenting or posting. Family is more important.

Debi said...

Lovely Card! I am keeping you and Brian in my prayers! Hugs, Debi

cotnob said...

This is so pretty, a fabulous design -such an elegant card.
I hope your husband is making progress.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Donna said...

So stunning and elegant, great design and like the soft colors. Glad you shared with us at The House That Stamps Built. Continuing to keep you and Brian in my prayers. Hugs, Donna

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty, your card is gorgeous. Love the butterflies. I have been making comments so quickly because I am so far behind now because of work that I didn't even catch your statement and I feel horrible. I will say extra prayers and wish the both of you the best.

Janis said...

Congratulations on being the Guest Designer at CS!! Such a beautiful card, Kitty! I just love the fresh and pretty colors. The butterflies are gorgeous with the patterned paper behind them. Love the embossed background, too. Fabulous work! Hugs to you and prayers for your hubby to be feeling much better soon!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Scrapper69 said...

Ooh, how Lovely!! Such a beautiful card! Totally love the colors and butterflies! Praying everything goes well for your Hubby... Big Hugs!

Theresa

Bunny said...

Beautiful card, Kitty. I'm praying for your entire family. Hugs to you. [Bunny]

Sue Crease said...

Oh this is very pretty. Love your embossing folder, I don't think I've come across that one before. I love butterflies myself so this is appealing to me. Thanks for sharing with us today over at LPCF

KandA said...

Congrats on your GD spot and your card is beautiful. Love the design with the fabulous butterflies and super embossed background.
Sending all my best wishes for your husband and hope he is well again soon xx

Gail said...

This is very beautiful and I love the layout - praying for hubby and for you as well - blessings my crafty friend - have a lovely week!

Fikreta said...

Im thinking on you and Brian.
take care both of you.
your card is so very pretty
hugs

Darcy Schroeder said...

So sorry to learn of your husband's health issue. I will definitely be saying prayers for your husband's full recovery so he can get back to his normal self.
Your card is stunning! You put everything together just purrfectly! Thanks for putting your card in over at the Outlawz Festive Friday Challenge!
Hugs!
Darcy

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at If you give a Crafter a Cookie, good luck!!! Amy DT

Deanne Saunders said...

Firstly, hope your husband is feeling better. Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

kReN K said...

Beautiful! Sending hugs to you and your husband. Thanks for joining us at the PIP Challenge. kReN@afourthlife

Nadine Carlier said...

Stunning card! Sorry to hear about your husband, I hope he is doing better now.
Nadine - My Scrap n' Stuff

Aimeslee W. said...

Beautiful card and prayers for hubby's health and strength for you xoxo

Ine Creaine said...

This is so lovely, thank you for sharing with us over here at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge blog and best of luck with your entry.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)
http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

Annemi said...

Amazing CAS card. Love your butterflies and the embossed paper. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Regards,
Ann-Marie
TTCRD DT
Annemi {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door
ttcrd.blogspot.com

Sandra said...

Such a beautiful card, the butterflies are really pretty. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Michelle said...

Beautiful card! Love your color choice.

Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge! Hope to see you again soon :)

Heather said...

Beautiful!! Love those gorgeous butterflies!! So elegant. And the embossed background is perfect! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built and Jo's Scrap Shack.

Darnell said...

Congratulations on being Guest Designer, Kitty! Your card is spectacular!! Hugs, Darnell

Aunty Sue said...

Such a lovely card thanks for sharing at Crafty catz this week dont forget we have a gdt call if your interested.

Michelle said...

This is beautiful Kitty - love it - Michelle x

Donna Ellis said...

Congratulations, KT! Your amazing butterfly creation is beautiful and the perfect blissful creation for your GDT gig! Hugs, de

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Congrats on being a GDT for CropStop ! This is a beautifully finished card. Love the embossing and bling. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Jo's Fun Friday. AJ DT JSS

Paper Scissors Glitter said...

A beautiful butterfly card Kitty and lovely colours. Thanks for entering this month's challenge at Creative Inspirations and good luck, Jayne DT

La Papera Gialla said...

These butterflies are gorgeous! I love your card!
Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for September!
Monica - DT

Melanie said...

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

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

Esther Asbury said...

PS -- So happy you linked this up to the Anniversary challenge over on The House That Stamps Built!

Lori said...

Pretty butterflies! So lovely on the embossed background!

pam said...

Beautiful CAS card, love the colours.
Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamp challenge blog .
Pam x

Patti said...

This is my kind of BEAUTIFUL! Kitty I love the white and the embossing and the splash of color! Beautifully done friend : )

Patti

artful-notions said...

A lovely card, Kitty. Those sweet little Butterfly Buttons were used to perfection! Love and prayers to you and your husband, and so glad you could join us at Poppystamps!

Jeanne J. said...

Gorgeous design! I love how you layered the butterflies - it adds color and detail!