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Thursday, June 19, 2014

First Card as part of the Creative Knockouts Design Team!

Hi Everyone,

I am super excited to announce that I have been chosen to be a part of the AWESOME Creative Knockouts Design Team. This week's sponsor is Stamping Chef who has amazing digital images that are fun and quirky. I had a blast coloring this image called "Fairy Nuff" during my recent scrapbook retreat at the Scrappin Cabins in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. The challenge over at the Creative Knockouts blog this week is "Embossing". So I embossed the beautiful butterfly here then added white shimmer paint over it using a dauber to create a pretty effect.

When I was preparing for the retreat I decided to go through my scraps that had been piling up in my craft room and put together "card kits" with coordinating scraps. Then I just brought card stocks to match. That is how this card came to be.

Card Recipe:
Scrap Paper
Floral Brad from stash
Prima Flowers
SU! Chalk Talk Stamp set for sentiment
SU! Large Oval Punch
Spellbinders Dies
SU! Corner rounder
Cuttle Bug Embossing folder
Copic Markers in following colors:
E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20, RV13, RV14, RV17, G21, G24, YG67, Y32, Y38, E35, E37, E39

Thank you for stopping by and visiting please feel free to leave me a message. I love reading them!

This card is being entered into the following challenges:


  1. You can color that is for sure. I really like the flowers. Congratulations. We appreciate that you have taken time to share with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson

    1. Awe! (Big smiles)
      Carol I think that is the nicest comment I have ever gotten. Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you will consider being a follower of mine :-) Have an awesome day! Melanie

  2. Congrats on your new posting in the DT it's gorgeous, Love the colour combo too...have joined up to follow your inspirational blog. Feel free to join mine and into my awesome candy which is sponsored by three lovely ladies who draw their own images....I closed Memories to Keep due to a hacker into my google account...hope to see you there...♥aNNie
    The Journey is the Start

  3. Stunning! Thanks for joining at Scrapper's Delights: Anything Goes/Get Sentimental

  4. wow great card!!!! Many thanks for joining the Rhedd and Rosie’s challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  5. Gorgeous card for our challenge at DS4J, flowers...hope to see you next challenge..aNNie
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}

  6. Melanie so sweet and beautiful card.
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


  7. Lovely project - thank you for sharing it with us at Southern Girls Challenge

  8. Fabulous image and embellies!! The colors are gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!
    Drea DT Host Inpsirational #125

  9. Welcome to the CK DT Melanie. This is such a great group. Love your beautiful image and fabulous coloring.The colors are so beautiful. Maggie, DT Teamie

  10. Gorgeous card, love the colours, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

  11. Beautiful card - I love your colors, thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls xx

  12. Gorgeous card Melanie! I love the image and your coloring is fabulous! The embellishments are wonderful too.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Digi Stamps 4 Joy. I am your newest follower and would love to have you follow my blog also.

    Please join me in my celebration and a chance to win FREE candy on my blog.

    Hope to see you again for the next challenge. Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Gloria DT


  13. Very pretty! Love all of the bright colors! Thanks for joining us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!

  14. Such a gorgeous image! Love the design too! Thank you for playing along at Rhedd and Rosie’s. Sammy-x

  15. FABULOUS!!! Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy for our Flowers, Flowers, Flowers" challenge.

  16. You've created a very pretty fairy. I love the color of her wings.

  17. Such a cutey card. Thanks for joining us at Scrappers Delight challenge this time. Gill DT

  18. This is just so beautifully designed and coloured. Love the vibrant colours.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  19. Love the way you have matched the colors of your flowers and butterfly to the image...a super gorgeous creation . And Thank you so much for your encouraging comment on my Swinging Card tutorial