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Monday, March 24, 2014

Anything Goes at My Craft Spot!

Happy Monday, my dear friends! I hope everyone had a blessed weekend. :o)

A new challenge begins today at My Craft Spot! It's the popular Anything Goes, so link up whatever your crafty heart desires! :o)

For my project, I made a quick card for sweet 6-year-old Maddy, this month's recipient of the I Feel the Love Project. She is battling leukemia and we are crafting in her honor this month to deliver her an abundance of love and happiness. :o)

Intended as a birthday card by the cut file designer, I opted instead to make it an everyday card to encourage Maddy (and her parents) to celebrate each new day.
The base is a Daniela Angelova cupcake birthday card cut file from the Silhouette Online Store. The flowery detailing on the frosting was cut with a DCWV swirly patterned paper, while everything else is from Wild Rose Studio's Butterfly Glade. Each flower is centered with a rhinestone to put an extra twinkle in Maddy's heart.
Knowing this card would be simplistic, I chose my favorite of the butterfly papers from the collection for the wrapper. It is inked with Dusty Concord distress ink. Because I'm 100% addicted, I sporadically added sweet flutterbys from My Craft Spot's Jar Full of Flowers stamp set. (I know, I know! I need an intervention.) I colored them with Copics, fussy-cut them out, and coated them in Star Dust before layering them.

The sweet sentiment is from Kimberly's Tiny Tags 3 stamp set, cut out with the coordinating Tiny Tag Metal DiesSnow White crinkle ribbon is wrapped around the base, layered with a bow of Grape Fizz Trendy Twine. The candle flame is covered in gold Stickles for a sparkly glow.

A coordinating butterfly paper lines the interior, waiting to hug sweet Maddy when she opens it. :o)
See how she sparkles during her recent hospital stays... she is truly an inspiration.
Be sure to flutter on over to check out the marvelous projects from my teamies at My Craft Spot! I hope you'll join in the fun this week... I love visiting you! :o) Have a beautiful day!

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Birds of a Feather)
 *Crafty Catz~ Bling it Up
 *Crafty Ribbons~ Anything Goes with Ribbon
 *Created With Love~ Girly
 *Die Cuttin' Divas~ Snack Lovers
 *Divas by Design~ Flower Power
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ March Linky Party (Anything Goes)


  1. Oh my sweetness! What a beautiful card for a beautiful little girl! Love the pretty purples and all those amazing butterflies. I'm sure Maddy is going to love the sparkle and shine on this fabulous card ♥

  2. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely gorgeous!! What an awesome cupcake!! I love the pretty flowers and the beautiful butterflies fluttering about!! The gems in the center of the flowers look fabulous!! What a sweet and special card for Maddie and her parents to remember to celebrate each new day!! Love, love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Beautiful cupcake card for the recipient, little Maddie will chuckle when she receives this. The butterfly papers and flowers are just pretty as can be... love the purples and the pretty added butterflies and glittery flame....

  4. What a beautiful card and I love the shape. Judy x

  5. What a beautiful card everthing about it is stunning Karen loving the colour too! and Maddie really is an inspiration to us all she looks so happy in the photo .....take care x

  6. Beautiful card Karen. Love the flower topping!

  7. Hi Karen,
    Maddy will LOVE this !! I DO!!
    I just mesmerized with the beautiful butterflies. I want to learn how to make butterflies like that...LOVE!!
    But the Lovely butterfly pattern paper is Stunning!!! Perfect for the card. You ALWAYS do a fabulous job with the color purple...that is a challenge for
    Thank you for stopping by my blog these past couple of days..It is AWESOME just to read your beautiful words. especially the one about my Sewing Machine Shaped Card. I LOVED every word...
    Sorry to hear that you are not feeling well....
    I am sending you healing prayers with a HUGE hug, smiles and TONS of my love,

  8. WOW! This is stunning Karen. Your design is amazing. The flowery detailed frosting looks gorgeous and I just adore all those butterflies.
    The added sparkle gives that extra special touch. I am sure sweet Maddy is going to be so happy when she receives this.
    Take care, sending you hugs
    Sue xx

  9. This is so super cute and oh so yummy. BEAUTIFUL colors. Thanks for joining us at DCD this week and be sure to check back on Tuesday to see what our new challenge is!
    DCD Host & Sponsor Coordinator

  10. Thank you for sharing your design card with us at Diva's by Design. Love the beautiful flowers.
    A very beautiful and special little girl.
    Have a lovely week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  11. Hello sweetie, I hope you are feeling much better, well it goes to show that even sickness don't take away from you creating gorgeous projects, I love love love this card Karen... I love the butterflies on the very pretty flowers and the coordination butterfly paper for the basket, thank you for naming the ink you used, it is gorgeous and I have been looking for a color like that, I have to get a pen and write it down FOR SURE!!! I have to wonder how many cards you made for Maddie, you are so sweet to have a heart that reaches out to others the way you do, you even touch us in doing this, if I had to say which of my blogger friends have the most impact on me it would without a doubt be you, you are so beautiful my friend. Keep shining because that is what you do SHINE!!! Big Hugs

  12. Love the flowers on your card...thanks for joining us at Divas by Design!
    xxx Margreet

  13. Oh I love it! The cupcake shape is wonderful, all those beautiful flowers and fabulous papers. Gorgeous butterflies, signs of renewal, sure to make Maddy sparkle even more than she already does. TFS

  14. Wow! This is so, so pretty! The butterflies you colored are beautiful! I love the butterfly paper too! Maddy will surely love this and it will brighten her day! :)


  15. A beautiful sparkly card, love the butterflies, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz and Divas by Design this week, Jac x

  16. This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with Crafty Ribbons


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