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February 17, 2010

Creative Belli - Butterflies & Dragonflies

Happy Wednesday! Welcome to our newest Creative Belli Challenge! The theme for the next two weeks is Butterflies & Dragonflies!

Stamps: QKR Stampede (bouquet), DRS sentiment
Papers: SU!cs, K&Co DP
Ink: Stazon, SU! marker
Other: MS butterfly punch, sheer ribbon,
embossing powder

Our fabulous sponsor is QKR Stampede (they also own Eureka Stamps and Biblical Impressions)! They are awarding $30 worth of stamps for our prize! Too cool!!! And boy, do they have some gorgeous stamps!!!

I used my very favorite techniques, distressing & faux stitching!

I hope you'll play along with us, simply create a project with butterflies or dragonsflies to celebrate spring over the next TWO weeks! Then pop over to the Belli Challenge blog and link up your creation! If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword: CBC85 We can't wait to see what you have to show us!!

Please checkout what the Belli girls have done this week...

And our guest designer for this challenge is Jessica Stockmeyer, so talented!!!

Here are the challenges..

Creative Belli Challenge~butterflies/dragonflies.
Crafty Angels~flowers.
Crazy Amigo~stitches.
Timeless Tue. Chall~favorites....colors/technique/butterflies
The Pink Elephant~ribbon.
Sophisticats~stitching.
Little Paper Shop~distressing.
Loonie Stampers~punch, DP, ribbon, stitching.
Incy Wincy Designs~punches
Humble Pie~dies.



Praying peace, joy and much love over you today!
Blessings!!!




49 comments:

Crystal said...

Good Morning Maria....WOW I LOVE this, its soooo beautiful and the blue and brown is fantastic!! Your stitching is sooooo fabulous!!!

Liz Williams said...

I just love this sentiment and your butterflies look gorgeous on this beautiful floral image. Fabulously created.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so so pretty.

jdmommy said...

What a pretty card, MAria! I love the image stamped in one color, and the tag look on that beatuiful bg!! Lovely job!!

chercroppin said...

Wow Maria, it's really beautiful girl! LOVE the colors, and that image is perfect with that fabby ribbon! : )

Debbie said...

Maria - This is fab. Love the colors and your sewing around the edges.

Silke Ledlow said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I love how you used this flower image!!! Hugs ~S~

Elena said...

Simply amazing! I love all of the distressing and your faux stitching looks like real!
Hope you have a wonderful day today, Maria! :)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow maria! i can't believe that's not real stitching! great job and beautiful card!

hugs ♥

Jenny said...

Hi, I saw you on Melisa's blog and came to visit. This is a beautiful card. Can you tell me what "faux stitching" is?

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Maria.

Hugs Riet.xx

Dawn Edwards said...

What an adorable card Maria. I love the flow of all the elements. Thanks for sharing.

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh now I want that stamp! TOTALLY GORGEOUS Maria! Love it! TFS!

Amy Johnson said...

This is gorgeous! Love the color combo, the quote, the layout, and the butterflies scattered about.

Marlene said...

You always have such wonderful creations....they're a great inspiration!

Rose said...

maria this is stunning! you always inspire me :)

Joan said...

Maria this card is wonderful. I'm going to have to get that saying!!!! I have a dear Christian friend who teaches Grade 3 Science and butterfly life cycles each year. This would be perfect for her! Hugs, Joan

Allison said...

Gorgeous! Did you enter this in the LPS challenge? You could win a stamp set!

Shelly Koskinen said...

This card is GORGEOUS!!!!!

Shelly Koskinen said...

This card is GORGEOUS!!!!!

Deb Neerman said...

Gorgeous, Maria!! LOVE the layout, the color combination, and that fab image ... total perfection!

LOL, I caught that 'addiction' from YOU!!!

Have a great day, Sweetie!!

Heather the MooseLover said...

Very pretty card- I love the sepia tones and the turquoise background just to brighten things up!

Sparkle said...

Such a gorgeous card!

Holly said...

Maria, this is sooo pretty! I love that quotation, and you have captured it's meaning perfectly with this card.

Joan Ervin said...

Soooo pretty, Maria...I love how you stamped the flowers in the brown tones and the sentiment is beaufiul!!!! Gorgeous design!!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Ok, I'm back from FSS. I have to have those florals! I loved the teacup pansy!! Can't wait til payday ... sorry I got off track. Girl this is GORGEOUS! I don't know why I'm so attracted to brown distressed stuff, but I am. All my stamping buddies here locally go for the bright colors and I just love something with brown on it. This image is gorgeous, like I need another floral image, did I mention I already have a 2 1/2" binder full of florals. Thanks for the inspiration!

Nilla said...

Beautiful, Maria! Love it! Hugs Nilla

Cheryl said...

wow this is gorjus hun love that image bless you for jioning us over at incy this week hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Fern said...

Hi Maria! I would never have thought to use this image like this, but it's absolutely gorgeous!! I love the brown and blue.

Joy said...

Hi there Maria :) This is just a wonderful card! I love it! Well done :)

Hugs,
Joy

Scrap by RĂ´ said...

Beautiful card. Love the butterflies and the colors.
Hugs
Rosana

Holly said...

Beautiful card, Maria! LOVE the colors and the distressing and that sentiment.

Tam said...

So cute.


Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs.

Tami

Tina said...

wow girl, this is amazing. I love the brown ink it makes for a rustic card. Love it and thanks for the heads up on the Belli challenge. Just went over and linked up my card.

Have a fabulous night.

xo
tina

Allison said...

love this- they are just my colours- so pretty
AllisonX

gina g said...

Gorgeous card love the image and the colour and stitching are fab. Thanks for joining the Sophisti-cats Challenge this week. luv gina xx

Moshie said...

Very pretty card. Very nice stitching also!!! Beautifully done! Thanks for joining the Sophisti-cats Challenge this week.
hugs, Diana

Nikki said...

Beautiful card love the colors
Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki

Ceal said...

Maria, love the sentiment , love the colors, love the distressing, love this card! TFS. It also qualifies for the Tuesday throwdown as well. you can find a link on my blog

Heather said...

the brown and blue combo is just stunning, as is image and distressing. WOW!!! i love this card!!!

Avril Ann said...

Another fab creation, Maria, many thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week, Hugs Avril xxx

maxine said...

A beautiful card Maria, I hope you have a lovely weekend take care maxine x

Dee Jackson said...

This is beautiful! I really like the layout. Thank you for playing FTTC54 this week.

Tasha said...

Really lovely card. The blue and brown go so well together.
Thanks for joining us at Sophisti-cats
Hugs
Tasha
xxxxxx

Aino said...

Beautiful work.

LORi said...

WOW...Maria...this is fantastic! So happy you shared with The Pink Elephant this week!!

HUGS - LORi

The Pink Elephant Blog

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful card, Maria!! Love the yummy color combo!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at The Pink Elephant!!
Sheri-TPE DT

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous, Maria! Love the vintage feel and distressing! Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing FTTC!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Beautiful card, Maria - love that image, the sentiment and the butterfly punches! A perfect combination!