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Sentimental Sundays – A Special Challenge

It’s time for the new Sentimental Sundays challenge and this week we have something very special for you. For our grown up crafters, we are challenging you to make a card or project for a special woman in your life. Don’t forget your sentiment! The challenge is being sponsored by both Deedee’s Digis and Raindrop Echo Designs. (More info on the special challenge after my card.)

With Mother’s day just a week away, I decided to make a card for mother in-law, who is a special woman in my life. I just found this whimsical dandelion digital image at Pink Petticoats and couldn’t wait to use it. I paired it with a sentiment from Raindrop Echo Designs.

We also have an additional, fun challenge for you this week. We'd like to see the kids get creative too! Gather your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, even a neighbor and get creative together! My daughter, Liz, has been wanting to learn how to use my Copic markers so we spent an evening together this week coloring. I think she really caught on to using them pretty quickly. She used “Cute Little Vase” from Moon Cookie Gallery, a new artist for Whimsy Stamps. Below is the book mark she made with the image she colored . Please stop by her blog ( to see a bigger image and to leave her some love.

Stop by the Sentimental Sundays blog to download the free sentiment set from Raindrop Echo Designs and link your project for a special lady (plus a sentiment) and your kids challenge project. You can see some additional DT and special (children) DT members there too. I can’t wait to see what you make!

Please stop back later today for my post for the Whimsy Stamps May Digi release blog hop.

Thank you for stopping by!


  • Stamps: Mother’s Day Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs on Whimsy Stamps, Dandelion Wisps by Pink Petticoat
  • Inks: None
  • Papers: Papertrey white CS, BasicGrey Marjolaine paper pad, Bazzill Basics Parakeet canvas texture CS
  • Tools: Sewing machine
  • Embellishments: Amelia White Crochet Lace, Queen & Co. white pearls, misc. white ribbon



    This is just gorgeous Cheryl! The simplicity of the image is so nice paired with that lovely paper!!! I LOVE the addition of the pearls.

    So great!!!

    Off to leave Lizzy some love!!
    Anita said…
    Your card is beautiful Cheryl. That image is just perfect for the dp and I love the little pearls you've added. OK, I'm off to visit that talented daughter's blog!
    love all the stitched panels and the fabulous patterns. great challenge and perfect timing. might just have to play along.
    Marie-Anne said…
    What a lovely card!

    The bookmark from Liz is fantastic, went to her blog to tell her.

    Silvia(Barnie) said…
    That's a beautiful card.
    Shirl said…
    Oooo Cheryl I have this image and your stunning card has inspired me to use it again. Making a card with is as we speak.
    Hugs Shirley x x
    Tracey said…
    I love your card Cheryl, that gorgeous image, the papers & all the stitching :)
    (Liz's card is fabulous too, just gonna stop by her blog & let her know)
    Tracey said…
    *I meant to say bookmark :)
    Karin said…
    I love this image with your papers...How perfect! Lovely card :)
    Joanne Gilch said…
    Cheryl, your card is amazing...that bg paper is glorious with that image!!!
    Liz is certainly coming into her own. fabulous trio of flowers and it's on a are one proud MOMMA.
    Gill McCall said…
    What a gorgeous card - thanks for joining us at DDSB
    Lisa Jane said…
    what a gorgeous stamp and pretty papers
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x
    ahlers5 said…
    Very pretty. Thanks for joining us this week at DDSB.
    Brenda Brown said…
    Gorgeous card and fabulous art Cheryl. Love the colours and papers and the simplicity of the image is stunning. Liz did a good job learning how to use copics, I just can't get on with them.
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox
    Dorcas said…
    This is gorgeous Cheryl!! I’m so glad you were able to join us this week at DDCC!
    Ps) If you haven’t already done so you’re welcome to come join in my “no strings attached” blog candy (with multiple winners )You’ll find it at the top of my sidebar and its open til May 13th. Hope you can play!
    stampinbygenny said…
    I love how you stitched all the layers. You have a great eye for mixing printed papers. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.
    Sammibug said…
    So pretty. Love the stitching. Thank you for playing along in our "Show us Your Layers" challenge at Craft Your Passion.
    Diane Davies said…
    Such a pretty card. Love thse stitching, colors and paper. Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.
    Cheryl a fabulous cad! Love the pattern papers you have paired together. Just beautiful! Liz' card is adorable! :-) Amy
    Shannon said…
    So so pretty. Love the stitching and pearls! Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.
    THERESA said…
    This is just so lovely and love the pearls, my absolute fav........:))
    Thanks for joining us over at Pattie's Creations Challenge !!
    Gina said…
    This is such a beautiful card, I love the way you matched the image to the papers :D Thank you for joining us at Creative Cowgirls XXX
    Hazel (Didos) said…
    Hi, WOW your card is amazing as is your daughters, It looks so sunny. Thanks for joining in on this weeks Anything Goes Challenge on MAWTT Hazelxox
    Sharon Keanly said…
    A really super card. Thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week. Sharon
    KraftyKoolKat said…
    Very stylish. Thank you for joining us at DDSB.

    Carrie said…
    What a stunning card. Thanks for playing at MMCS x
    Audrey Pettit said…
    Wow! SO beautiful! Love that flower image. Love the pearl accents, too.
    This card is fabulous...Love the papers, and the stamped image goes perfectly! What a beautiful creation! Thanks for playing along at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week for "Mums the Word"!
    Sandi said…
    Cheryl - very pretty, love all your stitching!
    Thanks for playing in our 'Mother's Day' challenge!
    ♥ Sandi
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!
    Anne Marie said…
    Cheryl, this is so beautiful! I love the image accented with the pearls and you KNOW I'm going to say something about that awesome paper combo. You do it perfectly evey time! The stitching looks awesome, too. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week! Hugs! :)
    Pattie G said…
    What a lovely card! I love how you used our Mother’s Day theme for this week’s challenge. Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Hugs ♥
    pinky said…
    Two beautiful creations, your daughter is so talented, just like Mum! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
    lynne said…
    What a gorgeous card! Love your choice of DP's, they are great together!
    Lie how you used the pearls on the image!

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy for our mum/flowers challenge!

    Lynne x
    Pat (mspfd) said…
    Gorgeous card! Love the wonderful details and layering.
    Yone said…
    Another lovely card ! See you next time at the House of GILLI Challenges ! Hugs,Yone
    This is so pretty cheryl! Love the layers and the papers! Nice touch with the pearls too! Thank You so much for joining us at Dutch Dare this week!
    Ros said…
    Beautiful ... I Love this image ... thanks for sharing with us at CCCB
    Both cards are lovely!!! I love the dandelion image, the papers are beautiful and well done Liz - beautiful colouring!
    Kat said…
    Beautiful card Cheryl, your Mother-in-Law will love it. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    And what a lovely bookmark your daughter made. Her colouring is very good.

    Kat x
    Zulma said…
    Beautiful card Cheryl and your daughter make a beautiful proyect too (great job with Copics)Nice d/p, image and embellish. Thanks for playing with us at 2 Sister's this week, hope to see you next time.
    Zulma DT
    Zulma said…
    Beautiful card Cheryl and your daughter make a beautiful proyect too (great job with Copics)Nice d/p, image and embellish. Thanks for playing with us at 2 Sister's this week, hope to see you next time.
    Zulma DT
    inkedx2 said…
    Great card! Love the paper you used. So glad you decided to join us this week. I hope you will play with us again in future challenges.

    Cheryl Nelson said…
    This is so lovely! Thank you so much for playing along at CCCB this week!
    Kirsty Vittetoe said…
    Such a pretty card, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!
    Linda R. said…
    Your card is so cute.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!
    cebelica said…
    Wow, this is so pretty! I love your colour combination and all the details on this card. Thank you for joining us at MMCS challenges this week!
    THERESA said…
    This is so elegant, love it!!!
    Thanks for joining us over at Pattie's Creations Challenge .........:))
    Anette said…
    very pretty! Thanks for joining us at DDCC this week.
    Kitty said…
    This is beautiful, love the Pearl details!

    Thanks for joining us at CMM,MAWTT & MMCS and hope to you again!

    Kitty xx
    Giò said…
    Such a lovely card!!!
    Thanks for joining us at SAM challenge.
    Hugs, Giò
    ~Jeri~ said…
    Gorgeous work as always Cheryl!! Always a delight to see what you've created. You never disappoint!

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining us again!
    What a special card and lovely image. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.
    Georgia Ehrmann said…
    Lovely card and I love your daughter's book mark too! Talent runs in your family! Thank you for playing with us at Happileigh Scrappin' and IDIC this week this week. Good luck!
    michele said…
    beautiful card! thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs x
    Val said…
    This is a beautiful card. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at OSCC this week. Please come back again.
    Tameko said…
    Stunning design. Nice designer paper & focal image. Liz, did a wonderful job on her bookmark. I hope that you have a blessed Mother's Day!
    Pretty! THanks for joining us at House of Gilli! : )
    lucky is the mom who gets this beauty! wow!

    thank you so much for joining us at HappiLeigh's this week.

    hugs, stef (Glitterbabe)
    Kleeblatt said…
    wonderful card. I like your image.
    Thanks for playing by Creative Cowgirls. Good luck.

    tiffany said…
    wow, what a gorgeous card!! Thanks for joining in the challenge at 2 Sisters! =)Tiffany
    Starla B. said…
    These are just beautiful!

    Thank you so much for playing with us at Happileigh Scrappin'!
    bosenberries said…
    Card is so pretty! She did a fab job with the copics and love the paperclip idea!!!

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