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We’re kicking off a new year of challenges at the Meljen’s Designs blog with our new challenge theme of “STARS”. Since my birthday card stash is still really low, I though I would use Billy the Cowboy Bear to make a card for a boy.

Link up your project with “STARS” on the Meljen’s Designs blog for your chance to win some Meljen’s Designs images. Be sure to check out the new challenge rules HERE. I can’t wait to see what you make!

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  • Stamps: Billy the Cowboy Bear (digital stamp) by Meljen’s Designs
  • Inks: Distress Inks Tea Dye & Antique Linen
  • Papers: Papertrey kraft & dark chocolate CS, Neenah Crest solar white CS, Cosmo Cricket Wanted mini deck
  • Tools: Big Shot , My Favorite Things star die, Spellbinders nestabilities, Sewing machine, Copic markers
  • Embellishments: Jenni Bowlin Malted Milk paint dabber, misc. button, Papertrey button twine, gold Stickles, Starbucks coffee sleeve
  • Other: Sentiment printed using Duality font from



What a beautiful card, the colors are so warm and so great for a little boy. I love the texture of those stars too.
Shannin said…
This is a fantastic card for a boy. I love the colors you used and the stars really go well with the cowboy image. Thank you so much for joining us for our "Anything Goes" Challenge over at Inky Impressions Challenges. I hope you have a wonderful New year and good luck.

Tina said…
this is such a cute card amazing colors and details

This card is ADORABLE! I love the layering and the stitched borders.

Thanks for sharing with Simon Says Stamp!
1CardCreator said…
What a perfect card! Love all the layers and shading, those stars are perfect too!
Doreen said…
What a gorgeous card,love the image and your details.Thanks for sharing with us at Craft your Passion this
Jennifer said…
Incredible textures on this one! Love your colouring and the senti is great!
Annette said…
now that is one cute these fun stars..great card..
TannyP said…
Wow! What a sweet card =) Your coloring is perfectly spectacular and the paper combination, with fabulous stitcing and those sweet stars...awesome job!
Nicola said…
Beautiful card Cheryl, love the stitch variation, the image is coloured to perfection and the design is gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx
Lisa M said…
This card just makes me what to smile. The adorable cuteness keeps popping off of it and is so infectious!

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Also, if you have a TIP you’d like to share you'll be eligible for the TOP TIPPER PRIZE as well. Check out the details when linking.
Lisa xx
Come by and visit us next week. We'd love to see you again!
Chrissy said…
Fabulous boy card Cheryl, love the added stars and cute image. Fabulous colouring and love the layers and stitching.

Great job Cheryl ... I just LOVE this creation! Thanks so much for joining our "Out with the Old, In with the New" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!

Shelly's Images DT
Karin said…
This card looks like it has great texture and I thinks it's due to the papers and your wonderful coloring! I love the 2 kinds of stitching too :)
Brilliant card Cheryl,I like the image, the papers and the stars.
Kevin xx
Maggie's Crafts said…
Simply beautiful!

Thank you for joining Anything Goes challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!

Great boy card!!! Love how you changed the stitching up on the card!!!!

Maria :)
Kathy said…
Another great creation Cheryl. Love your coloring, the western feel and the cool star die cuts. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.
Anita said…
Fabulous male card Cheryl and such an adorable image. Love your layout and stars too.
Shelley said…
adorable card Cheryl! Love the image! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion. Shelley
jimlynn said…
Very cute and rustic looking with that cute image! LOVE all the wonderful stars too.
Regan said…
Cheryl, this is so stinkin' cute! Fabulous layout! Love the stars and the banner sentiment plus your stitching is awesome! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs! :)
frances joy said…
soo adorable card!! :) i like the stamp :) love it!!!
Kathy and Lucky said…
What a perfect layout and background for this cutie of a bear. Love the background, has that corduroy look and then the stars is a perfect touch.
Karen B. said…
Such a sweet card. How bout that warmish weather today?!
Cathy Lee said…
Awesome card; love that bear image and he is so cute with all those stars. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenge this week.
Cathy Lee
Tracy said…
Yeehaw! He's fabulous Cheryl! Love the design and those cute little stars. Hugs!
Alicia said…
This is gorgeous Cheryl. So cute, cool stars and stitching. You rock the meljen cards, they must LOVE having you on their team.
Alicia xx
Laurence said…
What a beautiful card. I also love Meljen's stamp. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish challenge.

Laurence x
Anonymous said…
Fabulous card love all the textures, So great to see you at Incy Wincy this week, hugs Samantha :0)
Happy New Year!!

thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday and Pile It On too!
Tracy said…
Great card and love your recycling.
Thanks for taking part at CFM
Tracy x
Joey said…
I love every bit of this card Cheryl, the layout, colours and everything is perfect! thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x
Nicole said…
Really adorable!! Love the colours. Hugs, Nicole
Jodi said…
What an adorable card!!! Your cardboard stars are fabulous!!!!
Janna Werner said…
That is another super sweet card, Cheryl!! Love the teddybear! Janna
Angie said…
Fabulous card love the image and the colours. Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly.
Angie x
Jill said…
absolutely beautiful Cheryl thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx
Lisa Jane said…
oh wow this is fabulous .. gorgeous colouring and wonderful papers and colours
thanks for showing us your new stash at LCI this week
Lisa x
Pami said…
Wonderful card Cheryl, I love the layout and great colours. Thanks so much for sharing with us at LCI this week, hope to see you again soon. Happy New Year. Pami x
Sandy said…
I'm loving this card! so sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! :)

Thanks for playing along at our Anything Goes Challenge at Sentimental Sundays! :)

Helen said… cute!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge & Pile It On!
Helen x
Joanna said…
Your card is AMAZING! Love everything about it! Thanks for joining in on the Inky Impressions "Anything Goes" challenge this week.
sgc said…
Cute, cute, cute! thanks for playing in our Celebration Challenge at Critter Sketch.
Riet said…
So gorgeous card Cheryl,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx
Nannieflash said…
Fabulous card love that Whimsey image. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx
Stempeltiger said…
Such an GORGEOUS card Cheryl!
You've coloured the sweet image beautifully. Love the beautiful paper and the great stars.
Wish you a very very happy, healthy and creative New Year.
Hugs from Germany
Bunny said…
Lovely card..Thank you for joining us at Digistamps4joy and good luck.

Tammie E said…
This is so adorable! Your embellishments compliment your image perfectly! Thanks for sharing with us at Pile It On!

One Happy Stamper
Pile It On! DT
Silvia(Barnie) said…
That's a lovely card.
Oh my heart! This is just too stinkin' adorable. I love cards that make me smile, and this one sure does! Thanks SO MUCH for choosing to play along with us at Shelly's Images for our Something New Challenge. I hope you will check out some of Shelly's amazing images in her shop. You're obviously amazing at making them into works of cuteness! There are several on sale right now. I look forward to seeing what you can do with them - great, GREAT job! Thanks again for joining us, and GOOD LUCK!
Karen - Design Team Member
Emma H said…
Wow, this is an awesome card! I love the image and all the manly touches - the stars and the wood grain paper. Thanks for playing along with Pile It On this week!
Sally said…
Absolutely gorgeous, love your colouring. Great card. Thanks for joining s at LCI this week.
Hugs Sally xxx
K 'n K Designs said…
Ohh adorable!! I love the stars!! Great western feel to the card, too! I love your style. :) Thanks for sharing!!!
Tracy said…
Back again Cheryl to thank you for playing our challenge this week at The Kraft Journal! Hugs!
Jenn Zeeb said…
Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at “Critter Sketch Challenge” for the Celebration Challenge.

Jenn Zeeb
(Critter sketch DT)
Kirsty Vittetoe said…
So sweet, love your layering!!!
KraftyKoolKat said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl. Love the colours and so right for the male species.

Peggy said…
Wow this is so adorable!! Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.
Shelly Schmidt said…
Darling card- I love the cut out stars...and the cute image you used.
Violets Corner said…
Wow Cheryl, this is a fantastic card!

Anne Marie Hile said…
Oh my goodness!! This is so stinkin cute, I can't stand it! Eeek! Your shading is gorgeous and that image just makes me smile. Love it! :)
Crystal said…
This is one of the cutest cards I've seen in a long time! Love the layout, stitching & those fabulous stars! Thanks for playing along with us this week in our "celebration" challenge over at Critter Sketch :)
Lesley said…
Great card, I love the image! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet's Xtra Special Occasion challenge xx
Wszystkiego dobrego w Nowym Roku.
I... piękna karteczka. Bardzo mi się podoba.
Cieszę się, że bierzesz udzial w wyzwaniu. Teraz jesteśmy koleżankami, chociaż jesteśmy daleko. :)
Pozdrawiam cieplutko.
Dorota 71
Helene said…
Great card! Thank you for joining the Alota Rubber Stamps challenge
Jen Leeflang said…
Thanks for joining us at our Digistamps 4 Joy Something old, Something new - Anything Goes" challenge.
Jen Leeflang
DS4J DT Lead
Marcea said…
what a stunning creation for our new somethings challenge on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week. Really pretty details and colours. Thanks for joining us, hope to see you for our next challenge
Starla B. said…
Oh, oh, oh! This is just too darn cute!!! LOVE it! Thank you for playing along with Digistamps 4 Joy's Something Old/Something New challenge! I hope you join us again for our current challenge.

xx Star
Starla B. said…
P.S. I noticed your goodreads gadget in your sidebar; we seem to have pretty similar taste in books. I hope you don't mind, but I sent a friend request to you on goodreads. =D
Jen Leeflang said…
I love your card - esp the stiching!
Thanks for joining our challenge at Shelly's Images - I can't wait to see what you create for our next challenge!
Jen Leeflang
Shelly's Images DT
Julie said…
Such a cute card. Thanks for joining us at SSD
Fantastic card. Thanks for joining us for DTBST at Sassy Studio Designs.
Mary J said…
Fantastic, I loe this Cheryl! I gotta get those papers out again and use them up!

Thx for joining us at the Cupcake Craftroom!

Mary J x
LaJanette said…
So stinking cute! Loving the image:0)

Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our anything goes challenge; hope to see you in our next challenge:0)

Theresa said…
Hello Cheryl, your card is so totally fabulous. I love it!! Thanks for playing along with this month's Cupcake Craftroom challenge!!
Sazzle said…
Congratulations Cheryl - you won Top 5 in our Happy Birthday/Animal Print challenge over at Fussy and Fancy - please pop over and grab your badge.

xx Happy crafting & glittery hugs xx


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