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I just don’t feel like coloring lately. (Don’t tell my DH…. I might get the raised eyebrow at my collection of Copics.) So when trying to avoid coloring and still make a card using a Meljen’s Designs image, I was inspired by the spring weather we have been having to make a spring-y flower card. I love this yellow polka dot paper. Doesn’t it just scream sunshine and happiness?

2012-03-15 MJD lace flower card WM

If you would like to see a tutorial on how to paper piece using digital images, there is a good one on the Meljen’s Designs blog HERE. After cutting out the pieces, I like to place them face down on my squishy mat (you can see in my tutorial on faux brads HERE) and use my embossing tool to rub on the back side of the image to give it some dimension and shape.

The Meljen’s Designs challenge for the week is to use LACE. Link up your creations using a Meljen’s Designs image (digital or rubber) on the Meljen’s Designs blog for your chance to win some digis. See the blog for the challenge rules.

While you are here, don’t forget to check out my March Followers Blog Candy of 2 MME paper pads. Click on the picture for details.

Thank you for stopping by!


  • Stamps: Little Layered Flowers Button Daisy & Little Layered Flowers Stitched Leaf (digital stamps) by Meljen’s Designs , Mega Mixed Message from PaperTrey
  • Inks: Close To My Heart Olive
  • Papers: Papertrey kraft CS, Bazzill Basics CS, My Mind’s Eye Stella & Rose Gertie paper pad
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Cricut, Accent Essentials cartridge, Big Shot, Clear Dollar Stamps Tabs & Tags designer dies, Copic Markers (used for shading & to color the thread), embossing stylus
  • Embellishments: Lace, bakers twine, button, DMC floss, dew drops
  • Techniques: Paper piecing



Imke said…
A beautiful spring card, Cheryl. I like the different DP layers !
Cheryl said…
oh wow Love this those papers,are just gorgeous and love how you have places,those numbers behind that amazing flower hugs Cherylxxx
Hussena said…
OH wow this is such a beautiful card...i love the way you have paper pieced those flowers...they look so lovely...and i really like the way you layer your cards its always so beautifullly done!!
chrissy xx said…
It's now that you don't feel like colouring lol...It's just that you feel like a change!! Fabulous card! Fabulous colours. LOve that flower soooo pretty.
Donna Mosley said…
A very beautiful card Cheryl. I love the fab mix of papers and gorgeous flower, off to check out your faux brad tut.

Donna x
Annette said…
so those stripes and polka dots together...great combo and LOVE that flower...
Tan's Hobbies said…
That is so beautiful!! Love the polka dot background card; love the bright and fun colour combo. Love that flower too, it is just brilliant.
Hi Cheryl~
Thanks for joining us at MCS fist challenge and good luck.
BTW - your card is very beautiful!
Fab all those colors and details.great flower and layering.Thank you for joining our first challenge at Milk Coffee Stamps.Hope to see you there again.
Theresa said…
Great card - I love the flowers.
Basslady said…
this is awesome!

i love the fresh colours and dp's!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo
Helene said…
Oh I love the bright colors and the layout of this card. Great job and thank you for sharing!
Nicole said…
I really don't miss the stamp, this card indeed just screams: Let the sun shine, let the sun shine. You know from the song?! Hugs, Nicole
Spring and Happy!!!!!!

How much do I LOVE that flower you used?? OMG! And those leaves!!! I've embraced the happiness seeing your card :)

Maria :)
cotnob said…
This is a great card Cheryl, I love your papers and fab flower.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
Hazel said…

This is such a beautiful card - and not a Copic in sight!

I love it - I love the colours - just everything.

Thank your for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week and the very best of luck. I hope you will be able to come and join in with our challenge next week.

Hazel x
Mary J said…
Hi Cheryl! This is so gorgeous - just love that layout and how you did the sentiment!

Thx for joining us for our very first challenge at MilkCoffee honey - really appreciate your support and I hope we see you again there!

Mary J xxx
Really pretty card - that bloom looks gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx
Lorraine said…
Yes, it does scream apring, lol! Beautiful! Love the yellows & greens and I keep meaning to try that backside embossing for dimension technique that you do.
* Shaz * said…
Gorgeous card!

thank you for joining in the fun with us at Ruby's Rainbow for our "Lace " challenge

Hope you will join us again soon

Hugs Shaz x
Oh this is just gorgeous, love the bright summer colours, just fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at Divas this week!
Hugs Shell xx
Audrey Pettit said…
This is beautiful, Cheryl! I love the paper pieced flowers! :)
KraftyKoolKat said…
A gorgeous fresh looking card Cheryl.

Arabella said…
Hi Cheryl! This card is so cool! I love that you have made it with no colouring! I get in an anti-colouring mood quite often, but luckily I usually have a stash of coloured images waiting in the wings for times like that! My hubby would totally freak out if I said I didn't feel like colouring out loud!!! He loves to tell people who comment on my copic collection just how much they cost!

Sonya said…
What a beautiful card, so glad you joined us at UIT this week!!
Donna said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl and fab polka dot papers, I love the way you've layered the flower! Thanks for joining in with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x
Nicola said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl with a fab design, beautiful colours and great layered flower!
Thanks for entering my Say it with Flowers challenge for Allsorts this week and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx
Anita said…
Very pretty card Cheryl, and yes I do love that pretty yellow polka-dot paper.
Becky B. said…
Great card! I LOVE that yellow polka-dot flower...SUPER CUTE!! :)

Have a terrific weekend, Cheryl!
Alanna said…
Oh this is just gorgeous! I personally struggle with layers like this on my cards but you have done a fantastic job! The colours are just beautiful! I have dew drops somewhere in my stash, thanks for the reminder to use them!! (That's what I love about hoarded supply lists!)

Thanks for playing along with UIT this week and hope to see you again soon! :)
Dawn B. said…
Cheryl this is so pretty. I find that at times I get tired of coloring with Copics too. I love them but taking a break is nice too. This is a great card.. Nice color flow..
~Tammy~ said…
Cheryl, this is so pretty! I love your layout and design
Karin said…
I think that flower is amazing! A digi handmade embellishment all in one :)
1CardCreator said…
Gorgeous card that does scream spring!
Kerry said…
What a beautiful card Cheryl... I love your mix of papers. The flower and leaves are fab...I'm going to try and remember your trick to give dimension to them and the leaves. Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes Challenge at LCI this fortnight xx
Kitika said…
So-o pretty! Love retro vintage look paper and the card  is just gorgeous. 
~ Barb said…
I am so envious of people that can layer, and you do it so beautifully! I love the 3D pop you gave your flowers. Thank-you for joining us at Digital Tuesday Challenge!
{Hugs} Barb, GDT.
Irini said…
Beautiful card!....
thanks so much for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday!
febe said…
Lovely card on the details and great set of papers. Great job!

striae stretch mark cream
Pat (mspfd) said…
How pretty and a fresh spring look! Great combination of elements, colors and dimension. Love your "no color" card.
Amanda said…
Love the design papers - beautiful card.

Thanks for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow.

Another perfectly well-balanced and gorgeous creation Cheryl. LOVE the stitching. Great blog candy too - haven't seen those paper pads yet, they look awesome. Thanks so much for playing at MILKCOFFEE this time and hope you will come play again next time!!:)
Kezzy said…
Gorgeous card, love the flowers they are fab and the card looks great for spring, love it. Thank you for joining us a That Craft Place Challenge Blog :-) Kezzy x
MilkCoffee said…
So pretty! Love the layout and the color combination ^^
Anyway, congrats, you won our previous challenge as a top three winner and win a free digi from us, please mail us for further info at ^^

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