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PumpkinSpice Challenge #4–Blue & White & Round

Are you ready for the 4th PumpkinSpice challenge?    The challenge is to make something with the colors Blue and White (other colors are welcome also) and an element that is Round (could be a button, brad, sticker... whatever)! Be creative and have fun!


2013-01-27 PSS Butterfly birthday WM


I have to admit I pushed myself outside my comfort zone a bit for this challenge.    Look at all that white space!   I soooo want to add more DP….and stitching….. and buttons…..and twine…   So what do you think?  


I hope you will join us for the ShopPumpkinSpice challenge.  You can link up your creation with the colors blue and white and a round element HERE.


Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!



  • Stamps:  Papertrey Mega Mixed Messages
  • Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Papers:  White CS, Authentique Journey paper pad
  • Tools:  Big Shot,  Papertrey Doily Details, Martha Stewart butterfly & edge punch
  • Embellishments:  Paper Studios Gemstones

Items from ShopPumpkinSpice





Desire Fourie said…
Cheryl this is just gorgeously elegant.
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Sue - bearhouse said…
This is gorgeous Cheryl. I love the design and the butterfly looks so beautiful.
Sue xx
Cheryl, your card is beautiful! I love the CAS style. I have trouble with that, myself. Just gorgeous! ~Hugs, Saundra :)
Marianne said…
Lovely CAS design Cheryl. I don't think it needs any other addition besides the punched texture and the pop of blue.
Lisa said…
This is so elegant and gorgeous, Cheryl!! The butterfly is stunning!! I know what you mean about the white space...I start to sweat if there is too much...I have to keep adding layers and bling ;) This is fabulous!! Happy Sunday :)

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Pam said…
WOW! This is beautiful! You did a wonderful job!
Annette said…
so pretty..l love all the white with the hint of color...looks amazing..
Gorgeous!!!!!!!!! All that white really lets the butterfly POP!!!!!!!
Billie A said…
I love this. The white space is not the focal point its the beautiful butterfly and the die texture that catches your eye. I do not even see the white space. Great card.
Sara I. said…
Wow totally knocked this one outta the park!! Love the white and white and ef's you used - the butterfly is just gorgeous and takes center stage! Bravo! xx
June Houck said…
Cheryl, your card is absolutely stunning and gorgeous!
Pia S said…
You really did it with this card! So simple, yet so stunning. A butterfly, a doily and a sentiment - incredible how 3 simple elements can form such a stunning card!
Shelly Schmidt said…
Look at all of the white space- I would have trouble with a card like this too- but you nailed it! This is just fabulous!
Beate said…
Gorgeous card, Cheryl! So elegant!
Hugs and smiles
Fabulous, love the simplicity. Thanks for visiting our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create.
Chana said…
Absolutely stunning CAS design! Your work is always beautiful, Cheryl. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
Kathi Silvia said…
Cheryl - I love it! I know what you mean I would want to keep adding too! LOL! CAS is hard for me :) That butterfly is just gorgeous! Thank you for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!


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Sandra H said…
Cheryl, This is so beautiful and elegant too! x
Riet said…
What a wonderful card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
Sue said…
This is beautiful Cheryl !! I love the CAS design… the trellis circle and border look fab… and the butterfly is perfect… it's a really classy and elegant card! :-)
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and good luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx
Sheila H said…
I think this is a gorgeous CAS card. The dies are so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. We hope you play again next week.
Sheila H said…
I think this is a gorgeous CAS card. The dies are so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. We hope you play again next week.
Jennifer said…
This is just stunning! I love the blue butterfly!
Missy said…
This is great Cheryl, the papers and medallion are so pretty!!
Dewi Lestari said…
So pretty. Thanks for joining at One Stop Craft Challenge: Sparkle and Bling
Tracy said…
I think I know exactly what you mean about the white space Cheryl. LOL Yt? The butterfly is stunning against the white. Hugs!
Imke said…
Wonderful and elegant card !
Sonia said…
Magnificient creation my dearest friend^_^ Beautiful diecuts details^_^
Big hug,
Judith said…
What a gorgeous card Cheyl- I love your white space! - the design of your cats is just beautiful thankmounforplaing along at MTTC this week hugs Judith x
Wendy L said…
Looks good to me and the butterfly is gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Forever Friends. xxx
Mian said…
Absolutely gorgeous, Cheryl! Love the white and that butterfly!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Simply Create Too.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Simply Create Too Design Team Member
pst said…
Gorgeous card, I love the simple elegance. Thanks for joining us at FF this month.
Jana said…
This is so elegant. I love the subtle touch of bling on the butterfly. Perfect for the OPUS GLUEI challenge. Thank you so much for playing with us.
Kellylouj said…
I love butterflies and the bling is just amazing! Thank you for playing along at mawtt,

Kelly x
Carissa said…
Love your card. So great. Good job on the white space. Make your butterfly pop.
Rosemary said…
I'm so pleased you went out of your comfort zone, you've created a striking card! Love how the white space (with the punched pieces) is anything BUT plain. It does make the use of color and that gorgeous butterfly really stand out. Love that. A very elegant and classy clean and simple card.

Thank you for participating with us at Opus Gluei, it is nice to see your name pop up!
Anonymous said…
Hi Cheryl~This is absolutely stunning. I love that the negative space makes everything else pop! Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.
Karin said…
Woa...Way to rock a clean design! That butterfly is just beautiful too. Sheesh, you've been so creative with your crafting since I've visited. Let's hope some of this rubs off on me ;)
Wow this is so very beautiful. Just love the stunning butterfly.

Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky
Becky G said…
Cheryl, this is absolutely stunning! So glad you joined us for the photo inspired challenge at Catch The Bug!

:) Becky G

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