Sunday, April 9, 2017

Joyful Stars Close To My Heart April Blog Hop

Welcome to the April
Close to My Heart Joyful Stars Blog Hop.  

Have some fun hopping between the blogs of this group of talented Close to My Heart consultants, and me, where we share creative projects using CTMH products.
My blog hop contribution this month is a single layer, long card with coordinating envelope using the Hello Lovely Paper.
I can't decide if I want to buy more of this pretty paper
 before it is retired at the end of the month. 
Card measures 8 x 3.5

My inspiration for this card and envelope was a card entered in a challenge for which I design.  It was created by Esther Asbury and can be found on her blog here.  
Thank you, Esther, for sharing.

My mother and I share a cup of tea every Sunday afternoon, 
so the February SOTM set was an obvious choice for her Mother's Day card.  
The layered flower and pussy willows are cuts on the CTMH Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.  I fussy cut and paper pieced the tea cup.

For the envelope, I used stamps that came with the Artistry cartridge, another pussy willow branch, and the word "Mother", also a cricut cut found on the Flower Market Cartridge.
I used the clear shimmer brush to add some interest to the flower and pussy willows. 
Hope you can see it.

Now, since this is a blog hop, you might have arrived here from Marie Flayer's blog.

Your next stop is  Tracey Pierce's blog.   
 The hop is circular. So if you are just starting here, simply continue hopping until you find your way back, making the full circle.  If you get lost, the complete list of participants is on Joyce's blog

Thanks for hopping by. 

This card is my entry in the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #345 - Flowers 
The House That Stamps Built DCC45 - Add a die cut (stitched circle)
Just Add Ink Challenge #354 - Photo Inspiration (tea cup & flowers)

Stamping Sensations Challenge - Anything Goes
Come and Get It Challenge - In the Garden
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #145 - stamped image and sentiment
heARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. Oh your card and envelope are so very pretty. Your Mom will just love it! I love the sparkle steam coming from the cup too!

  2. Oh I love your version of the long card! Soooooo gorgeous! So many lovely details....the teacup, flower, and that sweet sentiment. Love your blog, new follower here! (Thanks for linking to my blog!)

  3. Such a pretty card and envelope. really looks very lovely. Thank you for entering our challenge. Greetings, Veerle DT-ATSC

  4. Beautiful card and envelope. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

  5. A really super Mothers Day creation, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations April challenge.

    B x

  6. Very beautiful card. Love the flowers ♥
    Thank you for joining the Come and Get It challenge this week. Hope we see you back again.
    Jessica DT

  7. Wonderful colors and the dies you used, this is so pretty, love those flowers.
    Thanks for sharing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks, wonderful.
    Leanne DT/4CC

  8. Love both the card and envelope - I think I would be buying more before they retire it. How nice you have a cup of tea with your Mom on Sunday. Thanks for joining us at The House that Stamps Built.

  9. Gasp! I just realized how close Mother's Day is! Your card and matching envelope are lovely, and I know they will be treasured! So glad you joined the challenge at Four Crafty Chicks this week.
    Guest DT

  10. This is so beautiful! Gorgeous papers and a really great layout. And I love the matching envelop, too! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  11. What a beautiful card & envelope, with so many details! I'm sure your Mom will love it! :)

  12. Beautiful card.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  13. A beautiful card and matching envelope for Mothers day. Lovely design and colours! Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations and at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

  14. Debi, your details are always amazing. Love the layers here and how wonderful to spend time each Sunday with your Mom. :) I wanted to thank you for playing along with my heARTful stamping challenge during April! I'm sorry to be just stopping now for a visit...


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