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Sunday, September 1, 2019

Garden Girl Poppy - IAS #66

Hello my friends and Happy Sunday. First day of September. I hope you are having a good Labor Day weekend and that if you are in the path of Hurricane Dorian that you stay safe and protected. I have friends and family in Florida and praying for them and everyone that may be affected.

I am still getting used to this "retirement." It seems so odd to be home all day. I am still keeping busy with lots to do around the house and in my craft room. School will start up again in two weeks and that will start to fill a lot of my time also.

This card I have for this International Art & Soul challenge is from a kit I bought some time ago from Heather's Hobbie Haven and finally had time to ink it up. Our theme this fortnight is Anything Goes with Layer It Up. A lovely easy challenge with so many ways to include as many layers as you like with layers of designer paper, embossed folders, die cuts, flowers or other embellishments on your creations - the list is so long; we just know this challenge will get your creative juices flowing.


 Materials Used:
  • Image - Stamping bella - Tiny Townie Garden Girl Poppy
  • Sentiment - Stamping bella - Garden Girl Flower Sentiments
  • Card stock - Neenah 80# Solar white; Marshmallow and Raven card stock
  • Designer Paper - Paisley & Vine - Vineland, Passion, and Bohemian
  • Accessories - MFT - Stitched rectangle die; La La Land Crafts - Lacy Heart and Hearts Flurry Border; Stampin Up - black rhinestones; black gel pen
  • Copic markers - C0, E00, E11, E21; E43, E44, E93; R08, R21, R22, R37; W5, W7, W9; YG03, YG17, AND YG67
I hope you will hop on over to the IAS challenge page and check out what the rest of the design team has created. While you're there, link up your card and maybe you will be chosen as the winner or picked as one of the Top 3.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Allsorts - Feminine
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Colourific Challenge Corner - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes with Flowers
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes

This card was chosen as one of the Top 3 at Brown Sugar challenges.


  1. A beautiful card with that lovely poppy girl image, super colours too. Hazel x

  2. This card is so lovely and your coloring is perfect . I love the little lace heart and the paper you used.


  3. Oh, my gosh, I love these Bella flower girls! I still have a few that were gifted to me I haven't colored yet. You did such a beautiful job on this. The papers look so pretty with her! I heard Dorian changed course, so I'm hoping all my Florida friends will be safe. You'll continue to find plenty to do in retirement, I'm sure. Some folks are better at staying occupied than others. I never have enough hours in the day. School will give you more than enough to do, and how nice that you won't have to divide your attention between school and work. I'm happy for you!

  4. Your coloring is awesome on this lovely card, Maggie!

  5. Gorgeous coloring! I love the papers and embellishments too! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  6. Such a pretty Poppy image which you have coloured beautifully, thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts and Stamping Sensations challenges.

    B x

  7. What a fabulous and pretty image Maggie, and I love all the layering and embellishments you have used on this stunner

  8. Oh, Maggie, you will find out, you will be busier than ever in retirement! You will wonder how you had time to work!
    Beautiful card, and colored exquisitely as always! Thanks for stopping by to see me. Have a great week!

  9. Pretty DP and lacy doily embellishing this beautiful image- ove your coloring!!!

  10. A beautiful creation with this gorgeous stamp!
    Perfect for our feminine theme at Allsorts challenge! Thanks so much for joining us!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  11. A beautiful card, Maggie! Thanks so much for sharing it with us for our floral theme at Stamping Sensations this month and Good Luck!

  12. Love your card Maggie. You have coloured her beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  13. So very pretty....bright and cheery! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    Crafter's Castle


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