Thursday, December 26, 2013

Final card of 2013

Hi guys!  This is a little late but Merry Christmas one and all!
 I have been so MIA for so long.  Goodness, I thought after the children left (20 months ago) that I would have so much time to devote to my passions, but in actuality I've had a hard time getting disciplined about my time.  Do you ever find that with your life?  So I'm really ready to jump back into card making but still continue to sew and knit.
I have my newest card ready to show you.  I came across my patterns for Stitching on Cards several days ago while going through a drawer and looking for something else and felt so drawn to use this technique  again.  I thought this Butterfly pattern would go well with Tilda with Hawaii flower from the Butterfly Dreams 2011.
I really wanted this card to have a spring feeling.  Spring is my most favorite season and when the new leaf  buds begin to spring out on the trees I get positively giddy.  It's like my sap begins to flow anew.
Here is the front of my card:
I completely enjoyed doing the stitching on this card and coloring Maggie was wonderful therapy for me.  I have entered this card at Cute Card Thursday challenge which is anything goes.
Here is how I finished the inside of my card:

I have a pretty extensive list of Copics that I used so here goes...
Skin - E000,11,13,35,51,BV00 and chalk for the cheeks
Flower- Y32,35,38  Leaves - G40, 82 Centers - Spica Black
Hair - Y23,32,26,E31,35,50
Dress - V09,17,22,25
Shoes - C1,4,6,7,9
Grass - G94,99 and various colors for the flowers
DP - Little Yellow Bicycle "Little Leaf Petal"
Cardstock - SU Elegant Eggplant and generic white
Sentiments - TLC Creations, Stampabilities
Pearls - Stash
Butterfly stamp - Stampabilities
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress - milled lavender
If you care to leave a comment below I would love to hear from you.  Thanks for stopping by.


  1. LOVE your stitching on this card! I do a lot of needlework, so I'd really like to give this technique a try. Wish I lived near you so that I could pop over and have you show me how to do it!

  2. Welcome back, Barb!!!! Your card is absolutely certainly have not lost your touch!
    Love the stitching!
    Happy New Year!!!!

  3. Love to see you back! You sure have not lost your touch! Beautiful card. What a pretty Maggie to start with!

  4. Good to see you back Barb! Your card is gorgeous!!

  5. This is beautiful Barb, I love the sewn accents, your Tilda is coloured to perfection, so happy to see you creating with Tilda again
    This year just flew by , it was Christmas before I looked around, Have a wonderful New Year, Big Hugs Julie P

  6. what a delight to behold, just love your choice of colors you used, definitely spring!! Great to see that you are back in cyber space now perhaps we can catch up on visiting again soon. MISSED YOU!!!!
    lots of love

  7. not sure what happened, had a long comment all done and signed in and it dissapeared, great to have you back in cyber space now perhaps we can visit again, love the color choice you used, definitely spring, have missed you tons
    lots of love

  8. Barb!! A huge welcome back!!!
    You have been greatly missed. Your card is wonderful! Your coloring has not suffered at all. The shading is fabulous. I love the embroidered butterflies.
    Welcome back!

  9. Welcome Back Barb! I was just thinking of you and then saw your post in the Magnolia group. Your card is totally beautiful and you have not lost any creativity. All so gorgeous and I'm so happy to see you back crafting! I missed you too!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  10. I tried to find your blog several months ago, but had no luck. I had missed your posts and wanted to hear how things were going. How has your husband been getting along? So glad to see you. Kathie

  11. What a gorgeous card! So beautifully colored. So glad you are back. Missed you!


  12. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you and Bill, Barb!! I peek in every so often to see if you've posted anything... this is soooo adorable! This Maggie is one of my favorites and your stitching is fabulous!!! Hope to see you posting more often, however, with a full life I know it's hard sometimes! Guess we have to be thankful FOR a full life!!!!!
    Many hugs,

  13. Such a lovely card, your stitching is perfect! It sets her off beautifully. Do you use variegated thread?
    hugs, Diana xx

  14. Wow! beautiful outside and inside ! With embroidery too!!!

  15. Such a sweet card! Love those butterflies! Nancee :)


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