ATSM Challenge #191 – Anything Goes

Hi! I happy to be here today with a card for ATSM Challenge #191: Anything Goes.

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I made two cards. Here’s the first:


Do you like butterflies? I do! These butterflies are going to flutter over to my conservatory. IMG_5705edited

I used a Happy Little Stampers butterfly die and made a homemade stencil which I used to make both of the cards in this post. I’d  like to play this first card at  Simon Says Work It Wednesday: March, SSS Wednesday Challenge Blog’s Make It Girlie  and Word Art Wednesday’s Weeks #228-#229.IMG_5694edited


I did some partial die cutting on this second card.


I’d like to play this second card Little Tangles, at Time Out’s Challenge #55: Celebrations with optional twist of die cutting/fussy cuttingSeize the Birthday’s Anything Goes.

I’d also like to play this along at Creative with Stamps for their very first challenge!:)


 I very much enjoyed making this and hope that you are inspired to play along this week! Make sure you stop by the blog and check out my teammates’ beautiful work! Please do check our rules at the top of the challenge blog page if you are new to our challenge blog.

 Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. I took the above photos weeks ago. Here’s what my yard/garden looked like yesterday!
We’ve had some snow today too!

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32 thoughts on “ATSM Challenge #191 – Anything Goes

  1. Your art is always so stunning, Melissa. Thank you so much for stopping by to share your wonderful art in our challenge. It’s always such a blessing to have you play along, and I really hope you will stop by again soon. I apprecaite your participatio more than simple words can express.
    God bless you,
    Word Art Wednesday


  2. These are breathtaking!!! I looooove the bright colors, and your stencil! Lovely “spring” picture you posted, too…..I think we’ve had more snow this spring than we did all winter, but at least it doesn’t last too long 🙂
    ATSM Teamie – Susan

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  3. Oh dear
    I did not think this is a die Cutting stencil handmade by you
    soooo clever and lucky you that you have that die from Kylie = HLS
    wooohoooo and love the colors on your card too and I see one inlaid butterfly too clever made Melissa
    always beautiful card sweety
    Monika (teamie)

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  4. These are both so bold and striking, Melissa … you created such a great sense of movement with your fabulous layered stencilling … and with the wings of that one butterfly cut into the design on the second! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita 🙂

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  5. I love how you used the die as a stencil. I have just started to do this but you are much more skilful than me at it. I like the second one, I think the strip across it with the touch of colour really gives a nice grounding to the card. I am so pleased you shared with us at TO

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  6. WOW! You did such an amazing job creating your stencil and blending all of these gorgeous bold colors, Melissa! I love both designs…especially how you added the inked panel under your sentiment! Very clever!


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