Friday, May 3, 2019

Come Softly by Ching Chou Kuik

Hi crafty friends!  I hope you are all doing well.  Spring has not been very cooperative thus far.  It's been either cloudy, cold, raining or all three on any given day.  It would be nice to see some  sunshine, for sure.

I have created a center step card this time as my DT inspiration for Ching-Chou Kuik's monthly Facebook challenge (theme: lace).
  There is also a blog challenge.  This beautiful image is "Come Softly" found here:

Here is a side view:

The image is coloured with Copic markers and FC Polychromos pencils.  I wanted to include the same butterfly that's part of the image as an embellishment so I printed two copies of the image, fussy cut them and popped them around the image to add some interest.  The tiny flowers are handmade.  I wish you a lovely weekend.  xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Border:    Heartfelt Creations "Layered Elegant Swirl" die
Flowers:  EK Success "Retro" punch (small)
Label:      Spellbinders "Vintage Lace Motifs" die

Swarovski crystals and lace are from my stash.

Challenges Entered

Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge Blog
SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog
A Gem of a Challenge Blog
Polkadoodles Challenge Blog
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog


  1. Gorgeous, I love stepper cards. The paper, flowers and image work so beautifully together.
    Linda xxx

  2. What a beautiful card, Lori!! I love the soft colors, the way in which you used the lace is gorgeous and what a great idea to multiply the butterfly and add more like you did.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Monica DT Member for

  3. Such a beautiful card. Love the shape and gorgeous colours. Thank you for playing along at Polkadoodles Crafting, good luck.
    Gina xx

  4. Stunning and fab layout too!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Aud Sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz

  5. This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at A Gem of A Challenge!
    Sandy DT

  6. Beautiful creation Lori, lovely coloring and design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  7. Beautiful creation Lori, love the colors! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  8. What a beautifully designed card and so very pretty. Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles and hope you will join us again.
    Take care,
    Ann-Marie (DT)

  9. Thank you for your lovely comments, ladies. I appreciate it very much! xx

  10. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "feminine + sentiment” challenge over at Aud Sentiments.
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    (DT Aud Sentiments Challenge)

  11. What a beauty. So glad you joined us at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge.
    Arlene DT for

  12. Great lay-out with beautiful colours! Thanks for joining our challenge at
    Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge blog
    I hope you’ll join us next time again.
    (DT member)

  13. Fabulous card! Love your colouring.

    Thank you for joining us on the "Flower Power" challenge at SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.
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