It’s the April Anything Goes for Cute Card Thursday!

Hello friends!  This week has completely flown by me so very fast!!  I can’t believe how quickly it went and I’m thinking being outside in the warmer weather will make it go even quicker!  Summer will be here soon, right?!

Today is Thursday and also the first Thursday of the month, which means it’s time for our regular “Anything Goes” theme at Cute Card Thursday!  We are also sponsored by our regular monthly sponsor Whimsy Stamps!  So of course you know I’m going to be using one of those for my creation today:


Isn’t she just a cutie?!  This newly released digital image is called Elfie from Whimsy Stamps.  I’ve been starting to see a few lady bugs here and there around my area, but I actually don’t like it when they are everywhere!  Otherwise, I can take them on a card and think they’re so cute!

After coloring her up, I cut her out with a stitched circle die and layered another circle with black cardstock behind her.  I also cut out the Whimsy Stamps Friend Word die set with black cardstock and set it aside to work on the rest of my card.

I pulled out this embossing folder with lady bugs (by Darice) and embossed a piece of red cardstock with it.  I took some white ink to lightly go over it to highlight the texture a bit.  I layered this piece onto a piece of black and then layered these over a white A2 sized top folding card base.  The circle image was place towards the right of the card and then I just cut off the excess circle with scissors.

I stamped the “hello” from the Whimsy Stamps Painted Sayings clear stamp set with black ink next to the image.  The “friend” die cut piece was glued at the bottom of the card.  I also took the WS Quick Strips die set to cut out a couple of stitched banners from some shimmer paper and added them to the side of the circle.  Lastly, I’ve put the black gingham ribbon bow over the banner strips and added the lady bugs and sequins to the design.  I filled the sequins with some Nuvo Wite Blizzard Glitter Drops.


Here’s a closer look at the coloring of this cutie.  I’ve used some Copic markers to color her in and then I’ve used a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen to add some shimmer over her wings and the wings on the butterfly.  Here’s the list of Copics I’ve used.  You can purchase these from Whimsy Stamps HERE.

  • Hat, skirt, shoes and ladybug – R39, R37, R35, R32, C8, C5, C3
  • Shirt, leaves – G24, G21, G20
  • Hair – E49, E47, E44, E43
  • Skin – E21, E13, E00, E000, R20


I think there are so many different ways you could color up this image, but I saw her holding this little lady bug and so I just went with that theme when coloring.  Hope you’ve enjoyed my card today and got inspired!

Please be sure to stop by the Cute Card Thursday blog and check out the inspiration from the rest of the design team and play along with us this week!  Thanks so much for stopping in today!  I have something fun to share with you tomorrow, so stay tuned!

Here’s the list of Whimsy Stamps products with affiliate links used today:






nuvo white blizzard

WS-Copic display

Challenges I’d like to enter this card for:

  1.  Sketch Saturday – #557 Choose a Sketch (I chose #512)
    512  You Choose Any Sketch
  2. QKR Stampede – Anything Goes #341
  3. Just Us Girls – Wild Card Week – embossing foldersScreen Shot 2019-01-20 at 9.28.05 PM
  4. Artistic Inspirations –  #214 Just for Fun (Anything Goes)
  5. Crafting From the Heart – #240 Anything Goes
  6. A Bit More Time to Craft – #89 Anything Goes


24 thoughts on “It’s the April Anything Goes for Cute Card Thursday!

  1. Something weird happened when I tried to post my comment a moment ago. I got an error message and then my comment disappeared. Oh well. I love your coloring, Vicki, and all the embossed ladybugs! They are perfect and make the one in the image just pop. Great idea to flip the sketch! While I’m here, let me put on a DT hat and say “Thanks for playing along at QKR Stampede this week and good luck.”
    NanaConnie DT

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    1. Thank you so much Connie! Glad you let me know if there is something strange going on with my blog and I appreciate you letting me know! Please let me know if you experience any more problems.


  2. Adorable image and wonderful colouring. Love the embossed background and how you hi-lighted those cute little lady birds….thank you for the idea and inspiration x Super cute card x


  3. This is a darling card! Look how many sweet lady bug themed supplies you have! I had never seen the embossing folder. Lovely job, as always!


  4. Ladybugs have a very special meaning in my family!! Looks like I need to track down this fabulous embossing folder and fun ladybug fairy!! I love, love, love this card, Vicky!! This card is pure delight!

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    1. Thank you so much Lynn! I should have linked to it in my post, but the embossing folder is from Darice and I’ve placed the link in my blog post to it now. There may be other places you can get it cheaper, but I didn’t search it.


  5. Definitely cure, Vickie. Your card is fantastic. I love the embossed background and the cute image. Hugs, my friend.


  6. Awww what a little cutie Vicki!! I love that image and you’ve colored her beautifully, gorgeous embossed background and the tiny ladybugs are adorable!
    Hugs, Tammy


  7. OMGosh that image is so cute, and I love all the ladybugs you incorporated into this very cute card! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!


  8. That image is adorable and you have colored it beautifully! I love your embossed and inked lady bug background, it is a perfect compliment to that image. Thanks for playing along with us at JUGS!


  9. Beautiful card and really cute image I like the idea of cutting off some of the circle die–seen quite a few ladybirds out and about here too
    Carol x


  10. Such a gorgeous card, I love the way you used the contrast of colour and that cute gingham ribbon – perfect. CarolG


  11. Love your little lady bug gnome. I love gnomes but one of my besties hates them so I don’t think I have any gnome stamps. The lady bug theme is adorable – so many things to look at. Great job.


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