Sunday 1 May 2022

Cup of Joy by Joy Clair Designs for the Little Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge LPOCF #181 on the 1st of May, 2022

Hi All!
Welcome to my post about my card for challenge #181, the 1st of May 2022 challenge for the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Wow can you believe that it is May already - my little boy Christofer turns 13 years old on the 7th - no longer a little boy!

Anyway, here is my completed card:

Our sponsor for this challenge is Joy Clair Designs and Cup of Joy was the image that was chosen.

I think Cup of Joy was chosen as we are so close to Mother's Day and they are the perfect images for just such an occasion! I have digitally printed one of the cup images with a sentiment on to X-Press It Blending card and then coloured with the following Copics markers:
  • cup & saucer blue - B12, B14, B16, B18
  • cup & saucer purple - V12, V15, V17
  • greenery - YG03, YG63, YG67 or G03, G07
  • pink flower - RV11, RV14, RV17, RV19
  • yellow flowers - Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, E35, E39
  • turquoise flower - BG13, BG15, BG18, E35, E97, E39
  • green blobs - YG21, YG23, YG25
  • yellow macaroon with pink filling - Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, RV63, RV66
  • green macaroon with yellow filling - G12, G14, G17, Y13, Y15, Y17
  • background - BG13, BV000, BV00, BV02, BV04
  • outline - BG13
I have cut out the coloured image with my paper cutter, added the outlines and corners before adhering it on to a square white card from Envelope Solutions.

As usual, I have taken inspiration from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her fantastic monthly classes and bonus classes.

Here is another photo of the completed card:

Here are a couple photos close-up of the colouring:

There is inspiration from the rest of the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT over on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card or gift stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous "always anything goes" creations. Please ensure that you are a follower of the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog to be eligible for a prize!
Have fun! This challenge will end on Saturday the 14th of May, 2022. Please check the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog on Sunday 1st of May, 2022 to find out the winners of Challenge #180.

I would like to enter this card into a few challenges:
Thanks for looking!


  1. Beautiful creation Lou! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  2. So lovely, fabulous colouring and card..
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT