INAS Challenge #36

Good Morning,

I am back!  The surgery wasn't that bad....and I feel so much better not having this infection running through me.  I have a lot more energy.  I still have stitches in my mouth and my mouth is sore, but I hope that will go away soon!

We have a new challenge over at International Art and Soul the challenge this Fortnight is "Art Nouveau"  I LOVE Art Nouveau to think about what it is, picture Tiffany lamps with the beautiful lamp shades and you've got it!

So here is my design team project.

Two butterfly lanterns and a card.  Wouldn't this make a perfect Hostess gift?  I try to never go to a party empty handed.  

Here are the lanterns lit up.

And here is the card.

 Recipe for these lanterns and card:

Paper - Vellum Variety Pack - Paper Accents
Paper - The Sweetest Thing and Lemonade (scraps from my stash too)
Pearls on card - Prima

I am entering this project into the following challenges:

Creative Artiste Mixed Media - #39 Challenge ATG
Cut It Up - Challenge #150 Anything But A Card (entering butterfly lanterns)
Just Add Ink - #414 Just Add A Window or a Frame

Wow!  You made it all the way down to the end of the blog!  Ready for me to pick a winner of the prize giveaway?  It is... Congratulations Lynn, please send your mailing address to

Please stop by International Art & Soul to see what my design sisters have created and then come along and play with us!  It's fun!  I would love to see your creations there.


Thank you everyone for stopping by!  I am so happy to be back!


  1. So glad the hear that your health is better, and I wish you a speedy resolution of your mouth problems.
    Love your projects, especially the lanterns!! Such clever idea and they look amazing!

  2. They're beautiful, lanterns and card, and make a perfect gift for anyone. Glad you're feeling better. Hazel x

  3. Welcome back, my friend!! I'm glad you are feeling better!! Your projects are amazing!! I absolutely love the butterfly lanterns!! The card is beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Awesome to know you are feeling so much better Chriss and the op was so successful :) :) Oh you really rocked this challenge theme with your stunning lanterns and card, they turned out beautifully :) :) :) xxxx

  5. Lovely projects.
    Thank you for joining in with our June challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

  6. I'm so happy to read that your surgery was a success and that you are feeling much better! Your butterfly lanterns are absolutely beautiful! Love your card too!

  7. Those are the prettiest lanterns! I love the stained glass look. The hostess who receives them will be thrilled.

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Anything But a Card challenge!


  8. Ooh, so pretty! The butterfly lanterns are lovely!


  9. Your lanterns are gorgeous, Chris and look wonderful lit up! Your card too is beautifully done and I’m sure your hostess will love this set. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  10. Beautiful lanterns and a wonderful hostess gift!

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Anything But a Card challenge.


  11. Those laters look just wonderful lit up Chriss! I love how your frame adds a real Art Nouveau feel to your lovely card too. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  12. These are so beautiful Chriss! Love them.
    I was so surprised about the win as I said in my email to you yesterday. Thank you. Hope to be back in the swing of things soon.

  13. Glad you are feeling better Chriss! Your butterfly lanterns are amazing and so beautiful! I love your matching card to~such fun creations!
    Take care my friend!
    Sherrie K


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