Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Cards to brighten a soggy April
After a beautiful Easter Sunday it has been dreary and raining here in Wisconsin the last few days. 
I am reminding myself that all of this April rain means May flowers, right?! And, spending every available moment crafting up a storm in my craft room. Here are the results. 

I love making these little Asian paper dolls. This one was especially fun because the challenge was to use more than one fold. And, the wonderful burnished leaves sections were cut from an old card that was in my dear moms "treasure box." (Is probably 40-50 years old!) 
Instructions for making the Tri-fold Shutter Card template can be found on this website-
http://qbeesquest.blogspot.com/2013/05/secret-garden-tri-fold-shutter-card.html
Love the way the card turned out! 

Entered into:
Cute Card Thursday Challenge#143- More than one fold 
     (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com)

This adorable image and [inside] sentiment from Beccy's Place is featured on a mug shaped card. I fussy cut the tropical flowers from some scrapbook paper to add color and interest to the front and inside of the card. 
Entered into:
Whimsie Doodles Anything Goes Challenge (optional twist: food or drink)  
     (whimsiedoodles.blogspot.com)
Beccy's Place April Challenge 
     (beccysplace.blogspot.com/

I haven't used my beloved Stampscapes stamps for a while... was fun to pull them out for Simon Says current challenge. And I've been needing sympathy cards lately, so made some extra to have on hand. This one is so peaceful and calming. 


Entered into:
Simon Says Monday Challenge "Splash It On:
     (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)

3 comments:

  1. all your cards are fabulous! the last is absolutely wonderful, love the colors and the scene you've created! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! barbara

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  2. What a beautiful collection of cards Kathy, well done!
    I really like all the beautiful red and gold on the Asian themed card, and the little paper doll is lovely.
    Your mug-shaped card is super cute, and I love the fabulous blue flowers you fussy cut as embellishments.
    The last card is so beautiful Kathy, the lovely lake vista is so serene and peaceful. I really like the subtle colour you added to the sky.
    Beautiful work!
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  3. Really wonderful creations! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsie Doodles Monthly Challenge!

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