Monday, June 5, 2017

June 5- (Monday)
Love this Pinterest photo inspired challenge! The current challenge was a photo of a mother holding a baby, with lots of lace and soft colors. I tried to mirror the lacy feeling with sponging over a strip of paper lace. And have always loved this sentiment!  
Entered into:
(Pin)spirational Challenge- Baby (inspiration photo)   
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I have a huge stash of patterned paper from my scrapbooking days. It was fun to put it to use in this challenge. Plus, found an adorable card idea on Pinterest that lent itself perfectly to this challenge. And was so easy to put together that I made not one but two cards! 
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CAS-ual Fridays Challenge-Patterned Background Paper   
     (cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com)   
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge-
     (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)

I’ve been seeing lots of challenges with flowers and bugs lately. So… was able to swat at three challenges with this one card. And it is a stunner! A double side step card made with elegant scrapbook paper and strips of acetate that set the butterflies a flight. (The butterflies were fussy cut from an upcycles magazine page. Definitely NOT a CAS card… but so very lovely!) The card base was surprisingly simple. You can find directions for it here http://glimmercraft.blogspot.ca/2013/03/double-sided-step-card-tutorial.html
Entered into:
Artistic Inspirations Challenge- Flowers      
     (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)
Cute Card Thursday Challenge-#480- Bugs & Butterflies
    (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com) 
Poppy Power Challenge-Bug Me

This card is being entered into two challenges: one features travel (and being from Wisconsin, travel HAS to include a nice Harley!), the other requires a masculine card. Although a lot of women enjoy motorcycles, the men in my family LOVED to get bugs in their teeth! And since I lived for much of my childhood in South Dakota, which is known for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, I used a SD map for my background, with the Black Hills featured just to the left of the bike. We lived near Sturgis when the Rally 's 50th Anniversary was held. The roar of the bikes was deafening, making it sound like the hills were filled with busy bees as attendance topped the charts at 400,000! 
Entered into:
Crafters CafĂ© Challenge Blog Challenge-#174 Travel    
     (crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au)
Entered into:
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Masculine             
    (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)

AAA Cards is celebrating their third anniversary this week. So their challenge is to create a CAS birthday card. (I have a hard time with CAS because I like to color and layer and fussy-cut! So, I hope that this card qualifies as a CAS. Was my first attempt at Zentangle, and I found it relaxing and fun. Might need to make more of them!
Entered into:
AAA Cards Challenge- Happy Birthday            
     (aaacards.blogspot.com/)

11 comments:

  1. You're on a roll Kathy! Thanks for joining in again with AAA Cards 3rd birthday celebrations.

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing your adorable giraffe card with everyone at the Casual Fridays Challenge. What a fun card! I know what you mean about all those stockpiled patterned papers. One of these days I'll get back to scrapbooking but probably won't use many of those papers so it's great to put them to use in cards sometimes!!

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  3. The giraffe cards are adorable. i love the sentiment on the motorcycle card.

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  4. Another batch of super cute cards. Great ideas and Thanks for playing along in our 3rd Birthday challenge at AAA Cards this week.

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  5. very nice. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)
    http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

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  6. lots of fabulous cards Kathy but that sentiment on the card for our challenge is just amazing...love it...thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...enjoy your weekend...hugs kath xxx

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  7. Wonder and lovely card. Allowing the sentiment to be the focal point is delightful... Thank you so much for joining us at pinspirational.

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  8. Precious sentiment. Thank you for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Anything Goes optional twist Transport" challenge.

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  9. Aw, those giraffe cards are so adorable! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays challenge!

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  10. Love those giraffe cards.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge. Hope to see you again.
    Catherine x DT

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  11. Sweet cards!!! And I see a giraffe!!! Love!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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