Sunday, July 2, 2017

A Handful of Cards

Wanted to make one more card to enter in this week’s Simon Says Monday “Stencil It” challenge. Opted for a Christmas card that I can also enter in a few other challenges. This card features a wonderful holly leaf stamp from Denami Designs, plus a few sentiment stamps, and a stripe stencil from Printworks. (Although I’ve had these for nearly 20 years they are still favorites!)
Entered into:
Christmas Cards All Year Round                 
(christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge                                       
     (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- Extra for July  
       (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk)
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Stencil It                                 
        (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)

Another entry into CAS-ual Fridays TicTacToe challenge is which highlights these three options:  butterfly, tag and texture (cork and twine.)  Also, since it has several layers, I entered into a challenge over at Deep Ocean.
 
Entered into:
Cas-usal Fridays- TicTacToe                        
        (cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com)
Deep Ocean Challenge #153- Lots of Layers                 
      (deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au)

I worked my way through college back in the 70’s working at the campus library. So, when I found this B&W photo on the web, it brought back memories of the hours I spent searching the card catalog and the “stacks” that were located in the basement of the old building (think catacombs)! Mounted the “vintage” image on teh front of a tri-fold flap card and added a little teal shading. Printed a “how old are you?” survey that I’ve had in my craft files for several decades on my computer. Added the survey to the second flap, and the "score" sheet on the inside of the card. This card that is sure to bring a smile to an "old" friends face!
Entered into:
Artistic Inspirations Challenge - #182 Make It Funny      
    (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes                
     (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)

My final card tonight is a wonderful Spring image from beccys place digi set named “Iris Garden.” My sweet mom loved her irises, so I think of her everytime I use this set. Mounted this pre-colored image onto a background made with strips of different colored marbled paper. I love how the swirls in the embossed sentiment mimic the marbling on the paper!
Entered into:
Beccy’s Place July Challenge              
     (beccysplace.blogspot.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge    
      (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)
Cute Card Thursday- #484 Anything Goes   
        (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com)  

9 comments:

  1. Your cards are wonderful Kathy, I especially love the "prehistoric googling". There were quite a few things on that list that I remember, although I think some of them might not have been here in Australia... it certainly made me feel old!
    You've done a wonderful job with the pretty iris card, I really love the marbled background paper. It was really nice to read that the images remind you of your sweet Mum.
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  2. What a cute and fun birthday card!! Love the texture you created for your butterfly card! Thanks for playing along over at Casual Fridays Challenge.

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  3. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for our CCAYR July challenge and my CHNC challenge 340 and my Patterned Paper July challenge – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too x

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  4. Such a gorgeous Christmas card! So nice to see you here at CHNC Extra too! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

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  5. Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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  6. That is a cute card! Thanks for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays!

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  7. Great card and that design is wonderful - love that shape! Thank you so much for entering the CCAYR (Anything Goes) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

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  8. So beautiful and elegant. Love it! Thank you for playing along with us at CCAYR.
    Have a wonderful day!
    ♥ Lena ~ DT
    Lena’s Creations

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  9. Lovely card with pretty paper. Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge this month. Hugs Agnieszka chanya13

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