Monday, July 24, 2017

Monday in my Craft Room

Art Impressions new challenge focuses on text. I created a “chatter” background with differing fonts on my computer. Was planning to just add word bubbles with a few of the Art Impressions sentiments. However, the card seemed so empty without a few of the wonderful SI “oldies” characters. So… I adhered them to edge the card and placed the word bubbles near them.
Entered into: 
Art Impressions- Text Me                                             
     (artimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com)
Simon Says Monday Challenge- You’ve Got the Edge                           
     (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)

I am learning that I CAN do CAS cards, but the challenge at Less Is More this week was even more challenging as it doesn’t allow the use of any stamps! Am thankful it was also not a one layer card challenge as that would have been impossible for me!  For this card, I used a few glittery star die cuts, adhering a portion of a lovely Hanukkah paper napkin to the star cutout to add a punch of color. Finished the card with a 3-D dreidel sticker. I have several Jewish friends so will be making a few more of these cards to share during this years Hanukkah celebrations. (Also, since I’ve never seen Hanukkah in July challenges, I decided to enter this into a few Christmas in July challenges. Not sure if they will be allowed, but for me it is important to have these cards on hand to help dear friends know that I am remembering them over the Holidays!)
 
Entered into: 
Less is More Challenge- #338 No Stamps         
    (simplylessismoore.blogspot.com)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Seeing Stars                     
     (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
CAS-usal Fridays- Christmas in July                       
        (cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge                                        
     (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge2- Extra for July  
     (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk)

Since I still have a sheet of acetate on my work table, I printed another clip art image, this time a message in a bottle.  Trimmed around it then fussy cut white paper, glued it on the back of the acetate and “Ta Da”… a message! (Just realized that I also need to cut a small piece of tan paper to glue on top of the acetate for the cork. Or… better idea… I’ll cut a small piece of cork paper for the cork!  Right now the cork is transparent which looks odd!) I looked for a message to add to the card and couldn’t find one that said what I wanted so I developed my own. Printed it off, then tore around the edges and adhered it to an old calendar page of a beach scene. Stapled the whole things to light aqua paper. Trimmed it close then adhered to Kraft cardstock, adding a final beachy feel! This card will be sent to a dear friend who's going through health issues right now. Am thinking it will encourage her.
Entered into:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #292-293 Anything Goes                    
     (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)
Cute Card Thursday- Summer Colors                           
     (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com) 

I love the simple elegance of B&W cards. Was inspired by the challenge photo at Double D’s to create this card, that went together pretty quickly.
 
Entered into:
Double D’s Challenge- B&W&A Pop of Color
    (daranddiane.blogspot.com)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge- Anything Goes                          
     (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge    
    (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com) 

10 comments:

  1. Some really super cards here Kathy with a variety of styles. Yes, you are learning CAS and we never make it easy at Less is More, do we? ;-) Love your die cut star though and that paper is perfect for your Jewish friend. Super work. Thank you for popping this in at Less is More xx

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  2. Lovely array of cards, Kathy. So clever to use the Hanukkah napkin in your design. Love the gold die cut stars. Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More. Trina

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  3. Beautiful cards Kathy and I love the design on your b/w card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Black & White with a POP of Color’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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  4. Hi Kathy, your Cards are really beautiful! Your detailing and layer are awesome. Thank you for joining In the Word Art Wednesday fun! Ginny M DT

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  5. Wonderful designs. Thank you for sharing it with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your designs in future challenges.
    Kathy DD DT

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  6. What a great Hanukkah card! For me it also a kind of Christmas- so love it!Thanks for playing with our CAS- ual Fridays challenge and good luck!

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  7. Beautiful creation, great pop of color and great design also! Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

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  8. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

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  9. Fabulous cards but I especially love the first one, it's just so much fun! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

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  10. Some great cards here!
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra!
    Susan
    DT for CHNC Extra!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

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