Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Three Seasons of Cards

Once again, this posting features cards for spring, summer and winter.

This card, alight with cheerful color, just shouts spring! It was put together quickly with a photo from a calendar page, light blue patterned vellum, and a simple sentiment from Beccys Place digi set named “Iris Garden.”
Entered into: 
Beccy’s Place Challenge- July                                     

This week’s Monday challenge at Simon Says is… well… a challenge for me! It requires that a card be distressed. Since I prefer crafting cards that are more of a cute, chic, scenic, floral, elegant or anything besides distressing, these cards are difficult for me to make. I often overwork them when inking, coloring, smudging, spraying, etc. So, I’m using a more gentle method of distressing for my card. I’m adding torn and crumpled paper. Hope that qualifies? (PS The sentiment is actually a prescription for dealing with stress. So, in that way this really is a de-stress card, right? Ha! Sorry… bad joke! But the inside sentiment might bring a smile. It reads, “It’s your birthday, so click those flip-floppy heels together and enjoy!”)
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Distress It                  
Artistic Inspirations Challenge- Summer Colors                        

I love when card challenges help me to get an early start on Christmas cards. Here is an entry for several! Don’t you just love the look on these holiday window peekers faces?
Entered into
Deep Ocean Challenge- Christmas in July                    
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge                                        
Christmas Cards All Year Round                                  
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge    
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge2- Extra for July  


  1. Wonderful cards Kathy, you've done a great job as always.
    I like the idea of reusing the calendar page to make a pretty card. Some of the images in calendars are gorgeous and I always feel bad putting them in the recycle bin at the end of the year. I may just borrow your idea and harvest some of the pretty pictures.
    I think you did an awesome job with your distressed de-stress card (and I liked your joke... it gave me a little chuckle). I think the torn and crumpled paper definitely counts as distressing.
    Your Christmas card is very cute. Those little faces at the window are just adorable.
    Well done on all three cards Kathy, they're fabulous!

    1. Thanks, Beccy. Your comments always make my day!

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

  3. Thanks also for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR July challenge, Hazel, DT x

  4. Great card and that image is just too cute! It really brought a smile to my face!! Thank you so much for entering the CCAYR (Anything Goes) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  5. All your card are beautiful! Love the way you distress the papers! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  6. Great group of cards.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty HazelNut's Christmas Extra challenge
    Julie T

  7. All great creations. Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge last month. Hope to see you again soon. Sorry I am a little late with my comments.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x (DT)

  8. Sweet cards!!! Love the de-stressing card!!! hehe!! 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!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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