Tuesday, August 15, 2017

From sweet to beautiful

A card that brings back sweet memories from childhood. (Our clothes dryer plays a cute little tune when the cycle is done, and it always makes me smile… and crave ice cream!!) 
Note, the little boy image- and hundreds more- are available from freedeariedollsdigistamps.blogspot.com. The ice cream truck is from a packet of scrapbook papers.  
Entered into:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- For a Child                        

And what can be sweeter in the winter than gingerbread and a mug of hot chocolate (tea or hot apple cider if you prefer that). I used a yellow patterned paper background for this to meet a challenge requirement, but I do like the golden glow it adds to the card.
Entered into:
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge                                        
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge2- Extra for August  
Christmas Cards All Year Round- Use Yellow  
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge

Have always loved this stamp. It is especially elegant when embossed in gold. For this added pop of sparkly color, I used colored embossing pens on the flowers and then quickly added iridescent peacock embossing powder. (Purchased years ago from Embossing Arts… and it is almost gone. Must find a replacement, soon.)
PS You can find this beautiful stamp at victorineoriginals.com.
Entered into: 
Cute Card Thursday- Embossing                                  

Wanted to make a card for a friend, and decided to go Shabby Chic, since I still had my doilies and lace out from earlier use. Found the image in my box of treasures from my mom’s things. Fussy cut around the image, removing the sentiment to place just beneath the boughs of flowers. The inside sentiment reads, “The road to a friend’s house is never long. (Danish Proverb.)”
Entered into: 
Deep Ocean Challenge- Shabby Chic/Vintage                           
CAS-ual Fridays- Friendship                        
Di’s Digi Stamps- Fancy Flowers        



  1. Hi Kathy! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “For a Child” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work!

  2. All of your creations are really amazing!! I especially love that embossed thank you design so much! Very elegant and so pretty!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

  3. Beautiful cards Kathy and thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays.

  4. Oh wow, another beautiful variety of cards. Thank you for joining us again at the CCAYR's 'Add Yellow' challenge.
    Lena - DT

  5. So many fun cards, how could you pick a favorite!? Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge!

  6. Lovely cards. Thank you for joining us over at Di's Digi Designs and hope to see you again soon.
    Deborah A

  7. This is so sweet - I love the yellow and red paper you've chosen - such a different type of Christmas card - I love it! Thank you so much for entering our CCAYR (Use yellow) Challenge this month. Lots of luck to you Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  8. Beautiful card!! 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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