Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Cards for three seasons

Won a challenge at Tiddly Inks a few months ago and this was one of the stamps I chose with my gift card. The little girl’s name is Wryn and I love how the stamps often show her playful side. This is a prime example of that! I can almost hear- and feel-  that wonderful crunch of leaves and smell their earthy fragrance when I look at this card. Found the poem on Pinterest… and thought it was a perfect match for our little leaf plunderer! 
I'll share the poem here, so that you can easily read it- "The sky is falling down upon your head. The sky is falling yellow, brown and red. The sky will soon cover every bit of ground Making a quilt of yellow, red and brown." Jean Warren
Entered into:
Tiddly Inks- Anything Goes                                                                           
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Artistic Inspirations- Challenge 185                                 
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Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge
    (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)

Received this adorable pair of snow buddies in a stamped image swap a few years ago. Discovered it, along with several others, when doing some deep dive organizing in my craft room this past weekend. Using it on a CAS card helped to keep the focus on these sweet little faces instead of fancy embellishments. I mean, how can anything hope to compete with the look on that little penguin's face as he encounters the smiling snowball?! (Oh my… I think I am becoming a true CAS fan! Whoever woulda thunk it?!)
Entered into:
AAA Card Challenges- Creatures Great or Small                    
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Less is More Challenge- Lime Green & Royal Blue        
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My sweet hubby surprised me with this card last fall. Actually, I had put it on our Amazon wish list… but didn’t realize that he bought it for me until I found it leaning against a mug of steaming coffee one crisp October day! I had just gotten a MISTI and loved how easy I could stamp clear images of this postcard sized stamp. (It is actually called “Snowy Postcard” from Stampendous.) I love how quickly I can create a stunning card with this stamp. (I showed a close up so that you can see the glittery fluff that decorates the card. Finally invested in some white flower soft and like the texture it adds. Mixed some ultrafine glitter to it before adhering to the card to add the glistening look of snow.) 

                      
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Stamp It (no digis)                     
     (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Stamp It        
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Power Poppy  - Krafty Coloring                                                     
   (powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2017/09/get-krafty.html)   
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- Anything Goes                              
     (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Double D’s Challenge- Glitter   
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Christmas Cards All Year Round- Leaves  
    (christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge2- Extra for Sept
    (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com)

This free digi was actually a gift card given out by an artist at a going-away party. I loved the scripture verse and have always loved fireflies (you’ll find them on many cards on my blog). I made this digi into a center flap card. highlighted their lit little bums with a circle stencil and yellow chalk on a Q-tip, then added a bit of glitter for fun! (You can find the digi here http://courtneydefeo.com/the-brightest-lights-in-orlando/)      
             
Entered into: 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes                          
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QKR Stampede- Anything Goes
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24 comments:

  1. What a great bunch of cards! I came over to look at "Snowy Postcard," and found so much more! Thanks for being such an inspiration! :)

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  2. That postcard stamp is one of my favorites, and your rendition of it shines, Kathy! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  3. What a treat for the eyes with all your creations. The penguin and snowman are just too cute. The frame is a nice touch for keeping it CAS. Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More. :) Trina

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  4. Super Winter season card, love the way the penguin is checking out the snowman. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  5. Beautiful snowy scene and how fun of your hubby to do that!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

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  6. I believe I too have this snowy scene stamp but on a wooden block! You did a BEAUTIFUL job of coloring! How sweet that your hubby surprised you like that ... he's a keeper! lol
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘GLITTER’ 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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  7. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

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  8. A beautiful creation. Lovely design and PERFECT for our GLITTER challenge. ...hope to see you next challenge.. Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

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  9. I love your Tiddly Ink creation. Gorgeous fall leaves! Thanks for joining our anything goes challenge.

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  10. Hi! Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your cards! I have the Snowy Postcard stamp, too; your coloring is beautiful--what did you use to color the scene? So soft and artistic!

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    1. Thanks, Sherry. I mainly used chalks and Tombow Markers for the details (branches and chimneys.)

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  11. What a fun surprise! You've created a beautiful snow scene. I love this postcard style card. Thanks for joining the Double D "Glitter" Challenge.

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  12. My goodness, the sheer number of awesome cards in one post! And yes, the look of that penguin is utterly adorbale!

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  13. Beautiful scenic card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D Challenge blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.
    Kathy
    DD DT

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  14. Beautiful!! 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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  15. Wonderful collection of cards! Autumn card is fabulous, love the sentiment and the image you used, great design too!Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

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  16. Super sweet card! Love those buddies! Great card for the challenge! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

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  17. Lovely cards, Kathy! Thanks a lot again for sharing your card with us at AAA Cards Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin

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  18. wow.. what fun autumn card! It's perfect for my challenge theme... Please visit it... I would be very glad, if you do that!

    Hugs
    Doris
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives (#9 – The beginning of autumn (let’s drop the leaves))
    *DT* Die Sketchtanten

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  19. Beautiful fall card.
    Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks this month!

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  20. Gorgeous cards and I love the Christmas card with the frosty house - wonderful. Thank you so much for entering the Christmas Cards All Year Round (Use Leaves) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you and come back again soon!! Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

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  21. Wonderful cards with great paper. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

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  22. Isn't fall such a wonderful time of year! Your card with the Tiddly Inks image totally captures the beauty and the fun of the season. Thank you so much for always playing in our Tiddly Inks challenges!

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  23. Fabulous fall Tiddly Inks card. Thank you for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge' at Tiddly Inks. Hugs Lisa xxx

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