Thursday, September 14, 2017

My Friday eve offerings

Another entry for the CAS-ual Friday’s CASE a Girl Friday’s (DT) Card Challenge. This time I was inspired by a striking card created by WeiWei. But instead of snowflakes and a pastel color scheme, I used a fall color scheme and mounted real leaves that I’d pressed in a phone book. (Makes me wonder if people even  have phone books anymore? I only use ours for pressing leaves and flowers!) To strengthen the fragile leaves I first gently laid them on a strip of clear packing tape, lightly pressed them onto the tape, then cut around them. Not sure if it will survive a trip in the mail, so will hand deliver it to a fellow lover of autumn. I know many of them!
And the card that inspired it: 
Entered into:
CAS-ual Fridays- CASE a Girl Friday                        (
We Craft Cards Wednesday ChallengeIt’s Fall     (

Another of TLC’s ( free digis of one of Cicely Mary Barker’s Flower Fairy Illustrations. This one, the Zinnia Fairy, has such a shy and pensive look. And I love her butterfly wings!
Entered into: 
Doing Life- Create with TLC Challenge                 (
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge    (
Cute Card Thursday- Add a Banner/Flag             ( 
Art Impressions- Flowers & Foliage                      (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge 185    (

This weeks CAS challenge over at Less is More is the always difficult OLC (One Layer Card). But… it requires coloring… which I love to do. So had to make another card before the week was up. I used a few stamps from the Vintage Rides set from the Cats’ Meow that I colored with grey Spectrum Nior markers.  Made a cloud template and chalked in light blue billows to add a bit more color plus added a bit of silver to the star on the plane.

Entered into: 
Less is More Challenge- One Layer Coloring In         (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- CAS                     (
From CAS, which I have always found challenging to do… I move on to a card design that it even MORE challenging to me- Shabby Chic. I always appreciate the wonderful shabby chic cards made by other stampers. They make it look so easy! This is about as close as I  get to shabby chic! But I do think it is kind of yummy looking! (And since Wisconsin is the cheese and ice cream capital of the nation… world… or maybe even planet, when I saw this sentiment on Pinterest I just had to make a card so I could use it!) 
Entered into: Ice cream
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Food/Beverage        (
Deep Ocean Challenge- Lovely Lace                                    (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                   (
Di’s Digi Stamps- Ribbon, Lace, Twine or Cord               (



  1. Woo Hoo! Some fabulous makes you have shared with us


  2. Thanks for joining us over at Art Impressions with your gorgeous card!

  3. Lovely selection of cards. Your one layer masculine card is great, love the blue/grey tones and the cloudy background.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  4. Another wonderful collection of cards. Great idea for Less is More and a super little scene for a masculine card. Thanks for joining us in the colouring challenge.

  5. Fabulous cards and a lovely masculine OLC for our challenge. Thanks for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

  6. Your cards are beautiful and I totally love the flower fairy!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

  7. Gorgeous selection of cards Kathy! I love the clouds background you've created, it's perfect for that cute plane.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  8. Beautiful autumn card! I still have a phone book and was wondering why. Now I have a reason to keep it. I love seeing all the beautiful fall leaves and what you created with nature is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with everyone over at the Casual Fridays Challenge.

  9. What a great collection of cards!! And all in different styles; good for you!! Love the ice cream card; so fun! And the way you colored the ice cream cone makes it look so dimensional. Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Designs.

  10. Love the sentiment on the icecream card. Ha ha ha.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge again.
    Catherine x DT


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