Monday, September 4, 2017

What’s Up… and a lot more!

Lili of the Valley had a 40% off of digi's a few weeks ago and I couldn’t resist picking up a few of their adorable images. This sweet little bunny is actually jumping over daffodils in the  digi.. But I printed him off, colored and fussy cut him out so that I can have him soaring into the sky for a CAS challenge at my much loved AAA Cards blog. (They helped me to actually enjoy making CAS cards. Nope… I’ll never go totally CAS as I like to layer and add to many embellies to do that. But I do find that creating CAS stretches my brain a bit, which, at my age, is a really good thing!) BTW- the inside of the card will say, "What's up?"  as soon as I can find that stamp. It appears to have taken flight in my craft room.
Entered into:
AAA Card Challenges- Creatures Great or Small                 
   (aaacards.blogspot.com/)
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes           
        (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)

Not sure what company makes this sweet image, I got it in a swap a few years ago, but I loved adding the lime green and royal blue color scheme to enter it into this weeks Less is More (another CAS!) challenge. I received a Fiskars stamp set, Latte Love, as a gift a while ago and was fun to use one of it's sentiments on this card. However, I noticed that the “v” in the sentiment is actually an upside down “w”. So odd. Contacted Fiskars to see if I can get a replacement. Until then… enjoy a bit of odd with your coffee!
Entered into: 
Less is More Challenge- Lime Green & Royal Blue        
    (simplylessismoore.blogspot.com)
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Stamp It (no digis)                  
     (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Cute Card Thursday- Too Cute  
      (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com) 
                                               
I have used this adorable “Tiny Dancer” image from Tiddlyinks on so many cards since I found her a few months ago. Isn’t she just the sweetish little ballerina you ever did see?! And she is a free digi! For this card,     I printed off another free Tiddlyinks digi, Amanda's Arch, colored it with the rose shades in this months color palette, and fussy cut it out. Mounted the arch onto cardstock with foam squares, then adhered the dancer (also in shades to match the color palette) under its blossom laden beauty. A little Stampendous birdie is perched atop the arch to enjoy the little ladies leaps and spins!
I did take a second photo to show the depth of the card. And also to show that her glistening hair flips up and over the vellum sentiment circle. I tried to glue it down, but decided it added a playful look to the card when it flips out a bit. So fun!

Entered into: 
Tiddly Inks- Autumn Glow                                                                 
    (tiddlyinkschallenge.blogspot.com)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes
     (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
                       
I love creating with vellum. So, when I saw a packet of this delicate holly printed vellum at a little thrift shop, I had to have it. Was fun to put it to work in this card.
Entered into: 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- Anything Goes                           
     (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Christmas Cards All Year Round- Leaves  
   (christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge
    (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge2- Extra for Sept  
    (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com/2017/09/chnc-challenge-extra-for-september-2017.html)


20 comments:

  1. Hi Kathy,

    wonderful cards, every one of them.

    Hugs
    Ela

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  2. Such a cute little rabbit! Love your design! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

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  3. Fabulous cards ! Love the sweet image you've used for our colour challenge, this little girl is so cute and the sentiment is great ! Thanks for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

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  4. I know what you mean about CAS cards, they don't come easy to me, yours however is fabulous, gorgeous cards as always!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!
    Debxx

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  5. Wow, you've been busy in the craft room...beautiful bunch of cards! Thank you for playing along with us at Catch the Bug!

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  6. Beautiful Christmas card Kathy. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

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  7. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CCAYR, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  8. You have been busy, lots of cuties right there.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

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  9. Such cute cards, your coloring looks great! I love how you've been able to make a scene card with our limited color palette -very creative image choice for the challenge! Looking good! :)Thank you for joining us at Less Is More!

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

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  11. WOW! You are a busy bee with your card making and an incredible collection of cards here. Great to see you play along again at Less is More this week and what a cutie she is. Great use of the colours too.

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  12. How adorable is that rabbit - and have I ever told you I love balloons? Nice and CAS too! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  13. Love it, love them all! Thanks so much for playing along with our Challenge this week at Catch the bug! Hope you will join us again very soon!

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  14. So, so cute.... Thanks for playing along in our challenge at Catch The Bug, hope to see you again next week.

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  15. Such pretty card, love them. All are so sweet and elegant. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  16. That LOTV bunny is adorable, love it every time I see it. And a great use of our challenge colours for the coffee girl card.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

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  17. 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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  18. Kathy, what a bunch of sweet cards! I am in love with your bunny! Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at AAA Cards Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin

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  19. Beautiful cards, lovely image. Thanks for sharing with us at Craftyhuzelnut's Patterned Paper, we hope to see you back again. Hugs Agnieszka chanya13

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  20. Great cards. Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR.

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