Friday, December 22, 2017

A Touch of Spring

For the current Sketch Saturday I decided to go with a non-Christmas/ winter theme. Printed some beautiful butterflies on vellum (You can find the butterflies, plus a few more options, here http://what-a-beautiful-mess.blogspot.com/2013/04/scraps-of-elegance.html). The sentiment is an old, old wood mount stamp from Embossing Arts. 
Entered into: 
Sketch Saturday- Week #494      (sketchsaturday.blogspot.com)


Another card with a non-Christmas theme. This one is made with a wonderful image from a Beccy's Place digi set named Bear With Me. I printed the sentiment off on my computer (now sure where it's from. Have had it in my files for over a decade!) Added some fun decorative paper and scraps of clear blue document folders (behind the sentiment on the front and cut into heart shapes on the inside of the card) You can find packets of these folders  in office supply stores. They are often cheaper than colored vellum, are more translucent, and a packet of them offers many colors. 

 
Entered into:
Beccy’s Place Challenge- December                                    (beccysplace.blogspot.com)
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Party                                (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Party Time                (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
                             
I just discovered a new company that makes digis. Decided that this sweet little fairy (from a Crafting Desert Diva digi set named "Magical Day") would look adorable with a Santa hat and jingle bells. So cute! The Merry Christmas Sentiment is a wood mount from Northwoods Stamps that I've had for many years.
Entered into: 
Crafting Desert Diva                    (www.craftindesertdivasblog.com)
Calling All Sista’s- Color Challenge                  (callingallsistahs.blogspot.com)
Cute Card Thursday- #509- Anything Goes                       (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com) 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #363 Anything Goes  (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge2- Extra for Dec   (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com)                             

7 comments:

  1. Hi Kathy Congratulations on being one of the comment winners at The Paper Shelter. I am too!! Yay! Kathy, I'd like to send you a private message, but I don't see an email address on your blog. Would you mind emailing me on linda.mcenery@gmail.com. Thanks so much!

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  2. Your Touch of Spring card is beautiful Kathy, love those butterflies. The design looks like a good way to use up some scraps too.
    You did a great job on the bear card. I like how you've continued the sentiment on the inside of the card with a "punch line"... it works perfectly with the image. The blue document folder works great with the papers you chose.
    I love the way you transformed the little fairy into a Christmas character. The little Santa hat really did the trick, and I love the beautiful sentiment you used. You did an awesome job on the colouring too.
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  3. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

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  4. Sweet little Christmas fairy spreading holiday cheer. Thank you for joining in the Calling All Sistahs encouragement challenge.

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  5. Cute card love the little fairy!!

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  6. Lovely card using a cute image, glad to see you at CAS.

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  7. I love how you framed the Santa Fairy in you card for Calling All Sistahs. Thanks for playing with us and Good Luck. Hugs, :)

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