Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Beautiful Hope

I absolutely adore this image named Hope from The Paper Shelter. The delicate details are amazing! I'm entering the card into their current challenge, "Decorate It" so added a doily, the background from the digi set, colored vellum, gold photo corners, and rhinestones on the star and in her hair. I've collected sentiments for many years. Not sure where this one is from, but have had it in my files for at least a decade. I'm adding it to this card because I made it for my sister, Carol, who was just diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. She is currently undergoing chemo, which will be followed by a bone marrow transplant and one month in isolation at Mayo Clinic in MN. Carol is so very precious to me, and I think she will love the sentiment and image on this card.  (Am entering the card into several other challenges including a color challenge, grunge challenge (perfect font for that!), and one that requires a bit of sparkle.)

Entered into: 
The Paper Shelter- #326 Decorate It                          (thepapershelter.blogspot.com.ar)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes     (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)
Penny's Challenge- #367 Anything Goes                    (pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #194       (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Grunge It Up          (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Power Poppy- Love to Sparkle                                      (powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2018/02/february-power-spark-love-to-sparkle.html)
Calling All Sista’s- Color Challenge                              (callingallsistahs.blogspot.com)

The current butterfly challenge involves the letter P for color and theme. My card includes Pink and Patterned Paper. The wonderful charcoal paper that has a die cut center was from a packet I found on clearance at JoAnnes. It has a luscious sheen to it. And I used the center die-cut on the inside of the card. Have had the little butterfly charm for some time. Was fun to put it to such beautiful use!  The sentiments (front and inside of the card) are both freebies from createwithtlc.blogspot.com

Entered into: 
Butterfly Challenge- #95 Letter P                                    (butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Add a Die Cut      (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
Doing Life- Create with TLC Challenge                         (desiref.blogspot.co.za)

This is a recent win from Di's Digi stamps. It's named Kitty in Cups. Isn't that furry little face adorable? If I had a little kitten I'd want to stay home and play with it all day. And… well drink coffee. Hence, the sentiment!  I added a closeup so that you could see all of the wonderful details that artist Diane Carubia put into the image.         
Entered into: 
Di’s Digi Stamps- Pink & Red                                 (disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
QKR Stampede- #282 Anything Goes                  (qkrstampede.blogspot.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge     (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)


  1. Adorable creations, I love the Paper Shelter image that you used and all those beautiful embellies you added. Thanks so much for playing in our Decorate It challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge. Hugs:) Audrey DT

  2. Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Add a Die Cut” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

  3. Gorgeous cards Kathy :-) all of them are absolutely fabulous! I am sure your sister will love and appreciate her card, sending love and hugs and hope that her treatment goes OK XXX

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday Challenges
    Lols x x x

  4. Firstly hope that your sisters treatment goes well for her. I love that you have recycled some packaging on the card for my butterfly challenge and Thankyou for coming and spinning the wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  5. All the best to your sister - and to you as well. My sister is also named Carol - as was our mother. This is such a lovely card - beautiful coloring. Thanks for entering the QKR Stampede challenge this week. Dorothy S, DT member

  6. Gorgeous card... Thanks for joining us at Di’s Digi Challenge and using one of Di’s images :)
    Wendy xx

  7. Beautiful card Kathy. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Digi Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  8. a beautiful card Kathy and I'm so sorry to hear about your sister, sending best wishes to her and I'm sure she will find comfort from the beautiful sentiment, thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

  9. Absolutely wonderful cards as usual Kathy! Your card for Carol really is perfect! Beautiful image and beautiful sentiment!

  10. That little kitten is the cutest! Thanks for your entry to CraftyHazelnut’s February Patterned Paper challenge!
    ~~Heidi @ My Little Stamping Blog

  11. Kathy this is wonderfully crafted and fits in perfect for our 17th ‘ATG with CREATE WITH TLC’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck and hope to see you play with us again.
    {ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  12. Beautiful card!! Thank you for playing along with this months Calling All Sistah's Encouragement Challenge!

  13. Superb coloring!!!!!!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Calling All Sistahs. Hugs, :)

  14. Thank you for entering your lovely card into the Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge. You sister is sure to have her spirits lifted with this card. Praying her treatments go well.


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