Friday, March 9, 2018

Wind and Rain

The current Monday Challenge at wecraftcards is to make a card showing the wind, in honor of March. When looking through my stash for a "windy stamp" I found this gem. Have had it for several decades, but don't use my rubber mounts much anymore so forgot about it. It's hard to read the sentiment, but it says, "From far away, a friendly light."  I didn't have an anchor charm, so I fussy cut one from metallic paper. Eazy Peazy!
Entered into:
Penny's Challenge- #370 Anything Goes                            (
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- The Wind                  (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #195                (
QKR Stampede- #286 Anything Goes                                 (

The current challenge at CASual Fridays is named "Beautiful Rainbows." For this card, I printed one of the images from Beccy's Place digi set named "Splish Splash" onto a sheet of rainbow stationary. I printed one of the sentiments from the same set, and I cut it in half, dividing the two sections between the front and inside of the card. Found some wonderful enamel dots that look like raindrops in my stash that work beautifully on this card. And a few sparkly stars finish off the inside sentiment beautifully, too.  
Entered into: 
CAS-ual Fridays- #194 Beautiful Rainbows  (Add logo)   (
The Paper Shelter- #329 Let It Be Spring                            (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Girl Power                  (
Beccy’s Place Challenge- March                                             (
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Anything Goes      ( 
Used another image and sentiment from Beccy's Place digi set named "Splish Splash" to make this card for the "When Skies are Grey" challenge at Double D's and "Whatever the Weather" challenge at Simon Says Monday. I printed the umbrella girl image onto vellum, mounted it onto background paper with a light grey pattern (you can see it in the close-up), then taped both behind the frame that I upcycled from a wedding card. Mounted the sentiment onto a scrap of sheer ribbon that I tucked behind the frame, with the ribbon's tails extending beyond the edges of the card. Added a few of the raindrop dots to the sentiment strip to add a bit more texture.  
Entered into: 
Double D’s Challenge- When Skies are Grey                                   (
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Whatever the Weather  (
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #325 Anything Goes   (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                    (                   


  1. Wonderful cards, love the lighthouse scene :)
    Hugs Kaz xx

  2. Fabulous cards and all go together so weel for a fun post!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  3. Beautiful projects, great sentiments on the weather cards!! Thanks for playing our March challenge at a2z.

  4. What a fabulous collection of cards Kathy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Skies are Gray’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  5. Fantastic cards! Love your last one and that wonderful silhouette, it actually reminds me a bit of Mary Poppins--the Chimney Sweepers! ;) That sentiment is PERFECT! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, When Skies Are Gray, Donna, DT Member.

  6. Great interpretation of our challenge theme. Thanks for entering and showing your beautiful work at our "Skies Are Gray" Challenge. Thanks for joining in and good luck in the draw.  Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

  7. Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for March!
    Monica - DT

  8. Beautiful cards, love the rainbow behind the silhouettes! Thanks for joining us for our rainbow challenge at CAS-ual Fridays.

  9. beautiful card and I love the puddles sentiment, thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

  10. Your silhouette card with the rainbow is a wonderful design, and I love how you followed through on the inside with that sentiment! Thank you for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  11. The lighthouse card is great - and your hand cut anchor is perfect - great cutting! Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede this week. Dorothy S, DT member

  12. Your cards are beautiful, each one unique. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  13. I'm very impressed with your anchor "charm" Kathy, it looks awesome! I was amazed to read that you had fussy cut it from a piece of metallic paper. Very clever! The image is fabulous and you've done a great job adding just the right amount of colour.
    Both of your rainy day cards are lovely. I like the rainbow background on the first one and the way you've divided the sentiment between the front and inside of the card... great idea. I really love the soft green card stock on the second card, and the way you overlaid the sentiment. Gorgeous!

  14. Absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the a2z Scrapbooking Blog's March "Anything Goes" challenge!
    Leslie, a2z DT
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