Thursday, April 26, 2018

Finally- Crafting Time!

Been working on grantwriting and quarterly reports for what seems like forever. Finally took a little time off to play! 

The current Butterfly Challenge focuses on the letter D. For my card I included one of the colors- Denim Blue and one of the items- Dimensions (via dry embossing). The lovely lilac image is actually cut from a Kleenex or Puffs Tissue box. It was too pretty to throw into the trash. The little sentiment tag is from a Lili of the Valley digi set.
Entered into:
Butterfly Challenge- #98 Letter D                             (
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Flower Power      (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #198    (
Pixie's Snippets-  Week #324                                     (       

I had so much fun repurposing one of Gerda Steiner's free images to create this card. Added a fun sentiment, from an old song that I created on my computer using a great sentiment named Jokerman. (Am sending this card to my sister, Carol, who loves cheese. Since we now live in Wisconsin, we stock up on assorted cheese and cheese curds whenever we head back to South Dakota.   You can find the adorable digi here
Entered into:
Gerda Steiner Designs- Share you Designs Challenge    (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes        (
QKR Stampede- #292 Anything Goes                                (
The Cutie Pie Challenge- #122 Delightful Digis               (                 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                  (

Since winter was entrenched in the Midwest we haven't enjoyed any Spring showers. I hope they arrive soon, especially if they bring rainbows with them! For this card I used an image (printed on vellum) and sentiment from a Beccy's Place digi set named Splish Splash. Made the background with a few nearly ancient stamping tools, a Kaleidacolor ink pad and brayer brush. The little clear blue dots from my stash worked perfectly as little raindrops on the card front.

Entered into: 
Beccy’s Place Challenge- April                                  (
Kitty Bee Designs -#116 Rain, Rain, Go Away       (
Double D’s Challenge- Friendship                           (
Penny's Challenge- #375 Anything Goes                (


  1. Wonderful cards, love what you created with Beccy's image!

  2. Lovely cards, both are beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  3. Beautiful cards, and love your rainbow background....thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  4. Brilliant creation and gorgeous colours for out "FRIENDSHIP" Challenge. Thanks for joining in and good luck in the draw.  Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

  5. Brilliant creation and gorgeous colours for out "FRIENDSHIP" Challenge. Thanks for joining in and good luck in the draw.  Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

  6. Great cards! Cool silhouette card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Friendship’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  7. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who saves the pretty cardboard from tissue boxes. Card looks really pretty with how you have used the flower. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel. hugs Mrs A.

  8. Wonderful Kathy! I love how you've upcycled day to day items as well - very pretty results all round. And yup, it is only one entry per fortnight but as you're just playing for fun I really don't need to delete this second entry :)


    Di xx

  9. What a fun post! First of all, your lilac card is beautiful and fabulous repurposing of the tissue box. I would not want to toss that out, either! The sentiments on your second card are so clever and fun! I just had to giggle. Finally, the rainbow colors and the friends huddled under the umbrella is delightful and perfect for our Friendship challenge at Double D. Thank you for sharing with us!

  10. The lilac image on the first card is gorgeous Kathy, great idea to save it from the trash. I've gone around my house looking for pretty tissue boxes, but sadly we've only got the patterned ones... mind you, they would look good for backgrounds too.
    Your "cheesy" card is so much fun! I love how you've re-purposed the little mice, and added the long sentiment about cheese... I love the Eurythmics and found myself singing along with the altered words!
    Love the rainbow background on your last card, the colours are so pretty. I also like that you've used vellum for the image, it gives the card a lovely soft look. Great job Kathy!

  11. Love your creative design--fabulous way to use the little mice!

  12. These are all so fun it would be hard to choose a favorite! Thanks for participating with CraftyHazelnut’s Patterned Paper challenge!
    ~~Heidi @ My Little Stamping Blog

  13. Your mouse card is such fun and the sentiment is great,thanks for joining us here at Cutie Pie challenge good luck Lyn DT x.

  14. Wonderful cards and gorgeous rainbow background! Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT
    {Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!!

  15. Three really different cards that are all terrific! Thanks for sharing with us at PPCC blog! Becca/DT

  16. Fabulous cards... Thanks for joining in with the Cuties :)
    Wendy x

  17. All your cards are amazing! I love the way you reused the pretty lilac image, and the way you repurposed the GSD mice is brilliant! And I love the background on the umbrella card!! Glad you enjoyed your crafty time :) Thanks so much for joining us for the Kitty Bee Designs challenge! We hope to see you again soon! Hugs, DT Karla


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