Monday, April 30, 2018


I love that so many challenges right now focus on flowers and bright spring colors. After a long winter, it is such a refreshing change! For this card, I used an old Printworks stamp. To add depth to the card, I made three images, fussy cut the envelope and a few flowers and leaves which I attached with foam tape. Wanted to enter the card in Pixie's Snippets challenge, so dug through my scrap papers to make the background. A simple card that just shouts SPRING! 
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Flower Power                      (
Pixie's Snippets-  Week #325                                                     (
CAS-ual Fridays- #198 April Showers Bring May Flowers  (
Bugaboo Stamps-Color Inspiration                                          (
Calling All Sista’s- Color Challenge                                          (

I fell in love with this sweet Whimsy image when a new friend gifted it to me (thanks Linda!) Thought it would make a great Mother's Day card. Because… why can't a penguin provide tender mothering to a tussle of kittens?!  I used a die cut to create the window and cropped a few of the kittens to adorn the sentiment. Mounted the sentiment on an oval of red vellum to add a little contrasting color... and make this little kittah's stand out! Ahhh… purrfect!
Entered into: 
The Paper Shelter- #336 Die Cuts                                                (
Whimsy Inspirations- #105 Anything Goes                                (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes                  (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                            (
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #332-333 Anything Goes   (

Because I was on a cuteness roll, I pulled out one of Di's Digi stamps and made an Easter card. (I'm working on gift packets of cards for a few soon-to-graduate students so this will be added to one of those packets.) The cute little rabbit is also appropriate for the Kitty Bee Designs Challenge, Forest Friends.
Entered into: 
Di’s Digi Stamps- Include an Animal              (
Kitty Bee Designs -#117 Forest Friends          (


  1. What a darling card, the background is so fun and love the envelope filled with flowers. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  2. Wow thank you so much for Joining us at Whimsy Stamps Challenge,
    with this adorable collection of cards, and than you so much for using some of the cute Whimsy Stamps images, you have brought them to life
    Have a great day
    Kindest regards
    Whimsy Stamps DT

  3. Lovely cards and yes your snippets card really does shout 'Spring' its so pretty with the background you've made x

  4. Great use of snippets Kathy - and a real breath of Spring as well.


    Di xx

  5. Lovely creation with wonderful design and colours. Thanks for joining us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
    Love n hugs

  6. Love all your cards, Kathy, but that first one made me smile BIG! Love your paper weaving behind that charming envelope of flowers! Thanks for sharing these with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  7. Wow you've been quick off the mark this month. Lovely collection of cards.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge in May.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  8. Your card is so pretty. I love the way you used the color challenge at Catch the bug. The banners is an awesome touch. Your other cards are pretty. Thanks for sharing over at Catch the bug.
    Billie A
    Catch The Bug
    Inspiration Destination
    Creative With Stamps
    Aud Sentiments
    The Merry Christmas Challenge
    Sunny Day Crafting
    Pause Dream Enjoy
    Craftaholic R US
    Always Happy Birthday

  9. so cute! Thank for playing with us at Di's Digi challenge.
    Nathalie DT

  10. What a great collection of cards! Love the sweet little bunny card. So cute and your coloring on the eggs is fabulous; they look so shiny! Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Designs.

  11. Omygosh, I am floored with how you used this Penguin Loves His Kitties image! How brilliant to cut out the kitties like that and add them to the sentiment panel, then to use a window for the main image on the inside! I'm so impressed! Your bunny card is so cute too! I love how he looks so relaxed upon his stash of eggs! Thank you for joining in the Whimsy Challenge!


  12. gorgeous cards! I love your envy full of flowers! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.

  13. Loving the background. Thank you for joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge, April Showers Bring May Flowers.

  14. Your cards are all so beautiful! That image just screams spring! Thanks for sharing with us at Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge!!

  15. I love the flowers bursting out of the envelope on your sweet card. Thanks for playing along with the Calling All Sistahs challenge! I hope you'll join us again with a new one starting on the 18th.


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