Saturday, May 12, 2018

Card Trio

I love this sweet Bugaboo image and had fun pairing it with this funny sentiment (from my files, created on my laptop and printed off on my computer.) One reason that I like using digi images is that they can be enlarged or minimized to fit almost any space such as the segments of this great film strip die from Marianne Design.  Was inspired to use some of my many scraps of paper and ribbon to make this card using the current Sketch for the Stella challenge at Bugaboo.

Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge        (
Bugaboo Stamps-Anything Goes                                (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge          (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #199      (

I use this Tiddly Inks digi image named Petite Q often because she is adorable and fun to color. For this card, I used an Ombre color palette (Simon Says Monday Challenge) and a round die cut (The Paper Shelter Challenge). Finished the card off with a wonderful die cut sentiment "Sparkle"( that I won at a Double D Challenge last fall. Thanks, Diane!) plus a Jolee's sticker crown and rhinestone flower… because a princess needs her bling!
Entered into: Tiddly Princess
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Ombre          (
The Paper Shelter- #338 Round It Up             (
Penny's Challenge- #379 Anything Goes         (
QKR Stampede- #295 Anything Goes              (

My final card in this trio uses another beautiful digi image from Tiddly Inks that is FREE! (You can find it here-  I love the unique collage feel of this image, which includes shading and the text background. So fun! The digi actually prints out as two note cards on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of cardstock. However, for this card I wanted a layered shabby chic theme, so mounted the front of the notecard atop a paper doily, scraps of a paper lace placemat and assorted shapes cut from shades of green and burgundy to make a large card. I colored the B&W image with  Spectra Noir markers, added a few strips of sheer ribbon, a tag (from Lili of the Valley) and pretty turquoise photo corners. Am entering this card into several challenges, including the Calling All Sista's Challenge (which inspires stampers to make cards to encourage others that are going through rough times. This card is soon heading to my sister- who is also a dear friend. She is enduring chemo right now for Multiple Myeloma so I try to regularly send her a card. I think this one will brighten her day!)   
Entered into: 
Tiddly Inks- Florals & Plants                                         (
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- May Flowers     (
Double D’s Challenge- May Flowers                             (
Cute Card Thursday- #529- Flowers                            ( 
Calling All Sista’s- Color Challenge                              (


  1. WoW, you've been busy, fabulous cards! Love the little penguin in the film strip, and it's a great interpretation of our sketch. Thank you for playing along with our Stella says Sketch Challenge

  2. Beautiful pot of flowers! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘May Flowers’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  3. Your card is beautiful, love those flowers! Your sister will love this card! Thanks for sharing with us at Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge!

  4. You are a very prolific crafter! It would take me weeks to make a trio of cards! I love the sentiment on the first one...too funny! You've done a wonderful job of coloring the princess and flowers images. I agree with you on that flower image; I love it, too! I am amazed when I see digital images being used, as I've never used them. (no printer). I am so happy that you've decided to follow my blog! Thank you for your really sweet comment there, too! Hugs!

  5. What an absolutely fabulous trio of cards! I love how you made each one totally original. There is so much to love about each and it was refreshing to see such great versatility from an artist. Your coloring skills are top-notch and I enjoyed seeing the patterns and layering you incorporated. Thank you so much for sharing your skills with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  6. These are all wonderful but that Tiddly Inks one is my favorite! Gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Tiddly Inks! Good luck,

  7. Such a pretty card. I love your colors and your little pot of flowers. Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D May Flowers Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT
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  8. I love your coloring on the vase and flowers! So pretty. Thank you for playing along with the Calling All Sistahs Challenge! Hope to see you join us again on the 18th for a new inspiration photo!

  9. fabulous makes..thanks for playing along with us at Tiddly Inks..hugs Debs x

  10. Fabulous cards. Love the sentiment on that first one! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog. Julie, DT member

  11. All of you cards are fabulous but I especially like your last one. Such fantastic colours! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks.

  12. All great designs. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.


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