Sunday, June 24, 2018

Cute Cards

Made this card for a friend who recently gave his wife a convertible for her 60th birthday. They resemble this couple, including the small family dog (that he named Brutus!) Used a retired stamp from a company named Diamonds that is no longer in business. (I bought it at a thrift store last fall for $4 and have recently seen one on EBay selling for $50-$60!) I used an old South Dakota map for the background, and had fun creating a sentiment to go with this card. The inside reads, "Bet you like to speed because you have to get where you’re going before you forget where you’re going! (PS- Hope your birthday is unforgettable!)" 
Am entering the card into several challenges including The Paper Shelters Summer Vibes (because in Wisconsin convertibles are proof that summer has arrived.)
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Transport It          (
The Paper Shelter- #344 Summer Vibes                   (
June 2018 30-Day Coloring Challenge                     (                 

I love making cards for the Callin' All Sistahs Challenge, mainly because I have so many friends right now that are battling breast cancer, and other types of cancer. I love sending this encouragement cards, and this challenge provides me with inspiration to make those cards. This month's Inspiration Photo has a dark background with beautiful rich and vibrant colored flowers. For my card I included the dark background, but instead of the flowers, I used the vibrant color scheme on a sweet fairy image from Craftin' Desert Diva Digi set named "Magical Day" and the Sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps digi set named "Fantasy Sheet 2" (which  might be retired as I can't find it on their website.) I remembered an unusual card fold that I tried to replicate from memory. It worked, but the card would not stand up so, after a few attempts, I added  a card base that was large enough to bear it's weight. Tonight, I stumbled upon the original instructions and discovered how to make the card correctly. So… I'll be trying this again using these instructions-
Entered into: 
Calling All Sista’s- Color Challenge #14                                       (
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #340-341 Anything Goes     (
Whimsy Inspirations- #107 Anything Goes                                   (

The new CAS-ual Fridays Challenge includes a photo inspiration of fireworks. As soon as I saw it, I knew that I had to use one of my favorite digi images from Di's Digi's to create a whimsical 4th of July card. I printed the digi, colored it with Spectrum Noir markers, then fussy cut it and mounted it on the "inside" of a die-cut window card. I substituted fireworks scrapbook paper for the moon, adding a layer of vellum to mute the colors so that the digi image would stand out. I also mounted a scrap of starry red paper as backing for the card front. It brightens the inside of the card and also covers the tape that holds the fireworks background paper in place. The sentiments were created on my computer and printed off. (Oh, and I just checked and the digi image, named "Love to the Moon and Back" is on sale right now for just $2.00. You can find it here-  
Entered into:  
Di’s Digi Stamps- Summer Fun                                                (
CAS-ual Fridays- #202 Inspiration Photo                            (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Bright & Cheerful       (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                       (


  1. We are so pleased you enjoy taking part in our challenge and I am sure your friends appreciate getting these cards from you. I love you went with the dark background and then used the other colours for the fairy-fabulous idea. And the card looks great as it is. Thanks for joining us at Calling All Sistahs x

  2. so beautiful cards! love all of them! Your coloring is wonderful! thanks for joining us this week on Simon Sys Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  3. Wonderful cards, just love the first one!

  4. Super fun cards, great layouts on all. Thanks so much for playing in our Summer Vibes challenge at The Paper Shelter. Hugs:) Audrey DT

  5. Very cute! I love the fireworks in the background. That image is darling!! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

  6. Fabby looking card with lovely colours and image. Thanks for joining us over at TPS last week. We now have a new and fun challenge up!
    Love n hugs

  7. Thanks for joining us at Di’s Digi Challenge, love your super cute card :)
    Wendy xx

  8. Really lovely card, Thankyou so much for joining us for our Challenge this month at Whimsy Stamps

  9. Very cute cards.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge. Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  10. Adorable! Love the fireworks scene behind the window. So glad you could join us for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.

  11. Love your sweet fairy on your card for the Calling All Sistahs Challenge! Love that sentiment! Thanks for sharing your card with us!

  12. That sweet little fairy looks beautiful in the inspiration photo colors! I like that you took inspiration and changed it up! Thank you for playing along with the Calling All Sistahs challenge. I hope you will join us again for a new challenge starting on the 18th.


Thanks you for your comments. They bring joy to my day!