Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Two folds and Simplicity

This is my third ever entry into the Outlawz Progressive Challenge. Participants are provided with a free digi and encouraged to create a card that features it. I decided to trim the sweet little bird from the background and used it on a bench fold card. There are several tutorials on Pinterest. I used the one from here- thecraftspa.blogspot.com/2017/05/30-high-tide-centre-box-card-u-fold.html The sentiment is a sticker left from my scrapbook stash and the sweet little ladybug is also a scrapbook embellie. I had fun picking out background papers to give the card a bright and cheery look. And the little bird and two flowers provided me the chance to do some coloring (my fourth day of the 30-day Coloring Challenge. Not sure if I'll make all 30 days, but I am off to a good start!)
Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenges- Progressive Freebie- June       (Outlawzchallenges.ning.com)
The Paper Shelter- #341 Flower Power                       (thepapershelter.blogspot.com.ar)
Simon Says Monday Challenge- All Things Bright & Beautiful      (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Cute Card Thursday- #532 Hello Summer                  (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com) 
June 2018 30-Day Coloring Challenge                         (thedailymarker.com/2018/06/day-1-the-daily-marker-30-day-coloring-challenge)
My second card went together pretty quickly. Since I had my circle dies out, I decided to make a masculine card to enter into the current Power Poppy Round & Round challenge. The gears were made with a new Darice set of dies, and the cute little robots and sentiment are from a wonderful Beccy's Place digi set named "Itty Bitty Bots" (you can find it here- beccysplace.com/itty-bitty-botz-digital-stamps) The background paper is a freebie which I printed off in grey scale (papercraftinspirationsmagazine.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/pin81.free_papers3.pdf
Entered into: 
Power Poppy- Round & Round    (powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2018/06/june-challenge-lets-go-round-round.html)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes   (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
Beccy’s Place Challenge- June                                        (beccysplace.blogspot.com)
DigiStamps4Joy- #149 Anything Goes                         (digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.co.za)
Penny's Challenge- #382 Anything Goes                     (pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au)

The A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge for June is "Monochromatic." Since I chose highly patterned background paper, I kept the layout fairly simple. A sentiment printed off from my computer and a few touches a bling finished it off. Yay!
Entered into: 
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Monochrome    (a2zscrapbookingblog.com)   
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                 (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #201             (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)


  1. Gorgeous creations Kathy! Super impressed with your creativity! Your Itty Bitty Bots are adorable! Love your layout and design! Thanks for sharing these with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges!

  2. Popping back to also thank you for sharing them with us at Digistamps 4 Joy!! While I'm here, love your little birdie and your fabulous bridge/bench fold card!!

  3. That little bird is adorable Kathy, and you did a wonderful job with the colouring. Great choice of background papers too, you definitely achieved the bright and cheery look you were after.
    The robot card you made is awesome, the circles and gears were the perfect accompaniment to the little bots. Love the colour scheme and robot-themed paper.
    Your last card is very elegant Kathy, I like your choice of patterns and colour. Keeping it simple was a great idea, I agree that the pattern does all the work on this one. Great job.

  4. Great card and thanks for entering into our current challenge. Hope to see you again...
    [aNNie Designer for Digi Stamps 4 Joy Challenges]

  5. All gorgeous cards!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

  6. Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
    Hugs, Jackie

  7. All great cards and very fun. The gears with the robot is perfect. What a great kid card to boot.

  8. Great cards. So glad you submitted the last card to A2Z for our monochromatic challenge. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  9. Fun cards!! Your monochromatic card well done. Thanks for joining in our June challenge at a2z.

  10. Adorable card! Little bird is so cute and colors perfect for our Bright challenge! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara


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