Sunday, July 1, 2018

A Handful of Cards

A card for the current Butterfly "Letter V" Challenge that includes 1 Color (Vermillion) and 1 theme (Vertical-the A2 card is arranged on the vertical). I used an old embossing powder from Stampendous that includes black powder plus a large sprinkling of multicolored glitter. (I'm making seasonal cards for wedding gift packs and needed a few Easter ones. This fits the bill!)  The wood mount butterfly stamp is from PSX and the sentiment is from Printworks.
Entered into: 
Butterfly Challenge- #102 Letter V                (
Double D’s Challenge- Butterflies                  (
Cute Card Thursday- #536 CAS                     ( 
The current CAS-ual Fridays Challenge includes a photo inspiration of fireworks. When cleaning my craft room I found this wonderful fireworks image that I had stamped on black a few years ago. Then used an assortment of glittery embossing powders plus silver glitter paper stars to add flash and sparkle. The front of the card sentiment was created on my computer. The vellum Celebrate sentiment on the inside of the card is from a packet of scrapbook sentiments. .  (I added a closeup so you can see the sparkle and colors. (The most interesting embossing powder is green with red glitter. It is PERFECT for fireworks! Got it many years ago from Stampendous.) 

Entered into: 
CAS-ual Fridays- #202 Inspiration Photo                                   (
Bugaboo Stamps-Recipe Challenge                                                (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes                    (
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #340-341 Anything Goes     (

Another card for the SumMoreFun Mood Board challenge. This time, the roses in the photos inspired me. I used a few vintage stamps from my collection- rose stamp from Denami and Sentiment from Posh Impressions- and embossed them on vellum with silver pearl powder. Love the frosty elegance!

Entered into: 
SumMoreFun  Challenge- Mood Board                                         ( 
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #203                         (

I won this great stamp in the recent Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Was a little hard to color, since the mice kinda blended right into the background! So… I added more shading to the mice and went over the coffee bag fabric with a white colored pencil to tone it down a bit. Next time I'll use a lighter color on the bag to simplify things. I did paper piece the cup, stamping it on multi-colored dots background paper. I shaded the cup with my Spectrum Noir markers and added a few highlights with white gel pen. The fussycut the cup and adhered to the card front. The sentiment is one of Kelli Winnell's Friday Freebies. You can find it, and dozens more, here
Entered into: House Mouse Coffee
House Mouse & Friends Challenge- #269 Anything Goes        (
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Food and/or Drink                  (
June 2018 30-Day Coloring Challenge                          (


  1. Oh this is just gorgeous, great stamp and awesome colours used. Thanks so much for entering into our Anything Goes option theme BACK TO SCHOOL current challenge and good luck in the draw. .
    {aNNie}Designer for House Mouse and Friends ♥ HOUSE MOUSE

  2. These are all wonderful Kathy! Really love your last one :)

  3. All fabulous cards as always, looks like you have been having fun embossing!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!
    Deb xx

  4. Beautiful designs, I love all your cards! Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Butterfly Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT
    {Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!!

  5. Great job on that butterfly background! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Butterflies’ 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!

  6. Beautiful cards! Clever to use vermillion and vertical for the letter challenge. Have to say I find your mouse/coffee card totally adorable. Thanks so much for sharing your butterfly card with us at Double D!

  7. Beautiful roses with the pearl powder... So pretty! Thanks for playing along with us over at SumMore Fun Stamp Challenge! :)

    Theresa (SumMore Fun DT)

  8. Beautiful collectio! All your cards are fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp monday Challenge Blog! barbara

  9. Love the frosty elegance for your entry into the current challenge at SumMore Fun, such a perfect card for the mood board. Love the roses. Thank you for joining us
    Heather (DTM SumMore Fun)

  10. Super fun adorable mousey make great design & colouring lovely work.
    Thanks for sharing with us @ House Mouse & Friends Mon chall.

    mousey hugs Christine x

  11. Your card is ideal for the butterfly challenge . Especially like the butterfly. Thank you for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me. Hugs Mrs A.

  12. Beautiful projects! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  13. Gorgeous cards Kathy :-) all of them are absolutely fabulous and especially love your coffee themed house mouse, very cute. Your colouring is absolutely brilliant too!! LOVE IT!! :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge 🐰
    Lols x x x

  14. Your anniversary card is so elegant with the embossing! Thank you for joining our SumMore Fun mood board challenge!

  15. Great cards; love that 4th of July one! Your anniversary card is perfect for our mood board! Thanks for joining us at SumMore Fun! ~DT Jamie

  16. Beautiful roses embossed on that vellum. Such a pretty take on the mood board. Thanks for playing along with the SumMore Fun mood board challenge.

  17. Great Card! What a wonderful take on our Mood Board. Thank you for joining us in our Mood Board Challenge at SumMoreFun Designs, Design Team Member, MaryAnn

  18. Great 4th of July card, love all the sparkle! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's recipe challenge good luck! Dawn Bugaboo DT

  19. Your little coffee lovers are adorable. Love the design and colors and coloring! Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  20. Great selection of cards love the coffee house mouse one and the embossed roses on vellum----Thank you for joining us at Artistic inspirations
    Carol DT x


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