Tuesday, July 31, 2018

A Smorgasbord of Cards

My final entry into The Paper Shelters current challenge was made with an image named "Fancy Dinner." I fell in love with this quirky image when I first saw it because my dear hubby loves all things Orc, Troll or Ogre! So wanted to make him a special card for his 62nd birthday. After creating a few computer generated sentiments, this is it. Am thinking it will make him chuckle!
Entered into: 
The Paper Shelter- #349 Anything Goes                (thepapershelter.blogspot.com.ar)
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Wild Things        (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)

I am loving that I can continue the Christmas in July party by highlighting the current Bugaboo Freebie in their new photo challenge. A card made by Lyn in the Friday Challenge inspired me (you can see it here- mypurplehouse.wordpress.com/2018/07/27/bugaboo-christmas-in-july-day-7-friday-freebie-photo-challenge). I love the way she added texture to the sand with her copics, so I tried to mimic that. Love the results! (I added a photo of the sentiment close up since the smaller version looks a bit fuzzy to me.) 
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamps- July Photo Challenge    (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)
Cute Card Thursday- #540 Too Cute                                (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com) 

Had seen a poster with this sentiment a while back and finally made the fun sentiment into a card. Took me a little time to figure out how to create the teal sentiment rectangle with white lettering, but once I did was easy to print it off. Googled "Keep Calm posters" and sketched one of the crowns that I found there onto gold paper (actually upcycled from a chocolate truffles bag), added bling and voila! 
Entered into: 
We Craft Cards Wednesday Challenge-Teal, Purple, Gold       (wecraftcards.com/forum)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes                   (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #205                        (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)

Just discovered a fun new challenge named "Give a Crafter a Cookie" and it looks like a great opportunity. I made a card for their current challenge, "Tropical" using a clipart pineapple image (clipartix.com/pineapple-clipart-image-5255), a computer generated sentiment and several different background papers. I fussy cut several of the Hibiscus flowers from the paper to add more tropical flavor.

Entered into: Pineapple
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie- #99 (tropical)                             (giveacrafteracookie.blogspot.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                               (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #344-345 Anything Goes     (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)


  1. Oh wow so many great cards, love the coffee one.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog.
    Have a great day x

  2. Your pineapple card is perfect for our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE Challenge !! Great use of digital images .. Thanks so much for joining us ..
    Deb Davison / Design Team

  3. Great CAS card and love the keep calm sentiment--Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  4. Love all your cards. Your pineapple card fits perfectly. Thanks for joining us at ‘If you give a crafter a cookie’. Jonnece DT

  5. what a fun card Kathy with adorable images, thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

  6. Sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  7. 2 Wonderful cards all with great papers. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.


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