Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Another Smorgasbord of Cards

For my final entry into the Power Poppy challenge called "Inspire Me" I loosely CASEd a card made by Elizabeth Zaffarano that was featured on  May 29, 2017 (powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2017/05/inspire-me-Monday-coloring-multiple.html) Instead of poppies, I punched leaves in fall colors and added some depth and distressing with Spectrum Noir markers. My braided edge is meant to echo the diamond scoring on the blue. background of my inspiration card  I haven't added a sentiment strip yet, because I am not sure if it will be a Thanksgiving or birthday card. Instead, I added a sheer bow to add additional texture to the card.
 My inspiration-
Entered into: 
Power Poppy- Inspire Me                                              (powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2018/07/go-ahead-inspire-me.html)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #205      (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)

I love making humorous cards… and they are super easy to create when you can start with a funny digi with a matching sentiment. "Stella and Gus Socks and Sandals" from Bugaboo is a perfect example! I decided to cut the image and sentiment apart to make a gate fold card with a punch line. Once again, upcycled a calendar page photo. Am entering this card into several challenges including Bugaboo Photo challenge (beach scene), wecraftcards Wednesday Challenge (I'm hosting this week and decided to call the challenge  Make  Me Chuckle) , Simon Says Monday Challenge Wild Things (I can't think of anything wilder that Gus on the beach in socks, sandals, and a speedo!)
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamps- July Photo Challenge (Tropical)                    (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Wild Things                              (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
We Craft Cards Wednesday Challenge-Make Me Chuckle        (wecraftcards.com/forum)
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie- #99 (tropical)                              (giveacrafteracookie.blogspot.com)

This All Night Media stamp is dated 1981, so I've had it for about 36 years!  I don't use it very often, but when I do, I usually stamp off the edge of the card so that the naughty cat looks like he is escaping the scene vs. holding a balloon. The sweet little cat print stamp is from Stampendous.. I found the inside sentiment on the internet years ago. Have tried to locate the original author with no luck. However, I did find its first mention online at cyberslayer.co.uk/jokes/diary-of-a-cat-day-751.  
Entered into: 
Cute Card Thursday- #540 Too Cute                                              (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com) 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #344-345 Anything Goes     (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)

I usually enter several cards into the SumMoreFun challenge and realized, with all the Christmas card making, I've not entered ANY for the current challenge. I remembered that I had some swirly patterned papers in my stash and used it to make a paper pieced butterfly card. I drew on some really curly antennae, outlined the paper pieced butterfly wings with a thick marker line, and cut a pudgy little body from a scrap of black cardstock. The sentiment is from Stampendous.

Entered into: 
SumMoreFun  Challenge- Mood Board                        (summorefun.com) 
Double D’s Challenge- Don't Bug Me                            (daranddiane.blogspot.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge             (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)


  1. You were quick off the mark, well done Kathy. Very nicely designed creation and love the awesome colours for our "DON'T BUG ME" Challenge. Thanks for joining in and good luck in the draw. ♥ DOUBLE D ♥
     [aNNie DT member for Double D Challenges]

  2. What a fabulous collection of styles and techniques! I love all your creations, but the paper pieced Butterfly is just stunning :D Thank you for sharing with us at Craftyhazelnut's PPC XXX

  3. All of your creations look fabulous here! I especially love that sweet little balloon kitty along with the paw prints going across the design too! :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  4. Such FUN cards! Lovely butterfly card! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at SumMore Fun Stamp Challenge! :)

    Theresa (SumMore Fun DT)

  5. Great cards!! Your butterfly card is so cute. Thanks for joining in our challenge over at SumMoreFun.

  6. Very nice card.

    Thanks so much for crafting along with the SumMore Fun Challenge.

    Have wonderful day,
    Jessica (SumMore Fun DT)

    Polka Dot Orchard

  7. The quirky Gus is so funny and the cat card is sweet.

  8. Fun cards! Thanks so much for joining us at SumMore Fun for our mood board challenge! ~DT Jamie

  9. Wow! That swirl background matches the mood board so well! I'm glad you found time to play along again. Thank you for joining the SumMore Fun challenge.

  10. Love your Gus card-how fun! Thanks for sharing with us at Catch The Bug!

  11. Hi Kathy. Thank you for entering Craftyhazelnut's PPC again this month, but I think you linked the wrong post. This post is dated prior to our challenge starting. XXX

    1. Gina, Thanks for the heads up. I did try to delete this link but see that it is already gone. So thanks for deleting it! Not sure what happened but I often post late at night and the different time zones get me in trouble. I'll try to be more careful in the future.

  12. Awesome 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

  13. These are all so fun, especially love the socks with sandals guy! HAHAHA. Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Wild Things Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)


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