Sunday, July 8, 2018

Celebrations and Adventures

Used this sweet, named "Adorable Cinderella" the Paper Shelter for their current challenge. Added a watch digi (free from olddesignshop.com/2012/12/free-vintage-image-elgin-watch-magazine-ad),  a "Celebrate" sentiment on vellum (from my scrapbook stash) and a couple bits of bling… because a Princess needs here bling!
 
Entered into: 
The Paper Shelter- #346 Celebrate                             (thepapershelter.blogspot.com.ar)
Cute Card Thursday- #537 Anything Goes                (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com) 
Penny's Challenge- #387Anything Goes                    (pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge           (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)
                  
Since I use digis so often these days, I haven't heat embossed for a while. Was fun to break out some of my old stamps (wood mounts even!) to emboss for CAS-ual Fridays current challenge. For this card I gold embossed a rose wreath from Azadi Earles, colored from the backside with Tombow markers, then added clear glitter glue to the front side of the ribbon. The corners of the pink striped paper are trimmed with a Fiskars decorative scissors. The free digi is from papercraftsmag.com/content_downloads/Heartfelt_Sympathy_Melinda.jpg)
 
Entered into: 
CAS-ual Fridays- #203 Heat Embossing      (CAS-ualfridays.blogspot.com)
QKR Stampede- #303 Anything Goes           (qkrstampede.blogspot.com)
Bugaboo Stamps-Anything Goes                    (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)

There are currently several Red, White & Blue challenges this week. I decided to make a card with a cross-stitched flag that my mom sewed on denim many years ago to enter into them. Decided to keep the background simple to highlight this beautiful bit of embroidery, adhering a strip of navy blue and one of glossy red cardstock, run through a Darice's embossing folder. I hand-lettered the inside greeting, adding some colorful confetti with an old Stampin' Up set.
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Red, White & Blue         (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Red, White & Blue  (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
SumMoreFun  Challenge- Mood Board                              (summorefun.com) 

I had fun making this card for Double D's current "Nautical" challenge. The stamp is unmounted, from an unknown company. I created clouds with blue chalk, a template made on a scrap of cardboard, a makeup sponge and blue chalk. Found instructions for making the knot on the web. This was something new for me and it took a few tries to get it right. Mounted a strip of some wonderful anchor paper from one of my 6x6 scrap pads onto a strip of cardboard. Then stretched the ends of the knot around the strip and taped them down on the back. Created the sentiments on my computer. The little star embellies were made with small stickers that I adhered to punched stars. For some reason they didn't stick very well, so I sealed them between strips of cellophane tape and then trimmed around the shapes.
 
Entered into: 
Double D’s Challenge- Nautical                                          (daranddiane.blogspot.com)
Di’s Digi Stamps- Try Something New                              (disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Word Art Wed Challenge- #342-343 Anything Goes     (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com) 

21 comments:

  1. Lovely card. That little girl is adorable and your coloring is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.
    Misty

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  2. LOL, I totally thought you entered that adorable Cinderella card into our challenge this week. I was wondering why you didn’t mention your patriotic card... That’s why I need to slooow down. I LOVE the cross stitched flag that your Mom made. You made a beautiful card with it. Thanks so much for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge... again.
    Misty
    P.S.
    You should add Adorable Cinderella to the challenge as well, since it’s red, white and/OR blue. 😊

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  3. Beautiful cards! I love the magic of heat embossing and your gold embossed card is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.

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  4. Fabulous cards and love your nautical card for Double D which is just perfect for our challenge, thank you for joining us!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

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  5. Your nautical card is just beautiful!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Nautical’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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  6. Lovely cards, the cross stitched card is fabulous. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  7. Fabulous cards, love that you used your Mom's bit of embroidery on a card, precious!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week for our Anything Goes Challenge!
    Debxx

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  8. That wreath is so delicate looking - very pretty. I like the corner treatment too - I need to remember to do that more often as it adds a lot to the card. Thanks for entering the weekly Anything Goes challenge at the QKR Stampede. Dorothy S, DT member

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  9. An elegant and beautiful card. Thank you for entering our Anything Goes challenge at Catch the Bug.
    Chris
    x

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  10. Great projects, love Your patriotic cross stitch flag, Your card goes perfectly with the current mood board.
    Thank you for joining us at SumMore Fun
    DTM Heather

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  11. I'm so happy you broke out some stamps and embossing powder!! Thank you for joining us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!!

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  12. Great creations, not sure I have ever seen that TPS image before and I love it! Your coloring of the image is wonderful and I adore your embellie choices. Thanks so much for playing along in our Celebrations challenge at The Paper Shelter this week. Hugs:) Audrey DT

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  13. Hi Kathy! All of your cards are wonderful! I totally LOVE the Hand stitched Flag! So COOL! Thanks for playing along with us over at SumMore Fun Stamp Challenge!

    Theresa (SumMore Fun DT)

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  14. These are all great! Each one is so different but so perfect for some specific challenges. Thanks for including PPCC blog in your link-ups! Becca/DT

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  15. That flag looks amazing as does all the other cards you made. Thank you for joining in the SumMore Fun challenge.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Jessica
    Polka Dot Orchard

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  16. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for playing along with the SumMore Fun mood board challenge.

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  17. Cute card
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper challenge
    Julie T

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  18. Loved looking at all your cards! The gold embossing for you CAS-ual Fridays entry is stunning. Thanks for playing along with us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.

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  19. Fabulous cards... Thanks for joining us at Di’s Digi Challenge:)
    Wendy x

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  20. Once again I see you have joined us over at SumMoreFun Challenges, and I love your card. thank you for joining us this month, Design Team Member, MaryAnn

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  21. Wow! That flag your mom stitched is fantastic! I love that you chose to feature it on a card. Thanks for linking up with us at Summore Fun!

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