Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Five B's

I selected my cards to post and realized that I have five B's- Bugaboo Bingo, Butterfly, Black Cat, and Bear. I don't think I could've planned that!

Had fun creating another card for the Bugaboo Christmas in July event. This one, for the Tuesday BINGO challenge, includes the diagonal- texture, Bugaboo image, and ribbon. I provided a close up to show the Polar White Flower Soft that I used on Santas suit and hat. (It's so FLUFFY!)  I used a sweet image from and the sentiment is a freebie from TLC Creations (
Note- I printed the image on the light green background paper and added some shading to give the sofa a slightly worn look. Also printed the image on white cardstock, colored it with Spectrum Noir markers, fussy-cut and mounted it to the sofa with foam tape to make it pop  right off of the paper. Then mirrored the small dots in the brown gingham oval and ribbon scraps. Awww, so cute!
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamps- Christmas in July- Tuesday                             (
Doing Life- Create with TLC Challenge #21                                   (
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Krafty Christmas                       (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #395 Anything Goes   (
Happy Little Stamper- Christmas-Anything Goes                        (

The latest Butterfly Challenge focuses on the letter O. The background of my card is an upcycled Thank You card. I cut an oval from light green and adhered it on top of the sentiment. I then punched a butterfly from black cardstock, attached olive green scraps to the underside of the wings and perched him on the oval. Layered the thank you section onto moss green base and finished the card with black photo corners.  
Entered into: 
Butterfly Challenge- #104 Letter O                              (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #205       (

Another entry for the Power Poppy challenge called "Inspire Me" that involves CASEing a card made by one of the DTs. My inspiration is a CAS card by Cindy Lawrence that features a black cat. For my card, I decided to use a grungy tan parchment paper as my base, then added a freebie silhouette that I found on the web. (It was created by set designer Dave Lowe and he gives permission to use this silhouette, and many others. Here is the link- ) and the fun EEK! sentiment is a freebie from TLC Creations ( 
My inspriation-
Entered into: 
Power Poppy- Inspire Me                           (
The Paper Shelter- #349 Anything Goes                          (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes       (
Happy Little Stamper- CAS-Animals                                (

My final card for this posting is a wonderful bear from a Little Scraps of Heaven (LSOH) digi named Taste of Summer. He was the weekly freebie earlier this year.  I used a scrap of real napkin for his "picnic blanket" and made the grass with scraps of green paper. The little ant stamp is from Judikins and the Hello Sunshine is a free sentiment from Paper  Smooches (www.papersmoochesstamps.comPS- This weeks freebie from LSOH is an adorable panda bear holding a pencil (find him 
Entered into: 
Little Scraps of Heaven (FB)                                                          (
Penny's Challenge- #390 Anything Goes                                    (
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #344-345 Anything Goes  (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                            (


  1. Hi Kathy!
    I LOVE your teddy bear's picnic! Great fold and super use of scraps and a napkin! A really happy card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges!

  2. Wonderful cards, love the Christmas one.

  3. Great Christmas card, love the details. Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug.

  4. Perfect use of the already existing card front. Colours are just right . Like your idea of the butterfly being over the edge. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  5. Thank you so very much for joining our Tuesday CIJ Bingo challenge @ Catch the Bug! I love your project. Good Luck!

  6. What lovely techniques on your Christmas card - it looks great! Thanks for joining in the fun of Bugaboo's Christmas in July this year - good luck. I hope we see you entering more of your lovely creations in future challenges too.
    Jen Leeflang
    Bugaboo DT

  7. Love your fabulous holiday card! The colors and images are fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  8. Such a fun Christmas card! A large portion of humor, I'm still smiling.
    Thank you for joining the HLS Xmas challenge.
    BozenA DT HLS

  9. Wonderful selection of cards! I love the scary cat image, it's just perfect for Halloween.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  10. All fabulous cards.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  11. Beautifully colored cards, Kathy. The flower soft really brings brings Santa to life. Thanks for sharing your card with us at HLS Christmas.

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  13. Kathy these are just beautifully crafted and fits in perfect for our 22nd ‘ATG with CREATE WITH TLC’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your creative talent with us. Good luck and hope to see you play with us again.
    {ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}


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