Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Holiday Fun

The latest challenge at Paper Smooches is "Christmas in July." I used one of their sweet free digi to create a Swedish Ornament. To hang on the pine branches on scrapbook paper. Doesn't the little chirper look like he wants to break out in song? So cute!
Entered into: 
Paper Smootches- Christmas in July                             (http://www.papersmoochesstamps.com)
Kitty Bee Designs-#122 Christmas in July                   (alohafridaychallenges.blogspot.com)
Di’s Digi Stamps- Christmas in July                              (disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- Include a Tree       (christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk)
Happy Little Stamper- Christmas-Anything Goes      (happylittlestampers.blogspot.com)

The current challenge at Power Poppy is called "Inspire Me," and involved CASEing a card made by one of the DTs. I loved this dreamcatcher card created by Allison Cope. For my card I used a Spellbinder medallion die, and, since I'm a guest designer for Beccy's Place right now, I just had to use one of Beccy's digi sets named "Feather Set."  (beccysplace.com)
Inspiration card-
Entered into: 
Power Poppy- Inspire Me                                          (powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2018/07/go-ahead-inspire-me.html)
Happy Little Stamper- Mixed Media-Newspaper           (happylittlestampers.blogspot.com)
Beccy’s Place Challenge- July                                             (beccysplace.blogspot.com)
Word Art Wed Challenge- #342-343 Anything Goes    (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)

I've had this wonderful stamp named "Party Group" from Art Impressions for some time. I love that it features some of my favorite AI Oldies including Eunice (spinning), Cliff (hat on fire) and Burnadette (holding a mound of fire!)
Entered into: 
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Birthday Bash (July)    (a2zscrapbookingblog.com) 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                              (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #204                         (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)
The Monday Challenge at wecraftcards is to make a Double Point Fold Card. This was a new fold for me and was pretty easy to make. A sweet digi named "Coconut" from The Paper Shelter is the focal point of the card. And the inside sentiment is from a Beccy's Place digi set named "True Beauty"  (beccysplace.blogspot.com) The fun paint chip type paper is from a summer themed paper pack and the tutorial for the fold can be found here- youtube.com/watch?v=-VY1qv4q4xo
Entered into: 
The Paper Shelter- #347 Holiday Time                                        (thepapershelter.blogspot.com.ar)
Penny's Challenge- #388Anything Goes                                      (pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au)

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Fun in the Sun                  (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)   

We Craft Cards Monday Challenge Double Point Fold Card    (wecraftcards.com/forum)



  1. Gorgeous card Kathy! The image is so cute and you've coloured it beautifully.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  2. Wonderful cards Kathy! I agree that the little bird looks like he wants to break into song... no doubt something festive and cheerful. I love the bright red and yellow against the pine branches, the contrast is awesome.
    You've done a wonderful job CASEing the card from the Power Poppy blog, great choice and fabulous re-creation! I really like the large die cut you used for the "dream catcher" bit. It's nice that you finished off the inside of the card too.
    Your third card is awesome! The image is so much fun and you've coloured it beautifully. All those bright colours reflect the fun and energy of that group. Love it!
    Your final card for today is lovely and summery. The image and the wonderful colours are perfect for a warm and happy design. I really like the look of the paper you used, I actually thought it was a real paint chip at first. Great fold too!

  3. Funny party group card! Thanks for entering it over at a2z Scrapbooking.

  4. It's always someone's birthday and I love the party that's going on with your card! What a fun card and I love the colors. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  5. Thanks for entering our CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for July!
    Monica - DT

  6. Great cards!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  7. Oh my goodness your card made me chuckled! And what is better than a good laugh for a birthday celebration! Thanks for linking up to our July challenge at a2z.

  8. Wow great cards! You've been busy! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and hope to see you again!
    -- Tammy DT

  9. What a lovely collection of cards Kathy! I love the little bird on the first one - it really looks enamelled with the way you have highlighted it.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers.

  10. That cake on fire is too funny, great card, Thanks for joining us at a2z scrapbooking!

  11. You've been busy - all great projects!

  12. Beautiful dream catcher card, love the backgrounds.
    Thankyou for joining us at Happy Little Stamper Mixed Media Challenge this July, All the best.
    DT Seemaa


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