Friday, August 24, 2018

DT Cards

I can't believe I'm finishing the second of my three month DT gig at Beccy's Place and starting my second month as a DT at QKR Stampede. I am loving both!

The digi set that I'm sharing at Beccy's Place is called Keeping It Simple and I have a feeling it's going to become a favorite! The floral images are versatile, but I especially like the six (yes SIX) sentiments that will work for so many occasions.  

The pastel "Thanks so much" card has a nice wow factor, but actually went together pretty easily. I made the colored blooms with vellum scraps, so just traced the flowers right through the vellum, cut them out, punched a hole in the center and attached with colored brads. Two panels of patterned paper as a backdrop, and a pretty bow finished it off!
When googling photos of lilies to help with coloring the image, and discovered that they are a popular wedding flower, so… I made a wedding card. The addition of a layer of vellum, bits of gold ribbon and gold photo corners provided that touch of elegance needed for such a special occasion. The sentiment from the inside of the card is something I've had in my files for many years. The first section is drawn from traditional marriage vows, and I love the little bit of humor at the end (I think I added that… but really don't remember!)
The newspaper wrapped bouquet is one of my favorites with this set. I did some web research for newspaper images that might work, and found one that was perfect… and is also free. (You can find it here-!  
The final card shows the versatility of this set. Look how perfect the little sentiment fits perfectly with a bold image! Love it! (I think that the butterfly image is from SU. It was a wood mount that I pulled off the wood a few years ago to be able to use it with my MISTI.) Am entering it into the Butterfly Challenge, as it meets one of the challenges- frame it.   (I mounted the large image on square of black cardstock, cutting a narrow "frame." I had intended to also enter it into the color challenge, but when I was finished I realized that I had made it a deep wine red vs. the rich Ferrari Red. Pretty, but way more pinkish in tone!)  
Entered into:
Mod Squad Challenge-Bright Days Ahead               (
Beccy’s Place Challenge- August                                 (
Cute Card Thursday- #544 Just For Girls                ( 
Happy Little Stamper- Mixed Media-Words           (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge         (
Butterfly Challenge- #105 Letter F                            (

I can't believe I'm starting my second month as a DT for QKR. I just placed my second order of images for September… and can't wait to play with them. So fun!
Anyway, back to the challenge. QKR challenges are always Anything Goes and prizes are awarded. This week I used two images:  Birdhouses (Q-digi23603) and Bird Day Sentiment (E-24407). I also printed off, and fussy cut, three copies of the little bird from the image Birdhouse (Q-digi14514). Note- I did reverse one of the birds for variety. This is one of the things that I love about digi images. You can enlarge, reduce or flip them!) One of these little birdies is peeking out from its house (I used an Exacto knife to cut the opening), the other two are holding ends of a scrap of red string that I wrapped around the sentiment. The inside sentiment was hand-printed by little ol' me (first sketched with pencil, then with a fine point black Sharpie pen!  I finished off the inside greeting with a bit more string and one little puffy heart to add a bit of personality to the exclamation point! (Am entering this card into a few challenges, including Power Poppy's Inspired by Home which must depict something that reflects your home. We have a birdhouse attached to a fence that I can see from our dining room window. I love watching its busy inhabitants as I enjoy my morning coffee.)  
Entered into:
Daily Marker Coloring Challenge     (
Power Poppy- Inspired by Home     (
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #348-349 Anything Goes     ( 


  1. Great cards, love the ones with Beccy's new images.

  2. All of your cards are beautiful Kathy, I especially love the floral ones, the first one with the gingham is so pretty!
    Many thanks for joining in our Just for Girls challenge at Cute Card Thursday this week!
    Deb xx

  3. Such an array of gorgeous cards. I do like Beccy's images as they are so clear and print off really well for colouring. Love the big bold butterfly for my challenge. Thankyou for coming and spinning the wheel with me. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. love how you wrapped your rose bouquet with newspaper, beautiful card
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner

  5. A great card with flowers.Thanks for playing along with us at Happy little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge. Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@HLS

  6. Love your card. Thank you very much for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge.
    Hugs, Iwona


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