Sunday, August 26, 2018

Oodles of Variety

This is my final entry for the current Paper Shelter challenge. I used their adorable digi image named "Well Wrapped Up." Although each of TPS digis includes a coordinating background image, I created my background with two embossed scraps of paper so I can enter it into the wecraftcards Monday Challenge. The center of the card includes a wonderful folded heart embellishment (I found it here The front sentiment was upcycled from an old greeting card. The inside sentiment is a freebie ( Am entering this card into a few other challenges including the Sporting Cuties (because she is cute, and the way she is wrapped up I'm thinking she is going sledding or gearing up for a major snowball fight!),the Just for Girls Challenge (because she's not only looking warm, she's stylin' that winter wear! But, she did forget her leggings. Oops!) and Fancy Folds (hope that the heart chain qualifies.)
Entered into: 
The Paper Shelter- #350 Digital Image                   (
We Craft Cards Wednesday Challenge-Two-fer    (
The Cutie Pie Challenge- #126 Sporting Cuties     (
Cute Card Thursday- #544 Just For Girls               ( 
Di’s Digi Stamps- Fancy Folds                                   (
Sketch Saturday- Week #528                                          (
Word Art Wed Challenge- #348-349 Anything Goes   ( 

I decided to make a CAS type card that highlights a freebie image from milkcoffeestamps  ( Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge. Colored the image with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, and added tiny bubbles with a white gel pen. Decided to extend the "bubble" illusion outside of the glass with sequins. The computer generated sentiment on the inside is made with a fun font named Bonnie. And a added a scrap of a red checked napkin and a few sequins, to add some texture and match a bit of color and bling from the front of the card.
Entered into:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Food and/or Drink     (
Daily Marker Coloring Challenge                                             (

I love making unusual cards. So when I saw this great pop-up fish card on Pinterest, I had to make one! It is a little tedious, but has a nice "wow" factor that makes it worth the time. I found video instructions ( or step-by-step Tutorial ( I used a fishing lure image that I cut from scrapbook paper, and attached a few pheasant feathers to add some realism and texture. The sentiment is computer generated using a fun font named "Chiller."  I used lots of textures and patterned papers on the card. The wonderful blue paper on the inside, which reminds me of murky water, is actually a scrap of wallpaper, and the map on the front is from a trip that I made many years ago to Canada. There is lots of fishing, for BIG fish, up in those waters. I couldn't believe the size of the fishing hooks that they used!
Entered into: 
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie- #101 Goin' Fishin'        (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                (


  1. All cards are beautiful and I love the second one with a glass. Love the color and lines of glass and liquid in it. Very elegant, feminine and beautiful design !:)
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Kathy.


  2. Delightful card, thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts PP Challenge, xxxx

  3. Great all wrapped up wintery card!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Sketch Saturday challenge!!

  4. Beautiful card Kathy, love the non traditional Christmas colours and pretty layout. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  5. Great cards, I love first one especially with the beautiful "Well Wrapped Up" image, such pretty colors! Thanks so much for playing along in our Digital Image challenge at The Paper Shelter:) Hugs! Audrey DT

  6. Great cards, thank you for sharing with us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Hugs, Shona xx

  7. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at If you give a Crafter a Cookie, good luck!!! Amy DT

  8. Fabulous cards...Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge :)
    Wendy xx

  9. Wonderful cards, all of them! Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday. I would like to share with you God's Word in John 8:12 which says, "When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” God's Word is timely and timeless. Have a blessed weekend!

    JO ANN

  10. Awesome creations! 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


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