Friday, September 7, 2018

Butterflies and a Dinosaur

For this week's challenge at QKR Stampede, I used a Eureka image (ES 58501- Butterfly Background) that you can find here I printed the image onto white cardstock and used a stencil to lightly pencil an oval that framed one of the large butterflies. I used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to color the butterfly and add light grey shading to the other butterflies. The final touch to the butterflies was to highlights and a few details with a white gel pen. I added a layer of vellum with an oval cut out to frame the beautiful butterfly that I attached with black photo corners. The front and inside sentiments are computer generated using a neat font named "Blackadder" and I decorated the inside with a strip of the digi background, then colored and fussy-cut a delicate butterfly that I perched on the sentiment banner. PS Stop on by the QKR Stampede where the weekly challenges are always Anything Goes and prizes are awarded (

Entered into: 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #350-351 Anything Goes     (
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie- #102 Anything Goes                 (

The colors and themes for the current Butterfly Challenge revolves around the letter E. I used a beautiful image from Bugaboo named "Flower Butterfly Vase." My card includes two colors- Electric Yellow, and Emerald (butterflies) plus one theme- Embossing Folder (a delicate image can be seen on the white background.) The sentiments on the front and inside are both from a Beccy's Place digi set named "True Beauty." And I won the wonderful puffy butterfly stickers in a recent Double D challenge [] I did add little handmade antennae to the butterflies. The ones on the yellow butterfly look a little wonky. Or maybe he is just being inquisitive?  In either case, I think they need a trim
Entered into: 
Butterfly Challenge- #105 Letter E                               (
The Paper Shelter- #351 Make It Bloom                      (
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes                                  (
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge           (
DigiStamps4Joy- #152 Anything Goes                         (

When I saw the current color challenge at CASual Fridays, I knew right away that I needed to use one of the cute dinosaurs from a Beccy's Place digi set named Prehistoric Party [you can find it at]. I colored the cheerful Stegosaurus with a few mint colored Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. The sentiment on the front of the card is a freebie from and the inside greeting is freebie from
Entered into: 
CAS-ual Fridays- #206 Color Challenge (Mint/Neutral)         (
Cute Card Thursday- #546 Anything Goes                                  ( 
Beccy’s Place Challenge- Sept                                                         (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                             (


  1. Such an elegant card with fantastic design Kathy! I love that you extended the top butterfly beyond the frame. Beautiful image and background! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us at Digistamps 4 Joy! I think YOU'RE amazing!

  2. Your cards are fabulous as always Kathy! I really love the second card with the pretty flowers and little yellow butterfly... the flowers look as though they are three dimensional. I like the way you've created the vellum frame in the top photo, and I also like the contrast between the lovely blue butterfly and all the little grey ones. You did a great job colouring the dinosaur on your third card, I love that shade of blue/green. The spotty background paper was a great choice too. Love them!

  3. Wonderful cards. The floral card is gorgeous with your coloring and design. Thanks for joining in the Catch the Bug Anything Goes Challenge and Stella Says Sketch, Lisa Lynn DT.

  4. I love the floral design of this card. Such soft colours. I like the way you have attached the vellum on the top butterfly card too. I must get some photo corners though I expect if I thought it through could probably make myself. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  5. What an adorable card! Love that dino in mint. . . the sentiments are great with this card too. I need to learn more about using digi's. Thanks for playing along at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.

  6. Love the use of the vellum, just looks fabulous. Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at ‘If you give a crafter a cookie’. Jonnece DT

  7. 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

  8. That mint dinosaur is probably the cutest thing ever!! Thank you for joining us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!!

  9. Your butterfly card is fantastic. Thanks for explaining your's such a striking effect. Your other cards are lovely. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge xx best of luck - Patsy

  10. Love your gorgeous card, and thanks so much for entering into our challenge good luck in the draw.. DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY
    [aussie aNNie for Digi stamps 4 Joy design team]]

  11. fabulous floral digi coloured image.... great layers and a great card. Thanks for joining us at Digi Stamps 4 Joy

  12. What an absolutely gorgeous butterfly card !! The vellum is perfect !! Love this card !! Thank you for joining in on the IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE Challenge !! Please join us again !! Debra Davison / Design Team

  13. Awesome!!! The colouring is perfect!! Thanks for playing with us at TPS this week! Good Luck! Hug Lena

  14. WOW!! Gorgeous cards ALL of them, you certainly have been busy, glad you were able to use the butterflies, how FUN!!! Sorry it took me so long to 'get here' but life has a way of getting in the way...anyhow fabulous cards!!
    Diane DD DT

  15. OMG these are fabulous Kathy! How awesome that you are enjoying your prize from DD. You've certainly put it to beautiful use on today's sweet card! It's always fun to see what you come up with for our challenges ... looking forward to seeing your 'wheels' creation.

  16. Gorgeous image I love your card! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's Stella Says Sketch challenge good luck! Dawn Bugaboo DT

  17. Beautiful work, thanks for playing along with our sketch challenge at Catch The Bug.

  18. All cards are gorgeous. I especially love the floral pretty and nice coloring Kathy. I'm so glad you joined Digistamps4Joy this time around and hopefully to see you again next month.
    Hugs and smiles,
    Digistamps4Joy Design Team
    Qinaahana Arts & Crafts {My Personal Blog}
    My Instagram

  19. Kathy this is a beautiful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES with A FLOWER FRENZY option challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}
    PS: This is pure butterfly delight

  20. A fun card. Thank you for sharing at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x


Thanks you for your comments. They bring joy to my day!