Friday, September 21, 2018

Friday Fun

For this week's challenge at QKR Stampede I used two Eureka digi images that you can find on First I printed off the Butterfly background [ES 58501] to fit on an A sized card. Trimmed and attached it to black cardstock that was just slightly larger, taped both to an orange card.  Next I copied the digi, "Butterfly background" [ ES 58501] and clipped one of the large butterflies from the image. Colored it with Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut it from the flock. Cut a pair of antennae from a scrap of black cardstock and taped it on the backside of the butterfly so that the antennae swayed above it's head. [In the process, I bent one on the antennae, but cutting those tiny things took time, so decided it would just give him a bit more personality! Adhered him to the card, then finished it off with some blingy corners that I upcycled from an old Christmas card.
Am entering this into several challenges including The Butterfly Challenge where the card follows two of the "Letter A" requirements, color-[apricot is one of the shades in the butterfly wings] plus theme- add layering  and the Mod Squad "Fall Colors" challenge because the butterly has many shades of orange, rust and apricot. 
Entered into:
Butterfly Challenge- #107 Letter A                                                   (
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #352-3531 Anything Goes     (
The Paper Shelter- #354 Sentimental                                              (
Mod Squad Challenge-Fall Colors                                                     (

This month's Tiddly Inks challenge is named "Boys, Boys, Boys." I used one of their great images named My Dad's Truck [its available here for just $1.00 and comes with a free sentiment-].  The sentiment is a freebie from TLC Creations ( Also entering this card into Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge and Bugaboo's weekly challenge, the theme this week is BINGO. I used the items in the middle row- twine, Washi tape, and monochromatic color scheme.
Entered into: 
Tiddly Inks- #217 Boys, Boys, Boys                          (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge        (
Bugaboo Stamps- BINGO                                           (
Doing Life- Create with TLC Challenge #23           (
Cute Card Thursday- #548 Dies and Punches       ( 

I recently discovered the website of an amazing illustrator, author and Ted Talk speaker named Elizabeth Dulemba. [] Elizabeth has created hundreds of digis and coloring pages that she offers fpr free download! I love this sweet illustration and just had to make a gift bag topper that I'm entering into a few challenges. [You can find this image, along with dozens more, here] I used a sentiment from a Whimsy stamp digi set named "Vintage Sentiments" for the tag. 

Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge-It's a Wrap                                  (
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- It's In the Bag                     (
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- Anything BUT a Card           (

The current Double D’s Challenge- requires footwear. I dug through my stamps and digis and found a few great candidates. This is the first. I used a sweet image I've had for some time. It was a wood stamp but I pulled it off the wood so I could use it with my MISTI. [I think it is a Hero Arts of All Night Media stamp.] Created the background by stamping the image lightly across the card front. Stamped one bold copy on a scrap of white paper. Colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and white gel pen then cut it into a square. Punched holes through the card and strung white string "shoe laces" through them, taping them securely down on the backside of the image.  Framed the cute pups with a few bright color and adhered them to the card front. Will add a sentiment when I decide who will be getting this cute card. 
Entered into: 
Double D’s Challenge- If the Shoe Fits                       (
Kitty Bee Designs-#127 Kiddy Cards                          (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #207       (


  1. All the cards are wonderful. Great sentiment on the brother card and I'm sure that your Dad will find it funny. Love the vintage image. Thanks for joining in the Catch the Bug BINGO Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

  2. What a wonderful array of cards! Love how you created the background panel using the same focus image stamp ... looks fabulous! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘If the Shoe Fits’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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  3. Your creations are awesome!!! 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

  4. Hope you enjoyed crafting for our current challenge theme, "IF THE SHOE FITS" Challenge. Your card is fabulous and love the super design and colours. Thanks for joining in and good luck in the draw. ♥ DOUBLE D ♥
     [aNNie DT member for Double D Challenges]

  5. All super cards, thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts PP Challenge. Xxx

  6. Awesome cards!
    Thank you for entering the Bingo challenge of Bugaboo!
    xxx Margreet

  7. Super cute cute shoe card (all the cards are 'fab')!! Thank you for joining us at Double D for our challenge!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  8. Lovely projects and thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

  9. A fabulous array of cards! So much to enjoy. Those puppies are darling for our "If the Shoe Fits" challenge at Double D. Love how you used the stamp for the background, as well. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  10. Wow! Your cards are stunning. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge and look forward to seeing you again soon - Patsy

  11. Beautiful card!!Thanks for playing with us at TPS this week! Good Luck! Hug Lena

  12. Internet is down again and having to use my iPad to complete commenting. These corners using the upcylced card are ace. Really finishes the card off nicely. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me again this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  13. Cute little bunnies..Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Crafts All Year Round]

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  14. So love all your cards as always but those cute little bunnies have stolen my heart, what a fabulous gift!
    Many thanks for joining in our Monochrome challenge over at Cute Card Thursday this week!

  15. Wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing them all!!! Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D If The Shoe Fits Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT
    {Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!!

  16. Love the truck card and all of the fabulous details. Such a cohesive design. Thank you so much for joining us at Tiddly Inks.


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