Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Mid-week Fun

It's Wednesday! So time for another challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog. . Penny's challenges are always Anything Goes and prizes are awarded from one or more sponsors.  Stop by the blog to check it out! (
This week, I used Cute As A Button's sweet image named "Breakfast for Mom or Dad" (you can find it here- I used a technique called "Eclipse Card" and provided a close-up side view so that you can see the diecut LOVE.  You can find an excellent tutorial here- [Actually, Beccy's Place has a huge list of tutorials available. It is my 'go-to' place when I want to learn a new technique or fold. Check it out. I used only the top part of the digi image [being able to reduce, enlarge, and clip images is one reason that I now use mainly digis], colored it with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, and layered the finished beauty onto a few scraps of patterned paper that complimented the image. The love die cut on the inside of the card is from Stampin' Up, and the little words are from a Stampendous set of clear stamps named "Big Words." [You can find it here-]
Entered into:
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                               (
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #350-351 Anything Goes     (

This week I am hosting the Wednesday Challenge at the wecraftcards forum [] and decided to invite participants to create a card that features something unusual. It can be an upcycled item, like the bread tag on mine, or an usual pairing of images, sentiment with an image, etc. I encouraged them to "think outside of the box a bit and I'll bet you will amaze yourself. Or, prowl around on Pinterest for ideas. I saw this little spook idea many years ago and finally remembered to save a bread tag to make one." The wonderful background is actually the corner of an upcycled calendar page. The sentiment on the front of the card is a freebie from TLC Creations ( and the sentiment on the inside is a freebie from Bird's Cards [] So, I just realized that this card actually costs almost nothing to make. Just upcycled items and free sentiments. (My mom, who grew up during the depression and so was the queen of recycling and creating beauty from scraps would be proud of me.)
Entered into:
We Craft Cards Wednesday Challenge- That's Unusual          (
Doing Life- Create with TLC Challenge #23                              (
CAS-ual Fridays- #206 Color Challenge (Mint/Neutral)       (
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes                                                 (

It's Stamptember… and Simon Says Stamps is celebrating by hosting two challenges to use stamps [not digi images] on a card. So, I dug a few wood mount stamps out again and got busy. Have always loved this snowman card from Stampendous. For this card, I kept things fairly simple with a monochrome color scheme that has just a few pops of red accents. I've always loved the look of white pencil on grey cardstock, and it worked especially well for a snowman and snowflakes. The inside sentiment is also from Stampendous. Easy Peasy. 
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge-Stamp On It                               (
Simon Says Wed Challenge- Stamp It for Stamptember           (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #401 Anything Goes (
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- CAS                                ( 

My final card for this post is a wonderful sentiment digi from Papercrafts magazine [ in the downloads section]. I am entering it into the SumMoreFun challenge, highlighting the patriotic colors and stars on the mood photo.

Entered into:
SumMoreFun  Challenge- Mood Board #36      (  


  1. Great selection of cards. Such a fun and colorful card for the Mood Board. Thank you for joining in our challenge at SumMoreFun.
    (Amy-SumMoreFun DT)

  2. Wonderful Cards! They all look great! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at SumMore Fun Stamp Challenge! Have a Fabulous Day!

    Theresa (SumMore Fun DT)
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  3. Love this! Thanks for playing along at Catch The Bug.

  4. Awesome card. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

    DT Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

  5. Lots of lovely cards, and your snowman one is adorable! That saying is so cute, Kathy! Thanks for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and sharing your creative make! hugs, Maura

  6. Such a cute and pretty collection of cards! I adore the coloring on the girl and really am inspired by the backgrounds you created for the Halloween and Christmas card. Thank you so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Have a beautiful day! xx Ankita

  7. Yay, a fun Halloween card in teal! I love this.
    Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. Wonderful cards, as always! That patriotic card is absolutely perfect for the SumMore Fun mood board. Thanks for joining in the challenge!

  9. What a fun Halloween card for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge! That huge eek looks great! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  10. Oh wow, I really love your creation and your take on our current mood board.

    **Thank you for joining in the ~SumMore Fun~ mood board challenge, I hope to see you again**

    Have a wonderful day,
    Jessica (SumMore Fun DT Member)
    Polka Dot Orchard

  11. Great bunch of cards! Thanks for playing along with us at the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog :)

  12. Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for September!
    Monica - DT

  13. Kathy this is just beautifully crafted and fits in perfect for our 23rd ‘ATG with CREATE WITH TLC’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your creative talent with us. Good luck and hope to see you play with us again.
    {ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}
    PS: Loving the googly eyes

  14. Fun cards! I like that Breakfast for image and what you did with it. The snowman is also very cute. Thanks for joining in over at the a2z Scrapbooking challenge for September.


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