Tuesday, October 30, 2018


For my final challenge in The Paper Shelter's Halloween Challenge, I repurposed a cute Paper Shelter image. The "Cute Bavarian" image became a cute little Trick or Treater when I swapped the pretzel with a bag of M&Ms and put a Plastic pumpkin full of mini-candy bars in her other hand. Isn't she adorable? [The candy photos were snatched from on-line Halloween ads from local grocery stores. I reduced them in size to fit the image and candy bucket. I used a layout from Bugaboo Stella's Sketch Challenge and assorted paper scraps and three enamel dots from my stash. The Happy Halloween sentiment inside of the card is a freebie (find it here- birdscards.com/teenween-card-first-posted-thursday-october-29-2009)
Entered into: 
The Paper Shelter- #359 Halloween                                        (thepapershelter.blogspot.com.ar)
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge #618            (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Halloween/Spooky      (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
Colour Crazy Challenge- #42 Anything Goes                         (colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com)
Kitty Bee Designs- #130- Halloween/Fall                               (alohafridaychallenges.blogspot.com)
Stampendous 31 Days of Halloween Challenge                      (stampendousblog.wordpress.com)

When I saw this touching image I knew that it was the perfect fit for the current Sketch challenge at Calling All Sistah's. Then I discovered that it is a freebie… how wonderful is that? [You can find it here- maridigischallenge.blogspot.com/p/feebie.html] The hope die is from CAS-usual Fridays. [This mini-die is just $3.99 and 50% of the price is donated to breast cancer research. You can find it here- cas-ualfridaysstamps.com/products/hope-fri-die] The inside greeting is from a Whimsy Stamps digi set named "Vintage Sentiments."
Entered into: 
Calling All Sista’s- Sketch Challenge #18                       (callingallsistahs.blogspot.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge               (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)
Happy Little Stamper- Anything Goes with Dies          (happylittlestampers.blogspot.com)

For my second entry into the current Butterfly challenge that focuses on the letter "G" I decided to make a Shabby Chic card. I love this style of card but really struggle with creating them. I used a few items that were in my mom's craft stash. [I inherited my love of crafting and coloring from her so using items that she had treasured is always precious to me. My card includes all of the colors [green in the background, purple butterflies, and metallic gold photo corners] and one of the themes- Gems [the sentiment from moms stash included tiny roses. I attached light pink heart rhinestones to the roses and then used vintage green Nuvo Crystal Drops to add some depth to the rose leaves. The lace is from mom's stash and the tan doily is a recent purchase from JoAnn's [a pack of 12 for just a buck. How could I say no?]
Entered into: 
Butterfly Challenge- #110 Letter G                                    (butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Simon Says Monday Challenge-Take Flight                     (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Word Art Wed Challenge- #358-359 Anything Goes     (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)
Cute Card Thursday- #553 Sparkle                                    (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com) 


  1. Super cards and your card for Calling All Sistahs is amazing, your colouring is out standing and love how you used vellum here. Thanks for joining Calling All Sistahs x

  2. A beautiful card. Love the colours and all the embellishments. A perfect shabby chic entry. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel and sharing some of your Mums treasures. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Love how you used our Bavarian girl image - what a fab card!
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter Challenge this week - good luck! Hugs Susan x

  4. Your cards are fabulous ! I love how you have transformed the pretzel and added the little pumpkin basket !
    Thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge !
    Margo GDT

  5. so cute!Thanks for joining us at KittyBee , Chicca Sabrina (www.chiccaeilittlemice.blogpspot.com)

  6. Forgot to ask Kathy, can we fearure you Card for Calling All Sistahs on Instagram? It doesn’t matter if you are not on there but if you are I can tag your page, so do let me know your IG name. If ok please email me in sandiesandie16@gmail16

  7. Kathy these are beautiful. Love your Halloween girl with her treats...she picked a good one, hehe. Thanks for joining in the Stella Says Sketch Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

  8. Gorgeous collection of cards and projects and thank you so much for sharing them all and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

  9. You are such a talented colorist! Love the pink ribbon lady you created for the Calling All Sistahs #CAS18 encouragement challenge.


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