Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Fall and Winter Beauties

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, one of the sponsors is Patties Creations. I used one of their wonderful images named "Butterflies in Reeds" for my card. [You can find it here-] Created a cloud background with chalks, a template cut from a scrap of cardboard, and a makeup sponge. Wanted to add some texture to the card, so dug through my stash to see if I had any brown flocking to glue to the cattails. I didn't. However, I did have white flocking that I could color with brown chalk. I scraped some chalk from a brown chalk square, scrubbed it into the white flocking and then glued the combo onto the cattails. They ended up having the look of cattails that are starting to molt. THAT is realism!
Entered into:
Simon Says Monday Challenge-Make Your Own Background  (
Colour Crazy Challenge- #44 Anything Goes                                (

This entry for Beccy's Place Sixth Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge inspired by the letter "F" is Friend. I love the innocent sweetness created by this Beccy's Place image from the  digi set named "New Friends." I colored the image with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, fussy cut and adhered it to an upcycled calendar page. [Don't you love the look of the delicate pastel coloring of the background against the bright colors of the two friends clothing?] Added soft texture by gluing Polar White Flower Soft to the little guys hood, cuffs and boot tops. Attached sentiments from the digi set, adding snowflake patterned paper behind the sentiment on the insde, and then finished the card with snowflakes made with assorted punches.
Entered into:
Beccy’s Place Challenge- Month of Holiday Cards Challenge Letter F     (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #409 Anything Goes (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                               (
Cute Card Thursday- #554 Anything Goes                                    ( 


  1. I'm very impressed by your home-made flocking Kathy, now that's thinking on your feet! I think you totally pulled it off too. The image is lovely and you've coloured it beautifully.
    Your second card is super sweet and the flower soft looks great around the little child's collar and cuffs. Love the addition of the snowflakes and the wonderfully decorated interior. Great job!

  2. You are very clever, home-made flocking! Again, I love how you show your finished insides. I think for Beccy's Challenge on "I" day I am going to finish all of the insides of my cards! Beautiful work.

  3. More great cards!
    Thanks for joining us again at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for November and good luck!
    Monica - DT

  4. Great cards! Lovely cloud background for your gorgeous butterflies, Kathy! Thanks for sharing your awesome make with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. hugs, Maura

  5. Beautiful cards! The cloudy background that you created for you pretty butterflies is fabulous 😀. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! J 😊 x

  6. What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Colour Crazy Challenge this week. Love how you have done the clouds with chalks as it is so effective. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Colour Crazy Challenge Design Team Member).

  7. Wonderful Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at the CHNC Christmas Weekly this week for our "Anything Goes, optional: Use some Glitter" Challenge.

  8. I looove your cattails (or as we call them - bullrushes) and the butterflies on your card. Stunning...thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Colour Crazy Challenge! - Vic, DT x

  9. Adorable image, love how you have coloured it up, thanks for playing at colour crazy craft challenge, hugs Lynsey DT xx


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