Sunday, November 4, 2018

Three Seasons

This entry for Beccy's Place Sixth Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge inspired by the letter "C" is Candle with its comforting glow. The window and sentiments for this card are all from the Beccy's Place digi set named "Seasonal Windows." I printed off two of the images, one was the complete scene, the other image was cropped to just include the window. I used an Exacto knife to cut the panes from the window [in the full scene] then colored the scene with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I attached a strip of acetate "glass" to the back of the image with clear tape. Colored the candle in the small window print and mounted it behind the larger scene with foam tape. Layered the sentiments onto strips of cardstock and attached them. Then I punched assorted sizes of snowflakes and added them to the front and inside of the card.
Entered into:
Beccy’s Place Challenge- Month of Holiday Cards Challenge Letter C      (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes                    (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #409 Anything Goes  (
Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration &  Challenge-Christmas (

If you've followed my blog for a while you'll know that I love upcycling and I love collecting freebie images. For this card, which features a cute scarecrow digi from Bugaboo and hay bale stamp from Art Impressions, I upcycled an invitation from a fall event held at our church last year and the background subway art is a freebie from TLC ( I wanted to mute the background a bit so that the scarecrow would take center stage so I layered an A2 sized piece of orange plastic document folder.  [I use these almost as often as vellum… which I use a lot. You can find them in office supply stores. They come in a pack of assorted colors, are easy to fussy-cut with a nice, sharp pair of scissors and are translucent like colored vellum.] Am posting this to several challenges including CAS-usal Fridays photo challenge [my card includes leaves], AZ scrapbooking and Power Poppy Give Thanks [the subway art includes several things for which I am thankful including apple cider and pumpkins.  
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes                                     (
Cute Card Thursday- #554 Anything Goes                     ( 
CAS-ual Fridays- # 211 Photo Challenge                         (
Power Poppy- Give Thanks                                                (
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Give Thanks     ( 

My final card for this challenge uses a vintage PSX rubber stamp and assorted items from my stash to create a collage card. I added a freebie butterfly that I printed on vellum, fussy cut and then attached to the card with a bit of foam tape. [found here Entering this card into the Simon Says challenge named "Take Flight" and also the Butterfly challenge, where I followed the color theme [green and gold.]
Entered into: Vellum butterfly and PSX stamps
Simon Says Monday Challenge-Take Flight                                  (
Butterfly Challenge- #110 Letter G                                                 (
Word Art Wed Challenge- #358-359 Anything Goes                   (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                               (


  1. Your cards are beautiful Kathy and I love that you upcycle! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.

  2. I love the gorgeous scene you created with the window Kathy, what a clever way to use the image. The candle glowing in the window looks beautiful and always makes me think of the old tradition that leads people home.
    Your up-cycled card is brilliant, what a great way to reuse the invitation. I like the idea of muting the colours with the document folder too. You're definitely a master at this type of creation.
    Your final card for this post is beautiful. I love little birds and this one is just gorgeous. Lovely embellishments too. Well done Kathy!

  3. Just from this one post I learned at least three new things.Each card is simply beautiful.

  4. Brilliant cards.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  5. A wonderful selection of cards, Kathy! The window card is really unique. Thank you for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  6. Love this selection of cards as well as the one for my challenge. Thanks for reminding me about Beccy's challenge too as determined to enter this year if that pesky Elf doesn't come calling. Vellum butterfly looks gorgeous. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

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

  8. Great autumn card! Love the coloring on your scarecrow. Thanks for playing along at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  9. Great Fall colors and great way to upcycle! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at a2z.

  10. Super cute cards! Love the scarecrow!! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!


  11. I always love looking through your cards. That scarecrow is adorable on your Autumn card. I love it. So glad you entered the challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  12. Very cute - love the leaf border.

    Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug.

    Helen GDT x

  13. Another lovely Fall/Thanksgiving card!! You've been busy!! Thanks again for joining us at Power Poppy!

  14. Nice cards! That window scene is very cool. I like the cute scarecrow also. Thanks of joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.


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