Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Flower Power

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 a digi set from Oddball Art  named "CoolHippie Flower Power Peace Van." When I saw this set, that includes both a plain and a decorated van, I knew that I wanted to use it to make a card with a great freebie sentiment, "You Add Color To My Life" from Desert Diva. Added a small rainbow upcycled from an old piece of stationery and puffy stickers that I recently found at Hobby Lobby to decorate the inside sentiment. The sentiments on the front of the card are computer generated. Am entering the card into several challenges including Power Poppy's Creative Confetti "Half and Half" [where an image is cut in half, with one half colored. My take on the challenge is a bit different as I have two images… one is colored, one is not] and the Do-Al[l] Challenge that requires we show something twice on a project. [I'm hoping that the two vans will qualify, even though when colored they are no longer identical.].

Entered into:
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                               (
The Paper Shelter- #366 Digital Image                         (
Do-Al[l] Creative- Think Twice                                       (
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Half and Half           (

The new Butterfly Challenge focuses on the letter "Y".  My first entry for this challenge features a lovely digi from Beccy's Place that I made into a tag, colored with Spectrum Noir markers and white gel pen. The card includes the color Yew (in the small butterfly and sequin flowers) and the theme Image ("You" in the sentiment). Note- you can find the freebie digi here. Am entering this into a few challenges including Simon Says Monday Challenge, "Recycle Something" [the flower sequins were cut from an old sweater that I found at a local thrift store], and Tuesday Outlawz Color Challenge Bingo [Diagonal from lower left to upper right- sequins, free space, and dotted swiss background, but its blue vs. the pink on the ribbon]
Entered into: 
Butterfly Challenge- #115 Letter Y                                            (
Beccy’s Place Challenge- Jan                                                      (
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Recycle Something             (
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greetings- Wing It                  (
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge [CC0115]       (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Jan                (

This is my third card for Bugaboo Stamps 9th Annual Monster Birthday Bash. Monday's Challenge is an "Anything But a Card" Challenge. A sweet friend crocheted a Christmas towel that I gave to my MIL. In response, I made her a packet of cards that she can send to her grandchildren. Her nine-year-old grandson loves football and is also an artist. So I made a refrigerator magnet for him. Printed off a copy of the Bugaboo image named "Football Boy" and made it into a refrigerator magnet by adding a large square of an adhesive magnet sheet to the back. I colored the little guy's skin, silver cleats and silver face mask on the helmet because those items can be hard to color with crayons or school markers but left the remainder of the image uncolored. Wanted the little artist that will receive the card to be able to finish coloring the image and then proudly display it on their fridge. [I did attach the magnet to the front of an A2 card front with repositionable tape for easier mailing.] I decorated that card front with a digi sentiment from Eureka Stamps named "Believe" that you can find here]  I left the inside of the card blank so that Grandma can use it for any occasion. 
Entered into:
Bugaboo Stamps- 9th Annual Monster Birthday Bash-Monday          ( 

A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Jan [Anything Goes]                ( 
DigiStamps4Joy- #156 Anything Goes                                                      (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Clean and Simple                   (

My fourth card for Bugaboo Stamps 9th Annual Monster Birthday Bash is for Tuesdays BINGO Challenge. The shape card features a Bugaboo image named "Peeker March." I don't know if Leprechauns are ever girls [in real life!] but mine is because she is being sent to a little four-year-old sweetheart named Lucy. I think she'll like getting a card on St. Patrick's Day. [Note, I colored the gold coins on the image brown to add the long hair.] My card incorporates the first BINGO column- die-cut [shape card], Gem [three green ones on hat] and ribbon [a wee bit 'o gold, of course.] The great sentiment on the front of the card is a freebie from TLC Creations
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamps- 9th Annual Monster Birthday Bash-Tuesday  (
Word Art Wed Challenge- #370-#371 Anything Goes                    (
Doing Life- Create with TLC Challenge #25                                     (


  1. Very nice card and love the image thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Great cards Kathy, that little leprechaun card is especially cute ♥ Thanks for following my blog ♥ Happy to follow you as well!

  3. Hi Kathy! I love how you've presented your Hippie Van! Fantastic colours and flair! It all goes so well with the sentiment, to make it a really sweet card. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Paper Shelter!

  4. The bully image is really funny. You coloured the image wonderful. Thin twice can be interpreted from many sides… it's ok!

    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

    Crafty greetings

    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#25 – Think twice + BlogHop}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#25 – ATG}
    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#55 – Winter}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  5. A grand collection of cards. Love the butterfly tag incorporating the word You. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugd Mrs A.

  6. I love all the cards, each so unique and fun and wonderful. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  7. Fun cards!! Thanks for playing along our January challenge at a2z.

  8. What a fun idea!

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *DT* Die Traumfabrik

  9. Thanks for joining the Birthday Bash at Catch the Bug.
    xxx Margreet DT

  10. Nice cards, all so different. Thank you for recycle with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  11. What a fun take on the challenge Kathy! I love ALL your creations. You are prolific my friend! Every time I swing by, I see a handful of new bits of eye candy from you! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Power Poppy and sharing more of your artistry! :-)

  12. Such a cute card with lovely image.
    Thanks for sharing
    DT The Paper Shelter

  13. Great cards. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  14. Wow, what an awesome kombi van Kathy! You've done a brilliant job with the colouring, I just love the hippy vibe it has. The before and after images are a great idea and the sentiment coordinates perfectly.
    Your butterfly tag is lovely. Fabulous idea to repurpose those cute sequins, they look awesome as embellishments. Lovely colouring once again.
    I'm sure the little artist who receives the do-it-yourself magnet kit will be thrilled! The image is adorable and I'm sure he'll have a great time colouring everything. Awesome idea to send it like this Kathy.
    Your last card for this post is fabulous, and I'm sure the little girl who receives it will enjoy the fact that the leprechaun is a little girl too. Love the shamrock shaped card base. Well done!

  15. beautiful and great cards Kathy
    Thanks for join the DigiStamps4Joy CH Gr Karin DT

  16. Wow :-)
    Its fantastic :-)
    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge.


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