Sunday, January 13, 2019

Let's Eat Cake!

This is my final entry into Double D's Challenge "It's On the Menu."  I used a yummy and elegant cake image  from a Power Poppy clear stamp set named "Tea in the Garden." I usually color the cake light tan to represent pound cake or angel food cake. However, I've been dieting since New Year's day, so have a MAJOR craving for chocolate. Not quite sure I got the colors correct for chocolate cake, but I think it will work. Used the current Stella Sketch at Bugaboo when creating my card, however, I turned it on a horizontal angle. I did use several patterned papers to make the background, striving for a delicate look that matches a tea party. The sentiment is computer generated and printed on vellum. 
Entered into: 
Double D’s Challenge- It's On The Menu                                         (
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge #701                     (

Mod Squad Challenge- Patterned paper                                          (

Bugaboo Stamps is celebrating a week-long event named the 9th Annual Monster Birthday Bash.  Saturday's theme was Monster Party and I had fun in my craft room making a card with a Bugaboos digi named "Make it Snappy Monsterific." The sentiments on the front and inside are both computer generated. You can't see it is the photo very well, but I added some star stickers to the sentiments that have a little sparkle. In real life, they do sparkle when they catch the light adding FUN to the card.
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Bugaboo Stamps- 9th Annual Monster Birthday Bash- Sat         (
Sketch Saturday- Week #546                                                             (
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays (Childs Birthday)                  (
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Jan [Anything Goes]       ( 

This is my second card for Bugaboo Stamps 9th Annual Monster Birthday Bash. Sunday's Challenge is a Sketch Challenge. I used a sweet Bugaboo image named "Wee One Ladybug." The small sentiment on the front of the card is hand-lettered. The sentiment on the inside is actually the label that I cut from the top of a Darice Embossing Folder package. I colored the tiny heart with Spectrum Noir markers, mounted the image on paper scraps to match the front of the card, and finished the creation with a few little puffy ladybug stickers. [I found these up Walmart this week. I just had to buy the pack of 44 ladybugs in assorted sizes  because they are so fun and the pack was just 99 cents!] Am entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz "Wing It"[ladybugs do love to fly, especially from a child's fingertips], Do-Al[l] Creative's "Think Twice" [the matching ladybug stickers are toodling around the edges of the card], Pixie's Snippets [used assorted scraps of paper and ribbon to make the card]and two challenges that require using something new [the puffy ladybug stickers that I do think are awfully cute. ]
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Bugaboo Stamps- 9th Annual Monster Birthday Bash - Sun     (

Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greetings- Wing It                         (
Do-Al[l] Creative- Think Twice                                                         (
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Use Something New                  (
Cute Card Thursday- #564 What's New?                                        ( 
Word Art Wed Challenge- #368-#369 Anything Goes                (
Pixie's Snippets-Week #343                                                              (       

The current Butterfly Challenge focuses on the letter "I".  My second entry features a few upcycled items, plus a chipboard die cut. The sentiments are computer generated. The card includes the colors Iceberg  with a bit of Imperial Purple (in the upcycled butterfly) and the theme Diecut (the Flower with a bit of bling and the large blue circle.)
Note- The upcycled butterfly was pretty flimsy, so I adhered him to black cardstock and trimmed closely around the little guy. Then attached him to the sentiment, and drew the antennae with a micro-fine black Sharpie marker. The flower die came pre-cut in a packet of scrapbook supplies. I'd die cut the large blue circle a while ago but didn't want to drag out my Big Shot yesterday to cut the two smaller circles. Instead, I used a scrapbook stencil and cut them by hand. After comparing the three circles, the hand cut ones look pretty ratty. I think I need to find room on my craft space to keep my Big Shot more readily available.
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Butterfly Challenge- #114 Letter I                                        (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Jan          (


  1. I love your lady bug card and your interpretion of the Sunday Sketch! Thanks for particpating in the 9th Annual Monster Bash Celebration with Bugaboo! I hope you continue to enter projects throughout the week!
    Hugs, Joy GDT Member

  2. Now that looks like a very yummy cake! lol Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘What’s On The Menu’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  3. Oh my goodness, that cake looks good enough to eat. Your coloring is fabulous!!! Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT
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  4. You colored that cake beautifully! Gosh, all your cards are cute. Those monsters make me giggle! I'm glad you jumped in to help us celebrate our 3rd birthday at Double D!

  5. Beautiful cards- love your pretty colors and DP! Your 2nd card is so sweet!!! Thanks for joining in with the Birthday Bash challenges!

  6. Love the design of the butterfly card. Must say your circles look ace to me. When I cut circles freehand I discuise by edging with glitter or using my distress tool to rough up the edges. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  7. Great cards ,especially the one with the cake on it 😊

  8. Beautiful cards. You are right… the bug stickers are awesome cute!
    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.
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  9. Fantastic coloring of that trio of monsters!! Thanks for playing along with our sketch this week!! It is always so much fun seeing the different takes on our sketch.

  10. Super fun cards!! Thanks for joining us this month at a2z.

  11. Well I think they all look fantastic *especially the chocolate cake lol* I love that you recycle crafty items. I try to use my scraps of paper as much as possible but still have a growing pile. Thank you for sharing with us at Craftyhazelnut's PPC XXX

  12. Your love bug card is absolutely wonderful! Great coloring and card design. Thank you for joining us at Monday Greetings.

  13. I came over to have a closer look at your card for the birthday bash sketch, abd wow, is this adorable! Great detailing and choice of papers to match the theme of the image.
    Thanks for joining our birthday celebration over at Catch the Bug, good luck in the challenge!

  14. Oh what a super cute creation! Perfect colour combo and I love the ladybugs! Sweet!!!

    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

  15. Wow, what a lot of beautiful cards.
    Thanks for joining Stella Says Sketch.
    xxx Margreet DT

  16. Great cards Kathy - and I do so love your snippets card! Those puffy ladybugs are so cute - a perfect match for the darling image!


    Di xx

  17. Fun cards! Such a variety of things. That cake looks great and those little monsters are cute with the fun patterned paper behind them. Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.

  18. Wow amazing array of cards! Thanks for sharing them with us over at a2z Scrapbooking and I hope to see many more of your beautiful creations soon. Hugs, Gwendolyn

  19. What a great selection of cards. Fabulous work well done. Thanks for joining us at ‘Do-Al(l) Creatives’. I look forward to see more of your creations. Jonnece DT


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