Sunday, February 3, 2019


My final entry into Simon Says Monday Challenge was fun to create. I was inspired by a Pinterest photo of butterflies made with key charms and Graphic 45 papers [You can find it HERE.]  The background is made with free Valentines subway art [You can find it HERE.] 
a scrapbook "Cherish" sticker, and small bronze frame. I sketch the butterfly wings onto scrap paper to make a template, then upcycled the February page from a fridge magnet mini-calendar that I've had in my stash for many years, and added a layer of pink vellum. Finished the card with a few little pink hearts cut from vellum scraps and a puffy heart sticker. Have never made a card like this one before, but I really like the way it turned out. [Am also entering this card into a few other challenges including the A2Z Challenge, reflecting the hearts, plus pink and grey colors on the mood board.]
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Love is in the Air                        (
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Feb [Mood Board]          (     
Word Art Wed Challenge- #372-#373 Anything Goes                 (
Do-Al[l] Creative- Mixed Media                                                       (

I'd found several key charms in my stash, so made a whole flock of the vintage butterfly beauties that I'll be sharing in future posts. For this card, the butterfly is perched atop a
STAMPlorations/Shery Russ digi image, named "Coffee and Dog Roses" that I printed on kraft cardstock. [This image was a freebie for a Bloghop in 2017. You can nab it HERE.] 
To add a bit more contrast and texture to the card, I used a Sizzlets die that was gifted to me by a generous friend [Thanks, Darnell] to cut small branches from ivory vellum.  The sentiment on the card is from Beccy's Place [True Beauty Set. You can find it HERE.] 
[BTW- STAMPlorations is having a big celebration right now that includes a hop and linky party with some great prizes. And they offer five gorgeous free images to help get you started. You can find them HERE.] 
Oops- I had knotted a loop of embroidery floss at the top of the key to create an antenna but the two ends of floss hadn't behaved like they did on the other cards that I made. Ended up adding a bit of glue to keep the ends of the floss from fraying and taped them down to dry. Then... forgot to remove the tape.  Oops.
[Am also entering this card into a few other challenges including the current Butterfly Challenge, it fits into the color theme with the color- Kobe- in the roses on the patterned paper, and the theme- knot on the butterfly antennae.]
Entered into: 
Stamplorations- Hey Love Linky Party                          (
The Paper Shelter- #368 Dies or Punches                    (
Butterfly Challenge- #116 Letter K                                 (  
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Feb    (

My final card this posting is a Valentine that I made for my sweet husband. He is 100% Norwegian, so I think he'll love this card that features a Tiddly Inks image and sentiment. They are from a set named "Wryn Viking to You." [You can find the set HERE for just $3.]
The inside sentiment is an old Printworks wood mount stamp that I've had since the late '90s. I colored Wryn with Spectrum Noir markers and a white gel pen. I adapted the card a bit for Valentine's Day, attaching a Jolee's Candy Heart sticker atop Wryn's little hatchet. There will be no pilfering or plundering at our home on the 14th… except we might plunder a bottle of wine and box of chocolates!
Entered into: 
Tiddly Inks- #221 Anything Goes                                            (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes            (
Cute Card Thursday- # 567 - Valentines!                              ( 
Bugaboo Stamps- Feb Anything Goes                                    (


  1. A great, fun card

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x !

  2. Hi Kathy all your makes are stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Just beautiful Kathy, love the key embellishment you added to the butterfly. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  4. Gorgeous works of art Kathy, thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks xx

  5. I very nearly chose key instead of kite for my challenge!! Gorgeous card using the charm for the butterfly body and it is a sweet design paper on the wings. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  6. So many beautiful creations as always! So happy to see you playing along in our Die Cuts/Punches challenge this week as The Paper Shelter. Many hugs:) Audrey DT

  7. Very pretty works of heart here!! I absolutely adore that butterfly with the key accent in the center! Very clever and beautiful Valentine card!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  8. Beautiful card and I really like the butterfly! It's a great eye catcher!
    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 {#26 –Mixed Media}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#26 – You are in my heart}
    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  9. Those butterflies with the keys are really nice! Cute little Viking girl too! Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.

  10. Love the little butterflies with the keys. So cute. Thanks for sharing with STAMPlorations love blog hop.

  11. Oh.. I love this. What a fab idea with the key! Pretty colours and beautiful layout!

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

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelSt├╝ble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *DT* Die Traumfabrik
    *GDT* Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Blog

  12. Lovelly creations. Thank You for joining us at Do Al(l) Kreatives challenge. DT Ella.

  13. Great card!
    Thanks for joining us at the DAK Challenge.
    Greetings Andrea


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