Monday, February 11, 2019

wcc Love Crop

I've been part of a cardmaking forum, most recently named "WeCraftCards" for over 7 years and have so enjoyed getting to know this small but wonderfully friendly group of paper crafters. February 6-9 the group held a card crop that was built upon the letters L-O-V-E. I had fun creating five cards for the event.

Wednesday's Challenge was "L is for Layout." I used the Penny Black/Mo Manning Clear set named "Fairy Sweet" to make this cute card. Colored the little cutie with Spectrum Noir markers and white gel pen. The little Hello sentiment was stamped with a wood-mount Embossing Arts stamp that I purchased back in 2001 when I co-owned a stamp store in South Dakota. 
Entered into: 
wecraftcards Wednesday  Challenge-L is for Layout                  (
Polkadoodles Challenge- Anything Goes Week 6                        (
Outlawz Challenges- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Girly Girl          (

Thursday's Challenge was "O is for Origami." The challenge was to create a card that includes an origami fold named "Hearts and Flowers." The forum member that hosted this challenge provided instructions for this fold on her blog. You can find that link HERE. It took a few attempts to master the fold, but after changing the size of the squares to 3x3 inches. The little leprechaun is from one of the first Stampin' Up sets that I purchased back in the late 90s. The sentiment on the front is computer generated and the stamp I used on the inside was stripped from its wood mount years ago so I don't have a clue who makes it.
Entered into: 
wecraftcardsThursday Challenge-O is for Origami         (
Cute Card Thursday- # 568 Anything Goes                      ( 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Feb         (

I hosted Friday's Challenge which was "V is for Vintage Valentine." The challenge was to create a Valentine with a vintage feeling using stamps, clip art, paper products, embellishments, lace, ribbon, doilies… anything that gives a vintage look.  I provided two examples. I used a Stampin' Up set named TapTapTap to create the first card. The "Hello" sentiment is a freebie that you can find HERE.  The inside sentiment is from a digi set called the "Medley of Greetings 1" from TLC CreationsThe other is a feminine shabby chic card. I made another key charm butterfly [you can find details on my posting from February 3rd.] 
The background postage image is from my scrapbooking stash, and the LOVE diecut is from Stampin Up.
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Add Some Red           (
Kitty Bee Designs- #136 - Love & Valentines                (
The Paper Shelter- #369 For the One You Love           (

Bugaboo Stamps- Love Is In The Air                              (

Di’s Digi Stamps- All About Love                                    (
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Feb                   ( 

Saturday's Challenge was "E is for Easel Card and Envelope." I was in the mood to create another St. Patrick's Day card. This time I used a wonderful subway art freebie that focuses on the historical St. Patrick versus a whimsical leprechaun. I found it HEREA Celtic Cross, stamped in gold and layered atop a circle of green vellum, enhances the subway sentiments. [I found the clear stamp of the Celtic Cross at a thrift store several years ago so don’t know who makes it.] The inside sentiment is a freebie from LoveSVGI used a little wood mount stamp from Inkadinkado to stamp the Celtic shamrock in dark green ink. 
Entered into: 
wecraftcards Saturday  Challenge-E is for Easel Card and Envelope      (
Word Art Wed Challenge- #372-#373 Anything Goes                               (
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                               (


  1. Fantastic set of cards, all so different, love the last one, with the gold embossed celtic cross. Emma

  2. Fab cards. Love the die cut LOVE. Thank you for playing along at The Paper Shelter - Good Luck, Liz (:(|)x

  3. Oh my goodness you've been busy, love ALL of your cards, especially how you did your butterfly card with the key as the body, lovely! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's Love is in the Air challenge, good luck! Dawn Bugaboo DT

  4. So clever to use the key as the butterfly's body! Thanks for linking up to our February challenge gallery at a2z.

  5. Wow!! What a fabulous collection of cards!! I think my favorite is the typewriter card (though the easel card is pretty fabulous, too!). It really does have such a great, vintage feel to it. Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Designs.

  6. So pretty card! Thank for playing with us at Di's Digi challenge this week.
    Nathalie DT

  7. wonderful cards. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  8. Your cards are amazing!! Thanks so much for joining us for the Kitty Bee Designs challenge! We hope to see you again soon! Hugs, DT Karla

  9. You are one busy cardmaker! Such a nice variety of cards! Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.


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