Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Springtime Fun

The last challenge at wecraftcards Forum was an unusual one. The challenge host instructed us to PM him if we wanted to participate. He then rolled a pair of dice onto which he had taped circles of color. The two colors that popped up were to be the primary color scheme on our card. I had to laugh when he sent me my two colors. Read his comments and you'll see why- "OK, Kathy, I just rolled you some colors and it must be a green day for you, you had double green so I rolled one die again, it came up with green a second time, so I rolled the single die again and it came up with orange. So your colors are lots of green and some orange." 
I rarely use either of these colors so I knew it would really be a challenge. But after I looked through my stamps and digis, I found a sweet image from The Paper Shelter that is a perfect fit. It is named "YMMV" [Don't have a clue what that stands for… but I had fun coloring it with Spectrum Markers and white gel pen.] The sentiment on the front is from an Imagine That digi set named "Giraffe with Butterflies."  Am entering the card into several challenges, most have a Spring or Garden theme. Yay.
Entered into: 
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Roll On                                       (wecraftcards.com/forum)
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greetings- Spring Is In The Air        (Outlawzchallenges.ning.com)
The Paper Shelter- #376 It's a Spring Thing                                        (thepapershelter.blogspot.com)

The Sisterhood of Crafters- Celebrate Spring                                      (thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com)

Kitty Bee Designs- #139- In The Garden                                              (alohafridaychallenges.blogspot.com)
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- #25                                                      (2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- April                          (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)

I stumbled upon Scribbles Designs Challenge a short time ago and was glad that I did. They have so many neat designs… and also offer freebies from time to time. I used one of the freebies for this card called "Its Your Day." You can find it HERE. I colored it with Spectrum Noir markers, and added some circles of yellow vellum for some candle "glow." The holographic paper on the cards background is actually a scrap of upcycled gift wrap. [I do so LOVE to upcycle.] Am entering this into a few challenged including the Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge [my card includes several of those pretty pastel colors, plus… the twist of something sweet is not visible on the card, but those candles are surely perched atop a large yummy cake, right?]
Entered into: 

ScribblesDesignsCustomer Gallery    (scribblesdesignschallenge.blogspot.com/p/scribbles-designs-gallery.html)

Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge-Photo Inspiration              (Outlawzchallenges.ning.com)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes              (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
Word Art Wed Challenge- #380-#381 Anything Goes         (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                          (Outlawzchallenges.ning.com)

My last card for this post is for a favorite challenge, called Pixie's Snippets. The challenge sponsor, a creative and generous paper artist named Di, invites us to use the many little bits and pieces of paper, ribbon, etc. create things of beauty. I love that idea… and have a ton of scraps. Just ask my hubby. On second thought… don't ask him. He doesn't understand my love of snippets. Anywhooo, for this card I used some strips of paper to make a very simple but eye-catching "Chevron Fold" that I found HERE. I positioned these onto my background and attached them with double stick tape. Then… had fun using up some snippets of colored vellum to make pretty Spring flowers [one must NEVER throw away vellum scraps… no matter how small. Vellum is one of my favorite types of paper to add a touch of wow to a card.] Added a freebie sentiment from PaperSmooches [you can find it HERE. and a cute little bee that I cut from a scrap of scrapbook paper. The final touch was to use a fine line black Sharpie marker to draw the antennae on the bee and add the dotted line "trail."  Am entering this card into several challenges including Bugaboo and A2Zscrapbooking [both require folds,] If You Give a Crafter a Cookie [the current cookie photos feature flowers… and bugs] and Outlawz Thursday Challenge that requires the card features our favorite technique and why [one of my favorite techniques is to use vellum on a card. Just realized that I used vellum on two of the cards on this post. On one card the vellum provided a hazy layer to set the image off from the background. In the other, the vellum provided some muted color and texture to the card.   
Entered into: 
Pixie's Snippets-Week #349                                                (pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com)      

Bugaboo Stamps- Unusual Folds                                        (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)

A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Fun Fold             (a2zscrapbookingblog.com) 
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie- #113 Bugs                        (giveacrafteracookie.blogspot.com)
Outlawz Challenges- Twisted Thursday- Favorite Technique and Why (Outlawzchallenges.ning.com) 


  1. OMG what a fun creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Celebrate Spring’ challenge. Please come back again soon and Good Luck!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  2. Brilliant card Kathy - and of course I love your snippets make! :)


    Di xx

  3. So cute and fun!! Thanks for linking up to our April challenge gallery at a2z.

  4. Such an adorable card! Great colors and cute image. Thank you for playing with my Spring challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge and hope you will join us again soon.

  5. Beautiful creations! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  6. Great cards! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's unusual folds challenge! Dawn Bugaboo DT

  7. Always happy to see all your cards and read your blog. Cute and so much fun. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking for our April challenge of "Fun Folds".

  8. Gorgeous cards, love the snippets one. Emma

  9. This is a gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing with us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x

  10. Cute bee card! Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.


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