Monday, April 29, 2019

Take Flight

This amazing butterfly was pretty easy to make. It is from a book named "Easy Butterfly Origami" that is available for purchase HERE. I had signed up for a weekly newsletter a while ago from  Dover Publications and have appreciated that it offers links to a half dozen coloring books and activity books, each offering 4-5 pages that are available for a short time as free downloads. This Blue Morpho butterfly is one of those pages available this week. Here is the LINK. [If it is not available to you as a download, sign up for the sampler newsletter to start getting your own treasures.] I attached the butterfly to the circle cutout with a strip of acetate.  [I was surprised to learn that this gorgeous butterfly looks like bark on the underside. You can see it on the inside of the card.] The sentiment is from an Imagine That digi set named Airplanes. I am not sure who I'll use this card so I didn't add a sentiment on the inside. It might make a nice graduation card? Am entering this card into a few challenges including the current Butterfly Challenge that focuses on the Letter E.- my card includes one of the color options, Egyptian Blue.
Entered into:  
Butterfly Challenge- #121 Letter E for Easel Card               
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes                                       

I haven't made many Christmas cards this month… but decided that I needed to make one now to enter into two challenges that end tomorrow. One requires that a Fairy is included, another requires the use of brads, sequins or gems. I don't know the who makes the Merry Christmas stamp as I pulled the rubber from the wood several years ago. The sweet fairy digi on the card front and the inside sentiment are from a Craftin Desert Diva digital set named Magical Day. I stamped the front sentiment with black pigment ink and embossed it with black sparkly EP that is from Embossing Arts [yep… it's pretty old.] I colored the images with  Spectrum Noir markers and added tiny red rhinestones and sparkly star stickers. I traced her wings onto decorative vellum, cut them out and taped to the back of the image. Used the same vellum to decorate the inside sentiment.
Entered into: 
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up- Challenge #52: Twist…Fairies   
Cute Card Thursday- #579 Brads, Sequins or Gems                                       
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #435 Anything Goes                     

The new challenge at Simon Says Monday is named Tag It. I decided to make a simple summer tag using a tag that I bought in an office supply store [I love the waxed string that came with it… so bought a small packet of them.] Made a beachy background with a strip of scrapbook paper, then added a few paper scraps and a charm that I've had for several years. The sentiments are computer generated.
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday ChallengeTag It   
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greetings- Anything Goes

The last challenge at wecraftcards was to make a Diaper Fold treat holder and this VIDEO was provided to help in that task. I used a few of the images and a sentiment from a Beccy's Place digi set named "Time for Tea." Used Spectrum Noir markers and white gel pen, plus a few scraps of paper doily to finish up. Oh… and a teabag and packet of decaf coffee. Easy Peasy.
Entered into: 
Beccy’s Place Challenge- April                                                                               
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- April                                       
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #384-#385 Anything Goes                    
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                                    


  1. Your card holds great advice (she said as she reached for her second cup of the day lol)As always I loved all your creations....the origami butterfly is magical! Thank you for sharing with us again at Craftyhazelnut's PPC XXX

  2. Oooo what a fabby fairy Xmas card and thanks for joining us at April's Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

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

  4. That's an amazing butterfly and the colour is absolutely vibrant. Thankyou for coming and spinning butterfly wheel with me again. Hugs Mrs

  5. You've been busy again Kathy, great collection of cards! The butterfly is really beautiful and looks great as an embellishment. I'm amazed that it's made from origami.
    The Christmas fairy is super cute, love her wand and the little holly sprigs at the bottom of the card. The rhinestones are a lovely, sparkly touch.
    Your relaxation card is fabulous, love the water pattern in the background.
    The diaper card looks delicious! I'm a big fan of sending a little gift with handmade cards... it's always an extra special touch. Well done.

  6. Great cards, each and every one! I am really loving this Christmas Fairy card you have created. Great design as well!

    Check my blog for an explanation of my error in drawing the prize early...sorry about that.
    You are still in the running for a prize draw tomorrow.

    Thanks for taking part in the April Rudolph days challenge.

  7. Gorgeous cards Kathy! The butterfly is so pretty and striking.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  8. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at The 12 Months of Christmas Challenge Blog.

    Helen x

  9. Lots of lovely creations! I like the message on your tag, and especially the one inside about the flip flops, lol! Thanks for sharing your awesome make with us at SImon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, Maura


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