Saturday, May 4, 2019


The current Outlaws Sunday Challenge Songs and Rhymes is "Cinderella." I immediately knew that I'd use this adorable image from The Paper Shelter to make a card. I used sentiment scrapbook paper from my stash for the background of the card front [Once Upon A Time] and inside [Happily Ever After.] Colored the little beauty with Spectrum Noir and white gel pen, adding a sparkly silver gel pen and rhinestone heart stickers to her crown and glass slipper. The sentiments are computer generated. [Since you might not be able to read the inside sentiment, I'll post it here- Have a wonderful “Happy Ever After!” (Oh, that’s just fairy-tale wishful thinking! Since we live in the real world, we pray that you have many years of wedded bliss, only occasional bouts of wedded stress, and rare moments of "whatever was I thinking?!") PS I noticed that my printer smudged the sentiment a few places. Since I wanted to get the card finished in time to enter it into the Outlawz challenge, I tried to "fix it" with the silver gel pen. Not sure if it works so will clean the printed heads and try running another one later and swap it out. [Smudged printing is one of the few problems that can happen with digital prints. However, I often smudged sentiments when stamping them, too, especially when they had lots of words like this one has. So… it’s a tradeoff.]
Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenges- Cinderella      
The Paper Shelter- #381 Love Is In The Air
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                                    
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes                                  

I remembered fussy-cutting some Tinkerbell silhouettes a while ago and dug one out to create another card to enter into the current Do-Al[l] Creative named "Mythical Creature/Fairies." I cut a circle from a scrap from a plastic document folder. I really like this one which is from an old 3M hanging pocket that I used when I had a cubicle instead of an office. Am glad that my packrat tendencies made me save it these last few years.  The inside sentiment is a freebie from TLC Creations. You can find it HERE.              
Entered into:  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #384-#385 Anything Goes                    
Cute Card Thursday- #580 Anything Goes                                                        
Do-Al[l] Creative- Mythical Creatures / Fairies                                               

My final card for this post is also my final entry into the current Simon Says Monday Challenge named "Tag It." I've had this rocking chair sticker in my stash for some time. I "dressed it up" a bit with a few Tombow markers and white gel pen then fussy-cut the chair and attached it to a scrap of background paper. The tag on the front of the card is from my scrapbook stash, and the fun inside sentiment is computer generated. [When coming up with a title for this blog posting, "Make-Believe" was an immediate fit for the first two cards. Then, I realize that for some of us, we'd like to consider the many changes that come with aging a "make-believe," too. Personally, it does feel like a long ago "Once Upon A Time" that I had no daily aches and pains and never had to wonder just why I walked into a room!
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday ChallengeTag It   
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Happy Birthday                                    
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- May 


  1. Beautiful use of one of our TPS images, love your design. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  2. Gorgeous card, love color palette and design!Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  3. Beautiful Card. I like the tinkerbell die cut!
    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.
    Please keep in mind that you have to be a follower in order to win the prize. When you already following us everything is fine.

    Crafty greetings

    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives{#29 – Fairies / mythical creatures}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge{#29 – little wonders}
    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges{#59 – New Born}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  4. Amazing work…

    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

  5. I wish I knew how to color hair like you do, your coloring is fantastic! Sweet card, well done! Thanks for joining our challenge at Catch the Bug and good luck in the draw.

    1. Pia, you are so sweet. And your comment made me think about hair coloring a bit. I'm learning quite a bit by trial and error, picking up techniques along the way. Mostly it takes practice. And... I can't tell you how many times I've mess up on the hair or skin and needed to trash the card. That is why I always do those two areas first. I've also found a few blogs that provided help, especially when I switched over to alcohol markers. [I've had a few other people ask questions about how I color hair and am thinking I'll provide info on this in a future blog. If you email your contact info to me I'll be sure to let you know when I do that. Here is my email asperkathy[at]charter[dot]net [You probably know this but the addy is written out so that spammer autobots can't snare it. Change the symbols that are within the parenthesis and it will work perfectly.] Thanks again. I also thought this card turned out well. Yay... no trash tossing on the day I made it.

  6. Such a darling card
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nuts Pattern Paper Challenge
    Julie T

  7. Beautiful card!! Love the hair coloring. Thanks for joining our challenge at
    Do-Al(l) Kreatives I hope you’ll join us next time again.
    (DT member)

  8. What a lovely project.
    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge


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