Monday, June 17, 2019

Butterflies Galore

Last week WeCraftCards Forum hosted its annual June Crop, this year it's named Musical Mania. Yesterday I was able to make cards to enter into the Crops four challenges, here are my final two. One of the Thursday challenges was named "Wicked" and the goal was to make a card that includes shades of green, with only a little black or white [the base and accents.]
For my card, I used a wonderful image from the "Keep Calm and Color- Tranquil Trees Coloring Book" that is available for purchase HERE. [I'd signed up for a weekly newsletter a while ago from Dover Publications and have appreciated that is 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. I accessed this freebie HERE. [If it is not available to you as a download, sign up for the sampler newsletter to start getting your own treasures.] I colored the butterflies with Spectrum Noir markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. The sentiment on the front of the card is from We Are 3 digital sentiment set named Dreams. [You can find it HERE for just $1.50.]  The inside sentiment is from a digital set from Imagine That named "Airplanes." You can find it HERE.
Am entering this into a few challenges including Outlaws Saturday Challenge Songs and Rhymes "Saturday In the Park" [there are lots of trees, and sometimes lots of butterflies in most parks.]
Entered into: 
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Thursday- Wicked, the Musical
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #390-#391 Anything Goes                    

The Sisterhood of Crafters- Three B's (birds, bees, butterflies - use any or all)       

Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Wings, Butterflies, Bugs            
Outlawz Challenges- Songs and Rhymes- Saturday in the Park

My final entry for the WeCraftCards Crop hosted its annual June Crop is for Friday's Challenge named "Lion King." The card needed to include an African Animal, and I used a wonderful image from Di's Digital Images named Animal Tower that features TWO of them. You can find the digi HERE. I colored the digi with Spectrum Noir markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. The sentiment on the inside of the card is from We Are 3 digital sentiment set named Harvest. [You can find it HERE for just $1.50.] The sentiment on the front of the card is a freebie from Desert Diva. You can find it HERE.
Entered into: 
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Saturday- The Lion King
Di’s Digi Stamps Include a Sun                                                                              
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- #27                                                                    
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- June                                       
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 23-Anything Goes                                          

I made my final card for this post for the current Butterfly Challenge named Letter G for Gate Fold. I upcycled an old wedding card [and by old, I mean from the 1970s. I worked at a card shop during high school and started collecting cards way back then. Most cost 25- 35 cents so I built up a nice collection. I found a box of these gems recently in a box when cleaning a closet… and just had to use a few of them. This is the first one that I upcycled.]
I added a few butterflies in "Granny Smith Green" [from the Butterfly tree that I used on the other card in this post] to meet one of the color requirements for the Butterfly Challenge. I also met the theme requirement by adding butterflies AND I made a gate fold card. The sentiments on the front and inside of the card are from a We Are 3 digital sentiment set named Dreams. [You can find it HERE for just $1.50.]   


Entered into:
Butterfly Challenge- #123 Letter G for Gate Fold                 
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge – Ballerina Photo
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Wedding/Anniversary                       
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                                    


  1. Hi Kathy your cards are stunning. I love them all. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. What a beauty. I have a few cards kept from that era too. I love how it works so well for the gatefold. Thank you for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. What fabulous card but do love the wedding gatefold card.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon say Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  4. Love the color scheme on your beautiful butterfly card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  5. Beautiful card, the little scene you have created with the animals is adorable. Thank you for joining us for our Week 24 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Polkadoodles.

    Why not join our other other challenges at Digi Choosday and A Gem of a Challenge.

    Hugs Lisa xxx

  6. A cute and fun little card, love the adorable animals. Thank you for sharing you beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles and hope you will join us again.
    Take care,
    Ann-Marie (DT)

  7. Fabulous animal card - love the background you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x


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