Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Reasons to Celebrate

It's Wednesday! So time for another challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog where challenges are always Anything Goes and prizes are awarded from one or more sponsors.  Stop by the blog to check it out! The sponsor this week is Patty's Creations and I used the yummy image named "Tropical Drink with Umbrellas." You can find it HERE.  I printed the image on kraft brown paper and colored it with Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils. The celebrate sentiment banner on the front of the card is a scrapbook sticker and the inside sentiment is from a Whimsy digi set named "Vintage Sentiments." You can find it HERE [for just $3.]  
Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                                    
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 23-Anything Goes                                          

This card is my final entry into the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge. Once again, I used a wonderful set of sentiments that has become a favorite for wedding cards. The We Are 3 digital sentiment set is named Dreams and you can find it HERE for just $1.50. I love the vintage look of tan parchment and it worked perfectly on this card.  The background is made from wedding scrapbook paper that I found at our local Goodwill. That is also where a found a pack of four wooden "Forever and Always" medallions. Layered atop a stretch of tan paper tape with punched edges, a few strips of ribbon and a little pink bow, the medallion makes a nice accent.    
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Wedding/Anniversary                       
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- June                                       
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #390-#391 Anything Goes                    

My final creation for this posting includes a sweet snowman face digi from artist Laurie Furnell. The original freebie, which I found HERE was intended to be a candy bar wrapper. However, I decided to make the gift a little larger for a chocolate lovin' friend. She has been complaining that the weather is already too hot so I wrapped the cute image around four Hershey's candy bars, taping it like a small package. Am figuring that she'll appreciate the reminder that winter is only a few months away [ha] and might even share the chocolate with me. The little hat and scarf were cut from fabric scraps. One note- I positioned the image onto the paper, allowing room all around to be able to wrap and tape the paper down. Also, Laurie Furnell has lots of great candy bar wrappers for all occasions. I really like the snowman Rolo wraps, too. And the templates on her site are very reasonably priced. You can find more HERE.
Entered into: 

Cute Card Thursday- #586 CAS

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #442 Anything Goes                     
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Anything But A Card  )     


  1. This is an adorable snowman. i wound love to get this present. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking

  2. Hi Kathy all your makes are stunning I love them all. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Such a gorgeous card, love the umbrellas. Thank you for playing along at Polkadoodles Crafting https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/, good luck.
    Gina xx

  4. What a fun idea. Both kids and adults would love receiving this gift. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Card Weekly Challenge - Myrna DT

  5. Oh the sweet snowman image is perfect! Thanks for joining in our June Challenge over at a2z.

  6. Such great cards.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  7. A gorgeous card and beautifully coloured. Love the colourful umbrellas too. Thank you for sharing you beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles and hope you will join us again.
    Take care,
    Ann-Marie (DT)

  8. Ahh super fun & super cute! The best treat! Thanks for joining in over at A2z Scrapbooking.


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