Wednesday, August 28, 2019

A Mixed Trio

I was invited to be a guest DT for the Thursday with a Twist Challenges at Outlawz during August. Fred She Said is the sponsor, and this is the final image that I’ll be sharing this month for the challenge. (Actually, the sponsor accidentally posted this card last week, but it was intended for this weeks challenge since the twist is "Stitching.") 
For this card, I paper-pieced a digi named “Scribbled Floral” that you can find HERE. I printed the image onto white cardstock, plus two patterned papers, then used sharp scissors to fussy-cut cut the colored blooms, leaves, and grass before adhering them atop the white copy. I added shading with a few grey Spectrum Noir markers and used a fine-line black Sharpie marker to add stitching (the week's twist) along the edges of the white background. Added a bit of texture with some dark green twine and a freebie “Hello” sentiment that you can find HERE. The final touch was to add a bit of fun by adding a cute little ladybug sticker from my stash. I think he is going to enjoy sliding down that leaf!  
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes                                
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #402-403 Anything Goes                   

I won a few Flora & Fauna dies a few months ago and was fun to create a Christmas card with them. I used the VW Van die, and the deer antlers from a second set of dies.  The Rudolph nose in the set was a little too small, so I used a circle punch to make a replacement from a scrap of red cardstock. The background scene was created with chalk, a home-made cloud template, a makeup sponge and a wood-mount Embossing Arts tree stamp. The die-cut reindeer VW Van went together quickly with a few touches of a silver marker and silver gel pen, and a scrap of white paper taped beneath each “headlight.” A few more scraps of paper, twine, and ribbon helped to create gifts. Oh… and you can’t see it on the pic, but I also added a strip of acetate for the windshield. When the van was fully decorated I attached it card front with foam tape to give it a bit of depth. The ”Oh Deer” sentiment on the front of the card is a freebie from SVGLove that you can find HERE. The inside of the card includes more Flora & Fauna dies, a VW Bug and Santa hat, plus another free sentiment. This one is from TLC Creations. (However, it doesn’t appear to be available on the site anymore. That said, there are dozens and dozens of other free sentiments and digis that you might like. Check it out HERE.) I'm entering this card into several challenges including Simon Says Monday ("S" is for "Snowy Scene"), Bugaboo Photo Challenge (my card has a cloudy sky, plus the colors of watermelon) and Di's Digi Stamps (ribbon and bow on the gifts.)                
Entered into:
Simon Says Monday Challenge“S” is for… 
Bugaboo Stamps- Photo Challenge          
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- Add a Tree        
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #452 Anything Goes                 
Di’s Digi Stamps Ribbon and/or Bows                                                  
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       

My final card this posting went together pretty quickly. It is for a challenge at Power Poppy that requires metal in the creation. I purchased a handful of these wonderful metal dragonfly charms about 12  years ago from Oriental Trading Company (Yes, you read that correctly. That place that sells all the cheap little toys that are given out at fairs and bazaars!) I purchased the fun “Wish” dome sticker from the same place at the same time. It’s yellowed a little since then, but I kinda like it that way. I cut several circles with paper scraps and nested dies, added a bit of sheer ribbon, a few sparkly mini-star stickers and a computer-generated sentiment and the card was done. Easy-peasy!
Entered into: 
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Make It With Metal
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- August                             
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #101


  1. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous I love them both. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Very pretty! I love how you paper pieced those beautiful flowers! Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you can join us again soon.

  3. Kathy your cards are wonderful, and you were busy as usual. Those VW van and bug are too cute. Great take on the photo. I hope that all is going well for you. Thanks for joining in the Catch the Bug Photo Inspiration Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

  4. Lovely cards. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x

  5. Love your Christmas cards.

    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Crafts All Year Round.

    Helen x

  6. Adorable!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  7. More fabulous cards and more beautiful paper piecing!! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
    Diane TSH DT {Nellies Nest}

  8. Beautifully paper pieced images! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  9. BEAUTIFUL! 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!


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