Sunday, August 4, 2019

Beautiful, Cute and Fun

The challenge at wecraftcards Forum this week is called “1-2-3 Choice” and is dedicated to one of the member's sisters who passed away 3 years ago this month. Georgette loved butterflies and purple… so we were asked to create cards that included purple, butterflies or both. I chose to use both in my card. Plus, I wanted to enter my card into the current Butterfly challenge, so I created a Joy Fold card. The beautiful purple butterfly was created with a free digi that I found HERE I colored the wings with a few scraps of a purple plastic document folder (you can find details about this wonderful office supply staple in my last blog post.) This time I layered the purple plastic scraps, that I had cut to size, to darken the purple color tone. I fussycut two of the little flowers from heavy patterned paper, adhered them to a small circle of green patterned paper and added a yellow brad. I cut a slightly larger circle of the purple plastic document folder, taped it to the flowered circle, and then added a foam dot to make the card clasp.  The "smile" sentiment on the front is a sticker from my scrapbook stash, and the inside sentiment is free from Birdscards (you can find it HERE.) The small purple butterfly on the inside is also a freebie that I found HERE.
Entered into: 
Butterfly Challenge- #13Letter J for Joy Fold                  
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Bright and Beautiful
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes             
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- August                             

I’ve been making lots of winter cards lately, and decided to make one more before I put my snowflake papers and dies away. This time the card features an adorable digi from Di’s Digi Stamps named “Candycane Penguin.” Since I wanted to make a card that could be used anything during the winter… not just at Christmas, I fussy cut the image, turning the candy cane into a pole to hold a sentiment banner, then colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. The sentiment on the front is from a Whimsy digi set named "Vintage Sentiments."  [You can find it HERE.] The sentiment on the inside is from a favorite set from Beccy’s Place named “Seasonal Windows” and snowflake dies are from Lawn Fawn.
Entered into: 
Di’s Digi Stamps Things with Wings or Tail                                          
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #593– Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #398-#399 Anything Goes                    
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- #29                                                      

My final card for this posting is a fun one with an image from The Paper Shelter named “How You Doin.” I colored the images with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. After making a Gate Fold card, I trimmed the colored images apart, adhering one on each side with a little overlap. The sentiments are computer-generated.  
Entered into: 
The Paper Shelter- #393 Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes                                
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 31-Anything Goes                                   
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Sheepski Designs- #29 Animal Madness                               


  1. Gorgeous set of cards, love the hedgehog, such fun. Emmax

  2. wow! Gorgeous cards and such unique folds, too. I love the purple butterfly with olive green contrast; but each of your critter cards are BEAUTIFUL! So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Hope to see more of your creations in the future.
    Crafty Smiles,
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  3. Loved the purple butterfly card! Cute Penquin card...reminds me that I need to get started on making some more Christmas cards! I like the fold on your third card!

  4. I love the use of all the freebies and a like the way you have tilted the image on the front fold of the card. Great idea. Thankyou fir coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me again. Hugs Mrs A.

  5. What a great range of cards. I love how you decorate the inside.
    Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles.
    Narelle DT

  6. Fab cards! Thanks for joining us for Week #31 at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge!

  7. These are all so fabulous!! Love your adorable penguin!! The blues are perfect and the inside is awesome! Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Designs.

  8. All your cards are gorgeous, love the hedgehog! Thanks for joining in Catch the Bug's anything goes challenge, good luck! Dawn Bugaboo DT


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