Friday, August 9, 2019

End of Week Creativity

My DT card for this week's QKR Stampede Challenge, features a Eureka digi named Butterfly Pattern (ES-digi29401 Butterfly Pattern). I colored the butterfly wings with Spectrum Noir markers before them out. I cut the butterfly body from black felt that I upcycled from a pen holder. I love the fuzzy texture that it adds to the butterfly.  The base is fold called an “Impossible Card.” It is actually very easy to make. You can find instructions HERE. I added some funky floral paper and a die cut thank you  (that I upcycled from a card so don't know who makes it) to complete the card. The final touch was to add a bit of bling by adding a handful of pretty red gems across the wing tips. So pretty!
Am entering this into several challenges including the current Butterfly Challenge: Color (Juicy Orange- looks red in the photo but it is a red-orange in real life) and Theme (Jewels and Butterfly.)
Entered into: 
Butterfly Challenge- #13 Letter J for Joy Fold                  
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Add a Die Cut                                       
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #398-#399 Anything Goes                   
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- August                             

This week's sponsor at the Colour Crazy Challenge is A Day For Daisies and I made my DT card with a sweet image named "Hello Baby Giraffe."  The little cutie was colored with  Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. The sentiment is computer generated.  (Sadly, the image is no longer available as A Day For Daisies shop closed its doors on July 31st. The artist/owner, Tammy’s, sweet and often whimsical images will be missed.)
Entered into: 
Double D’s Challenge- It's A JungleOut There                   
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Birthday                           
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- #29                                                      

My final card for this post is a simple Christmas Card that I created from odds and ends. I upcycled the patterned paper from an old card, the tag and inside greeting sticker is from a card kit, and the red gem and ribbon are from my stash. Back when I co-owned a rubber stamp store in 2001, one of our most popular card-making classes was called “Cards to make in 10 minutes or less.” These days I often spend 30-60+ minutes on my cards, so it was fun to see one go together so quickly. Am entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz Twisted Thursday (Twist= Geometric Pattern- Diamonds), 12 Months of Christmas (a wee bit of bling with the little red gem and sheen of gold on the tag.)
Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #449 Anything Goes                 
The 12 Months of Christmas- Challenge #56 Twist-Sparkle, Glitter and Bling


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

  2. I just love this giraffe! So, so cute! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘It’s A Jungle Out There!’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  3. Love how you have used the old pen holder to create the butterfly body. Who would have known! Thsnkyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Great cards. Thank you for joining in the challenge at 12 Months Of Christmas with optional twist of Sparkle, Glitter and Bling.

  5. Very fun sentiment on the birthday card, and great job coloring that cute image. Thanks for playing along our August Challenge at a2z.

  6. Lovely cards, Kathy! Thanks for joining us at The Outlawz Monday Challenges with this lovely Impossible Card. They are so much fun to create.

  7. Wow! You have been busy! Your butterfly card is perfect, the felt body makes it look so real! I love the giraffe card too, such a beautiful animal! Your Christmas card is lovely too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenges!

  8. That giraffe on your card is so cute! Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.

  9. Wonderful cards and your submission to A2Z is super fun and I love it. I, too, will miss A Day for Daisies. So many wonderful images. So glad you joined us at The A2Z Scrapbooking challenge.

  10. Fabulous giraffe, Kathy - a great design.

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

    Helen x


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