Friday, August 23, 2019

Friday Fun

The amazing butterfly on this card was pretty easy to make. It's from a book named "Easy Butterfly Origami" that is available for purchase HERE. I'd signed up for a weekly newsletter a while ago from Dover Publications and have appreciated that it regularly emails 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. This Monarch butterfly is one of those pages available this week.  Here is the LINK. [If it 's not available to you as a download, sign up for the sampler newsletter to start getting your own treasures.]
The pretty background is made with a free A2 sized digi from Stamplorations named Bloomdala Bliss. I colored it with Aquarelle watercolor pencils then used a die to cut a circle into the front. I used a slightly smaller die to cut a circle in the front of an A2 card and taped a scrap of yellow vellum over it. I then taped the colored digi atop the card front.  Lastly, I adhered the butterfly onto the vellum, which allows the bottom of the butterfly to be visible. The “Hello” sentiment is a freebie that you can find HERE. (I'd printed it on white cardstock and it clashed with the creams and tans, so I added a layer of yellow vellum so that it didn't overwhelm the card front.) The inside of the card is decorated with the circle cut from the colored digi and a “Let Your Faith” sentiment from a Beccy’s Place digi set named Seasonal Windows. Am entering this card into several challenges including the Butterfly Challenge: Colors (Key lime and Kobe, ie dark burgundy both in the floral pattern) and theme (Kraft brown paper and butterfly.) 
Entered into: 
Stamplorations-  Coloring linky party Challenge
Di’s Digi Stamps Circles                                                                        
Butterfly Challenge- #127 Letter K for Kenetic                

A short time ago one of my cards was chosen as a Top Three in a Polkadoodles challenge, providing me with one free digi. I loved this sweet image named “Fairy Grace” and she now lives at my house! I colored Grace with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen, matching the colors to the lovely pastels on the glossy background paper. I wanted to enter the card into an Outlawz challenge named “Kindness” so was excited to find a free sentiment from TLC Creations that is a perfect fit. You can find it HERE. I also added assorted rhinestones that will allow me to enter the card into a few other challenges that require bling. Isn’t this little angel adorable?
Entered into: 
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 34-Anything Goes                                  
Pink Gem Challenge- Week 16 Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Kindness                      
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #100
Double D’s Challenge- Pearls, Gems or Rhinestones                

The Outlawz Song and Rhymes Challenge is inspired by the song “Piano Man.”  I CASED a card that I found on Pinterest, cutting strips from a sheet of music notes background paper.  I centered a computer-generated “Just a Note” sentiment, then adhered the music strips, tearing and crinkling one strip to allow the sentiment to show through. Bits of tan grosgrain and burgundy satin ribbon add color and texture to the card. Am entering this into several challenges including Simon Says Monday: Clean and Simple (for me… this really is a CAS card as it has no coloring or fussy cutting!)
Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenges- Songs and Rhymes- Piano Man
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Clean & Simple                               
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #400-401 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- August                             


  1. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. What a sweet creation Kathy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Pearls, Gems or Rhinestones’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  3. What a cute card you've created. Thank you for sharing with us over at Polkadoodles Crafting this week. Goodluck!
    Hugs Suzi xx

  4. Fabulous cards, especially love your butterfly. Michelle x

  5. Oh I LOVE that butterfly card you created!! AMAZING creations on the other two cards. So cool!

  6. Oh Wow Kathy, you have certainly out done yourself with this amazing butterfly card. I absolutely love it. Thankyou for coming and spnning the butterfly wheel with this gorgeous creation. Hugs Mrs A.

  7. You do some beautiful stamping! I saw your fairy card at Double D. Love it so much! I can almost feel the texture of those wings. Pretty rhinestones! Thanks so much for sharing in our Double D challenge!

  8. Congratulations on being in the top 3! Such a beautiful digi! Love the coloring!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles.
    Ruthie ~ DT Polkadoodles

  9. All the cards are incredible. Thank you for showing us your patterned papers at Crafty Hazel Nut's Patterned Paper Monthly Challenge - Myrna DT

  10. Congrats!

    1. Thanks! SO exciting. I sent an email yesterday.


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